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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


Twin Shadow`s Forget on Terrible records this coming fall

June 19th, 2010

The verse B part on ‘I cant wait’, is such a wonderful Peter Gabrielish vocal line, There is a tremendous talent here, Twin Shadow could be huge. TS`s music was created and recorded mostly in his bedroom, with Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) of Terrible records sitting at the controls for final touches, producing his debut titled Forget, out this fall on Terrible records.

icantwait


No Pussyfooting

June 15th, 2010

The image of the ‘No Pussyfooting’ cover, a very influential record for me, by Brian Eno* and Robert Fripp, caught my attention while going through their Myspace profile page. No pussyfooting was mentioned as a big influence on them as well, and it made me listen to Viernes music. Viernes are Alberto Hernandez and Sean Moore. I got to tell you, I am deeply impressed, especially after aiming so high. The music of the two dudes coming from Winter Park FL, the dreamlike soundscapes created by instruments such as Moore`s old Warlitzer piano inherited from his late father, and Hernandez father`s Puerto Rican cuatro. Awesome music, my friends. Sinister devices is Out on Kanine records,  a label that brought us Grizzly bear, Chailift, Drink up buttercup and many more.

Support the artist and buy the album

*  I have promised myself not to mention Brian Eno, because of his dreadful opinions and shameful activities, about subjects he hardly knows a thing about ( talking about the situation in the middle east. I am hurt by his actions and opinions, and I know there are many friends and music lovers that loved his musical contribution and ideas, and it is hard for me to believe, that a man I once thought to be wise, made such ignorant moves.


Philadelphia pop quartet Drink Up Buttercup released their first full length album, Born and Thrown on a Hook on March 23, 2010 via Yep Roc Records.

April 16th, 2010

Philadelphia pop quartet Drink Up Buttercup released their first full length album, Born and Thrown on a Hook on March 23, 2010 via Yep Roc Records. First brought to the attention of music fans through their debut ‘Sosey & Dosey’ 7” on Brooklyn’s Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift), the Philly group comprised of Jim Harvey (vocals, guitar), Ben Money (bass, organ), Mike Cammarata (drums) and Farzad Houshiarnejad (keyboards) stormed CMJ and SXSW and earned early praise. Described as, “Beatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way,” (Brooklyn Vegan) and “60’s psychedelic carnival” (Stereogum) the band’s nuanced yet bombastic live show is a vital part of its growing legend, with the New York Times saying that DUB, “mesmerizes and clobbers live.” Drink Up Buttercup may hail from Philadelphia but the geography of their debut album is less easily located on a physical map. It’s an occasionally surreal mythology filled with tales of hopelessly flawed characters, star-crossed lovers, drunks, fairy tales & bad trips. It exists in a world touched upon previously by Tom Waits, Hans Christian Anderson and Lloyd Kaufman while musically it follows the direct lineage of classic songwriting: Bowie, The Beatles & The Beach Boys’ late 60s lysergia, early Roxy Music, Sabbath’s bass heavy pulse & the crescendos of Arcade Fire. Born and Thrown on a Hook, produced by sought after Philly go-to-guy Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Final Fantasy, Panda Bear), follows the ‘Even Think’ 7” (their first release on Yep Roc) which enjoyed remixes from Andrew W.K. and electro-pop maestro Cale Parks. The release of their debut full-length foreshadows a busy 2010 for DUB, with the band booking shows by the fistful to build on live buzz created through tireless east coast gigging, as well as by having shared the stage with talented bands like Dr. Dog, Bishop Allen, Marnie Stern, Fiery Furnaces, Blood Warrior, Stellastarr and Free Energy.

US TOUR

4/11 – The Basement – Columbus, Ohio*

4/13 – The Space – Hamden, Connecticut*

4/14 – Great Scott – Alliston, Massachusetts*

4/15 – Maxwells – Hoboken, New Jersey*

4/16 – Dickinson University – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

