quarta-feira, Novembro 28, 2012

NOSAJ THING (c/ Kazu Makino dos Blonde Redhead) - "Eclipse/Blue" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)


O segundo álbum, "Home"(capa na foto), do dj/músico de Los Angeles, Nosaj Thing, será publicado a 22 de janeiro de 2013. Desse disco, que tem a difícil tarefa de suceder a "Drift", o aclamado primeiro álbum deste artista, temos o single "Eclipse/Blue", com um vídeo realizado por Daito Manabe, e com a colaboração, na voz, de Kazu Makino (dos Blonde Redhead).

Dos onze temas no novo álbum, para além desta colaboração de Makino, há também a participação de Toro Y Moi num outro tema, "Try".







R.E.M. - "That Someone Is You” (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)




Há um novo vídeo dos R.E.M., no seguimento  de "Blue", que tinhamos visto aqui há dias, atribuido a um trabalho inacabado de James Franco para os R.E.M.. Neste caso, ainda não estamos convencidos que é de e com James Franco.

 


terça-feira, Novembro 27, 2012

LOCAL NATIVES - "BREAKERS" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)



Os Local Natives, que acompanhamos desde 2009,  apresentaram o vídeo para "Breakers", como o tinham feito, há dis, para "Moving Parts" (ver abaixo). Ambos os temas são de "Hummingbird" (capa na foto), o próximo álbum da banda que estará disponível, na Europa, no dia 28 de janeiro.

A realização do vídeo de "Breakers", foi de  Jaffe Zinn.







segunda-feira, Novembro 26, 2012

WU LYF ANUNCIAM O FIM COM NOVO TEMA (NOVO TEMA / NEW SONG)




Os WU LYF, que acompanhámos aqui desde o primeiro momento, e que editaram apenas um álbum, "Go Tell Fire to the Mountain" (capa na foto), em 2011, anunciaram, há dois dias, o seu fim.

Como assinatura desse fim, apresentaram um novo tema aos seus fãs, "T R I U M P H ". O tema está disponível online no Soundcloud.

HOT CHIP - "DON´t DENY YOUR HEART" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)




De "In Our Heads", os Hot Chip apresentam um novo single , e o respectivo vídeo, para "Don´t Deny Your Heart" (capa na foto).

O vídeo, realizado pelo comediante  Peter Serafinowicz, que já tinha trabalhado com a banda no anterior single, "Night and Day", e em 2010, não será para o gosto de todos. Aliás, como o tema.



sexta-feira, Novembro 23, 2012

DEERHOOF - "MARIO´S FLAMING WHISKERS III"



"Mario´s Flaming Whiskers III", retirado do álbum "Breakup Song" (capa na foto), será o título que liderá o novo EP dos Deerhoof, o qual estará disponível no formato digital no dia 26, já na próxima segunda-feira. Haverá uma edição, muito limitada, em cassete mas só estará à venda no dia 3 de dezembro.

Na digressão que está a decorrer, o mais perto que a banda chegará a Portugal será Madrid, a 7 de dezembro.

 O fantástico vídeo tem a realização de Richard Huntington.

quinta-feira, Novembro 22, 2012

SUFJAN STEVENS - "JOY TO THE WORLD" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)


 Sufjan Stevens apresentou mais um vídeo para um dos temas de "Silver & Gold". Desta vez o tema contemplado foi "Joy To The World". Como devem estar lembrados, já passámos aqui vídeos de temas deste álbum. (ver aqui, aqui e aqui).

A PitchforkTv também apresentou sete vídeos, em formato infomercial, de Sufjan Stevens, a propósito desta nova colecção de temas.  Apesar do tom de comédia, nós garantimos que nenhum deles está muito longe dos verdadeiros infomercials, em termos da pouca qualidade videográfica e dos textos dos mesmos, que se exibem nas horas mortas das madrugadas da tv norte-americana ou em canais dedicados. Podem ver os primeiros falsos infomercials, a seguir ao vídeo.










Happy Thanksgiving

quarta-feira, Novembro 21, 2012

FRIGHTENED RABBIT - "DEAD NOW" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)


O vídeo foi realizado  por Handheld Cine Club, durante a digressão dos Frightened Rabbit pela Europa e EUA; "Dead Now" serve de aperitivo para "Pedestrian Verse", o quarto álbum da banda  que será editado a 4 de fevereiro.

