Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Orwells - Under the Flowers

The Orwells strike back ... the Elmhurst garage sensation kids after a stunning album last year show some of their awesome skills and a unveil a new video, they were one of biggest revelations from last year.

Watch | The Orwells - Under the Flowers

Listen | The Orwells - Oh! Well (2010}

Black Lips live at KEXP - Videos

Black Lips made a stop at Seattle's KEXP to promote their new album Arabia Mountain. Check the rest of the videos at Vice

Los Steaks - No Moon Album 2010

FREE 2010 album from Los Stakes ... Spanish lo-fi garage rock from the region of the Basque Country.

No Toques Más Sam Garage Rock Podcast

Check out this super cool podcast with soundzzzz from the American garage rock/surf/punk scene by Graciela Arteaga from the Spanish blog No Toques Más Sam

Podcast Nuevo Garage Americano by No toques mas Sam

1.Jacuzzi Boys - Bricks Or Coconuts
2.The Hex Dispensers - Doomsday Romantic
3.Wavves - King Of The Beach
4.Charlie & The Moonhearts - Drop In Drop Out
5.Nobunny - I Am A Girlfriend
6.Thee Oh Sees - Enemy Destruct
7.Bass Drum Of Death - Nerver Jamming
8.So Cow - Casablanca
9.Clone Defects - I Rock I Ran
10.The Okmoniks - Teenage Timebomb
11.Ty Segall - Standing At The Station
12.Coachwhips - You gonna Get It
13.Demon´s Claws - Last Time At The Pool
14.Hunx And His Punx - You Don´t Like Rock And Roll
15.Cheap Time - Over Again
16.No Age - Skinned
17.Harlem - Spray Paint
18. Jay Reatard - My Shadow

I.D.W.P - Edwin Europe Video

Wonderful motorcycle road trip short with a hyper delicious soundtrack presented by the denim brand Edwin Europe. Perfect !!!

Watch | I.D.W.P

Strange Hands and Regal @ Maloe Melo Amsterdam 12 July

Two French psychedelic garage rock bands are landing in the Maloe Melo Amsterdam on the 12 of July, Strange Hands are from Bordeaux and released their first 7" on the Dutch label A Fistful or Records and its sound all pretty awesome. Regal are from Lyon and are touring with The Strange Hands, can't find much info but their songs on myspace sound cool also

Watch | Strange Hands - Living-Dead
Watch | Regal - Big Blue @ Scopitone

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Splitscreen - A Love Story by JW Griffiths

The amazing winner from this year Nokia short competition, so simple and yet so absolutely fantastic work by JW Griffitws

Watch | Splitscreen - A Love Story

Worbz Photo Contest

More info @ Worbz - The Yellow Contest

Stuxnet - Anatomy of a Computer Virus

The story behind the first weapon made of code !!!!

Watch | Stuxnet - Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Vintage Love - The Sonics

"Of all the garage bands that made a glorious racket in the 1960s, few if any were louder, wilder, or more raw than the Sonics, a Tacoma, WA quintet whose over-the-top style, complete with roaring guitars, pounding drums, and the fevered howls of lead singer Gerry Roslie, anticipated the mania of punk and pushed rock & roll deep into the red zone during their 1963-1966 heyday. The Sonics were stars in Washington, but it took a while for the rest of the world to catch on, and in time they would become one of the most fabled bands on the Pacific Northwest rock scene." Vh1

Mp3 | The Sonics - Money
Watch | The Sonics - Psycho a Go-Go

Bruise Cruise Roger Kisby Photography

Amazing pictures from last year's Bruise Cruise by Roger Kisby , amoung many where, Ty Segall, Black Lips, Thee oh Sees, Vivian Girls, Jacuzzi Boys, Strange Boys etc ...

Watch | Ty Segall - "Girlfriend" at Bruise Cruise
Watch | Black Lips - Go Out and Get It ( Bruise Cruise video )

Vivian Girls - Take it as it comes

Free track from the Brooklyn garage rockers darlings new album "Share The Joy", the Vivian Girls are gonna be in Amsterdam 24 July at Occii .

Mp3 | Vivian Girls - Take it as it comes

Zola Jesus - Vessel

New single from the L.A. dark wave Russian American with a stunning voice Zola Jesus, the tribal and almost apocalyptic "Vessel" is taken from the upcoming new album "Conatus".

Mp3 | Zola Jesus - Vessel

Sleazefest 2011 Sampler

The sounds from the upcoming Sleazefest on the 15 of July in Amsterdam ADM, im really excited about this cause is one of my favorite party's of the whole year.

Sleazefest its a yearly congregation of rock n rollers and the spirit of dirty blues, rockabillies, trash surfers, punkers and mega hot devilish women, tattoo heaven, pin ups and go-go gals. this sleaze night is brought to you by the super Amsterdam own Organ Punk duo the zZz, to bad they aren't playing :(

Listen | Sleaze Sampler

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Rekiem skateboards - how to make a board

Rekiem how to make a board, gorgeous and almost poetic video about a unique French independent manufacturer that builds custom hand-built boards.

Watch | Rekiem skateboards - how to make a board

J.C. Satan - Sick of Love 2010

I can't remember a year that i've said so many times in just a few weeks this is probably one of the best records you will be lucky to listen this year. J.C. Satan's debut is filled with garage bangers, early progressive rock mixed with gorgeous melodies and surf sleazy beats, dark lo-fi vibes and bit's of glam fuzz drowned in dreamy echoes of psych pleasures in the midst of catchy guitars and cracking sonic bass lines, just stunning !!!!!! J.C Satan are three guys from Bordeaux and two gals from Turin that collided in Bordeaux and the record "Sick of Love" was born. This release marks the Reno/ Amsterdam record label Slovenly 100th release and for sure will please the lo-fi garage fans as much as the noisy shoegazers guitars addicts.

