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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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Listen to the new Lali Puna single

January 28th, 2010

You could hear all these wonderful touches of the talents that helped produce this awesome record: The Notwist, Yellow magic orchestra`s Yukihiro Takahashi & Tied & Tickled Trio. This is the first single titled Remember of the full lenth album, Our inventions’, out april 6th on Morr music  (check our news section)

Remember


New Lali Puna record

January 28th, 2010

Lali Puna is coming out with a new record. Their first in over 5 years.

‘Our Inventions’ will be released April 6th on Morr Music, and along with the wonderful Valerie Trebeljahr and members of The Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio, there’s a special appearance by none other than Yellow Magic Orchestra‘s Yukihiro Takahashi!

The song is called “Remember,” which Pitchfork called a “propulsive pop number.”


The Cut & paste cousins

January 28th, 2010

Watch those 2 cousins from Brooklyn, in the midst of a west coast tour, going out one afternoon for a cassette tape hunt, for inspiration and an endless source for their cut & paste collages.

Watch them in action:

Listen to the result HERE

And to Their The very best remix

And to one of the tracks of their latest EP`S  Vibrationz


I Found you

January 28th, 2010

I have received this Josh Mease track via Soundcloud, such a great invention. I love this song – ‘You found me’..

His debut LP, Wilderness, out on Frog Stand records, was patched together from various recording sessions in Texas, Connecticut and his Brooklyn apartment.

Besides a trip down to Denton, Texas with bandmates Bill Campbell and Alan Hampton to pitch in basic drums and bass, Mease also took a trip to New Haven for a few weekends to record in a top floor (and possibly haunted) attic studio. Besides this out of town tracking, the songs “Days Like This,” “Neon Ghosts,” “Eleanor,” and “White Diamonds” were all bedroom recordings top to bottom. The result is layer after layer of quiet yet lush and poignant melodies that really make Wilderness the gem that it is.

Wilderness is a testament to Josh’s mind for fantasies. Each song evokes a scene from an imaginary world. The album takes us from the front porch summer swing sing-along “Days Like This” to the day-glo world of “White Diamonds” and ends with the ambient and beautifully strange “Tall Trees.” Mease also shows a talent for love songs. “I See You,” a duet featuring Jess Martins (Via Audio), is a lovely campfire stargazer about finding your other half – and “Eleanor” evokes silent movie imagery from the past. The topics of each song are diverse, but the theme remains that world of Mease’s mind where the music and listener are safe from the daily hustle.

Catch Josh Mease on tour with label mates Clare & the reasons ( go to our news section for further details and tour dates) and HEY, KEEP ON SENDING ME THESE GREAT TRACKS ON SOUNDCLOUD..

You_Found_Me


The Twilight sad New Single ‘The Room’ 7”vinyl/ digital formats 29th March 2010

January 28th, 2010

The Twilight Sad release a new single ‘The Room’, from their hugely acclaimed ‘Forget The Night Ahead’ sophomore album through FatCat on 29th March.

Beautiful but foreboding, The Room is in part inspired by Hubert Selby Jr’s (Last Exit To Brooklyn, Requiem For A Dream) second novel ‘The Room’ and the accompanying video – featuring David Lynch’s grand-daughter – was directed by Nicola Collins in LA, who helmed the documentary ‘The End’ .

Built around an insistent thumping drum and descending piano refrain, Andy MacFarlane’s distinctive overdriven tremolo pushes the song toward an overpowering climax, James Graham’s bruising Caledonian burr framing a subtle and unsettling lyric. My Latest Novel’s Laura McFarlane also guests on the track, playing violin.

Early versions of ‘The Room’ and b-side ‘The Neighbours Can’t Breathe’ originally appeared as ‘Untitled #27’ and ‘Untitled #28’ respectively on the 2008 compilation ‘The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road’.

