Monday, 28 February 2011
Guillemots are set to release their eagerly awaited third album, 'Walk the River' in April. First single is The Basket which by the way is great.
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Exciting and intense song. Mix of post-punk & dance and the soul voice of Shannon Funchess. Wow! On repeat!
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Even denk je aan de magische hoge stem van Kate Bush.. maar dat laat je snel achter je als de beat erin komt. Mocht je verliefd worden op haar stem. Ze woont in Detroit. Album: Sister wife
It's Kate Bush, it's fuzzy. it's fresh. In case you fall in love with her and her voice. She lives in Detroit. Album: Sister wife.
Italian band Hollowblue worked together with British Sukie Smith. 3D music video is the official winner of the Los Angeles 3DFF 2010.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Baron Bane is een soort arty light versie van Hooverphonic and Lykke Li. Dromerige synth pop dat lekker wegluistert op nachtelijke tijdstippen. Hun nieuwe album heet LPTO.
Swedish band Baron Bane have been compared to bands and artists like Mew, Nine Inch Nails, Lykke Li and Ladytron. Their new single shows partly a new direction. My Slow World is the third single from forthcoming album LPTO.
Monday, 21 February 2011
Three girls from New York and their new vid. I like the slightly false vocals and the sixties style.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Gejaagde synths, yeah! Frans electro trio is met opmars bezig. Kwam in 2010 met het album Atlantique. Een must voor de liefhebber van stekkers. Synths zoals de Moog Voyager of DX7 geven je dat lekkere gevoel dat alles terugkomt.
"Atlantique" is a part of us. To be honest we started to work on this album in Paris, in a traditional studio with a professional engineer, but it wasn't us. I mean we didn't recognize ourself in the way to do music, it was the way for us to figure out that the place we are at when we compose have a real influence on our music. So we decided to rent a house with our own keyboards and stuffs, in a place we perfectly know and love. The place where we met each other 10 years ago: the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean was always there in our life and it's a kind of family member. And we like the idea to be on the other side of the US, which is a dream for us."
Bonuscover by Minitel Rose: Another Brick in the Wall (Floyd)
Alt/punk rock band from Kansas City disappeared for a while. Reunited and back on track now with a nice new song.
Friday, 18 February 2011
All girl band Those Dancing Days from Sweden reminds me of the GoGos. This new song is taken from the second album Daydreams & Nightmares.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
The Ivys are a four piece band from Australia. More information would be nice. Nice song, Smaller The Print.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Lekker rechtdoor gitaargeluid. I like. Hun debuutalbum is uit. Uit Orlando dit indie rockbandje.
The Miami New Times writes, "There's a feel-good, timeless bounce to the songs that should appeal to Boomer parents as much as twentysomethings in Converse."
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Retro songs, but these guys are also influenced by grunge. Fun. 'Neil Sedaka on PCP.' Band from Australia.
Nieuwe band uit Londen komt met een mooie track tevoorschijnschitteren. Opgenomen in de Abbey Road studio. Melodieus, coldplaydiaans, bijzonder. Maakt nieuwsgierig naar meer.
New UK act called IVienna. They trade in haunting verses and huge, anthemic choruses, all topped off with a frontman with a great voice. They've just recorded some tracks at the legendary Abbey Road studio in london, one of which is now up that you can check out.
IVienna - Exertion by IVienna
Monday, 14 February 2011
Doet je even denken aan MGMT. Maar dat is een compliment. Hun EP Startime zwerft over het net. Uit LA en klaar voor meer. Gaan we nog veel van horen in 2011. Pumped up kicks werd een hit in Australië.
The peppy, poppy, undeniably crush-worthy band from the west coast that brought you "Pumped Up Kicks" have come back today.
Motörhead Lemmy in the new vid of Foo Fighters. Mister Kilmister and Dave Grohl collaborated earlier: the Probot project (2004).
White Limo is back to the Foo roots with a screaming Dave.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
. De single daarvan, You'll Never Pay For The Farm, heeft eindelijk een bijbehorende video. Die ouwe mannen kunnen het nog!
Post-punk pioneers Gang of Four have released their first album in 16 years: Content. The single You'll Never Pay For The Farm finally has a video to it.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
As a teenager, Shuggie was acknowledged as a guitar phenom, mentioned by some in the same breath as Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King. But he wasn't satisfied to be just a guitarist - he mastered bass, keyboards, drums and vibraphone. He also became a gifted writer and arranger. Shuggie started playing professionally at the age of 12, using disguises to appear older (phony beards & moustaches, dark glasses, hats, elevator shoes, etc.) so he could get into nightclubs. When he was 15, he was drafted by Al Kooper to be part of the second "Super Session" album (this was Kooper's project after he founded Blood Sweat & Tears and completed the first album). Shuggie released his first album as a leader in 1970, called Here Comes Shuggie Otis - he was around 17 at the time. In 1971, he released "Freedon Flight," an album that was way ahead of its time - and in 1974, he released "Inspiration Information," his masterpiece. And that was really it - he started to fade as a bandleader/solo artist and and basically disapeared by 1980. He is still alive and well, hip hop artists and others are covering his fanastic tunes (remember Strawberry Letter 23 by Brothers Johnson? That is Shuggie's tune).
Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Prince and other trippy/funky/soulful genre-mixers owe a lot to Shuggie Otis. I often think that Prince deliberately copped all of Shuggie's shit. The Rolling Stones tried to hire this guy in the mid-70's, but he said "no, thanks" because he figured he was going to rock the world on his own. Things didn't turn out that way, but his music stands the test of time - still sounding exciting and fresh 35 years after it was recorded. Shuggie used drum machines in the early 1970's; he played almost all of the instruments on his albums, he incorporated jazz, blues, rock and R&B. It still is wickedly great stuff.
I think Shuggie Otis is still living in Northern California. He records on occassion and has played a few concerts. While he missed stardom and celebrity, he also missed the drugged-out evil scene, so he is alive when many other pop stars died before they reached 50 - freethoughts.blogspot.com
Friday, 11 February 2011
Songwriter Greg Dulli zat in een dalletje maar komt terug met Dynamite Steps. Dit is het vijfde album van deze mannen. Band uit Cincinnati komt op 1 april naar Paradiso. Geen grap.
Rising to fame as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs during the 80's & 90's; Greg Dulli followed his muse and began to innovatively fuse indie, soul and electronic sounds in his post-Whigs collective The Twilight Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers, in 2000.
Brother is 90's Britpop in both sound and image. Hyped by the British press (NME in particular). Maybe they'll make it. Darling Buds Of May is a good song.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
The Strokes Under Cover Of Darkness is the first single from rock band The Strokes' upcoming studio album "Angles" due out on March 22nd. This marks The Strokes' first new release since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth'.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Prachtige cover van meesterwerk. Enjoy! Amanda Palmer is een leuk gek mens dat we kennen van de Dresden Dolls.
Crazy but great.
Crazy but great.
C´est formidable! Belgian band Suarez (great name) with new song. Spring time...
Bio: We are Crystal Fighters. We make fast dance music with Basque instruments, synthesizers, and our voices.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Or: this f*ck*g rocks!
Monday, 7 February 2011
James Studholme en Ben Parker vormen Black Country. Rock uit de UK of USA, je begrijpt.. er is niets bekend van deze gasten. James is of was filmproducer. Maybe.
BLACK COUNTRY is an ongoing collaboration between the singer/songwriter James Studholme and the producer/multi instrumentalist Ben Parker.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Corny of Knap? Ik ben er nog niet uit maar tot die tijd luister nog met veel plezier naar dit gitaartalent.
Ewan Dobson is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist and Candyrat Records recording artist noted for the creativity and intensity of his playing as well as his use of extended technique.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
"Peter Bjorn & John are back in their uncannily catchy, traditionally arranged pop rock guise." (Stereogum).
Friday, 4 February 2011
Australie. Adelaide. Nog mooier. Lowrider heeft een album uit dat Europa binnensijpelt via het net. Round the world. Met het juiste soul orgeltje en een lekkere funky hook.
Blending a hip hop sensibility with soul and funk influences and plenty of 90’s R&B, Round The World hits you square in the throat with it’s bombastic bass lines, brash brass and wailing organ.
I'm a fan. Glad they're back after Alison "VV" Mosshart did The Dead Weather. Fourth album Blood Pressures will come out soon.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Rascals & Last Shadow Puppets boss Miles Kane has a solo project. First single is Come Closer, or: wohohohoho ahahahahaha. Easy does it.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Great titel song of a beautiful new movie: Les Amours Imaginaires by Dalida in 1967. Original: Cher (1966).
New number 1 is Ariel Pink. Buckethead & Hawthorne Heights are still popular and back in the top 10.
1 (3) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round
2 (2) The Duke Spirit - Everybody's Under Your Spell
3 (-) Vaccines - Post break-up sex
4 (1) Cage the Elephant – Shake me down
5 (RE) Hawthorne Heights - Nervous Breakdown
6 (7) I Blame Coco – Quicker
7 (-) Bag Raiders - Sunlight
8 (RE) Buckethead - A real diamond in the rough
9 (-) The Naked and Famous - Girls like you
10 (6) Morning Parade - Under The Stars