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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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Just Announced: CHEW LiPS To Perform First Ever New York City Show on April 12

April 2nd, 2010

Hot on the heels of their successful US debut at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, two weeks ago, London-based electro-pop trio CHEW LiPS are excited to announce they will be performing at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY, on Monday, April 12. As their first ever show in the New York City area, the band will be showcasing their powerful and vivacious live show while performing tracks off their highly-acclaimed debut album “Unicorn,” an album that was recently released in the UK on January 25.

“Unicorn” was produced by Dave Kosten (Bat for Lashes), and is an album that presents itself as a gloriously off-kilter take on pop with a number of wayward electronic elements. Made up of ten tracks of impeccably-executed future-pop that veers from grinding electro-pop grooves to fevered howls of beat-heavy R&B, “Unicorn” is a record fit to herald a new decade.

listen to Chew Lips


THE JOY FORMIDABLE ANNOUNCE HEADLINING US TOUR DATES

April 2nd, 2010

WELSH INDIE ROCK BAND IS FIRST ACT SIGNED TO BLACK BELL, RECORD LABEL FOUNDED BY PASSION PIT’S AYAD AL ADHAMY, DEBUT RELEASE A BALOON CALLED MOANING EP ARRIVES MAY 4th.

Welsh indie rock three-piece THE JOY FORMIDABLE have announced a run of headlining US tour dates. The band will play several shows on the east coast, beginning April 30th at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY and winding up May 8th at Jillian’s in Albany, NY. Along the way, the band will stop off in East Rutherford, NJ for an appearance at the Bamboozle Festival on May 2nd.

The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit’s synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut- an 8-song EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning- on May 4th. The EP was recorded in the band’s home bedroom studio, and was entirely self-produced.

Of his roster’s first act, Al Adhamy says that “The Joy Formidable grabbed my attention when I first heard the EP. The loud guitars, epic drums and dense textures with lush pop vocals and melodies just stood out from everything else I was listening to. Since then I’ve been an addict, and so has everyone I have shown this band to.”

The Joy Formidable was conceived by music-obsessed friends Ritzy Bryan and Rhyddian Dafydd when they were both students in Wales. After a brief hiatus during which Ritzy and Rhyddian went their separate ways, the pair reunited in Wales and began to develop their sound. They relocated to London, brought in drummer Matt Thomas, and got down to writing and recording a record.

The band was pushed into the public consciousness from the very beginning, gaining a reputation as a band you had to see. This was well-deserved, as the band thrived on the live front; clamorous bass and waves of guitars all lay a musical bed for Ritzy’s evocative vocals. The band’s sound melds the huge expanses of its members’ native Welsh countryside with the hectic nature of their new London home. That sound has won them the praise of the highly influential NME and airplay on the UK’s Radio 1.

The Joy Formidable has sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported several standout bands including Editors and The Temper Trap. After touring the UK with Passion Pit, the band was invited to join them as the opening act to their shows at New York’s Terminal 5. Additionally, the band played two stateside headlining shows at Brooklyn’s Union Hall and New York City’s Pianos, both of which sold out.

Tour dates for THE JOY FORMIDABLE, more to be announced:

April 30 – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY

May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

May 2 – Bamboozle Festival – E. Rutherford, NJ

May 4 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

May 5 – The Green Room – Montreal, QC

May 6 – Harper’s Ferry – Boston, MA

May 7 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

May 8 – Jillian’s – Albany, NY


THE ACORN

April 1st, 2010

The Acorn’s long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s wildly successful Glory Hope Mountain is finally set for release in Canada.  After spending two years on the road, Rolf Klausener and company began work on the album in the summer of 2009.

Free from the emotional weightiness of Glory Hope Mountain’s highly personal material, No Ghost features the levity and spontaneity reminiscent of The Acorn’s infamous live shows, all the while showcasing Rolf Klausener’s literate and vivid lyrics. No Ghost is a fitting soundtrack to both the tranquillity of the country, and the sodium-lamp lit romance of city nights.

The end result is a recording swaddled in dichotomy: togetherness and isolation, acoustic and electric, destruction and restoration. 

For more info on the album, CLICK HERE

No Ghost will be available on CD, Digital, and Limited Edition Red Vinyl as of June 1, 2010! 

CLICK HERE to pre-order the album. 

