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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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Jesse Rifkin

March 12th, 2010

The Wailing Wall is New York-based multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Rifkin.

The Wailing Wall’s first record, Hospital Blossoms, released free on the JDub Records website, was downloaded well over 15,000 times by new fans all around the world. That project landed Jesse live spots on MTVU, WNYC Soundcheck, WFMU and Fearless Music TV.

His new record, The low hanging fruit, could not have come together without Jesse’s collaboration with ANTI recording artist Tim Fite. Tim guided the recording process, which primarily took place in a barn in Columbia, NJ, with additional work in a high school auditorium in Blairstown, NJ, Tim’s studio in Brooklyn and Wesleyan University’s memorial chapel. “My process in recording and performing has always been to follow spontaneous moments of inspiration…[but] Tim taught me how to make a record with care and patience, to put consideration and work into every single note until it is at the exact place where it needs to be, and to let those moments of spontaneous inspiration lead to even greater moments of total awareness and control.” 

Over the past few years, The Wailing Wall has been joined live and on record by a diverse and lengthy list of co-conspirators, including members of and contributors to such bands as Camera Obscura, Titus Andronicus, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Pepi Ginsberg, Mountain Man, DeLeon, Dinowalrus, The So So Glos, Thanksgiving, The Grates and Wolf Colonel. Listen to Jesse Rifkin


The Willowz launch US tour in support of new album

March 12th, 2010

THE WILLOWZ  will embark on a month-long U.S. tour on April 1st in support of their latest album, Everyone (Dim Mak/Downtown Records). The band will join up with Nebula and Lionize for the first two weeks and head out on their own for most of the remaining dates. (See below for tour itinerary.)

“From chord one, these guys ripped into each song like it was their last…freewheeling and totally engaged in the exuberant energy of each song,” said John Richards of National Public Radio station KEXP after THE WILLOWZ performed in studio last month.

Combining raw, soul-infused garage rock with infectious pop hooks, Everyone is the follow-up to 2007’s Chautauqua, which was heralded at one of the best albums of the decade by the Orange County Register. Recorded in Dallas with producer Stuart Sikes, the new album is already racking up accolades, with Spin praising the band for “sharpening their scuzz by ultra-sweetening it” and BLURT relishing Everyone’s “sleeker, more melodic components…on tracks like ‘I Know’ (thrumming and anthemic, almost U2-like, with an uncommonly yearning vocal from Richie James Follin) and ‘No Heros’ (bluesy, and with the horns and Jessica Reynoza’s sensual basslines, pure Memphis/Muscle Shoals)…They got a heart full of soul, at that.”

THE WILLOWZ were formed in 2002 by Anaheim, California teens Richie James Follin and Jessica Anne Reynoza. They recorded a 7-inch for legendary Posh Boy Records, produced by Follin’s stepfather, Paul Kostabi (White Zombie, Psychotica, Y.G.M., Detours), and hit the road immediately afterward. Their self-titled full-length debut was released in 2003 and attracted the attention of director Michel Gondry, who featured songs from it in his Oscar-winning film, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and on its GRAMMY®-nominated soundtrack. Gondry also directed a video for “Meet Your Demise” and featured songs from the group’s second album, Talk in Circles, in the film “The Science of Sleep” as well as on its soundtrack. Talk in Circles, ranked as one of the “Top 50 albums of 2005” by Rolling Stone, was followed by a DVD companion, See in Squares, which featured a video for every song (27 videos total plus live footage). 2007’s Chautauqua had a heavier sound, rooted deeply in rock and psychedelic music. Between albums, THE WILLOWZ – comprising Follin (vocals/guitar), Reynoza (bass/vocals), Loren Shane Humphrey (drums) and William-Lewis Mclaren (guitar/vocals) – have released a steady stream of 7-inches and toured relentlessly, playing over 300 shows in 2008.

