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2009/05/23
New Look

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New Look is married duo Adam Pavao and Sarah Ruba.

here Free download EP, How's My Hair.
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New Look is a Brooklyn duo making funked out electronic pop music.

New Look, How's My Hair? (The Music Lobby)
They're affiliated with the rising Normrex Collective which includes Machine Drum, Jimmy Edgar, and Letherette, though in the delay to get the Normrex label off the ground have released their debut EP for free on their website.
Imagine Jimmy Edgar producing Hot Chip and you may begin to have an idea what New Look sound like. Sarah Ruba's voice creates an immediate connection and creates substance from music that at first has a very tacky, clubby vibe.
There's something compelling about the deeper emotion of Sarah's voice and lyrics being inserted into a synth-heavy 80s dance music format. I think if these guys can get a proper release out there they can really resonate with both the club and the indie scene and get very popular.
When you see them on Pitchfork in a year you can feel comfortable you heard about them here first.

New Look from Those City Nights on Vimeo.



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2009/05/22
M.Ward

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Matthew Stephen Ward, known by his stage name M. Ward, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the Portland, Oregon music scene. In the summer of 2006, Ward relocated to New Hampshire and in the fall of 2007 subsequently returned to Portland. Regarding the types of music he grew up listening to, Ward said: "My dad turned me onto Johnny Cash. He was always into gospel and country. My mom listened to classical music."
( Wikipedia M. Ward)

Discography
Albums
* Duet for Guitars #2 (1999)
* End of Amnesia (2001)
* Live Music & The Voice of Strangers (2001)
* Transfiguration of Vincent (2003)
* Transistor Radio (2005)
* Post-War (2006)
* Hold Time (2009)

Hold Time is the sixth proper studio album from M. Ward, released on February 17, 2009.
Drowned In Sound
M. Ward: Hold Time by James Skinner

“'Cause I just roll and I tumble / down the long road I stumble..." – ‘Epistemology’

On his sixth solo album, M. Ward turns in a star-studded set that feels at once a logical progression from 2006’s Post-War and a step closer to that all-out classic his preceding suggests; an assimilation and appropriation of American blues, gospel, country and folk as lovingly, winningly relayed as we’ve come to expect from the Portland-based troubadour. A quick appraisal of his career thus far reveals a success slow-burning and richly deserved, more so: the jubilant intimation that from the shoestring-budget, rough-hewn Duet for Guitars #2 to the technicolour splendour of his latest efforts, Ward’s hallmarks have both been evidenced – and flourished magnificently – throughout.
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Hold Time

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2009/05/21
The Eraser

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2. Analyse
3. The Clock
4. Black Swan
5. Skip Divided
6. Atoms For Peace
7. And It Rained All Night
8. Harrowdown Hill
9. Cymbal Rush

Wikipedia The Eraser
Production
The title track, "The Eraser" was co-written with Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood, and is based on piano chords (namely C6 and D6). Yorke revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone, that the piano parts played by Greenwood were recorded on a dictaphone at his house; "A year and a half later, I had to own up that I had sampled them, cut them into a different order and made them into a song [laughs]. Is that all right? Sorry, Jonny."

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"Analyse" was inspired by a blackout Yorke experienced in Oxford. Yorke used to live on a "historical street" with 1860s built houses in central Oxford and upon arriving home one night, the street suffered a power cut. Yorke explained; "The houses were all dark, with candlelight in the windows, which is obviously how it would have been when they were built. It was beautiful."

"Black Swan" dates back to the Kid A sessions, which "has this tiny, shredded segment of something", a sample created in 2000 by Ed and Phil, which Yorke "sliced [...] into bits."

Yorke stated that "And It Rained All Night" has an "enormously shredded-up element of "The Gloaming" [from Hail to the Thief]", which Yorke recalled creating in New York because he couldn't sleep one night as a result of heavy rainfall. Yorke commented on the bassline of the song that it created "little pockets of excitement that [he'd] missed for so long."

