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" Much of the reason for that record's mediocrity can be explained by that line, as Merritt's willowy voice and limp folk-pop hooks found themselves floating off entirely into the ether upon being paired with frustratingly vague, moony lyrics choked with overcooked metaphors ("Night is a gypsy;" "I ran like the wildest horse").
Leaning hard on blithe mid-tempo grooves and useless pleasantries, Merritt was in danger of writing herself off wholly into benign irrelevance, a Sheryl Crow with some indie cred. Tift.Merritt-See.You.On.The.Moon-2010-(Retail)-MJN (download tor. Saint Etienne sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos. Saint Etienne: Tiger Bay / Finisterre. Many great pop songs can be said to have their own personality.
Saint Etienne's have their own sense of place. Last June, Swedish dance-pop duo Air France released "GBG Belongs to Us", a three-part multimedia tribute to their hometown of Gothenburg. The Swedes explained their intentions in words lovingly similar to the ones they'd used to describe Saint Etienne in a Pitchfork interview a few months earlier: "For us, geography and architecture are essential elements of pop.
" Saint Etienne - Tiger Bay. Saint Etienne - Finisterre (2002. Teenage fanclub sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Phot. Teenage Fanclub: Shadows. In 2005, Teenage Fanclub sounded weary.
And with good reason. The Glaswegian quartet had been shoved aside by two major labels-- first Geffen, then Sony-- and its longtime UK home, Creation Records, closed up shop entirely in 1999. By the time the group's ninth album, Man Made, finally arrived in 2005-- via the bands' own PeMa Records label in the UK and Merge in the U.S.-- is was noticeably unsettled. Each glistening Byrds-inspired harmony masked lyrics that pondered death, impermanence, and regret. "There is more to learn than I've aimed for/ So much under the sun I should play for/ Before I'm taken in," sang bassist Gerard Love, one of the group's three songwriters, on "Time Stops". Fortunately, Shadows finds the band feeling a bit more hopeful. Maybe they've just had more time to relax these days. On Man Made, Teenage Fanclub seemed to be suffering a sort of rock'n'roll midlife crisis--grappling with the onset of middle age and wondering if the end was nigh.
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Punch Drunk Records sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Guido: Anidea. When electronic music is compared to video games, it is invariably linked to spry and cartoonish soundtracks.
Dubstep artists like Zomby (who actually composes on an Atari) have mostly reinforced these parallels. Guido, who along with fellow Bristol youngsters Joker and Gemmy is lumped into the dubstep-offshoot wonky or purple, also frequently receives the "video game music" tag. Guido's music, though, has little to do with anything bright or glitchy. A self-professed fan of soundtracks to ornate dreamworlds like those of the Final Fantasy series, Guido's debut album, Anidea, is composed, patient, and a lot closer to phantasmal R&B than anything written for an xBox. Wild Nothing sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos.
Wild Nothing: Gemini. Though some of indie's brightest leading men have come through Virginia's halls of higher education (Steve Malkmus, David Berman, Travis Morrison), your average college rock band in the Old Dominion area probably sounds more like Agents of Good Roots.
So if you live in a place like Blacksburg, Va., home of the Virginia Tech campus and not much else, and you want to be in a tropical punk act (Facepaint), an introspective singer-songwriter project (Jack & the Whale), or a band that covers Kate Bush instead of Dave Matthews (Wild Nothing's breakthrough rendition of "Cloudbusting"), you'll probably have to do what Jack Tatum did and start them yourself. Wild Nothing - Gemini  256 kbps. NAKED ON THE VAGUE sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, P. Naked on the Vague: Heaps of Nothing. Naked on the Vague's second album isn't just Heaps of Nothing-- it's mountains of non-existent stuff, a landfill of noisy cacophony.
Listening to this record front-to-back feels like a staring contest with the void, as the Australian duo of Lucy Phelan and Matthew Hopkins thrash through 1960s psych, harsh dub, and early Sonic Youth, if nobody in that band cared about guitar solos or arcane tunings. It sounds like they don't care about much of anything at all, actually as long as whatever they've got when they plug in makes one hell of a racket.
