lunedì 28 febbraio 2011

[News] Dave Pajo lascia gli Interpol

Interpol lose second bassist in a year
Dave Pajo is out of the band
  • February 28, 2011
The departing Dave Pajo told fans via Interpolnyc.com that he has quit playing with the band to spend more time with his family. He'll be replaced with immediate effect with Brad Truax, who has previously played with Home and Jah Division.
It is the second time Interpol have announced the departure of a bassist in a year, with long-time member Carlos Dengler's exit confirmed in May 2010.
Pajo had been a touring member of the band since Dengler left, but didn't play on any of their records.
Interpol members Paul BanksDan Kessler and Sam Fogarino paid tribute to him, and denied there was a rift between either party.
"We're all friends," they stated. "It's just an out-of-the-hotel, into-the-home sorta thing. He's going to be missed to bjo is a wonderful e sure. Aside from being an exceptional musician, Paperson to be around."
Interpol's first gig with Truax is set to take place at Hamburg Docks on March 3. [#]

[CDG] Wavves / TV luv song


Wavves - TV luv song (2011)


[Video] La sera / Devils heart grow gold


La sera - Devils hearts grow gold (2011)

La sera è il progetto solista di Katy Goodman delle Vivian Girls. L'album di debutto omonimo è uscito il 15 febbraio per Sub Pop.

domenica 27 febbraio 2011

[CDG] Wavves / Horse shoes


Wavves - Horse shoes (2011)

Prosegue il download gratuito di inediti da parte dei Wavves di Nathan Williams.

venerdì 25 febbraio 2011

[Live] Lower Dens / Tea lights


Lower Dens - Tea lights (2010)

Lower Dens è un quartetto di Baltimora capitanato da Jana Hunter. Incidono per la Gnomosong, l'etichetta di Devendra Banhart. Tea Lights è tratta dall'album Twin Hand Movement (2010). 

[CDG] Rainbow Arabia



Rainbow Arabia - Without you (2011)


Rainbow Arabia è un duo di Los Angeles. Boys and diamonds, in uscita il 1 marzo, è il loro secondo LP e si può ascoltare interamente qua.

[CDG] Summer Camp / I want you

Summer Camp - I want you (2011)


giovedì 24 febbraio 2011

[CDG] [Video] The Wombats / Anti-D


The Wombats - Anti-D (2011)


Please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too, am prescribed as freely
As any decongestant

We kick back and let the pills do the talking
People hear a distinct rattle when we’re walking
Then there’s the extra two stone that’s our only guarantee
Our vivid dreams are just like big production movies
They get entangled well within our daily routines
So please re-think or use my dream-on strategy

And please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too, am prescribed as freely
As any decongestant

Its hard to smile when your as flattened as a pancake
The only tears come from our heads when we concentrate
Perhaps I'm being unjust or perhaps you agree
Still I've thrown away my citalopram
I need more than what was in those forty miligrams
So cast away with the doctors plans

And please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too, am prescribed as freely
As any decongestant

So thrown away my citalopram
Although I felt as grim as the reaper man
So cast away with the doctors plans
Like me

DA THIS MODERN GLITCH (2011)


lunedì 21 febbraio 2011

[Video] Colourmusic / Tog


Colourmusic - Tog (2011)

da PINK (2011)

[Video] Metronomy / She wants


Metronomy - She wants (2011)

Da THE ENGLISH RIVIERA, che uscirà in Aprile.