O novo álbum marca também uma nova fase na vida dos Frightened Rabbit. Este será o primeiro disco deles a ser editado por uma grande editora, a Atlantic Records.

Em agosto, passaram aqui a propósito de outro tema e do EP "State Hospital".


VILLAGERS - "NOTHING ARRIVED" /(NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)



Depois de termos estreado aqui o vídeo de "Passing A Message", do novo álbum dos Villagers que estará disponível a 13 de janeiro, temos agora outra novidade.

O vídeo, realizado por Geoffrey Morgan, apresenta o single "Nothing Arrived", tema que também constará do alinhamento de músicas do álbum "Awayland".

EUGENE McGUINNESS - "SUGARPLUM" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)




"Sugarplum" será o novo single, retirado de "The Invitation to the Voyage", o último álbum de Eugene McGuinness, e será editado a 10 de dezembro.

Como estarão recordados, passaram aqui os singles anteriores:"Lion",  "Shotgun", "Harlequinade",


segunda-feira, Novembro 19, 2012

NIGHT BEDS - "EVEN IF WE TRY" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)

Este single já foi editado, nos EUA, a 18 de setembro, mas só agora chega o vídeo para o tema do lado A, "Even If We Try".

Night Beds é um nome de grupo para um projecto a solo de Winston Yellen, o compositor e músico de 23 anos, natural de Colorado Springs mas a viver em Nashville, numa casa que foi de Johnny e June Carter Cash, segundo a sua biografia.

Apesar de, para já, só conhecermos este tema e o seu lado B, "You Were Afraid", a sua pequena editora, Dead Oceans, já prometeu um álbum de estreia, "Country Sleep",  a 4 de fevereiro de 2013. As gravações decorreram durante dez meses.

Entretanto, Night Beds passará por Inglaterra, a abrir concertos de Sharon Van Etten e dos Wild Nothing.

O vídeo de "Even If We Try" foi realizado por Rick Alverson e é protagonizado pelo próprio Winston Yellen.


sexta-feira, Novembro 16, 2012

R.E.M. - "BLUE" (NOVO VÍDEO / NEW VIDEO)


Já temos saudades dos R.E.M. mas ainda há algum novo, ou perdido, trabalho para apresentar.

Algumas da últimas gotas são os trabalhos vídeográficos para "Collapse Into Now". James Franco trabalhou com os R.E.M. nesse projecto, e, ontem, no sítio oficial da banda foi disponibilizado o seu trabalho para "Blue", tema em que Patti Smith  acompanha os R.E.M. Ficamos, no entanto, à espera do produto de James Franco para "That Someone Is You".

Neste vídeo, para além de imagens de Los Angeles, vemos Lindsay Lohan a ser fotografada por Terry Richardson.


ZOLA JESUS - "DIAMONDS" (NOVO TEMA / NEW SONG)



Zola Jesus apresentou, hoje, uma versão de "Diamonds", de Rihanna.

A última vez que Zola Jesus passou aqui, em Julho de 2012, foi a propósito do vídeo/single de "Seekir", como talvez se recordem.


  

quinta-feira, Novembro 15, 2012

MUSIC ALLIANCE PACT - EDIÇÃO 50 - NOVEMBRO 2012

Nesta edição comemorativa da 50ª edição do Music Alliance Pact, convidámos um conceituado músico, compositor e produtor português, Armando Texeira e os seus Balla, e fizemos-lhe o desafio de partilhar connosco um tema novo e em exclusivo para os nossos leitores, dado esta ser uma edição especial e comemorativa. Ele muito simpaticamente atendeu ao nosso pedido e agora  aí está a mistura Wall of Sound de "A Casa", tema com a versão original no novo álbum "Canções".

O álbum pode ser gravado directamente do sítio da banda, como se recordam, legal e gratuitamente, a partir desta ligação.

Reiteramos os nossos agradecimentos a Armando Teixeira, por se disponibilizar a criar um novo tema para esta edição, apesar desta ser uma altura atarefada, com os concertos da digressão, para os Balla.

O nosso MUITO OBRIGADO a todos os artistas/bandas nacionais que têm colaborado connosco desde o primeiro momento.

---------------------------------------------------------------Carregue no botão play para ouvir os temas individualmente ou carregue com o botão direito do rato, no título do tema, para fazer o download do mp3 individualmente. Pode também fazer o download de todos os temas desta edição, num ficheiro zip, aqui.