"Cymbal Rush" is derived from "Try to Save Your Prize", a musical track from The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time. Yorke reported that "Cymbal Rush" contained an element he had for three years, one little note from which he could "hear the melody in there straightaway." However, he said that "if you played it to anyone else without [him] singing it, you'd think, 'What's he on about?'"

Lyrics
Thom Yorke said much of his songwriting on the album was personal, but also inspired by the issue of climate change. Yorke was a spokesman for Friends of the Earth's "The Big Ask" campaign to reduce carbon emissions, and Radiohead played the first gig of their 2006 tour at a benefit for the group (performing "Cymbal Rush" before the album was announced).

In describing his motivation for releasing the album, Yorke said, "I've been in the band since we left school and never dared do anything on my own, and it was like, 'This is getting stupid.' It was like, 'Man, I've got to find out what it feels like,' you know? And it was good. It was a really good time."

Regarding "Harrowdown Hill", Yorke said he had "already written part of it when he realized it was about David Kelly, a chemical-weapons inspector in Iraq who committed suicide in 2003 after being connected to a leak of British intelligence about weapons of mass destruction."
In an interview with The Observer, Yorke said that "Harrowdown Hill" was "the most angry song [he'd] ever written in [his] life" and stated that he wouldn't discuss the background of it; "it's not for me or for any of us to dig any of this up. So it's a bit of an uncomfortable thing."
In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Yorke said that he had been "feeling really uncomfortable about that song lately" but felt that "not to write it would perhaps have been worse."
Yorke also notes that "'Harrowdown Hill' was kicking around during 'Hail to the Thief', but there was no way that was going to work with the band."

Imagery
The album's cover, a linocut by Stanley Donwood, depicts a figure in black hat and trenchcoat standing in imitation of King Canute, trying and failing to command the ocean.

Around him are iconic London buildings that have been swept away by the Thames, including the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the Thames Barrier.

Donwood included this picture and other images seen in The Eraser booklet in his art exhibition London Views, prior to the album's release. The images were inspired by a large flood Donwood and Yorke both witnessed in Cornwall in 2004.

The CD packaging of The Eraser is made of cardboard but unlike a digipak, it does not contain any plastic. Yorke said this was for environmental reasons; he also said in an interview that he did not have his CDs certified as carbon neutral as he did not believe carbon offsets were a constructive solution to climate issues
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A part of the album art. Buildings shown drowning include Big Ben, the home of the Secret Intelligence Service at 85 Vauxhall Cross and Battersea Power Station.

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Big Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north-eastern end of the Palace of Westminster in London.

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The SIS Building, also commonly known as the MI6 Building, is the headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service (otherwise known as "MI6").
It is located at 85, Albert Embankment in the south western part of central London, on the bank of the River Thames beside Vauxhall Bridge.

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Battersea Power Station is a now unused coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, near Battersea in London.

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Daydreaming
Rafael Anton Irisarri
Originally released on the Miasmah label in 2007. Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist Rafael Anton Irisarri is the latest in a growing number of electronic musicians returning to that hallowed of instruments -- the piano. It has become something of a cliché now for the electronic musician to turn to the humble keys in the hope of adding something organic into the mix, but it would be frivolous to pass Daydreaming off in such a manner. Rather than an electronic album with elements of piano, Daydreaming sounds like a record written for piano which somehow manages to utilize current technology in its production. As the drifting synthesizers lap around the feet of a majestic piano part in the album's opening track "Waking Expression," it is startlingly clear that there is more to Irisarri than mere stereotyping. Rather, this is a carefully-constructed soundtrack to your most intriguing dreams, the dreams you might remember for a split second before losing everything, only to have images creep up on you some time later. Those of you left spellbound by Deaf Center's haunting and beautiful Pale Ravine album will be pleased to know that Daydreaming continues in the tradition of murky, theatrical and deeply imaginative music quite wonderfully. Even Lynch is hinted at again with the album's clear highlight "Lumberton" (possibly a reference to Blue Velvet's troubled small-town) and as the emotive piano shimmers around radio static and lightly picked guitar, it is impossible not to get drawn into the shattered American dream. This is rich, visual music showing a dark, melancholic side to American life and captured perfectly by an artist unafraid to bear his soul to the world. Uncluttered and subtly realized, Daydreaming is maybe best summed up as it draws to a close with a gaseous ambience, drawing you in for the last time before the inevitable repeat play. Pure, uninterrupted bliss.

