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Music by Bergman: The Orielles

Hailing from Halifax, The Orielles are sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade whom they met at a house party just a few years ago. The then teenagers bonded over their shared love of alternative US bands from the 90s such as Sonic Youth & Pixies as well as pioneering filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino (The Orielles have cited his work in their songs and consider his work a major lyrical and aesthetical influence). The Halifax-based band have confirmed they’ll release their twelve track full-length ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ on 16th February 2017 on Heavenly Recordings.

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The legendaries Pixies

The legendary band out of Boston and one of the most influential groups of the 1990s, Pixies, featuring frontman Black Francis, along with Joey Santiago, David Lovering and current bassist Paz Lenchantin, are back in Barcelona with their latest album, ‘Head Carrier’ (2016). This second post-reunion album mixes everything that characterises the band: psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock. Tonight at Sant Jordi Club.

Ville à Dômat #158: Hallelujah

El gran bard de la música ens ha deixat. A  Leonard Cohen li dedicarem aquest programa. Divus Julius Bonasera entrevistarà a Josep Porta del segell Helsinki Pro Estrenarem la nova cançó de The xx . A més, punxarem el més nou de Sohn, White Lies, Formation , Allah-Las o Barbott Us descobrirem a Jagara,  Hidden Charms, Hazel English, Her i Toulouse. Punxarem als artistes que tocaran aquesta setmana a Barcelona com Pixies, Sean Nicholas Savage o Michael Kiwanuka. Parlarem de  l’Alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona , del Festival Django L’H i del dia Minimúsica que aquesta setmana s’instal·len en la nostra ciutat. Presentarem el llibre de la DJ Eme “Mamá, quiero ser DJ”.
Dilluns 100.5FM de 19h a 21h al 100.5FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Hallelujah

Music by Bergman: Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex are an indie/slowcore band that originated from El Paso, Texas in 2008, though they got their proper start in 2012 when they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, which is where they are currently based out of. Their debut EP was released in 2012, and garnered quite a bit of attention over time, which is definitely deserved. For one, these four songs are practically flawless. Think of the atmosphere and gentle vocals of Slowdive mixed with the evil, dark twin version of a Pixies bass line. They can be slow and moody, but strangely optimistic, which works out to be the perfect dynamical paradox. I highly recommend their first EP, it’s a perfect example of how slowcore/shoegaze/whatever you want to call it can perfectly mesh atmospheric sounds with pop sensibilities.

After a few years and some major line-up shifts, their second EP (if it can be called that) was just released this month. It’s only one song, but it’s one damn good song. “Affection” picks up where they left off, but with a little higher production value, and a very prominent, swelling electric guitar to add some weight to the song.

Best Covers: Nilufer Yanya “Hey”

Il Dottore presents the cover of the week. Extraordinary Renditions is a forthcoming compilation of covers performed by DEEK Records-affiliated artists, and London-based jazz musician Nilufer Yanya has brilliantly re-imagined the Pixies exciting and slightly-disturbing Doolittle track “Hey”. In her hands it’s liquid, mesmerizing in concentric ripples, and she’s also shared a live version of it with saxophonist Jazzi taking center stage on the guitar break. The album will be released digitally on May 28th.

Primavera Sound 2014: la pel·lícula

El Primavera Sound 2014 anunciarà el cartell complert el proper 28 de gener a través d’una pel·lícula. De moment coneixem tres bandes que participaran en el prestigiós festival alternatiu: Neutral Milk Hotel, Arcade Fire i Pixies i segueix la rumorologia al voltant dels Nine Inch Nails. Només sabem que la pel·lícula ha estat produïda per Igloo Films (els responsables del reality del PS Touring Party) i dirigida per Àlex Julià.