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
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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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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.
Hosted by Stuart Morrison from Insomnia Radio
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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.
Last month the indie pop band Wilderness from Stockholm Sweden released their debut self-titled EP, which they describe as a great late summer soundtrack which will likely extend far past the autumnal equinox, Sep 22nd.
You can currently find three songs for free download over at their Soundcloud page, to get a good sense of how strong their first effort is. The group also has some good videos for ‘Hold On’ as well as ‘Vallsundet’ which we’ve embedded below. The video has some great footage of what looks to be on the road through the California Desert and into Death Valley, as well as San Francisco, Las Vegas and more of the West Coast of the US.Download Ghost HypeMachine
A slightly delayed podcast release for this Rathole Radio but only a couple of days. Apologies all. The usual hour(ish) of eclectic music and musings. I hope you enjoy listening and don’t forget you can send me feedback by email, twitter, FB or Morse code (possibly).
Upcoming gig: Party 4 Life – Sat Sept 6th @ 7pm, Bumper, Liverpool. £10 donation to charity.
21:49 – The Toothaches – I Feel Fantastic (JoCo cover) – CC BY-NC Licensed – Hear them on Rynothebearded’s show – From AmsterdamMack
28:24 – No Monster Club – Let’s Get Lucky – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed – From CCHits.net
Thanks to Eyvgeny Kusnetsov for his Paypal donation, and everyone from Flattr.Email all feedback and suggestions to – show AT ratholeradio.org You can also find me on Twitter and Identi.ca. Like us on Facebook and “Plus” us on Google+ Next Live Show: Sunday September 14th @ 9pm
Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks also to everyone who turned up in our IRC channel at irc.freenode.net the channel name is #ratholeradio. I don’t expect much to happen there in the weeks between shows, but if people want to hang around and chat you’re more than welcome. Don’t forget you can access the channel from a web browser by going to webchat.freenode.net and entering #ratholeradio in the channel text box. Take care till next time folks.
Music Sources and Licensing: A few of the tracks in this show are from the artists own personal websites and don’t contain licensing information. That’s why they are listed as unknown. The individual licenses are listed next to each track, where known. If there is no license listed you must assume all rights are reserved on that song.
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Salut mon amise and this weeks slightly French podcast contains some of the best tunes on the internet and beyond with tracks from New York, Sweden, Edinburgh, France, Sunderland and Hackney not forgetting me, good old Nick Tann in Eastleigh.
These artists rely on your support so do the right thing and go visit their websites if you like what you hear. Often you can download some of their music for the price of a coffee and the money often goes straight to the acts. We all have bills to pay eh?
A veteran of the New York music scene, Chancius honed his live performance skills playing to crowds in the New York City subway system where he first started selling homemade demos. Fans of his music began to recognize him on the street as the subway musician with the striking vocals and memorable song lyrics. It was at this point that Chancius lent his vocals and song writing skills to the electro-rock outfit Automatic Duo. During his tenure as front man, Chancius toured towns and cities up and down the east coast. His soon to be released LP Bando is an 11 song an album that tells a tale of self-discovery and the meaning of being human in the 21st century. [bio via Planetary Group PR]
Xerath: Autonomous (from “III” out 15th September 2014, London, UK, Candlelight, Pictured)
Methedras: Shit Happens (from “System Subversion”, Monza, Italy, Clawhammer)
Eden Circus: Her Lovely Hand Upon The Black Earth (from “Marula”, Hamburg, Germany, Life-force Records)
Pinkemical Sunset: Paranoid (from “Orgasm”, Sardinia, Dr.Music Productions)
The Body Politic: Swing for the Fences (from “Egressor”, British Columbia, Canada)
AOV: Unprecidented Evil (from “Act of Violence”, Helsinki, Finland, Inverse Records)
Old Graves: The Short Way Home (from “Like Straining Boughs”, British Columbia, Canada)
For Giants: Polarize (from “Depths”, California, USA)
Falloch: Torradh (from “This Island, Our Funeral”, Scotland, Candlelight)
Bloodsoaked: You’re in Love (Ratt Cover) (from “Religious Apolcalypse”, North Carolina, USA, Comatose Music, Clawhammer)
Temples Fall: Fantasy (from “Foundations”, Wakefield, UK)
Vault of Eagles: Spoonfed Dead (Single Release, Kidderminster, UK)
Lovelorn Dolls: The Thrill (from “Matrix Downloaded 003″, Alfa Matrix)
Kadinja: Ouh Mazet (Preproduction release, Paris, France)
Winterfylleth: Whisper of the Elements (from “The Divination of Antiquity”, Manchester, UK, Candlelight)
Overcharge: Accelerate (from “Accelerate”, Varese, Italy)
Digitalife: In Front of Our Eyes (from “Nemesis”, Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina, Imminence Records)
Cries of The Captive: Imperialist (from “Imperialist”, Utah, USA, Imminence Records)
Saith: Freethinker (from “Herbalist” EP, South Wales, Direct)
The Erkonauts: Tony 5 (from “I Did Something Bad”, Geneva, Switzerland, Music Submit)
Darkness Divided: The Hands That Bled (from “Written in Blood”, Texas, USA, Victory Records)
We recently ran across the wonderful Lost Ark Studio Compilation – Vol. 07 which had the following tantalizing track by Jesca Hoop entitled ‘Hunting My Dress’. The good folk at the San Diego, CA based studio had the following things to say about the session that the currently based Manchester UK artist appeared at:
“We’ve done many compilation sessions over the last year or so, each one a revelation of sorts. But rarely do we have a session that was as simple and surprising as the day Jesca arrived with her guitar, sat down – and left us with such a moving performance of a beautiful song. She headed out just a short time after for a show here in town, and there we were, wondering what just happened, how great it is to be able to work with such unique, talented people. Thank you, Jesca – and enjoy all…”Download Hunting My Dress HypeMachine
Brooklyn, NY based Darling Din released their debut self-titled EP in August. Check out the release which is as a “Pay What You Want” on the band’s website.
