I recently had the pleasure of listening to a few new songs from the London based band, The Healing. The third track off their brand new EP especially caught my attention as it progressed, describing the passionate young teenage memories of passing through a very small dusty town about midway between Las Vegas and Reno in the Nevada desert, namely Tonopah. When personally traveling to these two cities (Vegas/Reno), I’m usually taking indirect routes, rather than the highway directly between the two, but perhaps one of these days I’ll make sure to take a wrong, or perhaps a needed right turn at Bishop, CA. I love the visuals evoked with the lyrics as they tell a story but don’t get too overly specific, letting the listener get a bit more personally involved in imagining the romanticism and mystery behind this loosely described locale.
The Healing are a multinational group with members from all across the board, from England, to the USA and France, so they’ve likely played everywhere except maybe the town behind the song, or have they?
The Healing’s full line-up was completed in the autumn of 2013, and this past 22nd of August they released their debut EP ‘Childhood Home’. It was recorded at 123 Studios London with acclaimed engineer/producer Brett Shaw, and is available for download at the Bandcamp link below.Download Tonopah HypeMachine
In this weeks cornucopia of pleasure bringing sounds I play
Oh hello. It’s another slightly randomly scheduled podcast. I write this sitting in the garden as Edinburgh Man Junior runs around the vegetable beds. Don’t worry though, he’s not in this indie-pop biased edition of the show – I recorded it over lunchtime this afternoon as I was working from home. Well I was supposed to be working from home, but after finishing it I decided I needed some caffeine and spent the rest of the day in Artisan Roast.
Anyway, I said I wouldn’t talk politics this week and I just went and did just that. Many apologies. Don’t worry, it will all be over by this time next week.
1. Stanley Odd – “Son I Voted Yes” (Played courtesy of Stanley Odd)
2. Mark Wynn – “The Girl Who Looked Like Bobby Gillespie” (Played courtesy of Mark Wynn)
3. Earthy Babes – “Windspeak” (Played courtesy of Earthy Babes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Night Dew Call – “Emily” (Played courtesy of Night Dew Call, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. The Debutantes – “Gentleman’s Wash” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
6. David Thomas Broughton & Juice – “In Service” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
7. Left Behind (Tiny Fireflies + Boyish) – “Heart Noir” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Randolph’s Leap – “Isle Of Love” (Played courtesy of Randolph’s Leap)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #177
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A single from the cross-continental band’s forthcoming album Revolving Maze (19th Sept 2014).
Involved is an international (Tennessee; Belgium; Western Australia) electronic music project formed in September of 2012 by Joe Dorsey and Reivilo Enoignor.
Last week brought me a much needed vacation, with a trip to Charleston, SC, and my annual post-Labor Day excursion to Virginia Beach for the Blues on the Beach festival. It’s good to get away and get yourself among different scenery for a little while. Getting a different view can give you a different perspective on the world, and it’s good to have as wide a perspective as possible. I’m still working on that.
