Monday, April 12, 2010

Moscow Olympics ▼ Cut The World

Their name is kinda abit misleading-ish. Okay it is. They're nowhere near Moscow, and they dont sing in Russian. Hailing from the Phillipines, distorted guitars and synths, sometimes looped and layered, with persistent, vocal echo is how "Moscow Olympics" roll. Try as you might decipher what goes into the lyric making process of their music, but your chances of accuracy are minimal. Don't let that stop you from enjoying their 80's feel of twee & shoegaze inoculated. At first listen, you might feel of having heard it somewhere before, undoubtedly due to their extensive influence of bands like The Field Mice and Slowdive. Though they're far from perfecting their sound, you definitely shouldn't make a pass on them. Brilliant.

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Moscow Olympics ▼ Cut The World
Try it,
Buy it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Rejoice! Rejoice!
"There will be Rivers of Noise and Distraction!"
. Godspeed You! Black Emperor, having been in indefinite hiatus since 2003, are in for a swashbuckling comeback with plans to tour "a handful of British and European shows" and a couple of American towns. They'll get new material up soon, hopefully. Blah, still no news for touring around Asia (and anywhere else for that matter) though. Anyway, here's the link for confirmation and pictures and stuff. Go read it alright?

GY!BE to get back after long hiatus, true story.

Time to spam lotsa live performances, for they truly are amazing.
And because I love you guys so much, here's their "Lift Your Skinny Fists" album, if you don't have it already.

[2000] Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Try it
Buy it

- folks like us, folks like you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hammock ▼ Breathturn

I'm back at it again. Friends and loved ones leaving the country for the holidays, extra time for me to write. March in Singapore has been eventful, thanks to
Mosaic - a local music festival bringing in the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Echo & the Bunnymen, Florence + The Machine, Shugo Tokumaru, St. Vincent (of which the latter three I attended) plus a buttload of both local and regional acts coming together. To add to the growing anticipation, ambient super giants - Hammock - will be releasing their newest yet,

"Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts"

this coming May 18th. The core of the group is mainly thier dreamy ethereal vocals, swooping instrumentals which are structured and truly uplifting. Just what we (or I) need right now. I do not want to sing my praises too highly, seeing as I haven't gotten hold of a solid copy of Chasing After Shadows as of late, BUT, Hammock's duo, Marc Byrd & Andrew Thompson, did release Breathturn, a track from their latest though. And here it is, enjoy.

Hammock - Breathturn from David Altobelli on Vimeo.

More details can be found here.