For more information on The Acorn, you can visit:

MYSPACE | FACEBOOK | PAPER BAG RECORDS

 


autoKratz Release Debut Album ‘Animal’ & Announce US Tour Dates this Spring

April 1st, 2010

‘Animal’ LP OUT TODAY & US Tour Dates this Spring.

Plus more music to come with a colossal new track KICK, produced by Primal Scream & Kasabian studio luminary JAGZ KOONER, featuring Primal Scream
guitarist ANDREW INNES. 
‘KICK’
EP will be available for free download on autokratz.com on April 28th.
Buy ‘Animal’ on iTunes here

In the last 3 years autoKratz have developed a reputation for being one of the finest live acts in electronic music. They have recently taken their exhilarating show yet further, starting 2010 with a brand new set up. Now joined by drummer Robin Rigoulet, the 3 piece will take to the road from the Spring for club shows and festivals across the globe.

Last year saw band complete a world tour of over 200 shows, the highlights of which included scoring one of the top 10 biggest selling electronic albums in Japan, where they toured with THE PRODIGY. As part of this mammoth tour they have also played rapturous festival sets at Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Solidays, Parklife Australia, Dour and second headline to Underworld on Sunday at GLADE FESTIVAL.

Since taking Europe by storm, and playing such a prestigious festival circuit, the band are now bringing their big beats and infectious melodies to the United States, set with their trademark rock and roll energy and a remarkably distinctive electro sound – a recipe which has seen them touted as one of the most significant live electronic acts to have emerged in recent years, being compared to legendary acts such as Underworld, Depeche Mode, and The Prodigy. autoKratz are definitely ones not to miss this Spring. 

Download autoKratz “Always More” (Yuksek Remix) here

Listen to autoKratz cover of Primal Screams Swastika Eyes here

Watch Always More here

 

 

 


ACTIVE CHILD TO RELEASE EP JUNE 1ST ON FILTER US RECORDINGS

April 1st, 2010

LA-based indie artist ACTIVE CHILD (a.k.a. songwriter/musician Pat Grossi) will release his highly-anticipated EP June 1st on Filter US Recordings. Titled Curtis Lane, the EP is ACTIVE CHILD’s first stateside offering; he released several singles in the UK to significant critical acclaim. Track listing for Curtis Lane below. 

In support of the release, ACTIVE CHILD will embark on a several-week European tour, kicking on May 13th with an appearance at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK. ACTIVE CHILD will then join NYC indie rock band White Rabbits for a string of dates that wraps up June 3rd in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Full European tour dates below.

ACTIVE CHILD is fresh off of a successful run of shows at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. The highly-influential NME lauded the ingenuity and originality of his live performance: “How often do you get to see a harp played at a hip indie show? Not often. How gutted am I that I didn’t record one of the harpy tracks? Very.” Pitchfork went on to applaud Grossi’s “hushed and otherworldly falsetto synthpop” and called ACTIVE CHILD’s music “so overwhelmingly pretty that it absorbs whatever’s around it… the basic elements of a possible greatness are all in there.”

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The Clean announce an NYC show

April 1st, 2010

On their way to All Tomorrow’s Parties in England, The Clean will stop in NYC to play the sold out Chris Knox benefit on May 6 as well as a headlining show at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, May 7. Tickets are on sale now for The Bell House and you can get The Clean’s most recent album, Mister Pop, as well as any of their catalog releases in the Merge store

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NXNE Film festival

April 1st, 2010

TORONTO, March 29, 2010 – North by Northeast (NXNE) announces the first round of film programming for 2010. NXNE Film brings the best in music-centric films from documentary to drama, and screens 40 films from June 16-20 during NXNE around the city of Toronto.

Circa 1977: The Diodes – D: Aldo Erdic (Short film)

[World Premiere] In the span of one year, the Diodes opened Toronto’s first punk club, Crash ‘n’ Burn, released Canada’s first punk album on a major label and helped instigate an explosive punk scene. Interviews with John Catto, John Hamilton and Ian Mackay 

Music Makes a City – D: Owsley Brown III & Jerome Hiler

[Canadian Premiere] In 1948, a small, struggling, semi-professional orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky began a daring project to commission new works from contemporary composers around the world. The Commissioning Project grew far beyond expectations. Featuring music by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, Roger Sessions, Elliott Carter, Joan Tower, Norman Dello Joio, and Harold Shapero 

