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[BPR01] Dumbo Gets Mad – Elephants At The Door LP

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We’re thrilled and proud to announce the debut LP by Dumbo Gets Mad (facebook) and our first physical release!

The digital release of Elephants At The Door is available just spreading the word with your friends. You will be asked to login to Facebook or Twitter, edit the proposed tweet/wall message – and click the download button. Simple. We invite you to download the mp3s (or click the artwork cover!), print the artwork, burn the cd-r, spread the word, share it with everyone you know and support the artist as you can (buy the vinyl if you love it!).

FREE DOWNLOAD VIA TWITTER

Dumbo Gets Mad - Elephants At The Door

(if you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, please get in touch at badpandarecords at gmail dot com)

BUY ELEPHANTS AT THE DOOR (12” Gatefold Jacket, Limited Edition)

For all booking enquiries email : dumbogetsmad at gmail dot com
Press pack available: [archive.org]

We like mp3 but vinyl is our first love. Thus some very limited 12” vinyls with gatefold jackets are now available. Let’s hope it’ll be a collector’s item before too long.  You can order them on BigCartel for 12€ + shipping costs (if you are in Rome, Italia or Berkeley, California and want to save on shipping costs get in touch).


01. Limbo’s Village [soundcloud] [youtube]
02. Plumy Tale [soundcloud] [youtube]
03. Marmelade Kids [soundcloud] [youtube]
04. Sleeping Over [soundcloud] [youtube]
05. Harmony [soundcloud] [youtube]
06. Why Try? [soundcloud] [youtube]
07. Eclectic Prawn [soundcloud] [youtube]
08. Self-esteem [soundcloud] [youtube]
09. Raymond Play [soundcloud] [youtube]
10. You Make You Feel [soundcloud] [youtube]

The separate stems [download] for the track You Make You Feel are now available for a contest remix. [Read more here]

DUMBO GETS MAD:

Dumbo Gets Mad emerged in the summer of 2010 in Northern Italy and has now migrated to Los Angeles. His initial aim was to lay down some marvelous music in an organic manner, open to whatever direction the tunes took during the recording session. The first published track was Plumy Tale, which received positive reviews from a number of music blogs. Dumbo then decided to work on a debut album with an express goal and spirit in mind: “No matter what it sounded like, it had to be psychedelic!”

The result, Elephants At The Door, drops today. The album was recorded sans fancy technology, using old-fashioned equipment like analog synthetizers and tape machines—and lots of good vibes. (from Dossier Journal)

Reviews:

  • The Needle Drop [8/10] : “Think of it as Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma from a psych rock perspective.”
  • SlantMagazine [4/5] : “Elephants at the Door is an inspiring victory of DIY determination”
  • Coke Machine Glow – Marmelade Kids track review: “This is probably the most potent free psychedelia you can have without growing your own peyote.”
  • LoudVision [9/10]: “You can call it post-Loveless shoegaze, lo-fi or dreampop. We simply define it wonder.”
  • Joe Tangari (Senior Contributing Writer at Pitchfork) : “Great psych band from Italy – Plumy Tale made my Pitchfork top 50 last year”.
  • Redefine Magazine: “The ability to change pace and still sound coherent is what makes the album so satisfying.” (Erik Burg)
  • NPR Song of the Day: Dumbo Gets Mad – Marmelade Kids

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[BadPanda015] Maryos – African Era

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Bad Panda song of the week is from an australian guy born in ’93. Influenced by compatriot acts as Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts and The Avalanches, he really enjoyed our first release (by Andy&Muzz) and he even remixed one of their song, Autumn Mist.
As he wrote in his soundcloud page, he made this song, African Era, inspired by Modeselektor.

Maryos – African Era [mp3] [ogg]


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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

Inspired by the likes of Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy, Modeselektor, Daft Punk and Woolfy, Maryos started making little edits, remixes and DJing with his friend Corey. Maryos & Corey had their first digital release on RuNT Records at the age of 15. Moving on a year or so after that Maryos’ taste of music developed and pushed him to try and make deeper, funkier tracks. Shortly after this he got a bit of love from one of his idols, the guru of funk, Woolfy from the US for one of his tracks. Maryos is now in the studio with friends working on some side projects.

[myspace]
[soundcloud]
[twitter]

Where do you live actually?

Melbourne, Australia!

What is the last thing you ate?

Exotic mushrooms

Your addiction?

