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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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Yellow bird project

January 27th, 2011

I am all cited to tell you about this wonderful nonprofit organization I have discovered,  based in Montreal founded by 2 uni grads, Casey and Matt. Its called The Yellow bird project, and they work with an amzing roster of indie artists ( Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Beach house, Devendra Banhart, Grizzly Bear, Joseph Arthur, to name but a few), to create unique T shirts designs that benefit an array of charities, each chosen by the artists.

Read what they say about themselves: ..”You can think of us as a tree of creativity, with branches joining together indie musicians, charitable organizations, and t-shirts with a fashionable punch. We’re a non-profit Montreal based organization dedicated to bringing our customers the finest of quality, originality, and philanthropy. We seek out only the coolest of cool artists, collaborate with them to design awesomely awesome tee-shirts, and give all the prettiest of pretty profits to charities of the artists’ choice.”

The mission:

1. To raise money for charities directly through the barter and trade of our fab tee-shirts. Unfortunately we no longer accept goats; money proved to be an easier currency to store.

2. To raise awareness for charity organizations and their aims through artists’ endorsement. YBP is a very different venue for these charities. It brings in a lot of younger people and encourages philanthropy from treble and bass clefts. It is definitely more work to have multiple charities, rather than one fund, but we think it allows the artists to pick something that is truly important to them. 

3. To raise the profile of artists we like. We by no means want to or presume to have the ability to make artists into marketed machines and different versions of Ms. Spears, but we want to help raise their profiles and get them the attention that they deserve. We hope YBP can in some way help artists and music to prosper, and in turn help those less fortunate.

Listen to their Theme song written and performed by The tallest man on earth:

A_field_of_birds

Watch the clip on Vimeo


Blake Mills

January 22nd, 2011

This is the weekend, and for a change,unlike prior weekends, I am trying to regain strength and energy, thus to get some rest, get my head cleaned. This song has a Bon Iver twist to it, although it is an Americana pop folkish jam, and something about it grabbed my attention and made spin it more than once. The 2nd upbeat part has a Fleetwood Mac`s Rumors color to it and I really dig this cheesy brassy chorus part. Blake Mills got an impressive resume already, and he is only 23 year old. He’s toured with the likes of Band Of Horses, Jenny Lewis, and Cass McCombs and has recorded as a session musician with Julian Casablancas, Andrew Bird, and.. Kid Rock

05 Wintersong


Gayngs do ‘Eye in the sky’

September 28th, 2010

Gayngs will be kicking off their U.S. Tour in two weeks! Ten of the twenty-plus contributors on the Relayted album will be there, including Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, ringleader Ryan Olson, Zak Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold. Jake Luck of Leisure Birds, Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds, Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, and Mike Lewis of Andrew Bird and Happy Apple will all be there too! Watch them do a cover of Alan Parson`s Eye in the sky (with Ivan Rosebud, Brad Cook of Megafaun, Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, and Michael Lewis of Happy Apple/Dosh/Andrew Bird).


Check out Dosh first music video from Tommy

April 27th, 2010

…and if you are not familiar with the guy listen to Number 41 featuring Andrew Bird.


Dosh returns with fifth album, Tommy, out in April, plus new tour dates

January 24th, 2010

In setting out to create his fifth album for Anticon, Martin Dosh had two goals in mind. First: Get loose. 2008’s ‘Wolves & Wishes’ took a step in this direction by way of its guests – freewheelers like Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Odd Nosdam – but Dosh records are well-known for their impeccable arrangements. To wit, Andrew Bird used W&W’s “First Impossible” as the rhythmic backbone for a song on last year’s critically acclaimed Noble Beast LP. (Dosh has been collaborating, recording and touring with Bird since 2005.)

Dosh’s second goal seemed to be in direct conflict with the first: To conceive yet thicker terrain for his already seething soundscapes. More drums. More vocals. And new to the Dosh catalog, lots of low end. Against all odds, ‘Tommy’ skirts critical mass but stays organic, is never overwrought, and miraculously avoids becoming cluttered. Instead, this unique brand of maximalist, rhythmdriven post-rock sweeps lilting beauty, serious beats and even airy moments into its comely whirlwind.

