Micevice – Bipolars of the World Unite CPL

 

 A volte ci si ritrova a canticchiare canzoni che riemergono da anni, a volte decenni passati; memorie di perle che ci spingono alla ricerca di quel CD, proprio quel CD…quanto vorrei ascoltarlo adesso a volume altissimo! Ero sicuro fosse qui, perché non trovo mai i CD quando li cerco? Sono passati qualcosa come 17 anni dalla prima uscita di Bipolars of the World Unite CPL di Micevice e siamo onorati di riportarlo alla luce in questa versione arricchita di 2 nuovi brani e grafiche rivisitate. In gran parte concepito da Giovanni Ferrario, Bipolars of the World Unite CPL è stato registrato nello studio mobile montato in una casa di Sanico sul lago di Garda durante gli ultimi mesi del 1999, mentre Giovanni partecipava alle registrazioni dell’album Armstrong degli Scisma (come musicista e co-produttore assieme a Paolo Benvegnù). Le registrazioni sono state curate da Marco Tagliola e Marco Franzoni. Come ospiti ci sono tutti i membri degli Scisma, oltre a Davide Mahony, Paolo Milzani, Luca Gallina, Dario Pironi, Marc Huyghens, Cristina Donà (la quale ha scritto il testo e cantato ‘Fireworks’, brano comparso anche sul retro del suo singolo Goccia). Lo-fi rock’n roll, blues e psychedelia, si bilanciano in una scaletta ampliata dalle tracce The Second String, Opium&Speed (in versione live), mentre Edulcorated entra di diritto in scaletta lasciando il ruolo di ghost track. La copertina è una rivisitazione grafica della foto originale scattata da Ferrario presso i docks di Londra nel 1982. Bipolars of the World Unite CPL è da oggi nuovamente disponibile su CD jewel-case e in digitale.

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 Sometimes you find yourself humming songs from years, sometimes decades past; memories that push us to look for that CD…that CD! What I would give to hear it now super-loud! I was sure it was here, why can’t I ever find CDs when I want to listen to them? It’s been something like 17 years since the first release of Micevice‘s Bipolars of the World Unite CPL, and we are honored to bring it back to light in this enhanced version with two new songs and tweaked graphics. Mainly conceived by Giovanni Ferrario, Bipolars of the World Unite CPL was recorded in a mobile studio in a house in Sanico, on Lake Garda, during the last months of 1999, while Giovanni was also participating in the recordings of Scisma’s album Armstrong (as a musician and co-producer along with Paolo Benvegnù). The album was recorded by Marco Tagliola and Marco Franzoni. All members of Scisma participate as guests, in addition to Davide Mahony, Paul Milzani, Luca Gallina, Dario Pironi, Marc Huyghens, Cristina Donà (who wrote the lyrics and sang ‘Fireworks’, song appeared as well on the b-side of her single Goccia). Lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll, blues and psychedelia are balancing in an extended set-list (including The Second String, Opium & Speed ​​- live version). The cover is a redesign of the original photo taken in 1982 by Ferrario at the docks in London. Bipolars of the World Unite CPL is now available anew on CD jewel-case, and for digital download and streaming.

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Echopark – Ties

 “Ties is the name of this album; ties like the bonds that grow between people.” With these simple words Antonio Elia Forte (aka Echopark) introduces his sophomore album following his 2013’s beautiful debut Trees. Ties that tighten and then loosen up like the distance between me and you: all the song in this record are filled with the duality between closeness and distance as for two conflicting lovers (End) or that between planets (Watching the Planets Colliding). Distances that love can cover in a moment (Oceans) or un-fillable like our silences (When the Night Comes). Echopark’s vibe through this album seems to reflect these opposing forces: the quest for warmth and contact on one side, while building walls of sounds within which one can isolate from the outside world, on the other side. Translated in music, synths over synths defining the measures, facing guitars that create incredibly carrying psychedelic moments (Space Dog). In Ties there’s an idea of music in which rock and groove inextricably blend together, as taught by masters such as TV On The Radio, Tame Impala, or Notwist; but there’s also a reflection of a more secluded and introverted songwriting reminding some Andy Shauf, Aqueduct, or the latest Apples in Stereo. Ties was recorded and produced together with Matilde Davoli (Studiodavoli, Girl With The Gun) at Sudestudio in Lecce, Italy. Percussions are by Andrea Rizzo.

Ties is out now on a limited edition 12″ pressed on royal blue vinyl,  and digitally via your favorite streaming or download service.