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"Rafael Anton Irisarri's music is a dual perspective close-up focus on the micro textures of rustling static-filled sonic surfaces with the wide-open, distant tree-lined horizons of sunset at dusk. Submerged piano melodies, reverberating guitar tonalities and electronic punctuation all contribute as the converging elements, but it's his hand at electro-acoustic composition that offers the listener the often breathtaking vantage into this sonic world. The combined effect is one of time passing in introspection, remembrances of landscapes and the nature of our relationship with things past as we move toward those yet to come. Plaintively yearning, his music never resigns itself to the stoicism of the melancholic, but is asking, moving, and drawing us into a state of hearing, seeing and recognizing the scale, scope and richness of the natural world and ourselves in the everyday. This music draws as much on modern genre progenitors like Brian Eno, Robin Guthrie and My Bloody Valentine as it does from the more historic traditions in neo-classicism from Erik Satie and Olivier Messiaen. It's this intersection of sounds, both traditional and modernly avant, that make for the balancing act that can be described as something beyond just 'ambient' or 'cinematic' in his music; it brings the listener to a state somewhere between emotionally entranced and psychologically adrift."



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2009/05/18
Andrew Bird

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Andrew Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Chicago and currently splits his time between Chicago and a farm near the town of Elizabeth in northwest Illinois. He is musically proficient at the violin, whistling, guitar, mandolin, and glockenspiel.(Wikipedia Andrew Bird)

Discography

Bowl of Fire albums
Taking on the role of band leader, Bird released Thrills on Rykodisc in 1997 with his group Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, shortly followed by second album Oh! The Grandeur in 1998. Both albums were heavily influenced by traditional folk, pre-war jazz, and swing, with Bird relying on the violin as his primary musical instrument, as well as providing vocals along with his trademark verbose lyrics.
The Bowl of Fire featured musicians from Bird's home town of Chicago, including Kevin O'Donnell, Nora O'Connor, Andy Hopkins, Jimmy Sutton, Colin Bunn, and Ryan Hembrey.
* Thrills (1998)
* Oh! The Grandeur (1999)
* The Swimming Hour (2001)

Solo albums
* Music of Hair (1996)
* Weather Systems (2003)
* The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)
* Armchair Apocrypha (2007)
* Noble Beast (2009)

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Andrew Bird - From the Basement from QandnotU on Vimeo.



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2009/05/17
Great Lake Swimmers

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Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.

The current touring line-up includes Tony Dekker on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Erik Arneson on banjo, electric guitar and harmonium, Greg Millson on drums, Bret Higgins on upright bass and Julie Fader on keyboards and vocals.

The band's style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young,[3] as well as Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and Sufjan Stevens.
Dekker has said his influences include Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.
“ Music is interesting because it brings people together, and the more that I do this the more I realize the importance to that. ”
―Tony Dekker, Great Lake Swimmers


The band released its third full-length album, Ongiara, on March 27, 2007 in Canada and in May for the rest of the world. Although signing to Nettwerk early in 2007, Great Lake Swimmers continue to be managed by (weewerk). In September 2007, (weewerk) released a limited edition vinyl version of Ongiara. It was available in Australia through native indie label Speak N Spell.

