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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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Little girls

February 4th, 2010

Little Girls will  be releasing a 7-inch split, Volume 2 of Best of Both Records, a Toronto/ Oslo based label that does splits with bands from both cities. It will feature a track called “////////” by Little Girls and a new track by Oslo garage-punk band Pirate Love. It will be limited to 300 copies and will be released in time for SXSW. Volume 1 featured Serena Maneesh shoot off ‘Le Corbeau’ paired up with Slim Twig.

The band will play several shows at this year’s SXSW and beyond, including the Paper Bag Records/Chromewaves party and Todd P’s MtyMx All Ages Festival Of Art And Music in Mexico.


MySpace Secret Shows Presents: Hot Chip & Free Energy in New York City on Friday, Feb. 5

February 3rd, 2010

MySpace Music and Livestream to Air Concert LIVE via Hot Chip’s

Official MySpace Music Profile HERE

UK electronic outfit Hot Chip will be playing a MySpace Music Secret Show in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on Friday, February 5 for their MySpace friends and fans in celebration of the release of their upcoming full-length album titled One Life Stand (Feb. 9, Astralwerks). Philadelphia-based DFA rock quintet Free Energy will open the performance. Doors for this all-ages event will open at 7 p.m. and entry will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, MySpace Music will be streaming the concert LIVE in partnership with Livestream via Hot Chip’s official MySpace Music profile at http://www.myspace.com/hotchip beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.

Hot Chip is back with their stunning fourth studio album One Life Stand, which is being released on February 9 on Astralwerks Records. The album sees a proliferation of influences as diverse as the burgeoning UK funky scene to soul music, modern R&B, Northern Soul, Gospel, Golden Age Electronica, House, the sounds of Arthur Russell, Prince and Theo Parish. These influences all sit effortlessly alongside the band’s signature pop aesthetics, wild electronics, off kilter beats and intoxicating musical experimentation in a way that only Hot Chip can execute. For more information on Hot Chip, visit their official MySpace Music profile HERE

From the songs “Free Energy” to “Dark Trance,” Philadephia rock band Free Energy has been hinting at their forthcoming debut full-length album since the Spring of 2009. As an early treat, the band released a digital EP in September featuring two album tracks and a B-side, “Something In Common.” Produced by James Murphy, Free Energy’s debut full-length album, Stuck On Nothing, will be released on Astralwerks/DFA Records. For more information on Free Energy, visit their official MySpace Music profile HERE 

MySpace Secret Shows Presents: Hot Chip with Free Energy

Venue: Highline Ballroom

City: New York, NY

Date: Friday, February 5

Time: Doors at 7 p.m.

All ages

Additional info: HERE


YOKO ONO / PLASTIC ONO BAND SELLS OUT BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC ALMOST IMMEDIATELY – SPECIAL ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ‘DRESS REHEARSAL’ PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR FANS FEBRUARY 15 At 8PM

February 3rd, 2010

TICKETS ON-SALE TUESDAY, FEB. 2 @ Noon at BAM.ORG or 718-636-4100

Tickets for “WE ARE PLASTIC ONO BAND” sold out almost immediately! But, Yoko was not happy that some of her most dedicated fans were shut out so she came up with the idea of opening the doors to the public for a very rare concert experience. 

On February 15th, BAM will host a dress rehearsal/warm-up show of Yoko Ono and her core band: Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, and Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada, Shimmy Hirotaka Shimizu and Yuko Araki). They have never done anything like this before, and probably never will again. You will experience Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band in their rawest, most revealing moment. While no special guest artists are being advertised to rehearse this day…who knows? 

Tickets for the “Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Dress Rehearsal” event go on-sale Tuesday, February 2nd at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at www.BAM.org or by calling 718-636-4100. Tickets will range from $19.90 – $65.00, with a large number of special-price $29.90 tickets.


Score

February 3rd, 2010

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Merge Records, and in addition to a 5-day music festival, M celebrated with SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records, a limited-edition subscription box set that was delivered to subscribers throughout 2009.

Merge now have a  limited number of complete SCORE! box sets available for purchase in the Merge store. All proceeds will benefit charities chosen by the 14 curators.

SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records includes:

• Fourteen CDs with original cover art and bonus content from curators such as Kara Walker, David Byrne, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, and more. Bonus content includes exclusive new recordings from The Minus 5, Lou Barlow, Destroyer, and others. Andrea Zittel, Zach Galifianakis, David Chang, Miranda July, and Phil Morrison provide exclusive videos for their compilations.

• The Covers! CD featuring Merge songs covered by non-Merge artists including Ryan Adams, The Mountain Goats, The Shins, The New Pornographers, and more

• The Remixes! CD featuring Merge songs remixed by non-Merge artists including Four Tet, Jason Forrest, Mark Robinson, and more

• The Merge Records Companion, a full-color, 350+ page softbound book featuring every single Merge record cover from the past 20 years

• A Scharpling & Wurster full-length CD featuring new and exclusive comedy from The Best Show on WFMU’s Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster

• A special-edition Andrew Kuo poster

• And last, but not least, a specially designed box to display all of it in!

Only 200 SCORE! box sets remain, so order yours now in the Merge store. All proceeds benefit worthy charities chosen by the 14 SCORE! curators.


Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement news

February 3rd, 2010

Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment are excited to announce that a unique unveiling of the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup will take place next Tuesday February 9th. This will unfold throughout the entire day creating a virtual event for Bonnaroo fans, who will be able to view and discuss the confirmed lineup on Bonnaroo.com as it is revealed. 

Bonnaroo organizers invite the media to watch and participate in what they hope will become a new tradition for those who look forward to its annual artist announcement. 

Complimenting this special announcement event, Bonnaroo tickets will go on sale for the first time ever, on the day that the lineup is unveiled. Tickets will go on sale at noon EST on February 9th, exclusively through Bonnaroo.com. The top two tiers of tickets sold out during the Bonnaroo Holiday pre-sale in December, so the organizers expect strong sales.

A full list of confirmed acts will be sent to all media outlets at the conclusion of the event.


Throw down your heart

February 3rd, 2010

Bela Fleck is America`s most famous Banjo player. He did what Ry Cooder did with the uncles from Cuba, but in Africa with his ‘Throw down your heart’ unique contemporary world music venture . This wonderful project is following the roots of the Banjo, all the way to the wild and fascinating land of Africa and to be more specific, Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia and Mali. The views are wild and the music and collaboration is magical. As Bela tries to explain it, when you get to meet a new musician, discover a new instrument, and playing together is spontaneous, inspiring and exiting, it`s like being a kid in a toy store. Bela has received two Grammy awards for Best Contemporary World Music Album & Best Pop Instrumental Performance.The project is titled ‘Throw down your heart’ as you can visit the funky flash site and look at the photos, listen to sounds, and watch a trailer of the movie. For info about Part 2 that has just been released and his Amazing African musicians tour go to our news section. Listen to  Afel_Bocoum


Bela Fleck: Two Grammys for ‘Throw Down Your Heart,’ New Africa Album out Feb 2 + Tour

February 3rd, 2010

Béla Fleck’s Historic African Journey, ‘Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet Vol 3: Africa Sessions’ (Rounder) Wins Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary World Music Album & Best Pop Instrumental Performance ‘Throw Down Your Heart: Africa Sessions Part 2, Unreleased Tracks’ Available February 2nd.

Tour Dates Confirmed for the Africa Project: Collaborations with Amazing African Musicians, Featuring Malian Ngoni Master Bassekouye Kouyate & Ngoni Ba and Thumb Pianist Anania Ngoliga with Guitarist John Kitime.

“America’s most celebrated banjoist” (LA Times) and 13-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck has earned two 2010 Grammy Awards for ‘Throw Down Your Heart’ (Rounder): Best Contemporary World Music Album & Best Pop Instrumental Performance, for the title track. Through on-location collaborations with musicians from Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia and Mali, Béla Fleck explores the African origins of the banjo, transcending barriers of language and culture.

February 2nd marks the release of ‘Throw Down Your Heart: Africa Sessions Part 2, Unreleased Tracks,’ the first album through Fleck’s own record label. The musical travelogue features collaborations with Afel Bocoum (guitar), Haruna Samake Trio (n’goni), vocalist Oumou Sangare, Albert Bisaso Ssempeke, Jr. (bowed lyre), Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni), the Muwewesu Xylophone Group, guitarists Djelimady Tounkara and D’Gary, Jesus Jah Jarju (akonting), the Jatta Family, and thumb pianist Anania Ngoliga.

