Elefant Últimas noticias https://elefant.com Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:08:35 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 ELEFANT: Upcoming Releases [2019]: LE SUPERHOMARD, ATTIC LIGHTS, CRISTINA QUESADA, LOS BONSÁIS https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1010/ELEFANT: Upcoming Releases [2019]: LE SUPERHOMARD, ATTIC LIGHTS, CRISTINA QUESADA, LOS BONSÁIS <p><strong><em>FEBRUARY 2019</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LE SUPERHOMARD</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Meadow Lane Park&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [22-2-2019] &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LOS BONS&Aacute;IS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Hinoki&quot; LP [15-2-2019]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>JANUARY 2019</em></strong> &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ATTIC LIGHTS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [25-1-2019]&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/6/720x410_00004606.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*CRISTINA QUESADA</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Hero&quot; Single 7&quot; [18-1-2019] &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/720x410_00004605.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LOS BONS&Aacute;IS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;&iexcl;No Quiero Salir!&quot; Digital Single [15-1-2019]<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/9/720x410_00004619.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /><br />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LE SUPERHOMARD</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Paper Girl&quot; Single Digital [11-1-2019] &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/720x410_00004625.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p> LE SUPERHOMARD: &quot;Meadow Lane Park&quot; LP/CD https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1013/LE SUPERHOMARD: &quot;Meadow Lane Park&quot; LP/CD <p>&ldquo;Meadow Lane Park&rdquo; is the first full-length album from the French quintet LE SUPERHOMARD, after releasing a few EPs on the Japanese label Rallye and the British label Megadodo, and after the advance Single &ldquo;Springtime&rdquo;, released with Elefant Records. This is an album that, right from the cover and the titles of some of the songs, shows us its bucolic vocation. Just put on the song that opens the album, &ldquo;In The Park&rdquo;, and we can see that the landscapes they show us are injected with acid, flooded with stardust, with lysergic caresses, sweet and tremendously pleasant. We haven&rsquo;t heard anything like this since that &ldquo;The Noise Made By People&rdquo; by BROADCAST.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The thing is, under the play of the synthesizers, under the psychedelic-style muted bases, strings and guitars aimed at lounge, they create an irresistible atmosphere that the album manages in a very special way. We already knew about the danceable roughness of &ldquo;Springtime&rdquo;. &ldquo;Door After Door&rdquo; tells us how strawberry fields would be if they had been discovered today, or how the dreaminess of <strong>Syd Barret</strong> would be. But &ldquo;Paper Girl&rdquo; sets up the first game: with the same elements we find a song that could have been a huge hit by ABBA arranged by <strong>Laetitia Sadier </strong>and <strong>Tim Gane</strong>. &ldquo;Karaoking&rdquo; develops a more classical concept of a song, with a piano presiding and arrangements that remind us somehow of the goldsmithing of another distinguished Frenchman close to Elefant, <strong>Mehdi Zannad</strong>. And the marvelous voice of <strong>Julie Big</strong> taking us toward sonic paradises. &ldquo;Snowflakes&rdquo; takes us back to <strong>Trish Keenan</strong>&rsquo;s band, or even to those marvelous THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Landscapes colored with notes from outer space, or a new test of the power of music: how can a song be capable of painting the marvels of an unknown planet&rsquo;s nature in your head. You don&rsquo;t know where you are, but welcome.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Meadow Lane Park&rdquo; was another advance, with the lyrical strenght of its strings and the kraut rhythm of the powerful mellotrons. &ldquo;Elephant In The Room&rdquo; makes it clear how much of <strong>Burt Bacharach</strong> there is in these songs. Delicious. Majestic. Designed to break hearts without even talking about it. &ldquo;SDVB&rdquo; and &ldquo;Black Diamond&rdquo; put the synthesizers back in the starring role, as well as the arpeggiators, bringing us close to the eighties without betraying the essence of what we have heard so far, and continuing to give us great string arrangements and powerfully evocative details. &ldquo;Refuel&rdquo; dives back into kraut, jazz, astral worlds, submarine journeys. The capacity of the songs to excite our imagination is incredible, especially when it is closed by another instrumental &ldquo;Back To Meadow Lane&rdquo;: overflowing with lyricism, but at the same time visited by martian harmonies. This is all a musical banquet given to use by the band led by <strong>Christophe Vaillant</strong>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>LE SUPERHOMARD have made an important album, a descendent of a sound that almost was orphaned because of how difficult it is to build it: mixing these different elements and successfully waking up infinite worlds in the listener is a task that not everyone is capable of. But finally, the SuperLobsteris here. There is nothing left to fear.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/FIDsLOje_0o\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/JtK0IkrJexI\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> ATTIC LIGHTS: Release their third album &quot;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&quot; https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1012/ATTIC LIGHTS: Release their third album &quot;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&quot; <p><strong>Kev, Colin, Jamie&nbsp;</strong>and <strong>Noel</strong> spend a tremendous amount of time crafting their songs to perfection. With ten years of meticulous pop songcraft behind ATTIC LIGHTS, we now hold in our hands their third album, &ldquo;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&rdquo;. The band prove that even though time passes for everyone else, they maintain the same pop inspiration, killer melodies and heavenly harmonies that have seen them compared to THE LEMONHEADS, TEENAGE FANCLUB and R.E.M. With the rest of the world turning upside down and getting crazier with each passing day, ATTIC LIGHTS still hold tightly to their core values of love and imagination.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Who could argue as you place the needle in the groove and hear those opening notes of &ldquo;Never By Myself&rdquo;? This song was the advance Single for the album and has it&rsquo;s own peculiar story behind it. It was written by <strong>Colin </strong>when he got lost and left behind after a concert in Inverness (Scotland). The band were so tired that night that no one realized <strong>Colin</strong> wasn&rsquo;t in the tour bus and they left for the next city. <strong>Colin</strong>&rsquo;s phone was out of battery and he spent the whole night wandering around the town, ultimately sleeping on a bench by Loch Ness. The next day, he caught a bus to meet up with his band mates in the next town on the tour, and on the way he wrote this marvelous song that captures the spirit of THE HOLLIES and THE KINKS. If it was an unfortunate experience for Colin, he&rsquo;ll be happy to know that it resulted in one of the band&rsquo;s best ever songs. &ldquo;Ruby&rsquo;s Song&rdquo; is the sound of BIG STAR covering the ROLLING STONES at their most elegantly riff-tastic. &ldquo;Come Back To Me&rdquo; takes us back to THE VELVET UNDERGROUND and the delicate, inspired guitar work of <strong>Sterling Morrison </strong>himself. On &ldquo;People Come On&rdquo; the band showcase their ability to work with psychedelic pop. Inspired in equal parts by THE SHINS and THE BEATLES (in the era of &ldquo;Sgt. Pepper&rsquo;s Lonely Hearts Club Band&rdquo;), ATTIC LIGHTS have created an anthem for a new generation. It&rsquo;s a song about the current state of the world, which tries to incite people to think for themselves and fight for a fairer, more honest society. &ldquo;Fables&rdquo; lets shadows into the room for the first time, evoking the wistful spirit of <strong>Elliot Smith</strong> and <strong>Simon &amp; Garfunkel </strong>in a song that seduces the listener with the sheer bareness of the composition.