[Live] Bonaparte / Too Much


Bonaparte - Too much (2008)

You know
too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much,
too much much

you know james joyce, I like your voice
you know baudelaire, I like your hair
you know churchill, I know kill bill
you know tolstoy, I know playboy
you know politics, I know party chicks
you know wallstreet, I just want to meet
you know common law, I ask my ma
you know sanskrit, come on and say it
you know economy, well I believe in what I see
you know sophie scholl, I love rocknroll
you know algebra, but you wear no bra
do you speak japanese?

you know
too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much,
too much much

you know so much, so much about everything
all that I know, I know Ive got a song to sing
you know so much, so much about this and that
you know myspace, yourspace, what is the human race?
b-day, d-day, dj, casius clay
batman, spiderman, superman, tarzan
einstein, bernstein, money, money, red wine
eisenhower, beckenbauer, ddr, berliner mauer,
vietnam, guernica, stalingrad, hiroshima,
watergate, waterloo, austerlitz, dien-bien-phu
mao, ho chi minh, valium, amphetamine
you and me and one two three and who could be a refugee?


you know
too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much,
too much too much

its so banana, i really just wanna wanna
its so banana, i really just wanna wanna
its so banana, i really just wanna wanna wanna
its so banana but its true

you know
too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much
much too much, too much, too much, too much,
too much - too much

[CDG] [Veterani] Boduf Songs / Absolutely null and huttely void


Boduf Songs - Absolutely null and huttely void (2011)

Boduf Songs è il moniker dietro al quale si cela Mat Sweet, cantautore di Southampton. "This Alone Above All Else In Spite Of Everything" (2010) è il suo quarto album.

domenica 20 febbraio 2011

[CDG] [Indie for dummies] Cinemascopes / Battle Axe


Cinemascopes - Battle Axe (2011)

Cinemascopes, quartetto di Brighton (UK). Battle Axe fa parte del loro EP omonimo autoprodotto che si può scaricare gratuitamente qua sul loro Bandcamp.

giovedì 17 febbraio 2011

[Video] The Get up Kids / Automatic



The get up kids - Automatic (2011)

[CDG] Cat's eyes / Cat's eyes




"Cat's Eyes"

Cat's eyes è un side project del frontman degli Horrors, Faris Badwan, insieme alla cantante lirica e polistrumentista canadese Rachel Zeffira. Il loro primo EP, Broken Glass, uscirà il 28 Febbraio per Polydor. All'EP seguirà un Album in Aprile.

mercoledì 16 febbraio 2011

[CDG] PS I love you + Diamond Rings / Leftovers



PS I love you feat Diamond Rings - "Leftovers"


Leftovers è il nuovo split single dei canadesi PS I love you e Diamond Rings. Canta John O' Regan (Diamond Rings). 

martedì 15 febbraio 2011

[News] Brit Awards 2011: Winners



International Male Solo Artist: Cee Lo Green
International Female Solo Artist: Rihanna
International Breakthrough Act: Justin Bieber
International Group: Arcade Fire
International Album: Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Critics’ Choice: Jessie J
British Male Solo Artist: Plan B
British Female Solo Artist: Laura Marling
British Breakthrough Act: Tinie Tempah
British Group: Take That
British Single: Tinie Tempah, Pass Out
Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More





[Live] Frankie and the Heartstrings / Hunger


Frankie and the Heartstrings - Hunger

L'album di debutto del quintetto di Sunderland, Hunger, uscirà il 21 febbraio. Conterrà i singoli Hunger (qua il video ufficiale), Ungrateful e Tender.


[Indie for dummies] Girls Names / Seance on a wet afternoon

Girls Names, trio di Belfast. Il loro album di debutto, Dead to me, uscirà il prossimo 24 Aprile per Slumberland Records.



“Seance On A Wet Afternoon”


Séance on a Wet Afternoon is a 1964 British film directed by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Mark McShane in which an unstable medium convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she can help the police solve the crime and collect the ransom. The film stars Richard Attenborough (who was also the film's co-producer), Kim Stanley, Nanette Newman, Mark Eden and Patrick Magee. [#]

[Video] [Veterani] Foo Fighters / White Limo



Foo Fighters - White Limo (2011)

Il nuovo album dei Foo Fighters, dal titolo Wasting Light, uscirà il 12 aprile per RCA. Il primo singolo Rope uscirà il 23 Febbraio.


