Moosic, moosic, moosic It's Friday morning and the sun is shining in Cork. IN CORK!... Simply click play below to begin today's playlist. - For past playlists see here . Follow The G-Man on: Facebook -- Twitter -- Pinterest -- [...]
As you’ll discover as this song progresses words become entirely unnecessary, or at least it becomes unnecessary to understand what they are, when the sentiment is so clearly evident. There’s a slow build through a bank of fog until a zoomed up expose of a damaged aorta delivers the punchline that the title had indicated was always going to happen. How the Stockholm duo of Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck convey such emotion by stealth is their gift, how this song just passes you by but leave an indelible mark is their legacy. KD [...]
There are few, or rather next to no festivals worth slogging on through in solitude, in the very same way that the number of genuinely exciting aestival sludgefests is in a terminal state of constant decline. It was therefore quite saddening to hear news of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual I'll Be Your Mirror offshoot this year readying itself for hibernation and a year away from the as I say increasingly exhausting circuit. For last year I experienced it alone, and indeed subsequently experienced one of the most memorable weekends of my teeny, weeny, and [...]
Facebook I don't know what you've got planned this weekend - me, I'm going to go buy a curtain rod - but if you think you'll require a ray of musical sunshine to brighten up the proceedings or, conversely, need a soundtrack to an itinerary full up to the gills with fun, you could do far worse than to fire up the advance stream of Shugo Tokumaru's new record In Focus? , available to stream now at Under The Radar . It's the Japanese [...]
"Gitmek” sadece bir eylemdir . "Unutmak” ise kocaman bir devrim! N.H. Mutual Benefit – The Dream I Break Horses – Hearts
Amanda Marsalis Cognizant, perhaps, of the fact that Other Worlds , her third album as Taken By Trees , comes out the exact same day that her North American tour supporting both it and Jens Lekman begins - that'd be next Tuesday, October 2 - Victoria Bergsman has thoughtfully made the album available to stream in its entirety; you can hear it over at Prefix . It's a record that keeps the wanderlust feel of its predecessor, East Of Eden , as filtered through [...]
Frank Yang Cambridge, England quartet Alt-J couldn't have known how prescient they were when they named their debut album An Awesome Wave , as that's pretty much what they've been riding through 2012. Released across the pond in May, it only came out over here officially this past Tuesday - timed to coincide with their inaugural North American tour - but in the interim that wave of buzz had quite definitively crossed the Atlantic, ensuring that arrived on these shores more like heroes than an act with something to [...]
"Hearts" by I Break Horses , from a session at Room 205. In their second instalment the Swedish band "conjure an ebullient sea of shimmering synths and insistent beats in this exceptionally intimate live performance".
Watch “Hearts”, taken from the second installment of I Break Horses ’ Incase/Room 205 video series.
Kristen Lidell Many adjectives can and have been used to describe the songwriting of Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman - wry, witty, classic, charming, hilarious, to list but a very few - but "personal" is not necessarily one of the first you'd use. He's a masterful storyteller in song, and no doubt the seeds of many of his songs come from his own life experiences or observations, but in crafting his perfect little narratives he's usually able to distance himself from them, always a character whether he's operating in the third person or the first. This isn't [...]
Another belt notch for the folks over at Incase/Room 205. They create stunning visual live snapshots from some of the best and most progressive pop bands, and the mood they create always fits the music perfectly. Here’s I Break Horses laying down a slightly altered version of album track “Wired”. Stay tuned for the remaining two live clips in the coming weeks.
I always love the quality that the folks over at Incase (Room 205) put out. They do it again here with a nice visual performance of the Swedish group I Break Horses song 'Wired'. 'Wired' is taken from the bands 2011 solid debut album Hearts which flew a little under the radar.
Man I have to be the luckiest guy around to have Ryan Radler sending me a mixtape one week and Steph Lund another the very next. I mean, I hear mixtapes all the time, but not once in my online scavenger hunts have I run into such unique tastes and diverse quality. Cheers to the to the best, most eclectic and tasteful, mixtapes in the game. Every time I hear the the latest installment of LMDM it's my new favorite. Steph gets better every time so that makes sense, but Aout 2012 is something special. From top to bottom [...]
Frank Yang For a band for whom a large part of their appeal is being unknowable and otherworldly, there's been a high degree of predictability with Sigur Ros , at least when it comes to their Toronto shows. For over a decade, they've come through town in support of each record for an exquisite show at Massey Hall that would send 2700 or so of their fans dazed into the night. For the last time they set up anywhere besides the Grand Old Lady of Shuter Street, you'd have to go back to May 2001 [...]
Synaesthesia suffering, London based, Bulgarian trio Drop Out Venus yesterday put up a re-written version of Smog's I Break Horses . I was initially sceptical, was this 're-writing' merely an excuse to be uncreative? Fortunately not. Iva Moskovich turned Bill Callaghan (of Smog)'s tale of a man's chauvinistic behaviour on it's head and takes it down a much darker road, suitably calling it I Kill Foxes. Callaghan's [...]
Off the back of "Morning Star", Deptfoth trio Drop Out Venus have announced an upcoming 7" single release which will feature latest track, "I Kill Foxes". continue reading >>
Frank Yang The arc around The xx's 2009 debut xx was a narratively perfect one, rich with mystery, sex, and drama as the London trio vaulted from obscurity to Mercury and, most prestigiously, a place on my year-end list . And perhaps most crucially for a perfect story, they ended. Or at least went away for a while. Real life differs from stories, however, in that it generally doesn't let you just ride off into the sunset, and so after some deserved downtime [...]
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Do you know what these five songs have in common -- besides the state of being awesome? (Answer below, after the videos...) "All the Rowboats" Regina Spektor "Vulture" She Keeps Bees "Pulse" I Break Horses "Apparitions" The Raveonettes "These Tears (Est8 Piano Mix)" Spiritchaser [...]
After a sweltering week and 4th of July night, we all need something to cool off with and just chill out to. You have to think about cold to feel cold, right? Maybe? I Break Horses released this track late last summer, and appropriately so. It's a song that's lyrically cold, but has a melody and production drenched in a summer heat-wave. The crescendo of the synths and the steady drum beat with a soaring guitar in the back contrast Maria Lindén's warning to her lover that even a cold heart bleeds. Kind of depressing for this [...]