We know Leann Grimes as Shane Conerty, a friendly man from Brooklyn, who is very familiar with producing indie mash-ups. But today he released a new track called Safe Truth, set to be on his forthcoming record Leann Grimes: Sings. Unlike his other tracks, this one is self-made and makes me very curious for more.
The great Australian Ta-Ku is back with a new project: to pay tribute to the Japanese producer Nujabes. How? In a very pretty way in fact, releasing a track inspired on him every night for 25 nights long. The first three nights are already available.
What can be done if you want to travel but there is no money? Well, music is a great boarding pass. Just lie down in the couch and listen to music from the country you wanted to go. It will be like travelling for your ears.
So, first destination: Spain, Basque Country and Catalonia. Fasten your belts, switch off your mobile phones and enjoy.
Corizonas is a fusion of the bands Los Coronas and Arizona Baby. They play folk/country/rock and sing mostly in English. This past year has been a very good one for them because they have done a big tour and played in music festivals, such as in BBK Live (I saw them, by the way, and they were fantastic). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW216TIefP0
2. La Pegatina
Here you’ve got a great group from Catalonia. Their music is equal to “having fun and smile” and their live concerts are so great. They have already played in many countries such as in Holland, Belgium, Québec, France… With them party and good vibrations are assured. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiNZqKumGA
3. The Zombie Kids
Based in Madrid, this duo knows how to make people jump. They have collaborated with The Party Harders, and played in every corner of Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDgZpiO0ouo
4. Green Valley
Green Valley is a basque reggae group from Vitoria (oh my lovely city) but based in Barcelona. Their music and lyrics are very beautiful. It is a very good reggae group. https://soundcloud.com/producciones-vikingas/sets/green-valley-la-voz-de...
5. We are standard
Alehop, another group from the Basque Country. We are standard is an indie group with very funky music, worthy to listen to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzoHU3aaiAg
6. Los chikos del maiz
It’s time for rap. Los chikos del maiz is a group from Valencia with very hard lyrics, about terrorism, political issues, the monarchy… Good rap from Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umJ_YmR3HdU
7. Bongo botrako
This is a fresh group created in Tarragona, Catalonia. They are an explosive group that puts everybody in a good mood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fy8P1MVfsQ
8. Russian red
She has a really sweet and original voice and her music is pretty beautiful. She sings in English and some people know her as the Spanish Feist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6aga6ovVRE
9. Berri txarrak
Back to the Basque Country, Berri txarrak (bad news in Basque) is a very good rock band and they have played in many countries such as in Japan, France, Germany, Italy… The singer of Rise Against collaborated in this following song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usX8xxgEnn0
Let’s finish the trip with a little bit of electronic. Pional is a young producer of Madrid who has worked with John Talabot (check him out too, from Barcelona). His music is awesome and he has a very promising future. https://soundcloud.com/pional/pional-weve-been-waiting-for-you-original-mix
Eliza Doolittle is giving us her Christmas present: an EP compounded of two covers and a new song, a little aperitif to her upcoming new album, which will be out next year. Such a sweet voice that becomes a perfect soundtrack of the moments shared with family and friends these days.
Have fun, eat a lot and lick your fingers, drink and party, keep listening to good music, and show love. Merry Christmas beamers!
As you can see Beamers, we are back with Thank God It's Friday! We bring you a selection of new songs which are released this week. I hope you enjoy it and see you next week!
It is very difficult to cover Burial’s Archangel without getting burned. Well, Chet Faker has walked through hot embers and fire, painless. I told you once that Michelangelo would resuscitate to paint Chet Faker, right? He might be a kind of God (Aphrodite in male, in my opinion), who knows. The point is that he and the band haven’t just done a cover, but made the song them, different and beautiful.
Listen and dream, beamers.
I just came across this unknown genius. Thomas Cade is the name. He brings you the finest electronic music you can ask for. Cayley is his brand new track and that's also the only thing I can find from Cade, this track is the first single on Greenwich Mean Time. It will be released in January, I'll keep you posted on that. I really wanted you guys to get to know him. And when his first LP comes out next summer we will be first in line to review it. Enjoy!