[vid] Destroyer, "A Savage Night at the Opera"
Gran Turismo + Destroyer = <3
new Yuni in Taxco, "Altered Boy"
Yuni in Taxco has a new track out. “Altered Boy” is a digital bonus track from the second volume of the benefit compilation “Live from Nowhere Near You”, which you can buy here and features a shitload of artists - Bright Eyes collaborating with Britt Daniel from Spoon, The Ettes, Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, basically everyone from Pearl Jam, Wilco, Ryan Adams… And,...
[vid] Wye Oak, "Holy Holy" (Silver Series session)
Brand new video from the Silver Series, a SXSW collab between Invisible Children, Friends With Both Arms, La Blogotheque et al. 25 bands were filmed performing in a park during the last SXSW week. FWBA will be posting more videos from these sessions soon, and we’ll re-post our favorites. This one’s from sweet folkies Wye Oak, swayin’ on a swingset as they played the song Holy...
[full download] marasmo, selftitled EP
X There must be something in the water: in the last couple of months, the Lisbon area seems to be spawning the best post-post-post-post-rock.. oh well, let’s just call it “instrumental rock” acts in the whole continent. After uppercasers SAUR released their debut EP earlier in the year, lowercaser marasmo follows up with yet another brilliant instrumental extended play. Unlike...
[vid] Little Tybee, "Hearing Blue"
New video from Georgia’s Little Tybee, this time with a reworked, full of opulent instrumentation version of their track “Hearing Blue”. Humorous to Bees, the debut album, is now available on the amazing Paper Garden Records (Alcoholic Faith Mission, David Thomas Broughton, Emanuel and the Fear). Stream three more songs from the record below.
[full download] STS, "The Illustrious"
Some great hip-hop from Atlanta that we’ve covered earlier. Debut album freely downloadable through STSIsGOLD.com!
[vid] Ganglians, "That's What I Want"
Bolachas’ favorites Ganglians have finally put out their sophomore effort Still Living, which you can stream on its entirety on Spinner’s website. You can also watch them perform a stripped-down version of a song from the new record, “That’s What I Want”, for the Terroreyes sessions. Ganglians “That’s What I Want” from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.
[mp3] Dreamers of the Ghetto, "Tether"
Dreamers of the Ghetto are the latest signees to one of my favorite labels ever: Temporary Residence Limited, home of - hard to pick a couple of bands from such an extensive, quantity and quality-wise roster - bands like Mono, Explosions in the Sky or The Black Heart Procession. The family rock band from Bloomington, Indiana (three of the four members of the band are related) will release their...
[full download] The Rutabega, "Cursed" (2011)
“Cursed” is the latest release by The Rutabega - the moniker of South Bend, Indiana’s Joshua Wayne Hensley - a mini-album composed of songs previously available on a now sold-out CDR release back in 2005, written through some tough, dark times. Listen and download (name your price) below.
[mp3] The Morning Clouds - The Wrong Things
Seriously, can’t Lefse Records do no wrong? Every email I receive from them contains a gold nugget. This time, the valuable mineral embedded in HTML is called “The Wrong Things”, the first song to be extracted from The Morning Clouds’ debut EP, Wasted Youth Blues, out October 11th. Expect ethereal guitar lines and vocals appearing to be washed away by a sea of great, great...
Nerdcore is Rising: MC Frontalot
If you’ve always been into hip-hop, you may be surprised to learn there’s an entire subgenre you’re probably not aware of. Nerdcore is largely self-descriptive; hip-hop, but made by nerds, for nerds. Lyrics about hacking and final bosses, and beats that range from traditional to 8-bit-inspired. One of the leaders of this gang of merry nerds is MC Frontalot, arguably the most...
and.. we're back!
Back from some deserved vacations, half of them spent on the magnificent Paredes de Coura festival (small review coming one of these days). Spent the rest of the time listening to some awesome music: new albums (get them ALL) by Fruit Bats, You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown, The War on Drugs and Ganglians have been on repeat, along with the two forthcoming Cakes and Tapes releases: Lizard...
[vid] Marissa Nadler, "Alabaster Queen"
New video from the American singer-songwriter (who released a selftitled record earlier this year). Directed by the Portuguese visual artist Joana Linda, who also appears in the video.
[mp3] Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt, "The Town...
Nice, catchy tune from the weirdly named lo-fi folk-rock act Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt. It’s “about a crazy woman”, or so they say. Listen to two more songs on their bandcamp, and buy the album on amazon/iTunes.
[vid] Girls, "Vomit"
VVAA - A Compilation for Japan
Salad Fork has just put out a benefit compilation for Japan, composed of unreleased tracks from various artists. The tracks can be freely downloadable from their website, and you can buy one of the 36 hand-made packages for just $10, money that will be donated to Architecture for Humanity. Contribute to a good cause and get some new tunes (by the likes of Surf Club, Branches, Robert Foster or The...
Milhões de Festa 2011: Day Three, the review.
Kim Ki O and Mkrni were meant to play in the previous day but had to postpone their gigs, so they opened the day at the pool stage. When we arrived there, Mkrni was already playing, followed by Narwhal and Nazka. All of them provided nice background music to a game of cards that I invariably lost almost all the times, but the prize goes to the drony/psychedelic outfit Narwhal. I almost got up to...
Cliff Dweller, "Ghosts of the Dust Bowl" (2011)
I intended to post about this in a long time now, but work has since piled up and I forgot about it. “Ghosts of the Dust Bowl” is the latest recording from Cliff Dweller, a multi-media collective from LA. I found this album while browsing the “folk” tag on Bandcamp - something that I should probably do more often - and it sounds like a homage to the Old West, the lonesome...
Milhões de Festa 2011: Day Two, the review
On the second day, we chose to skip the crowded pool: there was a giant entry line, which means virtually no space to lay a towel, let alone having a spot away from the sun. We took a walk in the city instead, and stumbled into The Glockenwise playing on a quiet garden near the city center, while being filmed by the Videoteca Bodyspace team. [[MORE]] After some 45min of waiting time, way later...