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Artists Dead Stars
event::about Dead Stars was formed in Brooklyn, NY by cousins Jeff and Jaye Moore and John Watterberg. After a few weeks of writing and experimenting the band recorded some home demos which set the blueprint for their unmistakable sound. Loud textured guitars, lyrics filled with hope and despair, pulsing rhythms, all set to a pop landscape. Their debut album BREAK THE TIDE delivers hypnotic fuzzed-out guitars, discordant wails of feedback, a tongue-in-cheek, world-weary slacker vibe and conjures everything from Dinosaur Jr.’s snarling pop-noise to the spaced-out odysseys of Failure and Hum. The band was recently voted one of the top 10 emerging artists in NYC by The Deli Magazine. Dead Stars will be releasing THE WASTED EP this spring and touring throughout the summer.
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Artists Secret Colours
event::about The newly minted Chicago quintet channels the finest in the greats of late '60s psychedelia, '90s newgaze reverence, and a touch of driving, bucolic, no frills RnR straight from the greasiest of garages. Secret Colours at their most beautiful help you to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Secret Colours are bad dudes, and in a day and age where Anton Newcombe is making dance beats and Syd Barrett was long assimilated by the Borg, Secret Colours are a Kodachrome tinted breath of fresh air. Secret Colours are Tommy Evans, Dave Stach, Dylan Olson, Justin Frederick, and Margaret Albright. They released their eponymous effort independently on August 3rd, and may be stopping near you this summer to fold your brain into an origami fortune teller. The fortune teller says to keep a watchful eye on Secret Colours.
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Now, Now Every Children
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Artists Now, Now Every Children
event::about hough much older than their appearance allows, the trio of tiny midwest kids donning tight jeans and awkward posture can often be found in the local Taco Bell hiding in the corner from the snide remarks of teasing high schoolers. However Now, Now has consistently proven themselves to listeners of their music since their first EP releases in 2007 and 2008. Their 2008 debut full-length ‘Cars’ received much hype and review, gaining them tours in the US, two Europe tours (one with Paramore) and a worldwide fan base. With a live set up consisting of five, all equally tiny and equally awkward, the band entertains audiences not just with their humorous heights but with their cognitive arrangements consisting of keyboards, bells, jingles, and audio effects, while still hammering out a guitar-and-drum based structure. With the release of ‘Neighbors EP’ (produced, engineered and recorded by themselves in their basement) via No Sleep Records, the trio finds themselves busier than ever as they plan for the future.
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Artists The Vandelles
event::about The Vandelles are deep in the surging psych-pop scene. Their sound occupies a territory that covers the pulp-rock stylings of early Jesus and Mary Chain colliding with slinky hula surf rock riffs and harmonic dissonance. Based in Brooklyn NYC, their style, sound and attitude embodies noir rock played on warm nights on a California beach, delivering a popped up surf-psychedelia sound that drives a good party. The songs take the beach vibes of a Beach Boys record and run them through a static cracked sound wave, enhanced by the band’s vintage approach to both songwriting and sonic allocation. The all-female rhythm section (bass and drums) deals out thunderous riffs while two the gents squeal feed-back solos covered by lush vocals, all set to tropical-themed projections and cough syrup sweetness. The music comes on like a hazy dream, full of just the right amount of nostalgia to get the senses up, filled with enough pop to get the feet hopping. Their first EP grabbed them an MTV spot, countless live shows, including a national tour opening for storied band “The Warlocks”, as well as headliner spots as Austin Psyche Fest 2010 and Iceland Airwaves 2010. The band has released a self-titled debut EP in 2009 on Safranin Sound here in the US, and on SVC Records in the UK . Most recently, The Vandelles self released their first full-length record, Del Black Aloha; with a video in support shot by famed videographer Bruce Ashley for the single “Lovely Weather”. The Vandelles are currently recording their new album (……) and preparing for spring summer tours in Europe.
