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MP3 of the Day #748: Owlle

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 at 10:00 am
 

We first became aware of the lovely creature that is Owlle from her appearance on the ‘Kitsune Parisien II’ compilation last year. The Parisian chanteuse is now giving away a free track, the Moonlight Matters remix of the title track of recently released EP ‘Ticky Ticky’. Grab it from her Facebook here. Her debut album will follow soon.

 

MP3 of the Day #747: Phoenix

 
By on Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Phoenix‘s new album ‘Bankrupt!’ is scheduled to be released on Atlantic on the 22nd of April, and we’ve got this Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) remix of ‘Entertainment’ for free for absolutely free below. It features…get this…”backing vocals of 3 lovely British ladies who go by the name of Mutya Keisha Siobhan”. The plot thickens. You know the drill: listen, download and enjoy.

Watch the Korean soap-y video for ‘Entertainment’ in this previous Video of the Moment post.

 

MP3 of the Day #746: Films of Colour

 
By on Monday, 25th March 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Since seeing them gig at SXSW 2012 and accidentally running into them at the Great Escape last year, I’ve been wondering what TGTF 10 for 2012 poll winners Films of Colour have been up to. Well, we can wonder no more. They’ve offered up this brand new song ‘New Light’ for you to listen to download to your heart’s content below.

 

MP3 of the Day #745: Simian Mobile Disco

 
By on Friday, 22nd March 2013 at 10:00 am
 

During their last year’s tour date in Philadelphia, Simian Mobile Disco recorded their live show in one take, with no edits. This will be released for the fittingly but rather boringly titled ‘Live’ album, to be put out by seminal German techno label Kompakt on the 15th of April on Delicacies. As an offering ahead of the album’s release, James Ford and Jas Shaw are offering up this version of their track ‘Wooden’ done in a studio in January 2013 with the same live ethos as ‘Live’ but under more controlled conditions. Listen to and download it from the Soundcloud widget below.

The band stopped in DC on that last North American tour that included Philly, and you can read my review of that gig here.

 

MP3 of the Day #744: Suede

 
By on Monday, 18th March 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Suede release their latest album ‘Bloodsports’ today, and they are offering up this live version of ‘Filmstar’ from their recent show at the Camden Barfly as a free mp3. Listen to and grab it for your very own below.

 

In the Post #102: Amplifier return with single ‘Matmos’ from forthcoming album ‘Echo Street’

 
By on Wednesday, 6th March 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

Since January 2010, ‘The Octopus’ has been dormant. After Amplifier’s attempts to create mass hysteria around the record had died down, ‘The Octopus’ lay sleeping… resting…latent.

For those unfamiliar with ‘The Octopus’, it was the name of Amplifier’s third studio album. An album lasting just over 2 hours and if you were lucky enough to have it (I was) accompanied by a 70-page ‘opus’. As far as prog rock sagas go, beating ‘The Octopus’ is going to be a challenge no Mars Volta or Fiery Furnaces will take lightly.

It seems timely, then, that at a time when prog rock seems to be going through the doldrums, that Amplifier return with their fourth record, ‘Echo Street’, scheduled to be released next Monday (11 March). First single ‘Matmos’ is probably the best way to get yourself stuck into Amplifier as a beginner to their sound. As make no mistake, the kind of rock operas that this band produce are absolute marmite rock at its best. If it’s your thing, you’ll hang on every chord, whilst if you abhor warbling solos and songs less than 5 minutes long then this kind of stuff will hit your eardrums like a baby crying.

‘Matmos’, available a free download from their record label’s Bandcamp here, as I mentioned is a fantastic marker for what the Manchester-based band are about. Sel Balamir’s provide the beginning to the wave of harmony and “nah nah nah nah nahs” that undercut the song, and his voice stays as haunting as it ever has been throughout ‘The Octopus’, 2006’s ‘Insider ‘and 2004 debut ‘Amplifier’.

Take note purveyors of prog; If you want to whet appetites, this is how…

‘Echo Street’, the fourth album from Manchester’s Amplifier, will be released on the 11th of March on Kscope and can be preordered here. The album is available on CD, double vinyl and as a limited edition, deluxe two-disc set. The deluxe edition is packaged in a 60 page-hardback book and also features the new ‘Sunriders’ EP an additional record of new tunes, exclusive to this release. Catch them on tour on the dates below the video for ‘Matmos’.

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Saturday 16th March 2013 – Preston 53 Degrees
Sunday 17th March 2013 – Bristol Fleece
Monday 18th March 2013 – York Duchess
Tuesday 19th March 2013 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 20th March 2013 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 21st March 2013 – London Garage

 
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