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Louis&rdquo;, (along with &ldquo;Ruby&rsquo;s Song&rdquo;) celebrates the birth of new babies in the heart of a group who are as close as brothers, with a verse that is just as hummable as the chorus. A couple doses of THE LEMONHEADS to fight the pain, a few TEENAGE FANCLUB vitamins, and you get the essence of the best that Scottish pop has to offer &ndash; no kind of malady can stand up to that. A country inspiration shines through on &ldquo;I Found A Girl&rdquo;, where we are reminded of <strong>Gram Parsons</strong> and THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS. You already know what that means - harmonies verging on the heavenly. &ldquo;Palace Of Losers&rdquo; throws out one of the more bitter messages on the album, with another raw, bare bones song with fascinating lyrics and a loping melody. A lesson in how to make sadness beautiful. It&rsquo;s the song <strong>Will Oldham</strong> or <strong>Bill Callahan</strong> wish they had written. &ldquo;Kings Of Whatever&rdquo; nods to the distortion, urgency and self-confidence of the PIXIES. The album closes with &ldquo;Back Rub&rdquo; which shows off a strong American influence again, this time melancholic, maybe more mature, more disarming, more serious, and more solid as a result. Like when <strong>Neil Young</strong> or <strong>Tom Waits</strong> sat down at the piano: you knew something important was about to happen.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In the end, it&rsquo;s about a collection of absolutely solid songs. The kind that seem unassuming, but you can&rsquo;t stop playing them, and soon you can&rsquo;t get them out of your head and they wind up becoming a part of the soundtrack of your life. Because that&rsquo;s the true essence of pop - those melodies that slip into our lives, and take on a value that is beyond estimatation. Like TEENAGE FANCLUB, VELVET CRUSH, THE POSIES, THE BOO RADLEYS, THE THREE O&rsquo;CLOCK and so many more.</p><p><br />That&rsquo;s what we hope happens with these new ATTIC LIGHTS songs, produced by <strong>Johnny Smillie</strong> (BELLE &amp; SEBASTIAN, <strong>Edwyn Collins</strong>) and <strong>Andy Bush</strong> (THE TWILIGHT SAD) and wrapped in a <strong>Gorka Olmo</strong>&#39;s fantastic design, with his magic and luminous illustrations. To a world with fewer sharks! At least out of the water.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> CRISTINA QUESADA: &quot;Hero&quot; 7&quot; advance Single for her second album, ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1011/CRISTINA QUESADA: &quot;Hero&quot; 7&quot; advance Single for her second album, “Think I Heard A Rumour” <p>It has been close to four years since her first album, &ldquo;You&rsquo;re The One&rdquo; and about six since that unforgettable version of &ldquo;Pineapple Princess&rdquo; that got <strong>Cristina Quesada</strong>&rsquo;s career at Elefant Records started, with that 7&rdquo; Single for our &ldquo;New Adventures In Pop&rdquo; collection. But time doesn&rsquo;t pass in vain, and <strong>Cristina</strong> is back, more mature, with something radically different than that ukulele that so identified her. This time, synth-pop, italo-disco, euro-pop and techno-pop are the parameters that guide her new songs, which this time have a collaborator/producer/arranger/composer to die for: nothing more and nothing less than <strong>Joe Moore </strong>himself (THE YEARNING, THE PERFECT KISS, <strong>Lia Pamina</strong>), who is in the process of making the adjective &ldquo;prolific&rdquo; sound insufficient.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>With this, amidst synthesizers, keyboards and eighties drum machines, we have &ldquo;Hero&rdquo;, the first advance Single of her second album &ldquo;Think I Heard A Rumour&rdquo;, and a good simple of the focus of the album &ndash; disco hits from the end of the 80s and beginning of the nineties, with complex harmonic developments and impossible turns that, according to <strong>Moore</strong>, &ldquo;push the choruses even higher&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s an instant classic included among SAINT ETIENNE at their most danceable, the Japanese pop of <strong>Tommy February6</strong>, the earliest recordings of THE SOUND OF ARROWS or PET SHOP BOYS&rsquo; poppiest songs. The A side of the Single also includes a version of &ldquo;Mona Lisa&rdquo; by LIO, proof of the protagonists of this release&rsquo;s love of French sounds, and an absolutely exquisite setting for an unforgettable song.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Think I Heard A Rumour&rdquo;, the song that opens the B side and will also be included on her new album, is pure techno-pop with clear echoes of NEW ORDER, with surprising changes and turns but at the same time a heavenly chorus. This is a song that we can perfectly imagine giving flavor to the most glamorous and dreamiest summer nights on the dance floors of the whole Mediterranean area. The intention was to write perfect pop songs and <strong>Joe Moore </strong>always achieves this. And if there were any doubts, <strong>Cristina </strong>and <strong>Joe </strong>close with another song that is exclusive for this Single, &ldquo;Into You&rdquo;, with the same parameters we mentioned before: galloping bpms, martial basses somewhere between DESIRELESS and BANANARAMA, choruses as catchy as ABBA&rsquo;s, italo-disco influences and the soles of shoes on fire. Another hit for this Single that will be released as a Digital Single and on a 500-copy numbered limited-edition 7&rdquo; forest green vinyl.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And yes, it&rsquo;s amazing&hellip; We have a new divine alliance to add to Mr.<strong>Moore</strong>&rsquo;s list. And we are so happy and proud to do so. And this is just a taste of how incredible <strong>Cristina Quesada</strong>&rsquo;s second album is going to be. The album will be released this coming April, and it will be full of surprises. In addition to the songs <strong>Joe </strong>composed especially for this album, we will also find a previously unreleased song by <strong>Ibon Errazkin </strong>and <strong>Teresa Iturrioz</strong> which we have rescued for the occasion. We also have some versions in French, Swedish and Portuguese, a duet with <strong>Andreas </strong>(ALPACA SPORTS) and an exclusive song that <strong>Ana </strong>from LA BIEN QUERIDA wrote for <strong>Cristina</strong>.</p> LOS BONSÁIS: &quot;¡No Quiero Salir!&quot; Digital Single https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1015/LOS BONSÁIS: &quot;¡No Quiero Salir!