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 “Questo disco si chiama Ties, come i nodi che si creano tra le persone”: Antonio Elia Forte, in arte Echopark, sceglie queste semplici parole per presentare il suo nuovo lavoro. Nodi che si stringono e si sciolgono, lo spazio tra te e me: le canzoni di questo disco sembrano essere piene di distanze e connessioni, da quelle tra due amanti in conflitto, come nel singolo End, fino a quelle tra stelle e pianeti (Watching The Planets Colliding). Distanze che l’amore fa coprire in un lampo (Oceans) e distanze incolmabili come i nostri silenzi (When The Night Comes). La musica di Echopark in questo disco sembra riflettere e raccogliere queste due spinte: da un lato a cercare calore e contatto, dall’altro a edificare muri di suono dentro cui isolarsi. Da un lato, strati di synth, a volte sporchi e ruvidi, ritmi quadrati, dall’altro chitarre acustiche ed elettriche (“in questi anni c’è necessità di chitarre”), fino a sfiorare la psichedelia (Space Dog). Dentro Ties c’è un’idea forte di musica in cui rock e groove sono indissolubilmente mescolati, secondo la lezione di nomi come TV On The Radio, Tame Impala, o anche certi Notwist, ma tra le cui pieghe traspare anche un cantautorato più appartato e introverso, i cui riferimenti potrebbero essere Andy Shauf, Aqueduct o gli ultimi Apples In Stereo. Echopark è nato in Puglia ma da alcuni anni vive a Londra. Ties è il suo secondo album (dopo Trees del 2013), ed è stato registrato e prodotto insieme a Matilde Davoli (Studiodavoli, Girl With The Gun) al Sudestudio. Le percussioni sono di Andrea Rizzo.

Ties è disponibile in edizione limitata 12″ stampato su vinile royal blue, e via download e streaming attraverso tutte le piattaforme.

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Halfalib first single and vinyl pre-order

Halfalib is somewhat a mysterious presence who is unveiling little by little his musical existence. So far we know they’ll be at SXSW 2017 in Austin next March, and we can hear the band’s first single Arythmie Du Soleil, “a perfectly mellow single” described by For the Rabbits as “light jazzy percussion, unnerving electronics and warm, woozy saxophones [that] seem to wash in and out of earshot, as the vocal and the omnipresent piano, pick out a wistful melody. There’s a touch of Lionlimb or Chris Cohen in this articulate take on beautiful hazy-pop music.” We heard that the debut album, Malamocco, will be out on February 24th, and now we know as well that the record will be released on a very limited edition of 100 copies pressed on milky clear transparent vinyl! And guess what? Those 100 copies are now available for pre-order from our European and US bandcamp stores. I foresee a sell-out in 5…4…

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Soda Fountain Rag – The Lost Levels

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 There was a time of handmade music fanzine that came with a pin and a compilation on a cd-r in limited numbers, immediately disappeared with the first lucky ones to get to the show. And then music blogs of which the latest post dates back to the MySpace era and usually counted more authors than readers. Record labels that lasted the time of a love story. Indie-pop as a genre has a predilection for what’s ephemeral and fleeting, and Soda Fountain Rag throughout her whole career has been the essence of Indie-Pop from the first to the last note of her countless songs. Active since the beginning of the century, the Norwegian songwriter has published 4 full lengths and an unknown number of EP, singles and cd-r everywhere around the globe: Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, are just few of the cult label that released her music, without taking into account all the free downloads spread around the internet. Now just before releasing her new EP (scheduled for the beginning of 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl has decided to bring together all the songs that went “lost” in a chronologically organized album that goes from 2006 to 2013. Lo-fi is Soda’s philosophy, with the toy keyboards, her candid voice and the most immediate and happy melodies you can dream about, floating between Rough Bunnies and Moldy Peaches, as they are supposed to be. The Lost Levels is now available for digital download and streaming through all digital distributors and our Bandcamps linked below. Soda will unveil and talk about all the songs one by one as the most desirable advent-calendar from her facebook page.

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 Vecchie fanzine fatte a mano, poche decine di fotocopie che trovavi a qualche concerto, in regalo una spilletta e una compilation, subito sparite nel nulla. Blog musicali che contavano più autori che lettori, il cui ultimo post risale all’epoca di MySpace. Etichette discografiche nate in qualche cameretta e durate il tempo di una storia d’amore. L’indiepop sembra avere da sempre una speciale predilezione per l’effimero e il fugace, e Soda Fountain Rag, lungo tutta la sua carriera, ha incarnato l’indiepop dalla prima all’ultima nota delle sue innumerevoli canzoni. Attiva dalla metà degli Anni Duemila, la cantautrice norvegese ha pubblicato quattro album, e soprattutto una quantità di EP, singoli e cd-r da una parte all’altra dell’Oceano. Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, sono solo alcune delle storiche label su cui è apparsa la sua musica, senza contare i free download disseminati ai quattro angoli di internet. Ora, alla vigilia della pubblicazione del suo prossimo EP (prevista per l’inizio del 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl ha deciso di fare un po’ di ordine e riunire le sue canzoni “perdute” in un’antologia ordinata cronologicamente dal 2006 al 2013. Il lo-fi pop che è il suo marchio di fabbrica, le sue tastiere giocattolo, la sua voce candida e le melodie più felici e immediate che si possano sognare, sospese tra Rough Bunnies e Moldy Peaches, erano già tutte qui.  The Lost Levels è disponibile via download digitale e streaming attraverso tutti i distributori e dalle nostre pagine Bandcamp linkate qui sotto. Soda racconterà traccia per traccia tutte le canzoni di The Lost Levels come un dolcissimo calendario dell’avvento dalla sua pagina di facebook a partire da oggi

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DIZZYRIDE introduces debut album with “Soundtrack”

Brooklyn has been already for a few years the home for the duo Kiefl – Donà, names that you might recognize for their solo projects: Horrible Present for the Venetian crooner, and the homonymous Zoë Kiefl for the Canadian’s angelic voice. Together they are Dizzyride, and after a few songs and EPs they finally announced the release of their debut full length, due out on January 20th, 2017. Soundtrack is the first single previewing the self-titled album that includes as well a number of collaborations (Mary Lattimore and Kyle forester to mention a few). Press play, replay.

OUT NOW: Dizzyride – Lend Me Your Ears

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Lend Me Your Ears EP is an ensemble of b-sides, bonus tracks and outtakes from Dizzyride’s forthcoming, first full-length album (out January 2017 on WWNBB).
The EP began forming during a summer tour, while Donà and Kiefl composed with instruments they came across. Tapes and iPhone Voice Memos brought the material back to New York where the duo currently lives and where the songs were completed. Now lend out your ears, get loose and enjoy Dizzyride’s psychedelic touch.

Streaming and freedownload on out bandcamp’s pages:

https://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-080-lend-me-your-ears

https://wewereneverbeingboring.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-080-lend-me-your-ears

Dizzyride 2016

Dizzyride 2016

WEIRD BLACK new tracks in free download

Weird Black are taking the opportunity given by the Rome Psych Fest (where they will play on May 14th) to share 2 unreleased songs. Objects In Dreams Are Weirder Than They Appear is the title of this work available for free download on soundcloud, and as the bands puts it “this 2-Tracks-Bootleg was recorded as what remains of ‘Hy Brazil’ psy and lo-fi experience.” The band’s debut album, Hy Brazil, came out earlier this year and we are still playing it loud!

SODA FOUNTAIN RAG – EXTRA LIFE

Norway’s Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl is known to most as Soda Fountain Rag, and we are happy to announce that she is back with a beautifully catchy and yet touching album titled Extra Life, out this April via WWNBB. Ragnhild’s newest work (the first since Reel Around Me) was partly written in Bergen and in part scrapped while on tour during the last five years, then recorded by Alessandro Paderno and Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) at Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in October 2015/ January 2016. Extra Life is a collection of stills from Ragnhild’s life, ranging from the highest high to the lowest low. Exrta Life comes in a beautiful artwork by Silja Haddal Mork, and you can order now this very limited edition (only 100 copies!) on 12″ vinyl or digital download, directly from our stores.

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 Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl e’meglio conosciuta come Soda Fountain Rag,e siamo contenti di annunciare il suo ritorno con un bellissimo album, caratterizzato da melodie pop e da canzoni molto personali, intitolato Extra Life e uscito per WWNBB il 29 Aprile.  Il nuovo lavoro di Ragnhild (il primo dopo Reel Around Me) e’stato registrato in parte a Bergen e in parte in giro per l’ Europa negli ultimi cinque anni, successivamente registrato da Alessandro Paderno e Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) al Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in due sessioni, Ottobre 2015 e Gennaio  2016.
Extra Life e’ una raccolta di fotogrammi della vita di Ragnhild, dai picchi piu’ alti a quelli piu’ bassi.
Extra Life e’ stato stampato in una edizione limitatissima di 100 copie in vinile 12″ la cui copertina e’ stata disegnata da Silja Haddal Mork.

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Soda Fountain Rag, new album & summer gigs

 WWNBB#079 - Extra Life by Soda Fountain Rag

WWNBB#079 – Extra Life
by Soda Fountain Rag

Norway’s Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl is known to most as Soda Fountain Rag, and we are happy to announce that she is back with a beautifully catchy and yet touching album titled Extra Life, out this April via WWNBB. Ragnhild’s newest work (the first since Reel Around Me) was partly written in Bergen and in part scrapped while on tour during the last five years, then recorded by Alessandro Paderno and Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) at Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in 2015/2016. Extra Life is a collection of stills from Ragnhild’s life, ranging from the highest high to the lowest low. Exrta Life comes in a beautiful artwork by Silja Haddal Mork, and you can preorder now this very limited edition (only 100 copies!) on 12″ vinyl or digital download, directly from our stores.

Here’s a new song… more soon!

PRE-ORDERS ARE HERE!

[EU SHOP] https://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-079-extra-life

[US SHOP] https://wewereneverbeingboring.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-079-extra-life

Soda Fountain Rag will play a few shows in Europe, check out the dates and stay tuned for more!

28.04.16 Bologna @ Zoo [ITA]
29.04.16 Vittorio Veneto @ Spazio Mavv [ITA]
01.05.16 DIY POPFEST – London @ Shacklewell Arms [UK]
09/10.07.16 Indiefjord 2016 – Bjørke [Norway]
29/31.07.16 Ripley @ Indietracks Festival [UK]