And it does. "Heavy" is definitely the operative word here, which makes Heaps of Nothing a departure from 2007's comparatively sparse Blood Pressure Sessions. BLITZEN TRAPPER sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Phot. Blitzen Trapper: Destroyer of the Void. Cheers to Portland's Blitzen Trapper for opening their fifth full-length, Destroyer of the Void, with the album's almost proggy title track.
"Destroyer of the Void" ambitiously steamrolls over decades of canonical popular music, squishing it into an epic suite that gathers Beatles harmonies, sci-fi synths, classic rock guitars, country-rock twang, and AOR sentimentality into one big, ballsy package. It's a surprising and precarious way to kick off an album, especially the follow-up to 2008's Furr, on which Blitzen Trapper stuck primarily to Laurel Canyon folk-rock. Coming on the heels of their more chameleonic and ramshackle breakout LP, Wild Mountain Nation, Furr narrowed Blitzen Trapper's expansive sonic scope. And so it wouldn't be wrong for fans to expect that Destroyer would be even more tightly focused and single-minded in its commitment to honeyed, loose-limbed jams. If anything, the record could use more prog pomp. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void - 2010 (rhsiv) (320) (do. Tame Impala sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos e.
Tame Impala: Innerspeaker. From the Vines to Wolfmother to Jet, recent Aussie rock exports have been painfully indebted to arena rock-- quick to recycle a sound but rarely succeeding in revitalizing it.
Perth three-piece Tame Impala play with some of the ingredients of arena rock as well but do so in aid of more leftfield, organic sounds and interesting excursions. The result is a cleanly executed and frequently dazzling debut: Innerspeaker is a psychedelia-heavy outing that toys with paisley pop, stoner vibes, and an expansive array of swirling guitars. On first listen, Innerspeaker provides a lot of dots to connect: There are patches of late-60s American psychedelia, buzzy Motor City riffage, and decades of British pop, ranging from the pastoral pop of the Kinks to the vivid expansiveness of the Verve to the narcotic warmth of the Stone Roses. By all accounts, fixing their gaze so intently on established influences should play as either disingenuous or forced.
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (MP3, 320kbps)  The Ponys: Deathbed +4 EP. Late last year, The Chicago Reader ran a story hailing the Ponys' return to the live stage.
After releasing three seismic full-lengths, the most recent and and most commercially successful for Matador, they did as that album's title suggested: They turned the lights out. The beloved local garage band had been progressing quietly over the years and just as their ball had seemed to really begin rolling, they took a break. Everything went silent. They began hibernating for what has seemed like some weird, indie rock eternity. So as that story made its way out of Chicago and onto the computer screens of nerds elsewhere, it brought with it a wave of excitement.
An EP was a great way to get their beaks wet again without having to shoulder the songwriting weight of a full-length right away. Traditionally, the Ponys have been devout frontloaders. "Pop Culture (Revisited)" ensures there's no lull in its wake. The Ponys. The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out  [Rock] (download torrent) Redhooker sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et. Redhooker: Vespers. For fans of the instrumental post-rock proffered by groups like Rachel's, Balmorhea, and Clogs, Redhooker's debut full-length will quickly become a favorite.
On Vespers, this group-- led by former Antony and the Johnsons guitarist, and current member of Slow Six, Stephen Griesgraber-- makes it way through a collection of stately, handsome pieces. Greisgraber is also Redhooker's writer, but his songs don't focus on his guitar playing (excepting one Clogs-like turn in "Friction", with his winding arpeggio driving the track).
Instead, he's content to hover in the background on tracks like the contemplative "Standing Still" or the swelling "Trip And Fall", ceding the spotlight to the trio of strings players and bass clarinetist in the group. For four of its six tracks (including the patiently haunting "Bedside"), Vespers sticks to this script, offering tasteful melodic motifs for the players to encircle and play off of for five to six minutes. Redhooker - Vespers  Cate Le Bon sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos e. Cate Le Bon: Me Oh My. Wales is used to being overlooked. Seven centuries of English occupation will do that. Almost 15 years after Super Furry Animals, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Catatonia, and Manic Street Preachers drew attention to their tiny country's music scene, newer Welsh artists like Race Horses and the Joy Formidable are plugging along amid considerably less media fanfare. Now add Cate Le Bon to that list, with a bullet.
