Archive for the On Repeat Category

On Repeat: Larsen B – Atlantis

Posted in On Repeat, Tracks with tags on June 15, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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Take a listen to this banjo led folk rock gem from Watamestede’s (Hertfordshire) Larsen B to brighten up your Monday. Probably the only band named after a disintegrated Arctic ice shelf they deserve your attention for this fact alone. For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens, Micah P Hinson, Great Lake Swimmers. Continue reading

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On Repeat: Wildbirds & Peacedrums – My Heart

Posted in On Repeat, Tracks with tags , on June 3, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Wildbirds & Peacedrums

Wildbirds & Peacedrums are Swedish husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin. Drums and vocals are the order of the day and boy do they serve them up with some style. If ‘My Heart’ doesn’t move you on some level then you’re probably already dead inside!For Fans Of: Lykke Li, Volcano!, Indian Jewelry. For Fans Of: Lykke Li, Volcano!, Indian Jewelry. Continue reading

On Repeat: The Temper Trap – Resurrection

Posted in On Repeat, Tracks with tags , on May 21, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Temper Trap @ Camden Crawl 2009

The Temper Trap are from Melbourne but now live in my backyard, Hackney. Not literally my backyard as I don’t have a garden so that would be weird. If you haven’t heard me ranting about them already then they are my favourite new band for a long time. If you have heard me ranting then I apologise but hopefully you’ll still enjoy this latest offering ‘Resurrection’ from their forthcoming album ‘Conditions’. Continue reading

On Repeat: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Buriedfed

Posted in On Repeat, Tracks with tags , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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‘Buriedfed’ is taken from this 25 year old’s debut album out now on Transgressive records. The man of many names, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson hails from Brooklyn and although his album does feature cameos from some key players in the Brooklyn scene (namely Chris Taylor Of Grizzly Bear and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio), he has very much his own voice. Continue reading

On Repeat: Suckers – Get Your Body Moving

Posted in Music Releases, On Repeat, Tracks with tags , on May 19, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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Founding members of Suckers, multi-instrumentalists and cousins Quinn Walker and Austin Fisher grew up together in a small fishing village in Conneticut but eventually relocated to New York where they recruited a friend Pan (another multi-instrumentalist) and drummer/keyboardist Brian Aitken. The four-piece are now very much immersed in the Brooklyn scene and in 2008 they released debut double album ‘Laughter’s An Asshole/Lion Land’ on CocoRosie’s label Voodoo-Eros. Continue reading

On Repeat: Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move

Posted in Music Releases, On Repeat, Tracks with tags , , , on May 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Dirty Projectors are Dave Longstreth and band. In it’s current incarnation the group now consists of Angel Deradoorian, Amber Coffman, Brian Mcomber and David as principal members. Dave is considered as somewhat of a musical visionary within the current Brooklyn scene that he has helped to spawn. ‘Stillness In The Move’ is the new single taken from Dirty Projectors forthcoming album ‘Bitte Orca’ due to be released June 9th through Domino Records.

It’s by far the most accessible track I’ve heard Dave put his name to. Unlike most of the material Dave’s unique vocals don’t feature strongly, the honour is left to Amber to carve out what is an irresistible pop/r’n’b/dance vocal which some may be surprised to hear from the band. Those who know them better though may be aware of Dave’s fondness for Mariah Carey (!) and a soulful r’n’b tinged tune like that of 2007 album Rise Above’s stunning title track so it’s not all surprises.

They’ve recently collaborated with David Byrne (Talking Heads) on ‘Knotty Pine’ for the Red Hot ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation and are supporting TV On The Radio in the U.S. Watch out world, Dirty Projectors are coming for you!

mp3: Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is the Move

Pre-Order: Stillness In The Move 12″
Pre-Order: Bitte Orca
Buy: Rise Above    CD/LP iTunes

On Repeat: Holloys – Lake Land

Posted in Music Releases, On Repeat, Tracks with tags , , on May 6, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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mp3: Holloys – Lake Land

Holloys is the vehicle for the music of Los Angeles based visual artist and songwriter Jim Brown. Word has it the band used to go for a more ambient noise sound but thankfully on their ‘Art Wars’ EP they’ve progressed to an altogether more danceable and on occasions poppy sound. But make no mistake this is music with substance, full of a variety of cultural influences and sounds from prog to dance to trance to afro-pop. The track I’ve picked is EP opener ‘Lake Land’ with it’s glorious almost bhangra style guitar lick and it’s call to arms lyrics of ‘I send the holloys’. It’s not the most obvious track off the EP, it is ‘Heart Mission’ which will grab the headlines but ‘Lake Land’ may have more longevity. Buy this EP from your new favourite band!

Buy: Art Wars EP   CD / DLoad

Live: Ariel Pink + Holloys @ The Luminaire, May 20th.