Elefant Últimas noticias https://elefant.com Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:22 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 ELEFANT: Upcoming Releases [2018] TRONCO, COOPER https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/956/ELEFANT: Upcoming Releases [2018] TRONCO, COOPER <p><strong>OCTOBER&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*COOPER</strong> &quot;Retrovisor&quot; LP [5-10-2018]</p><p><strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 102); line-height: 14px;\"><em>Elefant Records 25th Anniversary Collection</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/disco/5/260x260_thumb_00001795.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*COOPER</strong> &quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&quot;&nbsp; LP (Reissue) [5-10-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p> &nbsp;<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004342.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p><strong><em>SEPTEMBER</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*GALAXY FINGERS&nbsp;</strong>&quot;I Need Therapy&quot; Single 7&quot; [21-9-2018] &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/9/720x410_00004449.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /><strong>*LA CASA AZUL</strong> &quot;Nunca Nadie Pudo Volar&quot; Single Digital [18-9-2018] &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/noticia/1/441x273_thumb_00000991.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*CARBON POPPIES</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Rain On My Face&quot; Single 7&quot; [14-9-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/720x410_00004448.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*THE LAST DETAIL</strong> &quot;Fun Fair&quot; Single Digital [10-9-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/720x410_00004468.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ALPACA SPORTS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;From Paris With Love&quot; LP/CD [7-9-2018]<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/720x410_00004440.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>JUNE</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LIA PAMINA &amp; DARIO PERS</strong>I &quot;So Far Tonight&quot; Single 7&quot; [29-6-2018] &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004381.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*THE PERFECT KISS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Filter&quot;&nbsp; Mini LP 10&quot; [22-6-2018] &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/720x410_00004384.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LA CASA AZU</strong>L &quot;Ataraxia&quot; Single Digital [15-6-2018] &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/9/720x410_00004409.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LINDA GUILALA </strong>&quot;Mucho Mejor&quot; Digital Single [12-6-2018]&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/3/720x410_00004383.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><style type=\"text/css\">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px \'Lucida Grande\'; color: #000000}</style><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ALPACA SPORTS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Nobody Cares But Me&quot; Single Digital [8-6-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/720x410_00004380.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*CARI&Ntilde;O</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Pop Para La Bajona&quot; Digital Single [1-6-2018]</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/noticia/0/441x273_thumb_00000980.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>MAY</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*BMX BANDITS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Way Of The Wolf&quot; Single Digital [30-5-2018</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/noticia/3/441x273_thumb_00000953.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*COOPER</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [18-5-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/disco/5/260x260_thumb_00015725.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*AXOLOTES MEXICANOS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Salu2&quot;&nbsp; LP [11-5-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/disco/4/260x260_thumb_00015724.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>APRIL</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*PUTOCHINOMARIC&Oacute;N</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Corazón De Cerdo Con Ginseng Al Vapor&quot;&nbsp; Mini LP 10&quot; [20-4-2018]</p><p><em>NEW ADVENTURES IN POP 042</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/3/720x410_00004313.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*COOPER </strong>&quot;Infinito&quot; Single Digital [17-4-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004341.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*AXOLOTES MEXICANOS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Doble Check&quot; Single Digital [13-4-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/720x410_00004334.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*FITNESS FOREVER</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Baby Love (Fare Soldi Remix)&quot; Single Digital [10-4-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004332.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*RUSH WEEK</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Feels&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [6-4-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/720x410_00004274.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>MARCH</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*NOS MIRAN</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Humo&quot;&nbsp; Mini LP 10&quot; [16-3-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/720x410_00004275.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*IBON ERRAZKIN&nbsp;</strong>&quot;Foto A&eacute;rea&quot;&nbsp; LP [9-3-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/3/720x410_00004253.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong>*RUSH WEEK</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Feelings&quot; Digital Single [7-3-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004301.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*SOFT REGIME</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Hard Feelings&quot; Mini LP 10&quot; [2-3-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004272.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>FEBRUARY</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ALPACA SPORTS</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Summer Days&rdquo; Single Digital [16-2-2018]&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/720x410_00004270.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b><i>JANUARY</i></b></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LA CASA AZUL</strong>&nbsp;&quot;El Momento&quot; Single Digital [30-1-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/720x410_00004264.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LINDA GUILALA</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Primavera Negra&quot; Single 7&quot; [26-1-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/noticia/5/441x273_thumb_00000955.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*THE YEARNING</strong> &quot;Take Me All Over The World&quot; Mini-CD/Mini-LP 10&quot; [19-1-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004252.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><style type=\"text/css\">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px \'Lucida Grande\'; color: #000000}</style> COOPER: Vinyl Reissues &quot;Retrovisor&quot; y &quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/993/COOPER: Vinyl Reissues &quot;Retrovisor&quot; y &quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitación&quot; <p>On October 5, two COOPER albums are being simultaneously re-released, two albums that were originally separated by nearly 14 years. Is this further confirmation that <strong>Alex Diez </strong>is a legendary musician who is timeless in the national pop scene, even beyond his career with LOS FLECHAZOS? Here, first of all, and due to how quickly the vinyl release of the last album, &ldquo;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&rdquo;, sold out, and because of the tour that will soon begin in national territory, Elefant is going to put out a special re-release of that album, as a limited edition black vinyl.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those who didn&rsquo;t get a vinyl copy of the first edition, and at the same time it lets us celebrate a new opportunity to enjoy the band&rsquo;s stunning live show. On October 5, we will also release COOPER&rsquo;s new video, starring the song &ldquo;Dos Grados Bajo Cero&rdquo; - the most danceable and hallucinogenic song from &ldquo;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&rdquo; - directed by <strong>Juan Marigorta</strong> (Estudios Tripolares) and in which we find the ecstatic dances of <strong>Lady Secuela</strong> and <strong>Alex</strong>&rsquo;s acting, bathed with psychedelic brushstrokes from the group&rsquo;s universe and from the album&rsquo;s graphic design.