Montreal artist Xavier Cafeine is preparing to release his next album New Love on February 17th and has just put out the first excellent holiday flavored single, “Love Disease (Christmas in New York).” While the forthcoming New Love is described as an anthemic celebration of the will to survive, his first single, is also described an ode to the pain and isolation of one’s first Christmas without a lost love.
Fluent in both English and French, Cafeine likens his approach to songwriting to an accomplished chef who favors using several varied ingredients:
“I really want to push my musical boundaries, explore a wider spectrum, and return to what I love about writing and recording. We often try to define music into styles and categories. My music has been described as garage, glam, punk, and pop. Whatever. I always found it a bit simplistic. I am a musician first and foremost.”
[via the Musebox]Download Love Disease (Christmas in New York) HypeMachine
This week on The Bugcast: our annual Christmas music special, featuring 8 great tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!Songs played
- Lorenzo’s Music – God Rest You Merry Gentlemen – from Madison, WI – source
- Leo Bowers – Ten Pound Boxes – from Colombus, USA – source
- Carrington MacDuffie – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus – from Austin, TX – direct from the artist
- Crazy Quilt Bouquet – Santa Won’t Wait – from Derbyshire, UK – source
- kangsinu – Christmas In Rhapsody (Piano Version) – from Seoul, South Korea – source
- Sleeping Sky – Sweeter The Bell Never Sounds – from Oberrot, Germany – source
- ccMixter & Jamendo – Noel (Snowflake Mix feat. Frozen Silence) – from Various – source
- I’m Fresh, You’re Pretty – Christmas Avec Toi – from Angers, France – source
The 4th Annual HPR New Year 26 Hour Show, starting at 10:00UTC on December 31st! Be a part of it!
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The next live show will be episode 342, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 2 January 2015 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).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.
Internet Archive for hosting the podcast files
Ubuntu UK Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station
Clockwork Radio have put together a video, their version of ‘Fame’ by David Bowie.
Their album is available as a free download too at their web site
This week’s show features an interview with Robin Barrett from the Walla Walla Guitar Festival coming up on March 13th and 14th. You’ll find out who’s coming, the special surprises, and the secret code to get a discount on tickets purchased during the earlybird phase. Claire’s also got loads of great new music and we’ll do our usual feature about the going’s on this week in both London and Walla Walla.The Playlist Title Album Artist Blue Christmas Blue Christmas (single) Joseph Eid Future Loves Me Future Loves Me (single) schmockyyy Hash Tags and Therapists Static And Trembling / MP3 The Story Changes You’ve Got All Wrong Taste for Blood Smokey Brights I’m Alright Look At Life Kings Harbor Piece of Mind Sorry I’m Late Elektric Wildfire Ill Be Fine Ethan Jano Pow-Wow Front Portch to Frontier The Great Spirit Band New Years Day December Big Tree It’s Your Birthday! The New Birthday Song Contest The Blank Tapes Never Mind Buying Time Painted Faces Jess McAllister DA DA DA Err on the Side of Love The Madisons Interview with Robin Barrett from The Walla Walla Guitar Festival Howl Howl (single) Robin Barrett and Coyote Kings Howl at the Moon Howl at the Moon Campbell Davis Synthesizing Synthesizing (single) Elle Exxe I Don’t Care When They Say I’m Going Nowhere I Don’t Care When They Say I’m Going Nowhere (single) Lola King and the Kickstarts Dancing with Death Dancing with Death (single) Jazz Morley
See you next week!
~JW and CR
Tigers of the West are from Belgium and have released two tracks on SoundCloud and BandCamp. They say they play “Noise Pop / Space R&B / Kraut Jazz / Psychodelicious Gucci Shoegaze.”
They also say this of themselves: “Imagine your head’s stuck in the belly of an oud, run through a battery of effect pedals, then amplified to hell with old tube cabinets, and you might get close to grasping what racket Tigers of the West have been making in their rehearsal shack.”
2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Thanks to all of the artists who’ve submitted songs for this year’s show. If you want to catch up on the previous three then the links are here.
2014 Christmas Special
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 124 to download for free.
1. Terry Naylor – I Heard The Angels Sing
Taken fom the EP That’s What Christmas Is
4. Leo Roberts – No Room At The Inn
12. TJ & Murphy – Silent Night
This song is available to download for free up until December 24th from reverbnation.com/tjmurphy
Ken Nicol – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, and other songs
Taken from the superb Christmas album ‘Tidings’ available to buy from kennicolmusic.com
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.
The post Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2014 Christmas Special appeared first on Liverpool Acoustic.
Ah, the last regular podcast of the year. And the good news for me is that I can now drink again. To celebrate I’ve cracked open the Aldi Tawny Port (which is rather nice) and pulled together the most chilled out, and slightly festive playlist that I could managed. In fact, I was tidying up this week and found some homemade white “port” lurking at the back of a cupboard in a demijohn. I haven’t tasted it yet, but took a whiff and if nothing else it smells fairly alcoholic. Perhaps next week’s first part of the end-of-year poll may have to be fuelled by this questionable liquid.