4/17 – Fredericksburg All Ages – Fredericksburg, Virginia%

4/18 – Clementine Cafe – Harrisonburg, Virginia*

4/19 – Musica – Akron, Ohio*

5/1 – St. Bonaventure University – St. Bonaventure, New York

5/5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, New York

5/6 – SUNY Oswego – Oswego, New York

5/8 – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario

5/9 – Green Room – Montreal, Quebec

5/11 – The Monkey House – Winooski, Vermont

5/14 – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York

5/16 – John and Peter’s – New Hope, Pennsylvania

6/4 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, Florida ^%

6/5 – Crowbar – Tampa, Florida%

6/6 – The Social – Orlando, Florida%

6/8 – Bottletree – Birmingham, Alabama ^%

6/9 – Exit In – Nashville, Tennessee ^%

6/10 – The Bishop – Bloomington, Indiana^%

6/11 – The Club At Water Street Music – Carbarough, New York ^%


Here We Go Magic Join White Rabbits On US Spring Tour / Play Pitchfork, Primavera & Bonnaroo Music Festivals / Look Out For Sophomore Record Spring 2010 On Secretly Canadian

February 16th, 2010

It’s been a big year for Here We Go Magic following the release of their much celebrated self-titled debut (Western Vinyl), and now they have their sights firmly set on 2010 with a new album, a new record label, and an ever expanding sound. Having just signed to Secretly Canadian, the band is targeting Spring of 2010 to release their highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s breakthrough record.

The band have spent much of the year on the road touring with indie giants including Grizzly Bear and are currently supporting The Walkmen before playing Austin City Limits.

Here We Go Magic are also hard at work recording the self-produced sophomore album in a house they’ve commandeered in upstate New York, and while the first record was the result of Luke Temple getting creative in his bedroom, this release is a fully fledged team effort.

With an eye towards 2010 the band is looking forward to expanding their audience as their unique sound continues to permeate throughout the indie world.

U.S tour dates:

4/05: Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA

4/06: Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC

4/09: The Social, Orlando, FL

4/10: Jax Live, Jacksonville, FL

4/11: Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL

4/13: Walters on Washington, Houston, TX

4/14: The Independent, Austin, TX

4/16: The Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ

4/20: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake

4/21: Fox Theater, Boulder

4/24: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI

4/25: Metro, Chicago, IL

4/26: Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN

4/27: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON

4/28: Petit Campus. Montreal

5/01: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA


Neon Indian playing Bonnaroo & more new tour dates

February 12th, 2010

It’s shaping up to be a big 2010 for Neon Indian, just as SPIN predicted. The band made its network television debut this Thursday night, Feb. 11 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band was also recently announced as part of the Bonnaroo 2010 line-up and will be hitting the US and European Summer festival circuit with a vengeance (stay tuned for more on that!). Neon Indian recently remixed Grizzly Bear’s track “Cheerleader” not once, but twice, if you haven’t heard those remixes yet, listen here, stay tuned for many more high profile remixes to be unleashed throughout the year. The band’s Laundromatinee session was also recently posted on My Old Kentucky Blog.

An elusive new project from composer Alan Palomo. Neon Indian delivers equal parts synthetic nostalgia, Dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. Forged after a hazy winter gathering in Texas, this initial batch of tracks were the result of field recordings, record samples, a collection of bizarre synth sounds. Orbiting around the themes of drug induced heartbreak, weary afternoons, and lost chances, this music provides a lush soundtrack to the deadbeat exploits of teenage ennui. Neon Indian’s bedroom ballads have already forged Psychic Chasms, the debut full-length. They’ve been compared to New Order, Future Bible Heroes, and most recently said to sound like a saw-wave cutting a Doobie Brother’s song in half. Expect much racket to be had from this fresh-faced crew. Listen to Terminally Chill

NEON INDIAN

02/11 New York, NY Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

02/14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands

02/19 Philadelphia, PA Voyeur *

03/10 Montreal, QC Le Belmont

03/12 Buffalo, NY Big Orbit’s Soundlab

03/14 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves

03/17 Austin, TX RED 7 (Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media SXSW Day Party)

03/17 – 03/20 Austin, TX SXSW

03/22 Monterrey, Mexico MtyMx Festival

03/26 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine #%

06/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

* = w/ Memory Tapes

# = w/ Nite Jewel

% = w/ Nice Nice


Listen # 5

September 5th, 2009

Urban outfitters really shocked me when they put out those compilations of great music for free download. Check out the Fifth compilation titled Listen # 5: It includes Cymbals eat guitars, St Vincent, Grizzly bear, Passion pit, Crysral antlers, Apostle of hustle, Aurevoir Simone, Polly scatter good, Luke top, The big pink, Amazing baby, Jeremy Jay, Ape school, Major LazerPopo, Hecuba, DJ Kaos, Lemonade, Night Jewel, Paper cuts, Delta spirit, Phoenix. An awesome collection