Friday, August 24, 2007

PLAYLIST MUZORAMA 26 AUGUST


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SOULSAVERS - THROUGH MY SAILS


ARTIST / BAND: SOULSAVERS
SONG (MP3): THROUGH MY SAILS
ALBUM: It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land
FILE UNDER: Alternative / Electronica / Soul
LABEL: V2

INFO: Soulsavers are an English production and remix team comprised of members Rich Machin and Ian Glover.
The pair are also making headway as film score composers, with a portfolio of work that includes 2 feature documentary's for the GNN group.

THE MENDOZA LINE - SINCE I CAME


ARTIST / BAND: THE MENDOZA LINE
SONG (MP3): SINCE I CAME
ALBUM: 30 Year Low
FILE UNDER: indie pop
LABEL: Loose Music / Glurp Records

INFO: The Mendoza Line formed in Athens, Georgia in 1996 when Timothy Bracy, Peter Hoffman, and Paul Deppler, sharing a common love of such classic songwriters as Dylan, Costello, and Richard Thompson, sought to distill these influences into a sound falling somewhere between those of the two greatest pop bands of their formative years—American Music Club and the Replacements. After embracing and repelling various other members, Tim, Pete, and Paul were joined in 1998 by Shannon Mary McArdle, a girl with an outstanding working knowledge of the folk/country tradition and an unalloyed affection for the songs of the Brill Building and Roy Orbison.

THE SLEEPING YEARS - SETTING FIRE TO SLEEPY TOWNS


ARTIST / BAND: THE SLEEPING YEARS
SONG (MP3): SETTING FIRE TO SLEEPY TOWNS
ALBUM: Setting Fire To Sleepy Towns
FILE UNDER: Indie / Folk / Acoustic

INFO: Dale was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland to an Irish father and a Scottish mother and started his first band Catchers while at school. Their first single ‘Cotton Dress’ came out on Setanta Records and became single of the week in Melody Maker. Their debut album ‘Mute’ was recorded with Mike Hedges in France. Dale went on to tour with Pulp, Edwyn Collins, The Divine Comedy, Dr. John and Oasis. Catchers recorded their second album ‘Stooping to Fit’ with Nick Drake’s arranger Robert Kirby writing string and brass section parts for some of the songs.

IRON & WINE - BOY WITH A COIN


ARTIST / BAND: IRON & WINE
SONG (MP3): BOY WITH A COIN
ALBUM: Boy With A Coin
FILE UNDER:
LABEL: www.subpop.com

INFO: Raised in South Carolina, Beam released his first album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, on the Sub Pop label in 2002. Beam wrote, performed, recorded, and produced every track on the album by himself at a studio in his home. Featuring acoustic guitars, banjo, and slide guitar, the album's music has been compared, variously, to that of Nick Drake[1], Simon and Garfunkel[2], Neil Young, Elliott Smith, John Fahey and Ralph Stanley. It is often characterized as alt-country, progressive folk, or indie folk, and lyrical themes often follow a Southern Gothic paradigm.

EARLIMART - HAPPY ALONE


ARTIST / BAND: EARLIMART
SONG (MP3): HAPPY ALONE
ALBUM: Mentor Tormentor
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie / 2-step
LABEL: MAJORDOMO

INFO: Tuesday, August 21st 2007! That's the day our new record Mentor Tormentor will finally see the light of day. It's been announced here and there in the press, but i wanted to wait..... to get a few legal issues under our belt before WE officially announced it. So there you go. Announced.

MINUS THE BEAR - DR. L'LING


ARTIST / BAND: MINUS THE BEAR
SONG (MP3): DR. L'LING
ALBUM: Planet Of Ice
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie
LABEL: Suicide Squeeze

INFO: Minus the Bear is a Seattle, Washington-based band. The band features ex-members of Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving. Their sound is a combination of Pele-esque guitar-taps and electronics, with sophisticated time signature composition. The name "Minus the Bear" comes from an inside joke between the band members, referring to the 80s TV show B.J. and the Bear.