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Artists Twin Tigers
event::about Athens, GA's Twin Tigers had an amazing 2010 playing almost 100 dates supporting the Old Flame Records-released Gray Waves including supporting the Hold Steady, Deerhunter, We Are Scientists, the Antlers, Minus the Bear, Les Savy Fav, and Interpol. Hailing from the ever blooming Athens, GA scene, Twin Tigers are ready to unleash their dynamic sound unto the universe. Along with other elements of the past five decades of rock music, Twin Tigers blend noise textures with pop structure and shoegaze overtones shaping a sound that’s all new. Formed by co-workers at the Michael Stipe-owned Grit restaurant, guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris began Twin Tigers as their previous bands dissolved. In February 2008,Curious Faces / Violet Future EP was released to great reviews. The band quickly started building a solid fan base throughout the southeast and played shows with Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, Snowden and A Place to Bury Strangers. After a slew of revolving guitarists and drummers the band debuted its current lineup with guitarist Forrest Hall, opening for Les Savy Fav at the Earl in Atlanta only a few weeks before their first trip to SXSW 2009. Upon returning from SXSW, the band began recording an album with Joel Hatstat inAthens, GA. Following the wrap up of their full length, the band was chosen for a nation wide tour with Minus the Bear and the Antlers in the fall of 2009. Twin Tigers’ debut album Gray Waves is out now via Brooklyn based Old Flame Records.
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Artists The Details
event::about Every band who plays SXSW hopes they’ll end the week with a lucrative record deal, or at least the prospect of one. For Winnipeg foursome The Details, that almost happened. “You know the evil manager in the movie the Runaways?” asks Jon Plett, the band’s singer and guitarist. “We met him in an elevator, gave him a press kit and then he wouldn’t stop calling.” That guy was none other than Kim Fowley, a legendary record producer and songwriter who’s worked with The Runaways, Kiss, Alice Cooper and more. They didn’t know who the towering, white-haired 60-something was at first, but Fowley, after listing to their first record — Draw a Distance, Draw a Border — knew exactly who the band was. One day, as Plett was working on his farm (that’s right, he’s a farmer), he got a call. “It was Fowley,” he says. “We talked for an hour, it was so surreal.” The producer said he played the band’s music for people in L.A. and there was a lot of interest. He wanted more tunes and to tried to fly the group out to California. The band was at a crossroads — do they go and potentially give up a piece of the band to the music industry machine? Or stay home and create a new record on their own terms. They chose the latter. It turned out to be the right move, especially since the band found two equally adept producers in Brandon Reid, The National’s engineer and right hand man, and Stephen Carroll, the guitarist of seminal Winnipeg indie act The Weakerthans. Reid and Carroll don’t produce just any act that comes their way. There are two reasons they spent 12 long days working and recording The Details: their huge potential and the fact that they're not afraid of hard work. A lot of bands write some songs in a few weeks then release a record, only to regret the final product. The Details took three years to write the songs on their sophomore effort, Lost Art, and spent a year perfecting them, throwing out songs that didn’t work or redoing tunes that needed an extra push. “We’d play a song a certain way for three months and then flip it on its head,” says Sean Vidal, the group’s other guitarist. “It took us three years to refine the songs the way we wanted them.” That painstaking work was a good thing. It resulted in one of the most exciting records to come out of Winnipeg since The Weakerthans’ Left and Leaving. The combination of Reid and Carroll couldn’t have been more appropriate — Lost Art channels the same type of pull-at-the-heartstrings indie rock as The Weakerthans and The National’s rich folk rock feel. But it’s also got punch. “Vulture Mechanics” kicks off with the loud slap of Shaun Gibson’s snare, eventually launching into a soaring chorus backed by Keli Martin’s deep bass and Vidal’s bright fuzzy riffs.