Their fourth album, Lost Channels, was released on March 31, 2009.(Wikipedia Great Lake Swimmers)

Lost Channels
Lost Channels is an album by Canadian folk rock band Great Lake Swimmers, released on March 31, 2009.
Guest musicians appearing on the album include Serena Ryder, Bob Egan, Erin Aurich of A Northern Chorus and Paul Aucoin of Hylozoists.
The album was recorded in a variety of locations in and around the Thousand Islands, including Singer Castle near Hammond, New York, the Brockville Arts Centre in Brockville, Ontario and St. Brendans Church in Rockport, Ontario. It is named for the Lost Channel, a spot in the Thousand Islands where a reconnaissance boat from a British warship went missing in 1760.
The album's first single, "Pulling on a Line", was released as a preview track on Stereogum in January 2009.(Wikipedia Lost Channels)

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Pulling On A Line

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2009/05/16
Alicia Keys

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Alicia Augello Cook , better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress.

Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 11 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold nearly six million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.(Wikipedia Alicia Keys)



Studio albums
* Songs in A Minor (2001)
* The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)
* As I Am (2007)

Live albums
* Unplugged (2005)

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2009/05/15
Kate Voegele

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Kate Elizabeth Voegele (born December 8, 1986) is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actress from the Cleveland suburb of Bay Village, Ohio. She is currently signed to Interscope Records.

Voegele began gaining interest from record labels and management companies after recording a series of demos. The first demo "The Other Side" (released in 2003) was produced by multi-platinum, award winning producer Michael Seifert. Her second demo "Louder Than Words" (released in 2004) was produced by Marshall Altman. Kate signed a record deal with MySpace Records in 2006 and released her debut album Don't Look Away (produced by Marshall Altman) in May of 2007. The album has since sold over 225,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

She is releasing her second studio-album, A Fine Mess, in May, 2009 which is being produced by Mike Elizondo.(Wikipedia Kate Voegele)

Kate Voegele - A Fine Mess
She says the idea for the piano-driven pop number came to her while sitting in a plane, 30,000 feet above New York City. "I was just thinking about how Manhattan looks like a little piece of Lego", Voegele recalls, "but once you're inside, it's totally crazy and messy and there's a wonderful chaos going on all around the city".All About Music



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2009/05/14
Wilco

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Wilco Wikipedia Wilco (The Album)
Wilco (The Album) is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock group Wilco which is expected to be released June 30, 2009. The band has finished mastering the album and have released the track listing. According to lead singer Jeff Tweedy, the album will "allow [themselves] a little bit more leeway in terms of sculpting the sound in the studio and doing overdubs and using the studio as another instrument".
Prior to release, Wilco streamed the album on their website. Wilco Page

Wilco (The Album) will feature the first duet for Wilco, "You and I", which was recorded with Canadian indie folk singer Feist.
The band met Feist at the 50th Grammy Awards and found they had a mutual appreciation for each others' music.

The album was recorded in Neil Finn's recording studio (Roundhead studios) in Auckland, New Zealand. Members of Wilco were present to record material for a 7 Worlds Collide compilation album to benefit Oxfam. Guitarist Nels Cline and multi-instrumentalist Mikael Jorgensen provided overdubs once the band returned to Chicago, Illinois. The album was produced by the band and Jim Scott, who worked as an engineer on Being There, Summerteeth, and Sky Blue Sky.
The band joined Scott in Valencia, California to mix the album.

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DAMON and GRAHAM together again after 9 years. BLUR - This Is A Low live at the NME shockwaves 2009


In December 2008, Albarn and Coxon stated that Blur would reunite for a concert at Hyde Park on 3rd July 2009. However, after tickets for the concert sold out within 2 minutes of release, Blur announced a further date, with a performance at Hyde Park now scheduled for the 2nd July 2009.
The band also promised that they would announce more shows in the future.
These include a massive show at Oxegen 2009, with other shows, including a headlining performance at the Scottish outdoor show of T in the Park, announced on 5 February 2009.
Blur will also headline the 2009 Glastonbury Festival, playing the event on the Sunday night, for the first time since their headline slot in 1998.
Blur have also announced they will perform at the Manchester Evening News arena the same weekend as Glastonbury on Friday 26th June. The Klaxons & Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as support for the Manchester gig.(Wikipedia Blur )

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Bon Iver here

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My Brightest Diamond here

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Dark Was the Night is the twentieth compilation release benefiting the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Featuring exclusive recordings by a number of independent artists and production by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, the compilation was released on 16 February 2009 (UK) and 17 February 2009 (US) as a double CD, three vinyl LPs, or as a digital download.
John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization, was the executive producer for the album. The title is derived from the Blind Willie Johnson song "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground," which is covered on this collection by the Kronos Quartet.(Wikipedia Dark Was the Night)
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Bon Iver with My Brightest Diamond, and the National playing Flume. In support of the Red Hot benefit album Dark was the Night. Radio City Music Hall 5/3/09.

