Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rival Sons - Soul

The Blues Rockers RIVAL SONS was formed in 2009 from the ashes of guitarist Scott Holiday’s previous band Black Summer Crush (which featured Michael Miley on drums and Robin Everhart on bass). The band took shape when singer Jay Buchanan was persuaded to come in as vocalist on the re-recording of Before the Fire. The band currently features bassist Dave Beste after Robin Everhart left in August 2013.

And now with a total of five albums in the luggage and successful performances around the world, they returned yesterday to Stockholm and Gröna Lund for a sensational night in the rock's characters and I mean that, once again I was totally blown away. That these dudes from Long Beach, California is one of the most important band on this timeline, I'm really looking forward to their next chapter of music and if the history speaks the truth the next album should come during summer next year.

Today's tune "Soul" is taken from the first self released EP by the band, enjoy. The clip is Recorded live on the Bob Bauer Show@ UDetroit Media Cafe October 24 2011 Recorded and Mixed by Mark Pastoria

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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Darkness - Solid Gold

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released their expletive-drenched new single, "Solid Gold", accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.

"Solid Gold" is the latest single from THE DARKNESS's forthcoming album, "Pinewood Smile", due out on October 6 through Cooking Vinyl. The record finds THE DARKNESS on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. The album is also the first to feature the drumming and vocal talents of new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of QUEEN legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.

Pre-order our new album 'Pinewood Smile' at set for release on October 6 and get "Solid Gold" and "All The Pretty Girls" immediately!

The album will be released on CD, limited edition Deluxe CD (featuring four bonus tracks), Gatefold Heavyweight Vinyl, Cassette and in both Standard and Deluxe digital versions.

The band will hit the road and will be touring the new album throughout Europe and the UK from October through to December so grab your tickets from our website. (

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ryan Adams - Blank Space

Time to wrap up Way Out West and post the last one from the festival. This time it was my 10th Way Out West of 11 :) The weather was pretty good, only two days with rain, site was in good condition and easy to build on, the volunteers was awesome as always in Gothenburg and made the life easy for us in the crew. The music was ok, even if I would love to have some more Rock than the festival supply´s. The vegetarian food was really good this year, good mix of various dishes. My favourite this year of all the artists is Ryan Adams and PIXIES. Both bands deliverd great music.

Here comes a batch of some live and odd pictures from the almost 2 weeks that I spent over there.

First picture i took, a shot of the small lake in the Dungen area.

The Secret bar in the Dungen area, day before the opening.

Some love at the Boneyard

Decorations of giant gold balls.

A well packed car 🚙 

11th version of the signs at the entrance.

A bar table from the amazing bar at Höjden.

A ballon customise IT car.

The load out of the Chiefs car!

Frank Ocean’s - Panalux Molebeam Spotlight

1 of 4 parts of Frank Oceans surround set with speakers and the Panalux light.

Frank Ocean set up, with a mirror ball in the middle of the surround set.

Frank Ocean live set, pretty odd and cool layout at a festival.

Feist live at Azalea

Band Of Horses live at Flamingo

Band Of Horses live at Flamingo

Lana Del Rey live at Flamingo

Lana Del Rey live at Flamingo

Regina Spector live at Azalea

Ryan Adams live at Flamingo

Ryan Adams live at Flamingo

MØ live at Flamingo

Pixies live at Azalea

Graveyard live at Linné

"Blank Space" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released to the radio by Republic Records on November 10, 2014 as the album's second single, after "Shake It Off" and is the second track on the album. Musically, "Blank Space" is an electropop song with lyrics that satirize the media's perception of Swift and her relationships.

Ryan Adams' cover version of the song was featured on his Taylor Swift tribute album, 1989 (2015). Father John Misty released a cover version of the song in the style of the rock band The Velvet Underground in 2015. The cover is a reinterpretation of Adams' version and is built on the melody of the song "I'm Waiting for the Man."