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Artists The Liptonians
event::about In 2008, completely unheralded, The Liptonians emerged from a basement in Winnipeg with an "earnest little pop-rock gem" (Uptown Magazine). Much to their surprise, the album picked up a Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Pop Recording, garnered rave reviews, charted on college radio across the country, became a regular on CBC Radio and paved the way for three cross-Canadian tours. The strength of their dynamic live show scored them opening slots for bands like Silver Starling (Last Gang Records) and Chicago indie rock legends, The Sea and Cake. After two years of playing shows, Matt Schellenberg and Bucky Driedger ' the band's founders ' took leave to a rural cabin to mull over their catalogue of demos and write some new songs. Bringing the tunes the rest of the band and their talented community of musicians, the arrangements became more adventurous ' experimenting with lush horn arrangements, dumpster-dived percussion, accordion, reed organ and live-off-the-floor soundscapes. Produced and recorded by Mike Petkau, Matt Peters and The Liptonians between Prairie Recording Co. (The Weakerthans, Christine Fellows), MCM Studios and various basements, offices, rehearsal spaces and lofts, the new album, titled Let's All March Back Into the Sea, is a step forward in songwriting, arrangement and production while staying true to the band's roots as DIY pop songsmiths. Songs about talking pianos, dying cities and garden-haunting ghosts find life in dirty piano romps, electro-folk grooves and pop-rock sing-alongs. Let's All March Back Into the Sea, to be distributed by Universal via Sonic Unyon and publicized by Killbeat Music, is set to be released on February 8, 2011 on Winnipeg's Head in the Sand Records. A cross-Canadian tour will follow the albums release.
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Artists Imaginary Cities
event::about It all started at The Cavern. Winnipeg is known as the “Heart of the Continent.” In this beating heart on the prairies, there is always new music being made: in its clubs and basements, and in between work and life. Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting is now readying to introduce their debut album, Temporary Resident in early 2011. They are a band that is fast becoming one of Canada's most talked about new bands. “HUMMINGBIRD” - 7” EP RELEASE OCTOBER 26th “TEMPORARY RESIDENT” - CD /ALBUM RELEASE FEBRUARY 2011
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Artists Royal Canoe
event::about Royal Canoe is a deadly band armed with falsettos, guitars, effects pedals, drums, basses, tambourines, shakers and a five-keyboard super-weapon. Royal Canoe play lyrically sharp pop songs that move people and make people move. It all began in 2006, when Matt Peters (The Waking Eyes) teamed up with some Winnipeg friends and musicians (Nathan Blanchard, Jo Snyder, Tom Keenan and others) to write a collection of songs. Many of the songs that emerged revolved around tragic characters, each treated with equal parts humour and tender endearment. "Kasparov" is a love song from the super-computer Deep Blue to chess champion Gary Kasparov, "Dear June" is about a Siamese twin who wants to go it alone and "Me Loving Your Money (Gonna See Us Through This)" explores the complexities of love...kinda. Royal Canoe was born, and after some more collaboration the aptly titled album, CO-OP Mode was completed. It was never to be played live. Ever. Fast forward three years to 2009, when Peters finally found time to put together a band. He enlisted the limitless talents of Winnipeg musicians Bucky Driedger and Matt Schellenberg (The Liptonians), fellow Waking Eye, Joey Penner and the double-drummer assault of - Derek Allard (Tele) and Michael Jordan (The Liptonians). The new recruits have given the songs renewed energy, turning the album from an attic recording to a dynamic live show. Since first hitting the stage in September of 2009, the band has built a strong local buzz and shared the stage with bands like The Most Serene Republic (Arts & Crafts), Bend Sinister (Distort), Winter Gloves (Paper Bag), Forest City Lovers (Out of This Spark) and Young Galaxy. On July 6 2010, the band officially released CO OP Mode in Canada on Head in the Sand Records and toured nationally in support. Almost immediately, the band hit the road again, reinforcing themselves as one of Canada's most dynamic live acts. Always writing, the band is currently amassing batches and batches of demos in preparation for the follow up to CO OP Mode. With a solid line-up in place, an evolution in sound and a more unified front, the new songs are already generating excitement. This winter the band will release a digital single in North America and showcase much of their new material at Canadian Music Week and SXSW.