[CDG] Puro Instinct / Silky Eyes



Puro Instinct - Silky Eyes (2011)

lunedì 14 febbraio 2011

[Live] Women / Can'y you see + Drag open + Eyesore


Women - Can't you see (2010)
Women - Drag open (2010)
Women - Eyesore (2010)

Women è un gruppo art-rock da Calgary, Canada. Hanno pubblicato due album: Women (2008) e Public Strain (2010). Qui in una performance live esclusiva per Pitchfork.

[CDG] Cold Cave / The great Pan is dead


 Cold Cave - The great Pan is dead (2011)

Cold Cave is the experimental synthpop musical project of Wesley Eisold based in NYC. Eisold is the project's singer and songwriter, and is solely responsible for the band's direction though frequently collaborates with a small core of other musicians and artists. Their second album Cherish the Light Years will be out in April.

Tell me when the world is ending
You won't be there still pretending
I was just someone you would love to love
But never love

I know people without substance
Will fill themselves with substances
But then, honey child
There was us
There still is

I will come running
Gunnin trough the years
Hunting heart
Crushing fear

I am still haunting
Down the roads
I know
Of the hell
That begs and burns below

Tell me how the stars explouded
Heaven caved in
Earth corroded

I was still breaking my body in when you first touched me
I know people will say
We've trown our lives away
But is there a trail to salvation or salvation anyway

Their love laughs at locksmiths
We're smashing trough the windows of delicate dream homes
I feel so crowded alone
The empathy of breaking chains
The sympathy in crashing waves carefu boy, caution girl
I do not think we were meant for this world

Forever haunted
By the roads I know
And if not above
I'll see you below.


[Veterani] [Album] PJ Harvey / Let England Shake


Esce oggi in UK l'ottavo album in studio della cantautrice inglese. Il disco è stato pegistrato nei mesi di aprile e maggio 2010 in una chiesa del Dorset e si avvale di collaboratori come John Parish, Mick Harvey e Jean-Marc Butty.

PJ Harvey - The words that maketh murder (2011)
PJ Harvey - The last living rose (2010)
PJ Harvey - Let England shake (2010)

domenica 13 febbraio 2011

[News] Grammy Awards 2011: Who the hell are Arcade Fire?




Grammy Awards fallout - Who the hell are Arcade Fire?
by NME

Arcade Fire won the Best Album Grammy Award the other night for 'The Suburbs'.
Only in the fusty timewarp world of the Grammys could this be regarded as an "upset" - the brilliance of 'The Suburbs' has surely been trumpeted by every magazine, newspaper, and website in Christendom - but it turns out vast swathes of America have never heard of the Canadian indie-rockers.
In the Best Album category Arcade Fire were up against Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum. The second the result was announced, many of the fans of those acts voiced their outrage and bafflement via Twitter and Facebook.
Highlights of this collective redneck headscratching include:
"What the heck is a r k fire?"
"Never heard of Arcade Fire. Don't do hippy shit."
"What is an Arcade Fire and why are people excited for it?"
And best of all:
"Who are The Suburbs?"
Loads more of these have been collected by the excellent blog Who Is Arcade Fire. It's a fascinating window into the astonishingly closed-minded world of mainstream America.
Poor old Arcade Fire. They're just too anonymous. Perhaps they should have turned up to the awards inside a giant egg..?

Record of the Year
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year
'The Suburbs,' Arcade Fire
Song of the Year
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
'Bad Romance,' Lady Gaga
Best Rap Album
'Recovery,' Eminem
Best Country Album
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Best Pop Vocal Album
'The Fame Monster,' Lady Gaga
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
'Just the Way You Are,' Bruno Mars
Best Alternative Music Album
'Brothers,' The Black Keys
Best Country Song
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Best Rap Song
'Empire State Of Mind,' Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals
'Hey, Soul Sister (Live),' Train
Best Rock Album
'The Resistance,' Muse
Best Rock Song
'Angry World,' Neil Young
Best Hard Rock Performance
New Fang,' Them Crooked Vultures
Best Metal Performance
'El Dorado,' Iron Maiden
Best R&B Song
'Shine,' John Legend and the Roots
Best R&B Album
'Wake Up!,' John Legend and the Roots
Best Contemporary R&B Album
'Raymond V Raymond,' Usher

giovedì 10 febbraio 2011

[Video] [Veterani] Massimo Volume / Fausto


Massimo Volume - Fausto (2010)