Today's tune "Blank Space" is taken from the fifteenth studio album "1989" by American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, released digitally through his own PAX AM record label on September 21, 2015. The album is a track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift's album of the same name. It debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart, one position ahead of Swift's 1989, which was in its 48th week on the chart.

Adams first became interested in Taylor Swift's album while coping with the collapse of his marriage to Mandy Moore. On what attracted him about Swift's album, Adams stated "There's just a joy to 1989," describing the album as "its own alternate universe." Adams initially described the album as being in the style of The Smiths. When recording the album, Adams said he found a sound somewhere between Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town and The Smiths' Meat Is Murder.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hindi Zahra & Fatoumata Diawara - Dounia

Olympic Café Tour is the story of two great friends, women, artists, and Africans whose life rhymes with nomadism, openness, and freedom. Hindi Zhara has roots in Morocco and has released two acclaimed album’s, been compared to great artists such as Billie Holiday and Patti Smith and has been on stages all over the world.

Fatoumata Diawara was born in Ivory Coast to Malian parents, and has also released two albums, acted in tons of films and collaborated with names such as Bobby Womack and Mulatu Astake. They met artistically and personally twelve years ago, on the stage of the Olympic Café in Paris. After twelve years of building bridges between cultures, and spreading modern Africa through the world in their own way, they wanted to be back on stage again. During this tour they will sing songs for each occasion, as well as songs chosen for our pleasure, and of course their own.

Hindi Zahra & Fatoumata Diawara played at Way Out West on the tent scene "Linné" on Friday. Today's tune "Dounia" is a tune they do together.

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Sorry no Spotify yet on this, hopefully they will record something together in the near future.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Slowgold - Drömmar

SLOWGOLD is Amanda Werne's musical alias. She creates timeless, poetic stories carried out by dreamy prerrie-rock. A reviewer described the music as "falling handless with the knowledge of landing smoothly".

In 2015, SLOWGOLD released the albums "Stjärnfall" and "Glömska". Both albums were celebrated in unison by Swedish and foreign presses. You have after that seen and heard her in all possible contexts. She embraced the cover of Sonic Magazine's big Gothenburg number, where there was also a long interview with her. She sang on several songs on Freddie Wadling's last album and live there, as well as bassist Johannes Mattsson and drummer Erik Berntsson who make up the live version of SLOWGOLD.

At the end of January, Amanda's music guest was on the track and performed, among other things, a version of RATATAs classic "I dina ögon", shouted and shared by none other than Mauro Scocco.

"Drömmar" album was released on 3/2 on Playground Music and is one of the most celebrated albums this year with standing ovations from, among others, Dagens Nyheter, Sonic, Göteborgs Posten and Nöjesguiden.

SLOWGOLD was a called in at the last minute when Beth Ditto, ex front woman in the American rock band GOSSIP.

Today's tune "Drömmar" is the title tune from her last record. This clip is recorded Live from Studio Oodion / Music-A-Matic, In Gothenburg Januari 20, 2017. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The xx - On Hold

Monday, new week and Im still in Gothenburg, No "Record Of THe Week" this week, Im still influenced by the festival Way Out West, a few days more and hopefully in the middle of week I will do a wrap up and continue on the normal path, so stay with me and get a chance to listen to something totally different that in normal will be played on this blog.

THE XX are for sure one of very few odd and different bands in 21st century Europe. Romy, Oliver and Jamie played in Slottsskogen this weekend at Way Out West!

THE XX are an English indie band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London, and currently consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. They are best known for their distinct and unique minimalistic sound that blends the likes of indie pop, indie electronic, dream pop and electronic rock and the dual vocalist setup of both Croft and Sim.

"I See You" was released in January and is the follow up to THE XXs two previous albums – "xx" and "Coexist" – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way. The album marks a new era for the London trio, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. "I See You" is THE XX at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.

