Caribou - Swim
Please buy your music. Piracy sucks the life out of it.
Caribou aka Dan Snaith returns to where he started the journey, Electronica, on this latest effort. What an effort it is. Sonic art. Glorious sound buffet. Dance beats beautifully brought together and bursting into a warm glow of bucolic brilliance. Snaith has a Phd in mathematics but matters related to the other hemisphere, namely creativity, is in the same abundance as the genius required for mathematics. The discipline of his science bears through in his music with an incredible attention to detail and slavish devotion to perfecting the idea of each 'song'. Although there are some hard edges, in general the music moves with a liquidity and ebb & flow that is hypnotic and transcendent.
Snaith is from Ontario, Canada. Snaith plays with a band when performing live. The current band comprises Ryan Smith, Brad Weber, and John Schmersa.
4. Found Out
6. Leave House
25 Apr 2010 20:00 Palace St. Gallen, St-Gall
26 Apr 2010 20:00 Magnolia Milano
27 Apr 2010 20:00 Feierwerk Muchen
28 Apr 2010 20:00 Berghain Berlin, Berlin
29 Apr 2010 20:00 Prinzenbar Hamburg
30 Apr 2010 20:00 Pop Revo Festival Århus
Official Website: http://www.caribou.fm/
Nostalghia - Indie Artists of the Day
Nostalghia are from Los Angeles. They are self described Experimental/Electroacoustic. They have a grand orchestral sound that has a post modern/science fiction bend. Nostalghia is Ciscandra Nostalghia & Roy Gnan. Ciscandra's vocals are delicate and enchanting. She is reminiscent of Kate Bush. The orchestral sound is provided by cello, violin, acoustic bass and piano. The sound is unique, the writing original. The live band are Chris Loken - Violin, Kaitlin Wolfberg - Violin, Claire Courchene - Cello, Blake Estrada - Acoustic Bass, Dylan Durboraw - Acoustic Bass, Anita Gnan - Piano, Dave Foy - Percussion & Ethan Carlson - Live Sound. They are playing The Hotel Cafe in L.A. on May 30th. There are plans to release an album this August.
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/nostalghiaa
Zak's Tidbits for April 21st/2010:
Crystal Castles - Has bumped up the release of their new album. Because it has leaked (Jesus this happens way to fn often), it is available digitally this Friday, April 23rd and physicaly in stores May 25th.
Voxtrot - Are calling it quits. there will be a brief farewell tour in May and then they will go their separate ways.