Sunday, 28 December 2014

***PostModern Best Of...Albums 2014***

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***Here are the most touching albums/eps from 2014.
The listing is in no particular order.

Click on the album cover to watch a video/listen to a song or listen to the albums/eps in full via the spotify player below***

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I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro (Bella Union)

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September Girls - Cursing The Sea (Fortuna Pop!)

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Cheatahs - Cheatahs (Wichita Recordings)

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Temples - Sun Structures (Heavenly)

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Nothing - Guilty of Everything (Relapse Records)

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The Twang - N E O N T W A N G (B-Unique Records)

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Fear Of Men - Loom (Kanine Records)

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Paul Thomas Saunders - Beautiful Desolation (Atlantic Records)

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Eastern Hollows - Eastern Hollows (Club AC30)

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Kasabian - 48:13 (Columbia)

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Monument Valley - Walking On Skin (MV)

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Beverly - Careers (Kanine Records)

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Childhood - Lacuna (Marathon Artists)

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DMA's - DMA's EP (Oh You)

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Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf (Recordiau Peski Records)

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Locust - After The Rain (Editions Mego)

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Desperate Journalist - Desperate Journalist (Fierce Panda)

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Contrast - Less Than Zero EP (self-released)

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High Hazels - High Hazels (Heist Or Hit Records)

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Jaws - Be Slowly (Rattlepop)

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The Creases - Gradiant EP (Liberation Records)

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The Hobbes Fanclub - Up At Lagrange (Shelflife Records)

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Warm Graves - Ships Will Come (This Charming Man Records)

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Virginia Wing - Measures of Joy (Fire Records)

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The Pierces - Creation (Polydor Ltd.)

(The 'Less Than Zero' EP by melbourne noisepop/shoegaze band Contrast is currently not availabe on spotify. Listen to the ep via bandcamp)


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And finally we have a big announcement at the end of this year...
From january 1st 2015, you can listen to 
 Don't be real be postmodern...  
every night, 7 times a week,
from monday to sunday
10pm-midnight (BST) 
23-01 (CET) 
5pm-07pm (EST)

Saturday, 27 December 2014

PostModern Best Of... Songs 2014

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***In no particular order***
(Click on the title to watch the video/listen to the song or try the spotify playlist for most of the songs further down )

Eastern Hollows - The Way That You've Gone

Bleeding Rainbow - So You Know

I Break Horses - Faith

Flyying Colours - Not Today 

Menace Beach - Fortune Teller

Maximo Park - Leave This Island

September Girls - Green Eyed

The Spectors - Nico

Low Tide Theory - Exit

Temples - Test Of Time

Holy Wave - Wet And Wild

Nothing - Bent Nail

The Twang - New Love

Laced - Celeste

High Hazels - Summer Rain

Juice - Sugar

Marika Hackman - Deep Green

Paul Thomas Saunders - In High Heels Burn It Down

Playlounge - Zero 

Violet Hours - Alone With Everyone

Children Of The Stones - The Stars & The Silence

Fear Of Men - Luna

White Caves - Dig

Spires - Candy Flip

Morning Harvey - Girl Euphoria

Desperate Journalist - Happening

Detachments - The Promenade

Elastic Sleep - Leave You

James Atkin [EMF] - Come And Join The Future

Lowtide - Blue Movie

Markus Wiebusch - Der Tag wird kommen 

Monument Valley - Tattooed Fists 

Peace - World Pleasure 

States Of Emotion — The Way That I'm Wired

Eastern Hollows - Northern Lad

The Capsules - Super Symmetry

Bis - Sense Not Sense 

Dios Mio - Stories

NEØV - Laketown

James - Moving On

Kasabian - Bow

Field Mouse - Two Ships

Kult Country - Trembling Moon 

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers (Adorable/House Of Love) - Out Of Time 

Princess - Neverlook

Real Lies - North Circular

Odonis Odonis - Highnote

Toy - As We Turn

The Raveonettes - Killer In The Street

Childhood - Falls Away

Dub Thompson - No Time 

Seahawks feat. Tim Burgess - Look At The Sun

Trümmer - Wo ist die Euphorie

Whirr - Mumble

Shiva & The Hazards - My Dear Mary Anne

Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone

Bear In Heaven - Autumn 

Coral Cross - With a Lancet

Looks - Everest

Lamb - We Fall In Love

The Charlatans - Talking In Tones

Superfood - Mood Bomb

The Twilight Sad  - Last January

Blossoms - Madeleine 

Curb - Communication

The Fresh & Onlys - Animal of One

Der Ringer - Das Königreich liegt unter uns

Pinkshinyultrablast - Umi

Cheatahs - Controller

DMA's - Delete

Tear Talk - Realise

Desperate Journalists - Control

Mogwai - Teenage Exorcist

Tying Tiffany - A Lone Boy

Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub - Bleach House

The Death Of Pop -Whenever

Contrast - Pipe Dream

Inspiral Carpets - Forever Here

The Pierces - Come Alive

Beliefs - Tital Wave

The Creases - Static Line 

The Away Days - Best Rebellious

Rongo Rongo - Shiver

Craig Armstrong feat. Brett Anderson - Crash

Best of songs from the following artists are currently not available at spotify: 
*Violet Hours
*James Atkin 
*Shiva & The Hazards 
*The Charlatans
*Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub 

