Hot off the heels of their latest release, the Troubles of the Brain EP, the Veils recently dropped the video for “The Stars Came Out Once the Lights Went Out”. Shot in New Zealand, the video plays out like a low-budget, interstellar soap opera. Says Veils leader Finn Andrews, “You know when you have a really lousy day, and you look at the stars, and they’re kind of reassuring and terrifying at the same time, we just thought it was funny to imagine that maybe stars go through the same thing too but in reverse.”
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Miami-based Toto Gonzalez, otherwise known as Mr. Pauer, is a world traveller and DJ whose journeys have influenced his global dance sounds. Mr. Pauer is releasing his debut album, Soundtrack, next week and the style of his tunes is something he fittingly labels “Electropical”. The Venezuelan born artist describes his artistic approach: “Living back in Venezuela I grew up listening to Anglo and Spanish rock, my mother used to listen to boleros, my dad to traditional Venezuelan music, my older brothers to American ‘80s pop, and to socialize I had to learn how to dance salsa and merengue. Magically after years, I connected dots unconsciously creating an array of sounds that identify with the culture I grew up with.” It’s a heady stew and today we present the premiere of his new mixtape as an advance teaser for the release of Soundtrack.
01 La Murga de Panama – Willie Colon (Mr. Pauer remix)
02 Rhinestone Eyes – Gorillaz (Mr. Pauer remix)
03 Cumbion Del Sur feat. Itagüi – Mr. Pauer
04 La Cumbia Prohibida – Niña Dioz feat. Li Saumet / El Remolon & Villa Diamante
05 Que Si Que No – Mr. Pauer
06 Abrazame – Los Rakas (Uproot Andy remix)
07 Lullaby – The Cure (Mr. Pauer Remix)
08 Mente De Mente – Mr. Pauer
TV sports hit a record high, as the 2010 FIFA World Cup became one of the most-watched events in television history, with billions watching worldwide.
Earlier this week, PopMatters reviewed the new James Blake album with Timothy Gabriele calling the record “a starkly naked, stripped, lonely futurist R&B album with a prominent, forlorn, and endlessly processed voice at its center.” The singer has just released a new video to continue his winning ways.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Nathan Moore released his ninth studio album Dear Puppeteer 1 February on Royal Potato Family, and now he’s ready to hit the road. Starting 9 February in San Luis Obispo, CA Moore will support ALO during the west coast stretch of their fifth annual Tour D’Amour, where fans choose the set-list. (Tour dates after the jump.)
Following his jaunt with ALO, Moore plans to open his agenda for his own fan-picked shows entitled Hippy Fiasco Rides Again. The Hippy Fiasco idea is for West Coast and South West fans to request “interesting” spots for Moore to perform; Moore can end up virtually anywhere from a fan’s basement to backyard, park, mall, who knows? The spontaneous performances are eventually announced via Moore’s site, social media and fan word-of-mouth. You can request shows at Moore’s website natanmoore.org, or by calling the Hippy Fiasco hotline (805.443.2423).