The Kilsyth quartet announce a UK tour in March and April as follows:

March

24th – London, Garage

25th – Manchester, Ruby Lounge

26th – Oxford, Jericho

27th – Sheffield, Harley

29th – Aberdeen, Moshulu

April

2nd – Glasgow ABC

Produced and mixed by ex-Delgados’ man Paul Savage and guitarist MacFarlane at the legendary Chem19 Studios in Glasgow, latest album Forget The Night Ahead is darker set even than it’s hallowed predecessor Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, it’s cacophony broadening to incorporate the band’s most melodic and also most thrillingly discordant moments yet, the influence of artists like early 80’s Cure, Neu, Wire or Shellac as evident as longer-standing comparisons to MBV or Joy Division. “We have definitely moved on from ‘Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters’, musically and lyrically,” says MacFarlane. “It is a step forward from the first record, the song writing and the sound of the band has moved on from that time, which is something we’ll always try and do, we don’t want to ever stand still and make records that sound like each other.”


MINNEAPOLIS’ ONE FOR THE TEAM RELEASE, GHOSTS, MARCH 16, 2010 ON AFTERNOON RECORDS. BAND EMBARKING ON 2 MONTH TOUR AND DONATING 10% OF ALL TOUR PROCEEDS TO THE RED CROSS FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

January 27th, 2010

‘Ghosts’, One For The Team’s third album, will be released on Afternoon Records on March 16, 2010. The disc is the greatly anticipated follow-up to the Minneapolis quartet’s critically acclaimed ‘Build It Up’, which came out in August of 2008 and attracted attention from NPR, MTV, Daytrotter, and even Gossip Girl. Ghosts was recorded in San Francisco at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Studios in August and produced by singer/guitarist Ian Anderson, who made the decision to record the disc on tape. 

“Recording to tape was really important to me for how the record turned out in general, Anderson says. “Nowadays you can make everything perfect during the recording process, but you can’t do that on tape. The way it is is the way it is and that was really important to us as a band. A lot of the record was also done live. The sound of the tape is really warm, you can really hear the room more. There’s a sense of breathing in and out.” 

The palpable life force in the record’s sonic elements is mirrored in Anderson’s lyrics, which tell an overarching story. Due to the time constraints of a European tour and the time the band had already booked in Tiny Telephone, Anderson wrote and demoed all ten songs in five weeks. The result is a collection of ten songs that interact with one another, crafting a layered narrative. 

“There’s a cohesive story line in all ten songs and I don’t think I would have pulled that off if I’d done it over several months,” Anderson says. “That thread exists because they were all there growing together at the same time. They all make sense together. This sounds weird, but I wanted to ask the question ‘What would it be like if I became friends with a ghost?’ How would we interact and talk? How could I help him move on to the next phase of life? Ultimately, it reflected what was going in my real life-getting out of a serious relationship and dealing with that transition and being okay with moving forward and rebuilding my life from what was leftover.” 

“I’ve Been Here So Long,” the record’s opening number, acts an overture, setting the tone for the entire disc with both its intricate instrumentation and the compelling mélange of Anderson and Fiddler’s vocals as they begin explore the indecision of feeling stuck and the confusion of moving on. “I Got Tamed,” a hushed, introspective track that features Vanderslice, is what Anderson calls a manifesto for his year, questioning what it means to become an adult when you feel like you haven’t grown up at all. The record concludes with “Garden,” drawn from the band’s recent EP Build A Garden, which was released in April. 

“I think fans of our last record who became fans for the surface elements-the guitars, the melodies, the boy-girl harmonies-are going to like this one,” Anderson says. “They might like it as a breakup album. That’s the mindset of it. But there will be that small percent who dig deeper and get into the cohesive thread. We’re getting older and thinking about music more instead of just writing pop songs. I feel like all the records up until this point were part of the maturation process. And now we’ve gotten here.” 

One for the Team, which features Anderson, singer/synth player Grace Fiddler, drummer Elliot Manthey and bassist Jacob Huelster, was formed in 2006 by Manthey and Anderson, who also runs the band’s label Afternoon Records. They’ve played over 200 shows since the release of Build It Up, sharing the stage with numerous bands, including Frightened Rabbit, Dressy Bessy, the French Kicks and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. On January 28th the band will embark on a two month tour and have committed to donating 10% of the proceeds from their entire tour toward the Red Cross to help out with the earthquake damages in Haiti. 