On her debut album, the Cardiff-based singer/songwriter introduces a beguiling, idiosyncratic voice almost designed not to call attention to itself. No relation to Duran Duran star Simon, Le Bon is probably best known for her fembot guest spot on "I Lust U", from Super Furries frontman Gruff Rhys's Neon Neon project a couple of years ago. Me Oh My is an understated work, but by no means an underwhelming one. ACTIVE CHILD sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos. Active Child: Curtis Lane EP. Pat Grossi's a harpist, an ex-choirboy, an Active Child; precious, no? Nah, not really. Grossi's gauzy, twinkly Active Child songs feel at once rather humble and astronomically huge. Bits of Animal Collective's stacked harmonies, Dazzle Ships' askew shimmer, and M83's post-New Order epic pulse coalesce in Grossi's tidy yet titanic sound, stretched out over six songs and 30 minutes on the Curtis Lane EP.
Precious? More like prodigious. Robyn sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et clip. Robyn: Body Talk Pt. 1. "I'm always going to feel like this person on the outside looking in," Robyn recently told Popjustice. The Swedish singer and songwriter has no fear of pop: A platinum seller in her own country, Robyn cracked the Billboard top 10 in the late 1990s working with famed teen-pop producer Max Martin.
As the daughter of a couple who ran an independent theater company, however, Robin Miriam Carlsson is also a woman who enjoys doing things her own way. Robyn [Body.Talk Pt. 1] Robyn [Body.Talk Pt. 1]Mp3@VBR.NeRoZ. TRASH KIT sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et. Trash Kit: Trash Kit. Onra "Long Distance" out now on Itunes sur MySpace Music - Ecout. Onra: Long Distance. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuit. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today. Most people who follow Ariel Pink were introduced to him by 2004's The Doldrums, the first non-Animal Collective release on that band's Paw Tracks label. From the beginning, Pink was presented as an outsider, a recluse who obsessively recorded at home and had compiled hundreds of unheard songs.
The notion that he was a supremely strange person making music in his own world was fully supported by the string of albums, singles, and EPs that followed. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today - 2010 (rhsiv) (dow. The Drums sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et. The Drums: The Drums. As the Drums' recent appearance on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross suggests, frontman Jonathan Pierce is not a man who is concerned with looking cool. The Drums - The Drums (plus bonus track) (download torrent) - TP. The Drums - The Drums (plus bonus track) Hanoi Janes sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos e. Hanoi Janes: Year of Panic. Here we go magic sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Pho. Here We Go Magic: Pigeons. Listeners crave tidy narratives. Thus, when "Collector", the second track from Here We Go Magic's second LP and first as a full band, Pigeons, began to make the blog rounds, there was quite a bit of chatter about the album possibly being the band's-- and its bandleader, Luke Temple's-- breakout moment.
Makes sense: It's hard to listen to "Collector"-- one of the finest pieces of post-Sufjan Stevens chamber pop-- and not get excited about something. Can anyone be blamed for hoping that the rest of the record would endlessly vibe on that theme? Whatever the case, Pigeons is not the sparkling, fully realized breakout effort many of us hoped from this band. Pigeons by Here We Go Magic  Full Album (download torrent) Casiokids sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et. Casiokids: Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar. Despite its casual feel-- the unusually edifying title means "great vibe at a local bar"-- Casiokids' U.S. debut has been ages in the making. One of its most striking songs is "Fot I Hose", a dance track with infectious bass synths scudding over a sizzling rhythm section.
It's the song that turned me on to Norway's Casiokids two years ago, when it appeared on a sampler CD for the 2008 Øya Festival in Oslo. Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here? Emeralds - Does Look Like Im Here  VBR (download torrent) The Gaslight Anthem sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Album Reviews: The Gaslight Anthem: American Slang. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang [320 kbps] REFUSED sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et cl. Refused: The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical. Refused- The Shape of Punk to Come (1998)[320kbps] (download tor. Ty Segall sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et. Album Reviews: Ty Segall: Melted. Drake sur MySpace Music - Ecoute gratuite de MP3, Photos et clip. Album Reviews: Drake: Thank Me Later. Drake-Thank Me Later-Retail-2010-WHOA.