It took me some time to realize that D.A.F is crazy good. The funkiness of the production just makes the feet move. If you want to learn German, it’s really good to listen to D.A.F because they keep repeating every phrase over and over.
Some voices just need some ageing and some melodies are better not fully structured. Here it sounds like Damon Albarn is very eager to express something: his words are just flowing. I love the sad and comfortably numb feeling the song creates. This also makes me think of the Blur song, Out Of Time.
They all met in London, but are from different parts of Japan. The first time I saw Bo Ningen was in a basement in King’s Cross and I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears; beautiful psychedelic guitar noise that went from intense Boredoms and Branca-like repetition, to deathly quiet bouts of creepy Japanese wailing and […]
This is Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks backstage in the early 1980s sharing the demo of her new song with her backup singers and make up artist. The final argument for why demos should not be messed with.
Here Comes The Mobster is the latest work by Fab design studio for Big Charlie’s new single. It’s a mix of 2D and 3D animations, blended together in a dark, original style: ‘You may like living a peaceful and happy life. But what if a massive blurred black blob invades the city and a business […]
OC-based hip hop-electronica band BLOK is more like performance art for your ears. They’re not your typical young musical group coming out of SoCal, but honestly I’ve had enough indie folk to last me a lifetime. Made up of Damien Blaise, Jesse Saint John, and Gianna Gianna, these three siblings have a new music video, Jungle Dog Fang Hell.
I have worked alongside Allie Moss for nearly a year and heard her new album, Late Bloomer, around the end of last year. The album opens with a familiar song, Corner, which was featured on the BT Infinity advert in the UK last year. Her beautiful voice, combined with her gentle acoustic songs, makes it […]
A friend of mine sent me this clip and it grabbed me because it combines so many great things all at once. It’s not an official video. It’s made by some genius remembering ‘the good old days’. I love the clash between nature and clubs. I mean, look at the strobe sweeping the snowy mountaintop […]
Norwegian band Team Me produces warm songs from a very cold place using a diverse array of instruments such as traditional accordion and violin alongside bass and guitar. I just wish they’d play more often outside of Europe.
The new Vetiver album, The Errant Charm, features simplified production and beautiful music. It seems like the band’s diverse influences are more apparent than ever on this record.
Starring Nick McCarthy, of Franz Ferdinand fame, Box Codax are one hell of whacky, wonderful band. Need proof? Check out this off-kilter pop single, Choco Pudding, the video for which was directed by Bob Hardy. Nick McCarthy is Guest Posting for Lost At E Minor this week.
The video for the new single Jungle sees Ganglians transmogrified into my mind’s eye view of how they sound. They are all bent up and bruised and look a little like they’ve been dipped in a boggy lagoon. Perfect for their gloriously gritty pop and you can see it here in all its gory beauty.
The singer from Little Dragon, Yukimi Nagano, sounds to me like a Swedish-Japanese version of Erykah Badu. She writes very interesting melodies and her band plays very groovy electronic music. They have a new album called Ritual Union out this month.
I’m really loving the music of up-and-coming Seattle artist Zoe Muth. She has this beautifully pure, effortless voice that is refreshingly affect-free. Her lyrics are heartfelt and real, and her band, the Lost High Rollers, are the perfect accompaniment to her sound. Listening to her is like the taste of comfort food after being away […]
Honeydrum has a new EP called Pleasures of the Sun for AMDISCS coming out on July 15. These lo-fi kids are cranking out really wonderful cassettes of swirly baritone pop, totally pure and perfect.
One night back at home in Southern California, I decided to go to a bar called The Crosby to check out the live Bossa Nova jazz band called Sister Rogers. That night I fell madly in love with the whole vibe of Bossa Nova jazz and I highly recommend getting their EP online.