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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:


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).

We love Jesse Merchant

April 9th, 2010

Jesse Marchant (JBM) was lauded by iTunes as a top singer/songwriter of 2009. Only recently immersing himself back into music writing lyrics, singing and recording, JBM has the lush and haunting vocals that are reminiscent of his musical peers – Jim James or Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). Marchant’s debut album not even in July (April 13th, Partisan Records) was made in just two weeks, but it embodies a meticulous and carefully crafted sound that could take a lifetime to achieve. not even in July is a collection of ten heartfelt compositions that billow, ripple and glide by softly with measured persistence and spectral beauty. Fresh on the heels of a nationwide tour with Sondre Lerche, JBM is on the road with Rogue Wave right now. Listen to Ambitions & War – not even in July

Catch JBM live with Rogue Wave :

Apr 7 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA

Apr 9 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR

Apr 10 Neumo’s Seattle, WA

Apr 13 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO

Apr 14 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS

Apr 15 Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis, MN

Apr 16 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI

Apr 17 Lincoln Hall (Early Show) Chicago, IL

Apr 17 Lincoln Hall (SOLD OUT) Chicago, IL

Apr 20 Mojo’s Columbia, MO

Apr 21 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK

Apr 24 Club Congress Tucson, AZ

Apr 27 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

Apr 29 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Apr 30 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Jagjaguwar records

August 19th, 2009

I want to mention this wonderful label Jagjaguwar records that brought us Oneida, Sunset rubdown, Bon Iver, Okkervil river, Volcano Choir, all those wonderful artists you could read about on Lofiles and listen and most important BUY their records. I just saw that Okkervil river are coming to the theater near me next month and browsed through their cd`s and listened to my favorite cd of this great band, ” Black Sheep Boy”..Most of their cd covers are drawn or illustrated by William Scharff. Check it out..



Not only for Emma

May 6th, 2009

This is another artist everyone loves to write about, but I love his 2 recent albums so much that I have got to include something about him here on Lofiles. His unique guitar tuning and down playing and falsetto vocals, and beautiful little are a big inspiration for me.
“Justin Vernon began recording under the nom de band Bon Iver following the breakup of DeYarmond Edison, an indie folk group similar in tone and manner to Iron & Wine, Little Wings and, to a certain extent, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Vernon’s solo project took DeYarmond Edison’s introspective, folky sound and embellished it with squinchy, quirky orchestral touches that nodded to Sparklehorse and a drifty optimism reminiscent of the Flaming Lips. Vernon moved back to Wisconsin the winter following DeYarmond’s demise, setting up camp in a remote cabin in the north woods for three months. It was a hugely generative period for Vernon; writing and recording songs in 12-hour bursts, he found himself with a nine-song debut album by spring. He dubbed the project Bon Iver (an intentional misspelling of the French for “good winter”), and the disc, For Emma, Forever Ago, was released on Jagjaguwar in early 2008. Joined in his live shows by Sean Carey, Vernon toured throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada throughout the remainder of the year, sharing the stage with like-minded singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins. As the year progressed, the album became quite popular with both the buying public and critics, eventually landing on a number of “Best of 2008″ year-end lists. In January of 2009, Bon Iver returned with an EP of old and new songs titled Blood Bank”. Written by Margaret Reges