Crucible: In Violet, Psychic Twin, Shark Teeth, Fjord, Sylvan Esso, Mooi, Schnarff Schnarff

Crucible is our humble offering of new music. Every Friday, we aim to bring you new stuff, instead of spamming you around with a million different posts. My name is Orestes Xistos and I’ll be helping in this Shithole of a Website (TM) with singles and videos. So send your paypal bribes and patreon donations to me, not that fat imbecile Sam. Oh, right, singles and videos: The haunting … Continue reading Crucible: In Violet, Psychic Twin, Shark Teeth, Fjord, Sylvan Esso, Mooi, Schnarff Schnarff

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Wake up to … Mooi

So, it’s Wednesday, which always feels like the 10 minutes before lunch break/coffee break/recess/younameit. It’s a short time (allegedly) to be safe, but still, you need something to keep you going. What better way to calm your inner Hulk (SMASH!) than the soothing, dreamy sounds of Mooi‘s ‘Apple’? There might be some, but right now, this is doing the trick. You can read our review of her … Continue reading Wake up to … Mooi

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Interview – Mooi

Somewhere in México City‘s Roma Colony, where the trendy hipster and the reasonable good cross paths, I meet Renee, the singer (and creator) of Mooi. The weather is cloudy (lovely Mexican Summer…) and she invites me to come in. A lil’ whine behind a door reveals that Renee has an extremely loveable dog called Mia. With one hand scribbling in a well-worn notebook and the other petting Mia ( becoming her new chewing toy in the process), we talk about music, paintings and the universe… Continue reading “Interview – Mooi”

Entrevista – Mooi

En algún punto del corredor de la Roma, dónde lo hipster fantoche encuentra lo razonablemente bueno, me encuentro con Renee, la vocalista (y creadora) de Mooi. El clima ya esta nublado (bendito verano Mexicano) y me invita a pasar. Un gemido tras una puerta revela que Renee tiene una ultrasimpatiquísima perrita llamada Mia. Con una mano garabateando en mi libreta y con la otra acariciando/siendo mordido por Mia, hablamos de música, pinturas y el universo… Continue reading “Entrevista – Mooi”

Singles Reviewed : Maybeshewill, URSS bajo el arbol, Mooi, The Bedford Incident, The Narrows, Spring Offensive, Athena, Funeral Suits, Thelonius Rex, Partly Faithful

Greetings, readers who went to Vive Latino 2012 and fell in love at the party pit while being showered by plastic cups containing Cerveza Sol (and if it wasn’t beer, then fúchila)! Welcome to another edition of our “off again, off again, hey it’s on again!” single reviews column. Granted, some of them aren’t singles, but I liked them and made my stupid human collaborators review ’em. A huevo que sí. 

This week’s singles come courtesy of Macabre Johnson,  the conspiracy theory nutjob that lives in Weston Park, Sheffield. He keeps telling me that we are being watched with microcameras and microphones in all our gadgets and that we all are being sheepled into believing an alien invasion that is actually holograms projected in the sky. Get Scooby Doo and the gang on the case! Strangely enough, Macabre also makes a cracking cover of Muse’s ‘Dead star’ on the nose harmonica. He even gets Matt Bellamy‘s choirboy-meets-Thom Yorke tone right!

Ah, singles, right:

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Podcast : The Hibiscus Cocktail Mix

We bring you another dashingly cool music mix, this time ’round it’s all about Mexican bands, some rather well known and established, some getting a good buzz and some just starting out on this journey we call music.

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Top EPs/Minialbums of 2012

“Hey ho, away we go” said Neil Young when he graced the lives of Pearl Jam in 1995’s ‘Song X’.

Hi, I’m the deputy editor Orestes P. Xistos and this is my late “best of.” It’s not late because you need it to be late, it’s late because you deserve it to be late. Or something. I’m still obsessed with The Dark Knight. Not The Dark Knight Returns. That sucked balls. I mean, Bane as a lapdog again? Jebus almighty playing Xbox in the manger. And what the frijoles is the deal with Batman being more useless than James Blond-ey in Skyfall. 2012: the year our heroes failed. Discuss.

Oh, right, EPs. Okay, in the tradition of quirky analogies we do (i.e. not giving a shit anymore), we present you 18 EPs/Minialbums that we enjoyed thoroughly. We are putting them in 3 groups of 6*, so they are not necessarily in order, we just really, really, really liked them. We also are a bunch of brown-nosing pansies. But you already knew that.

We obviously (!) went for three categories based on the best Scooby Doo mystery ever: the three ice cream ghosts!

Source: http://scoobydoo.wikia.com/wiki/Scoobypedia
Source: Scoobypedia

You know them as them as the accomplices of Sammy the Shrimp, the best villain in Scooby Doo history. Oh, shit, spoiler alert. Anyways, they all get 6 EPs… Continue reading “Top EPs/Minialbums of 2012”