DA CATTIVE ABITUDINI (2010)

[CDG] [Veterani] The Strokes / Under cover of darkness


The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness (2011)

Slip back out of whack att your best.
It's a nightmare,
So I'm joining the army.

Know how folks back out, I still call.
Will you hate for me now?

We got the righteous advice to use it
Got everything but you can just choose it
I won't just be a puppet on a string

Don't go that way.
I'll wait for you.

And I'm tired of all your friends
Listening at your door
And I won't, I better call you.

So long, my friend and adversary.
But I will call you.

Get dressed, jump out of bed and do it best.
Are you OK?
I've been out around this town
And everybody's been singing the same song ten years.

I'll wait for you.
Will you wait for me too?

And they sacrifice their lives
In our land are all closed eyes.
I've been saying we're beaten down, I won't say it again.
So long, my end.
The sorry embrace.

Don't go that way.
I'll wait for you.

I'm tired of all your friends,
Knocking down your door.
Get up in the morning, give it your all.
So long, my friend and adversary.
I'll wait for you.

mercoledì 9 febbraio 2011

[Video] [Indie for dummies] Dutch Uncles / Face in



Dutch Uncles - Face in (2009) 
"Dutch uncle is a term for a person who issues frank, harsh, and severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage, or admonish someone. Thus, a "Dutch uncle" is a person who is rather the reverse of what is normally thought of as avuncular or uncle-like (which would be indulgent and permissive)." [#]
Dutch Uncles, quintetto di Manchester (UK). Il gruppo nel 2009 ha pubblicato un album omonimo (da cui è tratto questo brano) con una oscura etichetta tedesca, la Tapete records di Amburgo, ma si appresta al nuovo debutto nella primavera 2011 con una etichetta inglese.

[CDG] [Massimo Volume] Massimo Volume / Coney Island



Massimo Volume - Coney Island (2010)

Non fidarti dei fantasmi del '900
l'estate non tornerà più da queste parti,
con i più grandi mangiatori di hot dog di tutti i tempi
che sorridono sazi agli angoli delle strade

lo senti questo suono?
è il lamento del tempo?
o una nota rubata nella casa del sogno?

restiamo ancora un po'
camminiamo
tanto la vita è solo a una fermata da qui
basta una moneta per raggiungerla
.


martedì 8 febbraio 2011

[Live] Yuck / Holing out


Yuck - Holing out live@BBC1 (2010)

Qua il video ufficiale di Holing out. Un bell'antidoto UK dopo tanti canadesi. 

[CDG] [ Indie for dummies] Suuns / Arena



Suuns - Arena (2010)

Suuns, quartetto canadese (aridaje!) di Montreal. Il loro album di debutto Zeroes QC, è uscito lo scorso ottobre.

[Indie for dummies] School of Seven Bells / Windstorm


School of Seven Bells - Windstorm (2010)

School of seven Bells (SVIIB) è un trio di NYC formato dall'ex chitarrista dei Secret Machines Benjamin Curtis (fratello di Brandon che al momento è in tour con gli Interpol) e le gemelle omozigoti Alejandra e Claudia Deheza. Hanno pubblicato due album, Alpinisms (2008) e Disconnect form desire (2010) da cui è tratta questa canzone. Gossip: la foto del gruppo è di Abbey Drucker, ex fidanzata storica di Paul Banks (Interpol).


lunedì 7 febbraio 2011

[CDG] Destroyer / Chinatown


Destroyer - Chinatown (2011)

Kaputt, nono album del musicista canadese Dan Bejar con lo pseudonimo Destroyer. Vedrete che alla fine dell'anno sarà in lizza come best album del 2011. Qua si può ascoltare tutto in streaming.


