Month: February, 2014

sunday’s special

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darlings

Kevin Drew and Broken Social Scene are finally back for good.
on 18th march, Darlings will be released by Arts & Craft (in canada) and City Slang (in europe).

as a starter, Kevin Drew offers us to have good sex. what a delicate attention.

sonic mood

a tribute to one of the best fragmented bands ever.

Lee Ranaldo/Steve Shelley (and the Dust)


 
Thurston Moore (and Chelsea Light Moving)


 
Kim Gordon (and Body/Head)


 
if you experience problems to view the above videos, follow the path to freedom.

Rival Consoles vs. Jon Hopkins

first cover of the category, with both fantastic Rival Consoles and Jon Hopkins.

Insides, an original track by Jon Hopkins.

Insides, revisited by Rival Consoles.

 
happy friday!

top of the top: 2013

well, you know how little prone we are to follow tendencies.
this may explain the reason why we unveil our 2013 top only today.
who cares anyway?!

best albums of the pond

QOSTA
1. … Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age

BOC
2.  Tomorrow’s Harvest, Boards of Canada

tnp
3. Field Of Reeds, These New Puritans

mc
4. MCII, Mikal Cronin

suuns
5.  Images Du Futur, Suuns

savages
6.  Silence Yourself, Savages

sigurros
7. Kveikur, Sigur Rós

best songs of the pond
1. I Appear Missing, Queens Of The Stone Age
2. Brennisteinn, Sigur Rós
3. See It My Way, Mikal Cronin
4. Gun, Scout Niblett
5. Wonder 2, My Bloody Valentine

best concerts of the pond
A Place To Bury Strangers @Lido, september
Colin Stetson @Berghain, october
Suuns @Comet Club, may
Piano Interrupted @Waldo, november
The Chap @://about blank, february

killing surprise of the pond
the prodigious mountain of amps at My Bloody Valentine’s concert

best discovery of the pond
Closer

best label of the pond
Denovali Records, for their astounding cover artworks, but especially for their sharp roster (Saffronkeira, Piano Interrupted, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Lento, Poppy Ackroyd)

most artistic cover of the pond
Amok, Atoms For Peace

best album artwork of the pond
Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age

greatest moments of the pond
bloody freezing at Denovali Swingfest Berlin and blissfully boiling at Shara Worden’s You Us We All

je-ne-sais-quoi of the pond
dancing at Thom Yorke’s dj-set in Berghain

we wouldn’t dare asking you to share your 2013 favs, but if you feel like doing so, please lie down and let’s have a pillow talk.

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust @ KEXP

this is a very short announcement. another echo from the pond, and again (again and again) our thank yous to KEXP for this fantastic session with Lee Ranaldo and The Dust. over.

god only knows (part 2)

to echo our post from last week, here’s eventually the magic link for the incredible gods meeting at the last Grammy evening, featuring Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham accompanying first NIИ with Copy Of A – who offered us a short but grand stage production – followed by QOTSA and their amazing My God Is The Sun. beware this is strong-arm and not adapted to chicks.