SARAH BLASKO - PLANET NEW YEAR


ARTIST / BAND: SARAH BLASKO
SONG (MP3): PLANET NEW YEAR
ALBUM: What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have
FILE UNDER: singer songwriter
LABEL: Dew Process

INFO: Sarah Blasko’s first album, The Overture & the Underscore, propelled her into the public consciousness as a purveyor of inventive, intelligent pop music, sparking critical acclaim, a raft of ARIA nominations, a Gold album, sold-out tours and a performance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

THE GOSTATION - ALL TOGETHER NOW


ARTIST / BAND: THE GOSTATION
SONG (MP3): ALL TOGETHER NOW
FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / Pop
LABEL: Edge Delay

INFO: Transporting listeners to a place where melody reigns, cultures clash and combine, and feedback fills the sky, The GoStation is a state of mind as much as a band. Hailing from New York City, this five-piece force is on a musical mission to restore rock to its rightful place: the hearts and minds of the people.

LUCA - I WAS DANCING IN THE LESBIAN BAR


ARTIST / BAND: LUCA
SONG (MP3): I WAS DANCING IN THE LESBIAN BAR
ALBUM: Fractions
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie / Alternative
LABEL: http://www.funzalorecords.com/

INFO: Nick Luca is many things to many people. As a touring musician, he has played alongside a bunch of talented and famous artists, all over the world. Live and in the studio, you may hear him sing, play guitar, piano, organ and harmonica or maybe vibes, accordion, synthesizer, mandolin, melodica — whatever the songs needs.

GLÖS - PUBLIC SPEAKER


ARTIST / BAND: GLÖS
SONG (MP3): PUBLIC SPEAKER
ALBUM: Harmonium
FILE UNDER: Indie / Ambient / Rock
LABEL: lovitt records

INFO: It all started as a few musical file transfers from laptop to laptop in a van while touring Europe as the band Engine Down, and ended as a full-blown album of musical compositions by means of the internet from opposite corners of America. Glös started as Keeley Davis (former frontman of Engine Down and bass/synth player for Denali) and Cornbread Compton (former drummer of Engine Down, Biology, and currently Heavens). Many years of playing in Engine Down together proved the duo had a naturally unique style of meshing melody and rhythm. When the discovery of song creation on computers became a reality, the two found strength and freedom in writing separately and then collaborating. Adding to each other's songs as if they were created mutually in the same room was natural and noticeable.

THE MARY TIMONY BAND - KILLED BY THE TELEPHONE


ARTIST / BAND: THE MARY TIMONY BAND
SONG (MP3): KILLED BY THE TELEPHONE
ALBUM: The Shapes We Make
FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / Other

LABEL: Kill Rock StarsINFO: Mary Timony’s latest solo project, The Golden Dove, lends a refreshing twist to traditional song structures, exploring sound and composition in her own inimitable style. Musically, Timony mixes up 60s psych folk, experimental electro grooves and lengthy prog-rock guitar jams. What results is music of melancholy beauty, sweetness tinged with darkness, conjuring images of middle earth, fairies, goblins and ghosts that lurk in every corner. Sparklehorse’s lauded frontman, Mark Linkous, contributes both on the production credits and as a guest musician. However, most of the music is performed by Mary herself, a virtuoso guitarist and self-styled icon.

ART BRUT - DIRECT HIT


ARTIST / BAND: ART BRUT
SONG (MP3): DIRECT HIT
ALBUM: It’s a bit complicated
FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Punk
LABEL: Mute

INFO: Art Brut are an English indie rock band. Their debut album, Bang Bang Rock and Roll, was released on May 30, 2005, with its follow up, It's a Bit Complicated, released on June 25th 2007.

PENNY CENTURY - NOTHING BURNS LIKE BRIDGES


ARTIST / BAND: PENNY CENTURY
SONG (MP3): NOTHING BURNS LIKE BRIDGES
ALBUM: Between A Hundred Lies
FILE UNDER: Pop / Folk / Indie
LABEL: Letterbox Records

INFO: PENNY CENTURY´S CORNER OF THE WORLD A seldom told story is the one of the sprawling popscene in Ostersund, a rather isolated town in the north of Sweden. No, we kid you not. The city by the lake has spawned lots of great groups, it´s just that no one has ever noticed.

YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE! - MIDNIGHT SNAKEMASTER


ARTIST / BAND: YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE!
SONG (MP3): MIDNIGHT SNAKEMASTER
FILE UNDER: Punk / New Wave
LABEL: Paper Bag/Fierce Panda/PIAS

INFO: You Say Party! We Say Die! (often abbreviated to YSP! WSD!) is a Canadian five piece dance-punk band from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Their album Hit the Floor! was released in September 2005, and the band recently completed their second Canadian tour, an appearance at South by Southwest and a tour of the United States, before touring the United Kingdom and Germany. Their second album Lose All Time was released in Canada on March 20, 2007 and in the United States on Aug 18, 2007 on Paper Bag Records, in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2007 on Fierce Panda Records and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on August 17, 2007 on PIAS

TRAVIS MORRISON HELLFIGHTERS - I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO LIKE YOU(BUT)


ARTIST / BAND: TRAVIS MORRISON HELLFIGHTERS
SONG (MP3): I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO LIKE YOU(BUT)
ALBUM: All Y' All
FILE UNDER: Nu-Jazz / Jam Band / Happy Hardcre
LABEL: www.barsuk.com

INFO: After picking up various instruments around age 12, Morrison stuck with guitar and began forming bands throughout his high school days at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. The problem he kept running into with his high school bands was keeping a drummer. It didn't help that his mother didn't want him to ever play the drums due to all the noise it would make in the house. He was on Lake Braddock's Math Team and claimed to be "pathetically happy" upon defeating the math team of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology one year.[1]

Sunday, August 19, 2007

PLAYLIST MUZORAMA 19 AUGUST


NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB

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SAMBASSADEUR - SUBTLE CHANGES

CRUD - REALITY

CARIBOU - MELODY DAY

LITTLE NAME - HOW TO SWIM AND LIVE

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS - 100 DAYS

NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB - THE BOMB

PORTUGAL THE MAN - SHADE

WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY - ALL AMERICAN TASTE

FOREIGN BORN - NEVER WRONG

TAKEN BY TREES - TAKEN TOO YOUNG BY TTA

HOLY FUCK - LOVELY ALLEN

BODIES OF WATER - THESE ARE THE EYES

EXTRA GOLDEN - OBAMA

GAUDI + NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN - BETHE BETHE KESE KESE

EXTRA GOLDEN - OBAMA


ARTIST / BAND: EXTRA GOLDEN
SONG (MP3): OBAMA
ALBUM: Hera Ma Nono
FILE UNDER: Afro-beat / Club
LABEL: http://www.thrilljockey.com/

INFO: Hera Ma Nono is the exhilarating sophomore effort from Kenyan and American cooperative Extra Golden. Kenyan benga music and American rock first met with a friendly handshake on the group’s 2006 debut, Ok-Oyot System, and are now fully integrated in a union that represents the vanguard of both styles and transcends the very notion of authenticity.

BODIES OF WATER - THESE ARE THE EYES


ARTIST / BAND: BODIES OF WATER
SONG (MP3): THESE ARE THE EYES
ALBUM: Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink
FILE UNDER: Indie Pop / Comedy
LABEL: thousand tongues

INFO: Bodies of Water started in David and Meredith’s closet. They were newly married and lived in a very small house. The closet was the only place to put the computer that they used to record songs. They were content doing this for a while but eventually decided to send these songs out into the world. The first step was to form a musical group. Meredith had never played a piano before but she was willing to give it a shot. She had known Kyle for a decade or so and he decided to try playing the bass. Jessie was a new friend from Arizona who was making a big splash in LA. They all thought that since she was a gifted dancer she would make a good drummer, and so Jessie learned to drum.

HOLY FUCK - LOVELY ALLEN


ARTIST / BAND: HOLY FUCK
SONG (MP3): LOVELY ALLEN
ALBUM: holy fuck (ep)
FILE UNDER: Experimental / Electronica / Rock
LABEL: none

INFO: Holy Fuck is a lo-fi improvisational electronica band from Toronto, Canada. They are a part of Dependent Music, a music label/collective that began in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1994, and have been called "Toronto's evil supergroup"[1],
The band uses live instrumentation and miscellaneous instruments and non-instruments (including a 35 mm film sequencer) to achieve electronic-sounding effects without the use of laptops or programmed backing tracks. According to Pitchfork Media, "The band was formed with the intent of creating the equivalent of modern electronic music without actually using the techniques-- looping, splicing, programming and the like-- of that music."