ARGENTINA: Zonaindie Plástico - Cinicos For the 50th edition of MAP we have chosen a brand new band from a western suburb of Buenos Aires. Plástico's sound is a mixture of trip-rock with some electronic and acoustic elements that caught the attention of famous producer Raphael Gordon (The Strokes). Together they recorded a couple of tracks. One is Subir Al Tren, which was used on their first video. The other is Cinicos, previously unreleased, which is a great preview of their upcoming debut album.

AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They? Courtney Barnett - History Eraser It's hard to pin down what exactly defines that distinct 'Australian' sound. For all the ringing guitar riffs and choruses sung in unison etched into our collective memory, there's something about Australian music that still flails an antipodean flag. We isolate ourselves on the coast; we recycle stories about strangers, lovers and backyard melancholia; we make poetry championing the suburbs. Melbourne singer Courtney Barnett is certainly at home on her track History Eraser. A colloquial ode to The Triffids, ticket inspectors and nights with good company, this track is a perfect summary of the earnest freewheelin' and rambling wit that makes music from this end of the world just so great.

AUSTRIA: Walzerkönig Mauracher - Outer Space Dancer Outer Space Dancer is the first single from the new, fourth Mauracher album Super Seven, out now on Fabrique Records. For this album, Tyrolean electronic musician Hubert Mauracher has teamed up with singer Sonia Sawoff (of Sawoff Shotgun). Together, they create synth-filled dream-pop with ethereal lyrics such as, "When I close my eyes, I stop thinking".

BRAZIL: Meio Desligado Sexy Fi - Pequeno Dicionário Das Ruas From our capital Brasília comes Sexy Fi, a band that knows how to make a good first impression. Their debut album was produced by John McEntire (Tortoise) and received great reviews in Brazilian alternative blogs. Pequeno Dicionário Das Ruas is the song that opens the album and sees them experiment with indie-rock, resulting in a tropical, alternative sound.

CANADA: Quick Before It Melts Some Minor Noise - Tape Experiments Toronto duo Some Minor Noise's Tape Experiment gets its name from the fact that every sound used, except the kick, snare and vocal, was recorded through a 13-year-old cassette deck, an Optimus CTR-117 (Google it), to a very worn cassette tape that's at least 10 years old. The end result has a richness and humanity that's very often missing from electro-pop, and a perfect example of Some Minor Noise's refreshing take on a familiar genre.

CHILE: Super 45 Nader Cabezas - Doble En El Espejo Synthesizer layers, guitars with heavy feedback and a lo-fi sound are the attributes of duo Nader Cabezas. On their new album, El Hijo Del Mounstruo, released through LeRockPsicophonique, their music goes deeper into this direction, resulting in dense and obscure rock but without losing focus on what matters - the songs. Doble En El Espejo is taken from this album.

CHINA: Wooozy Chui Wan - Berber Chui Wan is a four-piece experimental psychedelic rock band from Beijing. Their lush arrangements of guitar, keyboard, viola, other assorted instruments and random sound samples often eschew reliable melodies and vocal harmonies in favor of occasional passages of minimal drone or maximal sonic layerings. They will have their debut release tour with Brooklyn-based band Psychic Ills in China this month.

COLOMBIA: El Parlante Amarillo Alfonso Espriella - Cielo Adentro Alfonso Espriella is a tireless and dedicated musician who has been making alternative rock for more than 10 years. Joel Hamilton produced his most recent EP, Anima, from which Cielo Adentro ("Heaven Inside") is taken. It evokes marked influences of acts such as Caifanes from Mexico or Robi Draco Rosa from Puerto Rico, with deep lyrics and an emotive sound.

DENMARK: All Scandinavian The Savage Rose - Soldier On The Run On Love And Freedom, The Savage Rose's 21st album since their eponymous debut in 1968, the legendary rock outfit stage love and politics on an amazing backdrop of hauntingly soulful rock - just as they did when they were a young band - taken to magical heights by frontwoman Annisette's breathtaking vocal and a performance I could never do justice to in words. Because it's anniversary time on MAP, here's a mindbogglingly exclusive download of Soldier On The Run.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: La Casetera Janio Lora - Mi Nueva Edad For this MAP special edition, singer-songwriter and dreamer Janio Lora has recorded a new demo. Produced by Argentinian composer Pablo Dacal, Mi Nueva Edad blends elegant tango melodies with poignant lyrics as a preview of what to expect from Janio's upcoming album.

