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Big Troubles: Phantom (Single, 2011)

Phantom Cover Art

Los protagonistas del mejor disco Shoegaze del año pasado según el criterio de The JangleBox, Big Troubles, acaban de editar un nuevo single, el primer tema que graban en un estudio verdadero. Lo han hecho con Weathervane Music Organization, un colectivo de Philadelphia que se dedica a grabar a bandas que comienzan de manera cariñosa y dedicada. Lo han hecho en un recopilatorio titulado Shaking Through Vol.2. El resultado es espectacular, y sus expectativas, cada vez más altas. Han desaparecido muchas de las aristas que nos encontrábamos en Worry, principalmente porque el tema ya no se ha registrado en el cuarto de baño. Puedes descargar el tema gratuitamente desde la Bandcamp de Weathervane Music.

Big Troubles – Phantom (Single, 2011)

“We hope you like BIG guitars, because there’s even more bigness to Big Troubles than their name suggests. A penchant for mischief aside, these guys can rock AND have a great time doing it. Running a mile a minute they barreled through their new track ‘Phantom,’ the first song they’ve ever tracked in a real studio. May 17, 2011 – Vol. 2, Episode 5 in the Shaking Through 2011 Series features Big Troubles. The project is curated by Shaking Through Guest Curators, Jenn and Liz Pelly of The Pelly Twins. “Phantom”, was recorded on March 5 and 6, 2011. The song was produced by Brian McTear, engineered by Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. The Video was produced by Peter English, with camera work by Ian Markiewicz, and edited by Mike Plunkett. For more info: ShakingThrough.com (bandcamp.com)

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Raw Thrills: So you want to be a Rock and Roll star (Single, 2011)

Raw Thrills es el alias bajo el que se esconde un personaje neoyorquino del área de Brooklyn llamado Mak Zering que factura ese tipo de Pop que hemos dado en llamar Bedroom-Pop. O lo que es lo mismo, el Do-it-yourself llevado a cabo por tí mismo en el salón de tu casa. Su música va más o menos en una onda Retro-Pop con influencias del Synth-Pop de los ochenta. Acaba de publicar un álbum titulado Shakedown, del que podéis escuchar y descargaros este Sonia. Pero el tema que nos interesa es una cover de uno de los títulos más representativos de nuestra banda favorita de siempre: The Byrds. So you want to be a rock´n´roll star es una agria sátira contra todo lo que representa el mundo del Pop y el Stablishment escrita por Roger McGuinn en 1967 e incluida en su genial Younger than Yesterday. La versión es bastante aceptable, y está incluida en el recopilatorio de The JangleBox Hunt, de Marzo de 2011.

Raw Thrills – So you want to be a rock´n´roll star (Single, 2011)

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Autolux: The bouncing wall / Census (Ep, 2011)

The Bouncing Wall/Census

El trío angelino Autolux, autor de Transit Transit en 2010, nos deja este año 2011 con este Ep de cinco temas. En ellos, Autolux se balancea entre el Shoegaze más Noise de Census, con la huella sonora indeleble de la Juventud Sónica como máxima influencia; hasta la digamos que “experimentación” Dream-Pop de The bouncing wall. Watt apple juice es un instrumental de largo recorrido, ambientes densos y aires Noise. Aunque para expansión instrumental y sónica, el largo instrumental Black Leaves (Kill Pixie Art Instalation Mix), donde el trío da rienda suelta a toda la experimentación de que es capaz en los seis minutos de pura paranoia instrumental. Evidentemente, me quedo con las tres primeras.

Autolux – The bouncing wall / Census (Ep, 2011)

“In this hyperactive musical landscape, with listeners jumping from one sonic square to another like Q*bert, unless you are selling hundreds of thousands of units or better, you have to keep reminding people of your continued existence. Los Angeles-based three-piece Autolux created one of the most engaging and fascinating discs of 2010, Transit Transit, but the nine months that have passed since its release is a lifetime in the blogosphere. So, to keep people like us talking, they have unleashed a digital-only EP that combines tracks from a 7-inch the band sold on their last European tour and two tracks (the pair that make up the combined title of this single) from their previous full-length.
Of the three unreleased songs, the one that will be of most interest to fans is “23 Watt Apple Juice.” This fantastic instrumental expands on the lush atmospherics of their last album by injecting a slow, simmering beat and relegating the whimpering guitar to background noise. Pay close attention to the other two new tracks though, as they offer up a world of possibilities for both listener and band to explore. The six-and-a-half-minute instrumental “Black Leaves” is a cut-and-paste masterpiece originally recorded for an art installation. It plays delicious games with the stereo field, rolling small pebbles of noise down the left channel and tickling your hippocampus with a glistening stream of melody in the right. Once the programmed beat kicks in and starts bouncing around your headphones, make sure you’re sitting down and (relatively) sober. The other is a dark remix of the band’s “Kissproof” that reimagines the song as a composition by a punch-drunk PJ Harvey circa To Bring You My Love, all engorged bass and hot pink flashes of inner thigh. In other words: one hell of a sexy beast” (altpress.com)

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25 mayo, 2011 Posted by | Autolux | 3 comentarios

   

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