Articles tagged el guincho, calypso, samba, panda bear, the avalanches

24 Aug 2015 // 12:00 PM

Panda Bear - “No Mans Land” (audio) (Singles Going Steady)

"No Mans Land" and accompanying EP are killer, Panda Bear's most solid release since Person Pitch.

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Lush Life: The Music of Brazil’s Doris Monteiro

Doris Monteiro, Brazil's "Queen of Radio", offered in 1976 what was perhaps her finest musical declaration with Agora, a now obscure and luxurious treasure of Brazilian pop-delights.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches’ ‘Since I Left You’

Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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(The Limits of) Football, Samba, and Commonality

The 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song highlights one of the worst trends in a global society: culture boiled down to a sort of triumphant universal human-ness.

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23 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Bio Ritmo: La Verdad

La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.

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21 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Michael Franks: Time Together

The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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12 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Panda Bear: Tomboy

One-fourth of the Animal Collective follows up his miraculous Person Pitch with a collection of mood pieces that suppresses his effusions into a consistent shade of gray.

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El Guincho - “Bombay” (video)

When El Guincho’s Pablo Díaz-Reixa invites us on a journey through the cosmos at the beginning of the delirious video for “Bombay” (from

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Moogfest: 29 October 2010 - Asheville, NC

25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.

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24 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

El Guincho: Pop Negro

Pop Negro is one of the best and most fun pop albums of the year, and will likely leave many listeners making mental notes to pack it on the way to the beach next year.

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30 Sep 2010 // 9:59 PM

Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero

There are numerous moments within these samba-influenced songs that mark points of departure from the norm and signal an artist capable of making her own mark on the international stage.

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Hopscotch Music Festival: 9-11 September 2010 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Well curated, organized and executed, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival announced the arrival of a new stop on the summer festival circuit.

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14 Sep 2010 // 5:35 AM

Stream of New El Guincho Album

After a recent diversion with the Piratas de Sudamerica EP El Guincho prepares to follow up his debut Alegranza with Pop Negro, releasing on September 14th but available now as a live stream.

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El Guincho - Piratas de Sudamerica

El Guincho released Alegranza in 2007, garnering many comparisons to Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, also released that year. Now he returns with an EP of

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Caetano Veloso: 8.April.2010 - New York

Of all the influential musicians and songwriters to contribute to and emerge from Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement, none has had the continuing impact, or left an oeuvre as staggering, as Caetano Veloso. He played New York City’s Terminal 5 last night as part of a brief U.S. tour.

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Pantha Du Prince: Black Noise

Ignore the Panda Bear collaboration and the swapping of Dial Records for Rough Trade; this is not Pantha Du Prince's indie voucher. It's as cold and arcane a space as ever, if not moreso.

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Animal Collective: Campfire Songs

Animal Collective's version of sitting on the porch and strumming the day away is actually quite cohesive and pleasant.

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The Avalanches: After the Goldrush

When you hear a band place Underworld in the same neighborhood as MC5, and then put Phoenix a stone's throw away from Guns N' Roses, the group's eclectic genre-hopping makes a bit more sense.

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Márcio Local: Don Dree Don Day Don Don

There's such delight and energy in everything he does that if he has a success with this album, it will be hard to grudge him his good luck.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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