Archive for February, 2011

Porcelain Raft

February 28th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments

This week’s artist of the week makes intimate, lo-ish fi dream-pop. I somehow stumbled onto him several months ago and knew he was awesome, but wasn’t sure if other people were going to catch on. But now it looks like they’re starting to. The artist of the week is…

PORCELAIN RAFT!!!

Porcelain Raft is Mauro Remiddi, a 37-year-old musical artist living in London, England. He used to be part of a band called Sunny Day Sets Fire but he left because he felt like he was “faking it”, retreating to his bedroom to make his current stuff. And amazingly, things appear to be working out – he’s currently playing festivals, opening for bands like Blonde Redhead and Tennis, and getting written up about in Pitchfork.

So why is Porcelain Raft awesome? Well, the guy knows his way around a beautiful melody and a good line, and his songs have depth to them, they’re not just pop ditties. The song I blogged about before, “Strange Feeling”, is so strange and otherwordly in its depiction of such simple things: “I knew a man/who was shaking some hands/I tell everybody, oh what a man/I met tonight/He was smart and very kind.” The leading track of the recent Gone Blind EP, “Tip Of Your Tongue” has such a pretty little refrain, it’s amazing no one’s ever taken advantage of that idiomatic saying before for a song. And also, it just feels like a great, simple pop song. ‘Nuff said.

He’s also got a great little website where he posts videos and songs and stuff all the time.

So yeah…it’s good music.

Treefight For Sunlight

February 26th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

I think I just orgasmed in my ear. These trippy Danes are seriously good. (Via No Fear Of Pop)

Treefight For Sunlight – What Became Of You And I?

Triptides

February 26th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

This reading week may kill me. Only one day left till it’s over but daymmm, I’ve just been going to sleep later and later cuz those fuckers downstairs have been pumping dubstep till like 5 am every day since Wednesday. And the amazing thing is that last night it wasn’t even the usual fuckers, but the ones on the floor below them! Though admittedly they were really nice when I told them to just turn it off completely after two attempts at “just turn it down,” which didn’t seem to do the trick. But fuck, these guys are like double teaming us. Every fucking night man.

I got out of bed today at around 12, now I’m just of just woozing right through this Saturday. Indiana band Triptides is helping me kind of get on with my day. Their smudged, surreal lo-fi surfy-garage is just dreamy/pretty enough to jive with my headspace, and the speed of things isn’t too fast, but just enough to get my gears turning today. Check out their new album, available PWYC off their bandcamp. (Via Aurora Vibes)

Triptides – Shadows

Boas

February 25th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

This beautifully weird, stumbling little track by Richmond, Virginia artist Boas (Tyler Newbold) caught my ear. You can download the album it’s off for free at his bandcamp. (Via Don’t Die Wondering)

Man/Miracle

February 25th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Pop hooks + lots of reverb + PASSION = Gold Soundz-approved stuff. Good job, Man/Miracle.

Man/Miracle – Don’t Waste It