Thomas Pynchon A Journey into the Mind of… – D: Fosco Dubini

[North American premiere] A film about the cult author Thomas Pynchon (Gravity’s Rainbow), who for 30 years has avoided public appearances, giving no interviews, and not even allowing himself to be photographed. Featuring the music of The Residents

16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days. The North by Northeast (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


phil Kline

April 1st, 2010

Phil Kline was raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature before embarking on a musical career . I have heard about Phil Kline when he was playing with NYC`s downtown scene Glen Branca`s Guitar ensemble during the 80`s. I had a recording studio in Brooklyn back then, and when we were not busy making hard core east coast hip hop records, we were recording all those wonderful experimental musicians like Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, David Linton, Arto Lindsey, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, to name a few. I have forgotten that name till I got a promo mail few days ago about a project organized by DC based brothers duo Bluebrain, to gather all those musicians (members of Animal Collective) and compose a phil Kline inspired Boombox event, a composition UNSILENT NIGHT debuted on the sidewalks of Greenwich Village in 1992 and is now a cult holiday tradition. It has spread to cities like Baltimore, Charleston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Francisco, as well as Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Vancouver), Germany (Berlin), the UK (Middlesborough), Australia (Sydney), and the Yukon. His other musical journeys include ZIPPO SONGS, a song cycle based on poems that American GIs inscribed on their cigarette lighters in Vietnam, that was one of the most talked about CDs of 2004 released by Cantaloupe Music, In addition to alternative spaces, Kline’s compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Miller Theatre, the Whitney Museum, MASS MoCA, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and London’s Barbican Centre. It is an honor for the Lofiles team to feature this article and we urge you guys to buy this great great musician`s music.

Listen to few of his amazin projects


“NonStopErotik” Out March 30th On Cooking Vinyl

April 1st, 2010

…”I finally came into possession of an old guitar someone had given me at a nightclub in San Francisco awhile back; Eric Drew Feldman had been holding it for me there on Haight Street. He convinced me that it looked cool (it was black) and had been given in the spirit of benevolence. Every time I picked it up a nice chord came out and so I lovingly cleaned it with red wine in the dressing room the following night and began to write. I told the tour manager that we would drive in my Cadillac directly to a recording studio in Los Angeles (and could he book one, oh, and a rhythm section, too?) from the gig in San Luis Obispo which would put us at the studio at about 4am. It all happened according to plan and we cut the initial tracks there in the wee hours over a few days, and then moved on to an equally haunted studio in London and Eric Drew Feldman joined us there and we finished the record in St. John’s Wood. Like I said the studio was haunted and I wrote many a couplet by candlelight in the studio accommodation, slept very little, and only felt the need to get the fuck out of there fast on the last night. The spirits had not ever bothered me, other than low drama moral support, but I was informed that they had heard enough and it was time to move on; plus I had a gig in Ireland.

When I was a boy the plant we boys called a fern was code for vagina, and to this day I love fern plants. In my heart the vagina is almost everything, and almost everything else could be summed up in what cock and seed have to offer; and everything else? The love of the father, dead or alive, the pain of too much pleasure, till death do us part, the voice of another song man from the other side, with or without God, Teri and the Possibilities, where ever you may be, the smell of sex in the air, seduced, slain, on my knees in prayer, sucking at the only thing that matters, my own personal Meret Oppenheim, I am Man Ray and I want you and to be all the way inside you, the cameras whirring as we put some elbow grease into the scene, the audience watching us in the dark”…. Black Francis


D A N S A R T A I N L I V E S !

April 1st, 2010

The New Album, May 31st. ‘Atheist Funeral’ single moves back to May 10th. Listen to Ruby_Carol

Live shows announced!

MAY 2010

18 BRIGHTON FREEBUTT

19 LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL

20 LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY @ KAZIMIR

21 DUBLIN CRAWDADDY

22 CORKMYRTLEVILLE PINE LODGE

23 BELFAST AUNTY ANNIES

25 NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY

26 GLASGOW CAPTAINS REST

27 BIRMINGHAM HARE & HOUNDS

28 LIVERPOOL EVOL @ KOROVA

29 BRISTOL DOT TO DOT

30 NOTTINGHAM DOT TO DOT

31 MANCHESTER DOT TO DOT

June 2010

02 UK LONDON THE GARAGE