Videorama // Delphic

Delphic - Halcyon

Delphic - Counterpoint

Delphic - Doubt

Delphic - This Momentary

emospace delphic
label Coop



Ao vivo // The Album Leaf (ou O post Lusófono com a participação especial dos Modern Talking)

Enquanto anda tudo aceso, quem sabe hormonal, por aí a esgotar La Rouxes, xizezinhos, Fantasias Finais e uns tais de Grizzly Bear, estão 290 bilhetes dos The Album Leaf à espera de uma casa. Sim, é verdade, 290 bilhetes ao singelo preço de 17€ para um concerto já em Fevereiro de gente fofinha, muito competente no indie-qualquer-coisa suave-amoroso e eu aqui, descapitalizado e sem companhia. Não consigo pensar em algo mais cruel. Esperem... sim consigo. Brother Louie dos Modern Talking a bombar de umas colunas que mais parece estarem no fundo de um poço, numa noite de danceteria 80s em que não há mais cerveja.

Ninguém merece.

E os Alphaville, também às moscas idem.

The Album Leaf - Always For You

emospace thealbumleaf
label Sub Pop Records


Videorama // Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick - Below It

emospace - peterbroderick
label - Bella Union



Videorama // N.A.S.A. ft Kool Kojak & DJ Babão

N.A.S.A. ft. Kool Kojak & DJ Babão - O Pato

emospace nasa
label Anti-


Videorama // Jookabox

Jookabox - You Cried Me

emospace jookabox
label Asthmatic Kitty Records

Videorama // Cold Cave

Cold Cave - Love Comes Closer

Cold Cave - Life Magazine

freebie - Life Magazine
web coldcave@blogspot
emospace coldcave
label Heartworm Press // Matador Records

Shameless (this man's charm is) // Groove Armada ft. Bryan Ferry

After heeding to the call of German Super DJ, DJ HELL, to participate in last years colossal Teufelswerk, Bryan Ferry now lends his luring vocals to Groove Armada in a track equal parts exquisite and charming. You can go here to download it. (free+legal=WIN!)

Groove Armanda's new album Black Light due to hit the streets on March 2nd.

Groove Armada ft. Bryan Ferry - Shameless


Crookers ft... a whole bunch of awesome people!

To be released in March, most likely on Southern Fried Records, Crookers and... a Ton of Friends. Literally, a whole bunch of seriously great artists: Soulwax, Kelis, Róisín Murphy, Miike Snow, Drop The Lime, Major Lazer, Yelle... the list goes on. Excited? Well, you should be!

There are three video clips so far, which you can check below, and you can get some freebies here.

Crookers ft Kelis - No Security

Crookers ft. Miike Snow - Remedy

Crookers ft. Kardinal Offishall . Put Your Hands On Me

emospace crookers
label Southern Fried Records

Gira reactivates Swans (at long last)

Hello There,
I have decided to focus my energy on Swans once again. I'm reactivating that project. A new album is in the works, and touring will follow in fall of 2010. In order to help raise funds / help defray the considerable costs of recording and promoting the new album, I have made a special CD/DVD limited edition handmade package called "I Am Not Insane" available exclusively at the YGR website. You can read about the CD/DVD, and my decision to reactivate Swans at this link:

Thanks Very Much, and God Bless You,

Michael Gira / Swans / Angels Of Light / Young God Records

Swans - Time Is Money (bastard)

Swans - Better Than You

Swans - Failure

emospace swansaredead


Videorama // We Are Wolves

We Are Wolves - Psychic Kids

We Are Wolves - Holding Hands

emospace wearewolvesnoussomesloups
label Dare To Care Records


Videorama // Woodhands

Woodhands - I Wasn't Made For Fighting

Woodhand - CP24

emospace woodhands
label Paper Bag Records

Videorama // Phantogram

Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds

Phantogram - Running From The Cops

Phantogram - Let Me Go

emospace phantogram
label Barsuk Records


Videorama // Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers - Why Must It Always Be This Way?

emospace choirofyoungbelievers
label Ghostly International

The twitterverse is not the same without you, @gazpary // Anoraak

Get well soon. We have a date with the disco and a purple van, if we're luckly.

Or drunk.

