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BibioÀ tout à l'heure

"Á tout á l’heure" by Bibio // Silver Wilkinson (Out 5/14/13 via Warp)

Bibio is one of those artists that are well respected, but at the same time feel underrated. When Stephen Wilkinson releases new material, it always seems to be well received, but by the end of the year it’s notably absent on many best of lists. Personally, I find that a little strange considering the sheer listenability of his last several discs, and the fact that he’s so consistently excellent. Today comes the news that Warp is going to once again be releasing a new album from Bibio, this time called “Silver Wilkinson”. The first track from the album is "Á tout á l’heure", and once again steps a tad further in establishing Bibio as an artist to watch. The track flows with a summery vibe that will benefit the album greatly when it’s released this May - but for now, the dreamy textures found within the swirling synth lines and layered percussion are what really stand out, creating some of those gorgeously hypnotic electro pop beauties that Bibio is so wonderful at building. Highest recommendation for fans of Washed Out, Neon Indian, and Boards of Canada. This song is going to be on repeat for a while. 

MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999
Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”
I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 
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MATADOR // LABEL FAVORITES 1995 - 1999

Guided by Voices - “Under the Bushes Under the Stars” // The Jon Spencer Blues Explosions - “Now I Got Worry” // Bardo Pond - “Lapsed” // Pavement - “Brighten The Corner” // Yo La Tengo - “I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” // Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks” // Boards of Canada - “Music Has tbe Right to Children” // Cat Power - “Moon Pix” // Pavement - “Terror Twilight”

I’ve been thinking a lot about labels lately. Records labels. Back in the day it was one of the easier ways to find new music. If you trusted the source, you could trust their choices on other bands. These days, it’s much easier to discover new music. This is something that is taken for granted. It used to be a real mission to discover new musical wonder. These days it’s a million blogs clammering to tell you who to listen to and then it was your favorite record store’s clerks and some select magazines (and of course 120 minutes!). I’m making these lists not only out of nostalgia, but also to remind myself of how important many of these indie labels were to me and my growth as a music lover. Maybe this will encourage some others to look back, but if not - that’s fine too, there is plenty of goodness to occupy today, but don’t be afraid to look back at yesterday. Today was inspired by yesterday. There’s bound to be something special waiting for you back there. 

The London Apartments - Dead Or Dying

"Dead or Dying" by The London Apartments // Signals and Cities are Forever (2009)

The London Apartments' “Dead or Dying” is an older track that I hadn't heard in a while and was lucky enough to stumble upon again, this week. It falls into that category of IDM/Post-Rock that seems to float in and out of style every few years, but it's always a fantastic listen. I remember the first time I heard it, not long after suffering a pretty rough few months, and I got lost in the way that I couldn't pinpoint whether it felt somber or oddly triumphant. Both, surely - as the song feels like the closing score to a film in which the hero may have succeeded in his/her goal, but lost everything in return. It's a lovely track that deserves a second listen. A definite recommendation for fans of Boards of Canada, Múm, and The Album Leaf

(download) "Dead or Dying" by The London Apartments (via Last.Fm)

Song for the Black Angels

"Song for the Black Angels" by Warm Speakers // Worry Not Lonely (Out 10.2.12)

Warm Speakers have been dropping excellent treats all summer in the lead up to the release of debut album, “Worry Not Lonely”. The latest taste comes in the form of the excellent, “Song for the Black Angels”, which starts with a dark, pulsing beat that would sound at home on a Washed Out single, but then in comes the hazy, distant harmony that feels almost like Fleet Foxes gone chilwave. As the track progresses, the synths shift up and the harmonies swirl in and the dark clouds come in and you get a back end that sounds like an Interpol outtake. It’s a hell of a track that keeps things especially interesting by shifting in and out of a particular sound, but always maintains a dark, sexy electronic vibe that deserves multiple listens. Grab the track for free at Bandcamp

Fotoshop - Safe in Sound

"Safe in Sound" by Fotoshop // Lifeforms (2012)

Finland’s Fotoshop makes pretty, electronic-infused shoegaze lullabies. This track, “Safe in Sound”, taken from the recently released Lifeforms, is just such a song. What starts as an airy, idm-esque ambient track builds into an electro-shoegaze dream loaded with twinkling synths, warped blip-beats, and a sing-a-long hook. Great stuff. Highly recommended for fans of Mew, I Break Horses, and SPC ECO.

(stream & purchase) "Lifeforms" by Fotoshop (via Bandcamp)

Tough Lately

"Tough Lately" by Tours // Stay EP (2011)

Tours have an excellent EP available at Bandcamp and Soundcloud right now, that’s for those who love the late night downtempo dream pop feels. Here, “Tough Lately” is a shimmering, electro-shoegaze track (dreamwave?) that has an airy, floating soundscape not unlike early material by The Album Leaf, Dntel, or Stumbleine

(stream & purchase) "Stay EP" by Tours (bandcamp)