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2009/05/09
Jenny Lewis

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Lewis is a member and primary vocalist of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has released two solo albums.

Rilo Kiley is a Los Angeles-based indie rock band.
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Jenny Lewis - Vocals and keyboard
Blake Sennett - Guitar and Vocals
Pierre de Reeder - Bass
Jason Boesel - Drums

Members of our band also play with the Postal Service, Bright Eyes, the Elected, and Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins.

Discography(Wikipedia Jenny Lewis)
Rilo Kiley
* The Initial Friend (1999)
* Take-Offs and Landings (2001)
* The Execution of All Things (2002)
* More Adventurous (2004)
* Under the Blacklight (2007)

Solo
* Rabbit Fur Coat (2006) (with The Watson Twins)
* Acid Tongue (2008)

Other appearances
* Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002 ? Saddle Creek)
* Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003, Saddle Creek)
* The Postal Service - Give Up (2003, Sub Pop)
* The Good Life - Album of the Year' (2004, Saddle Creek)
* Dntel - Dumb Luck (2007, Sub Pop)
* Elvis Costello and the Imposters - Momofuku (2008, Lost Highway Records)


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2009/05/07
Iron and Wine

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Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name of folk rock singer-songwriter Samuel Beam.
his sister, Sarah Beam, performing a number of tracks from his albums, as well as a cover of New Order's "Love Vigilantes". Sarah Beam has contributed backing vocals on many of Beam's studio recordings.(Wikipedia Iron & Wine)

Discography
Albums
* The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
* Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
* The Shepherd's Dog (2007)
* Around the Well (2009) (B-sides and rarities compilation)
* Norfolk (Live album) (2009)

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Around the Well (2009) (B-sides and rarities compilation)

Around the Well is a recently announced compilation of previously unreleased tracks by the folk rock group Iron & Wine, scheduled for release on May 19, 2009.
The band is planning a tour in May 2009 in support of this release.

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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is the stage name of English artist Sam Duckworth and his band.
He is sometimes referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF, Slam Dunkworth, and "Charlie Khoo".
According to Duckworth, his stage name comes from a ZX Spectrum magazine.
One of the sections of the solution to the Batman computer game contained the header "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly".(Wikipedia Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)

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Searching for the Hows and Whys(2008)

Personal life

Duckworth is well known for his debating and love for a variety of different musical styles. Of late he has been guesting on the debut full length from Southend-based post-rockers Between the Screams. The album should see a release in early 2009. He has had run-ins with the British National Party after a racist attack in a nightclub two years ago, and he has since become an avid supporter of Love Music Hate Racism.He is also a Fairtrade supporter.

Love Music Hate Racism
Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) is a music-oriented campaign by the Anti-Nazi League and Unite Against Fascism. The campaign involves concerts aimed at spreading an anti-racist message. It follows in the tradition of the 1970s Rock Against Racism (RAR) campaign, which also involved the Anti-Nazi League.

Fairtrade certification
Fairtrade certification (Fairtrade, known as Fair Trade Certified in the United States and Canada) is a product certification system designed to allow people to identify products that meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards.
Overseen by a standard-setting body, FLO International, and a certification body, FLO-CERT, the system involves independent auditing of producers to ensure the agreed standards are met.



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2009/05/03
Metronomy

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Metronomy is an electronic music group formed by Joseph Mount in Totnes, Devon, England in 1999.
The current band consists of Joseph Mount (Composer, Singer, Keyboards and Guitar)and Oscar Cash (Saxophone, Backing Vocals and Keyboards).
Their music consists of instrumental electronic music and more recently, with the release of Nights Out, vocal electronic pop music.