&quot; Digital Single <p>We couldn&rsquo;t be more excited to have news about LOS BONS&Aacute;IS and to hear their new songs. <strong>Helena</strong> and <strong>Nel</strong> gave us almost four years&rsquo; worth of silence after reaching such a huge impact with their Singles and Mini-LP&rsquo;s, even beyond our borders, in the United States and Japan. It has been four years since their last collection of their own songs and three years since that 7&rdquo; of covers of four of their favorite bands: TV PERSONALITIES, THE VASELINES, BLACK TAMBOURINE and THE PASTELS. But now they are back with that same freshness and with those same delicious and immediate melodies. The bass comes in first, the drums come trotting in a moment later, the guitar lets out a few arpeggios and then the chorus comes and everything falls marvelously into place. &ldquo;&iexcl;No Quiero Salir!&rdquo; is a hymn to laziness made with astonishing sweetness. The video that illustrates it is good proof of that: books, comics, dresses and a sense of humor, in a garden full of flowers. Attitude, it&rsquo;s called. We cannot wait to be able to share &ldquo;Hinoki&rdquo;, their first LP, with you. We are so close to getting our hands on the album, and on it they don&rsquo;t hide, more than ever, their passion for AVENTURAS DE KIRLIAN and LE MANS.</p> LE SUPERHOMARD: &quot;Paper Girl&quot; Digital Single https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1014/LE SUPERHOMARD: &quot;Paper Girl&quot; Digital Single <p>While we are patiently waiting for the release of the debut of album (&ldquo;Meadow Lane Park&rdquo;) by the French group LE SUPERHOMARD on Elefant Records, and after that lysergic kraut-pop attraction that was their first advance Single &ndash; the 7&rdquo;, pink vinyl, &ldquo;Springtime EP&rdquo; &ndash; we are advancing you another little appetizer for the album. &ldquo;Paper Girl&rdquo; offers us the poppiest and most immediate side of a group that is capable of bringing together the melodic effectiveness of ABBA, the rhythmic martial tones of STEREOLAB and the cosmic vision of BROADCAST, all in the same song. The sonic fantasy they unleash in their compositions is shown off well in this song, and also in the video that goes with it. We are amazed at the overwhelming imagination represented in images that this video gives us &ndash; a digital cut/paste with surprising results that even goes beyond the amazing work <strong>Pooley</strong> (Woom Studio) did in the video for &ldquo;Springtime&rdquo;, which was marvelous. And for the exclusive B side of this Digital Single, we have a remix by CUCUMBER (musical project from the multifaceted<strong>&nbsp;Pooley</strong>) who share LE SUPERHOMARD&rsquo;sdevotion to all things vintage, and to organic and hallucinogenic sounds from the 60s and the 70s. The result is the other side of the same coin: more martial and hypnotic, maintaining its accessible spirit, playing with other cards from a similar deck, which in this case take &ldquo;Paper Girl&rdquo; to a spacey, elegant pop that is highly evocative.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/FIDsLOje_0o\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> ELEFANT: Releases [2018] https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/956/ELEFANT: Releases [2018] <p><em><strong>NOVEMBER 2018&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>*<strong>TRONCO</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Tralar&aacute;&quot; LP + Comic [30-11-2018] &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/9/720x410_00004549.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*LE SUPERHOMARD</strong>&nbsp;&quot;SpringTime EP&quot; Single 7&quot; [23-11-2018] &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/3/720x410_00004553.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;<strong>*GIORGIO TUMA</strong>&nbsp;&quot;My Vocalese Fun Fair&quot; LP [16-11-2018]<br /><strong><em>Elefant Records 25th Anniversary Collection&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/7/720x410_00001117.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 135px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*FUGU</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Pardon My French (Singles 1996-1998)&quot; Mini-LP 10&quot; [16-11-2018</p><p><strong><em>Elefant Records 25th Anniversary Collection<br />&nbsp;</em></strong> &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong><em><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/720x410_00004585.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*FITNESS FOREVER</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Personal Train&quot; LP [16-11-2018]<br /><strong><em>Elefant Records 25th Anniversary Collection&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/720x410_00001118.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></em></strong> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*CARI&Ntilde;O</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Movidas&quot; Mini LP 10&quot; [9-11-2018]<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/7/720x410_00004547.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*THE LAST DETAIL</strong>&nbsp;&quot;The Last Detail&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [2-11-2018] &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/3/720x410_00004543.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>OCTOBER 2018&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ATTIC LIGHT</strong>S &quot;Never By Myself&quot; Single Digital [26-10-2018]&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/720x410_00004504.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*NELEONARD&nbsp;</strong>&quot;Un Lugar Imaginado&quot;&nbsp; LP/CD [19-10-2018]<span style=\"white-space: pre;\"> </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004502.jpg\" style=\"white-space: pre; width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*ALPACA SPORTS</strong>&nbsp;&quot;I&#39;ll Do Anything You Want&quot; Single Digital [16-10-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/6/720x410_00004506.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*NOS MIRAN</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Contigo&quot; Single Digital [11-10-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/720x410_00004500.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</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><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/2/720x410_00004342.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*CARI&Ntilde;O</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Llorando En La Limo&quot; [C.Tangana Cover] Single Digital [4-10-2018]&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/disco/0/260x260_thumb_00015750.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>SEPTEMBER</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>*TRONCO</strong>&nbsp;&quot;Animales&quot; Single Digital [28-9-2018]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/disco/3/260x260_thumb_00015743.jpg\" style=\"width: 150px; height: 150px;\" /></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> TRONCO: &quot;Tralará&quot; [LP + Cómic] https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1009/TRONCO: &quot;Tralará&quot; [LP + Cómic] <p>Immediately after listening to &ldquo;Tralar&aacute;&rdquo;, the first thought that comes to mind is that TRONCO is a like a group from a story. And now you&rsquo;ll answer that with this kind of title the play on words is too easy. No. We hope nobody stops at the simplest reading. Not even because <strong>Conxita</strong>is an illustrator and has created such a special packaging for this album, comic included. No. Their songs are a journey to fantasia, with that mix of imagination and ingenuity, unpredictability and craziness, with just the right amount of irreverence and a certain punk spirit. Something like a Spanish YOUNG MARBEL GIANTS. Folk, pop, bedroom techno-pop, psychedelia, and, we already said it, punk. Yeah, you guessed it. They are unclassifiable. But for real.