ECUADOR: Plan Arteria Da Pawn - Casi Siempre A band's music lasts over time when its songs become part of a generation's culture. Da Pawn, one of the revelations of this year, reworks a popular single by the important electronic indie-pop band Can Can into a beautiful folk-rock song. This track is taken from the free download album Malas Influencias (Remixes y Reversiones), which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Can Can.

ENGLAND: The Guardian Music Blog Dan Croll - From Nowhere (Ben Gomori's Staring You In The Eye Remix) Dan Croll is a Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts graduate who doesn't like The Beatles, a folkie who's gone electronic, and a bespectacled boffin who is no softie - in fact, he could have played rugby for England until an accident waylaid his plans. Instead he's the new golden boy of indie Afro-tinged synth'n'b. From Nowhere is his debut single, a catchy slice of electro-pop with a breezy vocal about losing control and a hook designed to lodge in your skull.

FINLAND: Glue Statues Made Of Matchsticks - If I Didn't Comb My Hair Folk trio Statues Made Of Matchsticks joins the 50th MAP post celebration with an exclusive song recorded at their rehearsal room this month. If I Didn't Comb My Hair features the band's signature laid-back acoustic sounds and a sweet pop melody to create a perfect sunset-on-front-porch kind of song.

FRANCE: Yet You're Fired Colours In The Street - Paper Child Colours In The Street's members are still in high school but have acquired a big following with only two years behind them thanks to delightful pop songs with strong English influences and a very thorough sense of composition. Having won several contests with only the few songs from their first EP, Euphory, they decided to push further and have been recording a second EP, Paper Child, due out on December 15, from which this song is taken. Watch them playing an acoustic set in a bathroom here.

GERMANY: Coltran Touchy Mob - Seven Hills (Afternoon Touchymap version) I'm very proud to present an exclusive recording by my favourite German artist Ludwig Plath aka Touchy Mob, who was first featured on MAP in February 2011. He has reworked his song Seven Hills with guitar, bass and rattle - resulting in something he calls 'fuzzybuzzy'. I love his velvet voice and how his attention to detail and songwriting skills make my hair stand on end.

GREECE: Mouxlaloulouda Le Page - Ileana Le Page is a secret worth knowing about. They are clearly ready to step out from the shadows and play timeless music intended for dreamers and romantics. Their new digital single feels like the product of careful, thoughtful growth, bringing in new influences while maintaining the group's core sound. It makes an indelible mark. Shimmering, beguiling and evocative, Ileana is a song that boldly merges the subtle and the overt. It will haunt you for many days to come.

ICELAND: Rjóminn Biggi Hilmars - War Hero War Hero is the second single from Biggi's upcoming solo album All We Can Be. It is a rearrangement of Ponds, one of Biggi's most sought-after compositions, which has been featured on numerous films, TV series and commercials around the globe. Biggi wrote the lyrics and dedicated the song to his sister Agusta, who had been fighting cancer for years. She is the War Hero.

INDONESIA: Deathrockstar Harlan Boer - Kiri Kanan Harlan Boer is a humble singer who writes simple yet sophisticated lyrics and infuses them in melodic, acoustic arrangements. Kiri Kanan is a glorious indie-pop tune.

IRELAND: Nialler9 Owensie - Distance Of Her Love Distance Of Her Love is possibly the first song that could be called an Irish bossa nova tune, but that description doesn't tell the whole story. Lilting bright guitar with a Brazilian slant and Michael Owens' threadbare falsetto lead the way on a song about a mother's faraway son, while the mournful brass underscores the lyrical sentiment. It's taken from Owensie's confident second album Citizens.

ITALY: Polaroid Crimea X - Essential Crimea X is the project of Jukka Reverberi, from cult indie band Giardini Di Mirò, and DJ Rocca (Maffia Soundsystem). They play cosmic disco with krautrock and Marxist influences. If space stations have radios, they'll definitely be playing some Crimea X on repeat. In February 2013, Crimea X will release their second album, Another, produced by Bjørn Torske (Smalltown Supersound), and Essential is a MAP exclusive preview.

