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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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Mieux

August 22nd, 2011

Stray Kites sophomore album, ‘Mieux‘, entirely self recorded at Max’s house in Ashburn, VA with a homemade 4track was released a month ago. Stray kites are Max Detrich and Junior Roseboro. In their own words, this record marks a bit of change in musical direction stemming from their first LP (“One Day, Earth Time“, 2010) …”At times these new songs can be esoterically cynical and emotive; never arduous, but always contextually layered. At heart we’d like for this to be a sophisticated and intimate, but above all sincere, indie folk/pop record”….. It really sounds like they had a ball making this lofi gem, and if you like The Dodos, I know you`re gonna dig this.

Mirror-Talk

 


Grandpa was a lion

August 22nd, 2011

Grandpa Was a Lion” is the moniker for lo-fi dream pop artist Justin D’Onofrio. We were just searching for some info about Erik David Hidde who has sent us the previous track we loved so much and discovered a small treasure; It turns out he is running a little label ‘Housewarming records’ that has released this brilliant lofi project from Justin titled The ‘Whalestoe tapes’. Listen to the record opener, this would be a proper appetizer for you to run over and download the album at their Bandcamp.

Hello From the Farm


I see u call I dont answer

August 21st, 2011

..”Hey, my name is Erik David Hidde, I’m from New York and have just released a new song. Hope you like it!”… We really do..

 


Clandestiny

August 20th, 2011

Coppertone is Los Angeles’ Sasha Wiseman,  pop performer/musician with a brief 12 minute EP titled ‘Kill & Release‘ on NNA Tapes. Listen to ‘Clandestiny

 


Vacation

August 19th, 2011

If you are doin what we do, meaning, writing and posting and constantly searching for new music, you know the excitement you feel when you lay your hands on a great record. That`s the case with Locust lane I just got from this duo Vacation, bunch of great tracks and as if its not enough, you could grab it for free on their Bandcamp page.


We won`t Forget

August 19th, 2011

Oupa (the solo project of Daniel Blumberg of the UK band Yuck) released its debut album,Forget, on Aug. 16 on Fat Possum in the US and in the UK on Blumberg‘s newly launched label, Boiled Egg, on Aug. 15. Forget was recorded in Daniel’s flat in January of this year. The album will be limited to cassette and digital formats only.

A limited edition book of Daniel’s drawings made during the creation of Forget was released on the same day.

you can stream the whole album on the Oupa BandCamp page.

This is a collection of naive sounding ballads, simply and sparsely crafted, beautiful acoustic tunes. I used to love straight in your face dry vocals, but on this instance, it would have made this record maybe too intimate and the reverb use is perfect. This is my favorite Blumberg recording so far and I really dig the sketches as well. So we urge you to go and stream and purchase this album Here. Watch the clip for ‘Windows’


Do you remember the time????

August 17th, 2011

…”James Leyland Kirby is an artist first and a musician second, which is another way of saying that his records can be more rewarding to think about than actually listen to”… Mike Powell, Pitchfork, Feb 4th 2010. These were the opening words for the review of “Sadly, the future is no longer what it was”… That`s not what he thinks of Leyland`s last effort, as the caretaker, I can assure you. Anyways, lately, with my spine issues, I find it real hard falling asleep, (God, I begin to sound like my mother, who is always during some kind of physical stress), and I am lying in bed equipped with my daughter`s iPad, searching for challenging ear goodies (As if I don’t do it all day long). I have stumbled upon The Caretaker`s album (Leyland`s moniker), “An empty bliss beyond this World”, and started listening to it, and while doing so, digging deeper into this unique project and about Leyland Kirby himself, and found myself preoccupied with the philosophy behind the Caretaker project and it`s technique, and by it`s essence, the music itself, or as I relate to it as Leyland`s art of sampling and looping, which is very musical and is not as technical as sample based music tends to sound.. Leyland has bought a whole bunch of old 78`s and has sampled and looped scratchy musical lines,bits and pieces, creating an hypnotic soundscape achieved by ragged phrases, scratchy vinyl and needle sounds enhanced by gentle touches of long predelays, reverb and echo. I guess, this record is not going to be accessible to many of you, but that`s ok, cause it’s a matter of tastes and moods and your tolerance levels at that time, but I was deeply moved, not only by the music, but by the idea behing it. As Leyland puts it into words;..” I see it more as capturing old memories and these old loops that go around in peoples heads”… on his Decibel Tolls interview. I found myself relating to the interviewer preface words; “Kirby invites you into the mind of someone struggling to remember faint images of their life in the form of fragmented loops”… noticing it all around me, with family members as they grow old, or even myself, as I get older, and watch my own abilities and memory going through changes,.. I challenge you though, to listen to this piece and if you find that too challenging or hard to digest, start with..”False memory syndrome” of his 2008 record Persistent repetition of phrases. Another interesting project of his is the soundtrack for a score for a new Grant Gee film ‘Patience’. It’s a beautiful film about the writer W.G. Sebald and his book about memory. Listen to False memory sindrome or buy his album here


No Quarter again

August 14th, 2011

And from the same innovative label, this band gives you 200% live..check them out..Laddio Bolocko


What about us?

August 13th, 2011

…When a song was simply a song…Doug Paisley on No quarter

What about us?


Man meets bear

August 13th, 2011

Lofi beauty again from Man meets bear,a Canadian who lives in Berlin right now, with a little somethin for a rainy day. You could just head over to his Bandcamp pages and download for free. Here`s a sample for ya

Burns Bright