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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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Adrian Belew

May 29th, 2010

Every time I am trying to come up with a dissonant or weird guitar solo, I think about this guy. What do King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, Talking heads, David Bowie, Tom Tom club, Paul Simon, NIN, The Bears, Laurie Anderson, to name a few have in common? They all hired the services of guitar maestro extraordinaire ADRIAN BELEW. Now I have received a great video clip that showcases his incredible contribution to the world of music we all love and grew up on, at least dinosaurs like me.

“Adrian Belew reinvented the electric guitar.” – Frank Zappa

the best musician in the world.” – Trent Reznor

I have seen this guy playing as a trio at the Bottom line in NYC, Seated at a table 3 ft away this guy and stayed with my mouth wide opened the whole show, the versatility, the sounds, the imagination, the humor, just unbelievable.

Now with a new album and US dates and I urge you to go catch him, and watch this amazing trailer….

US Dates:

June 18 – Pawling, NY The Towne Crier

June 19 – Albany, NY The Linda

June 20 – Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theatre

June 22 – New York, NY Joe’s Pub

June 23 – New York, NY Joe’s Pub

June 24 – Londonberry, NH Tupelo Music Hall

June 25 – New Haven, CT Café 9

June 26 – Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts

June 27 – Northampton, MA Iron Horse

June 28 – Cotuit, MA Cotuit Center for the Arts

June 30 – Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live

July 1 – Philadelphia, PA World Café Live


May 29th, 2010

Little Tybee is a small but enchanting Barrier island off of the coast of Savannah, GA, whose tidal beaches are said to delicately blanket a scuttled atomic bomb that has been missing for over 60 years.  Little Tybee is also a band from Atlanta, GA that was formed in the winter of 2009 By Brock Scott, Josh Martin and Ryan Gregory.

 With a brand new music video created from the most brilliant artistic minds at Savannah College of Art & Design as well as the non-chalant yo-yo talent of Mark Montgomery, Little Tybee is releasing this gem to the world in support of their upcoming June tour and leading into their Fall album release.

 Starting off in their home town of Savannah on June 4th, Little Tybee will make their way North, hitting up Athens, Atlanta, Asheville, Brooklyn and Philadelphia before they return home on June 15th.

 


Under Byen Releases New Video and mp3 Download for “Kapitel 1”

May 29th, 2010

Denmark’s heavily atmospheric and strikingly beautiful septet Under Byen recently released their video for “Kapitel 1” (available on Vimeo), along with the mp3 download for the song (available for posting). 
Directed once again by visual artist Sidse Carstens, who was behind their video for “Alt Er Tabt” (All is lost), the clip focuses on a few dramatically coiffed characters, each enacting individualized, powerful gestures, collectively focusing on their hair. As the director states, “I’ve decided to do this as a piece of art, not a music video in the common sense of the word. I often work with different characters in my movies.”

“Kapitel 1” (Chapter 1) is taken from Under Byen’s recently released fourth album, Alt Er Tabt, available now on Paper Bag Records.

 


JBM

May 29th, 2010

Jesse Marchant, who records under his initials, JBM, was born and raised in his family’s homes in the Adirondacks and Montreal. Classically trained on guitar from the age of 7, he had always written instrumental songs as a means of expression, but it wasn’t until recent years that he began writing lyrics, singing and recording. After a decision to withdraw, he retreated to his family’s home in the mountains, to live in seclusion and fully realize songs that he’d written while living in Los Angeles, in what he’s described as a somewhat strange and solitary three-year existence.

Not Even In July is a mostly acoustic venture, textured thoughtfully by Marchant’s atmospheric arrangements, lyrical purity and unaffected baritone –that is as grand in its haunting restraint as it is in its emotional vitality. “Years,” a lulling, finger-picked instrumental slips into “Cleo’s Song,” a ghostly reverie on loneliness and despair, while “Ambitions & War” targets Los Angeles, in a shuffling indictment of greed and inhumanity. “July on the Sound” crashes delicately and darkly through scenes of death, love and life; “From Me to You and You to Me” weaves a lazy, spiraling plea; and the resolute beat of “Friends For Fireworks” swings from the optimism and beauty of sunset to the dark finality of night. The album closes with “Red October” and its piano-drenched memories of a love lost, and “Swallowing Daggers”, a hopeless declaration of concern for a loved one gone off the rails.