ONE FOR THE TEAM SPRING TOUR DATES: 

1/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas *

1/29 – Champaign, IL @ Courtyard Cafe *

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Rohs Street Cafe

1/31 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar (Sponsored by You Ain’t No Picasso)

2/01 – Louisville, KY @ Nachbar’s (Sponsored by Buzzgrinder)

2/10 – Ames, IA @ Ames Progressive

2/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

2/13 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland

2/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

2/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

3/05 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium ^

3/08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^

3/09 – Iowa City, IA @ Public Space ^

3/10 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^

3/11 – Athens, OH @ The Union

3/12 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit #

3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #

3/15 – New York, NY @ The Cake Shop

3/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls (Sponsored by The Culture Of Me)

3/19 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre

3/24 – Valparaiso, IN @ Blackbird Cafe

3/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar

* = w/Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

^ = w/We All Have Hooks For Hands

# = w/This Is My Suitcase


Scenes of the Charlotte Gainsburg/Beck video

January 27th, 2010

Check out the video of ‘Heaven can wait, the new Charlotte Gainsburg song. Her new album produced by Beck. This is the first video of the album. You could watch them performing together on ‘Morning becomes Eclectic’- the KCRW show hosted by Jason Bentley.

The video in HD

The KCRW session:

       


Get Back Guinozzi’s! video for new single ‘Carpet Madness’ – out yesterday!

January 27th, 2010

Following the October release of their identically-titled debut album, ‘Carpet Madness’ is the second single from FatCat’s latest signing, Get Back Guinozzi! Full of colour and character, it comprises a unique blossoming of hybrid sources – infectiously poppy, quirky and breezy, with a strong French slant and a wide range of influences taking in the likes of Talking Heads, The Feelies, The Smiths, early B-52’s, King Sunny Adé, Lee Perry, Rip Rig & Panic, Ariel Pink, The Slits, The Cure, Animal Collective, Jonathan Richman, and Serge Gainsbourg.

A-side ‘Carpet Madness’ is a mischievous, West African-influenced example of the band’s ability to craft a rewardingly eccentric idiosyncrasy from deceptively simple pop structures and rhythyms. Backed with the sweet and perfectly formed, electronically modified ‘Out Of The Loop’, a previously-unreleased track taken from the ‘Carpet Madness’ album sessions, this single faithfully represents the odd, enchanting and wholly unique songwriting that exemplifies the insatiable charm of Get Back Guinozzi!

Now comprising a 5-piece band based between London and the South of France, Get Back Guinozzi! is driven by two French friends, Eglantine Gouzy and Fred Landini. The roots of Get Back Guinozzi! lay in Fred composing fifteen brief tracks for a contemporary dance company, using a minimal set up of guitar, rhythm box, and only one keyboard sound. Having already collaborated with her on previous material, Fred sent London-based Eglantine instrumental versions of two tracks to work on and the pair were so excited by the results that they decided to form a band. More tracks were sent across the internet during Winter 2007, with Eglantine adding vocals, keyboards, percussion and odd electronics, until an album’s worth of material was formed and dispatched to us. Following further meetings and conversations, tracks were sharpened, more songs recorded, and the resulting album was re-mixed by Michael Beckett (alias Schneider TM’s Kpt. Michigan) and released in October 2008. A five-piece band was formed with the addition of Regis Laugier (bass), Luc Benito (drums) and Fabrice Giuisiano (guitar, keyboard), and GBG played their debut shows in September.

With lyrical meaning often partially obscured (Eglantine refers to her singing “English in a baboon style”), Fred describes Eglantine’s lyrics as being replete with fantasy and a kind of dark humor. “It’s Eglantine’s view of the world. It’s an attempt at Zouk or tropical music with these lyrics that are a little bit spooky.” Influenced by singers like Ari Up (The Slits), Pygmies, Laurie Anderson, Serge Gainsbourg, Allison Staton (Young Marble Giants) and Donna Summer, Eglantine likes “to imagine my own little movies where I can be different characters. I can make doubles of myself, I can transform myself – a real schizophrenic, sometimes within the same track.”