JAPAN: Make Believe Melodies For Tracy Hyde - Shady Lane Sherbert Over the past year, Japan has been experiencing a boom in indie-pop music, with artists from every corner of the country embracing twee sounds. New Tokyo trio For Tracy Hyde are similarly enchanted, but unlike a lot of their peers they incorporate more experimental touches into their music. Shady Lane Sherbert brings in a sprinkling of chillwave, but does so in a way that keeps the song bouncy.

MALTA: Stagedive Malta Beangrowers - Ranchero For more than a decade, Beangrowers have been Malta's indie ambassadors, having released albums and played tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The female-fronted trio can always be counted on to deliver quirky, off-the-wall but nonetheless catchy numbers. With all three members living in different countries for the past couple of years, the good news is that they have now regrouped and a new EP is in the works.

MEXICO: Red Bull Panamérika Niñovan - Pequeño Folk Apparently the beautiful Baja California landscapes are inspiring enough to write and record simple, innocent folk songs. At least that's what we imagine while listening to Niñovan, a boy/girl duo from the coastal city of Ensenada. Karina Niño and Efraín de la Rocha released their first album, Pequeño Folk, this year and won a place in this month's MAP through an open announcement we recently made at Panamérika. Their song Pequeño Folk (translated as "Little Folk") puts the emphasis on the infantile aura of this project, projected even in their own name ("niño" means "child" in Spanish), and perfectly sums up their ideas and imagination.

NETHERLANDS: Subbacultcha! Vox Von Braun - Dig A Hole Vox Von Braun are the undisputed chroniclers of the seedier aspects of Dutch provincial life. Habitual stoners, gonzo wannabes and possibly the laziest and unluckiest of outfits, you're more likely to see them mooching about all-night bars in Groningen than performing anywhere near you. But there's strength in adversity: this most charming of bands harness their kitchen sink romance to one of the most beautiful, crystalline walls of sound you'll encounter. And for such a horizontal bunch they have influential fans: the new LP was mixed by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and recorded in Brighton by Matt Thwaites from The Electric Soft Parade. MAP exclusive track Dig A Hole features Brenda of bozo poets Spilt Milk, with their second LP, Rich & On Wheels, out in December.

PERU: SoTB Francois Peglau - Life Is Indefinable This month the Music Alliance Pact turns 50 and, to celebrate, we bring you an unreleased song recorded by Francois Peglau especially for the landmark. Life Is Indefinable is dedicated to his newborn son and has a beautiful acoustic warmth and much tenderness. The London-based Peruvian is working on his second album. You can watch the video for his latest single Everybody Loves Me, filmed in New York, here.

POLAND: Łukasz Kuśmierz Weblog Plug&Play - Cities I'll Never Go To Plug&Play is changing. Having been on the Polish alternative scene for about six years, they're moving from post-punk/dance-punk origins to more sophisticated song structures, a good example of which is Cities I'll Never Go To. The lyrics of this track are a metaphorical journey through different cities all over the world. Since we're on MAP check if your hometown is one of them.

PORTUGAL: Posso Ouvir Um Disco? Balla - A Casa (Wall Of Sound Mix) For this very special 50th post/month, multi-instrumentalist and producer Armando Teixeira, one of the most talented Portuguese composers, offers MAP and its followers an exclusive new mix for A Casa, one of his tracks from Balla's new album, Canções. The original version as well as the full album are available for free from his website.

PUERTO RICO: Puerto Rico Indie Los Niños Estelares - Satya Yuga Está Por Comenzar (Sesión Archipiélago) Clearly the product of an internet age, Los Niños Estelares unleashed their brand of heartfelt and biting satire on an unsuspecting Puerto Rican populace four years ago via YouTube. Half a million views later, the duo is back with Satya Yuga Está Por Comenzar, a direct sequel to their most popular song. Fernando Castro-Álvarez barely catches his breath as he lays out the path to righteousness through internal struggle, while Darío Constaín keeps things simple on the guitar, allowing the lyrics to take center stage. This special live take, a preview of the band's upcoming fourth album, was recorded for Puerto Rico Indie's Archipiélago video series and is available exclusively for download here.

ROMANIA: Babylon Noise We Singing Colors - Cantec De Seara As a special gift for the MAP anniversary, our friends from We Singing Colors have prepared a simple but intense song in their familiar acoustic/electronic style. Their intimate set-up combines vocals, guitar, handmade instruments and beautiful lyrics in Romanian.

