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Monday, December 28, 2009

Vic Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt has died on December 25, 2009. He was one of America's greatest musicians.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Top Ten 2009

Here are my personal 10 favourite records of 2009 in alphabetical order:
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post (album)
Antony And The Johnsons - The Crying Light (album)
Emily Jane White - Victorian America (album)
Fanfarlo
- Reservoir (album)
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (album)
Rose Melberg
- Homemade Ship (album)
The Cavalcade
- Meet You In The Rain / For You (two different EPs)
The Clientele - Bonfires On The Heath (album)
The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage (album)
The XX - s/t (album)

... plus many other records I should've mentioned, but this is just a top ten list.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Malory

"Pearl Diver" is Malory's fourth album, and their first on Club AC30. Some people say it's their best album ever. Release date in the UK: Monday 11-01-2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Milestone Band

Formed in 2008, The Milestone Band consists of 3 members of 90s band The Sweetest Ache (Sarah Records/Vinyl Japan) who started writing songs together again after a few chance meetings in and around their hometown of Swansea. The bands first release, a mini album entitled "Mountain Road," is available for free download by clicking here.
They have also released a 3" CD-R, strictly limited and hand numbered edition of 59 copies only on Edition 59 Records.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Portishead

Here the video of a brand new Portishead song. Oh what a wonderful voice. Makes me feel so happy sad.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr is a shoegaze band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by The Jesus and Mary Chain, early Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Drop Nineteens and Moose. They make you feel like 17 again. Their latest release is a split single with Depreciation Guild on London shoegazer label Club AC30.

Ringo Deathstarr Some Kind Of Sad from elliottfrazier on Vimeo.

The Notwist

The Notwist from Weilheim, Germany, have released a new limited 7" on City Slang. The Notwist (featuring Martin Gretschmann (aka Console) are an indie band who rely heavily on electronics, and they are definitely one of the better German bands around. The a-side is called "Come In," and a remix to "Boneless" by Grizzly Bear can be found on the flipside.

Get Well Soon

There's a new 7" release by "the german wunderkind" Konstantin Gropper, the classically trained singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Berlin. The single is featuring a new track entitled "Angry Young Man." On the flipside is another new song called "Teenage FBI."
The second Get Well Soon album "Vexations" will be released in January 2010.