Track of the Day...“Round and Round” from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
“Round and Round” from Before Today
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The track “Round and Round” is the captivatingly curious single from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s latest influence-spanning release Before Today. “Round and Round” is a real change-up groove. Lo-fi vocals and instrumentation set the groove, breaking it up with smooth choruses reminiscent of summers past. The track retains the best elements of a home-recorded feel, with the lightest of production touches.
The DIY cult-character himself Ariel Pink heads-up the group, joined by Tim Koh on base and vocals, Kenny Gilmore or guitars and Aaron Sperske on drums. Now through October, the LA-based band will be hitting the road and playing a slew of dates across North America. Check the band’s MySpace page for tour dates (including 24 July in NYC at Irving Plaza).
Before Today is out now on 4AD.
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What's On The Hi-Fi...Podcast Eleven
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Artist - Track Names
1) FELDBERG - “DREAMIN’”
2) EVERYTHING EVERYTHING - “SCHOOLIN’”
3) THE ROYAL PALMS - “ECHOES”
4) MATTHEW DEAR - “I CAN’T FEEL”
5) CLUB 8 - “WESTERN HOSPITALITY”
6) 1973 - "BYE BYE CELLPHONE"
7) THE REDWOOD PLAN - "HOW TO PLAY THE GAME"
8) MARTHA TILSTON - "WILD SWIMMING"
9) AERIAL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI - “ROUND AND ROUND”
10) AVI BUFFALO - “REMEMBER LAST TIME”
Track of the Day … “Echoes” from The Royal Palms
The Royal Palms
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The Royal Palms is a collaboration of two artists who, as of yet, have worked hard to keep their actual identities a bit of a mystery. Never mind. The smooth redux Yacht Rock of The Royal Palms basks in the neon thrill of the 70’s/80’s with the likes of Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, and Michael McDonald. Grab a six-pack of Bartles & James, roll up your trousers and walk barefoot on the beach at sunset.
Also check out the track “High Class Lady” which is streaming on the group’s MySpace page. A Patrick Nagel print come to life.
If you are in London, catch The Royal Palms at The Macbeth on 29 July.
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Track of the Day..."Western Hospitality" from Club 8
From The People’s Record
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Stolkholm, Sweden duo Club 8 went to Brazil for inspiration for their latest album The People’s Record (out now on Labrador Records). You can feel the sun-drenched samba sound in every beat of their exciting single “Western Hospitality.”
Karolina Komstedt’s ethereal, loose vocals float over Johan Angergård’s jangly guitar and congas and creates an effortlessly catchy track. It’s the perfect, summer party song that will take your cares away - a little cachaça and lime would make it paradise.
Check out the video for the track here.
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Track of the Day… “Dreamin’” from Feldberg
To be self-released August 2010
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Feldberg is the laidback Reykjavik-based duo of Einar Tönsberg (a/k/a the laptop creative Eberg) and Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld. The first single ”Dreamin’” features the duo’s coy and infectious back-and-forth, with calls of “dreamin’ of you” sailing over the strains of Einar’s quirky brand of effervescent pop:
To coincide with the release of “Dreamin’” on 30 August via iTunes, a track which won Best Song in this year’s Iceland Music Awards, Feldberg will be releasing a 10-track remix album. Check out the just updated Feldberg MySpace page for additional tracks and videos.
Eberg’s new release Antidote is out now. Check out his toilet holidays video for the track “The Right Thing To Do” on his MySpace page (trust us, watch the video and it will click).