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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Discoverer 4: new indie findings

Let's go with the round of indie suggestions!

The Primitives. Well, The Primitives are not the definition of a new band. Part of the "blonde indiepop" scene (Transvision Vamp, The Darlin Buds), they were formed in 1985, had a huge hit single in 1988 (remember "Crash"?) and split in 1992. But after nearly 18 years, the band reformed for a series of live shows, and went back into the studio, releasing a four track EP, "Never Kill a Secret" this February. Infectious and catchy indiepop.

ArmisticeDiscovered thanks to the excellent blog Let Me Like It, behind Armistice we have Jay Malinowski, Bedouin Soundclash's frontman, and Beatrice Martin, better known as the successful (600.000 albums sold worldwide) Coeur de Pirate. They first collaborated on Soundclash's latest album, then decided to embark on a special project, with the help of the mariachi band El Bronx, responsible of the unique backdrop for the alternative folk of the duo. The results are superb, like on this "Mission Bells", the first song from the "Armistice EP", out now.

Brown Recluse. Timothy Meskers and Mark Saddlemire formed Brown Recluse in 2006. They released a couple of EPs and had supporting slots for bands like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart or Dirty Projectors, they expanded to a six-piece group and keep writing tunes. So all this process has culminated in "Evening Tapestry" their debut album, a collection of charming pop tunes that recalls the psych pop of The Zombies, Belle and Sebastian and the sounds of the Elephant 6 collective. Complex and rich, subtle and harmonious, the album is full of pop gems, like this wonderful "Impressions of a City Morning".

Brown Recluse - Impressions of a City Morning by Slumberland Records

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