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Artists Hope Atlantic
event::about Hope Atlantic are small town boys taking a grassroots approach to modern pop rock, creating a sound that is timeless and unforgettable. They have supported bands such as Tokyo Police Club and Coheed & Cambria in their hometown and named 'Hometown Heroes' by Alternative Press after just a couple months of releasing 5 song EP "Mercy Street Choir" in 2010. The band is also featured at Canadian Music Week Fest this upcoming March.
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Artists The Lytics
event::about The Lytics have become legends in their hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba for their memorable live shows, addictive melodies and perfect cadence. In their short time on the scene they have shared the stage with artists such as Charlie 2na, K’Naan, Naughty by Nature, Comeback Kid, Cancer Bats, Kid Sister and Buck 65 to name only a few. The Lytics are a rap crew composed of three brothers: 20-year-old Anthony, 22-year-old Andrew, 29-year-old Alex and their adopted brother 25-year-old Mungala Londe with renowned DJ Lonnie C on the wheels of steel. With recent sold out shows at CMW, West Coast Music Awards and a showcase at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics they’ve developed a reputation for one of the most exciting rap shows in the business. With a sound that combines Pharcyde and De La Soul with the soulful singing of Raphael Saadiq, The Lytics are the next big thing to come out of Canada. The Story: A discarded broken microphone was carefully put back together and plugged into an XLR cable. The miracle wasn’t that it worked, but what it would give birth to. Mungala Londe began his relationship, with what would become his family, by hitting on Andrew Sannie’s ex-girlfriend. Instead of fighting, the two high schoolers bonded over their passion for hip hop. Andrew’s older brother Alex made beats for rappers all across Winnipeg, and had his own ad hoc studio in his room. When he went out, Mungala, Andrew and Anthony (the youngest Sannie brother), would take over his studio and play rapper. Soon they were making songs over Alex’s beats. At 17, Mungala had family troubles and moved into the Sannie household. Without a word, Mungala was adopted into the Sannie family. The songs started sounding better and they leaked a few tracks online. The response was huge. They decided it was time to make an album. When the mixes came back they sounded horrible. Their older brother Alex was in the background jotting notes. With each mix, he had more notes, until they had the album just the way they wanted. The Lytics played their first show at the legendary Pyramid Cabaret and sold out the venue. Afterwards they sold crates of CD’s to a room of friends and new fans. Soon the brothers were playing shows every weekend, at parties and bars all around Winnipeg. The only problem was that none of them could sing. Alex did the choruses on the album and he wasn’t in the group. Slowly that began to change. It started with Alex singing on a few songs at the beginning of their set and after awhile he stopped leaving the stage. As their success grew the final piece of the puzzle fell into place. Alex joined his brothers and became a member of The Lytics. Now The Lytics, having become hometown heroes in Winnipeg, are being flown out to play in festivals in Greece, when they had rarely left Winnipeg. What began with a broken microphone has become the voice of the next generation of Canadian hip-hop.
