Monday 28 February 2011

Ringo Deathstarr @ The Irrational Library, Patronaat Haarlem

Noisy Texas Shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr in HAARLEM next Saturday as special Audiopleasures guest at the Irrational Library in the Patronaat !!! Many thanks to Joshua at the Library, Patronaat and Robin Allport at the Club AC30 Records London ... best birthday present ever

Listen | Ringo Deathstarr - Do It Every Time
Watch | Ringo Deathstarr - So High
Watch | Ringo Deathstarr - Imagine Hearts

Fuz (NL), Thomas Truax (USA) and The Optic Nerves (UK)

Its also my birthday party
and its all for FREE !!!!

Sunday 27 February 2011

Wednesday 23 February 2011

TV on the Radio - Will Do

Brand new song from Brooklyn's TV on the Radio, "Will Do" is the first single from the new LP "Nine Types of Light".

TV on the Radio - Will Do

SebastiAn album teaser video

SEBASTIAN TOTAL (X rated version) from revenge on Vimeo.

Massive new sounds from SebastiAn !!!!! Attention, c'est violent !

The Anomalys live @ The Winston Kingdom

Champs and Champetes ... last friday was a total blast and The Anomalys proved once and for all they are a class apart.
A full house with loads of friends from all sorts of nationalities a great ambient and loads of awesome music by really good Dj's and a surprisingly excellent Vj-Set, i would say perfection of the highest level.

For a lot of people this was their first gaze at The Anomalys live and the reactions were of total wonder, until now they only had access to net videos and my reviews, they totally fired a blasting set from the first second. it was the 3rd time i've seen them live and i can say that their set now evolved into a superior good old fashion Noisy Trash Garage, i'm always stunned with the drummer Menmen, he doesn't stop for a second and gives Bone (Vocals/Bass) and Gilian (Guitar) a frenetic rhythm and complete freedom to party away, i would say that in another country they would be stars by now, around here the separation between the underground and the world above its almost as Earth and the Moon ... its good that is keeps that ways because it will be a well kept secret and the music will be raw, honest and fun above all.

For me they are the real Amsterdam ...

Tuesday 22 February 2011

El Intruso, Diálogos La Pieza Junk Art Gallery

Very interesting music/art project from Madrid.

"Dialogos" is a joint project between el intruso band/collective and LaPieza Junk Art Gallery in Madrid, Spain.
Each cdr as well as all of the series collectively is a piece of the ongoing exhibition of La Pieza, the band often collaborates with poets and other sound artists in open sessions, and each month for 10 months a selection from both past sessions and the latest sessions is presented on a series of limited CDrs.

If you are in Madrid, please stop by La Pieza to pick one up/chat/enjoy art!

More information: El Intruso , La Pieza

Mp3 | El Intruso - Lulula

Monday 21 February 2011

Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez Photography

Amazing minimal black and white pictures by Montreal based and El Salvador born Photographer Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez

Thursday 17 February 2011

Audiopleasures and Bon Esprit Presents ::

Tomorrow !!!!!! Our Favorites Rock N Rollers "THE ANOMALYS" live in the Winston Kingdom Amsterdam

Watch | The Anomalys - Black Hole Blues
Watch | The Anomalys USA Tour Video 2010
Mp3 | The Anomalys - Fatal Attraction
Mp3 | The Anomalys - Anomalys Now

DJ Jesse James (Nl), Dj Weird Beard (Irrational library/Nl),
and the infamous noisy bastards The Pocketwankers aka Punheta de Bolso (Audiopleasures/Bon Esprit/Pt/Fr)

-Live visuals based on " L'ENFER" from H.G Clouzot by Greg Duris and Dylan Glyn Jones
-Live painting by Monark
-Pictures by Mony Art
-Vodka guns by ABSOLUT Vodka


Wednesday 16 February 2011

Munk - Keep My Secret

New Munk single and video, "Keep My Secret" is out on Gomma,

Watch | Munk - Keep My Secret

Lcd Soundsystem on Colbert

last James Murphy appearance on TV as Lcd Soundsystem !!!!

Watch | The Colbert Report/James Murphy
Watch | LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change

Sunday 13 February 2011

Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

Smashing debut album from Texans Ringo Deathstarr, "Colour Trip" is out tomorrow on Club AC30 Records and its a blistering heavy shoegaze album full of cracking riffs and a thrilling noisy wall of sound, my first favorite album of 2011 ... highly recommended.