1. Randolph’s Leap – “One More Sleep ’til Christmas” (Played courtesy of Randolph’s Leap)
2. eagleowl – “Clean the Night” (Played courtesy of wiaiwya)
3. Lowpines – “Heavy hander” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. entertainment for the braindead – “An Answer” (Played courtesy of entertainment for the braindead)
5. Aunt Sis – “Heirs” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
6. Cloudkicker – “Sky Guide” (Played courtesy of Cloudkicker, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Collapsible Mountains – “Lights Have Gone Out” (Played courtesy of Collapsible Mountains)
8. ballboy – “Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers” (Played courtesy of ballboy)
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- Skarlett Riot: Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen (Scunthorpe, UK, DC615)
- Ghost of War: We’re an American Band (from “Only Death is Real”, Pennsylvania, USA)
- Junius: Forgiving the Cleaning Meteor (from “Day of The Fallen Sun”, USA, Prosthetic Records)
- Babymetal: Give Me Chocolate (from “Baby Metal”, Japan)
- Plini: Rupture (from “I”, Australia)
- Collisions: We Know The Enemy (Brighton, UK)
- October File: I **** the Day (from “The Application of Loneliness…., UK, Candlelight)
- Idiom: Movement (from “Movement”, UK)
- Die So Fluid: Black Blizzard (from “The Opposites of Light”, UK/USA)
- Stitched Up Heart: Frankenstein (USA)
- The Sun Explodes: Serpentine (from “We Build Mountains”, USA)
- Marmosets: Why Do You Hate Me (UK, Roadrunner Records)
- Kvelertak: Kvelertak (from “Meir”, Norway, RoadRunner Records)
- Kirra: Forgive Me (Oklahoma, USA)
- A Higher Demise: All These Reasons (from “The Doctor will See You Now”, Bromley, UK)
- Inherit The Stars: Caught in The Crossfire (Sheffield, UK, Amplicon Records)
- Vault of Eagles: Spoonfed Dead (Kidderminster, UK)
- Devilment: Girl from Mystery Island (from, “The Great and Secret Show”, Suffolk, UK)
- Anup Shastry: Titan (from “Titan”, USA)
- Royal Blood: Come on Over (from “Royal Blood”, Brighton, UK)
- Sister Sin: Chaos Royale ( from “Black Lotus”, Germany, Victory Records)
- Flyleaf: Traitor (from “Between the Stars”, Texas USA, Pledge Music)
- Psychostick: Bruce Campbell (from “Revenge of The Vengeance”, USA, Asher)
- Shiran: Warm Winter Day (from “Warm Winter Day”, Israel, Clawhammer)
- I am Giant: Razor Wire Reality (from “Science & Survival”, UK)
New Zealand artist Joe Morton released his debut single a few months back after recording this stunning first effort at Parachute Studios with producer Sam De Jong. We couldn’t find too much out there on this artist to date, but we found the following description of this rootsy song on his SC profile:
“Giants is little story inspired from my time living on the orchards around Motueka as a boy. While my parents were busy apple picking, I’d go play in the river with the other ‘hippie’ kids, it felt like we’d play there all day, then we’d make our way back to the tiny orchard bach’s, the evening sun would make our shadows look like giants.”Download Giants HypeMachine
No Turn On Red is the second single from The Bandicoots upcoming EP, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. The band are from Hamilton in Canada, and are Nicolai Kozel (lead guitar), Andrew Parkinson (drums), Lorant Polya (bass) & Justin Ross (vocals/rhythm guitar). Check out the excellent video below too.
A little bit of retrospective on 2014 and a bit of info on the rest of 2014! Enjoy and have a merry Christmas!
Jesse Daniel Smith is one-half of the incredible Canadian songwriter duo, Bride and Groom, and has another new solo project you may not know about entitled, I Am the Sky. He issued a new single this past October, of which you are hearing here today, and looks to have just posted a great Dylan cover in the last week on his Soundcloud stream. I Am The Sky’s first album, “The World Doesn’t Need Another Record” was released a few months previous on August 19th and from the looks of it, Jesse is now involved in writing his second anticipated effort, “The Follow Up”.
JDS claims to have recently had open access to a recording studio from Midnight to 5am and recorded ‘If You Love Me’ in a live style setting, basically with nothing virtually added or arranged – a rather impressive feat. taking into account the quality shown here. Check the associated video below found via his YouTube site.Download If You Love Me (Overnight at McGill Studios) HypeMachine
Stockholm based Honeymilk has had a great 2014 with two new singles (check them out on SoundCloud), a UK tour and ever growing presence on US college radio. Now they’ve released their Sanguine Skies EP (check that out on Facebook).
This week’s music provided by the artists. Theme song provided by Dan at DanOSongs.com.
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Imagine Dragons released the first video and single from their upcoming new album Smoke and Mirrors last week. The single is called I Bet My Life.
Since we featured the band back in June 2010, we’ve been watching their phenomenal growth.
In a, frankly, tired and rambling episode I start my 2014 countdown of tunes submitted to the show this year. I give a bit more information about this artists this month but to be honest you may feel you are better of without it. Let me know.
Sam Page – Release Me, Dark Eyes 55 – Winter Vibe, Smilex – Wasted Youth, Morrison – Calico Jack, David Garlitz – I Like The Way You Move, No Snow No Alps – N.E.W., MArley Blandford – Feel The Rain, Nick Tann – Don’t
1. daysdeaf – White Flags (Toronto, Canadá)
2. American Wolf – My Main Sport (Chicago, E.U.A.)
3. Sun Gods to Gamma Rays – Prism Light (Minneapolis, E.U.A.)
4. Lotus Fever – Collapse (Lisboa, Portugal)
5: The Seshen – The Fall (São Francisco, E.U.A.)
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6. The Weather Station – Don’t Understand (Toronto, Canadá)
7. Will Stratton - Dreams of Big Sur (Brooklyn, E.U.A.)
Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.
From Altlanta GA, Concord America have released a free download single Put Your Money Down a boisterous dose of post-garage adrenaline very much in the spirit of their May EP release Suns Out Guns.
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