HAVANA — Just before noon outside Ernest Hemingway’s Havana estate, a metallic screech cut through the chirping of tropical birds and the sound of a live band entertaining tourists. An American worker pulled open one door of a 12-metre shipping container. A Cuban worker pulled open the other. Out spilled treasure: box after box of…
Oh, man, this is a real person, apparently. I have found this year’s summer hit.
The next time someone bothers me to do something I find offensive, this will be my stock answer: “Hell naw, to the naw naw naw!”
How to approach Bo Hansson’s Lord of the Rings? Having played it so often over many decades, the chances of this reviewer listening dispassionately are about the same as Gollum opening a secondhand jewellery store. It must be said that not everyone likes the Swedish keyboard player’s album. In its early days, MOJO: The Music Magazine […]
New releases from our friends at Silber Records:
Hope all is going well with you. As mentioned last time the increased feeling of financial stability (if not actual stability) has created a dramatic increase in productivity here at Silber. The new releases from a couple weeks ago (Chvad SB, Yellow6, & Anda Volley) seem to be getting some attention & that makes it feel like the label is thriving instead of declining. The weather is hot & the days are long, but things seem good & promising & the future seems unstoppable.
M is We is back with us for an entry in the 5in5 series. Post punk & proto goth somewhere between Christian Death, The Germs, & Cabaret Voltaire. Good stuff & only 5 minutes to check out.
Buy or listen on Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com/miswe/feelslikefivedays.shtml
Buy or listen on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/feels-like-five-days
Listen on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/6SkL1A9fzdycePg0H6FHNk
Bronze Eye & LD Beghtol collaborated for a 5 minute EP of experimental pop music. I’m pretty stoked about this EP because the two of them got together because of LD’s 5in5 last year. Helping artists discover each other & work together has been a goal of Silber from the start, so this is awesome for us.
Buy or listen on Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com/5in5/beld-adventure.shtml
Buy or listen on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/adventures-in-love-and-culture-onceability
Listen on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/4yKIDimUAPOAT1YCEdBlqM
Lycia offered up a special with us. First 50 people to order a physical copy of any of the Lycia or Lycia related releases (Mike VanPortfleet, Tara VanFlower, Black Happy Day) through Silber will get a free download code for the new Lycia album A Line That Connects.
The new QRD is out in time for Fathers’ Day with a half dozen more installments in our artistic dad interview series (Tanner Garza, JB Sapienza, Jason Handelsman, Jon Madof, Josh Doughty, Loïc Josinski) plus more installments in our guitarist (Casey Harvey (Thrushes), Gabriel Douglas (The 4onthefloor)), touring musician (Nathan Amundson (Rivulets), Aaron Snow (Landing)), & cartoonist (Jeff McClelland, Peter Kuper, Josh Howard) interview series. Please help spread the word if you can.
New Releases coming soon from Dyr Faser, Cloaca, Azalia Snail, Ms, Koyl, Fullness Off Lack, Jon Dawson, Moodring, Hotel Hotel, Lum, Electric Bird Noise, & more in the coming weeks. Thanks for your interest & support & if you want to be taken off the mailing list just let me know.
Brian John Mitchell
Germany’s Fake Plastic Heads have a new, jagged speaker-wrecker of a track for your enjoyment. Pure digital bliss!
Dither Craf are a new name for me. This is pure, cold, rather brutish experimental music which reminds me of the stuff I used to collect in the 1980s. I’m amazed that I missed out on his work.
Wonderful news for dark ambient fans! Romania’s own Thy Veils have released a new single, pointing them into a different, somewhat tribal and pulse-filled direction. I look forward to hearing more!
Never did anyone think that The Monkees would actually get back together, but with an album full of amazing pop songs, including this one written by Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher, they have come back with full force. It’s far better than anything the surviving Beatles, Stones or anyone from that era has done in decades.
Many thanks to my friends at Indies Scope, perhaps the best indie label in the Czech Republic. I’m proud to support their roster of bands who continue to impress, like Jarda Svoboda, who was best known as the frontman of the bands Otcovy děti and Traband.