The Phenomenal handclap band US tour dates

May 29th, 2010

NYC-based Phenomenal Handclap Band is excited to announce they’ll be heading across North America in June. Having played many large, well-respected festivals all over the UK, Europe, the US and Australia, the 8-piece collective, founded by DJ and production partners Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, consistently gets the dance-floor moving with their disco-infused pysch rock. They’ll be joined by the likes of These are Powers, Javelin, Kid Sister, De La Soul & many more throughout the trek.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band On Tour:

6.12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ These Are Powers & The Stallions

6.16 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place w/ Warpaint

6.17 Detroit, MI – Macho City Party @ Magic Stick

6.18 Chicago, IL – Just Desserts Party @ Lincoln Hall

6.19 Cleveland, OH – Solstice Festival @ Cleveland Museum of Art w/ Javelin

6.20 Toronto, ON – NXNE Festival @ Yonge-Dundes Square w/ Kid Sister & De La Soul


Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers preps debut solo album, Are You My Mother?

May 29th, 2010

Some things are worth waiting for, and this couldn’t be more true of Kathryn Calder’s debut solo album Are You My Mother? – a recording jam-packed with contributions from her amazing friends Neko Case, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers and members of Ladyhawk and Frog Eyes.

After playing keyboards and singing for Immaculate Machine and The New Pornographers for the past several years, a little voice in Kathryn Calder’s head started to ask her, ‘What would it be like to put out your own record?’ When she couldn’t wait any longer to find out, she and her producer, Colin Stewart, took over her childhood home in Victoria, BC and set up an impromptu recording studio. With little in the way of props or technology, the pair started to cobble together the songs that would become Are you my Mother?.

Are you my Mother? is a transitional record from an already accomplished artist firmly hitting her stride as a solo performer. With this record, Kathryn Calder proves herself as a musician to watch, and as someone who makes music that’s built to last. Are you my Mother? offers a timeless collection of songs, and years from now you’ll be able to say that you were there.


*LAND OF TALK Announce New Album – Out 8/24 on Saddle Creek*

May 28th, 2010

Montreal trio Land of Talk, spearheaded by vocalist and songwriter Elizabeth Powell, have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, Cloak and Cipher, out August 24th, 2010 on Saddle Creek. Joining Powell on the album are Eoin O Laoghaire (bass) and Andrew Barr (drums) and special guests drawn from the Montreal music scene and beyond including Patrick Watson as well as members of Stars, Silver Mount Zion Band, Wintersleep, Besnard Lakes, Arcade Fire and Esmerine

Land of Talk hit the road later this month with Besnard Lakes. The touring band for the May dates will be Elizabeth Powell (vocals/guitar), Joe Yarmush (bass/guitars/vocals), Andrew Barr (drums/percussion) and Eoin O Laoghaire (bass).

Land of Talk tour dates:

5/26/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*

5/27/10 Washington, DC @ Black Cat*

5/28/10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

5/29/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*

5/30/10 Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears*

5/31/10 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

*w/ Besnard Lakes


I love Mick Taylor and his playing style

May 28th, 2010

The Rolling Stones 1969-1974 – The Mick Taylor Years

Often regarded as the period in which The Rolling Stones recorded the finest music of their career, the years during which Mick Taylor was the fifth Stone remain the band’s ‘Golden Age’. Notably, on albums Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street the Stones’ sound changed as they developed new ideas and were informed by a range of new influences. But crucially it was Taylor’s sophisticated blues and jazz licks that gave The Rolling Stones an added dimension between 1969 and 1974 – one they lacked both before and afterwards. This dynamic film tells the behind the scenes story of this hugely productive era for the group.
Featuring interviews with Taylor himself and further contributions from his old boss, John Mayall; author and group colleague, Robert Greenfield; Village Voice music editor, Robert Christgau; Stones session musicians, Al Perkins and Bill Plummer; highly regarded UK music critic, Barney Hoskyns and many others. The program also includes liberal performance footage of The Stones, archive footage and interviews, numerous seldom seen photographs and a host of other features.
Extras include:
– ‘Meet Mick’ – John Mayall and music historian Alan Clayson tell the Mick Taylor story, prior to his entry into The Rolling Stones.
– Contributor Biographies
Link to Purchase Item: http://www.seeofsound.com/p.php?s=SIDVD557


