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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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Wu Lyf

July 24th, 2010

I love this dark song by Wu Lyf, has the color of a Stones song. I could hear Mick singing this one as well. Great song

Heavy Pop


The indestructible beat of Soweto

July 23rd, 2010

This billboard I have photographed in Berlin has nothing to do with this compilation, its just that it made me think of this compilation I have bought on Emusic the other day: The indestructible beat of Soweto – a funky little instrumental, guitar and accordion, by Johnson Mkhalali. The guitar reminds me of those funk guitars of West African 70`s funk.

Joyce No. 2


Won the Lotte ry

July 23rd, 2010

Brian (John Mitchell, Silber records) says he asked Anna Lynne to release a record for his label a day after he had heard her for the first time. No wonder, after listening to the first 30 seconds of Crush the bird, a gorgeous bare song – acoustic guitar and a pure vocal enhanced by a small room ambience. She releases it under the pseudonym Lotte Kestner, singing about relationships, love and loss of love tales, delivers it without the need to hindg behind production or sophisticated arrangements. Angelic voice and a guitar.

Listen to Crush the Bird

Buy the album here


Mecha

July 23rd, 2010

We have been following this great little label, Silber records for quite some time. We got some new releases from those hard working guys, and the first we have heard, coming from Remora, a dark guitar noise bleep album titled Mecha, with a comics book attached, inspired by this original sounding project, written by this label chief Brian John Mitchell, illustrated by Johnny hoang. (Check out the sample above, illustrated by J.H with the Lofiles touch). We love the instrumental tracks off this album, like ‘Slip sky’, ‘March’, ‘Levestibule 500’ and the dark hypnotic ‘049’. Check out the opening track, ‘March’, although its electronic sound doesn’t represent the sound of the whole project. Seems like its going to be a Silbermedia weekend here.

Listen to  March

The entire Silbermedia catalog is available for $5 per release HERE.

Check out their QRD webzine with a series of guitarist interviews. 20 interviews in June, 21 in July, & a future set in August.


Pomegranates

July 17th, 2010

I have gotten this mail listing good news for this Ohio band, Pomegranates. Talking about their new record, ‘One of us’, which is being released by Afternoon records on October 14th. The band will tour this fall with Colour revolt starting September 15th, and will do a 2 CMJ gig on Oct 21st & 22nd. I have heard a song of theirs, Morroco girl, that I love, although, people write completely different tunes about girls from Morroco, where I come from.


The shadow of….

July 16th, 2010

Went to see DJ Shadow live the other night to bring you sights and sounds, but my Video camera`s memory card was brutally confiscated by his manager, so I got few stills off this great show, opening band, this all star Kutiman orchestra, all those Jewish local Afroheads playing Ala G Clinton,and DJ Shadow with a killlller set, unfortunately, all those great moments are still in His manager`s pocket (200$ card).

Now, I thought we are both on the same side of things (being that music fulfills such an large part of our lives), the only difference is that the guy is making a living off his music, and I don’t even make that. I am a non profit org, established to promote musicians that make great music, and don’t sell out, and need my promotion, or, so I thought. His music is NOT COMMERCIAL, and I never thought bringing his innovative music to few more homes will create such a fuss. But f… it, although I stood there for 4 hrs with a Spinal disc herniation. The big question is services who better. Do artists enjoy music blogs promotion and could use it for further exposure, or is it that music blogs take advantage of indie fame. And there is another scenario: The slight chance one wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the help and work of others. I believe everyone wants to make a living, but one could find better paying jobs than music business related jobs. I have seen this well known rock photographer, waiting for the fr…n bus after this concert. There are many musicians I know, that are doing what the do only for the music`s sake, and don’t COMPROMISE, a big word, maybe a cliché, but it is the truth. Cant blame Flying Lotus, or DJ Premier for selling out, no matter what. Every time I bump into a hurdle of that sort, I take it as a personal insult, as if someone stained my endless efforts, you know, a full time job with no pay.

So as you can see,  I am traumatized, and it really took all my positive energy away, and it`s a shame. Make no mistake though, and I am sure of that, one of us slept well the other night.

Kutiman orchestra live 1

Kuti the Man

The Afromen and woman

The Shadow of prt 1

The Shadow of prt 2

The shadow of prt 3

The shadow of, prt 4

The shadow of prt 5

F… it.


Land of talk ‘to go’

July 11th, 2010

 

A take away show – Vincent Moon with Land of talk.

Like it? Go see them on tour:

Land of Talk Fall 2010 Tour Dates:

9/16 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*

9/19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern*

9/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*

9/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*

9/23 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*

9/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

9/26 Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court*

9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*

9/30 Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub*

10/2 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar*

10/3 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore*

10/4 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile # *

10/5 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios # *

10/7 San Francisco, CA @ Independent # *

10/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival) # *

10/9 Costa Mesa @ Detroit Bar # *

10/10 San Diego, CA @ Casbah # *

10/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room # *

10/15 Austin, TX @ The Parish*

10/16 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare*

11/2 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

11/3 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s

11/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas

11/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/7 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

11/9 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

11/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

11/11 Nashville, TN @ The End

* w/ Suuns

# w/ Besnard Lakes


The Strange Boys announce Summer & Fall tour dates

July 10th, 2010

Listen to ‘Be brave’ here

08-15 Brooklyn, NY – East River State Park / Jelly NYC Pool Party %

09-01 Austin, TX Emos Inside

09-02 New Orleans, LA Saturn Bar &

09-03 Tallahassee, FL Club Down Under &

09-04 Tampa, FL New World Brewery &

09-05 Miami, FL Churchills #

09-07 Gainesville, FL The Atlantic &

09-08 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *

09-09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

09-10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

09-11 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle *

09-12 Nashville, TN Glenn Danzig’s House $

09-14 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *

09-15 Washington, DC – Black Cat *

09-16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

09-17 Cambridge, MA – TT The Bear’s *

09-19 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie: 2 shows: matinee (all ages) and evening (21+) performances *

09-20 Ithaca, NY The Shop &

09-21 Montreal, QB Casa Del Popolo &

09-22 Toronto, ON The Garrison &

09-23 Detroit, MI Lager House $

09-24 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class $

09-25 Cincinnati, OH Mid Point Festival $

09-26 Columbus, OH The Summit $

09-27 Ft. Wayne, IN The Brass Rail $

09-28 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle $

09-29 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club $

09-30 St. Paul, MN Turf Club $

10-01 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews $

10-03 Memphis, TN Hi Tone $

* = w/ Those Darlins, Gentleman Jesse and His Men

% = w/ !!!, Lee Fields, Future Islands

& = w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men

# = w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Jacuzzi Boys

$ = w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Natural Child


Mother`s basement

July 7th, 2010

Mother`s basement is a project started by three musicians from Florida, Richard Colado, Jeremiah Johnson, and Benjamin Cooper. The idea is to write compositions under very specific guidelines, to see how different artists would interpret the same agenda. They were given three assignments.

The first assignment was to use Beethoven`s piano concerto # 5 (Emperor) as the source for an original piece. One must use a phrase, a bassline or a chord progression of the original.

The 2nd assignment was to use the artists body as the sole sound source of the piece. One could use samplers or any kind of electronic software for editing, and the voice is allowed as an instrument, but no actual instruments.

The third was to write a piece for three acoustic guitars. Electric and effects are not allowed, and the goal was to remove production from the process, I mean, completely pure.


Light Pollution session on AON

July 7th, 2010

Light pollution on ‘All our noise’ session performing ‘Oh ivory’ of their new album, ‘Apparitions’, released on 6/15 via Carpark Records.