Metronomy are accomplished remixers, having remixed many artists including: Dead Disco, Roots Manuva, Franz Ferdinand, Klaxons, The Young Knives, Zero 7, Ladytron, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Kate Nash, Love Is All, Late of the Pier,and Lykke Li.

Metronomy have, thus far, released two albums of original material, Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) and Nights Out. The singles and EPs "Radio Ladio", "My Heart Rate Rapid", "Holiday" and "Heartbreaker" all come from Nights Out.
( Wikipedia Metronomy)

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Nights Out(2009)

The artwork for the album was created by legendary airbrush artist Philip Castle.
Philip Castle is an airbrush artist, best known for designing posters for the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange and for Paul McCartney's Wings tour, among others. He was also responsible for the artwork of the hard rock video magazine, Hard'n'Heavy.
He has also painted the European poster for the Tim Burton film "Mars Attacks", and painted covers for the band Pulp, including their album "His'n'Hers" as well as the accompanying singles; Do You Remember the First Time and The Sisters E.P.
Most recently he was commissioned to create the artwork for Metronomy's 2008 album Nights Out as well as their single Heartbreaker.



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2009/05/02
Joe Purdy

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Joe Purdy: Last Clock On The Wall (2009)
Arkansas songwriter Joe Purdy has been putting out albums at a dizzying pace. In six years he's penned ten albums of original material, with six of those seeing daylight in the last two years. While his songs have appeared on a number of hit TV shows such as "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy," and "House, M.D.," Purdy opts to release his music independently rather than deal with record companies who would most likely try to impede his torrid pace. Purdy's latest album Last Clock On The Wall was recorded in a castle in Strathaven, Scotland, and most of the songs on the album were written on-site in the span of a week. You have to love the immediacy of the modern digital age. The very day Purdy completed recording and mixing the album, it was made available for download on his website. From the album cover down to the live-on-tape production aesthetic, Last Clock On The Wall has a decidedly old-timey feel. With harmonica, slide guitar, and banjo more prevalent than ever and the welcomed addition of violin, Last Clock proves to be Purdy's folksiest effort. The album opens with "Let Me Sing To You," a banjo-laden track that invokes images of a bearded troubadour in overalls plucking away on the porch of some weathered cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Folk fans will find much to love here, and if you like what you hear, I'd recommend delving into Purdy's extensive discography. If you purchase Last Clock ON The Wall directly from Purdy's website, you'll also receive two bonus tracks. -- Capt. Obvious

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Purdy's "Can't Get It Right Today" is currently featured on commercial advertisements for the Kia Spectra. The song is also used in many baseball games when the visiting makes a call to the bullpen.

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2009/05/01
Green Day

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21st Century Breakdown
21st Century Breakdown is the upcoming eighth studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day.
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( Wikipedia 21st Century Breakdown)
This album follows 2004's critically acclaimed American Idiot.
Regarding the pressure, Billie Joe Armstrong said, "We could take a sideways step or go back to our roots.
We chose to move forward. It's about reflecting what's been happening the past three years and putting it to melody with some bold statements."
The band has also stated that "This album is more.. religious," and it is influenced by Queen, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Beatles,and The Clash.
Green Day had been working on the album since 2006, but the band showed no signs of a new album until a video of the band recording in studio was posted on YouTube in October 2008.

Artwork
Responding on his personal blog, artist Sixten spoke about his design for 21st Century Breakdown's artwork. "I actually don't know who they are... they [the couple] were just friends of a friend at a party in Eskilstuna, Sweden, sometime in uh... 2000? Something like that. I wasn't even there." Instead, the artist explained, a mutual friend snapped a picture of the pair kissing, which then inspired Sixten. "I love their passion, and just had to make a stencil out of it to spread the love," he explained with images of the original picture and his stencil. "I've painted it a bit here and there on my travels over the years...I have so many memories connected to this image and it really means a lot to me. Glad it inspired someone."

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