If you’re one of the lucky ones who got to see Jacob Faurholt live in Portugal earlier this year, you might be wondering what’s he up to these days. The good news is that he’s releasing a brand new EP, Geek Love is the Best Love - actually a Thurston Moore quote from his show Jacob attended in Guimarães, Portugal - next Monday on his own label Raw Onion Records. Expect a tape release soon. The great news is that you can already listen and download (for free) the six-track EP on his Bandcamp. Some of those songs were written while on tour through the westernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula. Probably in my own living room. I’d be really proud if someone got the inspiration to write such a song like “Guided by Voices” or “Northern Lights” while sitting on my couch. Wouldn’t you?
So.ma - Fuga EP (2012)
Fuga may be So.ma’s debut release, but none of the band members can be called a novice. Raising from the ashes of the mid-00s Portuguese powerhouse Madcab, which included now-well established musicians Luís Costa or Azevedo Silva, So.ma’s first EP follows the footsteps of said now defunct act and drinks from the same water that made Oceansize’s brand of neoprogrock (whatever that means) so popular in the latter years of last decade. You can stream and download the five tracks for free on their Bandcamp. Just follow the widget below.