Discovery Channel after 1am

One quote?

“Fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may” – Tyler Durden

One movie?

Fight Club

One song?

Moby – Hymm

Best concert ever?

The Prodigy at BDO 2009!

Favourite place on earth?

My bedroom

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Somewhere in outer space, maybe the Moon.

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14/03/2010 at 11:48 PM

[BadPanda014] The Jakesperiment – Scwarz

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Dissa Kamajaya, a 19 years old musician from Indonesia, is The Jakesperiment, an interesting solo instrumental ambient/neoclassic/post-rock project with influences as Akira Kosemura, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Harold Budd, Cornelius and Anoice. Scwarz is a new beautiful song that could perfectly fit as intro on the next Sigur Ros or Coldplay album (but don’t tell Brian Eno or Jon Hopkins!).

The Jakesperiment – Scwarz [mp3] [ogg]


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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

“The Jakesperiment is an easy, smooth listening of an 18 year chap by the name of old Dissa Kamajaya. With tons of influences that rises from Akira Kosemura, Kashiwa Daisuke and Takahiro Kido, The Jakesperiment experience most surely alter moment of stillness to adequate, and delightful listening flaws.” (TheSirensSound)

[myspace]
[twitter]
[facebook]

Where do you live actually?

Bandung, the beautiful city in Indonesia but it’s polluted by tourist during weekend. It sucks!

What is the last thing you ate?

I ate two pandas!

Your addiction?

Smashing panda onto the wall!

One quote?

“Don’t get careless with panda.. they are dangerous!”

One movie?

Panda! Go, Panda! (Panda Kopanda), i love all Hayao Miyazaki’s movies..

One song?

Arms and Sleepers – Matador

Best concert ever?

It was that day! i think. :) Mono (Japan) concert in Jakarta last year was my favourite.

Favourite venue?

Panda exhibit. I’ll hug them!

Favourite place on earth?

On a green grass field, by the lake, surrounding by rocky mountain, and yes, i would really love to.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

In Abbey Road.

Discography:

Symphony no.25 and Their Glories of The Night EP (Inmyroom, 2009) [dl]
Oh, Fairy! Tell me about the beauty ballad of the lovelorn symphony (s-r, 2009] [dl]

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08/03/2010 at 4:50 PM

[BadPanda013] A Weather – Giant Stairs

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From Portland, Oregon, A Weather are here for your listening pleasure. The indie-folk unit will release tomorrow, March 2, their forthcoming sophomore album Everyday Balloons, on Team Love Records (the label founded by Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes).

“Giant Stairs” is their new single from the upcoming album and the hushed-pop of this track has all of the charm and soft arrangement that made their debut, Cove, so entrancingly great.

Their new album was once again recorded by engineer Adam Selzer (M. Ward, The Decemberists, Norfolk & Western) at Portland’s Type Foundry Studios, Everyday Balloons is propelled by the restrained yet unmistakable power of A Weather’s songs.  This singular quality recalls critical recognition of Cove, of which NPR’s ‘Song of the Day’ observed, “In the band’s hands, a sigh is far more compelling than a scream”, while the album also garnered high praise from Pitchfork (“…A Weather are, quite literally, a quiet storm”) as well as Nylon, Spin.com, Popmatters, and The New York Daily News, among others.

A Weather – Giant Stairs [mp3] [ogg]


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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

Formed in late 2006, A Weather has in their young career already shared stages with artists that include Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, My Brightest Diamond, and Tilly and the Wall.  A Weather is: Aaron Gerber (vocals, guitar), Sarah Winchester (vocals, drums), Aaron Krenkel (guitar), and Lou Thomas (bass).

Two years after the critically acclaimed Cove (Team Love, 2008), the band has released Everyday Ballons, another collection of scrupulously crafted indie  rock songs, rife with intricate vocal and instrumental beauty.  It is an album of fleeting moments, words, and sounds, as elevated by glimpses of euphoric unison as it is grounded in studied specificity.

Everday Balloons was recorded throughout the spring and early summer of 2009 at Portland’s Type Foundry studios by master indie folk engineer Adam Selzer (M. Ward, The Decemberists, Norfolk & Western). This is the sound of four people in a room.  It is the sound of one person in a basement.  This is the sound of the sacred, humble and hushed, and it is the sound of the commonplace, raucous and celebratory.

