Here’s the deluxe vinyl for I Hate Music: it includes a stencil and a bonus 7” w two non-LP tracks. The A-side of the bonus single is called “White Screen” and features singing by Annie Hayden! Also possibly our fastest song ever. This package is limited; you can order it from Merge now and it will be in indie record stores as well. Merge store: http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=945
After a successful European and American tour, which included a Bolachas Session and some SXSW showscases, our friends Plastic Flowers went back to their Thessaloniki studio to record their debut album, tentatively named Ghosts. The first song to be revealed off the 11-track LP is the synth-heavy pop goodie "Fog Song". I don’t have to do it myself, you can tell they’re going places.
“Ivory Coast”, off Pure Bathing Culture’s selftitled debut EP was one of my favorite songs of 2012. The former Vetiver collaborators will finally be releasing their first LP, Moon Tides next August 20 on one of Bolachas’ favorite labels, Partisan Records (of Deer Tick fame). Can’t wait.
Día de la Música – the Madrilenian urban festival which has in the past few years brought very relevant international indie acts such as Destroyer, St. Vincent, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and The xx; but also hugely acclaimed Spanish ones like Sr. Chinarro, Delorean and Hola a Todo el Mundo – will take place a month and a half from now.
This year, the organization started by confirming one of the greatest bands of all time, and one of the most loved around here, British space-rock group Spiritualized, along with post-punk legends The Fall; The Horrors and others, and again one of our favorite indie acts of current Spanish scene Hola a Todo el Mundo, plus Extraperlo (Continental Breakfast om nom nom). On past April 25th we have been awarded with quite a few more interesting names, such as the new Scout Niblett, Waxahatchee, Yeasayer-sound-alike’s Autre Ne Veut, and decent-Animal-Collective-in-2013, English trio Darkstar. Awesome.
On June 21st and 22nd, first two days of summer 8) – and what a hot summer it is in Madrid –, the mentioned above and more (and more to come yet) will play at Matadero, a nice venue near the center of the city. Passes for both days currently cost €50 and single-day tickets are available for €30.
Like we always say: being able to, go!