Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
I may still feel very cold, but there are a few bands that can make me warmer. The Specific Heats are one of those bands. Hailing from Brooklyn & Boston, the folk/psych/indie combo first appeared in 2004 having evolved from the solo project of Mathew Patalano. Debut “The Specific Heats Aboard A Spaceship of the Imagination” was released in 2006 while the group will be finishing up their second album “CURSED!” in the coming months. Attention! The Specific Heats are drug-free and only perform in smoke-free environments. Hot!
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
A powerpop suggestion from sunny Madrid. A male gang dressed in pink t-shirts, with painted hearts all over the place. La La Love You sing in spanish, seem utterly cute and ironically childish while have a strong connection with our beloved eurovision contest. Spanish pop can be cheesy but we've been through that before; question is whether we can afford so much love and I think we can. On that note, below are two sugary visual samples. La La La Love them!
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
What’s a 34-year old Argentinean doing in the land of Barcelona? Sebastian Litmanovich creates sounds under weird diverse alias such as Amarena Incident, Readme & Anthony, Portatile Room Mobile and Cacahuetes Inc. but MOST OF ALL he releases albums under the name Cineplexx. Expect clashed punk, disco and indiepop with echoes of Beat Happening, Os Mutantes and Belle & Sebastian. New album “Nuevahola” [containing old, new & rare songs, including collaborations with members of BMX Bandits and Teenage Fanclub] is out now on Cherry Red Records!! XX
Monday, 1 March 2010
Solo projects are supposed to be in fashion. Wild Nothing is the solo project of 21-year old Virginian named Jack Tatum. He seems quite obsessed with nostalgia, regret and complex powerful arrangements, yet he is sensitive and fragile and introvert and emotional. His penchant for shoegaze and dream-pop melodies is pretty obvious on his stuff and that’s what I like most about him. Wild Nothing have a single out.. buy “Summer Holiday” from label Captured Tracks and get ready for a debut lp next year. wild.