What's On The Hi-Fi...Podcast Fifteen
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Artist - Track Names
1) BOTIBOL - “WALK SLOWLY"
2) TELEKINESIS - "PLEASE ASK FOR HELP"
3) CHRISTIAN KJELIVANDER - "TRANSATLANTIC"
4) COLD CAVE - "THE GREAT PAN IS DEAD"
5) SMITH WESTERNS - "WEEKEND"
6) CHAD VALLEY - "UP AND DOWN"
7) NORMAN PALM - "IMAGES"
8) THUNDERBALL - "ENTER THE BRAHMIN"
9) HIGH HIGHS - "FLOWERS BLOOM"
10) DAUGHTER - "TOMORROW"
Track of the Day…"Plumy Tale" from Dumbo Gets Mad
Dumbo Gets Mad
"Plumy Tale" from Elephants At The Door
Bad Panda Records 2011
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There is not a lot of detail out there about Dumbo Gets Mad, other than it’s the DIY project of an unnamed Italian who has since migrated to LA and who shares vocal duties with his girlfriend Carly. There you have it. The project's debut LP Elephants At The Door is a frenetic and eccentric grab bag of compacted experimental sounds and trippy rock, all recorded using the likes of analog synths and tape machines. The first track to be released "Plumy Tale" throws together classic guitars and keyboards, sax solos, schizophrenic sound effects and dreamy choruses. Somehow, it works.
The LP is available as a free download directly from Bad Panda Records, all for the price of a Tweet. You can also pick up a limited number of 12" vinyl .
MySpace | Bad Panda Records
Track of the Day…"Walk Slowly" from Botibol
from Born From a Shore
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Born From a Shore is the debut album from Botibol, a project led by Bordeaux native Vincent Bestaven. Tracks edge between folk and indie pop, with Bestaven writing in English and influenced by the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Andrew Bird. The track "Walk Slowly" casually unfolds, combining elements found throughout the album and providing a thoughtful introduction to this young songwriter.
Catch Botibol at La Flèche d'Or in Paris on 1 June.
MySpace | HipHipHip
Track of the Day..."Enter The Brahmin" from Thunderball
"Enter The Brahmin"
from 12 Mile High
Eighteenth Street Lounge 2010
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Thunderball first came on our radar in 2001 on the fine compilation Modular Systems which included Thievery Corporation, Blue States and Nicola Conte. Much like their Eighteenth Street Lounge label mates Thievery Corporation the group has put out consistent entertaining and funky world music inspired albums and DJ sets over the last 10 years.
Their new album 12 Mile High is no exception. The standout track “Enter The Brahmin” is world lounge at it’s best filled with a heady mix of sitar, tabla and indian singing samples. The mixture makes for a fun, trippy ride.
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Track of the Day…"Flowers Bloom" from High Highs
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Originally from Australia and now living in Brooklyn, Jack Milas and Oli Chang are High Highs (the name taken from a song from Viva Voce). Wrapped in his warm songwriting, Jack's often falsetto vocals blend with Oli's subtle electro production. Yet unsigned, the young band is taking a measured DIY approach for the moment, assembling the right team and working on releasing an EP joined by drummer Zach Lipkins.
The track "Flowers Bloom," along with the tracks "Horses" and "Open Season" can be downloaded for free from the band's website.
Be sure to catch High Highs at Bowery Ballroom (NYC) on 19 May.
Official | MySpace