Music Monday: Float Fall

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Local artist to: Leuven Belgium

RIYL: The XXDresses, Dream Pop, Male-Female duo

Odes to some far and vague past, attended by grey organs and old strings, delivered by a horn and raw electronica. That cool quiet just before faith hits. However filled with suppressed nostalgia, they keep looking towards the future. They, that’s Float Fall.
A duo that succeeds in taming the silence and dreaming dreams until everything turns out all right just once more. Rozanne Descheemaekers’ voice guides you straight through the freezing tracks, but afterwards quietly snuggles up to the hoarse vocals of Ruben Lefever.
Float Fall’s songs make you move into another world, one lacking any final description, but a good place to be nonetheless. A place where the dull rustle of the past gets its second chance. Right up to the moment that dream and reality collide. source

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Music Monday (SXSW edition): Shigeto

Shigeto

Local artist to: Brooklyn New York

RIYL: Samiyam, Electronic, Jazz

Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades. source
Shigeto played the Ghostly International showcase at Bumbershoot a few months ago and we only caught a little. I hope to see more at SXSW 2012. Check back every Monday for a new band to check out at the next SXSW.

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Music Monday: Walls

walls

local artist to: manchester, england & vasto, italy

riyl: four tet, delorean, drum machines, synth!

check out walls opening for battles this wednesday at neptune theatre in seattle.

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(wednesday) hits me like a rock

did you go to the css show at neptune last night seattleites?? i wanted to but just wasn’t feelin’ it. i didn’t even know there was a new album until yesterday. oops. i do love me some css and hope they are around on the music fest circuit next year.

Music Monday: Errors

errors

local artist to: glasgow scotland uk

riyl: post rock, experimental, electronica, holy fuck

errors is currently on tour opening for mogwai. i saw them in seattle last week and they stole the show. check them out!

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Music Monday: Yuko

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s band:

yuko

local band to: brussels belgium

riyl: explosions in the sky, de portables, indietronica, post-rock

etc: i love belgium. that is all.

photo courtesy myspace

yuko makes music
for times when ears are sore

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Music Monday: The Gentleman Losers

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s band:

the gentleman losers

local band to: helsinki finland

riyl: pan american, alias & ehren, low

the gentleman losers’ music has been called post-rock, alt-country, folktronica and ambient americana. it’s been described as mesmerizing, cinematic, soothing, and ominous. there’s been comparison to vincent gallo, boards of canada, stars of the lid and angelo badalamenti, as well as neil young’s dead man soundtrack and ry cooder’s paris, texas. it has been called music from a land inhabited by kerouac’s characters.

it’s a land of long forgotten crooners on crackly old 78s. tapes with no name, found in a basement. a telefunken mixer from the 1950s. midnight recording sessions in a haunted house. the distant din of the city. the silence of the woods. freight trains in the horizon. abandoned towns on the edge of the desert. fading photographs of lives past. dead butterflies fluttering in the setting sun. a darkness approaching. an archipelago of insomnia. memories of things to come.

*photo & blurb courtesy of the gentleman losers website. listen to their music.*