Today's tune "On Hold" is a song by English indie pop band THE XX. It was released on 10 November 2016 as the lead single from their third studio album, "I See You" (2017). The song was produced by band member Jamie xx as well as frequent collaborator Rodaidh McDonald. The instrumental samples "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by HALL & OATES. Vocals are sung back-and-forth between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pixies - Where Is My Mind

One PIXIES. There is and have existed and will always only be one PIXIES. When Black Francis caught up with snake with Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering in Boston in the mid 80's, to slam art punk, nobody could imagine that now, thirty years later, they would be counted as one of it late 20th century most important band. But so it is. Without PIXIES there would not been a NIRVANA, No BLUR, No WEEZER, Maybe Not even a RADIOHEAD. What poor world we had lived in.

But now, luckily, we live in the world where PIXIES actually not only existed but also exists. Where Black Francis, still a bit rounder but still as intense, shines out his surreal texts about space and biblical violence over an explosive mat of psychedelic noise-surf-punk pop. To quote Black Francis: Death to The PIXIES, long they must live!

During his first incarnation, PIXIES released an EP and four albums, now regarded as bell classics. "Come on Pilgrim", "Surfer Rosa", "Doolittle", "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde" are all classics when critics draw their world's best recordings. In 1993, they split. Black Francis became Frank Black and released solo records and Kim Deal started THE BREEDERS before reconnecting in the winter of 2004. 2013 Kim Deal dropped off and replaced by Paz Lenchantin (but, as we usually say, changing the world's coolest bassist to the world's second coolest bassist Is a so-called luxury problem).

In 2014, the album "Indie Cindy" released the EPs group since the reunion, and in 2016, PIXIES first album came with new material since "Trompe Le Monde" in 1991. "Head Carrier" was well received by critics and audiences and gives the image of a band that still has plenty of miles to walk on its crooked, spicy rock road.

THE PIXIES are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Until 2013, the band comprised Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left the band in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist, but she was soon replaced by Paz Lenchantin who eventually settled in as a permanent member.

THE PIXIES music contains elements including psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, and surf rock. Francis is THE PIXIES primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence.

THE PIXIES played at Azalea

Today's tune "Where Is My Mind?" is taken from 1988 debut album "Surfer Rosa". The song was written by frontman Black Francis while he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, inspired by his experiences while scuba diving in the Caribbean. He later said he had "this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why—I don't know too much about fish behavior." Although the song was never released as a single, it is one of the band's signature songs. A live version of the song recorded at 2004's Coachella was released free through BitTorrent.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lana Del Rey - Love

Not with a bang, more like a hot breeze, Lana Del Rey walked sultrily into or lives back in 2011. In a world of insistent booty shaking, her aura of suave coolness was a welcome change of pace. And that she appeared with a seemingly unending arsenal of strong songs combining the sound of right now with a 60´s-tinged sense of melancholia and ennui made her almost impossible to resist. Ever since she´s been building her alternative universe, a place where David Lynch is locked in a never ending slow dance with Nancy Sinatra and you´re welcome there too. Just slide thru the velvet drapes and don´t make any sudden moves.

After Lana Del Reys breakthrough with the viral sensation "Video Games" and the follow up "Blue Jeans", she released the album "Born to die". It went on to become the fifth most sold album of 2012. Since then she´s released two albums ("Ultraviolence" and "Honeymoon") and three EPs filled with dark, dreamy music. Recently she released the new album "Lust For Life" and it is clear that 2017 will be the biggest year ever for Lana Del Rey.

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model. Her music has been noted by critics for its stylized cinematic quality, its preoccupation with themes of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia, and its references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.

Lana Del Rey is today's headliner at Way Out West, performs last this evening at Flamingo.

Today's tune "Love" was released on February 18, 2017, through Polydor Records and Interscope Records, as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Lust for Life (2017). The song was written and produced by Del Rey, Benny Blanco, Emile Haynie and Rick Nowels, with additional production by Kieron Menzies. Its release was first teased with promotional posters hung in Los Angeles on February 17, after which the release date was pushed up due to leaked versions of the song surfacing online the same day.

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