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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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Under Byen Releases New Video For “Alt Er Tabt”

February 12th, 2010

Danish group Under Byen has released a brand new video, directed by visual artist Sidse Carstens, for the title track off their forthcoming album, Alt Er Tabt, out April 6 on Paper Bag Records.


SEABEAR BLAZES THROUGH NORTH AMERICA ON DEBUT HEADLINING TOUR

February 12th, 2010

Icelandic experimental indie-folk septet Seabear is preparing to make their first set of appearances in North America on a national headlining tour, including several shows at this year’s SXSW. The band will perform songs from their upcoming Morr Music release, We Built a Fire. As a musical cherry on top, Via Tania and Seabear multi-instrumentalist Sóley will play opening sets. Sóley plays solo with occasional back-up by other Seabear members in support of her Theater Island EP, also due out on Morr Music in March. All together, it promises to be a line-up of intricate, lovely tunes like you’ve never heard before.

In the meantime, head over to iTunes to grab a specially-priced exclusive Itunes pre-release of We Built A Fire with the six bonus songs from the While The Fire Dies EP–out a full month before We Built a Fire’s official March 5th release! While you’re there check out the celebrated solo project of Seabear founder, Sindri Már Sigfússon, called Sin Fang Bous.

Be sure to catch Seabear when they hit your city with Via Tania and Sóley!

Wed. Mar 17: Austin, TX @ SXSW

Thu. Mar 18: Austin, TX @ SXSW

Fri. Mar 19: Austin, TX @ SXSW

Tue. Mar 23: Washington, DC @ Black Cat backstage

Wed. Mar 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Thu. Mar 25: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*

Fri. Mar 26: Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw

Sun. Mar 28: Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s

Tue. Mar 30: Montreal, QC @ L’escogriffe

Wed, Mar 31: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Thu. Apr 01: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Fri. Apr 02: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

*Via Tania only, Sóley will not be performing


Phil & the Osophers

February 12th, 2010

Phil and the Osophers unveil three distinctive videos to titillate the senses. Members of the International Found Footage Society, the band used newsreels from the 1920s-1940s to create the video for Propeller Jet, which narrates the thrill of America’s burgeoning love with the golden age of aviation. Avant-garde Czech films were spliced together to create the breathtaking Well Being video, the last three minutes being a visual and auditory world unto itself. Phil and the Osophers own travel footage is showcased in the video for Wandering Soul, where cities and climates and time blur together. Phil and the Osophers have added a new member! C. Lizbeth Marquez, a Spaniard by birth, has been added to play keyboard, percussion and background vocals. Come see the expanded lineup at Brooklyn’s Bruar Falls on February 15, in a show curated by Pop Jew, also known as Worst Cooks In America winner Rachel Coleman. The band will also be doing a short tour in March, more dates are TBA. Phil and the Osophers made their sixth full length album, Parallelo, available on CD and digitally this summer on Factual Fabrications, Phil’s own sustainable label. The album finds the Brooklyn 3 piece developing into a jingly and jangly artistic indie rock while retaining carefully crafted and philosophical lyrics. The band has a catalog of over 100 songs, and this new album is their most impressive work to date. THE SONGS The 11 song cycle of Parallelo explores parallels and coincidences in our understanding of meaning. Phil has an interesting explanation for all of these songs- “Uses Of A Man deals with equal rights for all lovers”, Creators “is a thesis on God in the time of slavery”, Propeller Jet is “about suiting up with Amelia Earhart on her last flight” “Cheap Livin is an tribute to the rich folks who lost it all” …Tie it together with an avant-garde indie pop sound and you have Parallelo. It is this sort of innovation that makes Phil and the Osophers such a one-of-a-kind act. The Brooklyn 3-piece have been on a tear recently: playing SXSW and the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, as well as playing shows with Art Brut, Passion Pit, Les Savy Fav, Le Loup, the Ruby Suns, and the Dodos. In addition, all 3 members have written and published books of poetry and non-fiction through their own publishing house called ILOANBooks. Bass player Gus has published NINE books, Drummer Kevin has published two (including a new edition entitled “Winter Doesn’t Care What Your Name Is”), and Phil has written his one book of poetry entitled “SHAKE! and other rattlers”. These books are usually free at shows and otherwise available upon request.

Watch Propeller Jet video

Watch Well being video

Watch Wondering soul video

Upcoming Tour Dates

2/15 @ Bruar Falls, Brooklyn NY

3/28 @ DC9, Washington DC


Nicole Simone to release debut EP including the first single “Melt” and “The Wedding Song” featuring Jason Schwartzman on drums and banjo.

