The return of Insomnia Radio: Portugal brings you five of the hottest tracks in Portugal at the moment, including an introduction to the best 2013 Portuguese album, as well as great tracks for you to dance, enjoy the sunset and one of the most recent sensations in the country.
Enjoy the 22nd show of the finest independent Portuguese music, as Rodrigo welcomes you back.
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This week, we’re venturing into a variety of different styles, from straight-forward pop tunes to R&B to dubstep to latin-influenced music, and even a bit of spoken poetry to cap it off. Downtempo electronic music continues to evolve into new forms and absorb influences from all over the globe, and it’s all on display in this week’s mix.
Also, anyone who releases a song called “Time Will Wait” just ahead of the new season premiere of Doctor Who is a bloody genius. That is all.
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #291:
- Submotion Orchestra, “Time Will Wait” Buy from: iTunes
- Kawehi, “Anthem” Buy from: iTunes
- Got A Girl, “I’ll Never Hold You Back” Buy from: iTunes
- Tiffany Gouche, “Fantasy” Buy from: iTunes
- Ogiyy, “Hot 4 U” Buy from: Bandcamp
- Foreign Technology, “Strung Out” Buy from: iTunes
- Demented Sound Mafia, “Down Time” Buy from: iTunes
- Eddie Shinn, “Box Of Happiness” Free download from: Bandcamp
- Zane Tate, “Getaway” Buy from: iTunes
- DJ Pippi & Sandro S, “Fatal (Instrumental)” Buy from: iTunes
- Wally Pish Posh, “Extra Ordinary” Buy from: Bandcamp
- Dee C’rell, “The Ballad Of Love” Buy from: iTunes
- Odesza (feat. Monsoonsiren), “Memories That You Call” Buy from: iTunes
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Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) based Port Manteau released their second full-length album To Far Away Friends in July. Its available from the BandCamp link below on a Name Your Price basis, and is well worth checking out. Their sound has been described as “a merge of indie rock and grunge”.
They currently comprised of: Deryck Grekul – Vocals, Guitar; Aiden Robertson – Guitar; Brandon Blair – Keyboard, Trumpet, Violin and Bass; Alex Rankin – Drums
Back in January, we had a unique chance to introduce an artist to Walla Walla at Main Street Studios. Tim Atlas came to us for two nights and someone had the crazy idea of kicking off a live version of The Justin Wayne Show on the first night. With the help of Michael Simon of Coffee Ring Studios dealing with all of the sound both on stage and recording, Nate Redford of Lumenate Design taking care of the set, lights and promo pieces, and Tim Atlas bringing his A game, we had a great time.
Other thank-yous going out to Alisa Gilbert, Kim Boyd and Rachael Buroker of Main Street Studios and all the rest of the crew and audience who attended and made this an amazing night.
You can listen to the entire show here in the podcast above. You can also view a few songs we got on video as well as Tim’s short loop pedal clinic he did on stage for me.
Sanctorum: False Idols (UK)
Lizzard Wizzard: Game of Cones (Australia)
The Quarry: Insurgency (London, UK)
Byzanthian Neckbeard: Doppleganger (Guernsey, UK)
Moab: Made to Wait (USA, Scion Records)
Identity Device: The Dreams That Affect Us (Ohio USA, Knox Asylum Records)
Driven Below: Legions of The Damned (Texas, USA, Knox Asylum Records)
Aliases: Exasperated (UK)
Slaughterday: Ravenous (Germany, FDA Rekotz, Clawhammer)
The Body Politic: Armature (Canada, Asher)
Wolf Blood: Witch (Minnesota, USA)
Unaussprechlichen Kulten: La Recta Provincia (Chili, Dark Descent, Clawhammer)
AOV: Suffer The Consequences (Helsinki, Finland, Inverse Records)
Atara: Hang Them (France, Kaotoxin, Clawhammer)
The Rough Boys: Hogtown (Ontario, Canada, Asher)
A Higher Demise: It’s a Trap (Bromley, UK, Ambicon Records)
Methedras: You Got It (Monza, Italy, Clawhammer)
The Royal Blasphemy: Corruption (Lisbon, Portugal, Submit Page)
Eden Circus: Devoid of Purpose (Hamburg, Germany, Life-force Records)
Laika: Escalation of Terror (Winnipeg, Canada, Filth Regime Records, Asher)
Corprit Convict: 3 Ring (Kentucky, USA, Email)
Twin Ponies is self-described as a progressive rock band composed of members of the defunct Tempe indie-alternative band, Tugboat. They came together in 2013 and released the EP “Pores” last September, engineered and mixed by Fred Huang and mastered by Fen Ikner.
