Saturday, September 23, 2017

Killer Tracks: The 2017 Playlist Vol.3

It's been some time since our previous 2017 Playlist, time to add a few more killer tracks to the mix:

Japanese Breakfast - Road Head

 LCD Soundsystem - Tonite

Fujiya & Miyagi - Impossible Objects of Desire

Liars - Cred Woes

 The National - Day I Die

Grizzly Bear - Mourning Sound

Alvvays - Dreams Tonite

Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination

EMA - Down and Out

Broken Social Scene - Skyline

Friday, September 15, 2017

Live: Slowdive @ Fuzz Club (Athens, September 9th, 2017)

Slowdive's triumphant comeback continues! Last year we had the opportunity to enjoy their first ever gig in Athens at Release Festival and reconnect with their '90s material, this time though we also got the chance to experience live songs from their new album, an excellent work which proves that nostalgia is not the main driving force behind the band's reunion.

The seamless way in which new songs like "Slomo" or "Star Roving" mix with those written more than twenty years ago, renders the big time-gap between their latest album and their '90s body of work irrelevant, making it clear that good music cannot be tied down to any particular era or decade. Slowdive's melodic guitar symphonies may always be associated in our minds with the early '90s shoegaze sound, but what this powerful live experience proves beyond any doubt is that their sound is a living and breathing entity that transcends time stamps and can still blow minds today, in these post-everything times of the 21st century!

This is Slowdive's set list for their show at Fuzz Club:

Slowdive, live @ Fuzz Club (Sept. 9th, 2017)

The gig opened with the atmospheric post-rock sounds of Afformance who are about to release two new albums in October, "Pop Nihilism" and "Music for Imaginary Film # 1". A good effort and certainly a good fit with the night's main act.

Afformance, live @ Fuzz Club (Sept. 9th, 2017)
Check out below Slowdive performing "Star Roving" and "Sugar for the Pill" live in Athens:

Star Roving, live @ Fuzz Club (Athens, Sept. 9th, 2017)

Sugar for the Pill, live @ Fuzz Club (Athens, Sept. 9th, 2017)