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>On the other hand, and with the excuse of a series of re-releases we announced in 2014 for Elefant&rsquo;s 25th anniversary, a new vinyl version of what was COOPER&rsquo;s second album, &ldquo;Retrovisor&rdquo;, is going to be re-released, as a 500-copy, numbered, limited-edition, with three extra songs that were not included on the original release. First, there&rsquo;s the cover of LOS BOLIDOS&rsquo; &ldquo;R&aacute;fagas&rdquo;, which was previously released as the B-side of the CD single &ldquo;Oxidado&rdquo;. &nbsp;&ldquo;R&aacute;fagas&rdquo; is coming back out in physical format, and for the first time on vinyl. Another special inclusion is &ldquo;Seis Menos Diez&rdquo;, the THE MUFFS&rsquo; cover that appeared on the B-side of &ldquo;Rabia&rdquo;, a CD single that they gave away with the purchase of concert tickets for the &ldquo;Retrovisor&rdquo; tour. And finally, one last rescue &ndash; this time from the CD single &ldquo;747&rdquo;, another collector&rsquo;s item today: &ldquo;Hoy No&rdquo; will be included on the 2018 version of &ldquo;Retrovisor&rdquo; along with these other two fantastic covers.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Two exquisite rereleases that confirm that time does not go by for <strong>Alex Diez</strong>, that his songs continue to be as fresh as ever and his fans are still loyal to COOPER&rsquo;s bubbly, passionate and furious sound.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/00004478.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /><br />&nbsp;</p> GALAXY FINGERS: &quot;Let In Elijah EP&quot; https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/989/GALAXY FINGERS: &quot;Let In Elijah EP&quot; <p><strong>Alex&nbsp;</strong>and <strong>Clara</strong> met during a study program in Japan. When they got back home, they ended up on opposite coasts of the United States (one in Connecticut and the other in California), but they decided to start writing songs long-distance. It sounds like a tale, a story made up for the beginning of a novel, but it is true. This is the origin of GALAXY FINGERS, a group influenced by doowop, shoegaze, post-punk, folk music, and slowcore. They were captivated in equal parts by the COCTEAU TWINS, PRETEND, <strong>Laura Marling</strong> and THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, and the chemistry was so strong that over time they realized they needed to record the songs. <strong>Clara</strong> recorded the vocals from the east coast, and the rest was recorded on the west coast. And behind the control panel of these songs was <strong>Brad Lee</strong>, member of THE ALBUM LEAF. The result is their first EP, &ldquo;Let In Elijah EP&rdquo;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;I Need Therapy&rdquo;, with its vocal plays, places us close to SLOWDIVE and MOJAVE 3, though those lazy drums and rhythms evoke our beloved GALAXIE 500, with touches of the fifties in the melodies and arrangements that make the North American duo&rsquo;s openness to influences clear. &ldquo;Clap For Them&rdquo; slows the tempo down, diving head first into the most precious, delicate folk, where the connection between the two voices that seem like one shines, and where playful guitar arrangements surprise us, increasing the lysergic effect and adding intensity to a piece born to be crystal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Hugs When You&rsquo;re Anxious&rdquo; leaves us dry. Slowcore makes its presence known. BEDHEAD. That martial, minimal drum that marks its strict rules. The voices come in. LOW. Every detail counts. Every gesture. Every sound. Emotions are running high. But we can&rsquo;t move. We must go on. The caresses make us tremble, but remember, we can&rsquo;t move. When the drum&rsquo;s ride comes in, it starts to set us free. We won&rsquo;t tell you the end. You have to find out for yourselves. Explosion? Containment?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Delivered&rdquo; is not included on the vinyl release, but it is on the digital version of the EP and the download that comes with the 7&rdquo; Single. On this song, <strong>Alex </strong>and <strong>Clara </strong>once again go deeper into slowcore. This time, we have CODEINE and their silences, their open cymbals, their knowingly strummed guitars. But this incarnation is nicer, more charming. We are again reminded of <strong>Rachel Goswell </strong>and <strong>Neil Halstead</strong>&rsquo;s bands. And those whistles. You just have to let yourself be swept away. Concentrate on the space, on the time, and let yourself go. Let the light come in through the cracks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This is a great introduction. Tons of excitement. Without exaggerations. We are anxiously awaiting the Mini-LP announced for the beginning of 2019, because in these times of agitation and speed, options like GALAXY FINGERS are becoming less and less frequent. And strangely enough, at the same time they are very much a product of the times we are living, born and raised on distance, on space, and on time.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/00004474.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ll88QatIulk\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> LA CASA AZUL: “Nunca Nadie Pudo Volar” Single Digital https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/991/LA CASA AZUL: “Nunca Nadie Pudo Volar” Single Digital <p>It is clear that LA CASA AZUL&rsquo;s new album, &ldquo;La Gran Esfera&rdquo;, is going to mark a before and an after in <strong>Guille Milkyway</strong>&rsquo;s discography. It is a leap of faith in every sense. That puzzle that we were slowly putting together, and that has been revealing a composer who has taken a giant step forward, taken a suicidal turn. And nothing on this album is a better metaphor, to represent this new stage than this fourth advance, the fourth piece of the puzzle. &ldquo;Nunca Nadie Pudo Volar&rdquo; is a song about vital anxiety, about human stubbornness challenging scientific laws and even about our own stupidity. To this end, he uses the story of <strong>Franz Reichelt</strong>, an Austrian tailor who, in his obsession with overcoming the laws of gravity, jumped off of the Eiffel tower dressed in an impossible flying suit that he designed himself based on the drawings of <strong>Leonardo Da Vinci</strong>, to ultimately fall to his instant death, in a sadly famous moment that was filmed on February 4, 1912.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>But this raw and heartbreaking story clashes with the dreamy spirit of the music, somewhere between Italian disco and dream, between <strong>Moroder</strong> and <strong>Rozalla</strong>, between style and hit, between the merciless four-four time signature and the unforgettable melody. Yes, <strong>Guille</strong> once again turns on the stylistic mixer and plays with that stylistically slippery effect again, making music that excites you and lifts you up, while the lyrics take you closer to hell or set you free. Nuances, readings, a whole universe to delve into, on a song that is like a classic LA CASA AZUL sound but full of small arrangements, details, touches and stops that take it to the sound of the future.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We are following him down the yellow brick road. We don&rsquo;t know very well where it leads. We don&rsquo;t believe in Oz, and we don&rsquo;t want to go back home. But we trust LA CASA AZUL and we are waiting impatiently to figure out what the goal is.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/YrgH6LyuO-8\" width=\"607\"><br /></iframe><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> CARBON POPPIES: “Rain On My Face” 7” Single [New Adventures In Pop] https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/988/CARBON POPPIES: “Rain On My Face” 7” Single [New Adventures In Pop] <p>We love to add to the number of bands and releases that form part of our &ldquo;New Adventures In Pop&rdquo; collection, which is dedicated to new groups, or groups with very few releases on the market. And we love to do this even more when it is, as is the case with this Single, for the US group CARBON POPPIES, a trio from Louisiana formed by <strong>Allison Bohl</strong>, <strong>Jonny Campos</strong> and <strong>Peter DeHart</strong>.<br /><br />In addition to forming part of other musical projects (BRASS BED, LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS and KIND COUSIN), CARBON POPPIES self-released a 6-song, 12&rdquo; vinyl EP in 2012 that was full of luminous pop leaning toward an sharp but precious sixties sound, with a touch of the garage of THE BATS or THE CLEAN, the taste for melodies of LOVIN&rsquo; SPOONFUL and the lysergic folk touch of WOODS. Indie-pop with class (and a Grammy, which was awarded to <strong>Jonny Campos</strong>, with his other group LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS) which is back on the current musical scene at the hand of Elefant Records with this &ldquo;Rain On My Face&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;Rain On My Face&rdquo; is a special song, because it is a version of the British group SHAPE &amp; SIZES, who released their only Single on July 1, 1966, the B side of which is the title track of this Single and the cover that opens the release. It&rsquo;s a delicious example of psychedelic sixties pop with majestic choruses and evanescent reverb. Like THE CLIENTELE, but more agile and with brushstrokes of the sixties pop spirit of THE SCHOOL. &ldquo;You And I&rdquo;, adds a touch of electricity and reveals the ingredient that completes this magnificent formula, the taste for power-pop that adds an injection of necessary energy to the search for the perfect melody.