Sunday, February 11, 2018

Live: Algiers @ Temple (Athens, February 10th, 2018)


Algiers, the gospel-punk quartet that last year unleashed its second album, the fierce, politically charged "The Underside Of Power" (one of our Top Albums of 2017), made its live debut in Athens on Saturday, giving a fittingly hell-raising performance that will certainly be one of the highlights of the year for everyone who witnessed it.


For 90 minutes Algiers raised the roof of the Temple club with a unique blend of electronic rhythms, post-punk noise and soulful melodies, delivering loud and clear the passion and fury of their explosive songs. "Walk Like a Panther", "Cry of the Martyrs", "Cleveland", "The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly", "Irony. Utility. Pretext.", "Blood", "Black Eunuch" and, of course, the ace "The Underside of Power" which they saved for the cathartic ending of the show, were some of the highlights of a truly memorable night.



The opening act of the gig was Glass Rebel, a new four-piece band from Athens that gave us a taste of their melodic electro pop sound, a calm and groovy beginning before the storm that followed soon after.

Glass Rebel, live @ Temple (Athens, Feb. 10th, 2018)
Check out below Algiers performing "Cleveland", live in Athens:


Algiers - Cleveland, live @ Temple Club (Athens, February 10th, 2018)


Algiers, live @ Temple (Athens, Feb. 10th, 2018)


Friday, February 02, 2018

New Releases: January 2018

Round-up of the most interesting albums and singles released in January 2018:

Albums

Freedom's Goblin
TY SEGALL - Freedom’s Goblin
NO AGE - Snares Like a Haircut
TUNE-YARDS - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
DJANGO DJANGO - Marble Skies
SHAME - Songs of Praise
SHOPPING - The Official Body
DREAM WIFE - Dream Wife
THE LIMINANAS - Shadow People
CALEXICO - The Thread That Keeps Us
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB - Wrong Creatures
FIRST AID KIT - Ruins
THE GO! TEAM - Semicircle
HOLLIE COOK - Vessels of Love
PORCHES - The House
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - Big Attraction and Giddy Up
JEFF ROSENSTOCK - POST-
THE SPOOK SCHOOL - Could It Be Different?
STARCRAWLER - Starcrawler
HALF JAPANESE - Why Not?
KHRUANGBIN - Con Todo El Mundo
JOHNNY JEWEL - Digital Rain
XYLOURIS WHITE - Mother
NILS FRAHM - All Melody
THE SHINS - The Worms Heart
MUDHONEY - LiE

Singles & EPs

Connected By Love
JACK WHITE - Connected By Love / Respect Commander
THE VOIDZ - Leave It In My Dreams
MOON DUO - Jukebox Babe / No Fun
PANDA BEAR - A Day With the Homies EP
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)
ARCADE FIRE - Put Your Money on Me
MGMT - Hand It Over
SUNFLOWER BEAN - Crisis Fest
DANIEL AVERY - Slow Fade EP
DATEMONTHYEAR - March
THE SHACKS - This Strange Effect / Hands In Your Pockets
PUSSYLIQUOR - 7 Inch Wonder
CHASTITY - Chains EP
SPORTS TEAM - Winter Nets EP
SYLVAN ESSO - PARAD(w/m)E

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