Category Archives: rock

Tame Impala doing the mosquito tour

In Europe this summer: Tame Impala. I’m sure you can still get tickets to some of those.

Here are all their upcoming gigs via last.fm.

The tameimpala.net staff might be a bit biased when they say:

If Tame Impala are coming to your area, check them out.  Their live shows are no less than an amazing tsunami of psychedelic lights, music, dreamy melodies, pounding, primal drums, droning, thumping solid bass and tripped out fuzz guitars blending together to form long jams on their songs that were trips before, but become journeys live. To see them live is a true experience.

But I’m pretty sure that’s the routine.

 

 

 

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Women Signed

Having no clue what that meant, I checked the email boldly stating “Women Signed to Jagjaguwar” fully expecting women. Alas, Women are in fact men.

The music is lo-fi rock. Psyched out, interstellar and crepuscular, like you’re on a cardboard spaceship with weird acoustics, flying around a 60s black and white TV screen.

Black Rice mp3

Group Transport Hall mp3

Self-titled album out the 7th of October in the US.

Artist Page on Jagjaguwar

The Carps

You will have been warned not to stay too close to the speakers but you’ll already be deaf, and your hearing will lie on the altar of Carpedia.

Being from a pretend hood and all, The Carps are seriously difficult to come by if you google them; hooray then, that leaves us with the music, with the Gargantuan bass, rhythm and bong-a-bong feast that is Carpedia aka The Young and Passionate Days Of Carpedia.

So, is it soul, is it rock? By the why-aren’t-my neighbours calling the police-sound of this visceral, maniacal, theatrical and envioronment-altering plenitude of sound, it’s both – rock with pieces of soul chopped up and scattered around.

Neil White is a Brit, I can see how. You do get warned to get away from the speakers, which is gentlemanly (and also lawsuit-panic induced?). He is the garage punk vibe of the duo, while Jahmal Tonge is the Motown and Stax fiend who has some Caribbean gospel to thank for the sheer stream of godliness (the laic kind) pulsating through the music.

No cracks or splits, The Carps’ genius sprawls throughout the EP; its or its’ future brothers and sisters’ commercial success is only a matter of time.

As a sidenote, I think this is what Bloc Party could have been, somehow the fizz just fuzzed on their latest album.

I leave you with the music, the only reason why.

Let’s Fall In Love mp3 (alternate link)

All The Thugs I Know mp3 (alternate link)

buyable

(Note: Some Gracenote(TM!) issues with the file names, the whole streamable EP on The Carps’ myspace shows the right order)

Mason Proper

I have to have you check out Mason Proper, they remind me of what I used to listen to in the 90s; so 90s rock it goes and I love their artwork. This has a certain ching-a-ling that gets under my nostalgic skin.

click for the Flickr set

download Miss Marylou Carreau mp3

download 100 Years mp3

The other half of the post is in Romanian, because not only am I a patriot, I have missed Romanian indie rock gigs to prove it.

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