Thanks to lack of sleep, the Virginia Beach trip occasionally took on a certain dream-like quality. As a result, this week’s mix takes on a dream-like quality of its own. You’ll find a few familiar tracks scattered in with some new ones, including something brand new from one of trip hop’s legendary figures…
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #293:
- Tricky, "Something In The Way" Buy from: iTunes
- Boot Cut Rockers, "When Comes The Rain" Buy from: iTunes
- Kwzé, "Dollar" Buy from: Bandcamp
- Evil Needle, "Antidote" Buy from: Bandcamp
- Data Romance, "Others" Buy from: iTunes
- Buried Boy, "After All Mistakes" Buy from: iTunes
- Ghosts Of Paraguay (feat. CoMa), "Beyond Reason" Buy from: iTunes
- Submotion Orchestra, "Sleepwalker" Buy from: iTunes
- Yellowjacket, "The Track of Dawn" Buy from: Bandcamp
- Poldoore, "Industry of Love" Buy from: Bandcamp
- Atu, "Can Do It" Buy from: iTunes
- Marsbeing, "Don’t Stop Dreaming" Buy from: iTunes
- Dive Index (feat. Natalie Walker), "The World Is Kind (Five Insects Remix)" Buy from: iTunes
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Xerath: I hold Dominion (from “III” out 15th September 2014, London, UK, Candlelight)
For Giants: Lucidity (from “Depths”, California, USA)
Yeti Love: Switchblade Angel (From Yeti Love”, London, UK, Airballon Records)
Third Ion: Capitol Spill (From 13/8bit, USA, Clawhammer)
Fornicus: We Are Sin (From “Storming Heaven”, Kentucky, USA, Clawhammer)
Digitalife: Nemisis (from “Nemesis”, Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina, Imminence Records)
Pist: Dispose (From Riffology, UK) Playing Hammerfest
The Erkonauts: All The Girls Should Die (from “I Did Something Bad”, Geneva, Switzerland, Music Submit)
Provoke, Destroy: Cutthroat (From “Vulture”, Virginia, USA, Persistent Heart Media)
Krieg: Order of The Solitary Road (From “Transient”, New Jersey, USA, Candlelight)
Joffel Project: Rosalie (from “Shaken’ Not Stirred”, Helsinki, Finland)
Black Trip: Radar (from “Goin’ Under”, Sweden, Prosthetic Records)
Cloudkicker: The Focus (from “Fade”, Ohio, USA)
IKILLYA: Razorblades (from “Recon”, New York, USA)
Monsterworks: Educate The Masses (from “Overhaul”, UK)
Gurt: Horrenosaurus (UK}
Invius: United Voices (from “United Voices”, Brighton UK)
The Hell: Old Jacks, New Jacks (from “Groovehammer”, UK, Prosthetic Records)
My Collapse: Fateweaver (from EP 2014″, Sweden)
My Own Ghost: Crimson Ground (from “Love Kills”, Luxembourg, Inverse Records) Pictured (Tania Bettega)
The Van Desh: It Reminds Me (from “It Reminds Me”, Sweden, Barry International)
Mindset Evolution: Burn it Down (Ilinois, USA)
Sanctorum: Before We Let Go (from “Old Ghosts, New Wars”, UK)
Superfix: Never Change (from “Superfix”, LA, USA Music Submit)
The group is made up of brothers Logan and Alex Thierjung on vocals and bass respectively, lead guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley.
The EP, releasing independently, officially drops October 14th although you can currently hear the entirety of this excellent new release streaming over at the Soundcloud link below.
[via Team Clermont]Download Lighthouse HypeMachine
We’ve got a live recording from the high desert of New Mexico, Ghostly sounds from Seattle, Afrobeat from Brooklyn and to start, songs collected by a biologist in the Carpathian mountains of Central and Eastern Europe over a hundred years ago.
Ej, Lasko, lasko – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (Dálava) (New York City, USA) Rock Paper
A biologist was so enchanted by the music of a small Moravian village at the western hem of the Carpathians over a hundred years ago that he meticulously transcribed them into a tome of a book.
The songs had been carefully preserved. But how could they come alive over a hundred years later?
The NYC based band Dálava gives a beautifully idiosyncratic answer with their eponymous debut album (release: October 14, 2014). Based on the Moravian folk songs transcribed by biologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, and led by vocalist Julia Ulehla (Vladimír’s American great granddaughter) and guitarist Aram Bajakian, the album vibrates with intensity, even when whispering and sparse. Prepared and distorted guitar alternates with eerie soundscapes. Ulehla’s voice teases and caresses (“Milá má”), then leaps and bounds (“Mamičky”).
“The song texts feel like fairy tales, like compact parables,” muses Ulehla. “They are so evocative of a whole miniature universe. We tried to give each song its own sound world. We knew nothing about the traditional way it was done at the time. It was simply a work of creativity and imagination. We were totally free.”