<br />&nbsp;<br />The B side is the matter at hand now. &ldquo;How Long&rdquo; is pure sped-up indie-pop with echoes of the US and Australia; something like if you crossed YO LA TENGO with THE HUMMINGBIRDS. Highly danceable, highly hummable, and with fantastic production work that gives them the necessary dose of personality to make us pay attention to the exactness of CARBON POPPIES. And with &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll Meet You There&rdquo; we turn this hand into four of a kind. The luminosity of BEULAH. The pop sweetness of THE ESSEX GREEN. The bulls-eye of the choruses of THE MONKEES. And in the end that feeling that everything is sponsored by <strong>Brian Wilson</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br />This is a complete unmissable, energetic, release that is coming out as a 300-copy numbered-limited-edition black 7&rdquo; vinyl. You have been warned.</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/00004458.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/I9dT-z5nBfc\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/7n5C9hWZwyI\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> THE LAST DETAIL: &quot;Fun Fair&quot; Advance Digital Single of the album The Last Detail https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/992/THE LAST DETAIL: &quot;Fun Fair&quot; Advance Digital Single of the album The Last Detail <p><strong>Erin Moran&nbsp;</strong>(A GIRL CALLED EDDY) and <strong>Mehdi Zannad</strong> (FUGU) have made an album together, which is going to be released on Elefant Records. The collaboration began to take shape when <strong>Zannad</strong> fell in love with <strong>Erin</strong>&rsquo;s exquisite voice on her debut album &ldquo;A Girl Called Eddy&rdquo; - produced with <strong>Richard Hawley</strong> and critically acclaimed in the press from Uncut to Mojo to Rolling Stone and The New York Times, while <strong>Erin</strong> was a fan of FUGU from the very first album - which she bought as a &lsquo;staff recommends&rsquo; at the old Kim&rsquo;s Video on Bleecker St. in New York City.<br /><br /><strong>Erin Moran&nbsp;</strong>was born in the same hospital as <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong> in Hoboken (New Jersey), raised on the &ldquo;Jersey Shore&rdquo;, but has called NYC her home for decades. When her debut album was released in 2004, it not only received critical acclaim from the press, but also acquired her some A-list fans: childhood hero&rsquo;s like <strong>Burt Bacharach</strong> and <strong>Gilbert O&rsquo;Sullivan</strong>, and artists as diverse as <strong>Robert Smith</strong> of THE CURE, to <strong>Tracey Thorn</strong>, <strong>Jane Birkin</strong>, and <strong>Nina Persson</strong>. She can be heard singing on records by <strong>Ron Sexsmith</strong>, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and many more, but interestingly (as <strong>Mehdi</strong> first heard her) she is the voice of the girl in the duet with Philippe Katerine; indie hit &ldquo;Parlez-Vous Anglais Mr. Katerine?&rdquo; which also just so happens to be the opening song on the Elefant compilation &ldquo;Montecarlo&rdquo; (released in 1997 for the inauguration of the &ldquo;Colecci&oacute;n De Las Ciudades&rdquo;).<br />&nbsp;<br />Many have been wondering for years when A GIRL CALLED EDDY was going to release a second album&hellip; We finally have an answer to that question - at the beginning of 2019! (with a single before the end of this year) While waiting for that fans can calm their nerves with this very special project in collaboration with <strong>Mehdi</strong> <strong>Zannad</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>Mehdi</strong> is a pop-raconteur: not only an established musician, songwriter, producer, but an architectural drawing master as well. He&rsquo;s exhibited his work in gallery&rsquo;s all over France and has been teaching in some of Paris&rsquo; most esteemed institutions. He&rsquo;s released two marvelous albums as FUGU, singles shared with STEREOLAB and SAINT ETIENNE, co-wrote on the soundtrack for the film &ldquo;La France&rdquo; by <strong>Serge Bozon</strong> in 2007, arranged for <strong>Barbara Carlotti</strong> and TAHITI 80, produced APRIL MARCH, as well as releasing a delicious single on Elefant Records in 1998.<br /><br /><strong>Erin </strong>and <strong>Mehdi</strong> met up in London, Paris and Nancy to write, and along the way held recording sessions in the band TAHITI 80&rsquo;s Lab/recording studio in Rouen (where <strong>Zannad</strong> recorded his second full length, &ldquo;As Found&rdquo;). <strong>Erin</strong> wrote choruses that <strong>Mehdi</strong> turned into songs, and vice-versa, and both had brought some of their own already-written tunes on board when in 2014 Elefant Records showed up on the scene and offered them the possibility of making an album after hearing the first four songs from the project.<br />Sessions were booked, orchestra&rsquo;s were contracted! and the record started to take shape with the help of various members of <strong>Mehdi</strong>&rsquo;s core band of FUGU, as well as members of TAME IMPALA, SYD MATTERS and TAHITI 80.<br /><br />It was really hard for us to choose a song to shine as the advance single of such a special album, especially because the stylistic diversity is one of its strongest qualities, but we finally decided on &ldquo;Fun Fair&rdquo;, a delicious song full of romanticism, that evokes the delicacy of <strong>Fran&ccedil;oise Hardy,</strong> the emotional strength of <strong>Michel Legrand </strong>and the baroque elegance of absolutely exceptional arrangements. To do this, <strong>Erin</strong> shows off a contained but sober voice that is deep but warm, subtle but disarming, and which is made clear in the video recorded by <strong>Lucie </strong>(film director)and&nbsp;<strong>Laurent</strong> (musician in the Parisian group DORIAN PIMPERNEL). In the video, the actress <strong>Milo Mcmullen</strong> plays <strong>Erin</strong>, with an impassive look, lost in the horizon, and she suddenly turns, a little wink at the camera, and everything makes sense, everything burns unrepentantly.<br /><br />But this is just the beginning of a great album by THE LAST DETAIL. It is an album destined to be a modern classic that we cannot wait for you to finally hear in its entirety. For now, we give you the magnificent &ldquo;Fun Fair&rdquo;.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/IAaabyVyahg\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> ALPACA SPORTS: &quot;From Paris With Love&quot; [LP /CD Digipak] https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/986/ALPACA SPORTS: &quot;From Paris With Love&quot; [LP /CD Digipak] <p>FORMAT: LP [White Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / CD DIGIPAK / DIGITAL ALBUM &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>TRACKLIST: 01 I&#39;ll Do Anything You Want&nbsp; 02 Feel Like Going Home&nbsp; 03 Summer Days&nbsp; 04 Nobody Cares But Me&nbsp; 05 Eiffel Tower&nbsp; 06 Birds 07 Books I&#39;ve Read&nbsp; 08 A New Boyfriend&nbsp; 09 Baby What Can I Say?&nbsp; 10 Without You&nbsp; 11 Saddest Girl In The World&nbsp; 12 Luxembourg Gardens&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Saying that following the trajectory of <strong>Andreas Jonsson </strong>and ALPACA SPORTS is like travelling all around the world is no understatement, and in fact, sometimes it&rsquo;s literal. Their videos, songs, and albums have repeatedly reflected the different cities they&rsquo;ve traveled and lived in. Their melodies reflect their adventurous spirit, which has grown even bigger on their new album, &ldquo;From Paris With Love&rdquo;. In 2016, <strong>Andreas&nbsp;</strong>moved to Paris, and he and <strong>Lisle Mitnik</strong> began writing songs together about what the city transmitted, about what it means to start again in a new place, and about what you have to leave behind. All of these feelings are captured and expressed in this collection of twelve songs full of sincerity that will help you hold onto experiences that can be forgotten and get lost with the passing of time.</p><p><br />There have been a lot of expectations&nbsp;about the arrival of this second full-length album from the Swedish group, considering that their previous album, &ldquo;Sealed With A Kiss&rdquo; came out four years ago. The band, however, has not stopped their record-label activity, as we saw with the Mini-LP and the Singles released with Elefant. And at this moment in time, ALPACA SPORTS is possibly the best representative of that crystalline, luminous Swedish pop that the Labrador label represented back in the day with groups like CLUB 8, SAMBASSADEUR and ACID HOUSE KINGS.<br /><br />These twelve songs have also travelled around the world to reach their final destination. They went all the way to Brooklyn, where <strong>Gary Olson</strong> (LADYBUG TRANSISTOR) recorded the trumpets, and <strong>Hampus &Ouml;hman-Fr&ouml;lund </strong>(who already recorded on the previous album) recorded the drums. They stopped in Chicago, where <strong>Lisle Mitnik </strong>(TINY FIREFLIES) recorded his parts (keyboards, guitar, bass, strings...) and gave them a good push forward. The next stop was London, where <strong>Ian Catt </strong>(THE FIELD MICE, SAINT ETIENNE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, SHAMPOO, THE SCHOOL...) mixed and produced everything, though not without first recording the album&rsquo;s vocals, including two songs where, for the first time, <strong>Amanda &Aring;kerman</strong> sings solo vocals. They went on to Tokyo, where <strong>Ray Kimura</strong>created another set of delightful illustrations for the album artwork. Lastly, they flew all the way to Spain where Elefant is releasing them on a 500-copy numbered, limited-edition, white vinyl, on CD Digipak, and digitally. Now, finally, the songs are being sent back into the open world, where they belong.