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And finally we have a big announcement at the end of this year...

From january 1st 2015, you can listen to 
Don't be real be postmodern...  
every night,
7 times a week,
from monday to sunday

10pm-midnight (BST) 
23-01 (CET) 
5pm-07pm (EST)


Monday, 22 December 2014

***New Tracks*** (Beliefs, Orphan Boys, The Away Days, By The Sea, Dum Dum Girls, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Sky Between Leaves, Aeriel Love Feed, Rongo Rongo, Lowtide, Huskies, Rebecca Clements, Agent Side Grinder, Teeel)

***Last new music post this year before best of lists singles/albums 2014, so this edition of PostModern feature another couple of new videos and songs from the likes of...

Fuzz-/noisepop trio Beliefs from Toronto with the new single/video 'Tidal Wave' from their new album 'Leaper', due out in spring next year.

'Beats Like Distant Tides', the new single by Manchester indie rock band Orphan Boy from the album 'Coastal Tones' which is out in april next year on Concrete Recordings.

'Best Rebellious', the new single by Turkish dreampop/shoegaze quartet The Away Days from their forthcoming 'THIS' EP, out January 19th next year via Partapart Record.

Liverpool indiepop five-piece By The Sea with 'You´re the the One', the second single/video from their 2nd album 'Endless Days, Crystal Sky' - released august 25th on War Room Records.

Los Angeles indie band Dum Dum Girls with 'On Christmas', their special dream-/synth pop anthem for the forthcoming festive season.

Austin/Texas post punk band I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness are back with a new video - 'You Are Dead To Me' is from their second full-length album 'Dust', released october 28th on Secretly Canadian.

London based indie/krautronica trio Sky Between Leaves with their new single 'Klein Blues', produced by legendary sound engineer Pat Collier (Adorable, Primal Scream,JAMC...). The track was released digitally on december 1st, a limited blue 7" and a video for 'Klein Blues' is announced for early next year.

'Raise UP', the new track by 'shoegaze/electronic rock'n'roll' act Aeriel Love Feeds around singer/producer Wade Settle (Rockethouse). Back in 2003 they played live with Interpol, A Place to Bury Strangers or BRMC and were named 'NYC's Best Kept Secret' or 'Best unsigned band' from the the press. Maybe they'll go through a second adolescence with some new releases...

Rongo Rongo, a new four piece psych-/indiepop band from Liverpool with 'Shiver' taken from their debut ep which came out september 27th on Rest Relax Records.

Melbourne dream pop band Lowtide with 'Wedding Ring' , the third single and latest video from their self-titled debut album released july 18th through Lost & Lonesome Records.

Notthingham indiepop band Huskies with the new single/video for 'Surrender' from their self-titled debut ep, released on november 24th.

Rising 19 year old Bristol indie/folk/singer-songwriter Rebecca Clements with her single 'Coma Boy', released june 24th.

Swedish electronic/postpunk five piece Agent Side Grinder with a new single. 'This Is Us' is the title track of their new ep, released november 26th via Progress Productions.

and finally
'Runners', the latest single/video by New York electropop artist Teeel from his full-length album 'Hydrostatic', released september 9th on Mush Records.***

Beliefs [Canada/Toronto] - Tidal Wave (2014/2015)

Orphan Boy [England/Manchester] - Beats Like Distant Tides (2015)
Coastal Tones

The Away Days [Turkey/Istanbul] - Best Rebellious (2014/2015)
This EP

By The Sea [England/Liverpool] - You're The Only One (2014)  
Endless Days Crystal Sky

Dum Dum Girls [USA/Los Angeles] - On Christmas (2014)

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness [USA/Austin] - You Are Dead To Me

Sky Between Leaves [England/London] - Klein Blues (2014)

Aerial Love Feed [USA/Brooklyn] - Raise Up (2014)

Rongo Rongo [England/Liverpool] - Shiver (2014)

Lowtide [Australia/Melbourne] - Wedding Ring (2014) 