They are: Lisa Jaeggi (vocals, guitar), Sharon Raizer (drums, vocals), Amir Landa (bass, war siren)
Variety again I’m afraid, with tracks from a bunch of Milwaukee collaborators, a film music studio not quite on the Pont d’Avignon, the legend that is Plastikman and, to start, a multi-instrumentalist obsessive in Portland, Oregon.
Violet Waves - Bike Thief (Portland, OR, USA)
Bike Thief is the brainchild of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Febian Perez. According to PDXPick.com, Perez was inspired by the Italian film, The Bicycle Thieves, when he named his band Bike Thief. After moving to Portland in 2012 and auditioning over one hundred musicians, Perez finally found band-mates who could help him realize his precise and complex musical vision.
Perez acknowledged that he knew exactly what he wanted out of the band back when he was the only member and living in Austin, Texas. It was tumultuous at the beginning, and Perez admits that he is a bit obsessive when it comes to his sound and, by extension, the pieces that make it. Perez is adamant, however, that this obsession comes from a place of passion: “I want to make our music as true as possible to the sound I hear in my head.”
Last weekend saw release of their debut record, Stuck in a Dream. Benjamin Violet, known for his work with Of Montreal, The Polyphonic Spree, and Kishi Bashi, directed the animated video for “The Burning Past.” According to Portland’s Deli Magazine, Bike Thief “capture sounds of deterioration and rejuvenation through crooning vocals and stirring string movements.”
Ghosts of Providence – Bike Thief
Swing – ALM Productions (Avignon, France)
A hip hop enthusiast from a young age, ALM offers us a journey through time. Starting with 1930s samples and swing jazz exclusively from old vinyl he builds layers out of those old sounds accompanied by rhythmic old school hip hop, sometimes very “dirty”, but always impressive. Everything is inflated by the very powerful and enriched sounds of vintage synthesizers and subs.
His work seems to be geared towards sound for sync licensing but you can still enjoy it free from Jamendo.
Just do it…every night – ALM Productions
Who Is Right Now? - Twin Bother (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
Twin Brother has been kicking about their musical aspirations in the upper Midwest in various formations throughout their collective years in Milwaukee, rooted in the steady musical (and comradic) bond between vocalist/guitarist Sean Raasch and drummer Tyler Nelson.
The energetic pop-rock duo, Jackraasch is where Twin Brother really took off, and their progression into their freshly determined (but still easy-spirited) music is a testament.
It wasn’t until Raasch and Nelson ironed out those early-20s’ wrinkles in their Jackraasch days that they set their form to fly true by joining forces with musical comrade, Lodewijk (“Lodi”) Broekhuizen on bass and violin and set to writing, together, with Raasch at the helm. The three matured and bonded with their new musical form, claiming its name of Twin Brother (holding familial meaning to Raasch), flying right and singing out with a sincere, new sound.
Early 2013 saw Twin Brother reach out, pull in and collaborate even further with several Milwaukee musician friends to set to tape Raasch’s songs filled with nervous conviction. Nelson’s busy but delicate shuffle on the kit and Broekhuizen’s steady bass and strings set the ground solidly for additional strings from Nathaniel Heuer and Amelinda Burich (upright bass and viola, respectively) and lapsteel from Shawn Stephany (all of Milwaukee’s Altos).