A shift in one’s point of view, a slight change in the light as clouds skirt the edge of the sun, the tree tops skitter against the skyline; grandeur becomes the mundane, and back again.   A Weather harnesses the margin.  There’s a moon at mid-day, an ice storm.   You might never sleep again, or you might sleep for days.  You’re as apt to gasp as you are to shrug.  You might sink through the bottom of your shoes, or you might float away.  Stranger things happen everyday.

It’s not the fall that we should be afraid of.  It’s the quick stop.

http://www.aweathermusic.com
[myspace ]
[twitter]

A here is a little Q&A with Aaron Gerber:

Where do you live actually?

Portland, Oregon.

What is the last thing you ate?

It has many names.. this!

Your addiction?

Cigarettes.

What do you collect?

Stuffed animals.

One quote?

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
-Buddy the Elf, “Elf”

One book?

Recently: “The Pajamaist” by Matthew Zapruder

One movie?

Recently: “Moon” with Sam Rockwell

One song?

Recently: “To The Quick” by Roofwalkers

One website?

Gmail.com

Best concert ever?

We had a great one a couple weeks ago at the Artistery here in Portland!

Favourite club?

The Woods

Favourite place on earth?

Recently: Sauvie Island

Something you’re proud of?

My punctuality.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

The same bed I fall asleep in tonight.  Any other place would mean I’d been moved in the middle of the night, which would be a little eerie.

Discography:
Cove (Team Love, 2008) [buy]
Everyday Baloons (Team Love, 2010) [buy]

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01/03/2010 at 11:12 AM

[BadPandaxxx] Mojib – May Day Revisited (w. UNKLE & The Radio Dept.)

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This is a gift from Bad Panda and swedish producer Mojib, Staffan Ulmert, who revisited May Day, a song released in 2007 by UNKLE (that featured The Duke Spirits lead singer Liela Moss).

The track is mashed together with lo-fi indie act The Radio Dept. and Mojib adds his own piano and acapella melodies and the result is a unique fusion of alternative indie, rock and electronica.

“Mayday Revisited” was originally planned to be followed up with Mojib’s full length album project “UNKLE Revisited”. Due to label disputes and sample clearance issues the project was canceled and “May Day Revisited” is one track that made it out alive.

“May Day Revisited” contains original material by Mojib, UNKLE and The Radio dept. used with permission but obviously not released under Creative Commons licenses.

Mojib – May Day Revisited [mp3] [ogg]

Staffan lists Explosions in the Sky, UNKLE, Sixtoo, and The Avalanches as inspirations. delivers a package of meticulously crafted songs with a diverse array of musical sounds that combine beautiful pop melodies, with solid drum patterns and wandering flows. With beats reminiscent of Shadow’s best stuff, Mojib’s influences can clearly be heard in his work. Passionate stringed instruments, cathedral echoing pianos and acoustic guitars collide with dawdling break beats, murmuring electronics and fragmentary pitches of song tunes to create Mojib’s debut album ‘Whimsical Lifestyle’ released December 5th, 2007. Mojib has also released numerous remixes (Kings Of Convenience, The Go! Team, Asobi Seksu) and is most known for his version of Radiohead’s “Videotape”. He is currently working on his second solo album.

http://mojib.net/
[myspace]
[twitter]

Where do you live actually?

Gothenburg, Sweden.

What is the last thing you ate?

Chicken!

Your addiction?

7″ records from the Memphix label.

One quote?

“A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes

One movie?

The Thin Red Line – Terence Malick

One book?

Right now, Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad

One song?

Uhmm… That’s tricky… Maybe The Beach Boys – ‘Til I die

Best concert ever?

Phoenix back in 2001

Favourite venue?

Watt, Sweden

Favourite place on earth?

I moved to Gothenburg not too long ago and I’m starting to really like this city.

Something you’re proud of?

A couple of songs I’ve done lately sounds like nothing I’ve ever done before, and it’s pretty good.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

I wake up and it’s spring. The Swedish winter is harsh this year.

And… feel free to add anything else!

I want to add that it’s great to get this track off the ground, and it’s thanks to you, to UNKLE, to The Radio dept and their label! And a big hug to those few who still listen to my music, even if haven’t released any proper solo stuff since my album. Much love!