Bajakian has toured extensively with Lou Reed, who he played alongside during the rock legend’s final two tours. Bajakian then went on to perform over 100 shows alongside multiple Grammy winner Diana Krall during her much lauded Glad Rag Doll Tour. He learned from friend and guitar mentor Marc Ribot, and has worked with John Zorn and his circle to compose and perform challenging contemporary music (though often with a strong rock kick). He has also experimented with tender, more acoustically leaning treatments of Armenian folk tunes with his project Kef.
Ulehla, classically trained at the Eastman School of Music, left the opera world for the uncharted, exploratory territory of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, drawing on the experience of the theater icon and his collaborators to dig deep into the physical experience and ritual mindset of songs in performance.
The two childhood friends crossed paths again as adults, meeting up in Italy where Ulehla was an actress at the Workcenter. Eventually, they found themselves back in New York together as young parents and curious musicians. They decided to tackle the love songs and philosophical ballads, the recruiting chants and cryptic fragments transcribed by Ulehla’s great-grandfather Vladimír.
A ty moja najmilejsi – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (New York City, USA)
The Trilogy – We Are The West (LA, CA, USA)
We heard from We Are The West a while ago and now they have a new work out in the wild called We Are The West III. This is a single track offering somewhat confusingly called Trilogy.
Brett Hool together with his musical soul-mate, John Kibler, are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. For this recording they leave the storm drains and underground garage spaces of LA and head out for a live recording in the high desert of New Mexico. Yes, WATW really are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space.
Their skilfully crafted music is layered into the context of very live performing and recoding spaces, resulting in songs of a haunting beauty and intimacy.
Their WATW III recording brings us close to performance poetry in places but always underpinned by fabulous playing and voices that reveal real passion. It repays focussed listening.
Ann De Witt has an insightful written interview with Brett and John in The Believer magazine
You can get the EP (if that’s what it is) at http://wearethewest.com/WATW/EPIII.html where there is a link to their Bandcamp page. It is offered on a pay what you like basis (min $3) have a listen and discover how much you like it, then let that tell you want it is worth – I’d say the benefit to my soul is worth way more than $3.
The bands previous episodes in the four recording suite are available from Bandcamp too.
Arterial – Lusine (Seattle, WA, USA)
Lusine is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain now resides in Seattle. After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album The Waiting Room, Lusine, is back with a more tightly focused EP.
The release of Arterial, his fourth EP for Ghostly International, marks another successful foray into a niche that most artists would spend their careers immersed in. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions. On the title track, crackling samples simmer like heated atoms narrowly missing each other, suspending us as we wait for release.
“Eyes Give In” encapsulates the EP’s feel, taut, with no sound out of place, and yet over the course of its five minutes warming into something undeniably human, even comforting. “Quiet Day,” the most accessible track here, demonstrates McIlwain’s gift for merging heady electronic music with the visceral appeal of pop, as his gorgeous synth melodies compliment submerged vocals.
Eyes Give In – Lusine
At 20 minutes, the EP is exactly as long as it needs to be, showcasing yet again the multiplicity that exists within Lusine’s work through songs that form a compact whole. As McIlwain told Giant Step in a recent interview, his goal is to find “beauty in strange places” and “warmth under the surface” through all his music, and on Arterial he fulfills this wonderfully.
You can buy it direct from Ghostly International at: http://www.theghostlystore.com/collections/music/products/lusine-arterial
Bella Ciao – Underground System (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Underground System’s music finds its roots in Fela Kuti’s West African pioneered Afrobeat aesthetic that is chopped and screwed with the disparate influences from dance halls around the world. The band’s female frontline pushes them ahead with a unifying socially conscious voice, Underground System is a force: a freaky, dancey, multicultural party.
