It’s always a pleasant feeling when we get hit by a sound, then by a song and finally by the whole band. It happened with Skelets On Me: a project started by Valentina Giani (voice, guitars), who started recording in her living room. She is now helped by Francesco Candura (drums) and Maruška Kapić (bass, backing vocals). They introduced themselves by saying:: “All that matters is making it loud and clear”. We melted! “Sometimes I Wish Your Eyes Could Speak” is the single taken from Skelets On Me’s forthcoming debut 7″ vinyl. Enjoy!
Jack Eden is the nocturnal and solitary soul of Giacomo Stolzini, vocalist and guitar player from Brothers in Law. Inside this self-titled EP, however, we don’t find the saturated guitars that we know and love, but instead a black and white of synthesizers and drum machines finished with a breath of cold reverberations. It’s sorrowful and melancholic pop that reminds one of a Suicide’s show, some afternoon in January, standing in front of the ocean, many years ago.. For his solo project, born in 2013 while tinkering with an old Casio, Jack has decided to reduce the instrumentation to a minimum, working all by subtraction and with very little effects. The result is this concrete debut EP, in which the eternal struggle between the gloom of certain atmospheres and the sweetness of the melodies is a never ending ping-pong match. Jack Eden is out now digitally from our bandcamp pages. Download it!
Jack Eden è l’anima notturna e solitaria di Giacomo Stolzini, già voce del trio pesarese Brothers In Law. Dentro Jack Eden, però, non ci sono le chitarre sature che conosciamo e amiamo, ma un bianco e nero di synth e drum machine, e un soffio freddo di riverberi che avvolgono ogni cosa. Pop dolente e malinconico come un concerto dei Suicide davanti al Mare Adriatico un pomeriggio di gennaio, tanti anni fa. Per il suo progetto solista, nato nel 2013 giocando con una vecchia
Casio, Jack ha deciso di ridurre la strumentazione al minimo, lavorando tutto per sottrazione e con pochissimi effetti. Il risultato è questo deciso EP di debutto, dentro il quale l’eterna lotta tra la cupezza di certe atmosfere e la dolcezza delle melodie è una partita a ping pong che non finisce mai. Jack Eden è scaricabile da ora sulla nostra pagina store. Scaricalo!
Premiered earlier today by Interview Magazine, here’s the video for Rare & Nocturnal from Horrible Present’s newest album Intuition, out now on limited 12″ vinyl and digital. The video was made by Samatha Casolari and best represents Horrible Present’s imaginary of weird and shimmering psychedelia. Enjoy the song, enjoy the video, buy the record!
We are very happy to announce the release of this limited edition vinyl from our buddy Horrible Present. If you want to get a feel of what you are looking at just read his own presentation, it probably describes the music better than any review!
“I like to describe my project Horrible Present as a One Man Vagaband.
When I was a kid my mom taught me that the most important thing in life is to travel and to experience different kinds of things.
And my dad had guitars and organs everywhere.
After traveling a lot I eventually found myself back in New York City about two years ago. NY is home. People here think I’m Argentinian, French, Dutch, Brazilian, Swedish, Israeli or Russian. Venice is never even a guess.
I have a framed picture hanging on my bedroom wall of a young Bob DeNiro with Liza Minnelli and a random kid, everyone thinks its an old family photo.
I’m extremely fascinated by the past.
The psychedelia in the 60s. I dig the depth of old time crooners. The warmth of tubes. I want guitars sexy like Link Wray. Like the Shangri-Las ‘Walking in the Sand’. Sexy like The Stones.
Right now I’m all about Sanford Clark. I think of him as my spiritual dad. Mixed with Syd Barrett.
I named our oldest family dog after Syd. The other one is called Lennon. Just saying.
I love talking about Chalino Sanchez. And my longtime lovers, Elvis and Luigi Tenco.
I sample the 20s. The 30s. The 40s. I loop my vocals. Falsetto and BamBam. Yeah Doowop!
I’m positive. Future is gonna be glorious. And repetitive. And trippy.
