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Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 241

After two weeks in Baltic lands (what a pleasure to finally travel, discover new places, and disconnect from routine) we have returned to our beloved-hated Barcelona, just in time to celebrate the festivities of the city, with great concerts ahead... if the weather allows it. So, taking advantage of this happy mood, we restart our TOP TEN JUKEBOX, as many great tunes are awaiting you to be heard. Hope you enjoy them, and remember to join us in our Soundcloud page.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 240

We are so tempted (again) to devote the post to enumerate all the ridiculous, embarrassing and/or shameful political actions that are happening around the globe right now, from the uncontrolled fires in the Amazon and Siberia (let's thank their respective dictators for the great job done), the dramatic refugee and migrant crisis, with the supposed leaders of the free world from the States and Europe behaving like straight fascists, or basically looking at their own navel (elections coming soon), doing nothing for humans being suffering... Oops we already did it. Sorry for the rant, but this are simply disgraceful times. Luckily, we can take a break (or momentary shelter) in music, so here's our new TOP TEN JUKEBOXfull of gems awaiting to be discovered (some standout tracks here, guaranteed), plus the stunning comebacks of Whitney and Blog 'old pals' The Weeding Present. A way to avoid falling into pessimism and bleak reality. So, please enjoy, take care, and remember to join us in our Soundcloud page.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 239

Finally it's Friday! Because who says there is no one working at the office in August? Well, there's still some crazy people (like us) going around and getting up early (with the same expression as you at the subway, meaning why are we here and still working?). While we discount days for our desired holidays (not until September this year), we continue bringing you some music discoveries, because luckily for all of us, good music doesn't take holidays either. This time, with a very varied and eclectic TOP TEN JUKEBOX where you can explore and immerse yourself in different musical styles and rhythms. Have fun and remember don't forget to join us in our Soundcloud page. 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 238

This post was supposed to be about our latest batch of exciting music findings, packed in the latest TOP TEN JUKEBOXaccompanied by some references on how unpleasant and uncomfortable is living under a permanent heatwave in and even more disgusting Barcelona in August. But the great David Berman, one of these criminally underrated music genius, passed away this week. We were just starting to unveil his new, out of the blue, songs under the moniker of Purple Mountains (as expected, several gems awaiting to be heard), getting excited with the chance of a tour that would include Spain (a Primavera Sound with Pavement and Berman, can you imagine?) but reality has shown its most brutal face. Deeply sad. Although we admit it has been somewhat heartwarming to see how many people have shown their love for the (not so known, we thought) artist online. We are certain the best way to pay a tribute to this wry indiepop poet is recovering/discovering his amazing legacy (if you don't know about Silver Jews, you're about to enter into a goldmine, enjoy), as well as searching for all the stunning tunes that are available out there like, maybe, the ones we propose in our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 237

Back from (another) emotionally intense week, although this time, the happy news have won by a landslide, and already into the first weekend of August. The month in which everything seems to stop, but here we are, providing you with more exciting new tunes in our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. So, wherever you read us, we are pretty sure this collection of songs will supply you with the perfect soundtrack for to let yourself go, disconnect and relax as much as possible. Hit play, have fun, and remember all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 236

After an intense week between hospital and work, (it seems that 2019 doesn't let us get away from doctors) and keeping in mind that music is one of the best remedies we can find to streesful situations, here we leave you our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX ready to delight your ears. As it happened last week, in this new playlist you can find consecrated artists such as David Kilgour, the promising comeback of DIIV and excellent new discoveries such as Erin Rae. So, those who can, enjoy the sunny (and breezier) Sunday and remember all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 235

One more week, one more heatwave... and one more TOP TEN JUKEBOX, ready to knock you out with ten amazing tunes prepared for your ears only. With long time favourites such as The Popguns (they never disappoint), more recent finds such as Whitney (really looking forward for their sophomore album, since we saw them at Primavera Club three years ago, they became a mandatory act to follow), and our trademark rush of discoveries, ranging from that indiepop touch of Flying Fish Cove, to guitar-driven stunners by the likes of Purling Hiss or Daydream. A very diverse compilation to meet all tastes. Have fun and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 234