</p><p><br />All of Alpaca Sports&rsquo; trademarks are here: huge melodies, intricate arrangements and abundant sweetness. Touches of&nbsp;disco-soul (&ldquo;I&rsquo;ll Do Anything You Want&rdquo;, &ldquo;Summer Days&rdquo;), crystalline pop (&ldquo;Nobody Cares But Me&rdquo;), jangle and sunshine pop (&ldquo;Books I&rsquo;ve Read&rdquo;, &ldquo;A New Boyfriend&rdquo;), precious folk (&ldquo;Birds&rdquo;, &ldquo;Baby What Can I Say?&rdquo;), THE CURE meets THE SMITHS meets ABBA (&ldquo;Feel Like Going Home&rdquo;, &ldquo;Saddest Girl In The World&rdquo;), <strong>Burt Bacharach&nbsp;</strong>goes out partying with CAMERA OBSCURA to that well-known tower (&ldquo;Eiffel Tower&rdquo;), unforgettable choruses (&ldquo;Without You&rdquo;) and even a little evocative melancholy (&ldquo;Luxembourg Gardens&rdquo;). It is everything that has made ALPACA SPORTS a reference for lovers of indie pop in all the corners of the world they keep travelling across again and again.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Their inspiration to make us travel farther is growing. It&rsquo;s unstoppable.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/00004441.jpg\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 455px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/00004441.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 455px;\" /></p> PAPA TOPO &amp; YURENA: &quot;Ese Hombre&quot; Single Digital https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/990/PAPA TOPO &amp; YURENA: &quot;Ese Hombre&quot; Single Digital <p>A major event in pop is happening! <strong>Yurena</strong>, many years after her debut (which included the work of composers like <strong>Carlos Berlanga</strong>, <strong>Nacho Canut</strong>, <strong>Luis Migu&eacute;lez</strong>, <strong>Tito Pintado</strong>, <strong>Teresa Iturrioz</strong> and&nbsp;<strong>Ibon Errazkin</strong>), is flirting with underground Spanish pop again, in a flaming collaboration with PAPA TOPO. The song, &ldquo;Ese Hombre&rdquo;, is a highly danceable disco-pop duet cover of the marvelous original written by <strong>Manuel Alejandro</strong> and <strong>Ana Magdalena</strong> in 1980 and made famous with the voice of <strong>Roc&iacute;o Jurado</strong>.<br /><br />This Single is the advance of the release of the soundtrack for &ldquo;Puta Y Amada&rdquo;, the new movie by <strong>Marc Ferrer</strong>, in which both <strong>Yurena </strong>and <strong>Adri&agrave; Arbona</strong> (the frontman for PAPA TOPO) have acting roles and show off their more interpretive sides. <strong>Yurena </strong>has always been an esthetic reference for <strong>Adri&agrave; </strong>from the beginning, and in many PAPA TOPO concerts they have performed a cover of the pop anthem &ldquo;A Por Ti&rdquo;. Their meeting in the filming of &ldquo;Puta Y Amada&rdquo; made it possible for this duet to become almost inevitable. The movie had its world premiere at the D&rsquo;A FILM FEST in Barcelona, and has also been shown at the Atl&aacute;ntida Film Fest and on Filmin.<br /><br />The &ldquo;Puta Y Amada&rdquo; soundtrack album is a three-song Digital Single, released by Elefant Records, which also includes the long-awaited duet with PAPA TOPO and another of the great divas of pop today, <strong>La Prohibida</strong>, who gives voice to the heartbreaking love story told in the song &ldquo;Telenovela&rdquo;, which <strong>Adri&agrave; </strong>and the director <strong>Marc Ferrer</strong> wrote together for the movie, with influences ranging from the PET SHOP BOYS and MOMUS musically, to <em>Giallo </em>and film noir cinematographically.<br /><br />The song &ldquo;Extasis Total&rdquo;, sung by the trashiest pop duo at the moment in Barcelona, BELINDA Y DELFINA, will also be included on the Single. BELINDA Y DELFINA are a kind of dirty version of &ldquo;The Young Girls Of Rochefort&rdquo;, whose references are DIVINE and <strong>John Waters</strong>, <strong>Warhol</strong>, the most punk version of <strong>Almod&oacute;var</strong>, and <strong>Violeta G&oacute;mez</strong>. They also appear in the movie performing this song, which is an anti-anthem criticizing the level of accommodation fostered by the system, a call to disorder and diversion from a pop perspective, with close ties to &ldquo;The Society Of The Spectacle&rdquo; and zombie movies, and which is also written by <strong>Adri&agrave; Arbona</strong> and <strong>Marc Ferrer</strong>.<br /><br />&ldquo;Puta Y Amada&rdquo; is <strong>Marc Ferrer</strong>&rsquo;sthird film. The soundtrack of his earlier films, &ldquo;La Maldita Primavera&rdquo; and &ldquo;Nos Parec&iacute;a Importante&rdquo; were released digitally as one album, and include songs like &ldquo;La Llamada&rdquo; and &ldquo;M&aacute;tame Cari&ntilde;o&rdquo;. <strong>Marc </strong>has also recorded several videos for PAPA TOPO as well as the video for &ldquo;La Pubblicit&agrave; (Un Mondo Ideale)&rdquo; for <strong>La Prohibida</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> LINDA GUILALA in UK https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/987/LINDA GUILALA in UK <p>Just recently, we were talking about LINDA GUILALA&rsquo;s new digital single, &ldquo;Mucho Mejor&rdquo; and about how excited we were about news about <strong>Eva</strong>, <strong>Iv&aacute;n</strong> and <strong>Mari</strong>. Well, it hasn&rsquo;t taken long for these kids to &ldquo;make some noise&rdquo; (an expression that couldn&rsquo;t be more appropriate). And, after the amount of traffic the single received from the islands, this coming Tuesday, July 24<sup>th</sup>, the trio from Galicia is going to do a session on <strong>Marc Riley</strong>&rsquo;s program on BBC6. He who was a member of THE FALL, owner of the label In-Tape (ASPHALT RIBBONS, THE JUNE BRIDES, THE CREEPERS), and promoter of groups like MASSIVE ATTACK, PIXIES, COCTEAU TWINS and HAPPY MONDAYS is making LINDA GUILALA the first Spanish group on Elefant Records to record a session for the BBC. On a show that, recently, and to give just a few of the varied examples, has had guests like PARQUET COURTS, THE DAMNED and IRON &amp; WINE.<br />&nbsp;<br />But there are also three important dates for their new British tour. This Wednesday, July 25<sup>th</sup>, starting at 7 p.m., they will take part in a special concert in the Rough Trade East store, as special selections of the brand in a campaign for the best emerging artists. Other bands like GRIMM GRIMM and ECHO LADIES will also be there.</p><p>The next stop is the following day, in CARDIFF, the hometown of many of our favorite groups, like SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS and our beloved THE SCHOOL. The performance will take place at The Moon Cardiff, and will include concerts from <strong>Anna Burch</strong> and PINK GRAPEFRUIT.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>And to finish things off with a bang, they will also perform on Saturday as part of the programming of one of our favorite festivals in the UK &ndash; Indietracks. They will be performing alongside groups like BRITISH SEA POWER, COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY and <strong>Darren Hayman</strong>. LINDA GUILALA will be found this time on the Indoor Stage at 4 p.m., and we are sure they will bring their super intense live show with them.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Iv&aacute;n</strong> and <strong>Eva</strong> already took unprecedented steps for many Spanish groups with JUNIPER MOON, starting up an important frenzy on the British islands with their music. They have done it again, this time accompanied by <strong>Mari</strong> and with LINDA GUILALA; a different plan, more psychedelic, where shoegaze and pop come together with the help of the most hallucinogenic noise. Breaking borders at the speed of feedback.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tuesday, 24 july 2018
</strong></p><p>Linda Guilala&nbsp;</p><p><strong>BBC Marc Riley Radio Session</strong></p><p>MANCHESTER &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Wednesday, 25 july 2018</strong></p><p>
Linda Guilala</p><p>8:30</p><p><strong>Rough Trade East 
Dray Walk,&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane 
</p><p>LONDON &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>
</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Thursday, 26 july 2018</strong> 
</p><p>Linda Guilala + Anna Burch + Pink Grapefruit 1</p><p>19:00</p><p><strong>The Moon&nbsp;</strong> Cardiff 
Unit 3,&nbsp; Womanby Street 
 &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Saturday, 28 july 2018</strong> 