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Their first album already made it clear that their thing was breaking away, a sense of humor, feelings made out of scratches. &ldquo;Tralar&aacute;&rdquo; maintains its dose of freshness, but grows significantly in musical terms. The musical diversity, very special arrangements and a long list of collaborators, including, obviously, <strong>Eloy Bernal</strong> (NELEONARD, G&Uacute;DAR) who recorded and produced the album, <strong>Anna Fredriksson</strong> (DIE KATAPULT), <strong>Laura Antol&iacute;n</strong> (DOBLE PLETINA, G&Uacute;DAR), <strong>Elisa Bernal</strong> (HIBERNALES), <strong>Javi G. Ler&iacute;n</strong>,<strong>Marc Ribera</strong> (DOBLE PLETINA) and <strong>Alberto Rodr&iacute;guez</strong> (G&Uacute;DAR, TIRANA).<br /><br />The thing is that these 15 new songs written by <strong>Conxita</strong> and <strong>Ferm&iacute; Herrero</strong> make a sense of urgency clear. Their urgency. Our own. The urgency to refresh our ears. To break the uniformity. To let the sense of humor flood an ambiance that is suffering from it in excess. Can we talk about irreverence? Read the lyrics to &ldquo;El Invento&rdquo;. And <strong>Marc Ribera</strong>&rsquo;s saws take care of the rest. Do you understand what we&rsquo;re talking about now? The freshness of <strong>Dent May</strong>, the pleasant cynicism of SINGLE, the musical fantasia of <strong>F.M. Cornog </strong>(EAST RIVER PIPE). This all gives shape to a unique musical option in the national panorama. &ldquo;La Procrastinadora&rdquo; is one of those examples &ndash; a crazy mix of ingredients that sometimes reach the highest levels of brilliance, and other times gets swept away but the most fun feeling of alienation. Raise your hand if you didn&rsquo;t smile and sigh after listening to &ldquo;La La Land&rdquo; or &ldquo;La Chaqueta Azul&rdquo;. And if you don&rsquo;t feel like they are on a disturbing journey to their own childhood with songs like &ldquo;La Jungla&rdquo;, &ldquo;La Gran Barrera De Coral&rdquo; and &ldquo;Animales&rdquo;. And if you don&rsquo;t have the feeling of irrevocably loving these two after listening to this album.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s who they are. There is such an extreme lack of prejudice on this album, and so much imagination, that in the end we all want to live life like they do. To see it through their eyes. Because deep down, behind all that craziness, we see ourselves. We identify. That&rsquo;s why we want to be with them all the time, and let ourselves be absorbed by their world. You have a chance. Tralar&aacute;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/9/00004579.jpg\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 432px;\" /></p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/00004580.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p> LE SUPERHOMARD “Springtime EP” Single 7” https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1008/LE SUPERHOMARD “Springtime EP” Single 7” <p>We are very proud to be able to announce a new group signed to Elefant Records. LE SUPERHOMARD are a french quintent led by <strong>Christophe Vaillant</strong>, a musician with a history of mod-styled formations, like the band THE STRAWBERRY SMELL and PONY TAYLOR, and who in 2015 began a solitary project that his brother <strong>Olivier</strong> later joined and which has continued taking shape to become what it is today (<strong>Christophe Vaillant</strong>,<strong>Julie Big</strong>,<strong>Benoit Pithon</strong>,<strong>Laurent Elfassy </strong>and<strong>Thomas Rivello</strong>), named in honor of a scene from the movie &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s Not Get Angry&rdquo; by <strong>Georges Lautner</strong>. Throughout 2017 and 2018 they released a few EPs for the Japanese label Rallye Records and the British label Megadodo. Their music has been played on the BBC by <strong>Gideon Coe</strong>, <strong>Amy Lam&eacute;</strong> or <strong>Stuart Maconie</strong> with some very nice columns in the press. At Elefant, we are excited to give you an advance of the imminent arrival of an LP coming at the beginning of 2019, with this Single that will be the perfect appetizer and introduction to the group.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Springtime EP&rdquo; includes two songs from the album and two previously unreleased songs, on a 500-copy numbered-limited-edition pink 7&rdquo; vinyl. &ldquo;Springtime&rdquo;, one of the songs from the album, opens the Single: it&rsquo;s martial, spacey synth-pop, between <strong>&Eacute;tienne Daho</strong>and THE HUMAN LEAGUE, with <strong>Julie Big</strong>&rsquo;s precious voice. But don&rsquo;t be fooled - &ldquo;Springtime&rdquo; is a great single that showcases the band&rsquo;s abilities and their great use of synthesizers, but it is immediately followed by the instrumental &ldquo;Overflight&rdquo; that aims for the musical principles that &ldquo;Meadow Lane Park&rdquo; (the other song from the album) confirms on the B-side: a pop-funk base with echoes of STEREOLAB, resonances of electronic pop, of synth-pop and soft-pop, orchestral arrangements with a lounge spirit, with the level of inspiration of AIR, THE GENTLE PEOPLE, GIORGIO TUMA, THE HIGH LLAMAS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, <strong>Esquivel</strong>, KOMEDA, <strong>Barbara Moore</strong>,<strong>Jean-Jacques Perrey, </strong>MODULARand SAINT ETIENNE. The formula is evocative, elegant, with contained emotions and psychedelia... And if we were talking about STEREOLAB, certainly <strong>Laetitia Sadier</strong> would have loved to have written a song as fantastic as &ldquo;Under A Charm&rdquo;, the other previously unreleased song included on this advance Single: analog buffers, between spacey melodies that evoke BROADCAST and delicious strings from a classicist spirit. It&rsquo;s a winning combination; unheard of but infallible.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s an advance that gives us a heads up about a group with something marvelous to offer, something that is very uncommon in the regular scene, but that alternates melodic ability with powerful arrangements, lysergic evocation with stellar journeys. Can anyone resist an offer like that?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/00004581.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p><iframe allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/JtK0IkrJexI\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> FITNESS FOREVER “Personal Train (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1003/FITNESS FOREVER “Personal Train (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” <p>Sometimes, looking back can bring us a tremendous surprise. Time passes and plays with our memory. If we think about the more recent releases from the Italian group FITNESS FOREVER &ndash; super danceable albums like &ldquo;Cosmos&rdquo; and &ldquo;Tonight&rdquo;, marvelous hits like &ldquo;Canadian Ranger&rdquo;, &ldquo;Tonight&rdquo; and &ldquo;Lui&rdquo; &ndash; and suddenly we start to sift through the memories, we are suddenly hit with the freshness and immediacy of that debut called &ldquo;Personal Train&rdquo; that won us over so completely back in 2009, with its fresh, sunny, Mediterranean airs, far from the nocturnal, urban spirit of some of their more recent songs.</p><p><br />That&rsquo;s why, among other reasons, we wanted to bring back such an incredible album as a part of our collection of reissues in honor of Elefant Records&rsquo; 25th anniversary. To be able to enjoy again the perfect pop bull&rsquo;s eyes that &ldquo;Probabilmente&rdquo;, &ldquo;Bacharach&rdquo; and &ldquo;L&rsquo;anarchica Pugliese&rdquo; are, because &ldquo;Vacanze A Settembre&rdquo; breathes Italy with a vitality that raises even the lowest spirits, because &ldquo;Je Je Jeox&rdquo; and &ldquo;Quando Ho Tempo&rdquo; make clear all the marvelous lounge music albums <strong>Carlos Valderrama</strong>&rsquo;s crew could have made, because &ldquo;Se Come Te&rdquo; gave us a peak at what path the group was going to take (ah, how clearly we can see things with hindsight), and for a million reasons more, many of which are tied to scenes of your lives that these songs are part of the soundtrack of. We can think of so many.