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Jun 29, 2011

Bushwick Walkabout Festival Announced!

RethinkPopMusic and BirdDog Productions are pleased to announce:
Bushwick Walkabout two-day festival July 15th and 16th at Brooklyn Fireproof (outdoors) featuring over a dozen amazing bands, fiscally irresponsible ticket prices and FREE booze.
DATE: June 15th & 16th, 2011 VENUE: Brooklyn Fireproof Outdoors
VENUE ADDRESS: 119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY Map Link
PRICE: Early Bird Two-Day Pass: $10 | Presale Tickets: $15 | Single Day Tickets: $10 at the door
(from doors until we run out… we have a lot)
Bushwick Walkabout Flyer
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Jun 29, 2011

Scoundrels – “Gulf Of Mexico” (video)

About a month ago, we posted the audio stream of Scoundrels‘ latest single, ‘Gulf Of Mexico’. Today, just ahead of their debut LP launch party at Ginglik in Shepherd’s Bush tomorrow night (30 June), they’ve premiered the video to the single online.

Up-and-coming British actor Leo Wyndham plays a busker who becomes disillusioned with life in the UK, and longs to return to the cajun, zydeco infused culture of Louisiana, where the band spent some much publicised time year. As we’ve said before, it’s a great track, which is now accompanied with a charming and beautifully shot clip that should see their stock rise even further.

The self titled album was released on Monday. It’s available digitally, or if you’d like to go all retro, there’ll be hard copies available at the gig tomorrow. A live version of ‘Arrogance Blues’ (recorded at Riflemaker Studios) is downloadable via their website now.

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Jun 28, 2011

Channel Cairo – “Underrated Grace” (live demo) // FREE MP3

Ahead of our impending single release from the amiable Anglo-French quintet Channel Cairo, we’ve decided to whet your appetites with a free mp3 download of their track ‘Underrated Grace’.

Not the original studio version (nor the thumping set centerpiece you’ve heard at their shows), but a live demo which strips the track to its bare bones, with just vocals and piano audible. It’s sure to be a collector’s item in years to come, and is a beautiful, haunting piece that should give you some idea of what to expect from ‘Elephant Room’ (previously just ‘Elephants’) which hits the stores on 29 August. Grab it below.

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Jun 22, 2011

Anna Calvi – “Desire” (video)

Check out the video to Anna Calvi‘s great new single “Desire” – certainly the most commercial thing she’s done to date and a real highlight of her Domino released debut album. Clearly, the label have saved the hard hitter for the summer festival season, and a big impact now now should leave the campaign in good stead for the subsequent “I can’t believe she’s playing there” tour in the autumn (it’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in this instance).

Before everything kicked off, we were lucky enough to host two of Anna’s early shows – at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green in November 2008 and The Wilmington Arms in February 2009. Were you at either of these gigs? The second one was particularly special, full of high drama and Calvi’s virtuoso guitar playing – one of those nights where jaws uniformly fell to the floor.

Check out Calvi’s cover of “Surrender” below, which recently appeared as the B-side to her last single, “Blackout”. The song is a Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman adaptation of a 1902 Neopolitan ballad entitled “Torna a Surriento” (“Come Back to Sorrento”), and was also taken on board by Elvis Presley, who scored a number one with it in 1961. Get all that? Good.

MP3: Anna Calvi – Surrender

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Jun 22, 2011

Introducing: Age Of Giants

It’s always exciting when one discovers some great new music out of the blue. On this latest occasion, it’s an outfit in their formative stages called Age Of Giants, a Brussels based quartet playing what we’ve seen described as ‘majestic dark pop’. You’ve got to be some sort of “pop” these days, don’t you (recent ones we’ve seen include “night”, “big”, “space” and “weird”), and “majestic dark” sums this lot up pretty nicely.

You may well have heard the vocals before – front man David Caggiari was previously in mid noughties London group Apartment, who amongst many other things, headlined an LFC event at the now defunct Luminaire venue in May 2007 (they also supported Jimmy Eat World on tour once).

It was quite a performance that night, and with a great debut LP dropping that year (The Dreamer Evasive), we were slightly saddened to see the band drift off into the sunset shortly after. All sharp, post-punk riffs, black attire (initially), and baritone singing, they were possibly The Killers or the Editors that, for whatever reason, didn’t bulldoze their way into the public’s consciousness.

In any case – fans of Apartment (like us) will be pleased to see DC back in action making music again. His voice has always been eloquent and impassioned, traits certainly displayed on Age Of Giants’ debut offering ‘Cold In The Water’. All hush hush at the start before upping a gear on 1:22 and developing into a foot-to-the-floor, fist-pumping stomper by the end, it’s not a million miles away from the template that’s seen Mumford And Sons turn into global superstars overnight. It’s a fine, optimism filled first offering that we imagine would go down a storm live.

Cold In The Water by AGEOFGIANTS

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