January 13th, 2013
Pauline Andres’s music is being described as ”Liquor soaked alt-country made in Berlin”, Born in France, Pauline Andrès plays guitar and writes stories about drunks, working men and hipsters, even if she admits knowing less about the latter. She sings about hangovers, the hunt for a home, Russian fairytales and sometimes murders too. Born in a French minors town on the border in a mixed family, long trips across Europe were part of growing up. Listening to rock and country music too. “I’ve always related to Southern US music just as much as French accordion. It’s a shame we didn’t have something similar to Blues and Country here when all the men used to work in the mine… or even once they all got laid off”.
In 2012, she settled down in Berlin after much roaming and started working with other musicians in town and recently started gigging between Kreuzberg and Neukölln. We received couple of demos and we really dig her dramatic Marlene Dietrich voice and Nick Cave‘s dark story telling ballads. Check out her demo ‘Highway-landscapes’.
P.A site’s & likes
December 22nd, 2012
American country beatnik and our absolute favorite trooper Emit Bloch makes lofi bluegrass music, relying on a rare combination of lyricist/narrative/ songwriter abilities, in addition to his guitar playing and picking. Our lofi troubadour recorded the songs of his debut album Dictaphones Vol. 1 at home from his kitchen table for the princely sum of just £6, with all tracks recorded directly to Dictaphone. Now, he has sent us an exclusive Christmas song clip, tilted “Misspelled Santa Satan, shot by his girlfriend/ companion photographer Kate Garner….absolutely gorgeous my friends. I just wanted to add a better reflecting and updated bio of Emit, suitable for his colorful charcter; ..”Emit Bloch is a songwriting, tennis-playing expatriot with Mormon and Jewish roots who finds the legalization of cannabis an interesting prospect. He divides his time between London and San Francisco and occasionally performs. His 2010 release Dictaphones Vol. 1 (One Little Indian) received widespread critical acclaim. He is releasing an as-of-yet untitled collection of new songs in 2013 as well as an EP with his four piece band, Done Four, which Bloch describes as his “rock outlet.”…
Merry Christmas to ya all, from Emit and us at Lofiles and here is A LINK for a free download
December 15th, 2012
Who are we to write about Sun Glitters??? So F..you. This B side is awesome my friends, “Tight,” from 7″ on Lefse.
December 3rd, 2012
Our dear friend and artist (whom we had featured on our last year’s Top Sixty Nine best tunes of the year) Tom Crandles had just dropped a gem on us. A new gorgeous track of his latest venture..” We are called ‘Au.Ra’ and we are a two piece”, as he states. So enjoy this mother..
November 30th, 2012
Mathew Barker hales from Australia and writes great simple songs, the way songs are ought to be written, if you guys forgot, living in this total different era that we live in, and he releases them under the name Water Music. His romantic songs are talking about issues that one might have forgotten existed, about loneliness, heartbreak, death, passion and global issues in general accompanied by mellow folky acoustic and electric guitars, sparse and tasteful…although one might claim there is nothing new with the direction or sound in general, it all starts with the fact that a good song is a good song is a…good song..
BUY THIS GORGEOUS RECORD
November 19th, 2012
This song by Dark Colour is stuck in my head. DC is a one-manned electronic project crafted and fronted by Randall Rigdon.
Be Your Man
November 19th, 2012
I am so tired. Was sick all day long and didn’t get my daily doze of love today. Tough. Seriously. I was real happy to find a copy of our dear friend Jacob Faurholt new EP titled ‘Geek love is the best love’ in my mailbox. Jacob would remind you of singer/songwriters in the vein of Bonnie Prince Billy, maybe a softer Lou Reed, with a slight melodic Bill Callahan resemblance. I was listening to this record and my favorite off this EP ‘Hiding in the shadows’ few times in a row now and it really brought different perspective to this fucked up day. Grab your free copy HERE
November 18th, 2012
Missiles, alarms go off, actually I got no right to complain. I live in Tel Aviv and get the alarm once or twice a day. The people down south are looking for shelters all day long. Actually its quite funny; A dear friend from Germany wanted to come and visit me after 20 years we hadn’t seen one another. He was concerned about the situation in him he had nothing to worry about…Actually since I have returned from New York haven’t heard an alarm goes off even once. Needless to say, 2 days after he arrives, the alarm goes off and and anexplosion being heard. He wanted to go and do some sightseeing in Jerusalem. My girl had reassured him that nothing ever happens in Jerusalem. 2 hours after he arrives to J the alarm goes off.. This is ‘Good fortune’ by Light Thieves who currently have two tracks for download and a 7″ split vinyl (featuring Reptilian Shapeshifters) available via their bandcamp page. Light Thieves have already begun work on an upcoming EP with a release date to be announced soon!
Love this song….
November 9th, 2012
It is Friday afternoon in Tel Aviv. When the weather is nice like today, those are the coffee shops hours. Fully packed. Only difference from back in the days, when I was a lot younger, that nowdays, everyone seems to be so busy using his smartphone, Laptop, Tablet, totally ignoring his companions. Me too. No exception here…Equipped with my laptop, Smatphone, headphones. Totally isolated from the outside world, listening to the new Sun Glitters single. Man, I love this guy and his sound, so sweet, a perfect balance of the raggedy and pretty..Sun Glitters is releasing a 7″ as part of the Lefse single series. Preorder it HERE.