First advance from Stories and Observations of Argus Madur, the just selfreleased EP from the Santa Barbara, CA folk-ish band Little Owl.
Best folk release of the year so far. Proud to have her on Cakes and Tapes. There are only 40 cassettes left and they’ll probably will be gone after her May shows in Portugal. Be quick. This is a true gem. Stream it for free below.
The only unanimity among the members of duplodeck was their admiration for their compatriot singer-songwriter Jorge Ben. The press once called them the “Brazilian Stereolab” – rather narrow title for a band that also resonated Pixies, Comet Gain and Deerhoof, to name a few. Conceived in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, duplodeck existed from 2001 to 2005 – time in which they wrote a huge amount of songs, but recorded only one never released EP. With new mixing, their self-titled debut now resurfaces with guitars louder than originally planned, whilst its four songs remain incredibly fresh. Pug Records has just made the EP available for free download, also compiling an extended version in cassette. The release has encouraged a reunion of the group – they’re preparing a full-length album for the end of the year.
Or it will be. For now, let’s just enjoy the fact that our technical problems are over. OK, our database is gone, but we’ll rebuild the place somehow. See you soon!
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