TAKEN BY TREES - TAKEN TOO YOUNG BY TTA



ARTIST / BAND: TAKEN BY TREES
SONG (MP3): TAKEN TOO YOUNG BY TTA
ALBUM: TAKEN TOO YOUNG BY TTA
FILE UNDER: Alternative / Pop / Folk
LABEL: Rough Trade

INFO: aken By Trees is the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, former lead singer for The Concretes. The act's debut album, Open Field, was released on June 18, 2007. Four demo songs ("Tell Me", "Too Young", "Lost and Found" and "Hours Pass Like Centuries") had previously been recorded under the production of Björn Yttling and were available on the band's official website beginning September 13, 2006.

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FOREIGN BORN - NEVER WRONG


ARTIST / BAND: FOREIGN BORN
SONG (MP3): NEVER WRONG
ALBUM: On The Wing Now
FILE UNDER: Melodramatic Popular Song / Ambient / Folk Rock
LABEL: Dim Mak

INFO: FB began in San Francisco during the late summer months of 2003, only soon to relocate south to Los Angeles. We self-released our first 12" ("We Had Pleasure" b/w "Escape") which paved the way for our debut EP "In the Remote Woods", released via StarTime International Records. Before, during and after some months of US and UK touring with Rogue Wave, Jason Collette, Cold War Kids, Giant Drag and We Are Scientists, (mostly on vegetable oil!) we recorded our first full length album- "On the Wing Now" to be released via Dim Mak on August 21st, 2007. We'll be hitting the road soon, hopefully with some other band you like, this FAll. See you then!

WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY - ALL AMERICAN TASTE


ARTIST / BAND: WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY
SONG (MP3): ALL AMERICAN TASTE
ALBUM: Businessmen
FILE UNDER: Concrete / Tropical / Zouk
LABEL: http://www.melodic.co.uk/

INFO: Constantly shifting musical sands during their rolling course, they swamp layers of beauty, beats, spills and thrills that waft you skyward, pull you to the dancefloor, blow your mind and soothe your soul.

PORTUGAL THE MAN - SHADE


ARTIST / BAND: PORTUGAL THE MAN
SONG (MP3): SHADE
ALBUM: Church Mouth
FILE UNDER: Soul / Progressive / Grime

LABEL: Fearless Records.INFO: Musically, Portugal. The Man's style is one of variation. At times, the band chooses to utilize drum machines and/or synth loops to anchor their songs, while at other times, the band chooses to use the more conventional guitar, bass, and acoustic drum configuration that is characteristic of rock music. The band also utilizes the keyboard in much of its music. In addition to their instrumentals, Gourley's distinctly higher-pitched vocals add to Portugal. The Man's unique sound. Lyrically, Gourley provides the band with abstract and/or enigmatic lyrics that rely heavily on imagery. Gourley's verses are usually delivered in the first person singular or plural.

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS - 100 DAYS


ARTIST / BAND: SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
SONG (MP3): 100 DAYS
ALBUM: 100 Days, 100 Nights
FILE UNDER: Soul / Funk / R&B
LABEL: http://www.daptonerecords.com/

INFO: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are a funk/soul band. They are signed to Daptone Records, where the Dap-Kings are the house band.
Lead singer Sharon Jones originally appeared on the Soul Providers' album Soul Tequila, which started the collaboration between her and Bosco Mann aka Gabe Roth.

The Dap-Kings consist of various musicians in the New York Deep Funk scene, including Neal Sugarman, Binky Griptite, David Guy, Bosco Mann, Tommy Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss and Ian Hendrickson-Smith.

LITTLE NAME - HOW TO SWIM AND LIVE


ARTIST / BAND: LITTLE NAME
SONG (MP3): HOW TO SWIM AND LIVE
ALBUM: HOW TO SWIM AND LIVE
FILE UNDER: ndie / Alternative
LABEL: None

INFO: Little Name is a project of Lee.A reflection of all of the above, our everyday sorrows, pain, joy and frustation and those that are living a life such as mine will know what else is written in the words.