Anoraak - Waiting For Your Phone Call

emospace anoraak
label Endless Summer Recordings


Videorama // POLYSICS


emospace polysics
label MySpace Records

Videorama // CFCF

CFCF - You Hear Colours

emospace cfcf

Videorama // Shout Out Louds

Shout Out Louds - Fall Hard

emospace shoutoutlouds
label Merge Records


Crystal Fighters // Videorama

Crystal Fighters - I Love London

emospace crystalfighters
label Kitsuné Music


Videorama // Totally Michael

Totally Michael - Summertime


Shakin' the blues with 80s nostalgia // Cavaliers of Fun

Nothing like some feel good neon outlined synth pop to get rid of the blues, especially if it features Close encounters of the 3rd kind, a very young Jeff Bridges on Carpenter's Starman and Klaus Dinger on a makeshift drum machine. How is that for class? Coincidently, I spent the day listening to Miami Horror's Sometimes (the FF remix) and if you happen to be on the same wavelength, check this out. Now! Lastly, this gentleman was kind enough to provide a link to two of his tracks and a remix he did for Dragonette; plus confirmation of an upcoming EP. Awesome.

Cavaliers of Fun - 2012

emospace cavaliersoffun

Full album preview for Contra // Vampire Weekend

Hello. It is I, your friendly reckless blogger, posting a preview of Contra without actually having listened to it and despite finding Vampire Weekend slightly... humm... annoying. Also, it buffs my sitemeter stats, specially if the word gay is used for no reason. For months on end the #1 Google search string for incoming traffic was "Vampire Weekend Gay" after a post I did. It was just me goofing around with a friend, but apparently everyone is gay for Ezra Koenig. Lastly, I know you all like them, so there, it is a situation... except for the part of Ezra not being gay, which sucks for some people, but hey... there is always Morrissey!

emospace vampireweekend
label XL Recordings


Tomorrow, In a Year // The Knife plus Mt Sims and Planningtorock

Finally a release date of the Origin of the Species inspired opera by Swedish duo The Knife, along with the collaboration of Mt Sims and Planningtorock. Be sure to make a big red circle around the 1st of March, marking the release of Tomorrow, In a Year. For now we have the track Colouring of Pidgeons which you can download here for free and some confirmed tour dates:
Athens (8-9 Jan)
Stockholm (29 Jan-1 Feb)
Munster (5 June)
Check the Hotel Pro Forma website for more details.

The Knife - Colouring of Pidgeons
web theknife // hotelproforma
emospace theknife // mtsims // planningtorock
label Rabid Records


Radiohead's darkest Reckonings ft Telepathe & Salem // #rmxmonday

Pushing the envelope of dark beats and oppressing synth lines to the point of total obliteration, Salem & Telepathe deliver. Gloriously. Links, music files and even mp3 players, all shamelessly stolen expertly copied pasted from The Fader website here.

(I'm quite possibly facing some jail time here for your musical contentedness, Y'alls! If I'm arrested, please come visit. And bring cupcakes.)

emospace s4lem // telepathe // radiohead
label Merok Records // XL Recordings


And now for the weather // Best of 2009

The main factor (read: most important although not the only one) playing into the list below is simple: Consistency throughout the entire album. In other words, one or two good tracks are NOT enough, regardless of how incredibly superb they are or how much the band have "evolved". That being said, I'm terribly sorry Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear, but this actually means you. And the likes of Passion Pit . Possibly the other Lady with the ginourmous nose.

Selected tracks from the list below are available here. (at least until I blip another track, in which case you'll have to go to my blip profile, look for the Memory Tapes track and start listening from that point onwards)

Memory Tapes - Seek Magic (Acéphale)
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (Rabid Records)
Salem - Water EP (Merok Records)
Jookabox - Dead Zone Boys (Asthmatic Kitty)
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (V2 Records)
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care (Domino)
The XX - xx (Young Turks)
Delorean - Ayrton Senna EP (Fool House)
YACHT - See Mystery Lights (DFA)
Cass McCombs - Catacombs (Domino)
Double Dagger - More (Thrill Jockey)
Polvo - In Prism (Merge Records)

Honorable Mentions: Morrissey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Andrew Bird, DJ Hell.

People to watch out for in 2010: Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem!!! With three amazing EPs in 2009 alone, one of which garnered the third spot in the list above, needless to say that I expect something truly amazing coming in the form of a full length release.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of those that stop by. I love all of you, your maladjusted ways and your unborn offspring. Now start clicking random links, buying music and giving hugs to complete strangers on the street.

Because that's how magic happens: Music & Love.


Three years old, still fresh // The Twelves

M.I.A. - Kidz // Lemon Jelly - Stay With You (The Twelves remix)

emospace thetwelves
label Eye Industries