Mar 30, 2013

GRIMES

Montreal, Canada (2010 – present) Grimes is the alias of the Canadian electronic musician Claire Boucher (born in 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, and based in Montreal). Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as “ADD music”, because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices. Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School and studied ballet for 11 years. In 2006, she moved to Montreal, Canada to attend Montreal’s McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience. 




During her studies, she began to record and perform under the name Grimes. While in Montreal, she began attending concerts put on by local experimental musicians at Lab Synthèse, a performance space located in an abandoned textile factory. Her first release was the album Geidi Primes, issued on cassette in 2010 by Arbutus Records. It was followed in the same year by the sophomore album Halfaxa, through Arbutus Records. In 2011, Grimes released a split album with d’Eon titled Darkbloom. In January 2012, she had signed with record label 4AD. In February 2012, Grimes released her third studio album, Visions. The album incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, drawing from genres like new jack swing, idm, new age, k-pop, industrial and glitch. Visions was met with critical acclaim and featured on many Best Albums of 2012 lists.

Mar 25, 2013

THE RUBENS

Sydney, Australia Forming in february 2011, The Rubens are a four piece blues and soul band from a small town south of Sydney. 




Taking influences from The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones and the Jimi Hendrix Experience among others, the band consists of three brothers and a childhood friend. Members include Zaac Margin on lead guitar, Elliott Margin on keys/vocals, Sam Margin on guitar/vocals and Scott Baldwin on drums.

Mar 20, 2013

20 YEARS FACTORY - FESTA



Legend Music & Bar apresenta:

FACTORY: 20 ANOS - A FESTA
www.factory.rec.br

l i n e - u p:
- D.A.V.I (RTMF/Factory - Brasil)
- DJ GARANCE (ECR/In4mation - Suíça)
www.soundcloud.com/djgarance 

Preview de lançamento da parceria Chilli Beans/Legend Music & Bar

INGRESSOS até 00h ELAS R$10 e ELES R$15
Após ELAS R$15 e ELES R$25

- Proibido para menores de 18 anos.
- Obrigatória a apresentação de documento de identidade

www.legendmusicbar.com.br

ALT-J




 (pronounced Alt-J) was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist) , Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds, UK University in 2007. The band currently resides in Cambridge.

Gus studied English Literature; the other three Fine Art. In their second year of studies, Joe showed Gwil a handful of his own songs inspired by his guitar-playing dad and hallucinogens, and the pair began recording in their dorm rooms with Gwil acting as producer on Garageband. 

First as Daljit Dhaliwal and then as FILMS, the four friends spent the next two years playing around town.

Their eponymous first 4-track demo ∆, was recorded with producer Charlie Andrew in London and showcased the tracks ‘Breezeblocks’, ‘Hand-Made’, ‘Matilda’ and ‘Tessellate’. A 7” containing ‘Bloodflood’ and ‘Tessellate’ was released by Loud and Quiet on October 2011.

Their first 2012 release for Infectious Records was the triangle shaped 7” ‘Matilda’/’Fitzpleasure’, followed by ‘Breezeblocks’ as an advance of their first album ‘An Awesome Wave’, released on 25 May 2012.

In 2012, they won the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for ‘An Awesome Wave’, beating the likes of Ben Howard, Lianne la Havas, Jessie Ware, among others.

Mar 15, 2013

FOTOSHOP

Fotoshop released its’ first tracks on myspace on spring 2009, Accidents EP in 2010, and its’ debut album Lifeforms in November 2011.

Led by blogsphere singles “Too Little, Too Late”, “Speed vs. Distance” and “Becoming Zen”, Lifeforms gained top reviews, critical acclaim and was noted in many indie media as one of the best albums of 2011. 





By its’ sound Fotoshop paints its’ unique yet nostalgic picture, compared to Mew, Slowdive, M83, Washed Out, Sigur Ros, among other dreamwave, electro pop, shoegaze, indie and chillwave groups. 

Mostly everything, from composing, instruments, vocals, programming, mixing, mastering to graphics and some videos is made by Jarno-Erik at his home studio (a macbook and, well, not much more).


Mar 13, 2013

FROU FROU

England (2002 – 2003)


Frou Frou was an electronic music duo formed in England with two members: Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth, active from 2002 to 2003.



Frou Frou created an impressive brand of vocal-driven, electronic pop. After the British duo had been collaborating for years without a record deal, the group’s debut, Details, was completed for American release on MCA Records in 2002. 



Heap and Sigsworth first worked together on Getting Scared from Heap’s 1998 solo record, I Megaphone. After completing the promotion for that splendid debut, Heap was ready to begin work on a new project and the two hooked up again as Sigsworth had privately been compiling music specifically for Heap while producing other projects. The first track, conceived by the new, more formal (but as yet unnamed) pairing, eventually turned into Flicks from Details, which is perhaps Frou Frou’s most Björk-reminiscent number.

Sigsworth grew up listening to eclectic female artists like Kate Bush, and along with Heap, developed an appreciation for classical music. He has specifically worked with Björk (Homogenic,Vespertine) and Madonna (What It Feels Like for a Girl) among many other significant ’90s pop and electronic artists. Far from being the kind of campy moniker one might expect from a more sugary pop outfit, the name Frou Frou was decided upon when Francophile Sigsworth noticed the phrase in a Baudelaire poem.