Play Guitar

Riuscite ad immaginare i Polvo in versione pop? No? Amate l’indie rock chitarristico di inizio anni ’90 e le belle melodie? Allora provate ad ascoltare quattro ragazzi provenienti da Halifax, ma attualmente residenti a Montreal. Si fanno chiamare Play Guitar e hanno pubblicato un album omonimo (su Youth Club Records), masterizzato da colui che ha prodotto i lavori dei Polvo, Mr. Bob Weston.
Una vera e propria rivelazione.

MP3 Play GuitarLove Song For The Dead

MP3 Play GuitarSleep Standing Up

MySpace: Play Guitar

Buy Play Guitar – S/T at iTunes Music Store

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Of Information And Belief (dischi e concerti 2009)

#1 Do Make Say Think– Other Truths (Constellation)
MP3 Do Make Say ThinkMake

#2 Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)
MP3 Bill CallahanEid Ma Clack Shaw

#3 Vic Chesnutt– At The Cut (Constellation)
MP3 Vic ChesnuttPhilip Guston

#4 Megafaun– Gather, Form & Fly (Hometapes)
MP3 MegafaunKaufman’s Ballad

#5 Balmorhea– All Is Wild, All Is Silent (Western Vinyl)
MP3 BalmorheaRemembrance

#6 Barzin– Notes To An Absent Lover (Monotreme)
MP3 BarzinThe Dream Song

#7 Mansfield Tya– Seules Au Bout De 23 Secondes (Vicious Circle)
MP3 Mansfield TyaJe Ne Rêve Plus

#8 Rachel Grimes– Book Of Leaves (Ruminance)
MP3 Rachel GrimesMy Dear Companion

#9 Mono– Hymn To The Immortal Wind (Temporary Records)
MP3 MonoAshes In The Snow

#10 Phosphorescent – To Willie (Dead Oceans)
MP3 PhosphorescentReasons To Quit

#11 Dakota Suite– The End Of Trying (Karaoke Kalk)
MP3 Dakota SuiteThings We Lost Along The Way

#12 Sleep Whale– Houseboat (Western Vinyl)
MP3 Sleep WhaleLight Tunnel

#13 Eels– Hombre Lobo (Vagrant)
MP3 EelsThat Look You Give That Guy

#14 Low Anthem– Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (Nonesuch)
MP3 Low AntheCharlie Darwin

#15 Mi And L’Au– Good Morning Jokers (Borne!)
MP3 Mi And L’AuUp In The Building

Concerti (seguendo un fottuto ordine cronologico e, in caso di date contemporanee, alfabetico):

Vic Chesnutt (21-03, Bronson), Yann Tiersen (15-05, ATP Curated by The Breeders), Shellac (16-05, ATP Curated by The Breeders), Dianogah (17-05, ATP Curated by The Breeders), Shellac (17-05, ATP Curated by The Breeders), Mogwai (17-07, Firenze), Gianni Mura (27-08, Hana Bi), Polvo (14-11, Bronson), Alexander Tucker & Decomposed Orchestra (11-12, ATP Ten Years), Bardo Pond (11-12, ATP Ten Years), Tortoise (11-12, ATP Ten Years), For Carnation (12-12, ATP Ten Years), Papa M (12-12, ATP Ten Years), Shellac (12-12, ATP Ten Years), Shellac (13-12, ATP Ten Years), Explosions In The Sky (13-12, ATP Ten Years)

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Top 10 albums of 2009

#1 Barzin – Notes To An Absent Lover (Monotreme) [post]
MP3 BarzinStayed Too Long In This Place

#2 Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Nettwerk)
MP3 Great Lake SwimmersStill

# 3 JBM – Not Even In July (self-released) [post]
MP3 JBMRed October

#4 Leonard Mynx – Vespers (self-released) [post]
MP3 Leonard MynxMary

#5 Parallel Lions – Holding Patterns (Bird Music) [post]
MP3 Parallel LionsSeparated

#6 The Black Heart Procession – Six (Temporary Residence)
MP3 The Black Heart ProcessionForget My Heart

#7 The Dimes – The King Can Drink The Harbor Dry (Pet Marmoset) [post]
MP3 The DimesAbigail, Don’t Be Long

#8 Polvo – In Prism (Merge) [post]
MP3 PolvoBeggars Bowl

#9 Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (V2) [post]
MP3 Mumford & SonsI Gave You All

#10 Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (Infectious Music) [post]
MP3 Local NativesAirplanes

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Song of the day: Polvo – Beggar’s Bowl

Abbiamo già annunciato che i Polvo torneranno con il nuovo album “In Prism” il prossimo 8 settembre; la notizia da queste parti è stata accolta come se l’Olimpia Milano avesse vinto lo scudetto.
Merge Records ha reso ora disponibile il primo singolo tratto dall’album, “Beggar’s Bowl” e la vita non è più la stessa.

MP3 PolvoBeggars Bowl

MySpace: Polvo

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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

Silian Rail

Mentre Marco Belinelli continua a scaldare la panchina dei Warriors, altri, a San Francisco, si muovono con bella convinzione. Sono i tipi della Thread Productions, collettivo che ha unito alcuni gruppi della zona. Fra questi i migliori paiono essere i Tartufi (se ne parò, di sfuggita, anche in Italia. Ritorneremo sulla loro sgraziata circolarità), ma hanno discrete qualità anche i Birds And Batteries e i Low Red Land. Oltre, ovviamente, ai Silian Rail.
Chitarra (Robin) e batteria (Eric) per una scelta strumentale fra ricordi del Midwest, orticaria impenitente ed atteggiamento indipendente un po’ alla Polvo . Tanto melodici quanto reiterati nelle dissonanza, non volendo abusare mai di nessuna delle due caratteristiche. In breve, oltremodo piacevoli. Ed il nuovo “And You To Pieces” ne è concreta dimostrazione.

MP3 Silian RailBrown Is A Bear
MP3-Silian RailEighteen
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