CRUD - REALITY


ARTIST / BAND: CRUD
SONG (MP3): REALITY
ALBUM: Devil at the wheel
FILE UNDER: Rock / Industrial / Alternative
LABEL: Full Effect Records

INFO: Super-charged sex rock complete with gas masks, bikinis and blood. Cruds wicked guitar hooks and enticing vocal melodies taunt and seduce you into surrender. Crud creates sights and sounds that linger. Think Fight Club. Think A Clockwork Orange. Think you've seen anything like it? Think again. Revved up industrial fueled rock laden with nasty guitar riffs, crunching electronic beats and taunting vocals. It's White Zombie meets Easy Rider.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

SAMBASSADEUR - SUBTLE CHANGES


ARTIST / BAND: SAMBASSADEUR
SONG (MP3): SUBTLE CHANGES
ALBUM: TBA
FILE UNDER: Pop
LABEL: Labrador

INFO: Sambassadeur from Göteborg started out in the small town of Skövde in the autumn 2003 where Joachim, Daniel P, and Anna found themselves be studying. The three sambassadeurs got together as they found out that their taste in music where quite the same. The band of Sambassadeur began one night at Joachim’s small apartment where Daniel and Joachim had got together for recording a song. Despite the fact that they where too shy to even look at each other when first playing their songs, the short session resulted in the recording of the song “There you go”.

Friday, August 17, 2007

NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB


ARTIST / BAND: NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB

SONG (MP3): THE BOMB

ALBUM: Fantastic Playroom

FILE UNDER: New Wave / Electronica / Alternative

LABEL: Modular

INFO: New Young Pony club are a five piece indie/electronica band from London, England. Taking influences from New Wave bands such as Talking Heads and Blondie, and combining them with dance rhythms and synths, they are perhaps more deserving of the ironic "New Rave" tag than many other bands in the sub-genre. However, like other bands associated with the label, they are quick to dismiss it. [1]

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

MINUS THE BEAR


ARTIST / BAND: MINUS THE BEAR

SONG (MP3): Throwin' Shapes

ALBUM: Planet of Ice

FILE UNDER: Indie Rock

LABEL: www.suicidesqueeze.net

INFO: The more distant you get in our solar system, the more the planets tend to be covered with ice; from the lunar South Pole to the rings of Saturn, the substance seems to coat the outer reaches of our universe like a snowy blanket. Alternately, for the past six years, Seattle's Minus the Bear have orbited the music world like a distant meteor, fine-tuning their unique brand of indie rock and discovering how technology can help enhance the band's unique pop vision - all of which is about to culminate with their latest full-length Planet of Ice, an album showing the band not so much transforming their sound as transcending it.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Caribou


ARTIST / BAND: Caribou

SONG (MP3): Melody Day

ALBUM: Andorra

FILE UNDER: New Psychodelia

LABEL: www.mergerecords.com

INFO: Caribou is Dan Snaith (b. 1979), who formerly recorded under the moniker Manitoba. Known for altering his sound with each subsequent release, he incorporates electronic psychedelia, krautrock rhythms, and breakbeat drums and creates a swirling, lush panorama.

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Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


ARTIST / BAND: Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

SONG (MP3): Bethe Bethe Kese Kese

ALBUM: Dub Qawwali

FILE UNDER: Dub / Qawwali / World Music

LABEL: www.sixdegreesrecords.com

INFO: This inspiring tribute to a legend of our time has been created by highly regarded London based producer and composer Gaudi, himself no stranger to crossing boundaries and forging links using the music of the world. Included in his impressive discography is the soundtrack for Hanif Kureishi's hit stage-play "My Beautiful Laundrette" – a soundtrack richly woven with the cultural traditions of Pakistani music. His Interchill's bestselling 2004 release "Bass, Sweat & Tears" (Interchill Records), skilfully unites many ancient and culturally diverse musical styles with 'gaudi-style' beats and bass in an inspiring musical exploration of our planet; which, alongside his remixes of other legends such as Bob Marley all add up to confirm Gaudi's skill as a producer and his credentials as musical diplomat