While we couldn’t get enough of one of their signature tracks, “Willoughby,” from this release, “Phallacy” kept forcing us to come back and re-listen, especially after the final instrumental kicks off, wherein all hell breaks loose. This is one of my favorite tracks this year and comes highly recommended.
I’ve also been told they’ve made a run of cassettes so you may want to check out their BandCamp below as it includes a bonus track, “Pink Skin.”Download Phallacy HypeMachine
A show of considerable contrast this week with more music than is probably good for you. Like Benyoro (pic) it’s a bit of a meeting place.
An Sera – Benyoro (NYC, USA)
The band is, quite literally, a meeting place. Its name, taken from Mali’s Bamana language, means precisely that.
That the six-piece group would come together in NYC seems almost inevitable. The city is the polyglot home to a thousand different languages and dialects, where African music devotees can find their kindred spirits in recent émigrés from the continent. Where South African jit can nuzzle up next to merengue and the blues can sit next to Kenyan benga. And as the band shows on its debut album, Benyoro (July 8, 2014), it’s a place where the Mandé music of West Africa can thrive.
“What we really do is play praise music,” explains guitarist and ngoni lute player Sam Dickey. “We’ve just sped it up a little; it brings the music into a more dance-oriented context. Toumani Diabaté and his Symmetric Orchestra have been major innovators in this regard.”
The album is heavily weighted toward traditional Mandé songs, like the classic “Kulanjan,” but they sit with perfect ease next to three original compositions, and everything is given the Benyoro treatment.
“Listen to the first track, ‘An Sera,’” suggest Benyoro’s kora player, Yacouba Sissoko. “We make the connection with Congolese soukous there. That’s natural – soukous is hugely popular all over the continent, it’s informed every type of African music. But Africa is such a big continent, with so many different cultures, and we try to make music for all Africa, to put the different sounds together and create a new color.”
“We started out just playing traditional music, then we worked up some of our own material. A few of the arrangements pay tribute to Toumani in their style.
Moment Of Fame (ft. Charlie Clark) – Sugar Plum Fairies (LA, CA, USA)
Sugarplum Fairies was originally founded by Ben Bohm (guitars, bg vocals) and Silvia Ryder (vocals). After the duo parted ways in 2013, Ryder assembled a rotating line-up of co-writers and guest musicians, culminating in the creation of ‘Godspeed & Silver Linings’, which was released June 10 on Starfish Records.
Somewhere between Hapsburg and Honkytonk, swaying palm trees and swirling dark espresso, airy minimalism and waltzing Americana, the Fairies play melancholic songs on sparkling instruments. Think of an evening gown captured in Kodachrome. Gustav Klimt on Route 66. This is music for when you’ve been up all night but are still in control. Reminiscent of Nico and Leonard Cohen singing duets on accordion and ’58 Les Paul out by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
On the album, ‘Godspeed & Silver Linings‘, SPF has crafted another expansive collection of austere Angeleno pop. The album was produced by Marlon Rabenreither (Gold Star, Lael Neale), mixed by Todd Burke (Belle & Sebastian, Ben Harper), mastered by Pete Lyman (St. Vincent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dandy Warhols) and featuring guest performances by Charlie Clark (The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap, Snow Patrol) and RT Valine (RT n’ the 44s).
Ladder – Wry Lion (UK)
As a dyspraxic asthmatic with Aspergers syndrome, it’s easy to see why Wry Lion has never tried to fit within the mould of a traditional emcee. Combining the technique and theatricality of Tech N9ne with the lyrical depth of Mos Def & Eminem, throw in a uniquely British quirkiness and a singing voice that is equal parts Mike Skinner, David Bowie & Ian Dury. Musically, he is one of the most dynamic artists working today, mixing his unmistakable vocal style with beats that mix rock, blues, funk, soul & jazz with a molten core of hip hop, combining these influences with a knack for pop songwriting that puts him light years ahead of most of his contemporaries on the UK Hip Hop scene.
