Of information and belief (dischi, concerti e video dell’anno)

#1 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band – 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons (Constellation)
ascolta: MP3 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La BandBlindBlindBlind

#2 Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power And The Amorphous Strums – Dark Developments (Orange Twin)
ascolta: MP3 Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power And The Amorphous StrumsAnd How

#3 Micah P. Hinson – And The Red Empire Orchestra (Full Time Hobby)
ascolta: MP3 Micah P. HinsonI Keep Havin’ These Dreams

#4 Matt Elliott – Howling Songs (Ici D’Ailleurs)
ascolta: MP3 Matt ElliottA Broken Flamenco

#5 Gregor Samsa – Rest (Own Records)
ascolta: MP3 Gregor SamsaJeroen Van Aken

#6 Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling (Matador)
ascolta: MP3 MogwaiScotland’s Shame

#7 Damien Jurado – Caught In The Trees (Secretly Canadian)
ascolta: MP3 Damien JuradoGillian Was A Horse

#8 David Grubbs – An Optimist Notes the Dusk (Drag City)
ascolta: MP3 David GrubbsAn Optimist Declines

#9 Neil Halstead – Oh! Mighty Engine (Bushfire Records)
ascolta: MP3 Neil HalsteadPaint A Face

#10 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
ascolta: MP3 Bon IverSkinny Love

#11 Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw (Constellation)
ascolta: MP3 TindersticksThe Hungry Saw

#12 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – S/T (Say Hey Records)
ascolta: MP3 Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonBuriedfed

#13 Goldmund – The Malady Of Elegance (Type Records)
ascolta: MP3 GoldmundImage-Autumn-Womb

#14 Alexander Tucker – Portal (Atp)
ascolta:MP3 Alexander TuckerVeins To The Sky

#15 Balmorhea – River Arms (Western Vinyl)
ascolta: MP3 BalmorheaThe Winter

#16 Thank You – Terrible Two (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Thank YouEmpty Legs

#17 Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
ascolta: MP3 Silver JewsSuffering Jukebox

#18 Desolation Wilderness – White Light Strobing (K Records)
ascolta: MP3 Desolation WildernessAnd All The Boys Looked

#19 Thalia Zedek Band – Liars And Prayers (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Thalia Zedek BandLower Allston

#20 Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra – Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Bill Dixon With Exploding Star OrchestraEntrances-One

Concerti

Polvo@ ATP Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead
Smog@ Bronson-Madonna Dell’Albero
Micah P. Hinson@ Soundlabs-Roseto Degli Abruzzi
Explosions In The Sky @ Atp Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead
Silver Jews-Phosphorescent@ Atp Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead

And now for something completely different: i miei album ed E.P. dell’anno

#1 Frontier Ruckus – The Orion Songbook (Quite Scientific) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Frontier RuckusOrion Town 2

#2 Astronautalis – Pomegranate (Eyeball Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Astronautalis The Story Of My Life

#3 A Weather – Cove (Team Love) [post]
ascolta: MP3 A WeatherOh My Stars

#4 Sun Kil Moon – April (Caldo Verde)
ascolta: MP3 Sun Kil MoonHeron Blue

#5 The Bookhouse Boys – S/T (Black Records) [post]
ascolta: The Bookhouse BoysThe Valley

#6 Blind Pilot – 3 Rounds And A Sound (Expunged Records)
ascolta: MP3 Blind PilotThe Story I Heard

#7 Shearwater – Rook (Matador)
ascolta: MP3 ShearwaterLeviathan, Bound

#8 The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns (self-released) [post]
ascolta: MP3 The Rural Alberta AdvantageDon’t Haunt This Place

#9 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – S/T (Say Hey Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonBuriedfed

#10 Gregor Samsa – Rest (Own Records)
ascolta: MP3 Gregor SamsaJeroen Van Aken

#11 Dark Captain Light Captain – Miracle Kicker (Loaf) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Dark Captain Light Captain Circles

#12 Damien Jurado – Caught In The Trees (Secretly Canadian) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Damien JuradoGillian Was A Horse

#13 Eef Barzelay – Lose Big (429 Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Eef Barzelay Lose Big

#14 The New Year – S/T (Touch and Go) [post]
ascolta: MP3 The New YearThe Company I Can Get

#15 Baseball – Animal Kingdom (Stomp)
ascolta: MP3 Baseball Soft Boy Factory

#16 Schvendes – Sweet Talk Your Enemies (Good Cop Bad Cop)
ascolta: MP3 SchvendesSmall Mercies Sweet Graves

#17 The Olympic Symphonium – More In Sorrow Than In Anger (Forward Music Group)
ascolta: MP3 The Olympic SymphoniumIntentions Alone

#18 Vanilla Swingers – S/T (Radio Ballads) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Vanilla SwingersGoodbye Lennon

#19 Lotte Kestner – China Mountain (self-released)
ascolta: MP3 Lotte KestnerTemperature

#20 Windy & Carl – Songs For The Broken Hearted (Kranky)
ascolta: MP3 Windy & CarlSnow Covers Everything

E.P.

#1 Brian Borcherdt – Coyotes (Hand Drawn Dracula) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Brian BorcherdtEvil Twin

#2 Screaming Tea Party – Golden Blue (Stolen Recordings) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Screaming Tea PartyGolden Blue

#3 Honey Pine Dresser – Island Gardens (self-released) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Honey Pine DresserJellyfish

#4 Surf City – Surf City EP (Morr Music) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Surf CityHeadin’ Inside

#5 Falcon – Falcon EP (self-released)
ascolta: MP3 FalconThe Sandfighter

Teniamoli d’occhio #3: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Chi: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Dove: Brooklyn, NY – U.S.A.

Cosa: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (Say Hey Records, 2008)

Perché: Influenzato tanto da Bob Dylan quanto da Micah P. Hinson, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson è un cantastorie di talento e la sua musica conquisterà chiunque ami la musica folk d’autore.
Miles è titolare di una storia personale che qualsiasi rivista patinata vorrebbe raccontare. Figlio di un padre afro-americano e di una madre bianca, cresciuto nel verde ma razzista Oregon, mal visto da entrambe le comunità a cui appartiene, Miles si trasferisce a New York a 18 anni per frequentare l’università. A New York Miles incomincia una lenta ma inesorabile discesa negli inferi: droga, alcool, vagabondaggio. Ma come in ogni storia a buon fine che si rispetti, ecco che nel 2006 arriva la redenzione. Miles conosce una ragazza, s’innamora di lei, si trasferisce a Williamsburg, si disintossica e con l’amico fraterno Chris Taylor dei Grizzly Bear inizia a registrare quello che diventerà il suo album d’esordio, omonimo. Alle registrazioni partecipano, fornendo il loro contributo artistico, anche Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear) e Kyp Malone (Tv On The Radio). Due anni dopo quelle sessioni di registrazione l’album viene finalmente pubblicato dalla Say Hey.
Miles sarà in tour a settembre e ottobre negli Stati Uniti e aprirà i concerti di Tv On The Radio e di Damien Jurado. E il suo secondo album, registrato questa volta da Kyp Malone (Tv On The Radio), è già pronto…

Audio: MP3 Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonBuriedfed

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