Girl Loves Distortion is a trio from Washington DC formed by Jenn (Drums), Steve (Bass) and Chris (Guitar).
Their powerful rock sound is a mixture of some ill-used distortion pedals, a lot of emotional energy and scads of indie attitude.
GLD's debut release "Earth Beings In Exhibit" is out now on Exte Records and I really recommend you to check it out.
- GLD - Transition & Resistance (right click, save as!)
- My Space: myspace.com/girllovesdistortion
|Crooked Beat Records - In Store||Adams Morgan, Washington DC|
|The Artery 717 Art Gallery||Alexandria, Virginia|
Sorry for the delay guys and gals, but between climbing Mount Everest, paddling up the Nile river and winning three gold medals at the Paralympics in Beijing I really couldn't find the time to update this blog...Anyway, now I'm back and I'll continue to post regularly about exciting new music.
That said, here is my first musical offering for this late summer; Elke.
Elke is a brand new band from Australia's Gold Coast consisting of four guys (Dave, James, Joel and Zak).
They kinda come out of nowhere, but they definitely take you somewhere!
Their inspirational melodies and heavy, pondering rhythms coupled with interesting lyrics and superb vocals are really destined for great things.
Their influences reach from Cut Copy to Midnight Juggernauts and Cure. If you're into one of these bands you should absolutely check out Elke!
- MySpace: myspace.com/elkebandau
|Berlin Lounge||Gold Coast, Queensland|
Division Kent is a Swiss electro rock duo named after a street corner in NYC where most of their songs allegedly came into being.
The duo consists of songstress Andrea B. and ex Swandive member Sky Antinori.
Their sound emits the new wave grooves of bands like New Order or Depeche Mode and the british pop feel of David Bowie.
The bands debut "Monsterproof" was released in 2005, their second album "Gravity" came out in 2007.
- Division Kent - Gravity (Amazon)
|The Delancey||NYC, New York|
Brazilian pioneers of baile funk "Tetine" are releasing their 8th studio album "Let Your X's Be Y's" on Soul Jazz Records.
The duo consists of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Eliete Mejorado and her partner in crime Bruno Vermer, both hailing from São Paulo.
The brazilian duo moved to London in 2001 and since then promoted the baile funk movement in the UK. They released several compilations and also did a quiet popular radio show called "Slum Dunk" on Londons underground station "ResonanceFM".
Though they stayed true to baile funk and ghettotech, the new album is heavily influenced by synth-pop bands from the early 80's like Joy Division or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Tetine's new sound can be described as a mixture of ghettotech and baile funk flavoured with a raw punky energy.
- Tetine - Let Your X's Be Y's (on Soul Jazz Records)
|Big Bang Festival||Beirut|
|Slum Dunk/ Zundfunk||Munich|
|George & Dragon (DJ set)||London|
|Cover - MAM / Museum of Modern Art||Sao Paulo|
|Sesc Pompeia||Sao Paulo|
|Sesc Pompeia TBC||Sao Paulo|
Stefan Pruett and John O'Keefe are Peachcake, a electro-pop duo hailing from Phoenix, Arizona.
Their sound relies heavily on synthesizers and drum machines, a local newspaper describes them as follows: "Peachcake serves up electronic party music for the indie rock crowd." That's basically the concept of their debut album and I think they really could hit the mark with it. Their lyrics are very jocose and their live shows involve equipment destruction, forming chanting circles with the audience and spontaneous comedy shows.
Their debut "What Year Will You Have the World?" releases November 11. In the meantime you can listen to some of their new songs on PureVolume or download their brand new song "Stop Acting Like You Know More About Internet Cafe Than Me" here on youngbohemians.
- Peachcake - Stop Acting Like You Know More About The Internet Cafe Than Me (right click, save as!)
|Rhythm Room (What Laura Says Thinks & Feels’ CD Release)||Phoenix, Arizona|