</p><p>Linda Guilala&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Indietracks Festival</strong></p><p>16:00 Indoor Stage&nbsp;</p><p>DERBYSHIRE</p> LIA PAMINA &amp; DARIO PERSI: &quot;So Far Tonight&quot; Single 7&quot; Vinyl https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/982/LIA PAMINA &amp; DARIO PERSI: &quot;So Far Tonight&quot; Single 7&quot; Vinyl <p>We have a really special release in our hands. A 7&rdquo; Single arising from the collaboration of two artists who make different sounds, but who have the same references and inclinations. Something like the two sides of the same coin, maybe in its most potent version. And on &ldquo;So Far Tonight&rdquo;, a numbered, limited-edition, orange-colored vinyl, Spain&rsquo;s <strong>Lia Pamina </strong>and Italy&rsquo;s <strong>Dario Persi</strong>do an absolutely marvelous exercise in sixties sounds, with each of them contributing their own vision and qualities.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Dario Persi</strong>is the singer from RADIO DAYS, one of the most important power pop and sixties sound groups in Italy and all of Europe. They released 3 albums, 2 EP&rsquo;s and 2 vinyl Singles shared with bands like THE RUBINOOS and PAUL COLLINS BEAT. They have given more than 300 concerts in Italy, Japan, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary and the Czech Republic, with stops at international festivals like Purple Weekend in Leon (Spain), International Pop Overthrow in Cavern Club in Liverpool, Fuengirola Pop Weekend in M&aacute;laga (Spain) and Festival Beat in Salsomaggiore Terme (Italy). And our <strong>Lia Pamina</strong> is building her fan-base, spread out all over the world, even bigger, and is still accumulating a list of the most respected producers and collaborators, release after release.</p><p><br />On this Single, <strong>Dario</strong>, other members of RADIO DAYS like <strong>Mattia Baretta</strong>, the regular producer for RADIO DAYS, <strong>Marco Alberto Matti </strong>and<strong>Lia</strong> have made an absolutely organic recording, on which the presence of vintage material abounds, in order to maintain a sound that is loyal to their original releases. &nbsp;<br /><br />They shared the song- and lyric-writing work, and the result of this &ldquo;So Far Tonight&rdquo; is a joint effort that gives us fantastic moments that are full of magic. &ldquo;So Far Tonight&rdquo; is a song by <strong>Dario</strong> that could perfectly have been one THE BEATLES&rsquo; greatest hits, with a touch of fantastic garage and amazing choruses. <strong>Lia Pamina</strong>&rsquo;s entrance opens the palette of colors and gives everything an especially exciting tone of sweetness. &ldquo;Midnight Walk&rdquo; is one of <strong>Lia</strong>&rsquo;s songs, which has enjoyed a more electric and nervous production, and which breathes a folk spirit the musician from Castell&oacute;n usually celebrates, but this time takes on a more THE KINKS-like touch, thanks to <strong>Dario</strong>&rsquo;s guitars. Marvelous. The B-side opens with a song by <strong>Dario</strong>. &ldquo;Time&rsquo;s Passing By&rdquo; reminds us more of LOVIN&rsquo; SPOONFUL and THE HOLLIES, with a pure touch of pop and ye-ye, and a very <strong>Phil Spector</strong>inspiration. It&rsquo;s a solid song. And to close, we have a version of &ldquo;Il Mio Mondo&rdquo; that <strong>Umberto Bindi</strong> and <strong>Gino Paoli</strong> wrote in 1963 and that <strong>Cilla Black</strong> later made popular. Our protagonists truly overwhelm us with their performance, with <strong>Lia</strong> singing in Italian and backed by <strong>Dario</strong>, with totally unleashed drums and strings that remind us of the best Italian pop from the sixties.<br /><br />This Single will win over all fans of the sixties sound, fans of both <strong>Lia Pamina </strong>and of RADIO DAYS, and above all, anyone who is a fan of solid, unforgettable music.</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/00004395.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p> THE PERFECT KISS: &quot;Filter&quot; Mini LP 10&quot; https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/984/THE PERFECT KISS: &quot;Filter&quot; Mini LP 10&quot; <p><strong>Joe Moore</strong>is incredible. Sometimes we wonder how time will treat the work of such a multifaceted, open-minded author. He offers us music as a whole, as an absolute. The arrangements, the melodies, these are the ends to which everything else is the means. Styles don&rsquo;t matter, labels don&rsquo;t matter. There are just songs. His new Mini-LP, &ldquo;Filter&rdquo;, released under the name of THE PERFECT KISS, the moniker he reserves for his most electronic compositions, makes this clear. Because just as he has played different styles of pop, the sixties sound and chamber music with his main project, THE YEARNING, with THE PERFECT KISS his musical language takes a major turn. Where &ldquo;Disconnect&rdquo;, THE PERFECT KISS&rsquo; debut Mini-LP, was a marvelous electro-pop treatise, &ldquo;Filter&rdquo; dives head first into italo disco, without letting go of the synth-pop. And again, it&rsquo;s a triumph.<br /><br />The eight songs on this 500-copy-numbered-limited-edition, magenta-colored, 10&rdquo; vinyl are marvelous. While we listen to undeniable hits like &ldquo;Indebted To You&rdquo;, &ldquo;Glitches&rdquo; and &ldquo;At The End Of The Rainbow&rdquo;, we are reminded of FUTURE BIBLE HEROES and CHVRCHES, of ELECTRIC YOUTH and SAINT ETIENNE, of A-HA and YAZOO. With the beauty of &ldquo;Talking To Myself&rdquo;, &ldquo;Compete&rdquo; and &ldquo;Trying Your Patience&rdquo; we are taken from THE POSTAL SERVICE to OMD, from VISAGE to <strong>Ryan Paris</strong>. When we hear the sonic deformation of &ldquo;Polaroid Dream&rdquo; and the solid &ldquo;Filter&rdquo;, we think of <strong>Amanda Lear</strong> and THE HUMAN LEAGUE, of <strong>Giorgio Moroder</strong> and TELEX, of GAZEBO and YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA.<br /><br />But the most important thing is that, in the end, we have a collection of absolutely perfect, solid, inimitable, exciting melodies &ndash; the kind that won&rsquo;t let go of us while we move across the city in the wee hours of the morning. This is a perfect piece of work, without one unnecessary second, one unnecessary arrangement, with just the right touch of riskiness, without one single note that is not absolutely amazing. And all of this is also thanks to the essential, delicious voice of <strong>Holly Vanags</strong>, in all its dreaminess and freedom, perfect for <strong>Joe Moore</strong>&rsquo;s songs.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/6/00004396.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p> LA CASA AZUL [Es]: &quot;A T A R A X I A&quot; Digital Single and Video https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/985/LA CASA AZUL [Es]: &quot;A T A R A X I A&quot; Digital Single and Video <p>The third advance Single of &quot;La Gran Esfera&quot;, the new album by LA CASA AZUL.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ataraxia (from ancient Greek ἀ&tau;&alpha;&rho;&alpha;&xi;ί&alpha;)<em>. F. phil.</em>: State of mind characterized by tranquility, serenity and freedom from emotional disturbance with respect to the soul, logic and feelings. The human being, through reducing the intensity of passions and desires that can alter their mental and physical balance and strength in the face of adversity, reaches a balance and, ultimately, happiness.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Juanma Carrilo</strong><em> [Director of the&nbsp; A T A R A X I A video]: I wanted to try to express in images the inexplicable feeling and chemistry that comes from desiring a person for the first time, as if you needed that person&rsquo;s air to breathe. I decided to capture a simple story of love and encounters, but letting myself go with the flow in the dreamy moments, like the levitations that the ataraxic desire itself produces in the stars of the story. More than just trying to show, without being shy about it, sexual encounters that were full of passion and at the same time a certain pleasure in provocation and the possibility of being seen in public places, I decided to record it using primarily wide angle lenses as a small tribute to the grandiosity that the director <strong>Terrence Malick</strong> infuses in his movies, especially &ldquo;The Tree of Life&rdquo;. For the final scene, I had <strong>John Cameron Michell</strong>&rsquo;s crazed &ldquo;Shortbus&rdquo; in mind, since the &ldquo;love party&rdquo; - as we called it on set - was supposed to be a mix between a 90s rave and a luminous, clandestine orgy. The shadow of <strong>Michael Winterbottom</strong>&rsquo;s &ldquo;9 Songs&rdquo; was also there, as well as, of course, &nbsp;<strong>Larry Clark</strong>, <strong>Lars Von Trier</strong>&rsquo;s &ldquo;Nymphomaniac&rdquo;, and a couple of classics by <strong>Louis Malle </strong>like &ldquo;Damage&rdquo; and &ldquo;Les Amants&rdquo;. And in the midst of all of this, <strong>Guille Milkyway</strong>is there as doctor love, but as worldly, intimate and carnal as possible.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/ko0lKJh2rd8\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> LINDA GUILALA: &quot;Mucho Mejor&quot; Digital Single and Video https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/983/LINDA GUILALA: &quot;Mucho Mejor&quot; Digital Single and Video <p>After the splendor that was &ldquo;Psicon&aacute;utica&rdquo; and how well it was received, both by the media and the general public, and after the Single &ldquo;Primavera Negra&rdquo;, we are desperate to get more news about <strong>Eva</strong>,<strong>Iv&aacute;n</strong> and <strong>Mari</strong>. For the moment they are helping us get over the effects of our specific abstinence with a song that is putting some of the group&rsquo;s greatest secret weapons on the table.</p><p><br />Because &ldquo;Mucho Mejor&rdquo; has ferocious guitars, catchy choruses, psychedelic ambiances, hallucinogenic lyrics and a slippery structure. And finally, strength, emotion, tension and happiness. That&rsquo;s the thing about great songs: you start off playing them to satisfy your craving, and wind up with an urge to hear something new a thousand times stronger than when you started and playing the song you have two thousand times just to survive, once again. It&rsquo;s called pleasure.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And if, on top of all this, Magnetova are in charge of the video again, which includes dozens of tributes to so many of the band&rsquo;s favorite groups (and our favorites, too), we can only say one thing: We want more songs now!