That collaborative taping lead to Twin Brother’s fully realized and sparsely beautiful self-titled debut, Swallow The Anchor which The Onion’s AV Club hailed as “[taking] the basic elements of folk and graft[ing] them to the fraying body of alt-rock.” True enough, Twin Brother’s debut held fast to modern folk efforts but was singed through with the defiant energy of the 90s — heartfelt and winsome but with plenty of piss and vinegar, playing off of Raasch’s lyrically acerbic but hopeful viewpoint.
Way To Be – Twin Brother
Exhale – Sonar Live Mix – Plastikman (Windsor / Berlin)
Richie Hawtin is many things – an extraordinary DJ, creator of the ENTER. experience, mastermind behind the M_NUS label, technological innovator, art aficionado – in 2011 he collaborated with British sculptor Anish Kapoor for an installation in Paris – and style icon. Before this, though, and perhaps most famously of all, he was and is Plastikman, an electronic music phenomenon whose followers are legion and fanatic.
Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music. Across six albums (‘Sheet One’, ‘Musik’, ‘Recycled Plastik’, ‘Consumed’, ‘Artifakts (B.C.)’, and ‘Closer)’ and numerous singles such as ‘Spastik’, ‘Plastique’, and ‘Sickness’, Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, seriously groove-laden, and ever mindful of the transcendent properties of electronica.
On the evening of 6 November 2013, at the invitation of Raf Simons of Dior, a special Plastikman live show composed of entirely new material took place at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC. The album, EX, was released in June, and then days after its release, a second performance took place at the renowned Sónar festival in Barcelona.
Plastikman has now unveiled a live recording of EXhale from the Barcelona performance – the Sónar Live Mix – available as an MP3 / AIFF to download for free.
EX Plastikman’s first album release since 2003’s Closer, and is out now on vinyl, CD, digital and limited edition SubPac bundle. For the limited edition, Plastikman teamed up with SubPac to create a Limited Edition Premium Bundle: the album is presented on vinyl, with a signed certificate of authenticity and a custom Plastikman edition of the SubPac S1.
Here’s the video of the Barcelona performance.
We again find ourselves on the Twitter search page, this time imagining a quarter drop and mechanical crane grabbing this beautiful EP and prized track out of the sea of million tweets. Well, we like to think it was something akin to that.
Early Worm is a three-piece indie rock band out of St. Louis Missouri whose hometown is actually in Collinsville, Illinois. The “Early Worm EP”, where you can find this track, was released in May of 2013 and the band has also apparently just released a name-your-price quality full length titled ‘Truck’ this past month over at BandCamp.
You can also get a physical CD over there that comes in a full color digipack with art work by Ariel Biggerstaff. The Early Worm EP is also at Bandcamp, fifteen great tracks to download between the two releases!Download Water Colors HypeMachine
What’s with the milk bottles I hear you cry. I’ve been making milk. From nuts! It’s crazy, I know. I never knew such a thing was even possible, and now I’m addicted to it. I guess it’s the same part of me that likes making beer or wine or bread or any number of things that are easier and cheaper to get from a shop. Cashew is my current favourite. That and almond. Don’t try sunflower though. That’s bogging.
Anyway, on today’s show I talk politics. Apologies. If you read my blog post last week about how I’m voting ‘yes’ in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum you probably thought this was coming. If the blog post was well thought out, then this is the opposite. It’s rambling nonsense. Please don’t base your vote on anything that I say – research this yourself. If you are in Scotland then it’s probably the single most important vote you’ll ever cast – make sure you are absolutely right in your mind not just about the way you are voting, but that you are doing so for the right reasons. Not out of fear for the alternative, but out of hope for the way forward.
1. The Last Battle – “You & Me” (Played courtesy of The Last Battle)
2. Radiator Hospital – “Fireworks” (Played courtesy of Radiator Hospital, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Kodacrome – “White Love” (Played courtesy of Kodacrome, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Early to Bed – “Weathervane” (Played courtesy of Weathervane / EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Psalmships – “Stars” (Played courtesy of Psalmships, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Dressed Like Wolves – “Death Of Girls” (Played courtesy of Dressed Like Wolves)
7. Kyle Kaos – “Total Insurrection” (Played courtesy of Kyle Kaos, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #176
The 108th episode is rock, pop, alternative. BPM range: 108-184.
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You're invited to indulge yourself in some fast, interval, beat match running, featuring 11 great indie artists, coming to you by way of Music Clout, SCG Media, and Cyber PR.
The BPM range is from an easy going walk at 108 to 3 interval runs, each at 184, to John Olzard's "That Was The Day."
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Originally from New York City and now based in Somerville, MA, Abbie Barrett and her band The Last Date are releasing their fourth album Triples this week.