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Friday, August 03, 2007

PLAYLIST MUZORAMA 6 AUGUST


BAT FOR LASHES

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DANNY! - CHECK IT OUT

IRENE - BY YOUR SIDE

TRAVIS MORRISON HELLFIGHTERS - AS WE PROCEED

VAMPIRE WEEKEND - CAPE COD KWASSA KWASSA

RYAN FERGUSON - REMISSION

BLACK LIPS - COLD HANDS

JASON ANDERSON - JULY 4, 2004

MOTHER AND THE ADDICTS - ALL IN THE MIND

BAT FOR LASHES - HORSE & I

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - RUN-AWAY

OWEN DUFF - ACT OF WAR

LOUIS PHILIPPE - THE HILL AND THE VALLEY

PSEUDOSIX - APATHY AND EXCESS

THE REAL TUESDAY WELD - LAST WORDS

GIARDINI DI MIRO - BROKEN BY



ARTIST / BAND: GIARDINI DI MIRO

SONG (MP3): BROKEN BY

ALBUM: Dividing Opinions

FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / IDM

LABEL: www.homesleepmusic.com

INFO: Giardini di Miro` is a band from the italian province. In particular we come from Cavriago, a small village closed to Reggio Emilia,where Vladimir Lenin is honorary mayor since 1917

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THE REAL TUESDAY WELD


ARTIST / BAND: THE REAL TUESDAY WELD

SONG (MP3): LAST WORDS

ALBUM: The London Book of the Dead

FILE UNDER: Jazz / Electronica / Pop

LABEL: www.sixdegreesrecords.com

INFO: Originally inspired by a dream of Greek bandleader Al Bowlly and actress Tuesday Weld, Stephen Coates found his inspiration to create music unafraid to be lush and fabulous and willing to tickle the ear with textures and timbres. As The Real Tuesday Weld, Coates doesn’t hesitate to put those sounds to subversive use much like some of his most illustrious forebears and influences—such as Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone.

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PSEUDOSIX


ARTIST / BAND: PSEUDOSIX

SONG (MP3): APATHY AND EXCESS

ALBUM: Pseudosix

FILE UNDER: Rock

LABEL: Sonic Boom Recordings

INFO: Pseudosix is a subtly unusual rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their music reflects an affinity for the carefully crafted song, but is also permeated by layers of spontaneity and raw emotion. Melodic and vocal driven, theirs is a sort of dark and scary pop. Well-honed vocal harmonies pave a delicate path but seeping through the crevices is an underlying tension that makes for restless sleep.

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LOUIS PHILIPPE


ARTIST / BAND: LOUIS PHILIPPE

SONG (MP3): THE HILL AND THE VALLEY

ALBUM: An Unknown Spring

FILE UNDER: Pop / Alternative / Indie

LABEL: http://www.wonder-records.com/

INFO: A potted biography could read like this: Louis Philippe - French musician and writer, born in Normandy, lived in Paris, Brussels and now London, which has been his residence since 1987. Loves his Burgundy wine, Arsenal FC, Francis Poulenc and the poetry of Philip Larkin.

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OWEN DUFF


ARTIST / BAND: OWEN DUFF

SONG (MP3): ACT OF WAR

ALBUM: A tunnel closing in

FILE UNDER: Acoustic / Alternative / Experimental

LABEL: None

INFO: I was born in Northern Ireland, grew up in Hull/Manchester and now live in London - squeezing into the already over-subscribed 'vaguely lost 20-something arts graduate' demographic. I've played piano since I was 4, learnt a bit of cello, took drum lessons for a few years, and taught myself guitar and bass. I've been interested in the recording process since I was small(er) too – I used to collect old record players, and would attempt ping-pong multi-track recording using 80s ghetto-blasters. I now have a little studio set up in my bedroom, which is where I recorded my first EP (on sale now, hint hint).

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SUPER FURRY ANIMALS


ARTIST / BAND: SUPER FURRY ANIMALS

SONG (MP3): RUN-AWAY

ALBUM: Hey Venus!

FILE UNDER: Indie / Experimental / Psychedelic

LABEL: Rough Trade

INFO: The band formed in Cardiff after being in various other Welsh bands and techno outfits in the area. Rhys, Ieuan and Pryce had been together since the early 1990s and had toured the north coast of France as a techno group. After Bunford and Ciaran (the latter Ieuan's younger brother) joined, they then got to work on writing some songs, and in 1995 ended up signing to Ankst, the Welsh indie label. The band are considered to be part of the renaissance of Welsh music (and art, and literature) in the 1990s: other Welsh bands of the time include Catatonia, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and the Manic Street Preachers. The actor Rhys Ifans was briefly lead vocalist of the band, before they found national success.

