неділя, 27 лютого 2011 р.

Oil of Angels - "Oil of Angels" (2011)

Not much info here. Young band from Spokane, Washington, named after Cocteau Twins song, sounds a lot like BRMC, but slightly more mellow (check out the live video below). Nice music for every sunny morning, even the freaking cold one you'd rightly expect to have in February here in Kyiv.

субота, 26 лютого 2011 р.

Polytoxicomane Philharmonie

Formed in Germany in 80s, Polytoxicomane Philharmonie didn't issue their first record until 2003. The guys took a lot of inspiration from classic jazz-rock albums of Frank Zappa, blending it with space, kraut and prog influences to create their awesome sound. Never in a hurry, the band has released two more albums and one 7" EP since then. My favourite is "Psycho Erectus", but each of them clearly deserves more than a few listens.

Click the cover, something good will come out of it.

2003 - Psycho Erectus

2007 - Drosophila Road

2007 - Pot Rats 7"

2009/2010 - Go Ape

Learn about them more at: ProgArchives || Off. site || Myspace || Last.fm

понеділок, 14 лютого 2011 р.

2011 stuff worth checking out

Black Pistol Fire - Black Pistol Fire - bluesy garage rock, like The White Stripes+The Black Keys+Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Lia Ices - Grown Unknown - female folk rock, dreamy and melancholic.
KYPCK - Ниже - Finnish doom metal sang in Russian. About vodka and communism. Russian-speaking listeners are laughing their arses off, the music itself is pretty solid.
Amanda Palmer - Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under - mainly a live record (all songs are new, some songs are good).
Snakerider / The Moon Mistress - Obsessed By Cursed Wastelands (Split) - two EW-inspired bands from Ukraine (Snakerider) and Russia (The Moon Mistress), the first record for both of them. Good one.