Wry has just released his debut album Theatricks, an intimate look into the mind of an eccentric. Through a cast of colourful characters and esoteric storytelling mixed with a progressive political stance and emotionally charged perspective Wry Lion has created a work that deconstructs the tropes of Hip Hop while never losing sight of the need for a catchy beat.
Days Like These – Dee C’rell (London)
From the new double A-side “Chromatisch” on Holm Records
Holm records present a new double A-side from Dee C’rell entitled, Chromatisch. A kaleidoscope of sound manipulation and vocals entwined with the trademark elements that define Dee C’rell’s understated music making, Chromatisch takes jazz and down-tempo lounge into new territory, gently implementing the audacious music making of contemporary electro-acoustic jazz.
Days Like These is a chill-out and down-tempo mixture of jazz, electronics and sound design, embracing the idiosyncratic characteristics of Dee C’rell’s sound. There is contemporary electro-acoustic jazz integrated throughout the compositions, with reshaped sound design and audio manipulation. With the interweaved sultry vocals of Alda Olafsdottir adding an air of suspense over a complex but sparse rhythm, Days Like These is a delightful track for those lazy summer days and beyond.
The recording is available on iTunes and other worldwide digital stores.
Cassettes – Beef Terminal (Toronto, Canada)
Named after a meat processing facility in the west end of Toronto, Canada, MD Matheson has been releasing albums under the Beef Terminal name since 2000. The latest, “Canadian Patent” is the first since 2011’s “Humidex” release.
“I wasn’t sure if I was going to bother to make another Beef Terminal album. After some bad experiences involving “Humidex” with labels, I contemplated just packing it in and making sounds on my own with no real intention to release it out in the world. I felt like I was just throwing more music on a massive pile of music that everyone else was making and just getting ignored, so why bother? But the point of this project has never been recognition or money, it has been about true fans of the music, who seem to somehow find it and get in touch, telling me how much it has meant to them.
Alex Chilton said: “Somewhere a long the line I figured out that if you only press up a hundred copies of a record, then eventually it will find it’s way to the hundred people in the world who want it most.” This has been my experience, and that’s the reason why I’m going to keep going and keep releasing music, no matter who is there to hear it. I’ve had times when what I was doing was popular and got some radio play, and times when I was completely ignored. But none of that matters.
I recorded the album starting in April of 2013 in Toronto and finished it up in Florida in early 2014. The name “Canadian Patent” comes from an old scaffolding company in Toronto, the name was painted on the side of a building (probably torn down now for condos) and I thought it might be a cool name for an album. It sounds kind of mysterious and weird to me, and as a proud Canadian I thought it might be cool to reference my country in the album name as well.”
Thank You England – Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy (London, UK) direct
Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy are two, well-know (and loved) London buskers who spent years arguing with the authorities – in and out of court – about the right to perform on moving trains, have now recorded an album called, unexpectedly, “Away From The Tube Trains”.
I met them on a London Underground train, travelling from Earl’s Court to Kew Gardens six years ago. I bought their album and gave Jeremy my Suffolk’n’Cool card. Last month he got around to calling me with an apology for the delay! The result, two more deliciously quirky albums of songs with huge integrity and honesty.
This track evoke one aspect of English manners which may have been retreating for some years but remain as part of the nations expectations as ever, and it’s wonderful to hear this simple gratitude for a country and its culture, not for a politician, expressed like this.
The bulk of the material was recorded in far-away, sunny Macedonia, although the title track itself was created in more nearby and rainy, Surrey Docks.
Mainly ballads, with a folk/rock/country sort of feel, they feature Mike’s talents as street poet and vocalist and Jeremy’s finger-style work on banjo and guitar.
Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy on iTunes
Something’s Wrong – Neal Fox (Florida, USA)
An artist for whom I have huge respect. I played his track Swank-ay way back on Suffolk ‘n’ Cool 046 in December 2006 and a few others at improbable intervals since then.
At age 20 Neal had his first record deal. Three contracts, one music production company and 40 years later he is still producing great music. Only now, he’s doing it on his own terms and his own label. His sixth release Now it’s Personal came out in 2008.