The name of the band came from T-shirts being printed by Gruff's sister. She was making Super Furry Animals T-shirts for the fashion and music collective Acid Casuals (variants of whose name have appeared throughout SFA's career - for example, in their song "The Placid Casual", their record label Placid Casual).[1]

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BAT FOR LASHES


ARTIST / BAND: BAT FOR LASHES

SONG (MP3): HORSE & I

ALBUM: Fur and Gold

FILE UNDER: Alternative

LABEL: www.shebearrecords.com

INFO: Bat for Lashes is a solo project of Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), a Brighton-based songwriter.

Born to a Pakistani father, part of the eminent family of squash-playing Khans, and an English mother, her early childhood was spent travelling the world following her father who trained the Pakistani squash team, summers in Pakistan, and the rest of the time in Hertfordshire[1][2]. She had a strict religious upbringing until her parents separated, when she was eleven years old.

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MOTHER AND THE ADDICTS


ARTIST / BAND: MOTHER AND THE ADDICTS

SONG (MP3): ALL IN THE MIND

ALBUM: Science Fiction Illustrated

FILE UNDER: Alternative / Garage / Other

LABEL: www.chemikal.co.uk

INFO: vNew horizons now as Mother and the Addicts are set to release their second LP "Science Fiction Illustrated" on Chemikal Underground Records this August. A follow up to their critically acclaimed debut "Take the Lovers Home Tonight". Recently returned from the continent with a fresh new set of ears, they are now ready to play on your soul. Soon to be embarking on a mammoth stint across the nation, they are clearly the most exciting thing to happen since the bomb. Mother says "These days I just stay at home and wonder where it all went wrong." Mother 2007

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JASON ANDERSON


ARTIST / BAND: JASON ANDERSON

SONG (MP3): JULY 4, 2004

ALBUM: Tonight

FILE UNDER:

LABEL: K Records

INFO: ason Anderson is an animal. This New Hampshire native lives on the road. He plays more than just another indie rock show. Jason preaches the gospel of rock James Brown style. He shows us the book of partying Andrew W.K. style. His band rips like Springteen's E Street Band rips. He shows us what it means to be alive. What it means to have music coarse through our veins. He shows us that none of us are too cool to have fun. This is OUR party! Bring your friends bring your loved ones! Be ready to sing and dance! Believe in yourself. Believe in US! read more from the source...


BLACK LIPS


ARTIST / BAND: BLACK LIPS

SONG (MP3): COLD HANDS

ALBUM: Good Bad Not Evil

FILE UNDER: Psychedelic

LABEL: www.vicerecords.com

INFO: The Black Lips are what you could call true visionaries of a skeptical age. Even from their very first 7" EP, you could tell they were doing their own thing on their own terms, and of course it didn't sit well, even with the dawning of the 21st century and all it promised.

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RYAN FERGUSON


ARTIST / BAND: RYAN FERGUSON

SONG (MP3): REMISSION

ALBUM: Only Trying To Help

FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Rock

LABEL: Jr Varsity Records

INFO: If you’re a fan of indie rock’s recent past, then you’re familiar with the work of guitarist and singer/songwriter Ryan Ferguson.. Ferguson has been a lynchpin of the San Diego music community since his high school days. However, he first came to international attention with his band No Knife beginning in 1995. The seminal Southern California band toured throughout the world with prominent rock acts such as Jimmy Eat World, Cursive and Sunny Day Real Estate. Influencing many burgeoning artists of the time, No Knife earned four San Diego Music Awards before their untimely break up in 2003.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND


ARTIST / BAND: VAMPIRE WEEKEND

SONG (MP3): CAPE COD KWASSA KWASSA

ALBUM: EP

FILE UNDER: Punk / New Wave / Classical

LABEL: unsigned

INFO: The name of this band is Vampire Weekend. We are specialists in the following styles: "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", "Upper West Side Soweto", "Campus", and "Oxford Comma Riddim."

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