Wednesday, 27 January 2010

new candy bar (27/1)

You can download this week's candy bar here (27/1) >> (part 1) + (part 2)

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

savoir vivre vs savoir-faire

Savoir Adore met in New York Uni. They got together round 2006, after fooling around in a home studio and ending up with an improvisational instrumental track. Having been encouraged by the lovely Cantora Records (MGMT’s old imprint), they now are a proper band that enjoys to talk like machines, follow the indie pop rules of savoir vivre and have occasional electric dreams during sleep. Album “The Wooded Forest” was released September 2009. Adorable.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

new candy bar (20/1)

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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Yuck! YES!

YUCK are covered with a thick mysterious veil; which is sth that annoys me but then intrigues me at the same time. They are a five-piece outfit based in london [even though they ridiculously cite Hiroshima and New Jersey on their myspace] and are rapidly tipped as the new shoegaze/indie pop gem coming out from the british land. OK, there is no discography here, just two single demos! BUT you SHOULD definately LISTEN to gorgeous song “Georgia”; it evokes a certain TPOBPAH feeling and it kicks serious ass.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Run Girl Run!

Doing a feature on Run Toto Run was inevitable. Surely I dig their music. But looking at this promo pic makes me realize how important is to know how to present yourself in the music biz. Stunning. So yeah.. a Manchester band, nothing to do with the mancunian accent and retro brit sounds; instead the three piece, led by the ethereal presence of Rachael Kichenside, prefer to elegantly hit the synths and come off as ardent electro poppers with a hyped cover of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" on their sleeves. Get your hands on new single "Catch My Breath", “Plastic Gold” EP and their 5 Track Demo CD [for just £4 through their website]. hooray!

Monday, 4 January 2010

best of list 2009

Last year may have been a crap year in certain ways, yet it did deliver loads of brilliant pop music. Here is a top-35 list of my favorite albums/eps for 2009. Enjoy loud.

1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
2. The Drums – Summertime! (ep)
3. Dent May – The good feeling music of D.Μ.&his magnificent ukelele
4. Mikrofisch – Masters of the Universe
5. Thieves Like Us – Really Like to See You Again (ep)
6. Burning Hearts – Aboa Sleeping
7. Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern – Pram Town (ep)
8. Cats On Fire – Our Temperance Movement
9. The Ballet – Bear Life
10. Liechtenstein – Survival Strategies in a Modern World
11. Cola Jet Set – Guitarras y Tambores
12. The Cavalcade – Meet You in The Rain (ep)
13. God Help the Girl – God Help the Girl
14. Summer Cats – Songs for Tuesdays
15. Afternoon Naps – Parade
16. Hiawata! – These Boys and This Band is all we Know
17. Stars in Coma – Sisters
18. Socialist Leisure Party – Tactical Pop! for Coffee Cadets (ep)
19. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
20. The City and the Horses – I don’t Want to Dream
21. My Writes – Its Okay, I’m with the band
22. The Bumblebees – The Bumblebees (ep)
23. Patrick Wolf – The Bachelor
24. Knight School – The Poor and the Needy Need to Party
25. Cocoanut Groove – Madeleine Street
26. Very Truly Yours – Reminders (ep)
27. The Mary Onettes – Island
28. Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
29. The Legends – Over and Over
30. Pocketbooks – Flight Paths
31. The Bridal Shop – In Fragmets (ep)
32. Wake The President – You cant change that boy
33. The Postmarks – Memoirs at the End of the World
34. Montt Mardie – Skaizerkite
35. Katsen – It Hertz!