Huskies [England/Notthingham] - Surrender (2014)
Huskies EP

Rebecca Clements [England/Bristol] - Coma Boy (2014)

Agent Side Grinder [Sweden/Bromma] - This Is Us (2014)
This Is Us EP 
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Teeel [USA/New York] - Runners (2014) 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

***New Tracks*** (The Creases, The Domino State, Shinies, The Charlatans, Tim Burgess*The Other Two rmx*, Real Lies, Peace, Pinkshinyultrablast, Cheatahs, High Hazels, Hey Elbow, Pusher, Tempers)

***Tuesday nights PostModern feature new music from the likes of...

Australian shoegaze influenced garage pop four-piece The Creases with the single/video for 'Static Lines' taken from their debut EP 'Gradient', released july 25th via Liberation Music.

London indiepop band The Domino State are back with a new album. 'Open Heart World' is available as a free download on their homepage, 'New Face' a taster from it...

Manchester indie/shoegaze 3-piece Shinies with the new single/video 'Wave' taken from the their debut album “'Nothing Like Something Happens' - out february 2nd, 2015 on Dirty Bingo Records.

Manchester legends The Charlatans with 'Come Home Baby'. After 'Talking in Tones' and 'So Oh' - 'Come Home Baby' is the third taster from their forthcoming 12th studio album  'Modern Nature' - out january 26th 2015.

The Other Two, the 90s side project from Stephen and Gillian from New Order make also their comeback with a RMX for Tim Burgess - Oh Men solo charlies stuff.

London electropop trio Real Lies re-issued their great debut single 'World Peace' and released also a new video for it. Their as yet untitled debut LP  is due for release in March/April next year

Birmingham indie rockers Peace also released a new video for their latest single 'World Pleasure'.  The band's second studio album 'Happy People' is out on february 9th, 2015.

Club AC30 have posted the new single 'Holy Forest' from Russian Dreampop/Shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast.
Their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ arrives january 26th, 2015.

One month ago London noisepop four piece Cheatahs offered their great new single 'Controller' via soundcloud. Now the video has arrived. 'Controller' is from the upcoming 'Sunne EP', out february 24th, 2015 on Wichita Records.

Post britpop lads High Hazels with 'The Promenade', another single/video release from their self-titled debut album from this year, released september 15th on Heist Or Hit Records

Swedish experimental indie/dream pop band Hey Elbow with the video for 'Martin', the second single from their forthcoming debut LP on Adrian Recordings, out at the beginning of next year.

Five piece alternative rock/post-punk band Pusher (support band for Exit Calm last year) from Yorkshire with 'On My Own', the lead single from their latest 1000 Hours Ep, released december 1st.

and finally
New York-based postpunk/electronic band Tempers with the new video for 'Hell Hotline', the b-side from their debut single 'Eyes Wide Wider' from last year on Pendu Sound Label.***

The Creases [Australia/Brisbane] - Static Lines (2014)
Gradient EP

The Domino State [England/London] - New Face (2014)
State Open Heart

Shinies [England/Manchester] - Waves (2014/2015) 
Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere

The Charlatans [England/Manchester] - Come Home Baby (2014/2015)
Modern Nature

Tim Burgess [England/Manchester] - Oh Men *The Other Two Remix* (2014)

Real Lies [England/London] - World Peace (2014)

Peace [England/Birmingham] - World Pleasure (2014/2015)
Happy People

Pinkshinyultrablast [Russia/St Petersburg] - Holy Forest (2014)
Everything Else Matters

Cheatahs [England/London] - Controller (2014/2015)
Sunne EP

High Hazels [England/Sheffield] - The Promenade (2014) 
High Hazels

Hey Elbow [Sweden/Malmö] - Martin (2014) 

Pusher [England/Yorkshire] - On My Own (2014)
10000 Hours Ep

Tempers [USA/New York] - Hell Hotline (2014)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

***New Tracks*** (Lust, Man Made, Dress, Virgina Wing, La Casa Al Mare, Martin Carr, Cast, Lost Tapes, Beezewax, Literature, Helen Love, Tying Tiffany, Iris, Tear Talk, Dios Mio, The Underground Youth, Matthew & Me, IndianRedLopez, Corbu, Static Daydream, Velveteen)

***The first december edition of PostModern feature new music from the likes of...

London psychedelic/shoegaze five-piece Lust with their debut single/video 'Looking Glass', released july 14th through Crocodile Records.

Manchester based Indierock threesome Man Made, led by Nile Marr, son of Smiths legend Johnny, with their debut single/video 'TV broke my brain' released September 29th 2014 via Soul Kitchen.  The band’s debut album is set for release in early 2015.

