Saturday, April 14, 2007

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age back on form with this song from their forthcoming album Era Vulgaris.

Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Taken from the forthcoming album Era Vulgaris

Monday, April 02, 2007


In what is being called the year of the shoegaze-revival by some, Fields are leading the pack. Here, taken from their album Eveyrthing Last Winter (out this week on Atlantic, no less) are a couple of tracks which show them at their best. The first sounds alot like My Bloody Valentine, which is no bad thing in my book!

Fields - If You Fail We All Fail
Taken from the album Everything Last Winter

Fields - The Death
Taken from the album Everything Last Winter

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Los Campesinos!

Old news for some of you, but not for others.
Los Campesinos are a 7-piece band from Cardiff, Wales. They play sweet indie-pop, with lyrics about dancing and parties and stuff. They recently signed to Wichita Recordings (one of the best labels in the WORLD), and are still studying at uni.
Here are a couple of tracks taken from their demo:

Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
Los Campesinos! - Sweetdreams, Sweetcheeks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

His Name is Alive

You may or may not have heard of His Name is Alive. I'll keep it short, as there will be a lengthy article of mine on the band that should surface on Drowned in Sound some time this week. Once darlings of the 4AD label, His Name is Alive (aka Warren Defever) composed some of the finest off-kilter indie songs of the 90's. They sound distinct to the 4AD label, probably because of the input Ivo-Watts Russell had in the early days.
Here, taken from the His Name is Alive MySpace, are a couple of music videos. The first of which is directed by the near-legendary stop-motion animators The Brothers Quay:

His Name is Alive: Can't Go Wrong Without You

His Name is Alive: The Peoples Army

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Basquiat Strings

Basquiat Strings
are a string quintet who bring together an idiosyncratic mix of modern jazz with classical instrumentation. Their debut album - Basquitat Strings with Seb Rochford - features Ben Davis on cello and, you guessed it, Seb Rochford on drums. The acclaimed Acoustic Ladyland drummer isn't the star of the show here though, as these compositions clearly display:

Basquiat Strings - Double Dares
Taken from the album Basquitat Strings with Seb Rochford

Basquiat Strings - Forceful Beast
Taken from the album Basquitat Strings with Seb Rochford

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