Discography:

Whimsical Lifestyle (NXR, 2007) [buy]
Whimsical Mixtape (N Records, 2008) [dl]

Free MP3 Remixes:

Radiohead – Paranoid Android (Mojib Remix) [dl]
Radiohead – Videotape (Mojib Remix) [dl]
The Go! Team – Grip Like a Vice (Mojib Remix) [dl]

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23/02/2010 at 4:51 AM

[BadPanda012] Taiga Blues – Karussell

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Carsten and Michael know well how to confuse ideas.
Their name is Taiga Blues, but if you visit their website you will read “Post Rock with an Electronic Twist” and if you listen to their new song, Karrusell, you will find a strong jazz influence: this is what we call a perfect genre-contamination!

This is #012 and Bad Panda will come back tomorrow with a tasty surprise!

Taiga Blues – Karussell [mp3] [ogg]

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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0

Taiga Blues began as a side project for guitarist Carsten Mandt to explore musical interests in post rock, electronica and jazz. Over time the side project grew, leading to releases on a number of netlabels such as Legoego.

In the second half of 2006, Carsten was eventually joined by guitarist/trumpet player Michael Gallagher and bassist Tim Craig and together they released their debut album Intricacies early in 2008 on the My Formica Table netlabel, showcasing the band’s knack for seamlessly blending electronic and live instrumentation, composed and improvised elements, resulting in deceptively simple yet multi-layered, evocative music.

In 2009, the band (well, duo to be precise, since Tim’s departure) released two EPs on Wise Owl Records, “Ausklang” and “A minor shunt with common sense”, moving towards a more organic sound with more subtle electronic elements and a stronger jazz influence than before.

http://taiga-blues.co.uk/
myspace
facebook

Where do you live actually?

In Glasgow.

What is the last thing you ate?

Carsten: A bit of shortbread.
Michael: Delicious Polish Kebab (better than the garbage they sell in Scotland) with some vodka as “dessert”.

Your addiction?

Carsten: Coke. (That is the soft drink kind, not the white powder one…)
Michael: Coffee and chocolate.

One quote?

Ehrlich währt am längsten.

One movie?

Carsten: Ice Age. All three of them.
Michael: Right now, Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson in one film – bliss…

One song?

Whirlpool of Terror and Tension” by Magyar Posse or “Hallo Gallo” by Neu!.

Best concert ever?

Carsten: Air (Barrowlands, 2001) and Battles (ABC, 2007).
Michael: Tool at SECC, Ryan Adams (solo) at Carling Academy and The Mars Volta (same venue).

Favourite venue?

Carsten: The Barrowlands in Glasgow.
Michael: Traitorous as it may seem given the Barrowlands fanclub, I quite like the ABC and also the Academy in Glasgow.

Favourite place on earth?

Carsten: Home.
Michael: Bed on a Saturday straight after I realise my alarm has only gone off at six cos I forgot to turn it off on Friday morning.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Carsten: Somewhere warm.
Michael: My own bed… this couch-cum-bed sucks…

Discography:

Formulae EP (Digital Output Records, 2005) [dl]
Im kleinen Kreis (Legoego, 2006)
Intricacies (My Foeatal Orange, 2008) [dl]
Ausklang EP (Wiseowl Records, 2009) [dl]
A Minor Shunt With Common Sense EP (Wiseowl Records, 2009) [dl]

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22/02/2010 at 5:13 AM

[BadPanda011] Metal On Metal – Bastard (The Sequel)

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Bad Panda goes electro. Metal On Metal are a collective of party monsters from Lithuania. Taking their name from a famous Kraftwerk song, they remixed, among others, Datarock, Bloc Party (twice), Wax Stag and they recently finished their remix for the Wave Machines. Their first EP was out last year on Skint and this a previously unreleased gift.

Metal On Metal – Bastard (The Sequel) [mp3] [ogg]

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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

Ten easy to digest metal bites:
1 Metal On Metal are from the streets of Vilnius (Lithuania). There’s three of them:
Manfredas, Kym Wild, Miss America. They call their music slaughterhouse and
produce it in former sewing factory.

2 Their name Metal On Metal is inspired by Kraftwerk song of 1975. A few months later,
when they were googling some skulls, they stumbled onto another “Metal On Metal”,
this time sung by metal legends Anvil.

3 They started as DJ crew back in 2005, fighting over a girlfriend and winning
“DJ Of The Year” award home for three years in a row. And warming up or playing with
Zombie Nation, Simian Mobile Disco, Gus Gus, Carl Craig, Felix Da Housecat, Chemical
Brothers and, ahem ahem, Lenny Kravitz.

