I managed to arrive at the venue, Cafe V Lese, in Prague slightly late to worrisome promoters, but I had made it and the gig ended up being great. Saved by McDonalds.
This will be short as I've also wrote a bit about it in my top ten gigs, but in those three days and with my busy schedule, I also managed to see Current 93, 65daysofstatic, Wovenhand, Bardo Pond, Silver Mt. Great festival, which I'm glad I had found a way to spend the weekend at. There were many Japanese eating moments to pick from.
Honestly, it was the best part of the tour. Not only they were probably the best sushi I have ever tasted, but also because the threat of the typhoon was looming all over us for the whole first part of the tour. In Kanazawa was where our fate were to meet, and we had to drive back to Tokyo into the night and throughout the storm. As we were eating, we could see that the typhoon was approaching our location, it was starting to pour and the winds started to grow stronger.
But how could we even worry when we were stuffing our faces through the thickest, juiciest slices of fresh quality fish? From a very personal point of view. Yeah, it was pretty loud. And a hell lot of fun. It made me question the future of thisquietarmy as a strict solo live act for a while.
But then I played the next 63 shows by myself minus 4 because not having to ask the availability of 4 other people triumphs all in the long run. Once a loner, always a loner. But the city officials knows about it, and it's a controlled experimental urban environment where they transform containers into usable spaces to open up discussions about Unless you wanted to be soaked wet.
Also played there again in September and we sold merch from the trunk of our van, classic. With Aidan Baker. It started from the idea of having a drummer for this show. Then two. Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 14, Retrieved June 18, Swiss Singles Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 25, Google Play. Retrieved June 10, Retrieved August 31, Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on August 12, Retrieved July 30, Records August 1, I love fuzzed out guitars, lo-fi drum tracks, and retro vocals as much as the next guy - and San Diego has got its share of great garage acts - but as more bands cloak themselves in distortion and deliberately under-produced recordings, each becomes less distinguishable from the next, and all too often they end up sounding regurgitated.
Then there's Octa grape. Dancing around the common trappings of garage rock revivalists, the Emotional Oil EP sets Octa grape apart. Originally a trio comprised of Franck Lopez vocals, keyboards, guitars , his brother Patrick L.
Robin vocals, percussion and Catherine M. Layering organ-like keyboards over drum machine snares and a woodwind recorder, they created a unique style of Medieval or Baroque synth pop, and released their self-titled debut EP on their own label Orcadia Machina in Vocals are alternately barked and snarled, guitars slash and buzz, the rhythm section thrashes along maniacally -- no pop, no art, just punk in the vein of Dead Boys, Viletones, Germs and early Black Flag.
Disparate sounds magically convert into driving and danceable noise. First pressing on color vinyl. Sewer Election — Nara LP Jartecknet A delicate and puzzling experience, where chilling oscillating drones and field recordings intricately mix. Nonetheless, So What temper the saccharine qualities of those groups with a punk and glitter-influenced sneer, incorporating lots of tom heavy beats, snotty vocals, and distorted guitars. Let It Come Down is the fourth album by Spiritualized, originally released in Jason Pierce spent four years writing, performing, recording and finally releasing the follow up to his breakthrough album Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space.
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No Peace is music for the sake of aggression. Recently released on CD — now available on vinyl. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's classic "E-Z Rider," Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What's Wrong" and a super revisit of the blues classic "Boot Hill. Antibalas — Tattletale 7" Daptone "Tattletale" is a sinister, funky flute-driven live staple, drawing from musical inspirations of Ethiopian funk and jazz masters Mulatu Astatqe, Wallias Band and Mahmoud Ahmed of the mids.
Limited copies pressed on white vinyl. South represents a fresh creative step for Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensembles varied output.
The albums largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters multiple strengths, while their organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that has kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force. Originally released on 78 RPM records in the late 20s, these fragile and dignified performances feature French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle sometimes both.
Impeccable ballads and breakdowns. Bologna Violenta — Uno Bianca LP Wallace An imaginary soundtrack to the worst crimes committed by the Banda della Uno Bianca, a gang formed by five policemen responsible for more than 20 murders, paying homage to the city of Bologna, telling stories through music one of the most violent stories ever. Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper.
Using a blend of modern and Victorian-era equipment, the band has produced a captivating, slow-burning sound that's both archaic and modern at the same time. Dear Mr. These ladies sing, yodel, and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you'll ever hear in your life. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. A great, unsung chapter in the history of country music.
Dragon Turtles — Distances LP Oscillating Color "Tom Asselin and Brian Lightbody may not live in the same city or state, even , but that doesn't stop them from creating bone-chilling music together under the moniker Dragon Turtle. Splitting their time in New York and Pennsylvania, the duo produce lush, reverb-laden atmospheric tracks that mesmerize the listener upon first spin.
Described by Elbrecht as "choral thrash," the music is simultaneously blurry and fast paced, blistering single-note guitar lines layered over with barely-audible cathedral harmonies. Employed To Serve — Change Nothing Regret Everything LP Holy Roar Miserablist post-hardcore from one of 's brightest talents -- a musical open letter to those who despise their current situation but do nothing to alter it. Enabler — Flies 12" Holy Roar An alloy of crust, punk, and hardcore, where relentlessly gloomy melodies and perpetually cynical, "fuck off" attitudes surge heavily.
Ben Fields is bringing a style of introspective song writing pioneered by artists like Nick Drake and Van Morrison back into the mainstream. Color vinyl. In , he founded Collector Records, primarily to produce records supportive of the struggles of workingmen and women. On these three recordings, he sings topical songs from the s and s that are primarily of his own composition and are heavy on humor and satire.
The subject matter ranges from civil rights to politics to defense of environmentalism. Benson's version, featuring Jorge Dalto on piano, was released as a single and became the first big hit of his career.
It was his first single release. Benson's rendition is the only charting version of the song in the U. On the Cash Box Top it reached George Benson recorded an official music video for "This Masquerade" in I Heart Drone by thisquietarmy. Insect Kingdom by thisquietarmy. Altar of Drone by thisquietarmy. Crowsanne by thisquietarmy. Setting Ashes by thisquietarmy. Bleeding Mess by thisquietarmy. SIDE A. Phantom Limbs by thisquietarmy.
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Les classement single. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. Gibet, Paf Dignitas Swiss Singles Chart. Album) to my surprise, there were frequent McDonalds on Czech highways, and you know what that means: free wifi. They've assimilated their multiple influences in Masquerade - Thisquietarmy - Anthems For Catharsis (Vinyl manner that's wholly distinctive, adding tight harmonies, strong instrumental chops and a keen melodic sensibility that's all their own. Monomyth is a crown jewel in the court of the crimson and clover. Die Antwoord's musical and visual style incorporates elements of zef culture, described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements.
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