Catch Béla Fleck & The Africa Project: Collaborations with Amazing African Musicians, featuring Bassekouye Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Anania Ngoliga with Guitarist John Kitime:

Feb 2 – Durango, CO Fort Lewis College

Feb 3 – Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center

Feb 4 – Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater

Feb 5 – Aspen, CO Wheeler Opera House

Feb 6 – Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theater

Feb 8 – Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

Feb 10 – Dallas, TX Granada Theater

Feb 11 – Oxford, MS Lyric Theater

Feb 12 – Murray, KY Murray State University

Feb 13 – Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall

Feb 14 – Urbana, IL Canopy Club

Feb 16 – Oberlin, OH Oberlin’s Finney Chapel

Feb 17 – Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan

Feb 18 – Athens, OH Ohio University

Feb 19 – Indianapolis, IN Butler University

Feb 20 – Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

Feb 21 – Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music

Feb 22 – Hamilton, OH Miami University

Feb 24 – Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House

Feb 25 – Storrs, CT University of CT

Feb 26 – Waterville, ME Opera House

Feb 27 – Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University

Mar 1 – Ottawa, ONT Ottawa Jazz Festival

Mar 2 – Brunswick, ME Bowdoin College

Mar 3 – State College, PA Penn State University

Mar 4 – Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center

Mar 5 – Frederick, MD Weinberg Center

Mar 6 – Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech University

Mar 8 – Orlando, FL Plaza Theater

Mar 9 – Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theater

Mar 10 – Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater

Mar 11 – Tuscaloosa, AL B AMA Theater

Mar 12 – Asheville, NC Orange Peel


Frightened rabbit new video ‘Nothing like you’ out on Feb 22nd

February 2nd, 2010

Frightened Rabbit precede their 3rd full length studio album, ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ with a brand new single ‘Nothing Like You’ on February 22nd, backed with another new song, ‘Learned Your Name’. Furiously upbeat, ‘Nothing Like You’ s acoustic bustle is reminescent of The Cure’s classic, ‘In between Days’ and mines the most uptempo aspects of Scott Hutchisons songwriting. The new album follows on 1st March.


Frightened Rabbit on MUZU


At your Will

February 1st, 2010

From Woxy.com about this monster genius musician: ..”Will Johnson is probably best known for his role as frontman of the band Centro-Matic, who have been putting out quality albums since the mid 1990’s. In the past year or so though, Will has had his hands full with several other really interesting projects. Among them was a role as a touring member of Monsters Of Folk, where Will played drums and travelled across the world with the super group.

Will also stayed busy working on solo recordings and putting together a great record with fellow musician and friend Jason Molina. The Molina and Johnson album was put together over a couple weeks by the two prolific artists and sees them collaborating and creating some incredible songs. In this solo set with Will, we are treated to two songs from that record, one unreleased tune from an upcoming solo album and another new song that was originally written by Woody Guthrie that will be a part of an upcoming project Will is involved in along with Jay Farrar, Anders Parker and Jim James“…

Listen to ‘Almost let you in’

Listen to ‘ Twenty cycles to the ground’

Listen to ‘ Blood can push’


The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! Announce US Tour! New LP Out In May On Luaka Bop

February 1st, 2010

US Tour Dates:

2/27 – Terrace F Club – Princeton, NJ

2/28 – The Ox Warehouse – Philadelphia, PA

3/1 – Golden West Club – Baltimore, MD

3/2 – DC9 – Washington, DC

3/3 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC

3/4 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC

3/5 – The Village Tavern – Mt Pleasant, SC

3/6 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL

3/7 – Backbooth – Orlando, FL

3/8 – The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL

3/10 – 529 – Atlanta, GA

3/12 – The StarLight – Little Rock, AR

3/30 – The Loft – La Jolla, CA

4/1 – The Biko House – Isla Vista, CA

4/2 – Amnesia Bar – San Francisco, CA

4/5 – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA

4/6 – Visual Arts Collective – Garden City, ID

4/7 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

4/9 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

4/11 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL

4/13 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH

4/14 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA

4/24 – The Friendship Cove – Montreal, QC