Wasting your days

chasing some girls
alright, chasing cocaine
through the backrooms of the world
all night

wasting your days
chasing some girls
alright, chasing cocaine
through the backrooms of the world
all night

sounds
smash hits 
melody maker
NME
all sound like a dream to me
all sound like a dream to me
all sounds like a dream

sounds
smash hits 
melody maker
NME
all sound like a dream to me
all sound like a dream to me
all sounds like a dream

step out of your toga
and into the fog
you are a prince
on the ocean
in a pinch
in the sky
in your eye

step out of your toga
and into the ocean
look, they got your prince
on the fall
in a pinch
in the sky
in your eye

in the sky
in your eye

in a pinch
in the sky
in your eye

I wrote a song for america

who knew?

i wrote a song for america
who knew?
who knew? 


[Live] [Veterani] Interpol / Lights


Interpol - Lights (live on Conan)

Bella esibizione live del gruppo newyorkese allo show Conan dello scorso 3 febbraio. Improvvido cambio di look per Paul Banks, giusto giusto un mese prima del concerto di Amburgo. "Nice guitar!", Daniel!


domenica 6 febbraio 2011

[Video] [Indie for dummies] Mojo Fury / Colour of the bear


Mojo Fury - Colour of the Bear (2011)

Secondo singolo tratto dall'album di debutto della band nord-irlandese Visiting Hours Of A Travelling Circus (2010).


[CDG] Pete and the Pirates / Winter 1


Pete and the Pirates - Winter 1 (2010)

Pete and the Pirates, band inglese di Reading. Winter 1 è tratto dal loro secondo album, in uscita il prossimo Maggio. 


sabato 5 febbraio 2011

[Live] [Veterani] Jonsi / Go do



Jonsi - Go Do live (2011)

Jonsi (Jón Þor Birgisson) è il cantante e chitarrista del gruppo islandese Sigur Ros.

[Video] The Rural Alberta Advantage / Stamp


The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp (2011)

The Rural Alberta Advantage, trio (MMF) indie-rock canadese, attivo dal 2005. Stamp è tratta dal loro secondo LP, Departing, in uscita il prossimo 1 marzo.

[Video segnalazione] Lord Huron / The Stranger


Lord Huron - The Stranger (2010)

Tratto dall'EP Mighty, uscito il 2 Novembre 2010.


venerdì 4 febbraio 2011

[CDG] [Video] Big Troubles / Georgia


Big Troubles - Georgia (2011)

Dall'album Worry del 2010. Qua si può ascoltare tutto il disco. Qua Georgia dal vivo.


giovedì 3 febbraio 2011

[CDG] [Video] Memory Tapes / Today is our life


Memory Tapes - Today is our life (2011)

Memory Tapes is a recording alias of New Jersey-based Dayve Hawk, former frontman of Philadelphia-based Hail Social.

[Video] Destroyer / Kaputt


Destroyer - Kaputt (2011)


Wasting your days
Chasing some girl’s alright.
Chasing cocaine
Through the backrooms of the world all night.
Wasting your days
Chasing some girl’s alright.
Chasing cocaine
Through the backrooms of the world all night.
Sounds, Smash Hits, Melody Maker, NME,
All sound like a dream to me.
All sound like a dream to me.
All sounds like a dream…
Sounds, Smash Hits, Melody Maker, NME,
All sound like a dream to me.
All sound like a dream to me.
All sounds like a dream…
Step out of your toga and into the fog,
You are a prince on the ocean…
(In a pinch, in the sky, in your eye)
Step out of your toga and into the ocean,
Look they got your prints on the fog
(In a pinch, in the sky, in your eye)