When Tommy begins, “Subtractions” is already in full swing, as a dark assembly of grunts, buzzing, and kalimba transitions into marimba plunks and note-hopping electric guitar. The song evolves throughout its four minutes, eventually resolving in Tortoise-y figures played out on an array of instruments. “Yer Face” opens on a loop too, but quickly distinguishes itself via standup bass, syncopated keys, and a rare lyrical performance by Dosh. Andrew Bird sings on “Number 41,” over pedal steel and a bassy beat chopped à la Radiohead’s “Pulk/Push Revolving Doors.”

“Town Mouse” plays like a warm, wide-open jam session, with different drum kits coming from different speakers, Dosh humming throughout, and bandmate Mike Lewis’ horns flying over fuzzy Rhodes blurts. True to Dosh’s letting go of control, Lewis actually wrote “Loud,” a gorgeously spare piece that ambles off into the horizon before “Airlift” wraps Tommy’s first half with lo-bit keys and a cut-up sample of Dosh and a friend covering Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” back in ’87. “County Road X” tills different soil still, largely focusing on improvised piano and glistening atmospherics.

Next is “Call The Kettle,” a live fan favorite dating back to 2001 that finally gets an official release, albeit one reinvented by the dense, mesmeric thicket of notes played on saxophone, acoustic guitar, and 200-year-old harpsichord (recorded at St. Paul’s Schubert Club music museum). Bird returns to lay his light twang over the heavy feedback wash of “Nevermet,” while the bright epic “Gare De Lyon” slowly builds – for eight and a half minutes – to the album’s close.

On this final song, Dosh stretches out immensely, nursing melodic sprawl through a tense percussive passage and on to a huge finish: an explosion of thrashing bass and drums that burns brightly before the record comes to a crashing halt. The abrupt finale fits Tommy, which is dedicated to and named after Dosh soundman Tom Cesario, a dear friend who unexpectedly passed two Christmases ago. Here, Dosh pays his respects best as he can, coming away with a record inspired by tragedy, but undeniably full of life.

LISTEN

Personnel for Tommy

sources, samples and live tracks:

Mike Lewis – basses (5,8,10) saxophone (1,4,8) piano (3,5,6,7)

nordlead 2X (2) background vocal (1,3) glockenspiel(5)

Jeremy Ylvisaker – electric guitar (2,3,4,5,6) slide guitar(8) feedback(10)

background vocal (3) mini-korg k2 (3)

Ryan Francesconi – guitars (7,8,9,10) bulgarian tambura (10) banjo (10)

bass (7,9) accordion (7)

Chris Morrissey – electric bass (1,4,6)

Andrew Bird – vocals and lyrics (3, 9)

Freddy Votel – auxilary percussion (5,8,10)

Todd Sickafoose – acoustic bass (2, 9)

Derek Phillips – drums (left side, 4)

Mike Sopko – acoustic and electric guitars (1)

Bryan Olson – guitars (4)

Paul Niehaus – pedal steel (3)

J.T. Bates – cymbal (6)

Tim Glenn – processed prepared piano (7)

Jon Davis – microphone and bass sample (3)

Martin Dosh – just about everything else

DOSH

01.28.10 Duluth, MN Pizza Luce *

01.31.10 Missoula, MT The Palace *

02.02.10 Calgary, AB Republik *

02.03.10 Edmonton, AB Brixx Bar *

02.05.10 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret *

02.06.10 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge *

02.07.10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater *

02.08.10 Eugene, OR WOW Hall *

02.10.10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *

02.11.10 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *

02.12.10 Scottsdale, AZ Chasers *

02.13.10 Flagstaff, AZ Green Room *

02.15.10 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad *

02.16.10 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre *

02.18.10 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon *

02.19.10 St. Louis, MO Firebird *

02.20.10 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon *

03.17 – 03.20 Austin, TX SXSW

04.09.10 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry

04.10.10 Minneapolis, MN MacPhail Center For Music

04.11.10 Minneapolis, MN Bedlam Theatre

* = w/ Eyedea & Abilities