Pretty sure many of you are already in 'holidays mood', meaning that you are counting down the days or, even better, reading us from your summer retreat (preferably away from Barcelona's dog days and constant sweltering). Whatever the case, here we come, inviting you to fasten your seatbelt and get on board our particular music 'plane', our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX! A wordlwide trip, with exciting stops at the Antipodes, Europe, Central America and the United States. Not bad for just a playlist, huh? Have a nice weekend and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Best Songs of the Year far

It took us a little while (it has been a really thoughtful decision) but, as promised, here's the second of our "best of the year so far" lists, with our 40 favourite songs halfway through 2019! As in the previous list of records & EPs, the tunes are not ranked, just listed in alphabetical order (only one per group is allowed). The result is, in our humble opinion, an amazing collection of music that needs to be vindicated and celebrated, so we encourage you to hurry up and enjoy the playlist below.

4AM- The Maureens
A Bird a Bee the Humanity- The Leisure Society
Alexandra- RVG
Bad Blood- Working Men’s Club
Booksmart- Holiday Ghosts
Cattails- Big Thief
Cotton & Cane- Olden Yolk
Diary of a Rose- Mega Bog
Dylan Thomas- Better Oblivion Community Center
Either Way- Jeanines
Father Mountain- Calexico and Iron & Wine
For Maurice- Hobby Club
Forever Half Mast- Lucy Dacus
Head Alone- Julia Jacklin
Holograms- Tiny Ruins
Honey- Drugdealer
Kamane Tarhanin- Mdou Moctar
Kennedy Hair- Martha Ffion
Light Years- The National
Love Keeps Kicking- Martha
Marketing- The Black Fever
Nothing at All- The Stroppies
Old Man- Stella Donnelly
Olympians- Andrew Bird
One Bird in the Sky- Robert Forster
Red Bull & Hennesy- Jenny Lewis
Seventeen- Sharon Van Etten
Shitty Ballet- Bleached
Sicilian Crest- The Mountain Goats
Television Screens- Fontaines D.C.
Texas Instruments- Priests
That’s Where the Trouble Started- Rose Elinor Dougall
The Barrel- Aldous Harding
Tumult Around the World- Titus Andronicus
Turtleneck- Elenin
Twelve Divisions of the Day- Drahla
Un Bosque- Pauline en la Playa
Under Your Spell- Annie Taylor
Weird Ways- Strand of Oaks
You’re Not Always On My Mind- Quivers

And if you want to check the previous years, click on 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 201520162017 and 2018 selections!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Best Records and EPs of the year 2019... so far

Last day of June, meaning half of 2019 is about to pass. To be honest, it's been a pretty shitty year so far for us and, among other, much bigger and personal letdowns, it has been a period of time in which we have clearly struggled to keep with our regular frequency of posts. But that doesn't mean we aren't listening to music. By no means. And to prove it, today we are unveiling our traditional 25 best records and EPs of the year so far! Albums are listed in alphabetical order (in December we will rank the final list) as, for now, we are just enumerating the records (don't care about the length either) that we have enjoyed the most during this six months. Endlessly open and ready for suggestions, as it always should be, we hope you like it, encouraging you to listen carefully. And stay tuned, our favourite songs from the fist half of 2019 are just around the corner!

Aldous Harding- Designer
Arista Fiera- Mi Defensa Personal
Bedouine- Birds Songs of a Killjoy
Better Oblivion Community Center- Better Oblivion Community Center
Business of Dreams- Ripe for Anarchy
Butcher the Bar- III
Desperate Journalist- In Search of the Miraculous
El Palacio de Linares- Largos Agotadores
Ex Hex- It’s Real
Fontaines D.C.- Dogrel
Holiday Ghosts- West Bay Playroom
I Was a King- Slow Century
Jeanines- Jeanines
Jenny Lewis- On the Line
Jessica Pratt- Quiet Signs
Julia Jacklin- Crushing
Seablite- Grass Stains and Novocaine
She Keeps Bees- Kinship
Stella Donelly- Beware of Dogs
Strand of Oaks- Eraserland
Swimming Tapes- Morningside
The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness- Dead Calm
The National- I Am Easy to Find
The Stroppies- Whoosh!
Tiny Ruins- Olympic Girls

More lists? Click on the years to check our 2011201220132014201520162017, and 2018 selections!