4 Their debut song “No Front Teeth” was recorded and uploaded onto MySpace in 2007, only to find support from Kissy Sell Out, Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim and others, ending on legendary Skint Records as a vinyl & digital with guets remix by Nightmoves.

5 In 2008 Metal On Metal went international and were featured in DJ Mag, iDJ,
hypem-ed, blogged, youtubed which led to remix commisions from Datarock,
Kissy Sell Out, New Young Pony Club, Tim Deluxe, Blood Red Shoes, Bloc Party (twice),
Wax Stag, Flairs & Wave Machines.

6 Their remake for Bloc Party’s “Flux” was featured on NME’s cover, Kissy’s remake
was included in “Global Underground” compilation, remake for Datarock’s “I Used
To Dance With My Daddy” was used in official EA Sports’ “Fifa Street Live 3″ soundtrack (that’s audience of 50 million gamers). 2008 ended with a remake for German outfit Polarkreis 18 and their monstrous sing-along anthem “Allein Allein”, which hit the number one in Germany & the remix went on to become No1 in Lithuanian Year-end charts.

7 Metal On Metal is a five piece live act and they have proven their slaugher-worth at
Transmusicales Festival in Rennes, Eurocultured in Manchester, Lie.Envy in Moscow
and are planning their upcoming “Almost world domination” tour.

8 “Damn!” is their first EP, featuring “Damn!” (Less Metal Edit)”, “Damn!”, “Bastard”
& two remixes from electro virtuoso Mercury and techno monster Kris Menace. It was
released on July 27th on Skint. Cover illustration is done by critically praised Ana Bagayan.

9 Metal On Metal love their videos, because they didn’t move a finger for them to happen.
First one “No Front Teeth” (directed by Silvija Redhead) promotes teeth removing paste, “Damn!” (directed by Phantom) shows the never ending expedition in corridors of common raver’s mind and recent “Bastard” (directed by The Glue Society) with asian ping-pong granade players is clocking up half a million views on vimeos & youtubes.

10 Metal On Metal have just finished latest remix for “Keep The Lights On” by Wave Machines.
It has running time of 13 minutes & 39 seconds and has at least four themes packed into it.
They consider it to be their best remake to date.

There are many ways to speak/meet Metal On Metal.

These are their favorites:
for old fashioned e.mail: info at nesakykmamai.lt
for music: www.metalonmetal.net
for news: facebook.com/metalonmetal
for 140 symbol nonsense: twitter.com/metalonmetal
for remixes: James Pitt / james at your-army.com
for gigs: Christine McLean / christine at s1e.com

Where do you live actually?

We live in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Precisely: http://tinyurl.com/yhe2he5

What is the last thing you ate?

This morning and it was not alive

Your addiction?

We’re old school – Jack Daniel’s is our drug of choice

What do you collect?

Afterparties, compliments & regrets.

One quote?

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.” Tom Waits

One book?

“The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way)” by The Timelords aka KLF

One movie?

“Liquid Sky” (1982)

One song?

Arthur Russell “This Is How We Walk On The Moon”

Best concert ever?

Daft Punk in Nimes, 2007

Favourite club?

“Trash” @ The End, London. Unfortunately – RIP

Favourite place on earth?

Google.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

In bed with Angela Merkel

Discography:
No Front Teeth (Skint, 2007)
Damn! EP (Skint, 2009) [buy]

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15/02/2010 at 4:27 PM

[BadPanda010] The Sleeping Sea – Palms…

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“We feel that music is art and no art has a monetary value (hence money has no value) so we want to give all our sounds away to the ears that so wish to house it. Although we accept donations from those who desire and can afford to do so, we feel that music is an important vehicle for social awareness and change in propelling community and creativity.”

The Sleeping Sea is speaking, that is Jarrod Welling-Cann (voice, keyboard/guitar/vibraphones), Michael Abitz (percussion expert and vibraphones) and Andrew Walker (trombone/bass/xylophone).

Inspiration comes from southern mozombique recordings (and other african tribal recordings), múm,  Seabear, The Ruby Suns, El Guincho, Grizzly Bear, Peter Bjorn and John, Why?, Beach House, Shugo Tokumaru, The Concretes and many, many more… and Bad Panda loves them. Love them.

