Category Archives: Rock

ANDREW BIRD – THE MYSTERIOUS PRODUCTION OF EGGS (Folk/Indie – US)

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird is part of the renaissance of American singer/ songwriters that has put in the limelight artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens or Laura Veirs

Andrew Bird - My Skin Is     

Listen to Andrew Bird’s music on MySpace and buy his album on Andrew

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MGMT – ORACULAR SPECTACULAR (Indie/Pop/Rock – US)

MGMT, formerly named “The Management” (this name was already used by another artist so the band shortened it to “MGMT”), is an American musical duo based in Brooklyn, consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden.

Their debut record, Oracular Spectacular, was produced by Flaming Lips’ producer Dave Fridmann. It’s synthy and poppy but still quite elaborate and indie… A real feast for the senses!

MGMT - Time To Pretend     

NME said: “For all its musical philandering, unbridled excess and shrouds of irony, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a record with more musical depth and warmth all year than this one”.

Get more info and listen to plenty more tunes on MySpace. Buy MGMT’s music on MGMT

FOALS – ANTIDOTES (Electroclash/Indie – UK)

Now playing nonstop on my mp3 player is the insane song “Hummer”. It’s pulsating, it’s full of energy and it gives you a real kick. Foals are Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass). Based in Oxford, they are part of the new UK electroclash scene and their first LP, Antidotes (Transgressive Records, 2008), as well as their live gigs have been making the headlines of many music publications. Find their music on MySpace and see them live around the UK in October and around Europe in November.

Foals - Hummer     

“they take Franz Ferdinand’s ‘music to make girls dance’ credo to the max, using guitars, drums, voice, bass and keyboards to make a sort of manic, organic, polyrhythmic electronica” (The Guardian)

Visit the band on MySpace to get more info and buy their music on Foals

VIDEO : BATTLES – TONTO (Alt/Rock – US)

“Tonto” is the third single taken off Battles‘ debut album Mirrored (Warp Records). This epic 7’43” song comes with a stunning video that you can watch above. The video is  the fruit of a collaboration between Battles and celebrated lights artists UVA (United Visual Artists).

For more info about the band, go to Wrap’s website or MySpace. Buy their music on Battles

ZEMFIRA – LIVE (Rock/Indie – Russia)

For the first time in her career, Zemfira recently released a live album. The songs that appear on Zemfira Live were recorded during her extended tour after the release of her fourth studio album, Vendetta, which sold around half a million copies in Russia and its neighboring countries.

Земфира -Блюз     

If you like what you hear, you can sample more tracks on MySpace or get more info and tour dates on Zemfira’s official site. Buy the music on Zemfira (Земфира)