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 233

Last weekend of June, and first heatwave of the summer across Europe (thanks a lot climate change deniers). So, before taking shelter anywhere you can find fresher airs, here we propose you new music pearls awaiting to be discovered in our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. A soundtrack of eclectic sounds, with folky vibes, komische tunes, wiry art-punk and knockout indiepop, ready to help you combat the heat and your daily routine. So press play, don't forget to hydrate yourself properly, and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 232

Finally it's Friday! Also, this weekend we have an extra day off due to Saint John festivity, so before heading to relax in the mountains (yes, we aren't fans of fireworks and the noise that goes along with this party) we bring you another round of our beloved TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Ten excellent songs for those who decide to have a different soundtrack to celebrate the summer solstice. Surely, it isn't the most mainstream music, although if you are regular followers of this blog, you already know that we love to search for new groups and rhythms against trending music tides. In any case, we urge you to press play and have a really nice weekend. And remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 231

After a little hiatus and a pretty busy month of June ahead, with plenty of activities and short (luckily!) trips, we take advantage of this quiet Sunday to bring you our last TOP TEN JUKEBOX. A playlist full of exciting tunes, with a summer aftertaste, because we already have it around the corner! We encourage you to immerse yourself into the new proposals and let yourselves be influenced by their evocative rhythms. Hope you enjoy it and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Primavera Sound in brief, day 3

As promised, here comes the final post on "our" Primavera Sound Festival (PS) 2019, with the quick summary of what happened in Saturday's 1st, plus a comment on Sunday's 2nd. One more time, let's talk about music!

The Good
Built to Spill: Another box to be checked in this PS, we were finally able to see the Boise band lead by Doug Martsch live. And in a very special occasion, performing the flawless 'Keep It Like a Secret', in what it became an hour of getting completely lost in the sound, during which the Primavera stage transformed in the 'Center of the Universe' for a rapturous while. Not-so-secret, happily.
Best kept secret from Idaho. Photo: Bloodbuzzed

Jarvis, making you dance and jump... again
Photo: Bloodbuzzed
Jarv Is: It's a no-brainer. If Jarvis Cocker is in the building you go watch what he's about to offer. He's just one of a kind. On Saturday, at Ray-Ban stage he presented his new music adventure, Jarv Is, delivering a set of newbies. Obviously, that made the audience unable to connect fully, but the Sheffield's icon, in our opinion one of the best frontmans ever, can't miss a beat. Promising sounds, theatrical moves, odd, hilarious engagements with the crowd (that Italian guy, freaking out). Jarvis never disappoints.

Filthy Friends: Another mandatory gig, despite taking place on Sunday and having to suffer some trap act (beyond terrible) before two Blog superheroes, Peter Buck and Corin Tucker, took the CCCB stage, alongside the great company of an hyperactive Kurt Bloch, a shiny happy Scott McCaughey and the efficient Linda Pittmon on drums. There were some issues regarding Tucker's vocals (windy afternoon), but the energy and easygoing attitude, plus the strength of the diaphanous rock tunes contributed for a very pleasing afternoon, a nice way to end our PS with a smile.
The mighty friends. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
The Bad
Saturday's holes and mixtures: It was something to be expected. The PS turn towards mainstream, embracing the most commercial side of R&B, latin music, prefabricated pop, reggaeton or trap... took its toll, creating several huge gaps in our schedule during Saturday. Not much to see, if you weren't interested (at all) in the 'New Normal', a situation that is rare (and disappointing) in a Festival with such a great offer. But, in the other hand, maybe we shouldn't complain that much, because the amount of dubious acts were all programmed in Mordor, so we didn't have to visit the most exhausting area of the Festival, avoiding not only the unwanted music, but also the biggest crowds, allowing us to enjoy the ones we want to watch in a much more comfortable way instead.

The Queen
Stereolab: The most anticipated gig of the PS for us (never seen live before), but we must admit the previous excitement (another couple of Blog heroes in Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane) was mixed with some concerns, regarding the possible clash of their experimental indiepop musik with this "millennial era" of permanent distraction. But the doubts quickly vanished, replaced by a stunning perfomance, rockier than expected, dynamic and energetic, making the audience dance with their komische sounds. Playing in the milky night of Barcelona... 
At the French Disko. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
Here are the links of the previous chapters! Day 1 and Day 2