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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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Dont tame the Impala

April 19th, 2010

Just from looking at the control room at the photo above, you could tell these guys are on something, and some good stuff. This psychedelic Australian outfit does just what you expect them to , and for desert, still surprises you. Superb stoned harmonies, seventies sound, great flanged guitars, those funky solos and processed vocals. Highly recommended – Tame Impala, listen


Gayngs

April 19th, 2010

‘The Gaudi side of town’ is one of these tracks that make me go and say: f… man, this is something I could and should have done, it`s so simple and familiar, and yet, as always, you are not the one to be credited with the rights. ..” When Ryan Olson decided to make a record with Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, it was clear to them what the result would be: a collection of drugged-up keyboards and slick bedroom production almost exclusively inspired by 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love.” To be fair, they weren’t entirely off. What they didn’t know was that it would spiral into a project of epic proportions, enlisting the talents of over 25 musicians from various scenes around the country, relocating the base of operations from Olson’s Minneapolis bedroom/studio to the Wisconsin-based studio April Base, and the genesis of a musical super-family, GAYNGS.

From the moment anyone heard Olson, Coulter, and Hurlburt’s rough version of their first composition “The Gaudy Side of Town”, they wanted in on it”…..

Gaudi side of town


NXNE Music announces:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees IGGY & THE STOOGES X/ THE RAVEONETTES/ DE LA SOUL/ MUDHONEY/LES SAVY FAV/ MAN OR ASTROMAN/ COLD CAVE/ JAPANDROIDS/ SURFER BLOOD/ KID SISTER/WAVVES/ THEE OH SEES/ SLOAN

April 17th, 2010

TORONTO, April 13, 2010 – NXNE announces 14 incredible concerts in Toronto this summer. The festival kicks off on June 14 and runs until June 20, 2010. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com.

Presented by Virgin Mobile Canada, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Iggy & The Stooges headline an explosive free show on Saturday, June 19 on the Virgin Mobile Stage at Yonge-Dundas Square – their first North American tour date this summer and only Canadian date on the tour. The Stooges’ line-up features James Williamson on guitar, original Stooge Scott Asheton on drums, bassist Mike Watt of Minutemen fame, long-time saxman Steve Mackay – and, up front, the godfather of punk himself: Iggy Pop.

Virgin’s history is rooted in music, so partnering with NXNE and bringing an act like Iggy & The Stooges in for a free show is just the sort of thing Virgin Mobile likes to do. We can’t wait to see him blow the audience away,” said Nathan Rosenberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile Canada.

Revered Los Angeles punk band X returns to Toronto after a 20-year hiatus from Canada. Featuring the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and dummer DJ Bonebrake, the band has two of its albums listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Danish duo The Raveonettes hit NXNE on tour in support of their October release In and Out of Control. The band’s blend of ghostly vocals, spacey guitar, and noise has earned praise from Blender, Rolling Stone and Q Magazine since their first album was released in 2001.

Grammy award-winning Long Island trio De La Soul brings NXNE a shot of vintage hip hop and jazz rap. Mudhoney, considered the pioneers of Seattle grunge, play the festival and speak as part of the NXNE Conference Village. Incendiary art-rock quintet Les Savy Fav arrive from New York; and Alabama sci-fi surf rockers Man or Astroman’s crazy live show will leave crowds buzzing.

Also joining the line-up are Stereogum “band to watch” synthpop group Cold Cave and supercharged Vancouver duo Japandroids, whose music NME described as “a virtual tempest of joyous abandon.”

Rolling Stone’s Hype monitor alerted the world to Florida’s Surfer Blood, calling their April 2010 debut album “giant-sized choruses, festooned in glitter and lit up with neon.” They’re booked for NXNE, as is electro-rap Kanye protégé Kid Sister. San Diego’s surf-punk phenom Wavves tour as a three-piece and are also on this year’s bill.