Much of his work now is multi-media which creates even broader canvasses for his burgeoning creativity. Take a look at the video below.
Do pay a visit to his site if you have a few minutes, there’s loads to see and hear.
Gypsy Song – Freak Fandango Orchestra (Barcelona, Spain)
The Freak Fandango Orchestra is a multi-ethnic balkan-gypsy-punk band from Barcelona (Spain). The band exists since 2006 and is performing live since 2007. You can see them a lot around Barcelona but they also play at international venues, like for example at the New York Gypsy Festival 2011.
They are: Noe, Armin, Vitto, Jürgen, David, Xavi, Jordi, Alfonso (miembro de honor)
Their music is a explosive mixture of folk, polka, gypsy music from the Balkans and punk-rock. The band is composed by musicians with lots of different instruments (guitar, bass, drums, violin, saxophone, trumpet, accordion and percussion). They are influenced by artists like Emir Kusturica And The No Smoking Orchestra, Goran Bregović and Gogol Bordello.
In 2009 they published their first EP Love, Death And A Drunken Monkey
In 2009 they published their second EP Tales Of A Dead Fish with over 200.000 downloads (more than 120.000 downloads on Jamendo and 100.000 downloads on FMA).
The Freak Fandango Orchestra (www.freakfandango.es) present their 3rd album “Wild Goats and Useless Heroes“.
Financed trough a crowd-funding campaign and finally released in May 2014 it’s again full of energetic songs with crazy lyrics.
In David Jordan’s words, from Beatnik Geek Records, “unmissable radio” today including a dual interview with Navid from Planes on Paper and Shane Alexander. Claire pulls out some great stuff from the submission box and I talk about my hair. Wait, what? Really? Yes, really.
Title Album Artist Isabella Where Fires Are Where Fires Are Old Man Yeti Love Yeti Love Kisses Three Kisses Yazzy My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat The Buddhist Kye Alfred Hillig Bloom Bloom The Morning Birds Tonight Electric Vibes EP The Supersonic Jets Week 52 Free Music Feature Frank Hamilton Goodbye My Lover Rise Up For Love Sister Speak Hold My Hand Natasha Davies Natasha Davies December Top Ten Song Wooden Arms Can’t Get Enough HELP ME! The Sweet Serenades Who Killed Smiley Culture? Emily Capell Interview with Shane Alexander and Navid from Planes On Paper Day Alone The East End Planes On Paper Skyway Drive-In Ladera Shane Alexander Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers Many Splendored Things James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys Relentless Delight Cajsa Siik Cajsa Siik
See you next week with Barra Brown from the Barra Brown Quartet!
~JW and CR
Today’s Dose is from a three track demo by Oakland based Strange Ideas, the project of Matthew Hable. we recommend that you check it out at the BandCamp link below, its very interesting, and if this is a hint at his future work, he’s someone worth watching.
“It kicked off in the summer of 2013 like a rabid wildebeest: Primitive folk singer-songwriter Matthew Hable launched his latest musical vision, Strange Ideas, and hasn’t looked back. Though billed as a solo project, the Oakland-based performer usually enlists a drummer and bassist for his live shows.
“The Monterey native cites his influences in legit, record store-geek fashion: “psych folk (Kurt Vile, Syd Barrett), garage rock (The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Thee Oh Sees), oldies soul (Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Fats Domino) and some traditional country influences (The Carter Family, Hank Williams).”
“For its first live performance on Jan. 25, 2014, at Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey, Strange Ideas opened for Jake Bellows (Saddle Creek Records). The show sold out. The buzz was on.” [Bio]
Interview: Brian Jackson of The Awareness Group with Kye Alfred Hillig and Daniel G. Harmann and Pete Jordan
A few months ago, Brian Jackson of The Awareness Group decided to reach out to smaller communities, local concert rooms, and other unique venues and communities touring with some of his favorite artists.
Daniel G. Harmann, Kye Alfred Hillig and Pete Jordan of Cloud Person joined him on his quest. The tour was amazing and when they stopped at Main Street Studios we spoke to all of them about why they’re doing this, learned more about Pete Jordan (we’d done interviews with both Daniel and Kye previously) and spoke to Brian directly about his goals with The Awareness Group.