</p> ALPACA SPORTS: “Nobody Cares But Me” Advance Digital Single of the new album https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/981/ALPACA SPORTS: “Nobody Cares But Me” Advance Digital Single of the new album <p>This September, the long-awaited second album from ALPACA SPORTS will finally be released. The group comes from a long line of Swedish indie pop, which traces back to groups like CLUB 8 and SAMBASSADEUR. &ldquo;From Paris With Love&rdquo; will arrive with twelve new songs that tell us the story of the feelings singer/guitarist <strong>Andreas Jonsson</strong> had when he relocated to Paris in 2016.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The crystalline guitars are back, and so are co-writer <strong>Lisle Mitnik</strong>&rsquo;s lush arrangements. And as always, beneath the optimistic pop melodies, ALPACA SPORTS&rsquo; signature melancholy lyrics evoke a subtle sadness, as heard in this second single, &ldquo;Nobody Cares But Me&rdquo;. Beginning with the dreamy vocals of singer <strong>Amanda &Aring;kerman</strong>, the song explores the disillusionment of discovering life doesn&rsquo;t always turn out the way you expect it to, and the struggles of trying to reclaim our youthful idealism. This dichotomy of expectation vs. reality is further explored in the new video by <strong>Carl Jirestedt</strong>, where images of our protagonists&rsquo; pastoral Swedish landscapes mix with vivid interiors, all loaded with suggestive doses of intimacy and color.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Another thing we like about this release is discovering a B side as solid as &ldquo;Baby Pop&rdquo;, a fantastic song that is an exclusive release for this Digital Single. There&rsquo;s a reason their early 7&rdquo; Singles are so sought after and coveted &ndash; it&rsquo;s the quality of these &ldquo;extra&rdquo; songs that you can only find on their flip sides. Catchy and jumpy like few other songs in their discography, &ldquo;Baby Pop&rdquo; is another hidden gem to add to your collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ultimately, our excitement to get our hands on &ldquo;From Paris With Love&rdquo; is multiplying. ALPACA SPORTS have managed to make a style we have been in love with for decades, indie pop, all their own, and they are one of our most competent caretakers to keep it vital well into the 21st century.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/a_ObvZrJ_lU\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> CARIÑO: &quot;Pop Para La Bajona&quot; Digital Single https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/980/CARIÑO: &quot;Pop Para La Bajona&quot; Digital Single <p><strong>Paola&nbsp;Rivero&nbsp;</strong>plays the guitar,&nbsp;<strong>Alicia&nbsp;Ros&nbsp;</strong>plays the bass and sings and&nbsp;<strong>Mar&iacute;a&nbsp;Talaverano&nbsp;</strong>plays keyboards and sings. The three of them, with a drum machine, luminous lyrics, the help of their friend&nbsp;<strong>Mart&iacute;n Spangle&nbsp;</strong>and a little bit of magic, recorded their first two songs, &ldquo;Canci&oacute;n De Pop De Amor&rdquo; and &ldquo;Momento Inadecuado&rdquo;, in March 2018. And that&rsquo;s how the pop craziness began and how it immediately landed at Elefant Records.<br /><br />Two songs that we are presenting right now as an advance Digital Single of what will be their first release on Elefant, a 10&rdquo; Mini-LP that will come out after the summer as part of our &ldquo;New Adventures In Pop&rdquo; collection. &quot;Pop Para La Bajona&quot;&nbsp;<em>(pop for when you&rsquo;re down)</em>&nbsp;is the title the Single is being released under, and these three couldn&rsquo;t bring us down if they tried. &ldquo;Canci&oacute;n De Pop De Amor&rdquo; is fresh, direct, honest, sincere, and with spot on touches of humor. It is a good definition of what a solid pop song should be, reminding us of the freshness and audacity of early PAPA TOPO. &ldquo;Momento Inadecuado&rdquo; confirms all of this. But what was a declaration before, here is spite. Cynicism takes a small step forward, but the sense of humor and direct, piercing lines continue to shine: &ldquo;Y si ahora te arrepientes / C&oacute;mprate un par de loros / Aunque s&oacute;lo te mereces / Que te intoxique un pez globo&rdquo;&nbsp;<em>(And if you regret it now / Go buy yourself some parrots / Though the only thing you deserve / Is to be poisoned by a blowfish)</em>.&nbsp;<strong>Diego Jim&eacute;nez</strong>&nbsp;was in charge of directing their first video, and the cover art is by&nbsp;<strong>Clara Villar</strong>. Did we mention that something about them reminds us so much of HELEN LOVE?<br /><br />CARI&Ntilde;O began as a concept in summer 2017 because&nbsp;<strong>Mar&iacute;a&nbsp;</strong>was feeling frustrated trying to make poetry, since she was unable to say &ldquo;I love you&rdquo; or &ldquo;I want to marry you&rdquo; without it seeming like a simple, silly poem. She had always liked how simple and direct pop language was, and one day she said, &ldquo;why not?&rdquo; So she picked up a keyboard and began to write lyrics and melodies. Soon after that she got in touch with&nbsp;<strong>Paola</strong>, her friend and neighbor from across the street, who has a fantastic musical ear and could write the structures that&nbsp;<strong>Mar&iacute;a&nbsp;</strong>didn&rsquo;t have. Their original connection happened on Tinder, where they were introduced four years ago and where they met again in 2017, when love might not have triumphed, but cari&ntilde;o&nbsp;(affection in Spanish) did.<br /><br />Then they were only missing the bass. So they spent a few months chasing after&nbsp;<strong>Alicia&nbsp;</strong>(EL BUEN HIJO), who they had met at a pop party. One night, they grabbed her on La Palma street in Madrid after an EL BUEN HIJO concert, with their earphones in hand to show her the shabby recording of a super sad song they had written that afternoon. She ended up singing the song, and joined CARI&Ntilde;O in February 2018.<br /><br />Our three ladies also were lucky enough to get in touch with&nbsp;<strong>Mart&iacute;n Spangle</strong>, a good friend, who has a studio in his home and helped them produce and arrange the songs.<br /><br />LA CASA AZUL, LA BIEN QUERIDA, MUJERES, PERRO, JUNIPER MOON, PAPA TOPO, JOE CREP&Uacute;SCULO, LA PLATA, AUTOESCUELA, SIERRA, PEACHES, NANCY SINATRA, TRONCO&hellip; These are some of their admitted obsessions, all of this mixed in the CARI&Ntilde;O cocktail results in a bubbly and explosive punk-pop with catchy melodies, touches of surf, and highly addictive lyrics.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/WT0Rlts8apE\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/RyKz9wBGNV4\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> BMX BANDITS: Release the digital Single “Way Of The Wolf” [Including two previously ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/953/BMX BANDITS: Release the digital Single “Way Of The Wolf” [Including two previously unreleased tracks] <p>&ldquo;Way Of The Wolf&rdquo; is the new single from that marvelous album that is &ldquo;BMX Bandits Forever&rdquo; and that lengthens the life of an album that should be eternal. <strong>Duglas</strong> and company continue to show their talents when it comes to playing all the styles of pop. From the clear Beatle-esque-ness of the title track (and for which you can enjoy the tremendous video, once again made by <strong>Chris Croft</strong>), to the disco-pop spirit of &ldquo;You Justify My Life&rdquo;, and the Wilson-esque touch of &ldquo;Can&rsquo;t Wait &lsquo;Till I Get Home&rdquo;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It is precisely the two previously unreleased tracks that reconfirm to what extent <strong>Duglas</strong> pays attention to these formats that go beyond Long-Play, including songs that could perfectly be a part of the album. Even the emotional weight they carry fits. &ldquo;You Justify My Life&rdquo; is a song that <strong>Duglas</strong> wrote with <strong>David Scott </strong>for THE PEARLFISHERS and that was released on their album, &ldquo;The Young Picnickers&rdquo; (1999) and which the Scotsman now takes into the land of dance music with irony, emotion, and inspiration. &ldquo;Can&#39;t Wait &#39;Till I Get Home&rdquo; was co-written in equal parts by <strong>Duglas</strong> and his loyal squire <strong>Stuart Kidd</strong>.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>As <strong>Duglas </strong>himself said<strong>:</strong></p><p><em>&quot;There&#39;s a tradition in pop music of songs about lovers who have been separated for some reason anticipating and looking forward to their reunion. They are about the hopes of how they imagine the reunion might be. The listener never finds out how things go so their is a sense of jeopardy. I am a fan of some classic songs in this sub genre and wanted BMX BANDITS to have a song like that. Our track (&ldquo;Can&#39;t Wait &#39;Till I Get Home&rdquo;) is also a homage to a particular year in The Beach Boys recording history 1967 when the smooth sonic sophistication of Pet Sounds had been left behind&quot;.</em></p><p><br />The thing is that listening to <strong>Duglas</strong> talk about his songs is a delicacy, in part because of his wide knowledge of pop music, but most of all because of learning about the great music lover and pop fan he is. Let&rsquo;s keep on enjoying it.