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NEW MUSIC: Torres – Strange Hellos

This song is excellent and makes me want to see her at SXSW next week at any cost. Fortunately she plays seven shows in Austin, so chances are we run into a show of hers at some point. Strange Hellos reminds me on EMA, just a little more rock than[…]

NEW MUSIC: Body Language – Reset

Body Language makes upbeat electropop, AlunaGeorge-style. There are another band from Brooklyn I have missed so far: fortunately Audiofemme has an interview with singer Angelica Bess to catch up and learn more.

The MoMA Björk retrospective

Last year, we had a young friend from Germany visiting us with her boyfriend. At some point we came to mention Björk, but both of them drew a complete blank. ”The musician?” Elke tried to explain, “The swan dress at the Oscars?” But nothing. Later, Elke and I joked, wouldn’t[…]

NEW MUSIC: Cuushe – Tie

I have yet to hear a Cascine release I don’t like. Tokyo artist Cuushe’s latest song Tie is no exception: it immediately evokes pleasant images in my mind, maybe a cab ride trough a city o Friday night. There’s an EP on the way for release on April 5th.

Disappears live at Rough Trade NYC

The show last Saturday at Rough Trade NYC, marked the third time that I saw Disappears live. I’ve also seen them playing the intimate Union Pool and the still mourned Glasslands (photos). Luckily, Rough Trade is a fantastic music venue with superior sound and great viewpoints wherever you are – but[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Björk // U2 // More

Björk’s MoMA retrospective starts at MoMA to almost universally bad critique. Of course, if you don’t have to concern yourself with the general state of contemporary art and MoMA’s reputation of curating it, you can just go and enjoy. We did, and a review follows soon here on glamglare. U2’s[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Purity Ring – another eternity

On their first album Shrines, Purity Ring avoided spaces between words. On their follow another eternity up they kill capital letters. That seems a little silly to me, but their music is not – it’s first class electronic pop music. I like Megan James’ voice even more than I remember[…]