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Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 144

Back from the great Wales Goes Pop! Many many thanks to the organizers, bands and friendly people there. Awesome days... followed by a pretty exhausting week (what a let down to go back to "normal" after the memorable weekend), but here we are, ready to offer you a new chapter of our TOP TEN Jukebox while we work on the Festival review. Many discoveries, most of them new at the blog, plus the lovely return of Skittle Alley. See, we almost have time for everything! Enjoy and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!).

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 143 (Wales Goes Pop Special!)

As we enthusiastically announced before, we are heading to the Wales Goes Pop this weekend! We are so excited about it that we have decided to prepare a special version of our weekly Jukebox with some of the bands and artists we are going to enjoy in Cardiff. Names we have been dying to see live finally, like Honeyblood, Joanna Gruesome or Martha Ffion, bands we are devoted of, as Fear of Men, Linda Guilala or The Schooland many "most promising discoveries" like Winter Coat, Sacred Paws or Neurotic Fiction. So, you really have a lot to listen! Have a really nice weekend and remember, all songs are available at our special Spotify playlist. (Join Us!). Wales awaits us!!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 142

Easter break is almost here! We can touch it literally with the palm of our hands! While we are counting down days for our trip to the Wales Goes Pop (holidays and music, always the best combination) here's another round of our TOP TEN JUKEBOX. This week we have a really great playlist full of newcomers and the return to form of several Blog "crushes", like Mermaidens, Terry Malts or Cayetana. So take a deep breath and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud page (Join Us!).

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Discoverer 154: new indie findings

Our discoverer series today goes back and forth continents to introduce us into the exciting music of three diverse proposals (all female fronted). Prepare your ears and let the travel begin!

Hurray for the Riff Raff. We have to talk very seriously about Alynda Segarra, folks. This singer/songwriter of Puerto Rican descent grew at the Bronx, New York, initially getting into music through hardcore punk. But she shifted that noisy direction for American roots music, wandering around the country for a while, then settling in New Orleans in 2007. There she performed in the streets and with the Dead Man Street Orchestra. before, that same year, she first used that flamboyant moniker for the first time, self-releasing EP 'Crossing the Rubicon'. More self-releases, like the albums 'It Don't Mean I Don't Love You' or 'Young Blood Blues', followed until Spring of 2011, when Loose Music compiled the best of the aforementioned LPs for a self-titled record that pushed forward Segarra's career, who kept the rhythm of activity with third album 'Look Out Mama' and the bluegrass and folk covers collection 'My Dearest Darkest Neighbor' in 2013. Then Segarra signed with ATO, coming out with the praised 'Small Town Heroes' in 2014, while she relocated to Nashville. A singular trajectory that now has a superb latest chapter entitled 'The Navigator'. A concept, socially and politically committed album, out since this March, that is a big, bold and beautiful music statement, one in which Segarra expands her sonic palette beyond the folk-blues, embracing latino sounds (son cubano, salsa, bomba) and vintage pop. The result is a rich, meaningful and necessary XXI classic. Pa’lante, Alynda, pa'lante.

HaterIt's always a good idea to move to Sweden, and even more so if we add such a great reason as discovering this Malmö-based quartet formed in early 2016. They quickly debuted with EP 'Radius' that same summer after signing with the highly recommendable PNKSLM, quickly making some buzz within the music press and the blogosphere. And now they are back with first LP 'You Tried' out since this March. Intense and emotional indiepop, propelled by the arresting lead vocals of Caroline Landahl (what a powerful presence), recalling an urgent, bitter and straightforward version of Alvvays. Hater music is a powerful Lovers gonna love...

Lunch Ladies. And we end in New Jersey to meet this quartet formed in 2014, extremely young (half of the combo still in high school), but with great expectations and an already solid local reputation forged in their "other" bands. First demos surfaced in late 2015, followed in late December of 2016 by the solitary tune 'Daydreams', a bandcamp gift to anticipate the arrival of 'Down on Sunset Strip', mini-album debut out since this March via Good Eye Records. As if The Pastels where sittin'pretty in front of a hazy yet somewhat warm, inviting beach (does it makes sense?), the Ladies' music is melodious and melancholic, dreamy but not escapist, cinematic but still "flesh and bones" or, better said, humming guitars lines and Cynthia Rittenbach's irresistible vocals. Band to follow closely and check your heart with...        

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 141

IT troubles solved (not a computer crush but a pretty serious upset), so here we are, ready to fire back with our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. It's a diverse playlist conformed mostly with exciting "newbies" plus a few "repeaters", like Horsebeach or Rat Columns returning in knockout form, or the latest tune from our beloved Bleached. Lot to love here! Have a nice weekend and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud page (Join Us!).

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 140

Do you feel tired, kind of dizzy, without energy? Well, it's the first week of Spring, what did you expect? We are all feeling the same way (don't get me started about the nonsense but mandatory change of hour coming Saturday/Sunday), so we are ready to cheer up a bit our "seasonal emotional state" with our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. This time with few familiar faces, only Black Honey and Adult Mom, joining a bunch of new proposals to pay attention to, like The Bright Light Social Hour or Trementina's terrifc tunes. Plenty to discover! Have a nice weekend and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud page (Join Us!).

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Indie Anthology 78: essential songs

More immortal music coming in our Anthology section! From the Antipodes to the other kingdom of indiepop, Scotland, in order to get disarmed by one of the finest albums of the 90s, from a shamefully underrated band (happily reactivated by the way). It's all jangle over here!

Song: Obscurity Knocks
Artist: The Trash Can Sinatras
Year: 1990
First, the mandatory question. It's The Trash Can Sinatras or the plain & shorter Trashcan Sinatras? I discovered them as the first option, so that's why I'm sticking with it. When Internet & mp3 weren't so all over the place, and discovering music was quite a bit harder (but much more exciting), there were those sort of compilations folders in the computers made after too many hours of song-hunting. I had one (no kidding) named Scotland unknowns (work in progress) and my two standouts there were 'Obscurity Knocks' and 'Maybe I Should Drive' (I just tossed a coin to choose between the two!). It took me a while to properly listen to 'Cake', the majestic album that included the two gems. What a glorious record, still sounding as emotional and fresh as the first day I listened. Of course, there's the guitar lines, inviting and gently at first, more upbeat and anthemic as the chorus arrives, preparing the listener for the whole burst of pop adrenaline (the harmonies before the final rush, gosh!) arriving in its mesmerizing last minute. But there were also the lyrics, which I guess helped  A LOT to make the difference back then... You know when you discover a song at the right age and seems is talking about you? That's 'Obscurity Knocks' for me, with the killer line "looking at my watch and i’m half-past caring". The bites behind the beauty, the knocks of light beneath the darkness or viceversa.. What a song, what a band!