February 12th, 2010

Although she was born in the eighties, Nicole Simone has always been fascinated with nostalgia and old films from a very young age. She writes all her music with love for creating a mood and environment of her own in which one gets transported into old movie scenes set in a David Lynch-ian smoky nightclub, where Nicole takes the stage in front of the red plush curtains. Her haunting, intoxicating and timeless music is illustrated by a unique instrumentation of guitar, marxophone, orchestron, trumpet, mandolin, vibraphone, piano and ukulele. Nicole just completed her first EP, which will be released on March 9th 2010. On the opening track entitled, “The Wedding Song” actor/musician Jason Schwartzman lent his talents on drums and banjo. Nicole Simone’s music can be heard in the Sundance film The Good Life starring Bill Paxton, Zooey Deschanel, and Harry Dean Stanton, as well as in the indie film Alone With Her starring Colin Hanks. Her diverse artistic influences range from Frederic Chopin to Tom Waits and New Orleans funeral processions to the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Billie Holiday and Cesária Évora. Nicole Simone’s first music video for the song “Melt” was shot near the Joshua Tree desert. The video is an homage to one of Nicole’s favorite films, Wim Wenders Paris, Texas as well as inspired by French New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle. You can see the stunning and intriguing music video here.magazine featured Nicole in their music issue alongside Bryan Ferry, Ryan Adams and Charlotte Gainsbourg. She has played support slot for artists such as Ed Harcourt, Jesca Hoop, Maria Taylor and Diane Birch. Nicole Simone co-produced her EP with Zac Rae and Woody Jackson. Gavin Lurssen mastered the EP.


The Walkmen Sign To Fat Possum Records / Perform MOMA Benefit March 3rd / Play NPR SXSW Showcase Stubb’s In Austin March 17th /Play Brooklyn’s The Bell House April 1st

February 12th, 2010

Esteemed indie rock act, The Walkmen, announce their signing to Fat Possum Records. The band is currently in the studio with Chris Zane recording the follow-up to 2008’s widely-acclaimed LP You & Me. The band kicks off 2010 with a couple New York City plays including MOMA’s Opening Night Armory Show benefit on March 3rd and an intimate engagement at Brooklyn’s The Bell House on April 1st where they’ll showcase songs from the upcoming album. A 24-hour pre-sale begins tomorrow (more details below). The band also travels to Austin, TX to play NPR’s South By Southwest Showcase March 17th at Stubbs. For the third year running, NPR Music will present, broadcast, and webcast the opening night showcase which features performances by The Walkmen, Spoon, and soon to be named acts. The Bell House pre-sale begins at noon EST on Thursday, February 11th. Public onsale will take place on Friday, February 12th. More details can be found at their site.


Neon Indian playing Bonnaroo & more new tour dates

February 12th, 2010

It’s shaping up to be a big 2010 for Neon Indian, just as SPIN predicted. The band made its network television debut this Thursday night, Feb. 11 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band was also recently announced as part of the Bonnaroo 2010 line-up and will be hitting the US and European Summer festival circuit with a vengeance (stay tuned for more on that!). Neon Indian recently remixed Grizzly Bear’s track “Cheerleader” not once, but twice, if you haven’t heard those remixes yet, listen here, stay tuned for many more high profile remixes to be unleashed throughout the year. The band’s Laundromatinee session was also recently posted on My Old Kentucky Blog.

An elusive new project from composer Alan Palomo. Neon Indian delivers equal parts synthetic nostalgia, Dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. Forged after a hazy winter gathering in Texas, this initial batch of tracks were the result of field recordings, record samples, a collection of bizarre synth sounds. Orbiting around the themes of drug induced heartbreak, weary afternoons, and lost chances, this music provides a lush soundtrack to the deadbeat exploits of teenage ennui. Neon Indian’s bedroom ballads have already forged Psychic Chasms, the debut full-length. They’ve been compared to New Order, Future Bible Heroes, and most recently said to sound like a saw-wave cutting a Doobie Brother’s song in half. Expect much racket to be had from this fresh-faced crew. Listen to Terminally Chill

NEON INDIAN

02/11 New York, NY Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

02/14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands

02/19 Philadelphia, PA Voyeur *

03/10 Montreal, QC Le Belmont

03/12 Buffalo, NY Big Orbit’s Soundlab

03/14 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves

03/17 Austin, TX RED 7 (Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media SXSW Day Party)

03/17 – 03/20 Austin, TX SXSW

03/22 Monterrey, Mexico MtyMx Festival

03/26 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine #%

06/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

* = w/ Memory Tapes

# = w/ Nite Jewel

% = w/ Nice Nice


Complete Bonnaroo 2010 lineup

February 12th, 2010

Bonnaroo was conceived in 2002 and continues to make a strong impact on the American music industry. It has served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. A creative and cultural mega-success, Bonnaroo has also featured a staggeringly diverse range of world-class acts such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Srpingsteen and the E Street Band, Metallica, Neil Young, Radiohead, Willie Nelson, The Police, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Merle Haggard, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Widespread Panic, Death Cab For Cutie, Al Green, Elvis Costello, Amadou and Mariam, Beck, Against Me!, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, The Mars Volta, Common, Burning Spear, the Flaming Lips, among so many others. 

    


Sleepy Sun Announce Tour Dates With Arctic Monkeys Contribute Track To Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners Play South By Southwest & Bro Fest 2010 Embrace Out NOW On ATP Records

February 12th, 2010

Whether droning madly, spiralling into cascades of infinitely echoing vocals or kicking back with their blissed-out take on classic Americana rock, Sleepy Sun are a band that demand your attention. Formed in Santa Cruz and now based in San Francisco, this intense sextet are set to release their latest single, Sleepy Son (sic), taken from their breathtaking debut album, Embrace, in August.