Breakout psychobilly San Francisco quartet Thee Oh Sees make their NXNE debut playing “tunes only a soulless vampire couldn’t enjoy.” Juno award-winning Canadian rockers Sloan return to the festival this year.

To read about more artists just announced for NXNE 2010 go to www.nxne.com. Stay tuned this month for ongoing music announcements.

About NXNE 16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days. The NXNE festival experience takes over Toronto with the best new bands and international headliners, screenings of dynamic music films, compelling conference village sessions, rock n’ roll keynotes and insights from the most forward-thinking interactive media innovators, and a charity soccer match. This year’s festival runs from June 14-20, 2010. Visit NXNE online at www.nxne.com


SLOW CLUB RELEASE VIDEO FOR “GIVING UP ON LOVE”

April 17th, 2010

Slow Club are excited to present the video (Click Here) for their single “Giving Up On love” off their critically lauded full-length debut Yeah, So.  Shot at a carnival in Hampton Court Palace in London, the video is a single take shot of Mackenzie Crook (Gareth Keenan of “The Office” UK) riding on a ferris wheel  singing along to their tune in a disaffected manner fitting with the defeatist lyrics of the upbeat song.  Tired of riding the ups and downs of the wheel he gets off and walks away. The video was Directed by Lucy Needs with Director of Photography Dave Miller.

This spring the British duo of Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor brought their debut to North America to a warm reception. “Sheffield boy-girl duo nail precious, vulnerable feelings over the course of their sweet (but not twee or saccharine) indie pop debut,” wrote Pitchfork. Venus Magazine had praise for the “catchy as hell” songwriting while Bust mused that the duo delivers “the sort of creeky-floorboard “Momma fetch the milk pail” folk-rock you would expect from a band who grew up shucking corn and listening to old Johnny Cash albums.” The album is in stores now as a limited edition with 9 track bonus disk featuring B-Sides, Covers, and Live Recordings. AmazonInsound iTuneseMusic

 


Inlets

April 17th, 2010

A worrier, childhood choir member, and unfocused student of many instruments, Sebastian Krueger marries the darker ornaments of baroque pop with lo-fi intimacy. Far from his Wisconsin roots and perfunctory piano lessons, he works out of a small Brooklyn apartment as Inlets, incubating songs over the course of months and creating short, dusty suites.

Throughout the process of recording Inter Arbiter, Krueger remained a busy collaborator, assisting My Brightest Diamond with woodwinds, playing banjo with Feist on Saturday Night Live, and contributing to records by DM Stith and Marla Hansen. The new record includes help from friends like Beirut frontman Zach Condon, Dirty Projector’s vocalist Angel Deradoorian, as well as cellist Maria Jeffers and violist Marla Hansen of the string quartet Osso.

Inter Arbiter is due April 20th via Twosyllable Records.

Listen to In which, i, Robert


Mathemagic

April 17th, 2010

Listen to new release of the debut EP from Guelph-based band Mathemagic on Paper Bag Digital! The duo, made up of brother Dylan and Evan Eutuneier creates summery music featuring warm, dazed guitar riffs, barely-there synths, and blissed out harmonies.


“HOLLOW TREES HOUSE HOUNDS”

April 17th, 2010

It’s not every day that you come across a video similar to this. Cate Le Bon’s music video for “Hollow Trees House Hounds” has humans laying eggs, nightmarish animated creatures, giants, and cardboard artillery. That’s just the beginning. Give this a watch and truly understand how creative music videos can get.