Full of Snakes is apparently a phrase their drummer Scott Stitzer made up to describe how he felt after a night of hard drinking, but when you hear the subjects lead singer Nick Morrison tackles throughout the album, they say it could easily describe the struggles, inner demons, anxieties, fears, and confused emotions coiling through his mind while transitioning from youth to adulthood.
The first song from the album is “Philadelphia,” a portrait of the city they live in, and love. Also, for another excellent feature, check out the embedded video below for a more demonstrative example of what to expect from this promising release.Download Philadelphia HypeMachine
Leptus is a indie/alt-rock band from Worcester, Massachusetts. From My Kirkbride Cubicle is their latest full-length release, a horror themed collection of noisy alt-rock.
One review of the album says this track has a “Cure/Smiths/Pixies sound to it” – which is why we like it too.
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Their first live album, recorded in front of an audience for Australian radio station Triple R’s Thursday live-to-air sessions in 2011. This was the first time they had performed most of these songs live and was perhaps the best show of this incarnation of the band.
Martin Kennedy: Guitar, Mark Wendt: bass, Michael Evans-Barker: drums, Kaz Sieger: keyboards
The album has just been released, as a free download, from the BandCamp link below.
“The Pressure’s On” by Louise Golby East Anglia
“Home Sweet Home” by Sample Answer Dublin
“Spiders featuring Gabby Young” by Birdeatsbaby London
“Please Don’t Love Me” by Jazz Morley Dorset
“Too Much to Hold” by Charlotte Ward Devon
“Open Up the Sky” by Holly [...]
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Yes poppets, another fine collection of independent music from some of the best artists on the planet including
Alloise – Tell Me Of Fire, Smilex – Wasted Youth, David Garlitz – I Like The Way You Move, Jen Olive _ Death of Me, Josephine and The Artizans – Dies Irae, Avishkaar - Kabse Dil, NicK TaNn – Can’t Stop Missing You
Detroit Michigan’s BLUE MTN BELLE have released their self-titled four song indie-folk flavored EP this past March, apparently inspired by Bukowski, antique furniture, and the wild west, with production work performed by John Katona of Dog & Panther.
The track Silent Film is a downtempo gem, one of the more powerful pieces I’ve heard thus far during the year, with a picture perfect narrative and voice that could easily frame the action for Swanson, Pickford, Garbo or Clara Bow in any number of the old silents. I could definitely see the video for this being a short section of old obscure public domain film from those expressive artful years of early cinema.
The group has toured all over the country but spends of time in Detroit, playing shows and arranging all different kinds of music opportunities to restore Detroit to it’s former glory.
Check out the rest of the EP below at Bandcamp, as well as a live video we’ve embedded below of another favorite, “Porcelain Girls.”Download Silent Film HypeMachine
This week on The Bugcast: We discuss some sad stuff and some crazy stuff, and we play 8 cracking tracks of Creative Commons music!Songs played
- The TenGooz – I’ve Had The Blues – from Tsukuba, Japan – source
- John Option – My Monkey (single version) – from Reggio Emilia, Italy – source
- Anne Davis – Get Lost – from Jackson, MS – source
- Carly James – No Fool To Cry – from California, US – source
- Robert Avellanet – The Limit – from Los Angeles, CA – source
- The Smoothies – Macadam – from Limay, France – source
- The Way I Am – Answer My Call – from Paris, France – source
- North Unity Sound – Lord Bitum – Raggamuffin A L’Ancienne – from Barlin, France – source
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“In an industry built on selling trends and big budgets, it can be hard to find music created with purpose and meaning rather than just a target demographic. Since 2012, Young Ones, of Tyler, Texas, have been crafting a unique mix of alt rock, indie rock and pop punk to produce a passionately catchy sound that has carried them from their first EP “So This Is Love” back in to the studio for 2014’s “A to B”. Built on the foundation of 5 B-side songs that were reworked and brought to a level that demanded releasing, “A to B” is reminiscent of the lost sounds of bands like Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, and Third Eye Blind. Armed with this new EP and a tightly executed live set, Young Ones will be pressing onward and upwards, striving to reach further than ever before.” [FB Bio]