You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discovery new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.
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Bibio's back to his Ambivalence Avenue best on this track taken from new LP Silver Wilkinson.
Bibio – aka Stephen Wilkinson – conceived the song in his garden on a gorgeous sunny day. "I limited myself to a few bits of gear and set up in my garden: a 12-string guitar, an MPC sampler, a microphone and a cassette recorder," he explains. He also threw in a plastic watering can beat and the snip of garden shears as percussion.
"When I listen to the intro of that track now, I still hear the sunshine and the garden in it because for me it's like a photograph of that moment. No doubt the sunny outdoors inspired the lyrics too."
Bring on the sunshine!
Love the sound of this, The Surf is a vocal track from a mainly instrumental jam-band called Lotus. Their MySpace bio reads like this… The swelling beats of a non-stop dance party and the soaring guitar and melodic triumphs of a cathartic rock experience - equal elements to the live instrumental dance rock of LOTUS. Apparently they have been around for years and have quite a few records on iTunes, this track isn't like most of their other tunes. This has a new sunshine vibe to it, almost chillwave!
Here's a cool Teen Daze remix of the Local Natives Wide Eyes, adding blissed out dream-scape vibes to a great little indie tune. The original track appears on the LA band's debut LP Gorilla Manor (2009).
Listen and lose yourself in a feel-good moment of dreamy psych-folk.
Found this cool laid back tune on MySpace from Rio Blanco, a nice dreamy-pop vibe and reminds me a bit of Miike Snow, Rio Blanco is an alias of Zach Lipkins who has made some great music under his own name too. Unsigned at present but punting his own stuff out on the net on free downloads.
Uber cool Swedish band, Miike Snow have made a cool video for this new track The Rabbit from a special deluxe edition of the band’s debut album which will also feature remixes of their previous singles Silvia and Black & Blue plus a Mark Ronson remix of Animal which is on neoloop here. Watch the video it's quite funny, directed by Andreas Nilsson, it looks more like a Major Lazor video. Cracking track too!
For anyone who missed out on School of Seven Bells first album here's a great track Half Asleep from Alpinisms.
Mercurial French author Rene Daumal defined “alpinism” as “the art of climbing mountains.” Alpinisms is an electronically enhanced pop record of dizzying highs and claustrophobic lows, whose painstaking conception shows in its detail-laden crevices. Benjamin Curtis constructs layers of shoegazing, moire-patterned guitars, while sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza intertwine their near-identical voices like the fingers of praying hands. Throughout, the whole heavenly affair is tethered to the ground with a glitchy, tribal thwomp. A great album to discover or re-discover in wait for the new LP Disconnect From Desire due to surface next month.
Brooklyn's School of Seven Bells recently announced the 2010 release of their second album Disconnect From Desire, the hotly anticipated follow-up to 2009's Alpinisms, a cracking album that spawned some of the best tunes of 2009. First track to appear from the new LP is this slice of hypnotic dream-pop, true to form it picks up nicely from where they left off. The New York trio's new offering is scheduled for release in 13 July. The band plays at London's Scala on 20 July.
This week I've been enjoying the new LP from Delorean, another high-quality chillwave pop album to put next to your Animal Collectives and Grizzly Bears. However Spanish four-piece Delorean have been kicking around the scene for awhile now and give the genre a slightly euro-pop edge and dance-pop groove widening their appeal to a broader audience. Following up from hype-building Ayrton Senna EP in 2009 the band releases Subiza, its third full-length album. 90's house groove form the backbone of much of the album with charming harmonies and soaring organs. This track has a slight tribal house vibe and is a mesmerising blistering pop tune for a perfect summer soundtrack. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Like this? Try: The Morning Benders, Sun Airway, Real Estate, Animal Collective
The Morning Benders' second LP Big Echo takes them up a league into the dreamy-pop premiership, it see them take on Grizzly Bear, whose Chris Taylor shares a co-production credit with Benders singer/guitarist Christopher Chu. Perfect indie-pop that's all about now, Beach Boys harmonies, sunny sounds and charming melodies mix-up a kaleidoscopic California haze. Just add sunshine and put the roof down.
BIG ECHO will be released in UK, Europe, Australia (and the rest of the world) on ROUGH TRADE - JUNE 28. It will be preceded by the 'Excuses' single, with a special b-side, so keep an ear out!
Like this? Try: Grizzly Bear, Sun Airway, Real Estate, Animal Collective
The original version of Health's In Heat from their Get Colour LP is only just under two minutes long and is somewhat of an interlude. This new remix by Brooklyn's Javelin makes the song a completely different animal, cleaning up the fuzzy guitars and feedback to give it a clearer pop sheen. Making this a fresh new tune for a sunshine day!
The wonderful Miike Snow are really killing it live on tour at the moment. Their debut album was one of neoloops top picks of 2009. This track is a bit of a hidden gem, first available as an extra track on the Japanese release of the album and the b-side to Animal. I think it sits comfortably with the rest of the album and is a welcome extension, another great song.
Miike Snow is a Swedish band, who formed in 2007. The band consists of Andrew Wyatt, and the producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant.
Florida's MillionYoung releases a new EP this week called Be So true, following on from his last EP the brilliant sun kissed Sunndreamm. Feel The Same is a one off track available from MillionYoung's website as a free download, carrying on from where Sunndreamm left off it's another laid-back synth laden slice of dreamy alt-pop or Chillwave. The new of EP is high Quality too, recommended as a the perfect soundtrack to lazy, sunny spring afternoons.
Like This? Try: Neon Indian, Memoryhouse, Washed Out
Neon Indian aka Alan Polomo releases a new single this week available free on Green label sound. Sleep Paralysist, a collaboration with Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, was recorded in Brooklyn at Taylor’s Terrible Studios. While it includes all the blips, clicks and bleeps with lush psychedelic, indie synth-pop melodies featured on Neon Indian's critically acclaimed début album Psychic Chasms, it has a clearer production sound about it - The Chris Taylor influence perhaps. If you can't sleep, whack this on and enter into the neon dreamland.
Like This? Try: Grizzley Bear, Four Tet, Memory Tapes, Beach House
You fucked with the sunshine, left it in the water… Where is the sunshine then, fed up with all this rain. Brighten up your rainy days until the sunshine comes with this bright and breezy snippet of dreamy-pop. Chicago's Skybox rattle through this little feel-good tune with wonky synths and jangle guitars, a right catchy number that will have you humming it well into summer. They have a new album out, released last month Morning After Cuts. The video for this is well nuts, love it.
Like This? Try: MGMT, Animal Collective, Real Estate