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Artists Nico Stai
event::about The Examiner Interview... Echo Park. Nico Stai, has the intensity of a tornado, the regal airs of a king, and the humility of a minstrel as he enters the café. Late night shows and keeping a vampire’s schedule lends to 1pm breakfasts. Nico has reached the tip of the Indie artist iceberg and is ready to break into mainstream. Appearing on Carson Daily last April (www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with...Daly/.../nico-stai/1081208), playing The Fonda, Troubadour, Spaceland, and going into cut a few tracks with producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, The Vines, Elliot Smith), Stai leads a life most mainstream musician would kill for…a life filled with artistic freedom. So how did he do it? Tinpaco, Stai’s former band, “self imploded” before finishing a deal with Producer Garrett Lee (Snow Patrol) and London Records (Warner UK). “While you’re in it, you see failure all around, but in hindsight it afforded me the opportunity to do what I want to do.” Stai walked away with ownership of the masters and began his solo career. “I went home and picked up my acoustic and started doing what I always do…I view myself as an artist or a craftmaker…a guy who makes tables…but I get up in the morning, (laughs) or afternoon, and make songs.” He sips his coffee. “When I decided to go solo, I had to see what I had to say and that’s tough too. Your ego wants you to be this guy, talk about this, and whatever…but maybe whatever is coming out of you is not that guy, and its not talking about this, but it’s talking about sh*t that you don’t want people to know that you’re talking about, that’s the good stuff. “ When something “makes me feel really self-conscious…then I know I’m onto something good. It makes me feel really naked, like I don’t wanna tell my best friends about this…I don’t wanna write a song about it (and) that’s (exactly) what you should be doing.” What is in a name, like the one possessed by Nico Stai? Nico is an L.A. based musician and his new release, his 3rd in all, The Victory Of Miss Friday is his most decisive to date. The trappings of creating records has not affected Nico as it is apparent on his newest creation. The music is entrapping, grabbing your brain cells and lulling you into a beautiful stupor. Bob Dylan, you have company now ...., someone who can create a stunningly simple acoustic piece and reign in a legion of fans, but with consumer friendly smooth vocals. The music on The Victory Of Miss Friday has engaging rhythms like with in the track Scream," which has ensnaring vocals of the pleasant and hypnotic gesture along with driving acoustic rhythms and above all, horns. Any artist that incorporates horns into their music is my hero. The Skies Over Your Head offers something different, a strumming bass line behind the acoustic guitar with Nicos urging vocals lying overhead. Dead Pony was an advancement for Nico but this is the just deserts. Stunning acoustic movements with frantic moments here and there are Nicos calling card. Go check him out and make Nico Stai your next musical love. Check him out this March for his monday night residency at Spaceland. -Jeffrey Easton, The Deli Los Angeles Magazine
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Lady Friends And Flowers
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Artists Lady Friends And Flowers
event::about Lady Friends And Flowers is a band that tries to write songs about women and men. The members live in the city and in the country. There are three of them. They tried to recruit some additional members to their band but that didn't work out because the recruits liked all the wrong bands an none of the right ones. They like listening to the records far more then playing the instruments but they have to play because that's how the emotions are transmitted to the women and men. They try to become better friends but they don't communicate in an adult fashion. Someday, maybe, they will grow up.
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Artists Fever Fever
event::about FEVER FEVER are a three piece band from Norwich UK Formed in 2008 by friends on the local music scene Rosie Arnold (Vocals / Guitar) Ellie Jones (Guitar / Vocals) and James Smith (Drums) Within sixth months of forming and after recording some rough demos they attracted the attention of Manchester based Cherryade Records (Huw Stephens label of the year) and the wheels were set in motion for their debut release in 2009 Double A-Side “Keys in the Bowl” / “Stage Shoes” was a riotous statement of intent and the debut release attracted the attention of several national DJs including Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6) and John Kennedy (XFM) This was supported by a debut UK tour which saw the band take their unique firebrand sound around the UK in the summer of 2009 to much acclaim The past 12 months have seen the band release a single (“Monster”, June 2010) and EP (“The Bloodless EP”, Oct 2010) Critical press and radio reaction to these two releases has been impressive. Artrocker Magazine made “Monster” their Single of the Month in August 2010 ("The missing link between the spiky, angular bands and the intelligently destructive hardcore ones.") and gave “The Bloodless EP” a similar 5 star review (“The odds of Cherryade Records having a wildly successful act on their hands has just quadrupled with the arrival of Fever Fever…”) before finally ending the year acclaiming “Monster” as one of their top ten Singles of the Year. Similarly the Fly published a glowing live review ("Three piece girl/boy sex sandwich. Stuttering guitar, firecracker drums, and agitated call-and-response vocals, go see them.") with almost every online and press review giving the EP full marks. On radio the band has been heralded by Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) with John Kennedy inviting the band to record a 4 track live studio session and interview for his XFM show that was broadcast in November 2010. The same month Tom Robinson invited the band onto his show as studio guests on BBC Radio 6. The same month saw the band filming tracks for the influential BBC Introducing A full UK our was undertaken in October 2010 which culminated in the band joining the roster of ITB (International Talent Booking) . It was also on this tour that they met producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) who will be producing their next single release in 2011. The band will release a free download in February 2011 and a full UK single release and tour in April 2011. They play SXSW, Texas and Canadian Music Week, Toronto both in March 2011. Canadian label Scotch Tapes will release a single The band will release a free download in February 2011 and a full UK single release and tour in April 2011. They play SXSW, Texas and Canadian Music Week, Toronto both in March 2011 and Canadian label Scotch Tapes is due to release a single to coincide with the trip.