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

THE WILLOWZ – U.S. TOUR DATES:

4/1 Chicago, IL Double Door w/Nebula & Lionize

4/2 St. Louis, MO The Firebird ”

4/3 Memphis, TN The Hi Tone ”

4/5 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon ”

4/6 Denver, CO Three Kings Tavern ”

4/7 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas ”

4/9 Seattle, WA Studio Seven ”

4/10 Portland, OR Dantes ”

4/12 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside ”

4/14 San Diego, CA Bar Pink ***FREE SHOW

4/15 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland w/Nebula & Lionize

4/16 Tucson, AZ Plush

4/17 Scottsdale, AZ Chyro Arts

4/19 Lubbock, TX Bash Riprocks

4/20 Austin, TX Emo’s

4/22 Dallas, TX Doublewire w/Mag7 and Here Holy Spain

4/23 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory w/Pretty Black Chains

4/28 Washington, DC DC-9

5/1 New York, NY Mercury Lounge


Woods reveals details of new album, At Echo Lake

March 12th, 2010

With a title like At Echo Lake, the fifth album from New York’s Woods intimates a modern rock aesthetic fully informed by historical manifestations of teenage along with a concomitant feel for the specifics of time and place. The distance between 2007’s At Rear House and 2010’s At Echo Lake may at first seem only semantic but it more properly represents a move from a kind of informal back porch jam ethos to a fully-committed vision of the infinite possibilities of group playing.

Over the past few years Woods have established themselves as an anomaly in a world of freaks. They were an odd proposition even in the outré company of vocalist/guitarist/label owner Jeremy Earl’s Woodsist roster, perpetually out of time, committed to songsmanship in an age of noise, drone and improvisation, to extended soloing, oblique instrumentals and the usurping use of tapes and F/X in an age of dead-end singer-songwriters. Recent live shows have seen them best confuse the two, playing beautifully-constructed songs torn apart by fuzztone jams and odd electronics. Listen to ‘I was gone’


Our friends at Force Field PR -SXSW complete schedule

March 11th, 2010

For the third year in a row, we are pleased to be teaming up with our friends over at Terrorbird Media to present our blowout Weds. day party – this year we’re returning to last year’s location, RED 7 (easy to remember it’s locaction, it’s at Red River and 7th!). Stay tuned for additional announcements about set times, more sponsors and free stuff that you’ll get if you get there early! Our party is 100% free and open to the public, no RSVP, wristband, or badge is required!

FORCE FIELD PR & TERRORBIRD MEDIA’S 3RD ANNUAL SXSW DAY PARTY

Indoor Stage

12:00 – 12:15 The Splinters

12:30 – 12:55 Ernest Gonzalez

01:15 – 01:45 Stricken City

02:05 – 02:35 The Fresh and Onlys

02:55 – 03:25 Oh No Ono

03:40 – 04:10 Matias Aguayo

04:25 – 04:55 Toro Y Moi

05:15 – 05:45 A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Outdoor Stage

12:00 – 12:25 Inlets

12:45 – 01:10 Beach Fossils

01:25 – 01:50 Frankie Rose and The Outs

02:10 – 02:40 Choir of Young Believers

03:00 – 03:30 Neon Indian

03:50 – 04:20 Those Darlins

04:40 – 05:10 Real Estate

05:30 – 06:00 The Rural Alberta Advantage

WEDS. MARCH 17

NOON – 6PM

AT RED 7 (RED RIVER & 7TH ST)

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Saturday March 20

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11am-8pm

Free! No SXSW cred needed.

Kicking off with a pancake breakfast and Sharon Van Etten at 11am!

11:00 – Sharon Van Etten

11:40 – Garotas Suecas

12:20 – Pill Wonder

01:00 – Slaraffenland

01:40 – The Caribbean

02:20 – Balmorhea

03:00 – Pattern Is Movement

03:40 – Or, the Whale

04:20 – All Tiny Creatures

05:00 – Chris Denny

05:40 – The Silent League

06:15 – Robert Gomez/Ormonde

06:45 – Bear In Heaven

07:30 – Collections of Colonies of Bees

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Saturday March 20th -NOON- @ MS BEA’S aka CHEER UP CHARLIE’S – Austin TX

:: FORCE FIELD PR PARTY

:: curated by Daniel Gill

5:30 :: Duchess Says

5pm :: Toro Y Moi

4:30 :: Moon Duo

4pm :: Woven Bones

3:30 :: Tyvek

3pm :: YellowFever

2:30 :: Past Lives

2pm :: Broken Records

1:30 :: Vivian Girls

1pm :: So Cow

12:30 :: Bobby Birdman

12pm :: Wetdog

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Mixmash no 4

March 11th, 2010

This is to remind you of the up&coming compilation, with a restroom session poster no 4. By the way, you will be able to purchase those for 24.95$ at our up& coming web shop. ( original size 100cm x 60cm )


Mississippi records

March 11th, 2010

My favorite track of a Mississippi records tape series blues and spirituals compilation, posted first on Rootstrata, is Memphis Minnie`s Frankie Jen. To download the full A&B sided compilation click HERE . Special thanks to the guys at  Aquarium Drankard on this.

