Lost In The Pressure is the latest album from Dive Index, an electro-acoustic collaborative project spearheaded by producer Will Thomas. Written and recorded in New York City and Los Angeles, the album features vocals by Isaiah Gage and Simone White.
The arrangements incorporate piano, cello, guitars, found sounds and a blend of live and electronic percussion, creating a multi-layered foundation for the vocals. Loops and effects are used to build melodic and rhythmic textures. The personal themes in Isaiah and Simone’s lyrics reflect the intimate way in which the songs were written and recorded.
Dive Index albums characteristically feature various musicians and vocalists, but the common thread is producer Will Thomas. While Dive Index is Will’s primary song-based focus, he has also recorded several minimal electronic albums (two with Roger Eno), created sound installations and composed music for film and TV.
The album officially releases via Neutral Music on September 30, 2014.Download A Person To Hide With HypeMachine
A mellow and laid back show this week withe the special treat that is Lucy Kitchen treating us to a live session and an interview. After performing the sublime “Autumn” from her album “Waking” Lucy talks us through the recording process, working with the eponymous Toby Vane (I don’t know what that means either), her website and forthcoming projects. Also featured in this weeks episode is the very funky Eddy Smith - Temptation, the sublime Floella Grace – Valerie, the very French David Garlitz – Starlit Night and the same old Nick Tann – Can’t Stop Missing You
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- Other Noises – Slash – from Siberia, Russia – source
- Marc Reeves – Let’s Eat – from Chilwell, UK – source
- Michael McEachern – Shot In The Dark – from Nashville, TN – source
- Carl Andre and the Danolectros – You Can Come Knocking – from Toronto, Canada – source
- Sweet Play – In The Mist – from Paris, France – source
- Abscondo – Blue House – from Košice, Slovakia – source
- Gone By Friday – Noisetank – from Queens, NY – source
- Cooper – Buzz In My Head – from Gilead – source
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The next live show will be episode 330, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 26 September 2014 at 21:30 UK time (BST/UTC+1).Special thanks go to
The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
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This show was recorded on Sept 17th instead of the scheduled Sunday Sept 14th time slot. Apologies for this everyone, unfortunately It features the regular eclectic mix of music from around the web and around the world though. I hope you enjoy it!
09:07 – The Sharp Things – Can’t Get Started – All Rights Reserved – Tragically their drummer Steve Gonzalez died on September 11th of this year.
12:12 – Radio Nowhere – London Calling – CC BY-SA Licensed
41:47 – Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Walls – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed
Thanks to everyone from who has supported the show via Paypal and Flattr. It makes a big difference and I appreciate it.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 28th @ 9pm
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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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Devereaux is set to release Pineapple Flex, the full-length follow up to his 2012 album Cacti Pace, next week.
Devereaux is the project of Heyward Sims. Currently based in New York and Los Angeles, his Facebook page has his location as Milton Keynes in the UK.
Also, check out the video of the title track from the album below.
Fornicus: AntiChrist (From “Storming Heaven”, Kentucky, USA, Clawhammer)
Saith: Revive (from “Herbalist” EP, South Wales, Direct)
Pist: Pist (From Riffology, UK)
The Erkonauts: Dominium Mundi (from “I Did Something Bad”, Geneva, Switzerland, Music Submit)
The Hell: Groovehammer (from “Groovehammer”, UK, Prosthetic Records)
Cloudkicker: One Crazy Night (from “Fade”, Ohio, USA)
IKILLYA: … And Hell Followed with Him (from “Recon”, New York, USA)
The End: Across the Ocean (from “White Lotus”, Kalyan, India)
Harvs: Awaken (from “Curiosities”, Australia)
Plini: Tarred and Feathered (from “Sweet Nothings”, Australia)
Sea of Trees: Workaholic (from “Envision”, Albany, USA)
Mutagenocide: Hysteria (from “Devolve”, UK, Radnauseam Records, Imperial PR)
Madrost: Frozen Beneth The Snow (from “Into the Aquatic Sector”, Self Release, Clawhammer PR)
Devilment: Mother Kali (from “The Great and Secret Show”, UK, Direct, Pictured)
Carnivora: Human Decimator (from compilation “Operation: Underground”, Massachusetts , USA, Bluntface Records)
Pillars of Creation: Together We Fall (Las Vegas, USA)
Mirrelia: Six Over Seven (from “The Actor”, Toronto, Canada, Persistent Heart
Anup Shastry: Titan (from “Titan”, USA)
Endless: Cult (from “Realist”, Conneticut, USA)
Mindset Evolution: The Change (Ilinois, USA)
Last Leaf Down: Fake Lights in the Sky (Switzerland)
The Mark of Man: One with The Tides (from “Exeunt”, New Zealand)
Manchester band Clockwork Radio are back with yet another highly recommended feature here at Insomnia Radio. The band just released their debut, “No Man is and Island” on September 8th, after first self-releasing four EPs running the gamut from rock, funk to afro-beat including an all acoustic EP, “Sketch”.
