Archive for May, 2008

The Sweet Lambs Of Le Loup

We all love cute furry animals, from sweet lambs to grizzly or panda bears. Today for a change, we are inviting Le Loup into the sheep fold.

Let’s take advantage of their lovely pastoral debut video “Planes Like Vultures” to introduce you to this collective of 8 musicians. Since 2006 when they formed in Washington, DC, Le Loup quickly proved to be a master at weavering a delicate and enthralling folk, nurrished with slightly psychedelic, repetitive rythms, aerial voices, keyboards and banjo, not to omit a few guitar surges.

Make sure not to miss their debut LP, “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly“, out on Sub Pop subsidiary Hardly Art, and on the worth-following Bordeaux-based label Talitres for France.

As a tasty starter to convince you, please download “We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!” from Hardly Art!

Rabbits On Wheels Strike Again With Mates Of State

We’ve been used to rabbits riding bikes by night in the forest. Now, they also ride scooters in quiet American suburbs. Today’s leporids invite does, owls and racoons to an explosive house party, full of Oreo cookies, partycrashers, and choreographies, in Mates of State’s new music video.

Jason the porcupine and Kori the wolf are a husband-and-wife duo from Kansas, and their 5th album comes out May 20 on Barsuk Records, also home of Nada Surf, Death Cab For Cutie and Menomena. Let’s bet “Re-arrange Us” will hold more catchy and luminous indie pop jewels.

Mates of State – Get Better