Memphis_Minnie


Saadi

March 10th, 2010

SAADI Featured On Urban Outfitters’ Music Monday. Click here for 5 free downloads from UO: Besnard Lakes, Epstein, Class Actress, These new puritans and Saadi


Not the Suburbs

March 10th, 2010

NYC-based City Center aka Fred Thomas and Ryan Howard of Saturday Looks Good To Me (Polyvinyl, K Records) have announced a full DIY spring tour in support of their Quite Scientific Records debut, a limited edition EP called Spring St.


Color of Clouds announce debut album Satellite of Love out April 6th with NYC show

March 10th, 2010

As far as Lofiles is concerned, pop music is mostly like a dirty word, but this time, after we heard this Dido like angelic voice, we had to post it. Brooklyn-based trio Color of Clouds will digitally self-release their debut album Satellite of Love on April 6th, 2010, a follow up to last year’s well-received EP The Look. A new band by old friends, Color of Clouds is fronted by singer-songwriter and Moby touring partner Kelli Scarr with Dan Chen (Nicole Atkins & The Sea) on keyboard and Nate Greenberg on production. The band will celebrate the album with a short performance and listening party at New York City’s Pianos on Thursday, April 8th from 7-10PM.

Satellite of Love emerged from former Moonraker bandmates Chen and Scarr as they employed music therapy to recover from bitter breakups in 2008. Their struggles with guilt, loss, and heartache were transformed into earnest lyrics and sweetly textured pop songs, and soon fellow ex-Moonraker Greenberg was recruited to polish them into what is now the trio’s debut album. Already, Color of Clouds songs have been featured on hit shows Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Damages and Mercy.

The album opens with Kelli’s seductive song floating over gentle keys and playful strings on single “Brother,” followed by dreamy electronic glimmers on “Wonder.” She is joined by Chen on vocals for a bright interpretation of Lou Reed classic and album namesake “Satellite of Love,” and Scarr’s impressive range is showcased to full effect with loop-created a cappella on “Haunts Me.” Satellite closes with country-infused “Come Back To Me,” complete with nostalgic slide guitar and a heartfelt plea for love.   Listen


Sleepy Sun To Release Sophomore LP “Fever” Out June 1st On ATP / Announce US Tour With Arctic Monkeys / Play SXSW & Bro Fest 2010

March 10th, 2010

Sleepy Sun is a California band from many Californias. They hail from the rolling oak and sage hills of Sierra Gold Country, The San Francisco Peninsula, where Kesey raged and the Dead were once Warlocks, and the forever-sunshine climes of the Southland. They came together—young and garage strutting in the coastal Northern California crucible of Santa Cruz. And there they birthed the Sleepy sound—dead blues shaken alive, razor sharp and ramblin’, soul, sonic science and dead-on pop surgery. Wooden, earthy, stratospheric, and swinging…California music of beautiful contrasts for conflicted times.

Now, two records into a frighteningly fast-blossoming evolution, Sleepy Sun are a living machine of fire and focus. Their first release on ATP records Embrace illuminated the golden path to Sleepy land—hard-riffing, delicate, dreamy and cultivated. The latest ATP release, Fever, is arrival at the palace the path promised.

Sleepy Sun won’t relent in 2010. Fever in May, SXSW and the Arctic Monkeys in spring. And as always, a hundred twists yet untold in a message—sent with burning love and rock-solid soul—from California to the whole damn beyond….

North American Tour Dates

3/9 – Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

3/12 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA

3/13 – Bar Pink – San Diego, CA

3/14 – Space 120 – 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

3/19 – Justine’s Restaurant (SXSW Day Party) – Austin, TX

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

3/20 – Encore Patio (Official SXSW Show) – Austin, TX

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

3/23 – Hi Dive Club – Denver, CO

3/24 – Duffy’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE

3/25 – Off Broadway Night Club – St Louis, MO

3/27 – The Walnut House – Murfreesboro, TN

3/28 – Broadways – Asheville, NC

3/29 – E.A.R.L. – Atlanta, GA

3/30 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL

3/31 – New College of Florida – Sarasota, FL

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

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

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

4/4 – Back Booth – Orlando, FL w/ A Place to Bury Strangers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/16 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV w/ Arctic Monkeys

4/23 – Pitzer College Kohoutek Music & Arts Festival – Claremont, CA

4/24 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA