Brothers in Law – Hard Times for Dreamers

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Un disco lo puoi presentare come una tappa di una biografia, parlando di chi lo ha scritto e registrato. Per esempio, i Brothers In Law sono un gruppo nato a Pesaro nel 2011, hanno pubblicato un paio di EP eccetera.
Oppure, di un disco puoi descrivere i suoni, i rimandi, le influenze. Per esempio, nei Brothers In Law rivivono le chitarre frementi e i riverberi elettrici di certo post-punk inglese Anni Ottanta, più quella sensibilità indiepop che è stata in seguito tramandata e filtrata da etichette contemporanee come la Captured Tracks, giusto per citarne una. Si dovrebbero a questo punto elencare alcuni altri nomi più o meno noti, modelli riconosciuti e via di seguito.
Ma il fatto è che a volte muoversi così non basta. A volte, semplicemente ascoltando il fluire di alcune canzoni, ti accorgi che un disco è anche qualcosa di diverso. Qualcosa di molto più forte, e forse di più semplice. Hard Times For Dreamers è uno di quei dischi che custodisce una somma superiore alla somma delle sue parti. In maniera del tutto naturale, istintiva, i Brothers In Law scavalcano la sterilità di un comunicato stampa o di altre parole, si impadroniscono della musica e diventano i propri eroi musicali dell’adolescenza. Hard Times For Dreamers, con i suoi testi che parlano di cose normali come la periferia, l’innamorarsi e le disillusioni, racconta anche la storia di una band che questi “tempi duri” li attraversa, li piega e va a prendersi i sogni che da sempre ha dentro.

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An album can be presented as a passage from a biography, talking about who wrote and recorded it. Brothers In Law, for example, is a band from Pesaro, active since 2011, who has released a couple of EPs. And so on. Or, when discussing an album, you can describe the sounds, the references, the influences. For example, in Brothers In Law’s new album, vivid guitars and electric reverbrs revive certain British post-punk from the eighties, in addition to that indiepop feeling that was later passed down and filtered by labels like Captured Tracks. You should now list some other label and band names more or less known, recognized models and so on.
But the fact is that sometimes it is not enough to talk this way about a new release. Sometimes, simply listening to the flow of some songs, you realize that an album is also something different. Something much stronger, and perhaps simpler. Hard Times For Dreamers is one of those albums that keeps a sum greater than the collection of its parts. In a very natural and instinctive way, Brothers In Law override the sterility of a press release, take control of the sound and become their own musical heroes. Hard Times For Dreamers, with lyrics that discuss normal things like the suburbs, falling in love, and disappointments, also tells the story of a band that goes through these “hard times”, folds them, and goes straight for the dreams they have always had inside.

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Be Forest & Japandroids again

Be Forest are going to hit the road again together with amazing Japandroids. Spain, Switzerland and Italy, your last chances to see Be Forest on stage for a while:

12.10.12 MADRID @ El Sol | Spain *
13.10.12 BARCELONA @ Sala Apolo | Spain *
15.10.12 WINTERTHUR @ Salzhaus | Switzerland *
16.10.12 ST. GALLEN @ Grabenhalle | Switzerland *
18.10.12 ROME @ Lanificio 159 | Italy *
19.10.12 BOLOGNA @ Covo | Italy *
20.10.12 PADOVA @ Loop | Italy *

*w/ Japandroids

This is the beautiful poster for their Barcelona’ show:

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Finally cold. in 12″ vinyl

Be Forest | I.O. from Less Tv on Vimeo.

Finally! the long awaited,  critically acclaimed, limited edition vinyl release of .cold is is up for pre-order. Around 400 in print, the vinyl version has been re-mastered (Bluefemme Studio) and co-released with BloodRock rec. Heavy vinyl in heavy jackets, it comes with instant mp3 download link.

  • limited edition transparent green vinyl, the run is around 100 units, so we’re sure they’ll go fast, the preorder price is € 18,00 (free shipping in Italy) and then € 22,00.
  • limited edition black vinyl, around 300 copies, the preorder price is € 15,00 (free shipping in Italy) and then € 18,00.

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The album comes with terrific artwork by long time collaborator CakebyCake. Check out the preview below:

Be Forets has released a new video for “I.O.”, directed by Pietro Borzì, the track is taken from the digital single Hanged Man and is also included in the vinyl tracklist:

SIDE A
1. 1- NTR 1.32
2- Wild Brain 3.10
3- Buck & Crow 3.25
4. Florence 4.02
5- Dust 4.31
6- Thrill 3.29

SIDE B
7- Blind Boy 4.10
8- Your Specters 3.02
9- Screaming Prayers 3.24
10- I.O. 2.03

Out on August 06th! The vinyls will be shipped after the release date.

OUT NOW! Brothers in Law – Gray Days


I Brothers in Law nella vita reale sono due talentuosi “cognati”.
Nicola (Be Forest) e Jack si sono incontrati nel salotto delle sorelle Delle Rose mentre aspettavano le rispettive stupende ragazze.
Quella notte, dopo una deliziosa cena sul mare di Pesaro, riaccompagnarono a casa le due fanciulle e la mattina seguente al loro posto caricarono in macchina due chitarre. Era un giorno di vento e sole d’inverno, uno di quei giorni che sai saranno importanti. Accesero l’autoradio e il vecchio nastrone che non smetteva mai di girare aveva Vaselines, Breeders, Pastels, Sonic Youth, Bikini Kill sul lato A e Wavves, Jay Reatard, Kills, A Classic Education e un demo della Captured Tracks sul lato B.
Passarono la giornata in sala prove sommersi dai beat di una vecchia drum machine, sulla via del ritorno si fermarono in un club dove il loro amico Andrea metteva i dischi. Quella sera Andrea suonò le stesse canzoni sentite alla radio. Per un attimo pensarono fosse una cosa incredibile, ma venne poi naturale chiedergli di prendere in mano le bacchette ed entrare nella famiglia.
Erano nati i Brothers In Law.

Recorded and mixed by Alessandro Gobbi
Vinyl mastering by Marco Franzoni at Bluefemme Studio (www.bluefemme.it)
Digital mastering by Alessandro Gobbi

 

Brothers in Law are two real talented “brothers in law”.
Nicola (Be Forest) and Jack met each other in Delle Rose’s living room waiting for their beautiful girlfriends.
That night they took the two sisters home after a lovely dinner by the sea in Pesaro. The following morning they took out two guitars instead. It was a windy, winter, sunny day. They both realized it was an important one.
They turned on the car radio and an MC compilation started playing The Vaselines, The Breeders, The Pastels, Sonic Youth, Bikini Kill on the A side and Wavves, Jay Reatard, Kills, A Classic Education and some samples from Captured Tracks on the B side.
They spent the day in the studio and on the way back they stopped by a club where their mate Andrea was DJing. Andrea was playing the same tunes they just played on the car radio. “Unbelievable” they reckoned.
Andrea pulled out his drum sticks. Brothers In Law was born

Recorded and mixed by Alessandro Gobbi
Vinyl mastering by Marco Franzoni at Bluefemme Studio (www.bluefemme.it)
Digital mastering by Alessandro Gobbi

Be Forest – Hanged Man – New single!

We have been counting down the days to the release of Be Forest‘s new single “Hanged Man”. Now the house is quiet. The walls captured every shadow. The masks are silent but the pictures whisper. Little old clock never in time. The time has come!
WWNBB is glad to invite you to the video premiere for “Hanged Man” at the 405 blog. Come, it will be amazing. You can also stream both the tracks featured on the single over The 405’s soundcloud.
Bring the ropes.

Watch Be Forest’s “Hanged Man” video now at the405!
Download the single here!

Catch them live here:
01.03.12 Milano – NO FUN @ Sagrestia w/Trésors
02.03.12 Brescia @ Lio Bar w/Trésors
03.03.12 Torino @ Astoria
07.03.12 Baden @ Merkker | CH
09.03.12 Yverdon-les-Bains @ Amalgame | CH
10.03.12 Chioggia (VE) @ ChioggiaLab
23.03.12 Cosenza @ Always Never Again
24.03.12 TBA
29.03.12 Milano KISS THIS! @ Magnolia w/WU LYF
30.03.12 Benevento @ Morgana
06.04.12 Napoli @ Cellar Theory w/ Brothers in Law
07.04.12 Potenza Picena (MC) @ Groove
19.04.12 Bari @ Tatì
20.04.11 Campagna (SA) @ Zena
21.04.12 The Grim Club @ Cesa in Valdichina (AR)
24.04.12 Trieste @ Tetris
26.04.12 Latina @ Circolo Hemingway
27.04.12 Foligno @ Serendipity club w/ Welcome Back Sailors
28.04.12 Genova @ Milk Club
30.04.12 Studio 2 @ Vigonovo (VE)
11.05.12 Ivrea @ TBA
21.07.12 Chiaverano (To) @ Anightlikethis Festival

and here’s the official poster for their upcoming spring tour!

Brothers in Law – Gray Days

brothers in law

band: Brothers in Law
format: 7″ vinyl (package includes download code)

title: Gray Days

pre-order date: Jan 23rd
release date: Feb 13rd
tracklist:

lato A / 01-Holy Weekend 02-Sharp Leaves
lato B / 03-Ode to Love

We Were Never Being Boring is teaming up with CFrecords and MattaLab to release the amazing Brothers In Law debut, it comes in a limited edition of 250 copies!

Wasted Youth – Young Wrists

I WANT YOU TO DISAPPEAR

bonus track: I want you to disappear (.mp3 3,3MB)
press release: ITA / ENG

L’invenzione dei giovani, un bel saggio del giornalista britannico Jon Savage, traccia una storia dell’idea di giovinezza. Comincia dalla visione ancora romantica di fine Ottocento e culmina con l’affermarsi del modello consumista di teenager, negli Anni Quaranta. La domanda che rimane dopo l’ultima pagina del libro è: che cosa ne è stato dei sogni e degli eroi, di tutto quel vorticoso lanciarsi, stringere mani e sfiorare occhi?

“I am not shivering down to the bones / like I used to”, cantano gli Young Wrists, band nata a Pesaro da Letizia (già nota con suo progetto solista Marie Antoinette) e Alberto (dei General Decay). Il suono delle loro canzoni racconta che l’adolescenza è destinata a combattere: è il momento in cui ti accorgi che niente è per sempre, e che d’altra parte va comunque conquistato.

Ci sono le chitarre rumorose e abrasive del C86, dei Jesus and Mary Chain, dei Vaselines, dei Beat Happening, dei Pastels. Ci sono i riverberi lunghi, la bassa fedeltà e i colori notturni di nomi più vicini, come Dum Dum Girls, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts e Vivian Girls. C’è quella maniera, decisamente Smithsiana, di ostentare un distacco elegante. Ci sono quelle strofe che ti fanno crollare sulle ginocchia (“Now that I’ve begged everyone for little fucking love / it was to save my wasted youth”).

Ci sono loro, Young Wrists, “polsi giovani” e preziosi, uno degli esordi più sorprendenti ed emozionanti di quest’anno.

“Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture”, a beautiful essay by the British journalist Jon Savage, outlines the history of the idea of youth. It starts from the still romantic vision in the late nineteenth century and reaches its climax with the rise of the consumerist model of teenagers, in the forties. The question that remains after the last page of the book is: What has became of the dreams and heroes, with all that swirling hurl, hand shakes and touch-eyes?

I am not shivering down to the bones / like I used to, sing the Young Wrists, a band formed in Pesaro by Letizia (formerly known by her solo project, Marie Antoinette) and Alberto (General Decay). The sound of their songs recall that adolescence is intended to fight: it’s the moment when you realize that nothing is forever, and on the other hand you have to conquer it anyway.
You can find loud and abrasive guitars of the C86, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Vaselines, Beat Happening, the Pastels. You can find the long reverbs, low fidelity and the color of names that we can consider closer, such as Dum Dum Girls, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls. You can find that way, definitely Smiths’ inspired, to flaunt a elegant detachment. You can find those verses that make you crawl on your knees (“Now That I’ve begged everyone for little fucking love / it was to save my wasted youth “).

You can find them, the Young Wrists, “wrists young and precious”, one of the most surprising and exciting debuts this year.

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I’ll be there


Proseguono i festeggiamenti per il primo compleanno del We Were Never Being Boring collective e oggi siamo super felici di presentarvi I’ll Be There, singolo di debutto in free download per Welcome Back Sailors, duo reggiano che in appena tre canzoni saprà trasportarvi dalla Bassa alle Baleari. Bedroom synth pop con una finestra ben spalancata verso un cielo terso: i ritmi sono flessuosi come le onde calme del pomeriggio e le melodie scintillano come il sole tra le foglie. Canzoni che lasciano scorrere la sabbia tra le mani, riverberi senza fretta, just chillin’.

We keep celebrating We Were Never Being Boring collective’s first birthday and today we are super happy to present you I’ll Be There, the free download debut single by Welcome Back Sailors, a duo from Reggio Emilia who will transport you from the Bassa to the Balearic Islands in just three songs. Bedroom synth-pop with a window wide open to a clear blue sky: their beats flex like the calm waves of the afternoon and the melodies shine like the sun through the leaves. The songs slip by like the sand between your hands, reverbs without haste, just chillin’.

welcome back sailors – I ll be there by wwnbbcollective