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/f6ARLZB30pg\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> COOPER: Release their fifth album &quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitación&quot; https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/978/COOPER: Release their fifth album &quot;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitación&quot; <p>Tiempo, Temperatura and Agitaci&oacute;n are the three key parameters to keep in mind when you&rsquo;re dealing with traditional film developing in photography. The developing process requires an artisanal meticulousness with the use of these factors, and they can change depending on the type of film, the maker, etc. and they can make a big difference in the final result. We imagine that fans of <strong>&Aacute;lex Diez</strong> understand this perfectly. Because the three variables that give this new album its name (the fifth full-length with COOPER), reflect key aspects to his way of understanding music and, why not, the world: details, craftwork, passion and being careful with everything analogue and vintage.</p><p><br />But let&rsquo;s take this analysis a little further. What does photography have to do with all this? What is <strong>&Aacute;lex</strong> trying to tell us with this concept of the instantaneous image that is developed slowly? We&rsquo;re going to explain our own personal theory. <strong>&Aacute;lex </strong>is a huge fan of photography, and it&rsquo;s also possible that the message hides the idea of an album as a snapshot of an artist at a specific moment in time, a reflection of what he is personally and artistically, here and now. And maybe the message is about how difficult it is to achieve a final result you&rsquo;re satisfied with; it&rsquo;s the same as with traditional film developing &ndash; there are so many different factors that need your closest attention in order to get the desired result.<br />&nbsp;<br />If we follow this line of thought, we can almost say that <strong>&Aacute;lex Diez </strong>is enjoying a second youth; in this image we can see renewed freshness and vitality. On &ldquo;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&rdquo; we have a collection of hits like we haven&rsquo;t had in years. &ldquo;El &Uacute;ltimo Tren&rdquo; opens things strong, with a metal section that will be with us in many moments of the album, raising the soul spirit, and with <strong>&Aacute;lex</strong>&rsquo;s and <strong>Mario</strong>&rsquo;s guitars radiating electricity with a blinding energy. And then we move on to &ldquo;Salto&rdquo;, a personal trademark: solid, fast, just reading the name of the song makes you dizzy. Soul-pop rhythm, saturated but defined guitars, <strong>Dani</strong>&rsquo;s bass full of groove, intravenous vitamins. Infallible. &ldquo;Ya Lleg&oacute; El Verano&rdquo; confirms our theory about <strong>&Aacute;lex</strong>&rsquo;s second youth: luminous, pure, optimistic pop that reminds us of some of his best songs, like &ldquo;Cerca Del Sol&rdquo; and &ldquo;Entre Girasoles&rdquo;. &ldquo;Graciela&rdquo; steps on the distortion pedal and stays true to the solidness, and is in line with what we&rsquo;ve heard up to now, ready to become another bull&rsquo;s eye that will clearly be on the set-list of his live shows for many years to come. It&rsquo;s a new story of rebellious girls who are looking for their own path and a break from their current lives, who leave everything behind. &ldquo;Luz&rdquo; is a melancholic mid-tempo, sweet and luminous, with chords vibrating clean and clear.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />On &ldquo;Islandia&rdquo; we find ourselves with a new treatise for pop &ndash; vigorous, elegant, and with an especially energetic voice. Did you say THE POSIES? GUIDED BY VOICES? We were talking about a snapshot and this song is <strong>&Aacute;lex Diez</strong>: incredible places to run away to, where you can have new adventures, and discover new paths. &ldquo;Infinito&rdquo; (more power-pop) and &ldquo;Provisional&rdquo; (more garage) make it clear: he never lost his sense for those great choruses, catchy songs and brilliant pop.<br />&nbsp;<br />And now there&rsquo;s a twist. It couldn&rsquo;t all be so easy. There are two final songs to close the album with a surprising, emotional, absolutely amazing turn. So far we barely reached an average of three minutes per song, and suddenly we find ourselves with five minutes of dirty, tribal funk, infected with <strong>Curtis Mayfield </strong>and Madchester acid echoes: &ldquo;Dos Grados Bajo Cero&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s a hallucinogenic song that suddenly lets the air in (though the sun never left) with a bridge where the voice makes its presence know, where we unexpectedly hear something of LE MANS&rsquo; ray of light, only to go right back into lysergic dance. Incredible. So then, where are we, really?</p><p><br />&nbsp;<br />And then you get to &ldquo;Telara&ntilde;as&rdquo; and it tears you apart. It&rsquo;s a song for memory and remembering, cradled between exceptional string arrangements. Is this photograph a story about the need to remember? Of not letting anything be forgotten?<br /><br />The song that has been selected to be the first advance single of the album is &ldquo;Infinito&rdquo;, which is an instant classic in the group&rsquo;s repertoire right from the first listen, and comes with a fantastic video by AfterliVe<strong>, </strong>plagued with images of Barcelona, the &ldquo;new city&rdquo; the song&rsquo;s lyrics allude to. Just like on the rest of the album, &ldquo;Infinito&rdquo; drinks from the waters of the sonic fountain of youth. Fresh, impetuous, passionate, energetic. The return of the New Wave spirit, updated and brought into our time.<br /><br />Any way you look at it, &ldquo;Tiempo, Temperatura, Agitaci&oacute;n&rdquo; is an exceptional album, maybe one of the best in all of <strong>&Aacute;lex Diez</strong>&rsquo;s career, if not the best, where he has collaborated on production again with <strong>Eugenio Mu&ntilde;oz</strong>, whom he worked with both in COOPER and in LOS FLECHAZOS. Ten songs that will stir things up in concert, that will make the most steadfast hearts vibrate, and surprise new fans with COOPER&rsquo;s absolute ability to excite. It will be released in digital format, on CD Digipak, and on purple, 600-copy numbered-limited-edition vinyl. Don&rsquo;t miss it!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/BWK6O-9RsKI\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> AXOLOTES MEXICANOS: Release &quot;Salu2&quot; LP https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/974/AXOLOTES MEXICANOS: Release &quot;Salu2&quot; LP <p>This is a new era for pop, in so many different ways, and the AXOLOTES MEXICANOS have been and continue to be, without a doubt, one of the most pressing promises on the national scene. Their Mini-LP and their Singles have been models in audacity and strength. And here they are again, at last! And we can&rsquo;t even believe it. &ldquo;Salu2&rdquo; is an album that reflects a moment in time, starting with the title itself, and the cover.</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/00004370.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p>The instrumental &ldquo;Intro&rdquo; and &ldquo;Astor&rdquo; go right into what we were expecting &ndash; unhinged, hyper-energetic, catchy, youthful and speedy pop-punk with lyrics that twist your heart into a knot. But then &ldquo;Doble Check&rdquo; comes on, and your head spins. Those fat, broken, fragile beats, a slippery song that still maintains every last drop of the immediacy of its predecessors intact. Capital letter POP, twenty-first century pop. &ldquo;Trececatorce&rdquo; dives head first into sped-up J-pop. &ldquo;Nacida Para Sufrir&rdquo; and &ldquo;Sin Ti&rdquo; are euro-pop, disco, pop-punk&hellip; HELEN LOVE, JUNIPER MOON, SHAMPOO, early PHOENIX&hellip; But no, there&rsquo;s autotune, those twisted frequencies, they talk about TOFUBEATS and KERO KERO BONITO&hellip;</p><p><br />And yes, again, only two of the thirteen songs on the album reach the three-minute mark. They maintain the impeccable effectiveness of their choruses, as, to give an example, &ldquo;Menos 100&rdquo; and &ldquo;Vaga&rdquo; demonstrate. And yes, there are more examples of their canonic, irreverent punk-rock, like &ldquo;Estanquero&rdquo;. But songs like &ldquo;XXX&rdquo; and their digital flirtations, mixed with those merciless guitars, the roller-coaster-like structures, and that melody that makes your heart swell and your feet move, all of these things are what have turned AXOLOTES MEXICANOS into a group that is representative of the sound of their times &ndash; a sound that is unmistakably their own but is also inevitably tied to the time they themselves are writing. Or &ldquo;Farmacia&rdquo;, which surprises us in its plays on references and tropical evocations, its slippery programming that is also direct and soaked in J-pop. Or &ldquo;Heavens Gate&rdquo; and its passionate, dislocated, digitalizedpunk.<br /><br />And we also can&rsquo;t forget to mention those impossible lyrics &ndash; so much fun, without beating around the bush, capable of handling taboos with alarming ease. Without prejudices. Without limits. Just listen to that barely minute long &ldquo;Debora Tartas&rdquo;. Be sarcastically scandalized. It&rsquo;s the only thing to do. And enjoy it.<br /><br />With the support of <strong>Carlos Ren&eacute;</strong> on production work and a few songs, which he also plays live with them now, <strong>Juan</strong> and <strong>Olaya Pedrayes </strong>have written a surprising album that puts them right in the spotlight of the here and now of national music. The album will be released in vinyl (500-copy, numbered-limited-edition, transparent vinyl) and digital format, and will definitely have people writing and talking about it. Please excuse us &ndash; what we mean to say is, &ldquo;Salu2&rdquo; is going to use up tons of megs.