Mp3 | Ringo Deathstarr - Two Girls
Watch | Ringo Deathstarr - So High

Austra – Beat and the Pulse Video

Austra is the the new project from Toronto-based singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis and they are one of the new signings from Domino Records. "Beat and the Pulse" is the first single from the upcoming LP "Feel It Break"

Watch | Austra – Beat and the Pulse
Mp3 | Austra – Beat and the Pulse

Vivian Girls – “I Heard You Say” Video

New music video for the Brooklyn garage darlings Vivian Girls, "I Heard You Say" is the first single from the upcoming LP, "Share the Joy" is out on the 12 April

Watch | Vivian Girls – I Heard You Say

Friday 11 February 2011

Audiopleasures Mixtape

Was a long time since i published any mixtapes, last week took a few hours to listen to a lot of music that i get on my email, let me say that i'm quite surprised with the quality, really good stuff.
So ive decided to keep an eye on the email more often and try to make one of this every two months.

All tracks are for FREE download, Hope you enjoy the selection and if you like any of the tracks go pay a visit to the bands cause i'm sure they will love to hear from you.

Audiopleasures Bandcamp

Wednesday 9 February 2011

The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness new Single

The Strokes have releases the mega-hyped new single, first new material in 5 years and "Under Cover Of Darkness" sounds pretty cool, let's see what's coming next !!!

Watch | The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness

Grab a free MP3 here

Leroy Grannis R.I.P.

Legendary Surf photographer Leroy Grannis passed away last thursday at the age of 93.

Watch | Leroy Grannis Tribute

Monday 7 February 2011

Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say

In preparation for the release of their new lp, Brooklyn darlings Vivian Girls are giving away for FREE their new single I Heard You Say , "Share the Joy" will be out next April

Listen | Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say
Watch | Vivian Girls - When I'm Gone

Belong - Perfect Life

Ive been a big fan of New Orleans drone duo Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones, they made some of my favorite drones, very dense sounds, almost like being sucked into a Mark Rothko painting.

Today was complete caught by surprise by the new single that Kranky as posted on their soundcloud, they sound like a Minimal Wave/Shoegaze band, amazing stuff, awesome surprise and a brilliant change of shit.

"Perfect Life" is taken from the album "Common Era" available on the 21 of March on Kranky ... expectations are so hight now.

When you think about it makes sense because drone music one way or the other have to evolve in other directions, already heard a few interesting Drone/Folk projects and this is definitely the way to go !!!!!!

Mp3 | Belong - Perfect Life

Sunday 6 February 2011

Egypt Protests by Oliver Wilkins

Demonstrations in Midan Tahrir Square on Feb 1 2011 by Oliver Wilkins

"I’m a British film maker but have been based in Cairo for the past 12 years and was in and around the centre during the first few days of the protests. Having spent so much time living here, I have a great love of Egypt and the Egyptians. As a foreign guest living in Egypt I generally try to steer clear of Egyptian politics. However, what has been happening in Tahrir is totally unprecedented. It’s amazing to see people making signs from anything lying around them in an attempt to get their voices heard." Full Story Here

Watch | Midan Tahrir Square on Feb 1 2011 by Oliver Wilkins

Exploding In Sound Free Compilation

The new and awesome free compilation from. Exploding In Sound
Wax Unwound is massive collection of sounds from shoegaze, alternative, grunge, math rock, post-hardcore, post-punk and post-rock featuring Zach Hill, Pulled Apart By Horses, Black Mountain, The Twilight Singers, Young Widows, Monotonix, Ty Segall, Sky Larkin, Pile, Grandfather, Shapes, and many more. Download and Listen Here

Dutch Artists on Vimeo

Today was surprised and honored with an invitation to be part of the Dutch Artists on Vimeo.

"Dutch Artists is a group of artists living or born in the Netherlands presenting their work: video's of art installations, projects and events, observations, try-outs and experiments. join our group if your are and feel Dutch"

Two years ago made this Audio visual experience , a Sound Sculpture inspired by Ben Frost , "Theory of Machines". Video edit by David Steinberg

Watch | Experience 1

Death Death From Above 1979 Reunion !!!!!!!!

Lcd is going away but Toronto based dance-punk duo Death Death From Above 1979 are coming back to life, HELL YEAH monsters on bass and drums, unique and original, energetic and brutal force.

The question is only if it will be one show only at Coachella’s ??
By there words seens that we gonna have more kick ass music

“Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied. Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration. The collision of two different worlds. As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you. All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way. Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!”

Watch | Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands

my fav DFA 1979 Track, bang this in all my dj gigs ... no exceptions !!!!!