Comprising Brian Tice (drums), Jack Allen (bass), Rachael Williams (vocals, haberdashery & interpretive dancing) Bret Constantino (vocals & harmonica), Evan Reiss (guitars) and Matt Holliman (guitars) – all 22 and 23, the band met in the counter-cultural hub city of Santa Cruz, California, citing “pizza, horticulture, Neil Percival Young,” as common interests. “With the forest and ocean as our back drop, we were drawn to each other as fellow musicians, friends, and lovers” they say.

Drawing musical inspiration from Black Sabbath, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Can and Creation Records, they forged their sound in intense jams, “free flowing, heady, ‘where am I?’ type jamming.”

Though they’re in the one-time home of psychedelia, it’s not San Francisco per se that influences their sound. “It comes more from Northern California itself more than any scene or city,” they say. “There truly is nowhere on Earth like our little corner of the country where the redwoods smother the ocean.”

What are you waiting for? Let’s Get Weird!

North American Tour Dates

2/26 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA

3/9 – Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

3/12 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA

3/13 – Bar Pink – San Diego, CA

3/14 – JDee’s Landing – Palm Springs, CA

3/17 – Emo’s Annex (IODA SXSW Day Party) – Austin, TX

3/18 – Beauty Bar (Bay Bridged SXSW Day Party) – Austin, TX

3/20 – Peckerheads (Rollingstone.com / Rhapsody SXSW Day Party) – Austin, TX

3/20 – Encore Patio at 7th & Red River (Official SXSW night showcase) – Austin, TX

3/21 – Bro Fest at Double Wide – Dallas, TX

3/22 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS

3/23 – Hi Dive Club – Denver, CO

3/24 – Duffy’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE

3/28 – Broadway’s – Asheville, NC

3/29 – E.A.R.L. – Atlanta, GA

3/30 – New College of Florida – Sarasota, FL

3/31 – Propaganda – West Palm Beach, FL

4/1 – Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater w/ Arctic Monkeys – Miami Beach, FL

4/2 – The Ritz w/ Arctic Monkeys – Tampa, FL

4/3 – Hard Rock Live w/ Arctic Monkeys – Orlando, FL

4/5 – 40 Watt Club w/ Arctic Monkeys – Athens, GA

4/6 – Disco Rodeo w/ Arctic Monkeys – Raleigh, NC

4/7 – Rams Head Live w/ Arctic Monkeys – Baltimore, MD

4/9 – Madison Theatre w/ Arctic Monkeys – Covington, KY

4/11 – The Pageant w/ Arctic Monkeys – St Louis, MO

4/12 – Liberty Hall w/ Arctic Monkeys – Lawrence, KS

4/13 – Cain’s Ballroom w/ Arctic Monkeys – Tulsa, OK

4/15 – Marquee Theater w/ Arctic Monkeys – Tempe, AZ


Javelin Announce US Tour / April Dates With Yeasayer / Reveal Cover Art for “No Mas” / Play Williamsburg Hall Of Music Feb. 9th With Yeasayer / Debut LP Out April 20th On Luaka Bop

February 10th, 2010

Tour Dates

2/9 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY*

2/16 – Academy 2 – Birmingham, UK*

2/17 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, UK*

2/19 – The Academy – Dublin, IE*

2/20 – Speakeasy – Belfast, NI*

2/21 – Academy 3 – Manchester, UK*

2/22 – The Faversham – Leeds, UK*

2/23 – Heaven – London, UK*

2/24 Windmill Brixton LONDON, UK (headlining)

2/25 – Thekia – Bristol, UK*

2/26 – Digital – Brighton, UK*

3/4 – E & L Auditorium – New York, NY

3/5 Trocodero Theatre w/ Man Man -PHILADELPHIA, PA

3/23 – The Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS#

3/24 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE#

3/25 – Public Space One – Iowa City, IA#

3/26 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN

SAT 3/27 BIG EARS FESTIVAL – KNOXVILLE, TN

3/28 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH

3/29 – The Cafe – Detroit, MI#

3/30 – And And And (Artspace) – Toronto, ON#

3/31 – The Friendship Cove – Montreal, QC#

Yeasayer US Tour

SAT 4/3 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB*

SUN 4/4 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle*

MON 4/5 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel*

TUE 4/6 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade*

WED 4/7 MEMPHIS, TN Hi Tone Café*

THU 4/8 DALLAS, TX Granada Theatre*

FRI 4/9 HOUSTON, TX House of Blues*

SAT 4/10 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*

SUN 4/11 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*

TUE 4/13 MARFA, TX Crowley Theatre*

WED 4/14 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress*

THU 4/15 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room*

4/16 – La Casa Encendida – Madrid, ES

* Yeasayer

# These Are Powers


Infinite body

February 10th, 2010

 

Infinite pleasure with’ Infinite Body’. Check out 7 minutes of ‘Drive dreams away’.