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Little Girls – Concepts

Posted in Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Post-punk by newmusicexcess on April 26, 2010

Little Girls - Concepts

Reading through The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day, I picked up on the Canadian band, Little Girls, and their most recent album “Concepts”.

Track listing:

  1. Youth Tunes
  2. Seeing
  3. Tambourine
  4. Concepts
  5. Imaginary Friends
  6. Salt Swimmers
  7. Thrills
  8. Departure
  9. Venom
  10. Last Call
  11. Growing

 

 

The bands earlier EPs are on Spotify – http://open.spotify.com/user/toxicmusic79/playlist/2fUZZYWPzbiEwleleRTq3Z

 

Reviewed at:

AWMusic – http://awmusic.ca/2010/01/04/little-girls-concepts-review/

The New Music – http://blog.thenewmusic.net/album-reviews-little-girls/

Pop Matters – http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/119680-little-girlsconcepts

Redefine Mag – http://www.redefinemag.com/music/reviews_album_2.php?artist=Little-Girls&id=1190

Hero Hill – http://www.herohill.com/2009/09/quick-hitters-little-girls-concepts.htm

 

Genre(s):

  • Indie Rock
  • Post-punk

 

Similar artists:

  • Blank Dogs
  • Silk Flowers
  • TV Ghost
  • Blessure Grave
  • Pearl Harbour
  • The Coathangers
  • Crystal Stilts
  • Future Islands
  • Tamaryn
  • Wetdog

 

Further information:

@MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/littlelittlegirls

@Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girls_(band)

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Bands To Watch 2010: Calories

Posted in Alternative, Bands To Watch, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock by newmusicexcess on January 10, 2010

 calories

Info:

  • Three piece rock band from Birmingham, UK.
  • Genre(s): Alternative, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock.
  • Ex-Distophia members.
  • Line-up:
    • John Biggs – Guitar/Vocals
    • Pete Dixon – Bass/Vocals
    • Tom Whitfield – Drums/Vocals
  • First live shows in June 2008
  • Next gig: 5 Feb 2010 The Victoria – Birmingham (Split 7" Launch)

 

Releases:

  • Debut album Adventuring released 09/03/2009.adventuring
    1. A Bear A Bison
    2. Caught In The In-Between To Encounter A Deer
    3. Adventuring
    4. Fragile Numbers
    5. Oh K.S.S.T.
    6. Drugged
    7. Same Ideals
    8. (See You On The Expedition)
    9. Forests Of Varg

 

  • Let’s Pretend That We’re Older EP released 09/11/2009letspretendwereolderep
    1. Let’s Pretend That We’re Older
    2. Arm A Leg
    3. Expect The Language
    4. Hands Off

 

 

 

Upcoming Releases

  • Split 7” with William in early February 2010
  • Habitation album due early 2010

 

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tUnE-YaRDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

Posted in Experimental, Lo-Fi, R&B by newmusicexcess on December 17, 2009

tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNsTrack listing:

1. For You
2. Sunlight
3. Lions
4. Hatari
5. News
6. Jamaican
7. Jumping Jack
8. Little Tiger
9. Safety
10. Fiya
11. Synonynonym
12. Want Me To (bonus track)
13. Real Live Flesh (bonus track)

BiRd-BrAiNs was entirely self-produced and recorded using a digital voice recorder and shareware mixing software. tUnE-YaRdS’ Merril Garbus gets creative with a mashup of lo-fi R&B, voices, sound effects, drum machine, keyboards fuzz, looping and layering.

Reviewed at:

Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14883/reviews/4138426

musicOMH.com – http://www.musicomh.com/albums/tune-yards_1109.htm

The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/13/tune-yards-bird-brains-review

cokemachineglow – http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4786/tuneyards-birdbrains-2009

PopMatters – http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/94744-tune-yards-bird-brains/

Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/12851-bird-brains/