Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Video: Architecture in Helsinki

Después de la decepción que supuso "Places Like This", un disco que estába muy lejos del nivel de sus excelentes trabajos anteriores, los australianos vuelven con un fantastico single, anticipo de lo que será su nuevo album en el próximo año.

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After the dissapointment of "Places Like This", a step back from their excellent two prevous records, the aussies return with an excellent single, an advance of their fourth record, to be released next year.




Thursday, November 27, 2008

Now Now Every Children

Desde Minneapolis nos llega esta joven banda que conocimos, una vez más, a través del excelente blog Lito Music. Después de varios Ep's acogidos con gran entusiasmo por la crítica, Afternoon Records publica estos días Cars, su primer largo. La combinación de guitarra, bateria y voz, femenina, prescindiendo del bajo, recuerda a bandas como Spinanes, aunque la inclusión de teclados en muchas de sus canciones consigue darles un toque muy personal.

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From Minneapolis comes this young band we came across through Lito Music excellent blog. After a bunch of critically aclaimed ep's, Afternoon Records is publishing this days Cars, their debut long player. The combination of guitar, female voice and drums without bass, remind us of bands like Spinanes, although the inclussion of keywords in most of their songs give them a personal and engaging touch.

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No One But Two.mp3
Friends With My Sister.mp3

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It Hugs Back

Cuarteto de Kent, It Hugs Back son una de las formaciones a tener en cuenta para el próximo año. Después de varios singles auto editados, su estilo, muy en la línea de bandas del catálogo del sello 4ad de los noventa, ha llamado la atención de los ejecutivos del dicho sello, el cual editará su album de debut a comienzos del 2009

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Four guys form Kent, It Hugs Back are one of the bands to take in account for the next year. After several self-edited singles, their style, reminiscent of some of 90's 4ad bands, has catch the attention of that label executives, who had included them on their catalog and will publish their debut album early next year.




Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Video: Florence And The Machine

Es una de las voces más potentes surgidas en los últimos años y está llamada a convertirse en una de las sensaciones del próximo año, cuando se publicará su debut para Island Records. Mientras tanto, esta Londinense sigue causando sensación con sus singles, y después de "Kiss With A Fist" llega "Dog Days Are Over" otra certeray contundente mezcla de indie-pop, folk y rock.

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Is one of the most powerful voices to appear in the last years and likely to be one of 2009 sensations with her much anticipated debut album for Island Records. In the meantime this Londoner continues generating buzz with more excellent singles, and after "Kiss With A Fist" comes " Dog Days Are Over", another impressive mix of indie-pop, folk and rock.




Thursday, November 20, 2008

Magnetic Morning

Adam Franklin, el que fuera líder y vocalista de Swervedriver y Sam Fogarino bateria de Interpol juntan fuerzas y técnica en Magnetic Morning, un proyecto en el que cobran protagonismo los pasajes hipnóticos y las atmosferas intensas. "A.M"es su debut en largo, editado hace unas semanas en formato digital y con una edición "fisica" prevista para comienzos del próximo año.

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Adam Franklin, ex leader and singer of Swervedriver and Sam Fogarino, Interpol's drummer join forces in Magnetic Morning, a project where they create intense, hypnotic and beautiful atmospheric songs. "A.M" is their debut long player, published digitally some weeks ago and with a physical edition scheduled for early 2009.

Motorway.mp3

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gramercy Arms

Supergrupo que cuenta entre sus filas con miembros de bandas como Luna, Damnbuilders, Joan As Police Woman y Guided by Voices. En su primera grabación colaboran además LLoyd Colle, Matthew Caws( Nada Surf ), mienbros de los Pernice Brothes y la actriz Sarah Silverman. Un trabajo en el que nos ofrecen diez breves pero inspiradas canciones a medio camino entre el power pop soleado el y rock de raices americano.

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Supegruop formed by members of Luna, Damnbuilders, Joan As Police Woman and Guided By Voices. On their first record they have also had the collaboration of LLoyd Cole, Matthew Caws( Nada Surf ), members of The Pernice Brothers and the actress Sarah Silverman. A record featuring ten short but inspired songs standing somewhere between power-pop and melodic americana.

Looking At The Sun.mp3

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Video: Army Navy

Army Navy, de los que ya hablamos aquí, son una de nuestras nuevas bandas favoritas y su disco de debut está sin duda entre los mejores del año. Su nuevo single, "My Thin Sides", ya tiene video, el cual cuenta con la participación de Paul Scheer, conocido actor americano protagonista de Human Giant, show cómico que se emite en la Mtv, y la dirección de Jeremy Konner, joven talento emergente con amplia experiencia en el mundo del cine y la televisión.

