Archives for May 2014

French electo-popster EDH to release new Album in October

Lentionia record label has released Lava Life by electro-popster EDH this month in Europe. The US release date for the album is october 14th. EDH will start touring at the beginning of October with Alex June and Camilla Sparksss.   EDH is a very talented and prolific musician. Just after her 2nd album Yaviz who was acclaimed best Parisien … [Read more...]

Yann Tiersen – Infinity

If there's one thing that will explain to the uninitiated who Yann Tiersen is, it's that he is the musician who provided the soundtrack for the 2001 French film Amelie one of the most internationally popular French films of the Millennial and which enticed many hipster film goers into their nearest multiplexes by way of Audrey Tatou's sassy urchin … [Read more...]

Mulatu Astatke – Sketches of Ethiopia

Mulatu Astatke’s latest recording, Sketches of Ethiopia, is a masterpiece.  Released in 2013 on Harmonia Mundi Jazz Village, Astatke’s infectious talent is finally available to an international audience. Beginning his career as a percussionist, Astatke collaborated with numerous jazz legends such as Duke Ellington. The horn and piano sections on … [Read more...]

DulceSky – “Soul Vampire”

Long-running dream-rock band DulceSky, led by Oliver Valenzuela, made its mark with the albums Lands (2006) and Invisible Empire (2010) and returns with the winning single “Soul Vampire”.  The song’s lyrics may be spare and bleak, but Oliver’s vocals are lush and smooth and the sonics are propulsive.  “Soul Vampire” opens with tight and … [Read more...]

Eron Falbos – 73

Eron Falbo is a Brazilian based troubadour now residing in London, steeped in the tradition of rock n’ roll poetry. Falbo’s home town; the ultra-modernist city of Brasilia (which looks a little like the sets for A Clockwork Orange), is a place inhabited by different societal sects from around the world. This melting pot of influences caused Falbo … [Read more...]

Debut Single release for The Rock And Roll Wall Of Death

The Rock and Roll Wall of Death: “Catholic Stations” WHAT? This is the debut solo single release by The Rock and Roll Wall of Death.  “Catholic Stations” is fuzzy, hypnotic and overflows with static.  Reminiscent of early Mercury Rev - with maybe a touch of Stone Roses - it’s a pure, reflective expression of wonder and doubt and joy. It will … [Read more...]

Varsity – Thanks For Nothing EP

Varsity's EP arrived in my inbox and it's one of these releases that whether you appreciate exactly what the band is about or you just want to say 'that's retro' and move on, but you wouldn't be dismissive if you heard Thanks For Nothing and its six tracks completely. Why? Starting with opening song "New Wave", which adeptly reconfigures the entire … [Read more...]

Tour Dates for Americana band Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons to Kick Off National Tour "Hurricane": COLUMBUS, Ohio [April 23, 2014]--Angela Perley and her band will howl at the moon live from more than 30 locations around the Eastern U.S. in the upcoming months. The Howlin' Moons, … [Read more...]

Toy – Join The Dots

Thousands of years B.C. an old transcript was rumored to have been unearthed, outlining the basic precepts of how to succeed in the music biz. Since time immemorial, man has searched the deepest crevices and most towering mountains for said transcript. It is said to contain ‘The New Sound’ that has been consistently lusted after by perfectly … [Read more...]

Yann Tiersen : Album and Tour announced

From the NEW Album ∞(Infinity) OUT May 20th, 2014 Special Guests include: Aidan Moffat and Amiina NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED Yann Tiersen has unveiled a brand new single, "A Midsummer Evening" streaming now at: "A Midsummer Evening" is the first track … [Read more...]