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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Grimes – REALiTi

What we really want from Grimes is a new album with new songs, but somehow she’s not inclined to give one to us. Instead we get a new video for an old song that didn’t make the cut for Visions. Grimes dances through East Asia and there is some live[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: SXSW // Warpaint // Blurred Lines

Next Tuesday, the music section of SXSW in Austin kicks off. Elke and I attended last year and had the time of our lives, even though it was supposed to be “miserable”. The thing is, if you see the event with fresh eyes, you just notice something like a Doritos[…]

NEW MUSIC: Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

Giant Peach is a wonderfully loud rock song by the London-based four-piece Wolf Alice. Their debut album is expected for this summer and they make an appearance at SXSW next week. I hope to see them there.

THROWBACK: Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque

Another favorite song with a relentless synthline, two years before Anne Clark, is Los Niños Del Parque by the German band Liaisons Dangereuses. It also features my all-time favorite snare drum sound (better to be heard in the recorded version. I heard the song the first time on the portable[…]

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.

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[…]

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[…]

NEW MUSIC: Highly Suspect – Lydia

“I’ve seen better days” sings, snarls and moans Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect and listening to Lydia, their newly re-recorded song, I believe it on the spot. “So unafraid in my youth / I cant breath much less believe” he continues, and the song just gets tighter and more intense[…]

NEW ALBUM: The Elwins – Play For Keeps

When listening to new albums, I often don’t start at the beginning but jump to song number three or scan the titles to see what takes my fancy. And so, when listening to The Elwins’ just released album Play For Keeps,  I was drawn to So Down Low and liked the playful[…]