Arrivals: Bonde Do Rolê – Kilo (Brazil)

Bonde do Role



The Brazilian funk carioca influenced indie-dance trio, Bonde Do Role, tagged as the “new CSS”, were hailed by the music press and endorsed by the dance producers from the very beginning of their career. The hype alone was not enough and their second album, and first on major label, With Lasers failed to make an impact. Due to “internal difficulties” that led to a string of canceled gigs and eventually Marina Gasolina, one of the founding members leaving the band, the remaining members had retreated to their base to rewrite the plan. And now, after 5 year hiatus they’re back, showing an impressive taste of version 2.0 of the band. With a new singer and new album on the way Bonde do Role are ready to take on the world, again. Kilo, the first single from Tropical Banacal, is a sweet, summery track, that has a little bit of Santogold’s urban reggae vibe to it. Perfect timing too, as the sun hits the skies over Dublin (and whereever you are). The single (out 22 May) comes with a tasty, sexy and wonderfully twisted video. I’m sure the boys will love it.

May 26, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

Arrivals: White Birds – Waters

A gloomy, cloudy lo-fi indie track from the newcomers, White Birds. Water coated melody, early Arcade Fire style, breaks through the thick layer of stormy clouds in this dark, alluring track. Water in my mouth and ears.

 Visit White Birds’ bandcamp page to listen/buy their debut full-length When women played drums.

To buy an exclusive White Birds package (digital download, tape, 7″ flexi disc, stickers and buttons) go to Grizzly Records page [here].

May 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Arrivals. 1 comment.

Video: Hot Chip – Night & Day (Directed by Peter Serafinowicz)


Directed by British comedian Peter Serafinowicz, the video for the new Hot Chip single, Night and day, is even more bonkers than the previous joint effort by these people, the boy band mockery I feel better. With an a appearance by Clockwork Orange star, Malcolm McDowell, a group dancing monks, a giant Fabergé-style egg and proper dosage of absurd, surreal, dark humor, the video is a hypnotic 4 minute tour de force, Kubrick style. And the song itself is getting better and better with every listen.

May 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Video. 1 comment.

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