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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox 190

It's finally Friday! And luckily for us, we have a long weekend ahead (much needed). But for those that doesn't, we have prepared a 'travellers' playlist. So, grab your backpack and get ready for the trip! Because thanks to the bands listed in our TOP TEN JUKEBOX you will be able to visit Seattle, Melbourne, Amsterdam or Osaka to discover flamboyant, new exciting tunes. Therefore, fasten properly your belt, the weekend begins here! And remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 189

Although we are in the midst of a busy weekend in which we are happily 'surrounded' by books, we still have time to propose you another TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Ten stunning tunes for you listening pleasure, full of exciting bands to discover, plus the return of our beloved Young Scum, sp we invite you to have fun and relax with the music we have selected for you and remember. As always, all are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Primavera Sound 2018: my draft schedule

Here comes one of our favourite Blog traditions! The timetables of the Primavera Sound Festival 2018 have been disclosed, so it's time to organize our, temptative, very early, work in progress, draft, personal schedule. Unfortunately, at first look (sure some additional bands will be added) it is clear this is the less exciting edition for us, with not too much we are really eager to see, plus some of the (usual) overlaps reducing the options even more. But anyway, while we do some 'research' to complete the routes (one of the most attractive things of Festivals) and keep an eye on the final surprises (that bigger and open hidden stage) here's what our PS 2018 looks like right now. Suggestions are kindly accepted!

Wednesday,  May 30th, Parc del Fòrum
19:00 Javiera Mena (Primavera with Apple Music)
20:00 Spiritualized with orchestra and choir (Auditori RockDelux)
20:55 Wolf Parade (Primavera with Apple Music)
22:15 Belle and Sebastian (Primavera with Apple Music)
Very temptative day, as the only mandatory gig would be Spiritualized. It still hurts that Belle and Sebastian has lost the aforementioned compulsory condition. But it's been a while now...

Thursday, May 31st, Parc del Fòrum
17:40 Vagabon (Primavera with Apple Music)
19:15 The Twilight Sad (Pitchfork)
19:40 Warpaint (Seat)
20:50 The War on Drugs (Mango)
23:00 Amaya Laucirica (Night Pro)
23:35 Fever Ray (Primavera with Apple Music)
23:40 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Mango)
Ok day with not a lot of must-see acts (The War on Drugs and Vagabon) but the additions of The Twilight Sad (although it clashes with Warpaint, first let down the Festival) and recently discovered Amaya Laucirica has made the day worthy. We end pretty early, which it seems is going to be some kind of a trademark of this PS' edition for us...

Friday, June 1st, Parc del Fòrum
16:50 Fontaines D.C. (Day Pro)
17:40 Waxahatchee (Primavera with Apple Music)
19:10 The Breeders (Mango)
20:20 Father John Misty (Seat)
21:30 The National (Mango)
23:30 Charlotte Gainsbourg (Primavera with Apple Music)
00:40 Cigarettes After Sex (Ray-Ban)
03:20 Omni (Adidas Originals)
The most promising day for us, with up to seven acts we are really willing to see, gets seriously jagged because Fontaines D.C. (soon to be featured at the Discoverer series) is only playing at Day Pro (meaning the city centre) and we don't have the superpower of ubiquity yet, and the gap until Omni's gig looks gigantic... Still, from Waxahatchee to Ms. Gainsbourg there's a pretty fine afternoon-evening awaiting us.

Saturday, June 2nd, Parc del Fòrum
17:00 Núria Graham (Ray- Ban)
18:55 Car Seat HeadRest (Mango)
20:10 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Adidas Originals)
21:30 Slowdive (Primavera with Apple Music)
22:45 Jay Som (Pitchfork)
23:50 Arctic Monkeys (Mango)
And the last big day is kind of dubious. Excited to see Rolling Blackouts and Slowdive (although we saw them in March in a much smaller venue, so it's hard that a Festival show could beat that experience), and there are some nice options to warm-up and await until the Monkeys gig ends PS 2018 for us... but is that all?

Sunday, June 3rd, 
Tigercats, Waxahatchee and Jay Som could be enough reasons to consider a return to Sunday's, more so if that allows us to making some schedule switches. We'll see...