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What&rsquo;s more, this is the perfect opportunity to recover the two songs that were included in the now out of print &ldquo;Mondo Fitness EP&rdquo;. Both the title track and the &ldquo;Diego Mon Amour&rdquo; are further proof of the group&rsquo;s nose for pop music, on the one hand, and, on the other, the melodic richness and elegance of the arrangements that FITNESS FOREVER are capable of laying out, which have undoubtedly been an important nuance in the concept of disco music that they developed on subsequent albums.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>So, we&rsquo;ve got an album plus two extra tracks, released on a precious transparent red vinyl, in a 300-copy numbered, limited edition. What a delight.<br />&nbsp;</p> GIORGIO TUMA “My Vocalese Fun Fair (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1004/GIORGIO TUMA “My Vocalese Fun Fair (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” <p>We are really enjoying this process of looking back and recovering some of the albums that we have released at Elefant during our first 25 years as an independent label. <strong>Giorgio Tuma</strong> has been one of those artists that we have handled with special care. His music, so far from the stereotypes of the latest music trends, hides a true genius who is inspired, evocative, and has a psychedelic, melancholic, elegant pop spirit. A musical goldsmith.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>That&rsquo;s why we are so happy to be able to re-release, for the first time on vinyl, his first album with Elefant (second in his discography), &ldquo;My Vocalese Fun Fair&rdquo;. It is a delicious album, exquisitely arranged, where the psychedelia, the lounge music and the Brazilian samba all join hands to make up a banquet of an album. It&rsquo;s because of all of those influences, that let us catch a glimpse of other small ingredients that make the final result richer, like the soul on &ldquo;Coney Island Memories&rdquo;, the funk-pop on &ldquo;Marsico&rdquo;, the baroque folk of &ldquo;Musical Express&rdquo; or the northern soul of &ldquo;Saltamontes&rdquo;. That is the definition of banquet that <strong>Giorgio Tuma</strong> proposed on that album: dishes full of all the ingredients imaginable, mixed with elegance, color, sometimes exoticism, sophistication, sometimes seriousness, but always achieving excellent results. Like &ldquo;&hellip;And Three Parasol Stars&rdquo;, &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s Make The Stevens Cake!!!&rdquo;, &ldquo;Astroland By Bus&rdquo;&hellip; &nbsp;And ultimately that feeling of melancholy that stays with you after such a feast &ndash; sweet, sad, unrepeatable, unforgettable&hellip;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This electric blue vinyl will be released as a 300-copy, numbered, limited edition and it will have two extra songs for the digital version that were not included on the original LP (which will also be available for download as MP3 included with the vinyl). &ldquo;Flying Bicycles To Reykjavik&rdquo; is pop, jazz and soul, one of the most agile songs that forms a part of this fantastic collection of songs. &ldquo;Innocent Thoughts Fluorescent Words&rdquo; is a silent but luminous goodbye. Petit fours? There are no small dishes when we are talking about <strong>Giorgio Tuma</strong>&rsquo;s banquets. Every last detail counts, used completely, enjoyed to the last drop. It&rsquo;s a way of living made into sound.</p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> FUGU “Pardon My French (Singles 1996-1998) (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1005/FUGU “Pardon My French (Singles 1996-1998) (25th Elefant Anniversary Reissue)” <p>One of the most sought-after Singles from Elefant Records was that one that <strong>Mehdi Zannad </strong>released in 1998. <strong>Bob Stanley</strong> (SAINT ETIENNE) named it Single of the year, after a Split Single with STEREOLAB and before a Split with SAINT ETIENNE themselves. This release helped place FUGU among the names of reference for lovers of cult pop, and veteran collectors.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Because of all of this, and because of the recent appearance of his marvelous album as THE LAST DETAIL with <strong>Erin Moran</strong> of A GIRL CALLED EDDY, we wanted one of the last releases that we included in our collection of reissues in honor of Elefant Records&rsquo; 25th anniversary to be this Single, which we are releasing with all kinds of incredible extras. And, the Single has become a Mini-LP with 12 songs including, in addition to the ones that were originally on the famous Single (&ldquo;F31&rdquo;, &ldquo;Interlude 3&rdquo; and &ldquo;F1&rdquo;), &nbsp;we are adding the ones that were on the Split Single with STEREOLAB (&ldquo;F30&rdquo; and &ldquo;F24 (Instrumental)&rdquo;), named one of the 50 best Singles that year by Les Inrockuptibles, as well as the songs from the EP he released on Semantic in 1996: &ldquo;F24 (Dipodomys)&rdquo;, &ldquo;F4 (Coypou)&rdquo;, &ldquo;F15 (Alactaga Sauteur)&rdquo;, &ldquo;Interlude 1&rdquo;, &ldquo;Interlude 2&rdquo;, &ldquo;F22 (G&eacute;orhyque De Zech)&rdquo; and &ldquo;F26 (Ant&eacute;chinomys)&rdquo;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s a delicious journey through sixties sounds, psychedelic folk, precious arrangements, celestial harmonies, GORKY&rsquo;S ZYGOTIC MYNCI, the most elegant strings, LEFT BANKE&hellip; It&rsquo;s an absolute gem, and object of desire for the most serious collectors and lovers of camera pop. 10&rdquo; white vinyl, limited and numbered, 300 copies.</p> NEW RERELEASES FOR THE ELEFANT RECORDS 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1006/NEW RERELEASES FOR THE ELEFANT RECORDS 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION <p>We are almost finished with the series of re-releases we have been putting out for many months now, in honor of our 25th anniversary in 2014. The series has included such distinguished names as FAMILY, LE MANS, LA CASA AZUL, CAMERA OBSCURA, NIZA, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, THE SCHOOL, JUNIPER MOON, LOS FLECHAZOS, COOPER and LA BIEN QUERIDA, among others. To almost bring things to a close, we are simultaneously releasing a series of exquisite rereleases.</p><p><br />To start with, we are going to release that FUGU Single again that we originally released in 1998, and it is especially relevant because <strong>Mehdi Zannad</strong> has just released a marvelous album on Elefant in collaboration with <strong>Erin Moran</strong> (A GIRL CALLED EDDY) under the name THE LAST DETAIL. This Single has been a collector&rsquo;s item for a long time now, and we are releasing it this time as a 300-copy numbered-limited-edition white 10&rdquo; vinyl, and it will include the songs that were on the Split that FUGU released in 1997 with STEREOLAB as well as their first EP from 1996. There are 12 songs rereleased for the occasion. It&rsquo;s wonderful.</p><p><br />What&rsquo;s more, the first album, now out of print, from the Italians, FITNESS FOREVER, will also be re-released &ndash; where we will remember their orchestral pop and Mediterranean airs &ndash; on a transparent red vinyl, 300-copy numbered-limited-edition, which will also include the two songs that appeared on that also out of print &ldquo;Mondo Fitness EP&rdquo;.