If you don't know Shine, I highly recommend their first album The Common Station:
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Our German radio stations have recently a strange behavior. They play surprisingly good music. Besides Lana Del Rey (an unsusal and beautiful song for mainstream radio airplay: Video Games) there is Gotye.
Gotye is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental artist and singer-songwriter.
In August 2011 he released his third LP Making Mirrors.
Gotye connects very different genres like Pop, Disco, Rock, Dub, Motown Soul, Electro, Ambient and Folk into a strangely homogenous work.
There are some influences and similarities to Peter Gabriel and AIR. Because of the high variety of the songs there's much to discover, it's really a kind of journey through the musical world.
Gotye said about the new album: "It's more about reflection - the look at yourself that a mirror offers and also the way it gives you a different perspective on things around you. So I guess I feel a bit analogous to what these songs become to me - you know little ways for me to explore my record collection, explore the world of sound that I'm fascinated by, and also sometimes get a different perspective on memories and emotions I've been mulling over that they find voice in these songs"
There is a video for the current single Somebody that I used to know, which I highly recommend to watch:
On soundcloud you can stream the full record:
Monday, January 2, 2012
Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears where in my memories for their superb EP Mad Valentines from 2009.
If you don't know the EP, I highly recommend it to you, especially if you like Jellyfish!
I completely missed the kickstarter campaign for the new record Daffy's Elixir.
Fortunately the album will be released soon - on April 18 2012.
You can preorder a limited edition here:
- The Shredding Tears (2006)
- Flight of the Knife (2008)
- Mad Valentines EP (2009)
- Daffy's Elixir (2012)
I thought I'd start 2012 with some new stuff (at least new for me).
Farrah is a independent British band pending between indie rock and pure melodic pop. They released four records in the last ten years, toured in Europe and Japan.
Singer Jez Ashurst: “We’re confusing, I think, and hard to categorise – and a lot of people like to categorise bands. We’ve always recorded, produced and owned our records, plus we make our own videos as well, so we’re as ‘indie’ as you can get. Yet we try to create polished, ageless music you might think sounds like it couldn't have come from a punk or DIY aesthetic. People sometimes say we sound ‘too commercial’ – as though these two things are mutually exclusive. We just make the music we like.”
I recommend listening to their last self titled LP Farrah. All twelve songs are high class, melodic and beautiful pieces of a great record:
Official website: www.farrah.co.uk