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Army Navy, already featured here, are one of our new favourite bands, and their debut record is without a doubt one of this year's best. Their new single, "My Thin Sides" has a video yet, featuring Peter Scheer, known for his work in Mtv's Human Giant, and directed by Jeremy Konner, and emergent young talent with a strong experiencie in films and TV.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Release Of the Week: Longwave

Formados en los primeros años de la presente decada, los newyorkinos Longwave fueron una de las bandas que mejor asimiló las influencias del shoegaze y el post-punk de años anteriores, dotando a sus composiciones, además, de un importante componente melodico y estimables dosis de épica, algo que alcanzó su máxima expresión en su excelente " The Strangest's Things". Seis años han pasado desde la publicación de aquel disco y tres desde que publicaran " There is a Fire", trabajo no excesivamente bien acogido ni por la crítica ni por el público. "Secrets Are Sinister", es un regreso sorprendente por inesperado y por mostrarles quizás en su mejor momento creativo, con melodías realmente maravillosas envueltas en un poderoso sonido de guitarras.

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Formed in the begining of the decade, New York's Longwave where one of the bands that better assimilated shoegaze and post-punk influences from previous years , giving their songs and extra melodic component and some eipc doses, something that reached the highest marks with their second albun, the excellent " The Strangest's Things". Six years have past from that release and three since " There Is a Fire" a record that didn't get half the praise of it's predecessor and ended his contract with RCA. "Secrets Are Sinister" is a surprising return, both for being unexpected and for finding the band pherhaps on his most creative moment, with really marvellous songs and epic guitar sounds, making for one of the strongest realeases of the year.

Sirens In The Deep Sea.mp3

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Mojomatics

Country, bluegrass, folk, blues y rock forman el coctel de influencias de este duo Veneciano. Coctel que convierten en potentes canciones como las que aparecen en su segundo y recién editado trabajo.

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Country, bluegrass, folk, blues and rock are all part of the coktail of influences in the music of this Venecian duo. A coktail they transform into powerfull rock and garage infused songs, like the ones appearing on their recently published second record.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Video: Tim Ten Yen

Tim Ten Yen es "The Sensational Salaryman", un elegante gentleman inglés que se presente en los escenarios con tan solo un teclado, una maquina de humo y su gato. En un momento de su show, deja el teclado en modo "autopilot" y se dedica a bailar como un poseso ante la perpleja audiencia. Acaba de editar su primer album, el cual contiene un buen puñado de excelentes canciones pop.

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Tim Ten Yen is " The Sensation Salaryman" and elegant englisg gentlemen that appears on stage with just a keyword, a smoke machine and his cat. In a given moment, he leaves the keyword on autopilot and starts dancing widly, perplexing the crowd that follows him. Ha has just published his first album, a bunch of elegant and catchy pop songs.





Thursday, November 6, 2008

Release Of The Week: Little Joy

Proyecto que forman Fabrizio Moretti, bateria de los Strokes, Rodrigo Amarante, cantante y compositor de Los Hermanos y colaborador de Devendra Banhart, junto a Binki Shapiro, y que surge de forma fortuita con el unico animo de escribir canciones agradables, sin pretensiones. Algo que consiguen en una inspirada colección de canciones en las que combinan el folk y pop con dejes latinos y ritmos tropicales. El disco se puede escuchar al completo en su Myspace

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Formed by Fabrizio Moretti, (Strokes Drummer), Rodrigo Amarante,( singer and songriter from Los Hermanos and eventual Devendra Banhart collaborator), and Binki Shapiro, (a Los Angeles musician), Little Joy is more a product of improvisation, rather than a very planned collaboration, and the aim of the group is to write simple, unpretentious songs, that can provide with a soothing and relaxing listening experience, something they acomplish pretty good with an inspired collection of tunes in which they combine folk and pop with some tropical and latin touches. The record can be listened in full at their Myspace

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Lars Iversen y Mette Lindberg , duo danés que responde al nombre de The Asteroids Galaxy Tour preparan su asalto a las pistas con temas como "The Sun Ain't Shinning No More", el cual ya ha sido objeto de numerosas remezclas, y "Around The Bend", que es el elegido para poner sonido a la nueva campaña del ipod touch. Soul, funk y pop mezclados en las dosis justas y ejecutados con mucha clase para un debut que verá la luz a principios del año próximo

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Lars Iversen and Mette Lindberg, the Danish duo behind The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, prepare their assault to the dancefloor with songs like "The Sun Ain't Shinning No More", which has already being remixed by several "masters", and "Around The Bend," which is the song chosen for the new ipod touch commercial. Soul, funk and pop mixed in the right ammounts and executed with plenty of class for a debut that will see the light early next year.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The April Skies

The April Skies son una joven banda noruega que hemos conocido gracias al excelente blog Lito Music. Han editado tan solo un par de singles para el sello Cloudberry Records, pero tienen varias canciones que han ido grabando desde sus inicios en el año 2005. Empapados de referencias clásicas, entre las que destacan grupos como los Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain( a quienes deben el nombre) o los Beatles, son capaces de facturar autenticas joyas de indie-pop luminoso y atemporal.

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The April Skies are a young Norweigan band I have discovered thank's to the excellent blog Lito Music. They have only published a pair of singles for Cloudberry Records, both of them sold out, but they have several songs that they have been recording since their beginings in 2005. With classic bands like The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain( they took their name from one of their songs)and the Beatles cited as their main influences, is no surprise that their music is full of jangly, summery indie-pop gems.

Three Minute Singles.mp3
Rise and Rise Again.mp3

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