Clare & the reasons TOUR CONTINUES: Nouvelle Vague + Van Dyke Parks Shows + DOWNLOADS FOR HAITI

January 26th, 2010

Digital Downloads from Frog Stand Records go 100% to Haiti.

Nouvelle Vague:

We are delighted to be playing before this dapper French band. The dates are verry merry thus far!

Jan 22 2010 7:30P

World Cafe Live~With Nouvelle Vague

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jan 23 2010 7:30P

Webster Hall~With Nouvelle Vague

New York, New York

Jan 24 2010 7:30P

Somerville Theater~With Nouvelle Vague

Somerville

Jan 26 2010 8:00P

L’Astral~With Nouvelle Vague

Montreal, Quebec

Jan 27 2010 8:00P

The Opera House~With Nouvelle Vague

Toronto, Ontario

Jan 28 2010 8:00P

The Crofoot Ballroom~With Nouvelle Vague

Detroit (Pontiac), Michigan

Jan 29 2010 8:00P

Lincoln Hall~With Nouvelle Vague

Chicago, Illinois

Feb 20 2010 8:00P

9:30 Club~With Nouvelle Vague

Washington, Washington DC

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W Van Dyke Parks:

Mar 11 2010 8:00P

Austria

Vienna, Wien

Mar 13 2010 8:00P

Switzerland

Lausanne

Mar 16 2010 8:00P

Le Pannonica with Ane Brun

Nantes, Pays de la Loire

Mar 17 2010 8:00P

Château Palmer

CENON, Aquitaine

Mar 19 2010 8:00P

Cafe de la Danse

Paris, Ile-de-France

Mar 20 2010 8:00P

La Boite à Musiques

WATTRELOS, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Mar 21 2010 8:00P

Botanique (Rotonde)

Bruxelles, Brussels-capital

Apr 4 2010 8:00P

Russia

St Petersburg

Apr 5 2010 8:00P

Moscow TBA

Moscow


Drug Rug On Tour NOW With The Fiery Furnaces Sophomore LP Paint The Fence Invisible Out Now On Black & Greene Records

January 26th, 2010

Thomas Allen and Sarah Cronin met in 2006 while working at the Middle East Club in Cambridge, Ma. After trading secret demos of their own songs, Tommy persuaded Sarah to combine forces. They spent their first date drinking whiskey in bed and playing each other songs on an old guitar. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Several months later, they christened themselves “Drug Rug,” a name which has made strangers laugh and parents cry.

The songs are inspired by the storytelling style of early folk musicians, comic books, campgrounds, funny hats, and the illustrations of Garth Williams.

Drug Rug’s S/T debut record, melted hearts and ears, and earned them rave reviews and comparisons to some of rock’s greatest duos.

“Paint the Fence Invisible” is certain to keep these trends going.

While running the stylistic gamut, from the country duets of Ken and Dolly to the Pet Sound’s harmonies of Brian Wilson, Drug Rug still stays true to their rock n’ roll roots including The Velvet Underground and The Byrds.

“Paint The Fence Invisible” displays Tommy & Sarah’s growth as true artists.

After touring with both Fiery Furnaces and Dr. Dog, the band’s honed musicianship and lush vocals were laid down on tape with the help of Carter Tanton (Tulsa), Julian Cassanetti & Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine).

The album was recorded primarily in a haunted house located in the Catskill mountains of New York and their hi-fi approach to lo-fi aesthetics were effectively crafted.

The result is a different and memorable record by a rock-duo who make their own rules.

The magic captured feels both timely and timeless… sometimes at the same time.

They believe in the imminent end of the world and will destroy each other with love before the apocalypse.

Tour Dates With The Fiery Furnaces

1/26 – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AR

1/27 – Lounge On Elm Street – Dallas, TX

1/28 – The Parish – Austin, TX

1/29 – Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX

1/30 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

2/2 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA

2/4 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

2/5 – Attucks Theatre – Norfolk, VA

2/6 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD