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  • Last.fm Discovery of the Week : Cosmo Sheldrake

    1 Aug 2013, 08:34 by pellitero

  • Right Now by Blabpipe

    17 Jul 2013, 10:21 by jhntimms

    Hey!

    Blabpipe has released a new album, called Right Now.



    I suggest everyone hurry on over and give it a listen :)

    There's 6 free mp3's from them here:
    http://www.reverbnation.com/blabpipe

    Enjoy!






  • Once Were by Red Traces, Out Now

    3 May 2013, 05:49 by Red_Traces

    Artist: Red Traces
    Release: Once Were
    Label: The Revera Corporation



    Download/listen for free on BandCamp or Last.fm!

    Brutally contagious from the opening whirr of synth, ‘Once Were’ is the first puzzle piece from the forthcoming Red Traces album and as Ovadia reveals, “an extension of my most honest self”. Amongst his inspirations from the get-go, the debut single is Ovadia’s sacrificial response to his compulsive playback of Blonde Redhead’s ‘Spring By Summer Fall’ – and boy, it’s a striking start.

    Drawing from the frenzied energy of ‘Spring and by Summer Fall’, Ovadia answers with oh-so sinister organ synth and improvisational drum beats that were “recorded in a single take”. Dizzy bass-lines and desolate vocals unite the ambiguous setting of ‘Once Were’ and embark the listener through a path of unrequited moments in star-crossed lyrics “once were / binary stars / once were”.

    The fine-tuned ‘Once Were’ sets the pace for Ovadia’s record, exposing his sincere appreciation for each stage of development. Each track is isolated and treated individually, by a collaboration of engineers (Bo Boddie, Brian Lucey), all ensuring devotion to every piece of the record. From the lingering sequences to the layered fade-outs, ‘Once Were’ offers an exciting glimpse into Red Traces’ infectious and mature beginning.

    -Gemma Dempster


    Additional links:
    Facebook
    SoundCloud
    redtraces.com
  • November '12 Discoveries

    20 Jan 2013, 14:59 by randombob18

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    Jan '12 / Feb '12 / March '12 / April '12 / May '12 / June '12 / July '12 / Aug '12 / Sept '12 / Oct '12 / Nov '12 / Dec '12 / Jan '13 / Feb '13 / March '13 / April '13 / May '13 / June '13 / July '13 / Aug '13 / Sept '13 / Oct '13 /


    Ice, Sea, Dead People


    http://www.iceseadeadpeople.com/

    Ice, Sea, Dead People are an energetic young three-piece from Bedford, taking inspiration from Fugazi, Jarcrew, Q And Not U, Liars, Kill Kenada and more.

    Hence:Elvis I'm Cat Grean Tee



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    Ducktails


    http://www.alexphelan.com/ducktails

    Ducktails is the solo project of Matt Mondanile with the occasional collaborator. Matt also plays in the bands Real Estate and Predator Vision.

    Hamilton Road Killin The Vibe In The Swing



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    Dirty Beaches


    http://dirtybeaches.blogspot.com/

    Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, is a Taiwanese-born Canadian lo-fi musician based in Montreal, Quebec.

    Like Bo Diddley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence. Drum loops, Hungtai’s croon, and the yearning melodies draped overtop belie as much a sense of haunting mystery as they do romanticism and wry humour.

    Lord Knows Best True Blue Sweet 17



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    Two Wounded Birds


    http://www.twowoundedbirds.com

    Two Wounded Birds are back. And now, at long last, they will release their debut album, the self-titled Two Wounded Birds, and what a glorious debut it is! Not just a collection of songs, but a true album, well-rounded and fully formed.

    It’s been a busy couple of years for the band: they have released an EP—2010′s well-received Keep Dreaming Baby—recorded a BBC session, played Glastonbury, released two singles with Moshi Moshi Recordings and toured extensively with the likes of my band The Drums, Grouplove and Black Lips



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  • September '12 Discoveries

    20 Jan 2013, 14:57 by randombob18

    Why not check out my other monthly discoveries by clicking one of these links:
    Jan '12 / Feb '12 / March '12 / April '12 / May '12 / June '12 / July '12 / Aug '12 / Sept '12 / Oct '12 / Nov '12 / Dec '12 / Jan '13 / Feb '13 / March '13 / April '13 / May '13 / June '13 / July '13 / Aug '13 / Sept '13 / Oct '13 /


    Tribes


    http://tribesband.com/

    Tribes are a London-based indie band formed in Summer 2009, consisting of Johnny Lloyd, Dan White, Jim Cratchley and Miguel Demelo. For their sixth gig in June 2010, Tribes were asked to support the celebrated American band the Pixies at the London Troxy. Their 4-track debut EP, We Were Children, was released on 17 April 2011. Their debut single, “Sappho,” was made available for download on 11 July 2011.

    Evil Ways Mississippi



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    San Cisco


    http://www.myspace.com/sancisco

    San Cisco are from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. On the weekends they love to go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side. Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays the electric bass, Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them.

    San Cisco have spent the last year graduating high school, performing at some festivals and playing round town pretty much every weekend. They have also produced their first EP called Golden Revolver, which is set for release early 2011. Confident with stage presence & strong with vocals San Cisco continue to impress with their brand of upbeat summer pop.

    Jordi says: “San Cisco is a place situated between reality & a dream state. It is kind of like a huge cauldron we put all out creative input into, mix it together to make a super explosion of fantastic, wild creations. This is San Cisco.”

    Awkward Golden Revolver Reckless



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    General Fiasco


    www.generalfiasco.co.uk

    General Fiasco: Based in Belfast. Annoying the Neighbours. Not the Australian ones.
    The band was formed by the Strathern brothers Owen and Enda and Shane Davey who met at St. Mary’s Grammar School Magherafelt. After Shane’s departure, he was replaced by Stephen “Leaky” Leacock who they met at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They formed General Fiasco in early 2007 and played their first gig at the Glasgowbury Festival near their home town on July 26th of that year. They soon supported bands such as The Wombats, One Night Only, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy, and played at Oxegen, Belsonic and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their debut single Rebel Get By was released on 10 November 2008. In an interview Owen said how they got their name. “There were loads of names going about. Someone came up with General Music which no one really liked and I came up with Marley Jedrejak Fiasco. So it was just a combination of two terrible names. There was someone in my class at school called Jedrejak, I think they were Australian. I just thought it was a really cool name.”

    Don't You Ever Gold Chains Bad Habits



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    Brothertiger


    http://brothertiger.bandcamp.com/

    John Jagos, the brain behind and sole member of Brothertiger, doesn’t aspire to be anything other than himself. His tunes are ostensibly “chillwave,” but with a sparkling melodic sense that sets them apart from other artists under that umbrella. Since the project’s beginning during Jagos’ freshman year at Ohio University, Brothertiger has developed a nuanced sound that attempts to blend the human and animal elements suggested by its name. As a live performer in the Athens house party scene, he’s gained a reputation for intense joyfulness. Recorded, his songs are more precious, with details and ideas that only reveal themselves with repeated listens. Buoyed by his voice - which contains both adult timbre and youthful disposition - Jagos’ songs combine layered, interweaving electronics with warm, satisfying melodies. He’s been releasing them at a fever pitch, earning favorable press from places like Pitchfork Media and the Fader while preparing his first full length less than two years after he began. Yet even with this gathering momentum, Brothertiger maintains a personal humility and unassuming nature that echoes the subtle exuberance of his music.

    Lovers Wind at My Back Feel



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    Alabama Shakes


    http://www.alabamashakes.com

    Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, United States in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.



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  • August '12 Discoveries

    19 Aug 2012, 13:53 by randombob18

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    Jan '12 / Feb '12 / March '12 / April '12 / May '12 / June '12 / July '12 / Aug '12 / Sept '12 / Oct '12 / Nov '12 / Dec '12 / Jan '13 / Feb '13 / March '13 / April '13 / May '13 / June '13 / July '13 / Aug '13 / Sept '13 / Oct '13 /


    I Am Arrows


    http://www.iamarrows.com

    I Am Arrows is an indie rock band founded by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows in June 2009. Eleven days after he left Razorlight, it was revealed that Burrows had signed to Universal Records – the same record label as his ex-band.

    Although Andy wrote and recorded the album by himself, the band includes his younger brother, Ben (bass & backing vocals), brothers Adam and Ben Chetwood (lead guitar & drums), & Nick Hill (guitar & backing vocals)



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    Holograms


    http://holograms.se

    Holograms are a band from Stockholm, SE.

    On their self-titled debut album, the brooding Swedish hooligans spray-tag late-’70s post-punk turf that’s unavoidably near the bloodied stage-diving grounds of similarly astounding Danish brutes Iceage. As previewed, though, by lead single “ABC City,” a ferocious rebel yell from a drab Stockholm housing project, Holograms has the worn-out synth wobble, scrappy gang-vocal hooks and brusquely sloganeering youth-without-youth perspective to set it apart — both from summer-of-’78 retro pastiche and the group’s contemporaries over in Copenhagen

    Chasing My Mind ABC City Monolith Stress Orpheo



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    The Cast of Cheers


    http://www.thecastofcheers.com

    A great name, catchy songs and instant acclaim has established Dublin four-piece The Cast Of Cheers as a firm favorite with music critics and fans alike and a band you will be hearing much more.

    In 2010, the band quietly released their debut album Chariot. Not ones to rest on their laurels though, brothers and front men Conor and Neil Adams, bassist John Higgins and drummer Kevin Curran are already back in studio recording the follow up. The Cast Of Cheers look set to become the new favorite band of many more if they continue at such a blistering speed.

    Goose



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    Satellite Stories


    http://satellitestories.com

    Dance Indie Pop band (described by their members as “party-indie”) from Oulu, Finland, founded in 2008. Satellite Stories are Olli-Pekka (drums), Jyri (Bass) Marko (Guitar) and Esa (Vocals-Guitar).

    Having been featured on the top-10 of The Hype Machine and We Are Hunted, from MTV tv-series Jersey Shore, or the thousands of Soundcloud plays raise thought: “these guys really make some wonderful racket!”.

    March 2012 saw the bands 10 track “Scandinavia EP” released on legendary Japanese record label Rallye, April 28th will see the band release their debut single in Europe “Anti-Lover” with a full three continent touring programme in the pipeline.

    Blame the Fireworks (Tiger Palace Remix)



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    I Heart Sharks


    http://www.iheartsharks.net

    I Heart Sharks is an indietronic pop band from Berlin. The members Pierre, Simon and Georg all moved to Berlin and started playing together in this constellation in November 2007. Pierre grew up in London and brings the english lyrics and accent to the band as well as playing synthesizers. Simon started as the guitarist and has now taken on the job of playing synthesizers in some songs. Georg is the band’s drummer that plays a live drum set combined with a sample pad.

    I Heart Sharks are a live playing band, and this is a trait that they emphasize strongly. Their concerts and their recordings are done without the use of sequencers or any kind of playback material

    Wolves Animals NeuzeitAerobics



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    11 Nov 2012, 19:08 by stitchlip

  • Blabpipe's New Album!!

    8 Sep 2012, 12:56 by jhntimms

    Blabpipe has a new album:
    180 and Rising!!
    Here's the 1st release -

    but you should really check out the album!!
    180 & Rocking!!
  • 180 and Rising!

    1 Sep 2012, 11:12 by jhntimms

    Blabpipe has a new album:
    180 and Rising!!
    Here's the 1st release -

    but you should really check out the album!!
    180 & Rocking!!
  • Sing by Blabpipe

    18 Aug 2012, 19:44 by jhntimms