All releases have been put out on their own label Poly Tune and are available for free download digitally at the group’s website below. The new album was recorded live over 2 days at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, and outside of the digital downloads of this fine release, the band has also made it available on CD and 12″ vinyl.Download Sitting Bull HypeMachine
As the dog days of summer splutter into the first mists of autumn we’re taking a moderately chilled approach to this week’s show with tracks from artists in Nashville, Halifax, New York and Lisbon, Portugal. Kick back, chill out and enjoy the music although there is, of course something bit more rocking in the first track.
Blue Hotel – Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden (Nashville, USA)
The State I’m In - Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden (Nashville, USA)
Seattle-born, Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play lush, layered indie rock with sparkling melodies and shimmering soundscapes.
In 2013, the band launched a highly successful crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter for their collaborative film+music venture, The Shape The Color The Feel. The project attracted the attention of many, including Huffington Post who called the “effort to bring the best of the past and the present together” “admirably ambitious,” going on to say, “the real beauty of the project is that just as it seeks to recapture some of what music has lost to technology, it’s utilizing the same technology to make that happen.”
Upon completion, KT+SOS turned the record over to a group of filmmakers and artists, handpicked by the band, asking each of them to choose a song and create a visual expression of it. The first of these aural and visual pairings, “Looking Around,” premiered on the Vinyl District in November and the most recent, “Best Friends’ Love” saw its debut on Esquire. Music videos and short films are set to premiere throughout 2014.
In addition to the short films and music videos, Australian artist Jessie English created a series of wet process photograms based on each song. The Shape The Color The Feel visual exhibit opened in Nashville on February 16, 2014 and will travel to several cities throughout 2014.
As this all unfolds, Tucker and filmmaker Miriam Bennett are working on a documentary featuring the creative community that has emerged throughout the project. For Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden, The Shape The Color The Feel is a sort of homecoming, but it’s also a leap into the great unknown.
Sep 26 The WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
Dec 06 Musica Akron, OH
Dec 07 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Dec 08 Plush St Louis, MO
Babylonis – M-PeX (Lisbon, Portugal)
Staphila – M-PeX
A tradição envolve-se com a modernidade numa relação que tem tanto de promíscua como de frutífera e verdadeiramente interessante. M-PeX é um projecto que alia a Guitarra Portuguesa à música electrónica, e que ousa explorar paisagens musicais nunca antes visitadas.
Uma experiência arrojada que estabelece um teste aos nossos sentidos, que se atreve a derrubar clichés e que prova que a música tradicional também pode ser moderna, ou vice-versa. Imagine-se o som cristalino de uma Guitarra Portuguesa. Imagine-se um laptop a debitar ritmos electrónicos. M-PeX é isso mesmo, música electrónica com Guitarra Portuguesa. Ou talvez seja Guitarra Portuguesa co electrónica. De qualquer forma, o projecto cruza estilos musicais aparentemente inconciliáveis. Mas afinal parece que é possível. O resultado não é Fado, nem electrónica, nem apenas a soma dos dois: é algo de indefinível que nasce do casamento da tradição com a inovação.
Which basically means that if you’re familiar with the works of Portuguese Fado singers such as Mariza you’ll know and probabl y love the sound of the 12 string Portuguese guitar. Now mash that sound up with a laptop generating electronic elements and you’ve got a new take on Fado.
Both tracks are from his Jamendo album, iPhado which you’ll find at https://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a136632/iphado
Thanks to Nick in Germany for the screen shot of his SnC collection, every single edition since 2006. He did describe last weeks show as “diversified”. Yes I rather think so, perhaps a bit too diversified! This week perhaps less so.
Season’s Rest – Paper Beat Scissors (Halifax, NS, Canada)
A welcome return for Tim Crabtree aka Paper Beat Scissors. We’ve heard a few of his beautiful etherial tracks in the past year or so including a couple of tracks from his live recordings at St. Matthew’s Church. This time both tracks are from the eponymous and solidly excellent Paper Beat Scissors album.
Tim is a Brit living in Nova Scotia and an active member of a vibrant musical and creative community in and around the city.
If you get the chance, do catch one of the shows on his current European tour – his live performances are very special indeed.
Watch Me Go – Paper Beat Scissors
Remaining dates on the Paper Beat Scissors Solo Euro Tour:
September 17 – Mainz, DE: Haus Mainusch
September 19 – Newcastle, UK: The Butterfly Cabinet
September 20 – Ramsbottom, UK: Ramsbottom Festival
September 22 – Sheffield, UK: Cafe #9
September 24 – Leeds, UK: House Show
September 25 – York, UK: TBA
September 27 – Paris, FR: TBA
September 28 – Augsburg, DE: House Show
September 29 – Graz, AT: Die Scherbe
October 3 – Reykjavik, IS: Kaffi Rósenberg
CMJ initial artist line-up and mixtape
Did I mention that the initial artist line-up for CMJ has been announced and it looks as intriguing as ever with loads of artists I’ve never heard of! That’s the point really – discovering new music. There will be more announcements in the next couple of weeks before the Music Marathon itself in NYC Oct 21-25.
The initial daytime panel programme looks rather good too. I often think that the quality of some of the panels is itself worth the price of admission, although youm can still save $25 omn 2014 badges if you’re quick about it. Having said that, the full badge is discounted from $549 but then that is for four full days of music, panels and the parallel Film Festival. A student badge will cost $365 less the $25.
It’s not cheap, but in my view, it’s excellent value. There’s also a free mixtape available from CMJ if you fancy a listen to something else a bit different. Free download here:
… and let me know what you like.
L’été - Wyatt (New York)
Walking Down 6th Avenue – Wyatt
WYATT’s music is born out of the Colorado calm and NYC craze that have molded Maddy as a writer. It continues on the folk/pop path they’ve forged, but this time it’s infused with bits of psychedelia, California dreaming and French revolution.
Maddy, Paul, and Alex Wyatt grew up outside Denver, right where the mountains start, and WYATT’s music is influenced by the space, peace and grandeur that Colorado exudes. Coming from French Canadian stock on their dad’s side, and having been taught songs in French from a very early age, it was fairly inevitable that Maddy would start writing songs in French. She embraces the inherent beauty and flow of the language, and enjoys the challenge of writing in a second language, as it forces her to keep things simple and efficient as she puts the pen to paper.
Here Comes Everybody is produced by Matthew Maroulakos (Waking Lights) and Grant Zubritsky (Alex Winston, Nina Persson) at The Den Studios in Woodland Park, NJ. It was mixed by Dave Robertson (Dangly Studios) in Brooklyn, NY and mastered by Hans DeKline (Sound Bites Dog) in Los Angeles, CA.
WYATT will be on the road through the fall in support of the Here Comes Everybody EP scheduled for release on November 11, 2014.
- 1 The whispering tree - 05 No Love MV5
- 2 Abscondo - Lost in this town
- 3 I Plead Irony - Yourself Defense
- 4 Les Dion - Gotta Believe
- 5 Bonecage - Helping Out the Poor is Fun
- 6 Mason Read - Hard Living
- 7 John Torres - Along for the Ride
- 8 Gundatsch - Pozgilopas
- 9 The kindling - Hunting stars
- 10 A Beautiful Curse - Ashes
- 11 RedEmprez - Haute Couture
- 12 Kate Martin - Embers Burn - Mind Tree remix
- 13 Shearer - Warmachine
- 14 Special Guests - Yes I Know
- 15 Andy Palmer - Grrr
- 16 Amatorski - Come Home
LA-based indie electropop artist Paris Carney just released a cover of White Town’s 1997 hit, “Your Woman”. In contrast to the original, Paris took a more cinematic and raw approach. White Town has heard and approved of her version.
We love the original version of this too, so we have included the rather surreal video of it below.
The original version
A friend of mine used this phrase on his Facebook page recently and I’m going to shamelessly appropriate it – I’ve reached a feeling of Zen with regards to Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum. I’ve got friends on both sides of the debate, as I’m sure most of us in Scotland have, and most of them seem to have the best interests of the country at heart. The most incredible thing is to have witnessed a country galvanised by political debate. Even if just a fraction of that endures after Thursday it’ll be a hell of a legacy.
Podcast-wise, everything is thrown into disarray this week after my MacBook died, so today’s playlist is basically what I was able to transfer onto my iPad without the “power” of iTunes. Thankfully no U2 album is included.
1. high pop – “the twist” (Played courtesy of high pop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. ballboy – “JK Rowling changed my vote from No to Yes!” (Played courtesy of ballboy)
3. Throwing Muses – “Say Goodbye (Live)” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Yusuf Azak – “State Courage (Piano Version)” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
5. Kool Daze – “Nu Daze (Rough Demo)” (Played courtesy of Kool Daze)
6. TV Girl – “Daughter of a Cop” (Played courtesy of TV Girl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Stu Daly – “Petrol Blue” (Played courtesy of Stu Daly, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Meursault – “He Was a Friend of Mine (Traditional)” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #178
Since the release of their debut album Idol Omen in 2009, Brooklyn based Glass Ghost’s founding members Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have been keeping busy and also apparently have had quite a few odd gigs over the years since.
Krimsky recalls “The first gig we played together was at a strange wedding in a hotel. I remember playing the first dance as the couple stiffly moved across the shiny hotel floor. That was one of the many absurd moments that Mike and I have shared.” Krimsky’s keen observations of the absurd often inform his lyrics.
On their new album LYFE, Krimsky (who’s currently working on his M.A. in Media Studies at The New School, where he’s exploring the convergence of technological mediation, identity and music) turns his observations of the absurd and mundane into metaphors about living in a world where every detail about your life is harvested, quantified, and used by marketing companies to manipulate your behavior.
The new album LYFE officially releases today on Western Vinyl.Download Hearing the Sound HypeMachine
“crashfaster is a 4-headed electronic-rock outfit from San Francsico that combines the bleeps of NES, Gameboy and C64 with electronic beats, live drums and rock guitar.” [fb]
The band has just released their new EP superchroma.
Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.
Lanks is the electronic solo project of Melbourne’s, Will Cuming who outside of this personal project, continues to front the seven-piece group Farrow. The new side project has allowed him to play around with traditional folk storytelling with modern electronic music, conjoining the best of both worlds.
His debut EP, Thousand Piece Puzzle, arrived earlier this year, having taken about three intensive months of performing and recording using synthesizers, guitars, samples and flutes. Live sets will apparently expand outward a bit to include three more band members.
Be sure to check out the Soundcloud link below, as there is lots more excellent music to check out from the aforementioned EP including of course the excellent new single ‘Brave Man’ featured here today.Download Brave Man HypeMachine
Episode number 113 of Insomnia Radio: UK
Stuart back at the controls. Seven tracks from UK Artists.
Recording Date: Sunday 14 September 2014
Rating: Work Safe
- Fire at Night – Bellyfeel
Farnborough | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Tiny Rockets – Skream V1
Birmingham | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- The Boy From The Crowd – Revelator
East London | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- The Last September – This Train Remains
Edinburgh | Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Pilots of Japan – Tomorrow, Mobile!
UK, USA, China | Web Site | Facebook | MySpace
- Vector Vendetta – Undercoat
London | Facebook | SoundCloud
- The Exits – Let the Damage Begin
Portsmouth | Web Site | Facebook | BandCamp
Liverpool Acoustic is proud to present The Mono LPs in concert on Wednesday 17th September performing a rare full acoustic band set at LEAF on Bold St. The night features support from special guests award-winning American singer-songwriter Jesse Terry, and multi-instrumentalist musician and illustrator Paul Straws.
- Event: Liverpool Acoustic Presents
- Artists: THE MONO LPS
Jesse Terry (USA)
- Date: Wednesday 17th September 2014
- Times: 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start
- Venue: LEAF on Bold Stt
- Tickets: £4 in advance, £6 on the door
- The facebook event can be found at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
- Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
- Press enquiries & guestlist email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 119
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 119 to download for free.
THE MONO LPS
The Mono LPs create Indie rock with an alternative feel. With Ste Reid on lead vocal and guitar, Vicky Mutch on cello and backing vocals, Chris Barlow on bass, and Daniel Beech on drums, this Liverpool four-piece produce an energetic and exciting sound that’s more than just the sum of its parts. So far this year the band has been busy in the recording studio but have still found time to play at Threshold Festival in Liverpool and Fosnavåg Rock in Norway.
VIDEO PREVIEW – Watch the official video for The Mono LPs’ recent single The Flame.
Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter from Wilton, Connecticut, USA, whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favourite at US live venues. With three albums to his name, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim by winning The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards.
VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Jesse Terry performing Stay Here With Me, the title track from his current album, live at Rockwood Music Hall last year.
Paul Straws is a guitar, piano, ukulele and mandolin playing singer/songwriter. Though he doesn’t play them all at the same time. Paul presents his new recordings, awash with mandolins, ukulele, glorious harmonies and gorgeous cello, and tells tales of love, loss and betrayal. Once lauded for his ‘great songwriting’ by Tom Robinson, Paul has set out on his new project to much acclaim from early reviews and fantastic radio play from Dave Monks at BBC Introducing, in addition to appearing on Qatar and Canadian radio stations! Currently embarking on his first raft of gigs with his band of wonderful misfits, he is also building a web presence with several low fi videos which can be found at paulstraws.com
VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s the video animation created by Paul Straws for his single You Wouldn’t See It That Way, launched earlier this year at Leaf.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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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