Remember that saucy little music video with naked girls in censor strips ? Well, this week's Fresh from the Post artist would be the guilty party behind that. Bark Bark Disco are Morris Woodcock, Charlotte and Antonio, three friends that form this little musical group, whose origins are split between Berlin and Malta. They produce their own unique brand of music which they dub as 'bedroom pop'. Today, they take a crack at this week's Fresh from the Post questions, as well as share a couple of songs to us from their newly released [...]
Ahh, hipster hate - the true landmark of hipster-ism. Personally, I don't really get that whole thing about hating on sub-cultures of cultures...or whatever you might call it. Also, as a self ascribed self-facilitating media node, I withhold judgement only until after Dan Ashcroft writes about it in Sugar Ape. Forgive me, it's a Monday. Here now is your recap - "You aren't allowed to say that you're better. You aren't allowed to say that cos you're the hipster type" [...]
To long-time visitors of the site, you might remember the robot that hovers over the left side of the page when you visit. I've actually contemplated on putting it on a shirt or something, since Paolo is always proud of seeing it shown ( since it looks oh-so-edgy with it's robot thrusters ). So, I thought I'd submit it to good ol' Threadless and see how it fares. If you guys want to show the appreciation and love (I'm sure Paolo will be thrilled), please drop by Threadless to score his design. If anyone's [...]
I know, this post isn't at all indie - it going to be more retro than indie. But then, in my defense - it's the sort of music that most you guys reading haven't heard of, since these songs came from an era where you were still a twinkle in your parent's eyes. I blame it all on the John Hughes tribute at the Oscars on Sunday, as well as JJ's Spandau Ballet serenade on Skins last Thursday. It gave me this really big urge to post an eighties themed List Addicts Fridays. The scariest part [...]
If there's one thing that I like about covers is that when it totally reinvents the original. Like when Steven Tyler reinvented himself to become Janice Dickinson...oh, wait, they're not the same person? Nevertheless, if you loved Pomplamoose 's cover of I Don't Want to Miss A Thing , you can head on over to their YouTube channel because they've got tons more of those nifty covers as well as great originals for your listening pleasure :)
In an effort to break the 90's flashback theme going in the past few posts, our Fresh from the Post artist swings us back to the present....an 80's themed present that is. The Venus Stare is Anthoni "Toni" Lone, Edward Clipse, Angela Maze and Linda Ipgloss - four friends admittedly obsessed with 1980s powerballads and outrageous 80's fashion. The video above is their freshly released music video for their time-warp generating single Close To You - which the band debuts today on The Indie Music Database. We had a quick chat [...]
If someone can guess how that screencap is related to one of the songs in my lyric of the day recap, you win a free pass to the viewing of the green glowy fluid that came out of my guts this morning..and a couple of neat songs in this post. You might want to hurry up on this offer though, before my gut fludge radiation levels go up to 'unsafe for human contact'. Here's the recap... "I hate [...]
I love the 90's! What's not to like, the Philippine Peso was 25 to a dollar. We witnessed the return of the Adidas Samba and Gazelle for your daily footwear needs. There's various states of curious experimentation, but that of course is another story. Best of all, I loved the variety of music that came out back then. Different genres were coming out from all corners of the globe. Europe had their britpop, shoegaze, twee-tinged music. The US had their Soundtrack Music (Singles OST, Reality Bites OST, Empire Records OST, Mallrats [...]
The Video of the Week comes from a duo that originates from the island of Malta & the city of Berlin. It's a music video for a song that's enhanced by strategically placing lyrics over the naked bodies of women in the classic porn film ' Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School ' . Here's a Song for the Lovers by Bark Bark Disco . ( tip: For maximum viewing pleasure, wait for the keyboard solo ).
For today's Fresh from the Post, we go with some folksy guitar pop with Saul Ste. Marie, Ontario's Kalle Mattson . The group started out in 2007 with singer-songwriter Kalle Wainio, and grew to a full band with the addition of Rory Lewis, Théan Slabbert and Jimmie Chiverelli, releasing two albums- 2008's Telescope EP and 2009's full length album Whisper Bee . A group on the rise, Kalle Mattson has been recently nominated at this year's Northern Ontario Music Awards . They're also slotted to perform at the upcoming Canadian Music Week [...]