The Sleeping Sea – Palms… [mp3] [ogg]

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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0

“The Sleeping Sea does more than write songs, they orchestrate moods. Their music is at once playful and ethereal, childlike and melancholy. Reverberating harmonized falsettos blend seamlessly into a mix of bright staccato guitar playing, rich bass accompaniment and galloping drums. And while most bands are not comfortable playing outside of a certain dynamic range, the Sleeping Sea ebbs and flows (pardon the extended metaphor), taking listeners to swelling heights and broken, deconstructed lows.” -Isaac Hand

They’re currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio and they’ve played shows with some creative individuals from Boston to Chicago and Philadeplhia, Wisconsin but they hopefully one day end up in California, Iceland or Africa, Indonesia, Haiti, Brazil, and so on until fall from the globe…

Jarrod and Micheal are studying to become audio/visual engineers and they produce their music toying with a korg d1200, typical drum set, some plastic eggs with white rice trapped inside them, a typical guitar, a little bell piano they found at a thrift store, someones bass, and many somethings more in a basement (somewhere on the soil of Cincinnati Ohio).

They also make laptop music in their freetime as well as short films. Ranging from a childish/electronic  múm-esque music to a Prefuse 73/Blockhead hip-hop track. Michael makes music under Quince Vetivert and Jarrod under Sailboats and Bubbles.
Plus, they compiled alot of old, new and unfinished music by creating Ghost In the Piano Room, which became their “alter-ego”.

http://www.myspace.com/thesleepingsea
http://thesleepingsea.blogspot.com/

Where do you live actually?

Between purple and elephants and/or Cincinnati, Ohio.

What is the last thing you ate?

Vegan smorgasbord.

Your addiction?

Dreams and jellyfish.

One quote?

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination” (Willy Wonka)

One book?

The Giving Tree

One movie?

13 Moons / Spirited Away.

One song?

Remind Me by The Motifs  (or any song by múm).

Best concert ever?

We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing and meeting Doseone (of anticon) at a Subtle/TV On The Radio show in columbus, however a recent WHY? concert was a near life experience as well.

Favourite venue?

CS13, Cincinnati.

Favourite place on earth?

Ocean. Deep and mysterious ocean.

One thing you’re proud of?

You.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

The Venus Project :)

Discography:
Monocular People EP (self-released) [dl]
Sun Drips EP (2009, self-released) [dl] or [buy]

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08/02/2010 at 5:44 PM

[BadPanda009] The Underscore Orkestra – Balancing Act

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“You know a band is good when at the end of their sound check the audience starts clapping” writes an interesting review about one of their recent shows.
Fusing the sounds of gypsy jazz, swing and world music, with the styles of vaudeville cabaret and circus arts, it’s not just a band, it’s an Orkestra, the Underscore Orkestra.

The members are modern day gypsies and their names are Jorge (Violin, Vocals, Harmonica and Piccolo), Willo (Accordion and Vocals), Cody (Guitar and Banjo), Scott (Guitar), Cliff (Bass), Peter (percussion), Susanna (violin) and Andrewski (Clarinet).

Balacing Act comes from their last album “No Money, No Honey, All We Got Is Us” (2009) and you shouldn’t miss it specially if you love bands like Devotchka, Gogol Bordello or Taraf de Haidouks.

The Underscore Orkestra – Balancing Act [mp3] [ogg]

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The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

The Underscore Orkestra is a Portland (Oregon) based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material from fast bulgars and melodious waltzes to odd meters and swinging rhythms. Their instrumentation includes violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, clarinet, horns, flute, harmonica, bass, vocals and percussion. Each of the members comes from various backgrounds and musical disciplines from as far away as Russia and as close as our own North West. The Underscore Orkestra has been performing for the past 3 + years, touring all around the western U.S., Mexico and Guatemala and has been seen from intimate coffee shop setting all the way to huge outdoor festivals.

http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com/
http://www.myspace.com/underscoreorkestra

Where do you live actually?

In the tour bus.

What is the last thing you ate?

Nachos.

Your addiction?

Hot Chocolate.

One quote?

“Live for today” – Albert Einstein

One movie?

Blue Planet

One song?

Blue Angel by Roy Orbison

Best concert ever?

Tool!

Favourite venue?

Amnesia bar in San Francisco.

Favourite place on earth?

Right here!

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Southern Italy.

Discography:
The Modicum of Ambiguity (2008, self released) [buy]
No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us (2009, self released) [buy]

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01/02/2010 at 3:03 PM

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