</p><p><br />Another of the simultaneous re-releases will be the second album (and the first on Elefant) of another distinguished Italian, <strong>Giorgio Tuma</strong>, and his &ldquo;My Vocalese Fun Fair&rdquo;. It is a treaty on elegant pop, full of psychedelia, samba and soul, with magnificent arrangements, which will be released for the first time on vinyl. It will be an electric blue vinyl, and will also be a 300-copy numbered-limited-edition that will include two extra songs in the digital release and for download, which were not previously included on the album.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Finally, we are releasing an extremely limited edition of t-shirts and buttons with the design that <strong>Xabi Zirikian</strong>, of <strong>Loreak Mendian</strong>, made for the first Elefant Records t-shirt. The old logo that was the label&rsquo;s image for a really long time is coming back to life as a yellow t-shirt and an orange t-shirt, and the same for the buttons.<br />&nbsp;<br />We only have one release left to complete this collection of 25 re-releases for our 25th anniversary. We are telling you now it will be the compilation &ldquo;Hong Kong&rdquo; which should have been included in the trilogy of compilations dedicated to cities, but which was never released. And in honor of this collection we have done something very special with the preparation. You&rsquo;ll see!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/6/00004556.jpg\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 294px;\" /><br class=\"Apple-interchange-newline\" />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/5/00004555.jpg\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 294px;\" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/00004554.jpg\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 294px;\" /></p> CARIÑO: &quot;Movidas&quot; Mini-LP https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1002/CARIÑO: &quot;Movidas&quot; Mini-LP <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); line-height: 14px;\"><strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">NEW ADVENTURES IN POP 044</strong></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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\">This is what they call love at first sight. The instant we heard the two songs that made up what in the end was the introductory Single by this trio from Madrid, we knew right away that a fruitful relationship was just beginning and that we were going to be totally won over by their songs. And they haven&rsquo;t taken long at all to give us new fruit. &ldquo;Movidas&rdquo; is a numbered, (500 copy) numbered-limited-edition, pink-vinyl 10&rdquo; Mini-LP that, obviously, is being included on our &ldquo;New Adventures In Pop&rdquo; collection, dedicated to pop music&rsquo;s new names and emerging groups. CARI&Ntilde;O are freshness, ease, and unstoppablefun. Somewhere between LOS ROMEOS and HELEN LOVE, between PAPA TOPO at their most punk and AEROL&Iacute;NEAS FEDERALES. It&rsquo;s impossible to hold back your smile.</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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\">Because their songs overflow with cynicism, with craziness, with the unexpected flourish, but at the same time with naturalness, with awakening, with the most innocent feelings. That&rsquo;s why, after hearing<strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">Mar&iacute;a</strong>,&nbsp;<strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">Paola</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">Alicia</strong>&rsquo;s songs, you have the feeling that what lies beneath is an instantaneous, urgent and immediate need to shout out the love they feel in a way that no one else has ever done before: simply and straightforwardly, with its whole brutal spirit and hazy feelings, with all its sweetness and bitterness. The pristine, adolescent honesty of &ldquo;Canci&oacute;n De Pop De Amor&rdquo;; the sharply hilarious irony of &ldquo;Bisexual&rdquo;; the disproportionate innocence of &ldquo;Todos Los D&iacute;as&rdquo;; the anger full of amazing rhymes of &ldquo;Su Portal&rdquo;; the uncontained vitriol and the punk spirit of &ldquo;Mierda Seca&rdquo;; the enchanting frivolousness of &ldquo;Momento Inadecuado&rdquo;; the impossible and terribly fun occurrence of &ldquo;Souvenirs&rdquo;; the wicked-tongued existential emptiness of &ldquo;Nada Sigue Igual&rdquo;.</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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\">With this new release, in record time, CARI&Ntilde;O has managed to perfect what they do, maintaining their immediacy intact. And like&nbsp;<strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">George Martin</strong>, the fifth Beatle, we have&nbsp;<strong style=\"margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;\">Mart&iacute;n Spangle</strong>&nbsp;in the shadows, as the fourth member of CARI&Ntilde;O, essential for everything to take shape, putting those melodies in perfect order, recording, mixing and producing with all his love.</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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\">This is an album that sometimes inevitably moves us to the eighties, but they are so contemporary and modern, with those always excellent melodies, that break down even the most pleasant and innocent emotions. CARI&Ntilde;O are LOVE.<br />&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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\"><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/08UIbPWP0Ag\" width=\"607\"></iframe></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); line-height: 14px;\">&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); line-height: 14px;\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/0/00004560.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p> THE LAST DETAIL: &quot;The Last Detail&quot; LP/CD Mehdi Zannad FUGU with Erin Moran (A ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1001/THE LAST DETAIL: &quot;The Last Detail&quot; LP/CD Mehdi Zannad FUGU with Erin Moran (A GIRL CALLED EDDY) <p>We can&rsquo;t contain our excitement. That&nbsp;<strong>Harvey Williams</strong>&nbsp;(ANOTHER SUNNY DAY, BLUEBOY, THE FIELD MICE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS) wanted to contribute to the press release about THE LAST DETAIL&rsquo;s debut album (the name of the band comes from the 1973 movie starring&nbsp;<strong>Jack Nicholson</strong>) already says a lot about how special this group and this album are:&nbsp;</p><p><br /><br /><em>&ldquo;So how should one react when one&rsquo;s two favourite contemporary singer-songwriters decide to record an album together?&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi Zannad</strong>&nbsp;has a peerless collection of long-players &amp; one-off 45&rsquo;s behind him, under both his own name and as FUGU, while&nbsp;<strong>Erin Moran</strong>&nbsp;(A GIRL CALLED EDDY) released one of this century&rsquo;s great lost albums back in 2004. The stakes were high, as were my expectations. Thankfully THE LAST DETAIL doesn&rsquo;t disappoint. Breezy yet reflective. Melancholic but never maudlin, and always resolutely upbeat.&nbsp;</em></p><p><br /><br /><em>While there are occasional signals indicating the artists&rsquo; individual creative pasts, the album has a personality all its own, as all great collaborations do (<strong>Nancy </strong>&amp;<strong>Lee</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Gainsbourg </strong>&amp;<strong>Birkin</strong>, PET SHOP BOYS &amp;&nbsp;<strong>Dusty Springfield</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Sandie Shaw</strong>&nbsp;&amp; THE SMITHS...). Of course, there are nods to pop&rsquo;s rich tapestry echoing through the record; such references are inevitable for a duo so knowledgeable and passionate about music. But the songs are far too emotional and honest to be dismissed as mere postmodernism; they live and breathe. And while it&rsquo;s difficult to pick out highlights, I have to single out &ldquo;Places&rdquo; as particularly tremendous; lyrically a fond remembrance of times past set to a soaring, joyous melody with umpteen hooks: you think you&rsquo;re hearing the chorus, then the song moves on to the real chorus. And then it does the same trick again. Magnificent&rdquo;.