RUSSIA: Big Echo DZA - I Love U After the successful launch of his Surrender EP, DZA drops a new tune, I Love U, on his SoundCloud. The famous Russian beatmaker twists the classic chiptune-style sound into the house playground. Big up, Sasha!

SCOTLAND: The Pop Cop Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire - Queenstown When I launched the Music Alliance Pact with a dozen blogs in October 2008, I never imagined it would be going as strong as it is today, with 40 countries around the world now part of the project. For this, the 50th consecutive month of MAP, I'm returning to where it all started with my first ever Scottish pick, Roddy Hart, albeit in his full-band guise. The Glaswegian has vacated the singer-songwriter path and is aiming for a Springsteen meets The National vibe with Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire's self-titled album, due out in spring 2013 and produced by Danton Supple (Coldplay). From it, savour the compelling Queenstown, a MAP exclusive download.

SINGAPORE: I'm Waking Up To... Gema - Before Gema's debut EP Before is a sprawling canvas of sounds, textures, layers, beats and samples that come together to form a cohesive theme of soulful disturbia. I'm somewhat afraid of what I might find inside Gema's head. Every sound seems to have a sort of nascent meaning, which is scary because such premeditated behaviour has no place in the hands of a musician capable of carving another world straight into your skull. He's one of the newest additions to the Syndicate stable, and we hope the marriage of the two will equal three.

SOUTH AFRICA: Musical Mover & Shaker! Diamond Thug - Lipstick Stains A smattering of synths, piercing vocals and some cutting lyrics turn Diamond Thug's Lipstick Stains into instantly addictive listening. The trio is made up of Danilo, Dylan and Chantel, and while the project is in its infancy, given the quality of work they are producing they'll soon be making waves.

SOUTH KOREA: Korean Indie Hugh Keice - We Are Islands (acoustic) Originally from Seoul, London-based singer-songwriter Hugh Keice counts both John Mayer and Jamiroquai as influences, owning to a sound that ranges from acoustic pop to neo soul. His third EP, Slow Tree, is scheduled for release in January. He has recorded an acoustic version of his new song, We Are Islands, exclusively for MAP.

SPAIN: Musikorner Ceremoney - Morning Body We are always pleased to hear new tracks we can dance to, and that's exactly what Ceremoney has delivered with Morning Body. They describe their sound as post-tropipunk, probably influenced by the crossbreeding of Hispanic and British cultures you find in the Balearic Islands, where they're from. They craft post-punk with tropical, danceable roots, which is fresh to listen to and perfect to move your body to.

SWEDEN: Ja Ja Ja Last Lynx - Killing Switch Last Lynx is a Stockholm-based band inspired by the organic 60s, howling wolves and modern electro-pop. When those worlds collide and become one, magic happens. The young quartet mixes slick guitar grooves with well thought-out electronic elements and wonderful vocals, with amazing and highly addictive results. Killing Switch is the first single off their as-yet-untitled sophomore EP, due out in early 2013 via SoFo Records.


SWITZERLAND: 78s The Monofones - Drop Dead The Monofones hail from Berne and play straight-edge garage rock right in your face and heart. They've just released their third album Super Hits. For the 50th edition of the Music Alliance Pact they have made an exclusive recording of Drop Dead, which is straightforward, raw and dirty.

TURKEY: WEARTBEAT Seni Görmem İmkansız - Tarçın Gezegeni Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul, always boasts Turkey's most interesting new acts. The two young women who make up Seni Görmem İmkansız are BFFs who down doubles of rakı, our national drink, on stage. It actually fits when you consider their band name means "impossible to see you", a line from an unnecessarily depressing Arabesque song from the 80s that goes instinctively well with rakı. In Tarçın Gezegeni, synths and drums take us back to that decade, with the sultanic melody of a toy melodica creating a weirdly elegant and hard-drinking piece of work.

UNITED STATES: We Listen For You The Pass - Real Summer For MAP's 50th month of posting, electro-rock outfit The Pass have allowed us to post a web exclusive track off their new album Melt. Real Summer is a tornado of sound that builds and builds with each note. Have your ears perked from the three-minute mark to close - it's one of the best stretches of music this year.

VENEZUELA: Música y Más Audrey Holder - Cuando No Sé De Ti Audrey Holder is a young woman from Caracas whose melodious voice is part of the Cantoría José Antonio Anzoátegui, one of Venezuela's leading choirs. She's preparing her first album, but here we can hear an acoustic track she recorded earlier this year.