Posts Tagged 2009

Best of 2009: Honorary Mentions-Top Of The Blogs


21-THE FIERY FURNACES-I’m Going Away (Thrill Jockey)

And we put an end to our extended honorary mentions section through a double-length post dedicated to new talent, scouted and nurtured through the music blogs. Among a new generation of bands whose aim should be shaking the boredom off the current panorama, we’ve highlighted 21 examples; from the more or less established (Thermals; Future Of The Left; Taken By Trees; Wild Beasts) to the brand new (Tune-Yards; Sandwitches; Memory Tapes; The Antlers); those prolific ones (Kurt Vile; Ganglians) and those who rationed their output via EP/Mini album formats (Delorean; Lemonade), whose common efforts are helping to shape the new independence. Surprisingly out of place we find the songwriter of “Umbrella”, an artist of indisputable R&B orientation who has also become the subject of growing cult through the blogosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Primavera Sound Festival 2009: Artist List Announcement


spanish-flag.jpg Ya sabíamos que Pitchfork estaba encargada de uno de los escenarios, y llenaría la edición del Primavera Sound de este año con los mejores sonidos del indie norteamericano; pero el reciente anuncio de la primera lista de bandas participantes ha multiplicado nuestras expectativas hasta el infinito. A las esperadas actuaciones de My Bloody Valentine; los reunidos Throwing Music y Vaselines; Alela Diane …se unen los pesos pesados Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo Jarvis, Aphex Twin, A-Trak, Shellac, Sunn o)) y un largo etcétera. Aun quedan nombres por confirmar (PJ Harvey & John Parish; Beirut and Brian Eno & David Byrne todos están de gira por Europa en fechas adyacente. Pudiera ser que…). La lista completa tras el salto.

small-uk-flag.jpg We already knew Pitchfork was curating one of the stages, filling this year’s edition of the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona with the best of north America’s current indie crop. However, today’s announcement of the first list of participating band has multiplied our expectations towards the infinite. Next to the already announced highlights of My Bloody Valentine, the reunions of Throwing Music andTthe Vaselines; Alela Diane…heavyweights such as Sonic youth, Yo La Tengo, Jarvis, Aphex Twin, A-Trak, Shellac, Sunn o))) and a long etcetera. There are still names to be confirmed (We could dream or bet on people like PJ Harvey & John Parish; Beirut or Brian Eno & David Byrne all with European live dates not too distant from the Festival). The full list of participating artists after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »

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