Really pushing this band: Fanfarlo

I've been pumping the tires of this band since I discovered them this spring, and they are likely my favorite musical-act-of-the-moment.

I got a bit of validation a couple of weeks ago when I was at a party in Austin. I met a writer for Soundcheck Magazine and when I mentioned I'd gone to SxSW we began comparing some of our favorite acts from the festival. There were a couple of bands I'd never heard of before, but I felt that I was able to keep up for the most part. I have to say I was pretty envious of his insider knowledge - he had access to a lot of bands that didn't start making a name for themselves until or after SxSW. I was most curious about who he felt I should keep my eyes on (of course the ones I remember are the ones that I already know, such as Freelance Whales).

Later in the evening he came up to me and said that the band that I absolutely needed to look in to was Fanfarlo, he had just come back from Bonnaroo and had the opportunity to interview and hang out with them a bit. He felt they were going to be huge but nobody knew who they were yet. Well I knew, and I must say I was/am hugely impressed with myself (I realize that this makes me a huge nerd).

I love to pump up music that I have an appreciation for, but also has a quality that could give it mass appeal. Sometimes it works out for me (I pushed Oasis huge in '94), other times it didn't (Kula Shaker in '95)... now that I've been validated I will definitely be increasing my PR efforts. I've had a couple of people tell me that they think the band is just 'ok' (IDIOTS!) so we'll see how it goes.

I apologize to any real life friends or acquaintances who will be annoyed with my pushing.


Get Your June On

It's almost mid-June and I haven't posted a mixtape in well over a month. Here's some stuff I'm listening to:


Bikinians - Rhinocirrhosis
Dreamboat Money - I Can't Wait To Come Home
Fanfarlo - The Walls Are Coming Down
Here We Go Magic - Collector
The Middle East - Blood
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Fiya Wata (live)
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Love Connection - Lost City Of Gold
Badly Drawn Boy - Everybody's Stalking
Cults - Go Outside
Elastic Band - The Best
Fanfarlo - Drowning Man (live)
Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Freelance Whales - Generator 1st Floor (live at sxsw '10)
I'm From Barcelona - Anywhere You Looked
Miike Snow - Burial
Mos Def - Quiet Dog Bite Hard
Murder By Death - Foxglove
Fanfarlo - Comets
Man/Miracle - Hot Sprawl
Brazilian Girls - Nouveau Americain
Locksley - The Whip
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (link to their MySpace page)
Love Is All - Never Now
Bearfoot Beware - The Love of Trevor Bennett (link to their MySpace page)
Plants and Animals - Feedback In The Field
Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure
Arcade Fire - Month of May (link to their MySpace page)
Junip - Rope And Summit
Mesita - Living/Breathing
Sally Seltmann - On The Borderline
Caddywhompus - ...But Not Before A Show
Hey Hey My My - Oh Lord!
Neutral Milk Hotel - The King Carrot Flowers (Part 1)
Arcade Fire - Lenin
The Mountain Goats - Romans 10:9

Sorry there are a couple of missing links, but I just skipped them if it was took me more than a few seconds to find on Youtube or Google. I'm sure you'll find them on the webs somewhere though.

And on the seventh day, he listened to his mixtape.

Just finished getting a little pre-week work done. Below some of the stuff I listened to. Happy Sunday!

The xx - Intro
Django Django - WOR
Fanfarlo - I'm a Pilot
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
The Kissaway Trail - New Lipstick
Karkwa - Les chemins de verre
Drew Danburry - Nirvana, by Kurt Cobain
Peter Wolf Crier - Untitled 101
Wintermitts - Schoolyard
Delta Spirit - Trashcan
The Ting Tings - We Walk
Wintersleep - Archaeologists
The xx - VCR
White Rabbits - Percussion Gun
Butterfly Bones - <3
Surfer Blood - Floating Vibes
It's a Buffalo - Marbles
Sun Kil Moon - Neverending Math Equation
Band of Horses - Factory
Broken Social Scene - Anthems For a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
Plants and Animals - Feedback in the Field
Hold Your Horses - 70 Million
Metric - Collect Call
We Have Band - Divisive