Mp3 | J.C. Satan - Can You
Listen | J.C. Satan - Superhero

Thank you J.C. Satan for making the track "Can You" available for the Audiopleasures readers and you can get the album at Slovenly

Monday, 27 June 2011

The Kvb - Hide and Wait

Amazing video and Shoegaze pearl taken from The Kvb ep "Into The Night"

Watch | The KVB - Hide & Wait

Scenes From The Suburbs

"Scenes From The Suburbs" the highly anticipated collaboration between Arcade Fire and the super Director Spike Jonze is now available at MUBI to watch on full.

Arcade Fire music video "Suburbs" came out last year as promo.

Watch | Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Jack Kerouac

The Shoes - Wastin Time Video

New music video from Indie French Electro Poppers The Shoes, "Wastin Time" is taken from the debut album "Crack my Bones" out on Southern Fried Records

Watch | The Shoes - Wastin Time

Michael Schultheis Paintings

Stunning abstract paintings from the Seattle artist Michael Schultheis , in his paintings are Mathematical notations and drawings layered that describe form and motion of the tree dimensional geometrical shapes.

Memoryhouse - Modern, Normal

New dreamy track from the Toronto duo, The Years EP has been retouched and will be out on Sub Pop.

Listen | Memoryhouse - Modern, Normal

Public Dims - Vent Somewhere Else

Public Dims is a two-piece from San Juan Capistrano in California, In the middle of this Lo-Fi insanity is still possible to find true wonders, Public Dims make dirty and painful lo-fi bluesy singed in a drunk troubadour way with a swinging garage rock and rock n roll aesthetic, its all very minimal but all really cool and FREE !!!!

Marseilles - Just How


This is sound porn !!!!! Marseilles weird name for a trip hop producer from Sydney with a gorgeous and mellow Soul diva voice.

Listen | Marseilles - Just How

Deerhunter cover Pylon on DFA

Stunning cover from Deerhunter to the Post-Punk legends Pylon on DFA,

Listen | Pylon - Cool (Deerhunter cover)

Arae - Marion Silver

Very cool bass sounds, smooth rhythms and deep beats from Brooklyn producer Arae.

Listen | Arae - Marion Silver

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Still Corners - cuckoo video

Gorgeous track and video from the Londoners dream poppers, Still Corners is one the newest 4AD signings and "cuckoo" is taken from the upcoming album “Creatures Of An Hour”

Watch | Still Corners - cuckoo

Friday, 24 June 2011

Scion Garage Zine Volume 3

"Inside the third edition of the Scion Garage Zine, we talk with Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound/Oblivians, give a roundup of some of the best remaining fanzines, talk to King Khan about performing with Gino Washington, learn about the Black Lips’ approach to remixing, find out what’s happening in Detroit from the Dirtbombs’ Ko Melina, and much more."

Blank City Trailer

"Blank City tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970's and mid 80's, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.

Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, Blank City weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more."

Watch | Blank City Trailer

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blessed Feathers - By Song Through The Americas

Freak Folk and found vintage footage seems to be the wining ticket, "By Song Through The Americas" is the first single taken from the LP "From the Mouths of the Middle Class" out September 20th via Listening Party.

Watch | Blessed Feathers - By Song Through The Americas

Audrey Sinks by Rex Hicks

Stunning Audrey Sinks by Rex Hicks

Les Bellas - Belladelic 2010

Les Bellas are a French freakbeat with layered fuzzness quartet featuring Lionel and Marie Liminana from the garage beat band The Liminanas. The irresistible "You Got my Soul", "Its a Crying Shame" are two bangers taken from the mid 60s garage books and the Wanda Jackson classic "Funnel of Love" cover are the banners on this Les Disques Steak release.

Cosmo V - Desire will bring you sorrow

New music video from Dutch Cosmo Luhulima Utrecht based dream pop with touches of tribal and doses of lo-fi psychedelic innocence one girl project Cosmo V , "Desire will bring you sorrow" its a renewed dreamy and evocative song with footage taken from Red Desert (1964).

Watch | Cosmo V - Desire will bring you sorrow

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Waste Land

"Power of art and the beauty of the human spirit"

"Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit."

Watch | Waste Land Official Trailer

Ela Orleans / Dirty Beaches - Split 12" and Videos

New songs and music videos coming for the Split 12" by Ela Orleans and Dirty Beaches. "Double feature" was released with the collaboration between La Station Radar and Atelier Ciseaux.

Watch | Dirty Beaches - God Speed
Watch | Ela Orleans - Neverend

ELA ORLEANS/ DIRTY BEACHES split 12" double feature by atelier ciseaux


"Resonance is the vision of SR Partners; a collaborative project with over 30 independent visual and audio designers / studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways.

Animators and Audio Designers were paired up at the beginning of the project and were given the guidelines to create a piece between 12 and 20 seconds and in HD quality, the rest was up to them."

Watch | Resonance

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

CSS - Hits Me Like A Rock (Featuring Bobby Gillespie)

The first single from the São Paulo indie collective Cansei de Ser Sexy new album "La Liberación" featuring Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream.

Listen | CSS - Hits Me Like A Rock (Featuring Bobby Gillespie)

Zso – Illustrations Sara Blake

Fantastic work from interactive art director, designer, and illustrator based in New York City Sara Blake (aka ZSO)