Archive | March, 2012

STREAM: Dirty Projectors — “Gun Has No Trigger”

March 30, 2012

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STREAM: Dirty Projectors — “Gun Has No Trigger”

Well, now we really have something to look forward to. Today, Dirty Projectors released their first single from their highly-awaited LP, due out later this year. The track, “Gun Has No Trigger,” still shows DP’s strength in Dave Longstreth’s eccentric vocals, as well as harmonic juxtapositions from Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian and Haley Dekle, who all jangle over some thick bass. Listen to the track above.

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VIDEO: Prophets of Sinnerman — “Trust”

March 26, 2012

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Posted by Aaron Geer

Manchester’s collective Prophets of Sinnerman give us one of the first anthems of the dawning Spring. On the bamblasted track “Trust” they lament on simplistic virtues but something that is harder too imagine: I could be happy if you could be happy, too / We could be happy if you just joined in, too / You gotta trust.

It’s not hard to trust these guys. In an email on their single, Prophets of Sinnerman said “lyrically the song asks for faith in each other in these days of cynicism.” Watch the video to lift yourself up. It’s pretty crazy.

Watch: Prophets of Sinnerman — “Trust”

 

Aaron Geer is the Founding Contributor to Phiendly. He might be late for class today.
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PHIEND: Airhead — “Wait”

March 22, 2012

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Posted by Aaron Geer

Let me first say that my nickname from second to fifth grade was “Airhead,” and that even my AIM screen name started with it (followed – of course – by the number on the back of my basketball jersey). I was called “Airhead” before I ever saw Airheads. And then it was my favorite movie.

I’ve long since put the nickname-game behind me (as well as the screen name and AIM), but now there’s a London producer by the same that is making me wish it never stopped. Airhead‘s “Wait,” the A-Side of the recently released debut-single on R&S Records is really something to behold. 

With sampled vocals, a r&b snatch-beat that one might label post-dub, and an effervescent simplicity to the modernized bedroom music, “Wait” is like a late-night meandering of reminiscing. Airhead fuels the track with eclectic emptiness, and fills the void with fuzzed-ridden noise.

STREAM: Airhead — “Wait”

Wait / South Congress is available now on R&S Reords.

Aaron Geer is the Founding Editor of Phiendly. In 8th grade his basketball coach called him “Geerhead.” He never played the game after that.
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ghostandthesong — “A Non Amis En Paix (feat. David Ordur G’allegorie)” mp3

March 22, 2012

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Posted by Aaron Geer

Berlin’s ghostandthesong breaks down the border with it’s French neighbor and invites David Ordur G’allegorie to lay some vocals over the raging guitar and drums. There’s something so rich about the French language over “A Non Amis En Paix” (literally translating “To Our Friends In Peace”), and it’s not that it’s indecipherable from the English speaker, it’s how uniquely G’allegorie speaks his words so smoothly, like a poet, like an incarnation of Serge Gainsbourg.

Along with the mp3 (above), “A Non Amis En Paix” has a vibrantly authentic video, as well. With beautiful colors, amazing editing, and some crazy dancing, the video is pretty awesome. Watch it below:

ghostandthesong’s split with Chris Rehm, Uscharfe/Shimmer, is available for free via DZ Tapes here.

Aaron Geer is the Founding Editor of Phiendly. He was educated in the French Language off and on for six years but doesn’t really remember a thing, though he’ll say he does.
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PHIEND: Be My Friend in Exile — How Do You Love?

March 21, 2012

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Posted by Aaron Geer

London’s Miguel Gomes describes his latest project – Be My Friend in Exile – as “an amalgamation of maudlin memories combining archived personal audio journals, field recordings, solemn guitar pickings, loops and sounds.” How Do You Love?, a transient five tracks of underwater ambiance, is something you’d recognize from a Brian Eno record: some haunt, some bliss, some distance, some nearing, and a lot of sound to get yourself lost into.

On “Ludus,” Gomes creates a scene of lash, like a harrowing shadow that incessantly follows you home from work, like a stranger around the corner. Spanning less than three minutes, the track is unstoppable, meaning: after it’s done it’s hard not to go back to it and listen to three or four more times.

The one main problem of ambient/drone music is the ability for the listener to get bored, to say okay, so what, what now? But How Do You Love? keeps the listener intrigued, involved, and asking not less, but more.

On “Pragma,” the final and longest track, Be My Friend in Exile is simply creating atmosphere. What a world to live while putting yourself in a story while reading a book. What a sound to feel when walking home while the sun dwindles. What an energy to behold when you realize you and How Do You Love? are one and the same.

Stream and download Be My Friend in Exile’s How Do You Love? for free below:

Aaron Geer is the Founding Editor of Phiendly. Sometimes he wears a hat backwards.
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