Put your Sunglasses on

May 28th, 2010

8000 bam bam (Samuel Cooper) & Baby Seal (Brady Keehn), the two members of Sunglasses met at Savannah College of Art and Design. Samuel majoring in Film and Television, Brady majoring in Sound Design. Samuel Cooper originally growing up in North Georgia, and Brady Keehn from Washington D.C, the two came to Savannah in search of finding creative friends who shared the same interest and goals. They first started working together on Samuel’s Senior thesis film, MILES. The film, written and directed Cooper, was an 8 1/2 inspired black and white musical short film in which Keehn supervised the sound design. After the project was completed they were surprised that the work flow was so consistent and enjoyable that the two immediately began the next project, Sunglasses. With this band, the two wanted to combine Samuel’s love for pop songs with Brady’s obsession with bass and multi-layered beats. Recently completing their debut EP, Sunglasses plans on touring the East Coast slowly making their way to New York City, eventually moving to Maryland to record their debut full length at Brady’s Lake House.

Some of Sunglasses heroes include: Harry Nilsson, Outkast, Luis Bunuel, Big Star, Walter Murch, Chaka Khan, Phil Spector, Pink Floyd, Frank Sinatra, Dr. Dre, Talking Heads, Les Baxter, Brian Wilson, World Famous Supreme Team, XTC, A Tribe Called Quest, Sir George Martin, Woody Allen, Quincy Jones and Fish Humans in the Pool.

LISTEN

WATCH

SUNGLASSES

5.21.10 – Monster Island, Brooklyn, NY

6.02.10 – Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY *

6.03.10 – Home Sweet Home, New York, NY (Sunglasses DJ set w/ Baby Jazz & Aux Arc)

6.11.10 – Pianos, New York, NY

* = w/ Tobacco


More NXNE news

May 28th, 2010

TORONTO, May 20, 2010 – NXNE announces this year’s Conference Village schedule of workshops, panels and keynote interviews. Bringing together leading music industry professionals, Conference events take place from June 16 to 19, 2010 at the festival hub – the Hyatt Regency Toronto. NXNE Priority Passes are available for purchase at www.nxne.com/tickets.
 This year’s Conference Village presents the freshest ideas from the brightest minds in the business, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for artists and managers to develop new revenue streams, break into new markets, manage their brand – and do it all independently.
NXNE Conference Highlights:
 The Town Hall meeting opens the Conference on Wednesday night at Second City (51 Mercer Street) where an esteemed group of managers and music agency representatives take stock of the music business in 2010 and discuss how to do more with less.
Thursday’s Music Meeting “FM USA” offers insight into the inner workings of America’s most influential radio programs and explains how top radio programmers put together their playlists.
Celebrity Interviews with X and Mudhoney take a look back at the early days of LA’s punk landscape and the rise of American Punk as well as Seattle’s Sub-pop and grunge scene, while considering the influence of both bands in the development of their genre.
On Friday, artist Sebastian Grainger is joined by industry experts in the SOCAN case study that examines how songwriters can earn a living in a shifting music marketplace.
Urban music gets the 360 review on Saturday with panel discussions that deal with issues ranging from branding to the rise of the producer. Damien Abraham from Fucked Up leads a panel about how you should disregard everything else at the NXNE Conference but listen to his session of expert advice instead.    
New this year, the Music Managers Forum presents Speed Dating – an initiative for artists to network their way to success by getting face-time with seasoned music managers. Interested artists can sign up on Friday at the walk-up kiosk in the registration area at the Hyatt Regency Toronto for a Saturday session.
 Additional Panels include:
 Race for the Prize: The Competitive World of Synch Placements & Publishing
Loose Change: Do We Owe You Money?
On the Good Side of the Tax Man: Understanding Income Tax from Touring
Modern Love: Winning the Online Hearts of Bloggers
 For the complete list of panels and panellists visit www.nxne.com.
 16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days.
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 nxne.com.