Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NEW: STEREO IS A LIE - It's Too Late

For all you indie kids out there, who sometimes get reminiscent of the good old indie days of the late 90s, early 00s, I've got a little gem for you that goes by the name STEREO IS A LIE. They are from Austin, Texas, by location but from the UK by heart, since it is Glynn Wedgewood, songwriter and mastermind of the band, who brings in the UK sound to SIAL, being strongly influenced by bands of that formerly mentioned era. A few years ago he moved from Nottingham to the States with his then band IV Thieves (formerly Nic Armstrong & The Thieves) and settled down in Austin.
The rest of the band is made up of Davy Hamrick (drums & percussion), Marcus Piña (bass), Justin Scott (keyboards), and Danny Stapleton (guitars).

Today SIAL have got their first single "It's Too Late" coming out, with the self-titled full-length to follow on February 8th, 2011. It was mixed by Chris Cline (Trail Of Dead) and mastered by John Golden (Sonic Youth, Film School, Japandroids, etc.). Glynn sent me the album in time for the single release to get a full impression of it and I'm excited to announce that there is something fab on the way.

And here are a couple of teasers for what's to come in February:


STEREO IS A LIE homepage
STEREO IS A LIE on Facebook
STEREO IS A LIE on Myspace

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Free Download: Dr Dog - 'Nobody Knows Who You Are'

Did I mention that I'm a huge fan of Dr. Dog? Well I am and just so you know, this won't be the last post about these guys from Philly. Here's a link to the fantastic Spinner site where you can download yet another amazing song by Dr. Dog:

Dr. Dog download link to Spinner.com

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Caribou - Swim vs. Swim Remixes

Listen to the whole Caribou album SWIM in the original and the remixes:

    Swim by Caribouband 

  Swim Remixes by Caribouband 
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NEW ALBUM: Syd Matters - Brotherocean

You don't often hear these sounds coming over the boarder from France, especially since they aren't anything like the French sounds that you'd expect. In fact, they sound very much American and you instantly come to think of acts such as The Dodos & Musée Mécanique.

Syd Matters hails from Paris and is fronted by Jonathan Morali (guitar, piano), next to Rémi Alexandre (guitar, piano), Olivier Marguerit (guitar, piano, flute), Jean-Yves Lozac'h (bass, piano) and Clément Carle (drums). Let me leave it at that though, in terms of band info, and have the music speak for itself. Bye the album and have a listen to it in one go and you'll see it's addictive. But since I couldn't find the album as stream anywhere, these few videos will do to get a first impression on the band and their amazing new album Brotherocean. Hope it'll get you hoocked!

Syd Matters - Hi Life

Syd Matters - Wolfmother 1 by jobology

Syd Matters - 'A Robbery' | Brotherocean by www.yinmagazine.com

Syd Matters - Hadrian's Wall by rocksteddie

Check out their amazing cover of Bowie's "Space Oddity":

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