Indie/Dreampop three piece Dress from Regensburg/Germany with the video for 'Drive',  taken from their self-titled debut ep, released october 12th via bandcamp.

'Marnie', the new video/single by London Psychedelic/Kraut/Dreampop band Virgina Wing from their debut full-length 'Measures Of Joy' - released november 3rd on Fire Records.

A new three piece Shoegaze/Noisepop band from Rome. La Casa Al Mare with their single/video for 'Sunflowers, released november 24th via Lady Sometimes Records. 

Martin Carr, ex singer from 90s indie band The Boo Radleys with 'Mainstream', the 2nd single/video taken from his new album 'The Breaks'  - released September 26th on Tapete Records.

Britpop legends Cast from Middlesbrough are back with a new single. 'Baby Blue Eyes' is the first taster from their forthcoming new album, due for release in 2015.

Dream-/Janglepop duo Lost Tapes from Spain with the video for 'Blame It On Rio', the b-side from their latest‘ single 'Rubber Bracelet', released august 12th on Beko Disques.

Norway Indiepop band Beezewax with their fine single 'Everyone Will Tear You Down'  from the new album 'Tomorrow' which was out october 24th on Sellout Music.

'Kites', the latest video by Philadelphia Indiepop quartet Literature from their full-length album 'Chorus', released August 19th via Slumberland Records. 

Swansea Bubblegumpop/Disco/Punkrock trio Helen Love with the new single 'Where Dylan Thomas Talks To Me', their tribute to welsh poet Dylan Thomas, released november 3rd via Elefant Records.

The latest video from Italy Electropop artist Tying Tiffany - 'A Lone Boy' is another nice dark&dreamy pop song from her album 'Drop' which was released march 14th on Trisol Music Group. 

New York Electropop duo Iris with 'Cries Of Insanity', a track from their fifth studio album 'Radiant' - released on October 24 through Dependent Records.

'Realise by 'Liverpool Indie/Postpunk outfit Tear Talk, the first track to be taken from their new EP 'RUINS' , released on december 1st via War Room Records.

Dreamrock quartet Dios Mio from London with their new single 'Body', due for release january 26th 2015.

Manchester Postpunk/Shoegaze project The Underground Youth with the new video/single Naked' from their 'Beautiful & Damned EP' -  self-released on october 25th.

Devonshire alternative-pop band Matthew & Me and their new video/single 'Patterns' - released november 10th on Blanket Records.

Indie/Electronic band IndianRedLopez from Aberdeenshire with the new video/single 'Commit', the title-track from their 2nd album released march 17th via Cease:Stop Records

New York Indiepop band Corbu with the single/video for 'We are Sound' from their EP with the same name, released february 9th on Karōshi Records.

Static Daydream, the new noisepop/shoegaze project from Paul Baker (Ceremon/Skywave) with the video for 'Blue Tambourine Girl'. The new ep 'The Only One' was released on october 28th via Moon Sounds Records. The debut album is coming early 2015.

and finally
Noisepop band Velveteen from London and their new single/video for 'Cruel Summer', self-released on october 13th***

Lust [England/London] - Looking Glass (2014)

Man Made [England/Manchester] - TV broke my brain (2014)

DRESS [Germany/Regensburg] - DRIVE (2014)
Dress EP

Virgina Wings [England/London] - Marnie (2014)
Measures of Joy

La casa al mare [Italy/Rome] - Sunflowers (2014)

Martin Carr [Scotland/Thurso] - Mainstream (2014)
The Breaks

Cast [England/Middlesbrough] - Baby Blue Eyes (2014)

Lost Tapes [Spain/Cataluña] - Blame It On Rio (2014) 
Rubber Bracelet 7inch

Beezewax [Norway/Øreåsen] - Everyone will tear you down (2014) 

Literature [USA/Philadelphia] - Kites (2014)

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HELEN LOVE [Wales/Swansea] - Where Dylan Thomas Talks To Me (2014) 

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Tying Tiffany [Italy/Padua] - A Lone Boy (2014)

Iris [USA/NYC] - Cries Of Isanity (2014)

Tear Talk [England/Liverpool] - Realise (2014)
Ruins Ep

Dios Mio [England/London] - Body (2014)

The Underground Youth [England/Manchester] - Naked (2014)
Beautiful & Damned EP

Matthew & Me [England/Devonshire] - Patterns (2014)

IndianRedLopez [Scotland/Aberdeenshire] - Commit (2014)

Corbu [USA/New York] - We Are Sound (2014)
We Are Sound EP

Static Daydream [USA/California] - Blue Tambourine Girl (2014)

Velveteen [England/London] - Cruel Summer (2014)