From the two track Bella Ciao EP a five track remix album has emerged, that truly displays the diversity of Underground System’s music. To create this album Underground System has called upon their extensive network of beat makers, electronic musicians, rappers and DJs to create five incredibly different remixes of the tracks D.O.N. and Bella Ciao. Underground System Remixed features reworked tracks from the Brooklyn-based trio Archie Pelago brings their electronics, trumpet, cello, sax in for a spaced-out disco remix of Bella Ciao. Globe-hopping DJ and educator Chief Boima twisted that same track into a dark percussive track ready for the international dancefloor. The Bella Ciao remixes are rounded out by none other than Peter Matson, Underground System’s own bandleader and accomplished DJ and producer in his own right. The track D.O.N. was put into the hands of Das Racist alums Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall aka Kool and Kass, the result is an epic extended verse track that only these two hip hop magicians would produce. The final remix of D.O.N. is the premier of the newest Underground System offshoot project Big Everything (Elenna Canlas and Peter Matson) dance floors beware!
The video for the original mix.
Brooklyn, New York artist HANNAH released her debut EP, BRYM in June. Today’s Dose is the second single from it. [via EIPR]
Check out the video of another track from the album Brym Al Mar below too.
In honor of the Sea of Bees musical appearance in the film “The 78 Project” making its way around the US this month and across the Pond to the UK in October, we’ve decided to feature their 2011 7″, The Woods, to get everyone psyched for the film’s release.
The new recording, “In My Time of Dying” was filmed for the movie at her home in Sacramento, which you can check out at the website below, or by checking in at one of the screening dates provided further below past the links.
[via Heavenly Recordings]Download The Woods HypeMachine
As mentioned, the film will be a part of the lineup for the BFI London Film Festival on 16th and Oct 19th, basically the International Premiere of The 78 Project Movie. Here are the quickly approaching dates in the States:
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Roxy Stadium 11
Thursday, Sept. 11
San Francisco, CA
The Historic Balboa Theatre
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Northwest Film Forum
Sunday, Sept. 14
Monday, Sept. 15
San Francisco, CA
The Historic Balboa Theatre
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Friday, Sept. 19
Wednesday, Sept. 24
New Orleans, LA
Friday, Sept. 26
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Saturday, Sept. 27
Baton Rouge, LA
Sunday, Sept. 28
The Texas Theatre
Monday, Sept. 29
Little Rock, AR
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Presented by The Oxford American
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Southern Illinois University
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Well, lack of time, holidays and major computer issues have kept me away again for quite some time, but here I am resurfacing as summer ends with another wee selection of great independent tuneage to satisfying your cravings. Enjoy until the next time
Sparrow Falls – Thus Perishes The World’s Glory / Spewing Bile
Perma F – Burning Angel
The Y-Axes – Dotted Lines / Sunglasses
Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2014 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.
Brother Earth brings together the formidable talents of multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils) and vocalist Steve Five (The Library is on Fire). Their shadowy, kaleidoscopic music vacillates between brooding textural pieces and exuberant rock-and-roll at the drop of a hat, chasing the ghosts of pop music past into a hall of cracked mirrors. Their debut for Hidden Shoal, Positive Haywires, lands on 16th Sept 2014.
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Hosted this week by Matt Brier of Idiosyncratic Transmissions
1. Mike Edel – The Closer (Victória, Canadá)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
2. Will Phalen – Done (Chicago, E.U.A.) [artista do mês de Setembro]
3. Karpa – Menina de Branco (Lisboa, Portugal)
4. Daniel Catarino – Violência e Fado (Évora, Portugal)
5. GESSICATRIP – Feliz Acaso (Lisboa, Portugal)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
6. Lucky Lupe – Delay Song (São Paulo, Brasil)
7. Golden Gardens – In Dreams | Roam The Petaled Gloom (Seattle, E.U.A.)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.
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Boomrang Kids is a two piece garage/rock act from Medford in Southern Oregon. We like their lo-fi sound, and if you do to, head over too their BandCamp where their EP, intriguingly called The EP is available for free as MP3, or $5 on cassette. Got to love the retro distribution method.