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Artists Bronto Skylift
event::about Bronto Skylift are a 2-piece rock band from Scotland who have been playing together for 3 years. They have played near 200 shows in a number of different locations including ; T in The Park, in the middle of a one-way street and inside a train station. Bronto can be loud/gentle/dancable all at the same time. In the summer of 2010 they self-released their debut album The White Crow to critical acclaim and have now sold out of the initial pressing. The Scottish indie label Pet Piranha Records has just signed them and will be releasing a new 7" single in March with a second album to follow later in the year.
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Cubismo Grafico Five
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Artists Cubismo Grafico Five
event::about In the CUBISMO GRAFICO name, it acts worldwide and the band that Matsuda Gaku Ni of DJ who has released it in Germany formed. Solo project "Tout" as DJ is released in 1999. This work is praised not only Japan but also all over the world. It was chosen, ''99 year's best album that a famous writer chose' of the New York Times magazine!! And he started band style in 2003 as CUBISMO GRAFICO FIVE. Also he was won The Academy Award of the music section in JapanI they had played show with Junior Senior, TAHITI 80 etc!! Their Sounds who mixes PUNK, Reggae , Electtric are very interesting. It is acting worldwide as RICO RODRIGUEZ and Eddi Reader are done in feat last year. In 2009, They joined SXSW2009 and very stimulated. He will have new music and join SXSW 2011 They released new stuff in 2010. This album called "DOUBLE DOZEN" It's included 24 songs. This is punk album!! SXSW 2009 18th at KARMA LOUNGE 21th at LOVEJOYS SXSW 2010 to be announced
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event::about Bajzel is the purest definition of "one man band". He is a band. He is a musical chameleon tap dancing on pedals, live-looping guitar, bass, and beats into virtuostic art-rock exhilaration. Bajzel's demo was a viral sensation in Poland. It yielded a record deal and tours with the country's established indie acts. His music videos for "Window" and "Nie Znikij" both won prizes at Yach Film, Poland's music video awards. Jaw-dropping live sets fueled a word of mouth wildfire big enough for the media to smell smoke. Quoting Newsweek (Polish edition), "Remember this name: Bajzel is our Beck. Only better." It's an odd comparison but he'll take it. (And if Mr. Hansen turns up at the show, we can explain) Bajzel a prolific multilingual song-crafter/mind-bender with approximately half his catalog composed in English. He is sole owner of his material and currently unsigned outside of Poland. Presently Bajzel is mastering his 3rd album, tagging all genres with his psychedelic signature. Bajzel, pronounced [bi-zel], is a polish world more vulgar than "really big mess" but less vulgar than "fucking mess".
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The Deer Tracks
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Artists The Deer Tracks
event::about The Deer Tracks, is David Lehnberg & Elin Lindfors from a small village in the Swedish countryside. Their critically acclaimed 2008 debut album, "Aurora", received stellar reviews from NME, The Guardian, Clash Magazine, The Fly and dozens more influential magazines and blogs across Europe. The band then reached an even larger audience with a full song placement in the hit show Grey's Anatomy. Managed by Scott Cohen (The Orchard founder and manager of The Raveonettes and the Dum Dum Girls) and booked by superstar agency ITB. The Deer Tracks have already toured the UK, Europe and Japan since the original release. The band is now set to release their epic trilogy "The Archer Trilogy" via the US label, The Control Group.
