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Archive for February, 2008

Los Campesinos! - Hold On, Youngster

Los Campesinos! are the indie rock hype right now. I couldn’t help but trying them.
Inspired by Archtechture in Helsinki and a little of The Go! Team, they make a predictable sound with nothing new. In fact they sound like The Teenagers, sillier (I mean, childish in a bad way).

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The Duke Spirit - Neptune

Neptune is the first album by the english band The Duke Spirit.
They sound very much like 90’s rock bands, specially Garbage. Not surprising.
Liela Moss has a very nice voice, she reminds me of Catatonia‘s Cerys Matthews.

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Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel

Atlas Sound is the brainchild of Bradford Cox, leader of Deerhunter.
Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel is inspired in minimalistic indie names, like Xiu Xiu. But somewhat Atlas Sound sounds more melodic.

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Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull

Earth is an american band with almost 20 years of life. Anyone who likes drone or post-rock surely have heard about them. They make an interesting mix of post rock and drone.

In The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull There are dramatic soundscapes so it’s good for background music or instrumental rock aficionados.

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Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

New album by Goldfrapp is a surprise for me. It’s a more chillout oriented album.
Of course there are the electro beats, but the music is relaxing. There are epic songs like Little Bird and A&E, which pushes Goldfrapp to new lands.

Sometimes it reminded me of Zero Seven, and after a few more listenings I noticed a lot of Air influence, it’s good to hear such relaxing delicate music with Goldfrapp charming voice.

The lo-fi passages may mean some subtle CocoRosie influences, like in Eat Yourself.

This is in my opinion is the best thing Goldfrapp ever made. A consistent work that sounds awesome at the first listening and at the same time demands more plays to get into the fantastic world that Seventh Tree is.

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Fifty Foot Hose - Cauldron

Fifty Foot Hose is a pioneer band into the psychedelic rock american scene of the 60’s. They mixed psychedelia, rock n’ roll and experimentalism in a totally new manner. Many elements of their music can be heard on totay’s experimental bands.

There are a lot of good moments and my favs are If no this Time and specially Bad Trip.

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Ludo - You’re Awful, I Love You

I’ve heard Ludo is an alternative/ indie rock band. But it sound like any american emo / pop rock band. If you like cliches or if you consider yourself a MTV kid try it.

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