Stay tuned for further developments!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 188

First weekend of May coming to it's end and, in order to cheer up this rainy but busy weekend, and begin the week with the needed energy, here's our latest round of the TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Again the playlist is full of different musical styles, so please allow yourselves to dive into these ten songs and discover a whole range of wonders & possibilities. From the return of beloved The Goon Sax to the alt-rock sounds of A Festival, A Parade, going through the vintage rock of The Saxophones or the indie-pop of The Sideways, there's quite a lot to enjoy and discover! Have a nice day and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Indie Anthology 83: essential songs

With all the **it taking place in Spain (and the world) right now and uncertainty (again) knocking our front door, it was time for a "happy tune" in our Indie Anthology. With that aim and thanks to the recent read/review on a highly recommendable book which revisits power-pop and new wave's most noteworthy acts, made me remember one of the most joyful bands ever. Let's go back to Athens, GA, again...

Song: Roam 
Artist: The B-52s 
Year: 1989

Pretty easy to figure out, it was R.E.M. who brought me to the B-52s' music, a music that, to be honest, didn't really click with me at first. Guess I always found hits like 'Rock Lobster' or 'Love Shack' a bit too playfully silly (I like 'Shinny Happy People', but it wouldn't rank among my R.E.M.'s favourite precisely). But with time and patience to dig a bit deeper I discovered several gems, like 'Give Me Back My Man' (their top tune if you ask me), 'Deadbeat Club' or this perfect-pop slice entitled 'Roam' (seems it was big hit in the States, though), arguably among the best songs for going on the road. Slightly psychedelic (that guitar line, looping around itself) and danceable, contagious (handclapping!), cheerful and sprightly inviting (easy when you have Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson intertwining voices) from the very first second. A tune to foster you into adventure...

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Discoverer 165: new indie findings

Four out latest discoverer series, we have scratched (just virtually, sadly) the world to bring you three music wonders honouring the noble tradition of melting guitars, melodies and arresting vocals in our ears &  head. It's all jangle out here!

Say Sue Me. Very excited to introduce you this quartet hailing from Busan, South Korea (yay for that!), and responsible of one of the records of the year so far. Formed in 2012, their debut album 'We've Sobered Up' arrived in 2014, followed by the EP 'Big Summer Night' a year later. But it was 2017 when the Asian combo began to make some blogosphere noise, thanks to British label Damnably Records compiling the two aforementioned releases in a self-titled album out in Europe and the US (Electric Muse did the same in Asia). Shortly after came the EP 'Semin' out for Record Store Day 2017, plus a split 7" single with the punk band Otoboke Beaver. And finally, since this April, we can enjoy their sophomore LP, 'Where We Were Together' (plus another EP, 'It's Just a Short Walk' just out for this RSD). Flirting with almost every subgenre where a guitar-driven melody takes the lead, from jangle-pop to sharper-noisier territories, sugar and some grit, Say Sue Me music is as infectious, quivering and enchanting as one can only dream about. Your next indiepop crush is here!  

Stephen's Shore. Back in old Europe to meet this band founded 2014 in gorgeous Stockholm, Sweden. They debuted in 2016 with EP 'Ocean Blue', out that August via Cloudberry Records and now, available since this March thanks to Spanish label Meritorio Records, we can relish in their first record, 'September's Love'. A moody, Byrdesque and cinematic take of jangle pop, somewhat as if one unexpected member of The Paisley Underground scene had appeared in the Nordic countries, Stephen's Shore music is perfect for wide open landscapes and long car breezy drives. Sun-baked pop wonders...   

The Catherines. And we end out trip in Hamburg, Germany, to meet Heiko Schneider's stirring music proposal. Involved in other musical endeavours such as The Pippinger Flur or Darlin' Disco, at the very beginning of 2017 he decided he wanted to indulge himself in a simpler sonic adventure completely of his own. With that idea he went into the studio with the sole dogma of playing, singing and recording a song in no longer than a day. So, if you go check his bandcamp (something you should do asap) you'll find fourteen tunes to date (latest one just surfaced and includes the vocals of Sandra Ost) in a collection that sounds, looks and I can bet smells like a treaty in classic, enduring lo-fi indiepop. Tasty Spanish label Mondo Canapé put out a (now sold out) tape with eight of his tunes this March, so fingers crossed there's another release in the very near future. From Hamburg with Love!  

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 187

We need a break. Seriously. Time out. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This week has reached another step towards the certification of Spain as a fascist regime. Corruption and mafia (this time within the ruling governing party, by no means the first time) in the umpteenth & embarrassing case of political corruption within the government of Madrid. And yesterday, another despicable, shameful judicial decision. It's rape not-all-honourable magistrates. No is always No. Who stops the system when it constantly betrays you? The answer is US, only US. Sorry for the rant, but this week has been infuriating. So, if you share our feelings, or just need, want a distraction here's out latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, fully loaded with new groups and great songs to begin what will be another long weekend for some. A soundtrack, we hope, to "breath some fresh air". Take care and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)