I think weeks should always start with a post of a picture of a young Christopher Walken. Just because. Also, my daily lyrics have a universal theme to them....but it's mystery. Just like the mystery that surrounds the weird feeling that you get just by looking at this picture. Go figure. Here's the weekly lyric of the day recap - "No one knows what the future holds. If we just hold on maybe life could be sweet" [...]
I will miss the buzz of the Olympics when it's all done. It might not have felt like winter in Vancouver - especially with the dreadful rain that we're having today, but I do think the Winter Olympics was quite a success. I will particularly miss the free concerts and all those cute orange bikes I that the Dutch keep riding around with across the city. So in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics, I'm having an Olympic themed post. This week, we have five songs that more or less (some really less) represent some of my favorite countries that [...]
Nothing cheers me up more than people doing the crazy dance while someone sings 'I want to live in an asylum' . Our Video of the Week comes from Belfast trio Not Squares whose lovely single 'Asylum' makes me want to scream ' more cowbell please! '.
En Tout Cas is Jimmy Cain, Dave Cameron, Skube Burnell and Marc Stubberfield, a four-piece band from Melbourne, Australia - who create noisy guitar pop inspired by quiet walks along the beach and hemorrhagic fever. They just finished wrapping up their new EP, 'Dengue Fever' - which will be out next month, and had some time to kill for a Fresh from the Post Q and A. Their drummer Skube takes a shot at our questions and gives a sampling of what's in store for us on their upcoming EP release - [...]
It feels like Spring. For the past couple of days, whenever I walk outside I'm greeted by sunshine and birds chirping. Also the grass seems to be getting longer now and we might need to mow the lawn. Drats. For the lack of lyric of the day posts the other week, I've bunched the fifth and sixth week's worth of songs in this post. And now for our recap - "My body is your body. I won't tell anybody. If you [...]
Our Guest blogger for this week is Boowy, a dear old friend from Manila, who shares to us his top five faves from the Filipino Indie music scene... - Cris I am not VJ Lucky, VJ Sib, VJ Wu-Man, VJ Mike Casem nor VJ Danny McGill...I am not advocating any of those music channels in Skycable. ( Sayang wala nang MCM - its this french music channel) I am not in a band nor work in the local music industry...I only play 1 instrument, and my [...]
I always love bands that come from non-english speaking countries - especially ones that release records in english. For me, there's always a draw to artists that step out of their comfort zone to create something that can reach a larger audience - and I thank them, because with my limited knowledge of the world's many languages and my own unending need for new music - they give me something new to whet my appetite with. This week's Fresh from the Post artist comes from a little Belgian town called Huy. They've been around for a while, supporting [...]
As a post-Valentine treat, our video of the week is about a mighty love - a love that's strictly from the bottom and simply from the head...whatever that means. This one is from Indonesian band Zeke and the Popo with 'Mighty Love' - a neat and nicely done video which uses that ever so popular technique of still photos as motion video.
This comes out terribly late - I admit, I feel asleep...for a week - and just woke up in time for the Winter Olympics. There's still no snow, only rain - and it bugs me why they have a blizzard there where my sister is in Virginia, and not a tiny speck of snow in Vancouver. It's scary to think that this is climate change at work, which makes me want to be more enviroment friendly than I am right now. I vow to recycle more and only buy only vintage clothes.. and maybe take up the art of [...]
Another day, another list, and before you know it, it's already February. The obligatory chocolate giving holiday is just a couple of days away and everyone is seeing hearts. For our Friday's list, what better way to welcome Valentine's than to showcase some songs by people who've taken the term 'let's make beautiful music together' - literally and figuratively. Here now, is my list of songs from indie music duos who share a partnership that's more than musical - 1. Viva Voce - Mixtape=Love [...]