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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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News splash # 4

September 2nd, 2010

Maps & Atlases ‘Perch Patchwork’ (FatCat, 4th October 2010) + UK Dates Announced for October.

Berlin Festival, Sept. 10-11, Partners with Berlin Music Week (check out Berlin fest. post)

Fences announce debut album and north American tour.

Bettie Serveert Announce Fall North American Tour.

The Luyas Launch Kick Starter Appeal For Special Pop Montreal Collaboration Featuring Vincent Moon, Derrick Belcham, Ruby Kato Attwood & More / Look Out For Debut LP 2011.

Paper Garden records Launches New Collaborations with Frequency.com & Indyish.com!

Violens “Amoral” + Live Dates.

Men (fronted by Le Tigre¹s JD Samson) Announce Nationwide Tour


knock em out

August 31st, 2010

Drums, Kalimba and vocal in a boxing gym. Vincent Moon with his excellent take away series presenting Wildbirds and peacedrums.


Land of talk ‘to go’

July 11th, 2010

 

A take away show – Vincent Moon with Land of talk.

Like it? Go see them on tour:

Land of Talk Fall 2010 Tour Dates:

9/16 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*

9/19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern*

9/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*

9/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*

9/23 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*

9/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

9/26 Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court*

9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*

9/30 Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub*

10/2 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar*

10/3 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore*

10/4 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile # *

10/5 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios # *

10/7 San Francisco, CA @ Independent # *

10/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival) # *

10/9 Costa Mesa @ Detroit Bar # *

10/10 San Diego, CA @ Casbah # *

10/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room # *

10/15 Austin, TX @ The Parish*

10/16 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare*

11/2 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

11/3 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s

11/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas

11/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/7 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

11/9 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

11/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

11/11 Nashville, TN @ The End

* w/ Suuns

# w/ Besnard Lakes


The Luyas by Vincent Moon

April 9th, 2010

Words By Vincent Moon:

The Luyas have been my favourite band for the past year and a half. Listening to their music has always been an intense adventure, a little trip over the ocean, over an ocean, wherever I was. The balance between Jessie’s voice and their constant subtle experiments on pop formats was already obsessing me, but I will never forget this little film we did in Montreal, over an afternoon in october 2009. Never before such a musical genius was so obvious, so easy to follow, so exciting to film. The simple way Jessie Stein is always challenging her audience when playing is a little miracle of sincerity and dedication.


Tinariwen

March 28th, 2010

Tinariwen is one of my favorite bands, a mixture of Touareg poetry and song to the radical chaabi protest music of Moroccan groups like Nass El Ghiwane and Jil Jilala, and the Algerian pop rai to western rock and pop artists like Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Hendrix and Bob Marley. They sound to me like The talking heads Remain in light masterpiece album with desert Algerian rai. This is another Vincent Moon masterpiece that I have found on his site

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Hindi Zara in Port Said

March 28th, 2010

Vincent Moon meets Hindi Zara for a ‘Beautiful tango’ in Port Said


Vincent Moon & the Luyas

March 8th, 2010

Maestro Vincent Moon ( of  the La Blogotheque fame) with ‘Views of Montreal’ and this great band – The Luyas


Vincent Moon

December 4th, 2009

 

This is an incredible coincidence for me, how everything collides at the end. During the last few days I have been working on establishing and upgrading the’ Lolive’ section of Lofiles, and today I felt extremely guilty ( a common daily feeling for a son of a Polish mother) about neglecting the posting tasks for my site. So I went and dug into the PR mails I have received lately, to see if I could find interesting materials for Lofiles and came upon this mail talking about the works of Vincent Moon. For most of you who don’t know about this guy, I`ll start with the fact that he is my inspiration for the ‘Lolive’ section to begin with. Three years ago, Vincent moon had started ‘The take away shows’ for ‘La Blogotheque’, a series of outdoor/wild documentaries consists in improvised video sessions with musicians, set in unexpected locations and broadcast freely on the web. In his 3 years of ‘Take away’ action, he had managed to shoot over a hundred clips with bands like REM, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly and many more.
Now, the mail I got is talking about a prize Vincent Moon won for one of the side projects he is responsible for – a documentary he made of Kazuki Tomokawa, a troubadour, a rare folk artist from Japan, a 59 year old character out of a Yakuza movie. As Vincent is saying there is only one Tomokawa Kazuki, a past actor for Oshima or Miike, a passionate bike race gambler, Alcoholic, a skilled painter, a troubled father….. and a bonus Take away show with this guy…check it out (by the way, you could see a photo of one of my favorite Take away shows above, with The tallest man on earth, filmed at The music inn in New York, a spontanious location)