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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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Melt

June 5th, 2010

I have written about Nicole Simone clip for Melt on the News section, 2 months ago. I have listened to it again today and I love this simple arrangement and wanted to share it with you.

This is what the newsletter I have received is saying:” Nicole Simone releases her self-titled debut EP to critical acclaim, including the first single “Melt” and “The Wedding Song” featuring Jason Schwartzman on drums and banjo. Her New York debut performance on June 14th is not to be missed as the players in her New York band include Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, The Citizens Band), Jon Natchez (Beirut, Arcade Fire), Mark McAdam, Dave Treut and Kevin Thaxton. On June 29th Nicole Simone will celebrate the release of her EP with a show at Hotel Café with her all-star Los Angeles band consisting of Stewart Cole (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Josh Grange (Dwight Yoakam) and Joe Karnes (John Cale, Pete Yorn).

Nicole Simone – Melt


The Silent League gets remixed by Memory Tapes, announces US tour dates

January 18th, 2010

The Silent League is a difficult band to trace. Formed in 2004 in Brooklyn by Justin Russo (at the time, keyboardist for Mercury Rev during the classic Deserter’s Songs / All is Dream era), The Silent League may sometimes appear like an on-again/off-again relationship between a collective of musicians interested only in periodically making records, playing shows, and disappearing again. This may be true. While nobody in New York ever seems quite sure whether or not the band still exists (their second record, ‘Of Stars And Other Somebodies’ was never even released in N. America, and is due for re-release), the name carries weight all over the city. Lay tracks through the past 5-6 years’ worth of new music (take Arcade Fire, Beirut, St. Vincent, Stars Like Fleas, Bishop Allen…) and you’re going to run over more than a handful of people who began with or spent time creating music under the name The Silent League…many of them still do, you just don’t know it. “We don’t really care about maintaining a place in the industry. There is enough noise in the world and everyone has other work to busy themselves with”, says Russo, “we try to keep it new, detached…we make music when we think we have something to say that isn’t already being said”.

The Silent League is releasing a new record, it’s third, in Feb 2010, ..But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker. This time with the idiosyncratic producer, and band-member, Shannon Fields at the helm (founder and producer of the unclassifiable Brooklyn collective Stars Like Fleas, and whose musical credits include Helado Negro, Miho Hatori, Doveman, and many projects that ignore rock and pop altogether), the band spent time at various upstate farmhouse studios with recording and mixing engineer D. James Goodwin (Scary Mansion, The Bravery) crafting a somewhat different record. More explicit is the group’s affection for the soft rock and artrock power ballads of the 70s (the group initially bonded over a common love of ELO, Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music and Bread), but the moodier and more unhinged qualities that have always been subtexts in the band’s music have been pushed forward. It is an evocative, jarring, sometimes disturbing and densely woven record that seems nearly to ignore contemporary indierock but which sounds very little like its antecedents or any obvious contemporary reference points. Rather than chasing the endlessly tiresome “reinvention of rock”, The Silent League, with one foot in sterling songcraft and the other in the Brooklyn diaspora, has sculpted stunningly fresh new music with the decapitated pieces of rock’s MOR family tree.

01/16 – New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy &

01/28 – Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls

01/30 – Syracuse, NY Westcott Theatre

02/01 – Washington, DC DC9

02/03 – Nashville, TN The Basement

02/05 – Gainsville, FL The Atlantic

02/06 – Jacksonville, FL The Sinclair

03/17-03/20 – Austin, TX SXSW


NME`s top 50 albums of the 00

November 21st, 2009

It is interesting to see the English taste in music, how different it is than the American flavor, especially the main bloggers opinions. This is the NME top 50 albums of the 00.
50 MIA – Arula
49 Muse – Absolution
48 The Walkmen – Bows and Arrows
47 Brendan Benson – Lapalco
46 The Delgados – The Great Eastern
45 Avalanches – Since I Left You
44 Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
43 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
42 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
41 Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
40 Ryan Adams – Gold
39 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
38 Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
37 The Knife – Silent Shout
36 Spirtualized – Let it Come Down
35 Babyshambles – Down In Albion
34 Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump
33 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
32 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
31 Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
30 Elbow – Asleep In The Back
29 Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World
28 Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
27 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
26 Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner
25 The Rapture – Echoes
24 The Libertines – The Libertines
23 Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
22 Jay-Z – The Blueprint
21 The Coral – The Coral
20 Blur – Think Tank
19 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
18 The White Stripes – Elephant
17 Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
16 The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
15 Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
14 Radiohead – Kid A
13 The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
12 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
11 At The Drive In – Relationship Of Command
10 Radiohead – In Rainbows
09 The Streets – Original Pirate Material
08 Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
07 Arcade Fire – Funeral
06 PJ Harvey – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
05 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
04 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
03 Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
02 The Libertines – Up The Bracket
01 The Strokes – Is This It