</p><p style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 102);\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 102);\"><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/new_dt1oBec\" style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> NELEONARD: Release “El Bufón”, advance Digital Single of their second album “Un Lugar ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/979/NELEONARD: Release “El Bufón”, advance Digital Single of their second album “Un Lugar Imaginado” <p>We enjoyed that foretold surprise that was NELEONARD&rsquo;s debut album so much, with their singles, their first album and their marvelous live shows. Critics and fans alike praised them. Now the time has come to open a new cycle, with the imminent arrival of their second full-length, &ldquo;Un Lugar Imaginado&rdquo;, which will be released after summer. In the meantime, they have left us a wonderful advance song from that highly anticipated album: &ldquo;El Buf&oacute;n&rdquo;.<br />&nbsp;<br />It is a paragon of soul-pop with touches of northern, influences of CAMERA OBSCURA and ALLO DARLIN&rsquo;, their trademark vocal play, absolutely amazing arrangements, lyrics that, once again, hit you where it hurts, cut you in half, and then just at the last second, smile at you. Like they themselves say: <em>&ldquo;El Buf&oacute;n&rdquo; is aimed at that person you loved so much and who didn&rsquo;t care about or trust in you. That person shows up a few years later, after you felt awful, looking for all the possible mistakes you could have made, having felt small and insignificant, broken&hellip; And they declare their eternal love to you, telling you how much you meant to them and their life, and tries to go back to that time. But you have already moved on&hellip; And two feelings collide inside you: on the one hand, anger for the hard times you went through and &ldquo;what could have been&rdquo;, and on the other hand bitter satisfaction and the melancholy that remains after the initial ironic-evil rush of excitement. That is, when you discover that what you are left with is the ruins of a frustrated relationship, the good moments, the complicity, and the sad feeling of having been insignificant in the course of events. </em><br />Like we said, a dissection through and through.<br />&nbsp;<br />So, while we continue with the countdown, we can enjoy this Digital Single that comes with a video where we can see the band playing, giving off ease and that happiness and energy that is so characteristic of them.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/ROVFeampHYc\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> PUTOCHINOMARICÓN: &quot;Corazón De Cerdo Con Ginseng Al Vapor&quot; Mini-LP ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/971/PUTOCHINOMARICÓN: &quot;Corazón De Cerdo Con Ginseng Al Vapor&quot; Mini-LP 10&quot; [New Adventures In Pop 042] <p>Our &ldquo;New Adventures In Pop&rdquo; collection came about as a way to give voice to new artists whose projects captivated Elefant Records (PAPA TOPO, TRONCO, DIE KATAPULT, AXOLOTES MEXICANOS...). But sometimes, some groups spread so quickly online and on social networks, and their songs and messages have such an impact that when their first songs are officially released they are already really well known. They&rsquo;ve already been applauded by the media and stalked by the most unconditional fans. Such is the case with&nbsp;<strong>Chenta Tsai Tseng</strong>, better known as PUTOCHINOMARIC&Oacute;N. A migrant originally from China, he is an architect, a musician, an activist, and a unique, inimitable character in love with pop culture from recent decades. Interviews in El Pa&iacute;s, La Sexta, El Confidencial, FantasticPlastic, Radio 3&hellip; Concerts where the audience goes crazy and songs that are authentic protest anthems for new generations&hellip; These have been his first steps in the music world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br />Yes, like we are saying, this is his first record label release, but he has thousands of views on YouTube and has already given us so much to talk about&hellip; Some places actually say he is an &ldquo;influencer&rdquo; because of how intense his Instagram activity is. Some people will already be gritting their teeth. That&rsquo;s when PUTOCHINOMARIC&Oacute;N rubs his hands together and sharpens his quill. His thing is to break down preconceptions and along these lines we already know before we start that our words are going to fall short.</p><p>He makes it clear from the first minute, on the song that introduces him and opens this Mini-LP, &ldquo;Puto Chino Maric&oacute;n&rdquo;. In just thirty seconds, he tells us exactly where he is coming from: &ldquo;Puto chino maric&oacute;n / La gente por la calle me llama as&iacute; / No me robes mi trabajo / Vete a tu puto pa&iacute;s&rdquo; (<em>Fucking Chinese fag / That&rsquo;s what the people on the street call me / Don&rsquo;t steal my job / Go back to your fucking country).</em> How many migrant artists born in this country have we seen releasing albums? His answer is devastating: &ldquo;<em>there are barely any migrant artists because immigration policies don&rsquo;t offer equal opportunities&rdquo;.</em><br /><br />On his Instagram it says he sounds like a trapversion of LA CASA AZUL. His thing is live techno-pop, with echoes of synth-pop, J-pop, disco and breakbeat, various brushstrokes of electric and auto-tunes. But what really gets him going is vitriol. Without holding anything back. He lays it out for us in &ldquo;Gente De Mierda&rdquo;, one of his most well-known, and above all, most celebrated songs in his amazing live shows. His performance at the gay pride party was talked about a lot. It turned a celebration of difference into a critique of how part of the gay collective has sold its soul to economic interests. What he calls pink capitalism. He is a spirit that burns on &ldquo;No Quiero Salir&rdquo;.<br /><br />&ldquo;T&uacute; No Eres Activista&rdquo; was already a megahit even before it was released in physical format. It&rsquo;s just another sign of the times. But the urgency in it made this almost a requirement. The song&rsquo;s critique of people who consider themselves to be activists based on liking things from their sofa.</p><p>&ldquo;No puedes parar de pensar / En todo lo que hiciste mal / Y ahora quieres arreglar / Todo con tu falsa moral&rdquo; (<em>You can&rsquo;t stop thinking / About everything you did wrong / And now you want to fix / Everything with your fake morality)</em>.<br /><br />Social critiquing is a constant in his songs. Even &ldquo;Remedio Casero&rdquo;, which could be read on a more personal level, with that mix of melancholy and those evanescent keyboards, is a precious synth-pop exercise that ends up taking on a connotation of protest: &ldquo;Siento que estoy perdiendo el tiempo siento que todo es artificial dame un remedio casero para volver a empezar&rdquo; (<em>I feel like I&rsquo;m wasting my time I feel like everything is artificial give me a home remedy to start again</em>).<br /><br />And there&rsquo;s no need to explain it. There is more than enough bilis. &ldquo;Que llevas <strong>Gosha Rubchinskiy</strong> porque todo est&aacute; out / Que t&uacute; tienes los contactos para el Primavera Sound / Que los huevos que te cuelgan son tan grandes y pesados / Tu puta vida nos da un poco igual&rdquo; (<em>You&rsquo;re wearing <strong>Gosha Rubchinskiy</strong> because everything is out / You&rsquo;ve got the contacts for Primavera Sound / Your balls are so big and heavy / We don&rsquo;t really care about your fucking life</em>). &ldquo;Tu Puta Vida Nos Da (Un Poco) Igual&rdquo; is not to be missed; a collaboration with <strong>Ignacio Redard</strong>, one of the brains behind REDULCE, and the youngest, most prolific electro-pop producer to come out of Chile in recent years.<br /><br />When talking about influences, Chenta references <strong>Guille Milkyway</strong> and HIDROGENESSE, but also makes it clear what has led him to create a character as subversive as PUTOCHINOMARIC&Oacute;N: &ldquo;El test de la Bravo y la Superpop / Nos indican qui&eacute;nes somos con mucha precisi&oacute;n&rdquo; (<em>The tests from Bravo and Superpop / Tell us very precisely who we are)</em>. But when you&rsquo;re in the middle of enjoying the fun, when it seems like you&rsquo;re in the presence of something great, that&rsquo;s when the best part comes: &ldquo;No Tengo Wifi&rdquo;. A reality check in every sense of the words. It seems surreal. It seems like a mocking critique. But it&rsquo;s a slap in the face that leaves the shape of the hand imprinted on your cheek, to an electro-Latin rhythm with stretched voices and a super catchy chorus that, once again, tells it to you straight to your face.</p><p><br /><strong>Chenta</strong>&rsquo;s thing isn&rsquo;t about an attitude; it&rsquo;s much more. You just have to spend a few minutes reading some of his many interviews to see that behind the character there is a person with a clear, concise discourse, not at all banal or superficial, that transcends the punk spirit to give it strength and substance. Someone who, in three lines, can quote <strong>Sylvia Rivera</strong> and <strong>Lotta Volkova</strong>.&nbsp;<br /><br />And, after these eight whip cracks, you are left completely stunned. You don&rsquo;t really know how to react. It&rsquo;s understandable; you&rsquo;ve never heard anything like this. The street sound between layers of ultra-pop melodies and twisted sounds, a burst of freshness that takes you from europop to the shibuya-kei sound. A 500-copy numbered-limited-edition 10&rdquo;. Or a Youtube url. You decide. Anything goes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/hczjFyu4oO8\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p>