The Asturian singer and songwriter Lorena Álvarez manages to go beyond the usual limits of traditional music and place it in a new context in which contemporaneity and tradition can go hand in hand without complexes.
The versatile artist who has collaborated with artists such as Josephine Foster, Soleá Morente or Alonso Carmona, returns with her second album under her arm ‘Collection of simple songs’, her most intimate project to date. Tomorrow in concert at La2 d’Apolo.
Chromatics has released a brand new album, Closer to Grey. . Now they have shared a video for the album’s “You’re No Good.” The band’s Johnny Jewel directed the video, which features lots of multiple exposure images and befits the band’s general aesthetic well. Watch it below.
Supergrass, the Britpop four-piece known for their 1995 album I Should Coco and 1999 self-titled record, have announced that they’re getting back together for an official reunion tour and new career-spanning box set.
Supergrass have also released a previously unheard cover of The Police’s ‘Next To You’, which you can listen to here:
Bambara‘s music exists in shadows. Since their early noise-rock sounds on 2010′s Dog Ear Days, the Athens, Georgia band (now based in Brooklyn) have cultivated a dense and ominous form of post-punk. Their latest, Shadow On Everything expands upon that sensibility with songs that bring in a broader range of instrumentation than on any of their previous albums (horn sections, eerie synthetic choirs), which reflects the band’s growth in a more logistical sense: They’ve expanded to a quintet when touring, broadening their capabilities and allowing them to showcase an even more dynamic presence.
Ohtis’ new album Curve of Earth is a reunion record for the band and tells the tale of songwriter Sam Swinson’s autobiographical journey through indoctrination and addiction. Each song an endlessly inviting confession from his past battles with substance abuse and the religious demons lingering from his upbringing in a fundamentalist evangelical cult.
Ohtis formed when Swinson and co-founder Adam Pressley were sophomores at high school in Normal, Illinois. Sam would ride his bike over to Adam’s house where they made experimental folk music with primitive home-recording gear. Their partnership has defined Ohtis, accompanied by a revolving cast of local musicians joining the live act over the years including rejoining mainstay member and multi-instrumentalist Nate Hahn.
Curve of Earth – it’s a piece of beautifully dark country-Americana with Swinson’s vivid lyricism at the heart of it. Just listen to “Runnin’”, a song born from all their experiences; elegant country music based on pure honesty and direct communication.
New York’s favorite disco and house collective brings its introspective lyrics and floor-pounding beats to Elsewhere behind last year’s Omnion. The record finds Andy Butler and Co. reimagining their sound with inflections of ’80s pop, techno and ambient, but one thing hasn’t changed: these tunes will make you move.
Between the hazy pictures, low key early gigs and the intangible music, the mystery surrounding The Japanese House, aka 23-year-old Amber Bain, could seem contrived. It is however, borne of a shyness that speaks to her gossamer pop sound.
Earlier this year Bain dropped her debut album Good At Falling, went on tour, and shared live EP The LA Sessions. That would be plenty for any artist, but she isn’t just any artist. Bain is back again with the announcement of another new EP, Something Has To Change, and dropped the project’s title track. The track is The Japanese House being introspective, which means it’s as great as we’ve come to expect.