Listen | Death From Above 1979- Little Girl

lcd Soundsystem last show at the madison square garden !!!

The rumors that for sometime were circulating that Lcd were gonna call it quits have been dissipated today, the band as officially announced on their website that they gonna play the last show ever on the 2nd of April at Madison Square Garden !!!!

"good people of earth:
lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours–playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang. and we’d like you to be there.

if you would, we’d love it if people all came in white. or black. or black and white. and come ready to have fun, please. and come early, as the festivities will be opened by our favorites, liquid liquid. yes: liquid

if it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!! "

Its case to say "Im Losing my Edge"

Watch | lcd Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

Friday 4 February 2011

Margaret Durow Interview

Its with immense pleasure that im posting the interview with the fascinating and super talented photographer Margaret Durow .
Margaret is a 20-year-old photographer from Wisconsin, she portraits dreamy landscape and captures emotional moments of her life and memories with friends. if i dare to say this but she is probably one of the most importante and adored photographers of the "Flickr" generation not only for her work but also honesty and humility

Why and when did you decided to become a photographer ?

I never decided to become a photographer. I had taken photos with my family, like on birthdays and such, and I always liked taking a lot of pictures of our pets.
Then when I was about 14 I had my first digital camera and started taking it everywhere to remember things happening with my friends.

Are you natural talented or just hard work ?

I definitely work very hard – I’m always thinking about whatever I’m in the process of creating, and spend a lot of time on photo related things.
I’m also going to school and am not studying photography, so I always have a lot of work to do besides photos. It helps me to get away from photos for a while, I care so much about everything that I feel like only when I take a step back and not care too much that I can create something with the right feeling.

What inspires your work ? Did you had any mentors ?

I am inspired by everything, especially my feelings, and these are what always push me to photograph
– trying to capture them in a photo so I can remember them. My feelings are most affected by light, music, the weather, my environment, my close friends and family, and water.

When do you know that a picture is finished ?

When I look at it and I can feel how I felt at the time

Do you have a special sense that tell you "This is the right moment" ?

No I don't think so, I just take pictures

Most of your pictures have this gloomy and dreamy world attached to them, do you recreate your dreams ?

Yes I often do! Like I said, my photos are most inspired by my feelings and my dreams can make me feel things just as real life does, so I like to put those feelings into my photos.
For example, one of my recent photos of me lying in the snow with a pillow was inspired by a dream I had where I was laying in the snow and it felt crisp and cold yet amazing and fluffy like laying on a cloud.

From your perspective what makes your photography so special and appealing ?

I think anyone can find an audience for what they do, and I'm so happy to have people tell me they like my work. I hope people like my work because they see that it is honest, important to me, and close to my heart.
I hope that maybe they make them feel something just by looking at them – maybe people can understand how I was feeling, and get that emotion for themselves, or maybe they experience a new emotion from the image.

There is a subconsequent tense and tragic event related with your pictures, does is reflect the way you see what surrounds you ?

My whole life has been affected by having “back problems” / “medical condition.” My spine curved because of a vascular malformation entwined in it.
One of the most important parts of a body – the backbone, was so different in me than anyone around me. I could mostly do whatever I wanted growing up – I had to be careful of the mass inside my back, but I didn’t know my spine was curving until just after becoming a teenager.
By the time I was 17 I needed surgery to stop it from curving worse. The recovery was very long and hard. All these things were often very hard to go through, but it’s made me realize that everything is always up and down, and that I am so lucky for where I am now and everything that has brought me here.

Being so young and getting so much attention will this bring pressure on your future work ? Do you have any upcoming exhibitions ?

When I take photos it is mostly for myself – to remember and look back later. If I continue to photograph because it is what I am inspired and driven to do, I don’t think attention will put too much pressure on me. My goals have never been to get the most attention or money and haven't tried to do this. Any attention I have gotten has been online, and it has come to me without me pushing my work on people. When I’m making new photos I hope they will like them, but I try not to be too affected by other people’s expectations.
I do not have any upcoming exhibitions.

What would be your favorite dead person to photograph ?

John Muir

5 records you would take to the grave ?

The Beatles – White Album
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
The Black Lips - Let it Bloom
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors

Thursday 3 February 2011

Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High

The super lovely LA fuzz-garage ladies have a new EP, "He Gets Me High" will be out next March on Sub Pop and they are gonna rock in a new tour around the US and EU, get your copy of "He Gets Me High" and see if they gonna play in a theater near you.

Watch | Dum Dum Girls - Bhang, Bhang, I'm a Burnout