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Artists Indigo Tree
event::about 2009 – Filip Zawada invites Peve Lety for cooperation at recording some film music. After an hour of improvising, they both decide to embezzle funds for music studio. Finally, as a result of spending whole week closed in a large recording hall, their first record appears. They name it “Lullabies of love and death” . Music for movie has never emerged. After putting duo’s songs on myspace, three record companies try to sign a contract with them. Musicians choose one, that provides them with complete freedom to record and think in their own way and gives a possibility of buying new instruments. On the 5th of October, their debut album – Lullabies of Love and Death – is released. It collects high assessments from all reviewers and most of them keep pestering musicians to leave Poland, for there’s no place for such sophisticated music in this country. But both Peve and Filip claim, that they live in Europe, not in Africa, and have no intention of going abroad. On their first without-audience concert zero persons arrive, and four hundred people comes to see them on their first with-audience concert. The first concert tour is played together with bands from Sweden and Germany. In November 2009, musicians decide to embark on series of accoustic concerts in private apartments. First of these experimental performances takes place in the house of Saint. Of Saint Edyta Stein. They are always household members, who organise a concert and they often invite their friends. Unfortunately it’s a very secret what is going to be performed by Peve and Filip, because it’s always something unique. Peve Lety – guitar bard. As he couldn’t – through all his life! – reach an agreement with any of the numerous bands, he finally decided to create a music duo. According to his opinion: “It’s a tough choice to throw out the only person you play with.” Filip Zawada – ex-member of bands “Pustki” and “AGD”. Sound massager, using Peter Hess’ method. Because he can hardly cope with anyone, he decided to live int the mountain, and tries not to think at all.
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Foxes in Fiction
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Artists Foxes in Fiction
event::about Since he was 15 and residing in the Toronto suburb of Oakville, Warren Hildebrand has been using the moniker Foxes in Fiction to represent the recordings he makes by himself. Now living in Toronto as a recent art-school dropout, the 21-year-old uses his apartment as his creative space and principle studio tool, crafting a unique style of deeply personal ambient-infused pop music using electronic and analog recording methods. Hildebrand's influences are diverse and far-reaching, including things like surrealist expressionism, suburban life, adolescence, Brian Eno recording techniques and the healing effect that Bradford Cox's music had on him in the months following the death of his 16 year-old brother Drew in 2008 and the debilitating mental breakdown that followed. In February of 2010, Hildebrand self-released his debut album, Swung From The Branches, for free through his self-run label Orchid Tapes to universal praise from fans and music critics alike. In the following months, he signed to Brooklyn's Moodgadget Records, who physically re-released the album with three new songs, eventually earning accolades from many notable blogs including Pitchfork Media. The album itself is composed of sprawling atmospheric landscapes and acute loop-based hazy pop songs that reflect on the life experiences and day-to-day events of Hildebrand's life. The Foxes in Fiction live show is a striking and intimate experience in which Hildebrand, using his voice, guitar and electronics, replicates elements of his lush pop songs through tapestries of meditative soundscapes, looping techniques and highly humanized ambient electronica. These days, Hildebrand is keeping himself busy by running Orchid Tapes, releasing several collections of Foxes in Fiction songs through his blogs and performing in New York City. One thing is certain - the future looks bright for Warren. Presently, he is working on several new EPs and another full-length Foxes in Fiction album, which will tentatively be released later this year.
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event::about His Clancyness is Jonathan Clancy of Bologna, Italy via Ottawa, Canada. Always Mist, his first full-length release, is a tender, clean, and consoling collection of snug little dream-pop blankets to ball up in, marked by gliding harmonies into which Clancy injects his rich, wistful sigh. These are not songs that demand a great deal of insight. In fact, there's no need for understanding at all; the simple arrangements and heartbreak hooks bypass the nerd-centres, burrowing straight through the chest only to manifest themselves two minutes or so later as lumps in the throat and knots in the stomach. (from Altered Zones/Pitchfork)