And we will only drink mezcal. And we will always dream. It’s endless.
I do dream about the ocean quite often. I guess its the Venetian, the fisherman, the old sailor in me.
“Intuition” is a collection of songs I recorded and mixed entirely in my room in Brooklyn.
My buddy Frank made the artwork. My friend Sammy made the video. Nicole’s shadow sent me good vibes.
My pals at WWNBB are releasing it.
Cakes & Tapes is putting it on tape as well.
It’s like a family picture. It’s warm. And framed.
I can totally say that most of my decisions are instinct-driven. No doubt.
Intuition never left our apartment, Union Plaza.
Intuition is also a Buckminster-Fuller book I borrowed from my friend Tom. It’s more than simple inspiration. It’s a total rip-off haha.
I hope you like it. ”
If you missed the Impose premiere of Burnt Palms new music video for the song Isolation, here is your chance to catch up!
“The song was written at a time when I was really low and I had sort of isolated myself from everyone, mentally. It was important for me to express what I was feeling visually to go along with the music. The endless backwards moving road, the dreamy streetlights and lonely shots of me walking alone…kind of hopeless and stuck in a way.”- Christina Riley (singer, guitarist and director)
Seaside : a lovely town on the California coast, right next to Monterey. Here the sun shines high and winds sweep in from the ocean. Within these vast dunes and beaches is where Burnt Palms is based, and in some way – for a miracle possible only on the West Coast -this intense light reflects into their music. Singer and guitarist Christina Riley had moved from Canada for surfing, and here started a band together with drummer Clara Nieto. At the beginning of 2012 Brian Dela Cruz joined the band on bass and at that point Burnt Palms took its final form. After the excellent self-titled debut which brought them to be noticed amidst the Bay Area scene, Burnt Palms are back with their sophomore album titled The Girl You Knew. An album in which the guitars tend to garage rock even more than in the past, but the melodies are even more dreamy . The contrasts between the noisy feedbacks and Christina’s clear voice is one of the keys to this record. More psychedelic and rough compared to names like Best Coast or Vivian Girls , but as well more pop than La Luz or The Mantles, with these eleven new songs Burnt Palms find their own way. And it’s a beautiful highway right along the ocean. The Girl You Knew is now available on 12″ vinyl and digital. It was recorded and mixed by Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) at Marlborough Farms in Brooklyn, and mastered by Ron Harrity at Peapod Recordings in Portland, ME. The record is available in the UK through Very Gun Records.
Seaside: una graziosa cittadina sulla costa della California, poche miglia a nord di Monterey. Il sole splende alto e dall’oceano soffia una brezza primaverile. Il trio dei Burnt Palms fa base qui, tra queste dune e queste vaste spiagge, e in qualche modo – per un prodigio possibile solo sulla West Coast – questa luce intensa si riflette nella loro musica. La cantante e chitarrista Christina Riley si era trasferita dal Canada per fare surf. Al progetto musicale messo in piedi insieme alla batterista Clara Nieto si è aggiunto, all’inizio del 2012, il bassista Brian Dela Cruz, e a quel punto la band ha preso forma definitiva. Dopo l’eccellente debutto omonimo, che li aveva fatti notare come una band da tenere d’occhio nella pur fitta scena della Bay Area, i Burnt Palms tornano con un secondo album intitolato The Girl You Knew, dove le chitarre tendono ancora di più al garage rock ma le melodie si fanno ancora più sognanti. Il gioco di contrasti tra i feedback rumorosi, da un lato, e la voce limpida e distesa di Christina, dall’altro, è infatti una delle chiavi di lettura per questo disco. Più psichedelici e ruvidi di nomi come Best Coast o Vivian Girls, ma anche più pop delle La Luz o dei Mantles, con queste nuove undici canzoni i Burnt Palms trovano la loro personale strada. Ovviamente una di quelle magnifiche highway proprio davanti all’oceano. The Girl You Knew, disponibile in vinile 12″ e in digitale, è stato registrato e mixato da Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) al Marlborough Farms di Brooklyn, e masterizzato da Ron Harrity al Peapod Recordings di Portland, ME.
