Thursday, November 17, 2011
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
London’s A Grave With No Name mine their own distinctive vein of haunted, freaked folk/ art rock, tracing delicate fissures in the emotional radiography of loss and longing to spellbinding effect.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Beijing indie poppers, Hedgehog (刺猬) are back with their 4th full length.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
What can I say about chillwave... personally, it has always been a love hate relationship. The scene was saturated with this glo-fi, dare i say, fad along with the lo-fi movement, where the aesthetic was totally misguided. However, I must say I do appreciate certain artists like Toro Y Moi and Memory Tapes and nothing evoked a warm sunny beach day more and the seeming nonchalance of the music just commanded you to lay back and relax.
Brothertiger is quintessential chillwave, with the heavily washed synths, the processed reverbed out dreamy vocals, the big booming kick drums and the heavy thumping bass that punishes any sub-woofer it encounters. It's a little early for summer but hey, spring is creeping up and it's perfect for those sunny days.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The self recorded EP showcases Will’s abilities; every chord is exactly where it should be. Every hook, be it vocal or instrumental, highlights the music perfectly and as an overall composition the EP is dark and beautiful, and throughout the 5 songs, the songwriting keeps the aesthetic consistent without it ever getting boring.
The best part about 'The Noise We Make' is that none of it sounds forced. Several Girls Galore has the prowess of artists who have been around for a decade or two longer than them, and you can hear what sounds like the ease of seasoned musicians from this impressive young group.
While there are some similarities with bands like Deerhunter, or Women, or maybe Pavement, Several Girls Galore definitely has a sound of it’s own with Will’s haunting Vocals, driving drum and bass, and the quickly moving finger picking of melancholy guitar chords.
I have been stoked on this band since I caught them in Boulder the other day and am even more excited now that I have their EP.
You can now DOWNLOAD “The Noise We Make” for free at severalgirlsgalore.bandcamp.com.
Check out their music and look out for more music and live performances from Several Girls Galore in the near future.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Guai Li is a punk rock band which loves the beautiful music ardently. Band’s name comes from Chinese saying “guai li luan shen”. It refers to something that happens that can’t be explained by science.
Guai Li’s history can be dated back in the year of 2005. At that time, Wen Jun, He Yifan(bass), Liu Yue(guitar) and original drummer Yang Fan established the band The Dirty Ones, which was the former of Guai Li. Afterwards, Yang Fan left the band. In 2006, Wen Jun settled in Wuhan and established AV Okubo with Xu Sheng and Lu Yan. After a show, Wen Jun and Xu Sheng left Wuhan. They went to the north to Beijing and changed band’s name to Guai Li. Later, the experienced rocker Shi Xudong who has played music for several years joined Guai Li. Then, the lineup of the Guai Li was completed.
Every member in band has his own preference in music. Each one brings different elements to the songs. Wen Jun likes all the noisy and weird music. Liu Yue likes new indie rock. Xu Sheng likes traditional rock and pop music. He Yifan influenced by post punk deeply. While Shi Xudong prefer original punk music and hardcore. The band aren’t confused for the different likes between the music but try to blend everyone’s idea and feature in the music. Sometimes, the motive is from someone’s experience in daily life. In arranging part, others will try to break the original feeling of the motive, to create a new impression and add everyone’s thinking in. Sometimes, five persons play impromptu together and come cross a new song.
As their name, Guai Li people love all the mysterious and inexpressible things, like the ghost, witchcraft, universe, white noise and a little addiction. Guai Li’s music and playing style are just like their name, weird but full of inexpressible charm.
Guai Li and famous producer Fang Wuxing cooperated in the band’s debut album Flight of Delusion. The album has released in September, 2010. At the same time, the band toured in China for debut album release.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Some were almost forced to join a voluntary choir in primary school but much preferred pretending to be Mark Waugh far too much to be able to spend summery days in a multi purpose room singing “..and he will raise you up on Jesus’ wings”. Fours had to be hit. The cricket dream was eventually given up though. It all got a bit too real.
It was time to make a real team of real talent and origin.
East Brunswick All Girls Choir is made up of a mini golf course curator from Lockwood South, a Pool Shark Ninja who relocated from Yokahama, a gaming pizza cooking nerd from Golden Square and one failed cricketer who once walked the hallowed turf of Maiden Gully."