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Divus Julius presents: Max Bloom

Lead singer of British band Yuck and a very good friend and producer of Japanese indie band Luby Sparks eponymous 2018 debut album, In February, British indie rockers Yuck shared news of their breakup. Now, vocalist/guitarist Max Bloom has announced a new solo album titled Pedestrian, out June 18th via Bloom’s own label Ultimate Blends.

Bloom started recording the album over the past year after getting to running, a passion he shared with a regular group of musicians including Spoon, Beck, and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Their influence — plus Wilco, George Harrison, and Grandaddy — served as his primary inspiration for the project’s sound.

Wilco at Cap Roig Festival

The Chicago band Wilco released their 10th studio album, Schmilco, in September 2016. Schmilco features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy and is the band’s third release on their own dBpm Records. Mostly an acoustic collection, Schmilco bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect from Wilco. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after 20-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. It is an intentionally loose affair.

Wilco is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen. For the first time in their career, they will be performing at Cap Roig Festival.

Music by Bergman: Pinegrove

Mestre Bergman presents this week Pinegrove. From the collision between the traditions of indie and folk with Americana roots comes Pinegrove, a quartet from New Jersey captained by singer and composer Evan Stephens Hall. They define their music as “music for the promotion of introspective partying”, a statement that helps to intuit the precious, melancholic songs and the mixture of electric guitars, banjo and pedal steel guitar. A delightful breath of fresh air for the rock in which there is a good dose of the roots of Wilco and the indie candor of Built To Spill. On Thursday at Primavera Sound.

Hit of the week: Wilco “If I Ever Was a Child”

Last week, Wilco celebrated the one-year anniversary of their 2015 album, Star Wars, with the release of a new single entitled “Locator”. As it turns out, the track is from the band’s follow-up full-length.

Entitled Schmilco, Wilco’s 10th studio album arrives September 9th through dBpm Records. “If I Ever Was a Child” has been pegged as the second single. The artwork to Schmilco, was designed by Catalan cartoonist Joan Cornellà.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

With his deep voice and stripped-down, introspective sound, Nathaniel Rateliff has become one of the most interesting and admired figures on the US folk scene, sharing the bill with the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Bon Iver and Wilco. On his latest album, released in 2015, he takes a surprising foray into soul territory, coming up with a collection of unusual, intense songs. Has our man joined the recent neo soul movement? Not exactly – Rateliff takes things a step further and reworks the genre, giving it a fresh, original touch. Don’t miss this chance to hear the latest sounds from one of the leading figures on the American indie music scene. Today at sala Barts.

Arrenca el Vida Festival

Amb només dues edicions, el festival Vida s’ha convertit en una cita imprescindible per els amants de la música en directe del pais. Un festival sense cues, sense aglomeracións, amb escenaris repartits en llocs tan acollidors com boscos, fars al costat de la platja i fins i tot a dalt d’una barca de pescadors on hem vist concert antològics com els de Father John Misty, Lana del Rey o The War on Drugs. L’espai principal del festival es troba als terrenys de La Masia d’en Cabanyes, una antiga Masia situada a les afores de Vilanova i la Geltrú que aquest any amplia el número d’escenaris fins a cinc. El Molí de Mar -històric emplaçament del mític Faraday Festival- comptarà amb dos escenaris, i passarà a acollir les sessions diürnes de dissabte i el diumenge i la tradicional festa de benvinguda de dijous.

El cartell inclou el retorn de The Divine Comedy, projecte de pop de cambra del britànic Neil Hannon, que publicarà nou disc el 2016, amb el que trencarà un silenci discogràfic de 6 anys des de la publicació de ‘Bang Goes the Knighthood’ (2010); També tornen Kula Shaker, reis del pop psicodèlic més al·lucinat a mitjans dels 90 amb Crispian Mills al capdavant que ens van fer ballar amb hits com ‘Tattva’, ‘Hey dude’, ‘Govinda’, ‘Hush’ i que aquest 2016 presenten nou disc; l’americana de Wilco, el grup liderat per Jeff Tweedy, que van editar el 2015 el disc sopresa ‘Star Wars’ (2015); els australians Unknown Mortal Orchestra, que amb el seu tercer disc ‘Multi-Love’ (2015) carreguen les tintes en el funk, els ritmes contagiosos i la felicitat; la bogeria electrònica de Nic Offer i els seus !!! (chk chk chk); els belgues 2 Many DJs; el projecte norueg de Lindstrøm; el folk pop dels irlandesos Villagers, liderats per Conor O’Brien, que van editar un dels millors discos de 2015, ‘Darling Arithmetic’ (2015) i els belgues Balthazar.

L’escena pop catalana i estatal estarà ben representada entre d’altres per noms com Manel, Kiko Veneno, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Extraperlo, Delorean, Doble Pletina, Niño de Elche, The New Raemon, Nacho Umbert, Joe Crepúsculo, Za!, Belako, Germà Aire i Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés, entre d’altres. A partir d’avui i fins el diumenge 3 de juliol gaudiu del Vida Festival.