A few months ago we released our new album “A Thousand Half-Truths” on Fika Recordings. It got lots and lots of great reviews, and we’re really proud of it. In a few weeks we head off on a tour of Europe, and we’re super excited about playing our songs for new people there, and meeting people we’ve played for before both as Making Marks and mylittlepony.
But: since we don’t have a label in Europe, and can’t afford expensive promo companies to make us famous, we’re a bit worried that no one in the places we’re going have actually heard of us, and that maybe no one will bother to come (we’re worriers). That would suck! That’s why we’re encouraging all our fans on the internet to come to the shows, of course, but also to bring people with them. If you manage to bring two friends with you, you’ll get a free t-shirt AND a CD after the show! The t-shirts are super cool grey Making Marks t-shirts made on righteous cotton, and we usually sell them for around €15. The CD is a beautiful digipack version of mylittlepony’s 2011 album “Making Marks”, the album we’re named after! Please bring all your friends to our shows, and we’ll give you a free t-shirt and a CD as thanks!
What you need to do, in order for us to not have to give free t-shirts and CDs to every third audience member at every show, is to send us an e-mail at makingmarks (at) mail (dot) com, saying who you are and who you’ll be bringing. Then we’ll meet after the show for you to claim your price! These are the tour dates:
As The Bay Bridged announced yesterday, Burnt Palms will release their sophomore album via WWNBB. We are very happy to welcome Christina, Clara and Brian in our family and very excited to release their music. If you haven’t heard of Burnt Palms before, this is the perfect time to listen to Open My Eyes, first taste from The Girl You Knew, out May 26 on limited edition 12″ vinyl. Get ready!
The calm before the storm has never sounded so sweet and lovely. Although the lyrics of this song try in every way to warn us that is going to get worse, it’s been a while since I last listened to a three-minute so carefree and spring-inspired pop by Antony Harding. After the acoustic instrumental tracks written by candlelight and collected in “Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline ” released in 2013, this new single comes with a different and brighter sound, that falls among the most serene melodies from the Go- Betweens and the immediacy of the old Belle and Sebastian. (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm is only the first single anticipating “By The Yellow Sea”, the new album by British singer-songwriter; album which release is planned for 2015. After a long solo career presenting himself as ANT, legendary Hefner’s former drummer has decided to go back to using his own name for this new release. Recorded in Antony Harding’s native Isle of Wight, (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm counts the collaboration with Marc Maitland, Tim Charlton and Eltjo de Vries. The renewed energy in the writing is perceptible and is all enclosed in the friendly but indisputable invitation: “dust yourself down and blow your horn”! (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm is available now worldwide in digital format.
La calma prima della tempesta non è mai suonata tanto dolce e incantevole. Nonostante il testo di questa canzone cerchi di avvertirci in tutti i modi che sta per arrivare il peggio, era da tempo che non ascoltavamo tre minuti di pop così spensierato e primaverile da parte di Antony Harding. Dopo i brani strumentali scritti a lume di candela raccolti in “Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline” del 2013, questo nuovo singolo ci offre un suono differente, più vivido e brillante, tra le melodie più serene dei Go-Betweens e l’immediatezza di certi vecchi Belle and Sebastian. Ma “(This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm” è soltanto la prima anticipazione del nuovo album del cantautore britannico, “By The Yellow Sea” in arrivo l’anno prossimo. Dopo una lunga carriera solista con lo pseudonimo ANT, l’ex batterista dei leggendari Hefner ha deciso di tornare a utilizzare il proprio nome per questa nuova uscita, e in studio insieme a lui nella sua nativa Isola di Wight lo hanno accompagnato Marc Maitland, Tim Charlton e Eltjo de Vries. La rinnovata energia nella scrittura è percepibile ed è tutta racchiusa nell’invito amichevole ma indiscutibile: “dust yourself down and blow your horn”! (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm é disponibile da ora in download digitale.