I always wonder what artists are doing in their down time. I understand down time doesn't really exist for them but I wonder what they do when they aren't scheduled to tour or its been several months since they have realeased an album. Pondering over this I got to wondering what the Stone bro/sis duo were up to...
Angus: I'm always very surprised when I hear words coming out of Mr.Stone's mouth. He gives me the impression of a man who has taken a lifelong vow of silence so I get thrown off when I hear him chatting in interviews. He's currently promoting his album Broken Brights, and he finished touring in Europe a few months ago. In less scheduled moments Angus likes to do impromptu photo-shoots (looking very rugged like) and musical collarborations with people like Kelly Slater. That's right my friends Kelly Slater. If you needed to feel more insignificant about your life, especially when comparing to people who surf for a living or produce films out in the beautiful ocean, here's Kelly Slater and Angus Stone making a song together. Its on the soundtrack for the movie Here and Now which was out June.18th. The trailer for this movie, which was shot all in one day, is sitting below the video of Kelly and Mr.Stone making a song together. Enjoy
So what's Julia Stone doing these days? Click Read More to find out
By The Horns is the name of Julia's recently released solo album. She toured around Australia the beginning of this year and now has a new single called Justine (video featured below). Julia writes “I keep finding in my lyrics that I always come back to the idea of kindness. It’s been a really intense year of change – and this album represents that.” Ms.Stone naturally taps in the raw emotions of kindness, freedom and love, and these feelings become personified in her songs and videos. In Julia's down time I imagine her to be making beautiful videos of small people loving big and big people loving small. This woman is just too darn fluid with all her glorious instagrams and words full of wisdom
Here's how she summed up her June stay in LA:
It’s been good.
Home is nice. Wherever it is.
A bed. A garden. An orange tree.
Canyon walks… Booths. I love the booths here.
Diners. Dinners in diners. 24 hours. Pancakes at four in the morning.
Beats in bars in the middle of desert towns. Beats by bands of young men
with boots, hats and banjos.
…and the city is full of surprises
Every day something happens that makes my neck hurt from turning quickly…
I have to stop staring. I guess it’s rude.
Can you believe that one of the biggest cities in the world still has mountain lions roaming the hills…
the cars can sound like the ocean at times.
The sirens only sound like sirens
Some pictures of some of it.
LA and Joshua Tree.
I wonder which sibling the Stone mom loves more? We all know our parents love one of us more than the others. Go to http://angusstone.com or http://juliastonemusic.com to find music, stories and beautiful pictures of the Stone siblings. Just to reassure anyone who is wondering if the Stones split up in a tantrum full of disconnected musical pursuits, they did not. They believed doing solo albums was the healthy thing to do and it didn't come with any TMZ drama unfortunately. One might say they are much classier than that
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