The Ditmas Park Crew and Guilt By Association v.2

Ditmas Park Crew
Photo: Alyson Aliano

New York Magazine ran a little feature the other day on the “Ditmas Park Crew” (or people making music in a part of Brooklyn other than Williamsburg) who are, among other things, a tight knit group of musicians that live in Ditmas Park plus classically trained pop singer/composer/pianist Gabriel Kahane (who actually lives in Park Slope). Here’s how NY Mag describes the “crew”:

There’s Rob Moose, a jack-of-all-strings on speed dial for Antony and the Johnsons, Beth Orton, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, among countless others; Shara Worden, who’s putting her opera degree to use as the singer of My Brightest Diamond; and winds player Hideaki Aomori and his Juilliard mate, trumpeter C.J. Camerieri, who play with Moose on Kahane’s album. The silent partner of the crew, Sufjan Stevens (Moose introduced him to Kahane), has played with each of the above at one point or another. []

DOWNLOAD: Gabriel Kahane – “North Adams” (mp3)

Guilt By Association Vol. 2
What does Guilt By Association have to do with all this? Well Guilt By Association Vol. 2 is a new compilation of cover songs (and the follow up to Guilt By Association) from a number of independent artists, many of whom are from New York (My Brightest Diamond, Takka Takka, The Bloodsugars, The Forms, Lowry, Robbers on High Street, Max Vernon) and some of whom count themselves as members of the DP crew, including Shara Worden and Rob Moose.

Upcoming Gabriel Kahane and My Brightest Diamond tour dates and the full GBA Vol.2 tracklist after the jump.

Gabriel Kahane 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 20 2008 (le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Nov 21 2008 Bard College (duo w/ Rob Moose) Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Nov 22 2008 The Lily Pad Cambridge, MA
Dec 15 2008 Rockwood Music Hall – duo w/ Rob Moose & special guest New York, NY

My Brightest Diamond 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 19 2008 Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Nov 20 2008 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 21 2008 WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Nov 22 2008 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 24 2008 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, California
Nov 25 2008 Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 26 2008 Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
Nov 29 2008 Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Nov 30 2008 The Cooperage Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 03 2008 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Dec 04 2008 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 05 2008 The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 06 2008 Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee
Dec 07 2008 The Earl Altanta, Georgia
Dec 09 2008 Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Dec 10 2008 Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec 11 2008 Rock n Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Dec 12 2008 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 13 2008 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, New York

Guilt By Association Vol. 2 Tracklist
01. My Brightest Diamond – Tainted Love
02. The Bloodsugars – Self-Control
03. Robbers on High Street – Cool It Now
04. Frightened Rabbit – Set you Free
05. Matt Pond PA – I’m Not Okay
06. Takka Takka – In the Air Tonight
07. Kaki King – I Think She Knows
08. Francis And The Lights – Can’t Tell Me Nothing
09. Lowry – Africa
10. The Forms – We Didn’t Start The Fire Final Mix
11. Rafter – If You Leave
12. Cassettes Won’t Listen – Need You Tonight
13. Jukebox the Ghost – It’s A Beautiful Life
14. Max Vernon – I Kissed a Girl