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Live Gig Video: Teitur plays ‘The Singer’ at Washington, DC’s Hamilton

 
By on Friday, 14th September 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur graced the Hamilton earlier this month. (Missed my review? You’re in luck. You can read it here.) I nabbed this video from the encore: ‘The Singer’, requested by yours truly. Enjoy it below.

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MP3(s) of the Day (and more!) #623: Fossil Collective

 
By on Friday, 14th September 2012 at 10:00 am
 

Leeds band Fossil Collective is getting ready to release a new EP, ‘On and On’, on the 22nd of October on Dirty Hit. For the video for the title track, the band went to Leeds animators Broken Pixels to produce an interesting, nature-centric promo. You can watch the video below. Mark Radcliffe is a fan of the track, likening Fossil Collective’s sound to Villagers (pre-synth of course) and Band of Horses. Catch the band on tour this October on a headlining tour and supporting the Civil Wars at the end of October into early November at the dates listed at the end of this post; tickets are on sale now.

But this wouldn’t me a MP3 of the Day post if we didn’t have mp3s for you to download. When they were working on ‘On and On’ the studio, Fossil Collective recorded another EP that they wanted to offer to their fans for free. You can get this other EP for free in exchange for your email address in the widget below.

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Friday 12th October 2012 – Doncaster Leopard
Saturday 13th October 2012 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 14th October 2012 – Newcastle Cluny
Monday 15th October 2012 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 16th October 2012 – Liverpool Shipping Forecast
Wednesday 17th October 2012 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 18th October 2012 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 19th October 2012 – Nottingham Bodega
Satuday 20th October 2012 – Oxford East Oxford Centre Gathering
Sunday 21st October 2012 – Cardiff SWN
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Brighton Hope
Thursday 25th October 2012 – Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
Friday 26th October 2012 – London Old Queen’s Head
Saturday 27th October 2012 – Leicester Academy 2
Sunday 28th October 2012 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday 29th October 2012 – Sheffield Soyo
Tuesday 30th October 2012 – Manchester Apollo (supporting the Civil Wars)
Friday 2nd November 2012 – Glasgow ABC (supporting the Civil Wars)
Tuesday 6th November 2012 – London Roundhouse (supporting the Civil Wars)

 

Video of the Moment #969: Y LUV

 
By on Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

I always think the worst when I don’t hear from a band in a really, really long time. I assume the worst, like they decided to hang up their instruments for more ‘respectable’ jobs.

However, with regards to So Cal band Y LUV, who I wrote about as a Bands to Watch in January 2010, I’m happy to report they are still going and they have a new video for ‘Keep It Rollin’. They have a new EP on the way on the 1st of October called ‘It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense’, and I couldn’t be happier for them.

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Sigur Ros / March 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 5:30 pm
 

Iceland’s finest Sigur Ros have revealed they will be touring the UK, albeit briefly, in March 2013. Tickets are on sale now. Under the tour dates is the new animated video for their track ‘Seraph’.

Saturday 2nd March 2013 – Glasgow SECC
Sunday 3rd March 2013 – Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 5th March 2013 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Thursday 7th March 2013 – London Brixton Academy

 

Live Gig Video: Cymbals Eat Guitars work with producer John Agnello to record new song ‘Hawk Highway’

 
By on Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

Ever wondered what goes on when a song is recorded in a studio? Well, now you can find out. Cymbals Eat Guitars went into the studio with famed producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth), who also produced their album ‘Lenses Alien’, and the fly on the wall-type video is below. You can download the song here.

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Single Review: The Joy Formidable – Cholla

 
By on Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 12:00 pm
 

Though they have been busy touring and playing festivals, the Joy Formidable have managed to find time to write and record their next album, entitled ‘Wolf’s Law’. It’s due out in the beginning of 2013, just like other releases from other TGTF favourites, but the first taste of the new album will be released on the 15th of October on Atlantic. Called ‘Cholla’, it debuted on Zane Lowe’s Radio1 show last week and it’s a right corker. The video was just released yesterday, and before the song truly begins, the band’s performance is prefaced by the following text:

The past is but a beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

I dutifully Googled and was a bit disappointed that it’s taken verbatim from H.G. Wells’ The Discovery of the Future. Then I dug deeper. I had incorrectly guessed it was from another one of Wells’ fanciful books like The Time Machine but soon learned it was taken from the text of a speech he gave in 1902 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. You can read the article here, in which he describes two types of minds, one of which lives in the present with no mind for the future and another that is looking towards the future and its possibilities. Another great excerpt from this article is:

Things have been, says the legal mind, and so we are here. The creative mind says we are here because things have yet to be.

This is all well and good until you consider that ‘Cholla’ is actually named for a semi-wild horse born in Nevada with the unusual ability of being able to paint. (Thank goodness. I had turned to the Urban Dictionary and thought I might accidentally start an international incident by even mentioned what the entry in there says ‘cholla’ means.) So how do you draw a connection between the two? This is my best guess? A horse that picks up the skill of painting on its own is an example of something that we would have never predicted would happen, yet it did. Why, or maybe better put, how did this happen, considering all the chaos of this world, this universe?

The music reflects this chaos: at the start, the bass line is unforgiving. As Joy Formidable tracks go, this one does its best at laying into you as their previous hits ‘Austere’ and ‘Cradle’, with monster guitars and heavy drum beats. There is a strange wah-wah-wah that I’m guessing is some electronic sound that’s been slowed down and inserted in here. Very interesting, since when we think of the Joy Formidable, we think of the basics – guitar, bass and drums – so if they’re playing with synths on ‘Wolf’s Law’, all the more power to them. The lyrics “where are we going, what are we doing? … how do we move on? nothing is ruined” supports the looking forward thoughts of H.G. Wells. If Ritzy, Rhydian and Matt want us to philosophise on our future, they might lose people in their esoteric studies, but it’s the sound – unrelenting power – that’s the most obvious impression. And as first impressions go, this one is excellent.

8.5/10

‘Cholla’, the new single from the Joy Formidable, will be released on the 14th of October on Atlantic Records. ‘Wolf’s Law’, their album follow-up to 2011′s ‘The Big Roar’, will follow in January 2013.

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