Pernice Brothers ‘Goodbye, Killer’ (One Little Indian, 14th June)

April 16th, 2010

Joe Pernice on Pernice Brothers’ Goodbye, Killer: “My brother Bob once said that he started playing guitar when he was six, and 30 years later still played like a six year-old. How true, how true. He also engineers like a six-year-old, which is seriously, a very, very good way to engineer. In my opinion, he did a great job capturing the sound of a band. And all hyperbole aside, recording great musicians like James Walbourne and Ric Menck doesn’t hurt. For Bob, recording someone like me definitely hurt. I’m not the most relaxed guy alive. Apparently—and I have no recollection of this—I berated Bob at every turn like he was a redheaded step child. (I’m told some of the outtakes are pretty funny. My business partner Joyce wants Ashmont to release them on a CD entitled “Unknowns at their Worst.”) It’s not all my fault. I can’t help myself, and Menck and James did little to rope me in. I vaguely recall Menck saying, “Original Pernice (me) why do you treat Other Pernice (Bob) like he’s the younger brother? Don’t be an ID-ee-it. He’s working his ass off. And besides, look at him. He’d crush you like a grape.” Then James would or wouldn’t perk up from a state of constant transcontinental jet lag and exclaim, “Did someone mention grapes? I’m famished. I could murder a proper full English.” Strange, because in my mind all we did was eat.”


Bad Veins tour with Frightened Rabbit and release free MP3 “Go Home”

April 16th, 2010

Cincinnati-based duo Bad Veins will hit the road with Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit this April to share songs from their self-titled electro-rock debut album, out now on Dangerbird Records. Bad Veins are currently on tour with As Tall As Lions and will join forces with Two Door Cinema Club in May. In the meantime, grab a free MP3 download of “Go Home” HERE and check out Bad Veins’ recent LaundroMatinee session with My Old Kentucky Blog HERE.


American Dust announces the release of Department of Eagles Archive 2003-2006

April 16th, 2010

Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus, known collectively as Department of Eagles, have released relatively little music together, and their catalog may seem a bit schizophrenic. How did they develop from college roommates goofing off with sampling software into the harbingers of an atmospheric and grandiose symphonic pop sound? Archive 2003 – 2006, comprising lost recordings by the pair, provides the missing piece in this process. 

By 2004, Rossen and Nicolaus had grown weary of the piecemeal, tossed-off quality of their first album, 2003’s The Cold Nose. Partly inspired by bootlegs of SMiLE and Van Dyke Parks’ Song Cycle, they began writing bits and pieces that reflected an interest in a kind of sophisticated, dark Americana. At the end of their time at New York University Rossen recorded a series of short piano-based pieces in the school practice rooms, included here as the “Practice Room Sketches.” These pieces were casual experiments in recording and layering, but they contain some DNA for both the style and substance of the songs he would write over the next few years, both for Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear. (For example, a small section of “Practice Room Sketch 1” became the basis for Grizzly Bear’s “Easier.”) Through 2005 Rossen and Nicolaus traded demos and decided that if they were going to record again, they would do so without samples, and the songs would originate from a more sincere place. 

In January 2006 the band began a month-long session intended to produce their sophomore album. In retrospect, they had before them a rather ambitious endeavor – to produce and engineer a complete album using professional-grade equipment with which they were unfamiliar, recording every single part in about a month’s time. Alone in an enormous condo-turned-recording studio, they wrote and recorded songs in six-hour spans, staying up into the morning to write lyrics, teaching themselves to layer cello parts to create full string arrangements (what would become the epic ending to the low-key masterwork “Golden Apple”), but ultimately grew exhausted and discouraged. 

In the end the “January Sessions” were deemed a failure, but as Nicolaus points out in the liner notes to this collection, they were a necessary failure. It was the first time the pair had tried to record a complete album. 

In addition to the tracks from the “January Sessions” this collection also includes a b-side recorded in New York with some production by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear entitled “While We’re Young.” Cobbling together home recorded vocals and sounds on top of a more polished rhythm section recorded with Taylor, “While We’re Young” blends the playful experimentation of Department of Eagles’ early days with the large scale arranging style later heard on In Ear Park. 

Waggish and at times breathtakingly intimate, this set showcases the development of Department of Eagles’ detailed approach to crafting sounds. Archive 2003 — 2006 captures their songwriting at a few moments of critical development and provides the template for the ambitious, sprawling pop of their later accomplishments.

We say it`s a must – you got to listen to their music if you were not exposed to it yet!!!