</em><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><br /><br />So, here we are.&nbsp;<strong>Erin Moran</strong>&nbsp;(A GIRL CALLED EDDY) and&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi Zannad</strong>&nbsp;(FUGU) have made an album together, which is going to be released on Elefant Records.&nbsp;<br />The collaboration began to take shape when&nbsp;<strong>Zannad</strong>&nbsp;fell in love with&nbsp;<strong>Erin</strong>&rsquo;s exquisite voice on her debut album &ldquo;A Girl Called Eddy&rdquo; - produced with&nbsp;<strong>Richard Hawley</strong>&nbsp;and critically acclaimed in the press from Uncut to Mojo to Rolling Stone and The New York Times, while&nbsp;<strong>Erin</strong>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p><p><br /><br /><strong>Erin Moran</strong>&nbsp;was born in the same hospital as&nbsp;<strong>Frank Sinatra</strong>&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong>Burt Bacharach</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Gilbert O&rsquo;Sullivan</strong>, and artists as diverse as&nbsp;<strong>Robert Smith</strong>&nbsp;of THE CURE, to&nbsp;<strong>Tracey Thorn</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jane Birkin</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Nina Persson</strong>. She can be heard singing on records by&nbsp;<strong>Ron Sexsmith</strong>, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and many more, but interestingly (as&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;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;, and which includes the participation of among others,&nbsp;<strong>Harvey Williams&nbsp;</strong>himself). Synchronicity all around then.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>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&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Zannad</strong>.</p><p><br /><strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong>Serge Bozon</strong>&nbsp;in 2007, arranged for&nbsp;<strong>Barbara Carlotti</strong>&nbsp;and TAHITI 80, produced APRIL MARCH, as well as releasing a delicious single on Elefant Records in 1998 (which we will be specifically re-releasing in a very special limited edition).</p><p><br /><strong>Erin&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong>Zannad</strong>&nbsp;recorded his second full length, &ldquo;As Found&rdquo;).&nbsp;<strong>Erin</strong>&nbsp;wrote choruses that&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;<br />Sessions were booked, orchestra&rsquo;s were contracted! and the record started to take shape with the help of various members of&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&rsquo;s core band of FUGU, as well as members of TAME IMPALA, SYD MATTERS and TAHITI 80.<br /><br />And so finally, we have the prodigious result in our hands. On this album you can hear the work of songwriters who are tremendously in love with music. With deep respect and inspiration, care and affection. Spinning in their heads, always, the greats...<strong>&nbsp;Jimmy Webb</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Paul McCartney</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Eric Carmen</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Carole King&nbsp;</strong>and<strong>&nbsp;Paddy McAloon</strong>. This is a perfect, stand-out collection of songs on which both authors take turns with the vocals. The album begins with &ldquo;Softly (Part 1)&rdquo; as a playful, catchy opening &hellip; &ldquo;Fun Fair&rdquo; breathes a certain air of classic romance, with the piano progression and that final development of&nbsp;<em>sabadabadas</em>&nbsp;that is evocative of&nbsp;<strong>Fran&ccedil;oise Hardy</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Claudine Longet</strong>. Enthralling. &ldquo;You&rsquo;re Not Mine&rdquo; has something of the soberness and strength of&nbsp;<strong>Laura Nyro</strong>, of the melodic elegance of&nbsp;<strong>Evie Sands</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Linda Perhacs</strong>, of the inspiration of&nbsp;<strong>Joni Mitchell&nbsp;</strong>and the mysticism of&nbsp;<strong>Judee Sill</strong>. It&rsquo;s in the lines of these songs, which abound with the folk-pop of the sixties and seventies, where the album tries to find its place among the classics. That BEACH BOYS touch is present in a lot of harmonies, like &ldquo;Trust Your Buddy&rdquo;, now with&nbsp;<strong>Mehdi</strong>&nbsp;singing, but the production work brings them closer at times to the BEE GEES at their folk-iest. Aren&rsquo;t you inevitably transported just listening to that guitar solo? Because, it&rsquo;s time to confess, I don&rsquo;t know if you&rsquo;ve ever had the feeling of listening to a classic the very first time you hear a new song. That is what happened for us with &ldquo;Take My Hand&rdquo;, the absolute conviction that this song, with its majestic string arrangements, turns its references into travel companions. LOVE<strong>, John Denver</strong>, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, THE MILLENNIUM, THE LEFT BANKE&hellip; &ldquo;Fairweather Friend&rdquo; brings&nbsp;<strong>Erin</strong>&nbsp;back to lead vocals for a song that once again evokes a folk vibe of the early 70&rsquo;s on a song she says she wrote &lsquo;while staring at the cover of&nbsp;<strong>McCartneys</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Ram&rdquo; for far too long&rsquo;.</p><p><br /><br />The energy levels are off the charts with the incredible &ldquo;Lazy&rdquo;. The classical piano introduction, followed by a prodigious soul push, then breathtaking wind instruments and a chorus that makes you want to sing it with your arms reaching into the air, as if you were trying to touch the sky with&nbsp;<strong>Erin</strong>&nbsp;sounding like a latter-day&nbsp;<strong>Jackie DeShannon</strong>&hellip; &ldquo;Talk To Me&rdquo; takes an important stylistic leap, with production more marked by the 80&rsquo;s and neon lights and Casio&rsquo;s. The melody of the verses is exquisite and the chorus is downright immortal. But the thing is, if we try to read between the lines in the lyrics, could it be that this song is talking about the musical relationship between our two composers? Pure magic. And finally, it&rsquo;s a show of the love of music and the unquestionable capacity of these two songwriters to build eternal songs, without worrying about what decade to turn to.</p><p><br />&ldquo;Die Cast&rdquo; is one of those songs that is so small, on such a big album, that it winds up becoming one of your favorites. It&rsquo;s delicate and fragile, somewhere between a&nbsp;habanera&nbsp;and a border sound, cinematic, powerful in its smallness. &ldquo;Tears&rdquo; is more rock, closer to the BEATLES at their most energetic. Solid and evocative at the same time. And once again, that guitar solo with fuzz that takes us to the times when rock moved minds. To talk about &ldquo;Places&rdquo; after&nbsp;<strong>Harvey Williams</strong>&rsquo;&nbsp;words seems audacious. We just want to say that we totally agree. It&rsquo;s a huge song, the purity of&nbsp;<strong>Brian Wilson</strong>, the sweetness of AMERICAN SPRING and the grandeur of&nbsp;<strong>Roger Nichols</strong>. &ldquo;Softly (Part 2)&rdquo; falls back into the melodic line that opens the album, but it gives it a tremendously fun fifties touch, with echoes of surf and garage, and makes it instrumental. To close the album, &ldquo;Photographs&rdquo; gives a melancholic touch, between clavichords and acoustic guitars -like the inevitable romanticism that also opened &ldquo;Fun Fair&rdquo;.</p><p><br /><br />This is most definitely a special album, but beyond the names that have shaped it, it is special because it holds a group of inimitable songs that sometimes feels hard to believe were written in 2018. Inspiration, sonic artistry, respect and musical elegance. As if there were a secret rule: to remember every last detail. Even down to the album presentation, with fantastic design by the esteemed&nbsp;<strong>Julian House</strong>&nbsp;(of the &ldquo;Intro&rdquo; collective) who&rsquo;s designed covers for STEREOLAB, CAN, PRIMAL SCREAM, BROADCAST, and many others. Everything in place.</p><p><br /><br />They say, &ldquo;God is in the details&rdquo;. May we present to you, THE LAST DETAIL.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/4/00004544.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/IAaabyVyahg\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> GIORGIO TUMA: Video-clip for &quot;Foxes Don’t Lie&quot; https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1007/GIORGIO TUMA: Video-clip for &quot;Foxes Don’t Lie&quot; <p>Such is the magic of music that sometimes it is capable of changing the meaning of images. And sometimes the images themselves are capable of changing the perspective we might have about a song. Something like the chicken or the egg dilemma, but expressed in the relationship between two arts that multiply themselves when they meet. We have talked several times about the cinematic and evocative qualities of the music of Italy&rsquo;s <strong>Giorgio Tuma</strong>. But the video that the Spanish artist <strong>Raquel Calvo </strong>made for his song &ldquo;Foxes Don&rsquo;t Lie&rdquo; (previously, she had made the video for &ldquo;Mountain Elia K&rdquo;), included on his most recent album, &ldquo;This Life Denied Me Your Love&rdquo;, has made our heads explode and let us see that the creative limits of <strong>Giorgio</strong> (and <strong>Raquel</strong>) are atmospheres above what we thought they could reach.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Association for Professional Illustrators in Madrid (APIM, in Spanish), has confirmed this, awarding <strong>Raquel</strong> (who uses the alias DondeEstaMiPollo) in their annual awards with the New Talent award for making this video. It is full of tenderness and fantasy, transcending the song by our beloved Italian composer and turning it into one of those stories that makes your heart tremble, between autumnal chromatic palettes and textile textures (please forgive our playing with phonetics but the way the video plays with wools and other fabrics is sublime) that would undoubtedly have enamored <strong>Karel Zeman</strong> (the father of stop-motion) for his &ldquo;Adventures Of Sinbad The Sailor&rdquo;. The story of friendship between these two characters, a fox and a young girl that begins when one of them realizes that they have something in common: the same color hair. The story needed more than a year of work to make it all, and five thousand four hundred ninety six frames of animation by just one person. The video was filmed using the traditional animation technique called &ldquo;cut-out&rdquo;, which is done by making cut outs in materials such as stiff paper, cardboard, fabric and other similar materials to make flat characters. Frame by frame.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>These are two artists who confirm that sometimes creativity is full of magic, and in this case, the magic that comes from two pieces of work that value each other as if they had been born to go together.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/zdVjGxxS2q0\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> ATTIC LIGHTS: “Never By Myself” advance Single for their next album https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/1000/ATTIC LIGHTS: “Never By Myself” advance Single for their next album <p>It is not every day that there are new songs from ATTIC LIGHTS. That&rsquo;s why it is a special pleasure to announce that very soon we will have a new album from the Scottish group, called &ldquo;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&rdquo;. And get ready everyone, because this album is full of pure melodic inspiration condensed into three-minute indie-pop songs. &ldquo;Never By Myself&rdquo; is the first advance release, in Digital Single format, for this upcoming album. The song is perfect pop with a solid verse, an impeccable chorus, fantastic vocal harmonies and which has its own rather peculiar story behind it. <strong>Colin</strong> wrote the song on a bus when he got lost and left behind after a concert in Inverness (Scotland). The rest of the band were so tired that they didn&rsquo;t realize <strong>Colin</strong> wasn&rsquo;t in the tour bus with them and they left for their next stop. <strong>Colin</strong>&rsquo;s phone was out of battery and he spent the whole night wandering around the town, ultimately ending up sleeping on a bench by Loch Ness. The next day, he caught a bus to meet up with his band mates in the next town on the tour, and on the way, &nbsp;he wrote this marvelous song that captures something of the youthful bounce of THE HOLLIES and the knowing lyricism of THE KINKS. It was an unfortunate experience for Colin but he&rsquo;ll be happy to know that it resulted in one of the band&rsquo;s best songs. The video for &ldquo;Never By Myself&rdquo; was directed by <strong>Iain Mutch</strong>, who has made other videos at Elefant for BMX BANDITS and THE YEARNING.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>For the Single&rsquo;s B side, ATTIC LIGHTS offers us a cover of &ldquo;Bright Eyes&rdquo;, the <strong>Mike Batt</strong> song that <strong>Art Garfunkel</strong>made famous and which was included in the cult British animated film, &ldquo;Watership Down&rdquo; (1978). <strong>Jamie </strong>has always liked the song, and regularly played it on the piano in the studio. On the last tour he suggested playing it live in the style of BIG STAR or TEENAGE FANCLUB. Over time it has become one of the group&rsquo;s most popular live songs and the requests from their fans to record a studio version grew every time they played it. So here it is, an unbeatable B-side and a perfect complement to &ldquo;Never By Myself&rdquo;.<br /><br />What else can we say? The songs speak for themselves and the content of &ldquo;Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks&rdquo; is absolutely impeccable. Yes, we have the privilege of having heard the album already. Trust us. Or better yet, trust your own pop instinct and enjoy these two songs while you wait for the new album to get here.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/VvK1zy2V7xk\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/LW6IunTsWFc\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> NELEONARD: &quot;Un Lugar Imaginado&quot; LP/CD https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/997/NELEONARD: &quot;Un Lugar Imaginado&quot; LP/CD <p>After meeting all expectations with the first album, &ldquo;Las Causas Perdidas&rdquo;, which made them the next big promise of pop sung in Spanish, the powerful live show NELEONARD showed off on the tour for that album became one of the biggest keys to making &ldquo;Un Lugar Imaginado&rdquo; the culmination of such a thrilling proposition. Because &ldquo;Un Lugar Imaginado&rdquo; beats its predecessor in intensity and dynamics, and it makes an incredibly intelligent read of all things epic in pop, that roller coaster of emotions made out of melodies, arrangements, starts and stops. Nothing needs to be confirmed; it&rsquo;s already done. Let yourselves go.</p><p><br />We open the doors with &ldquo;El Mismo&rdquo;, with its summery, lazy air, and that beginning that feels like an homage to DOBLE PLETINA (in fact,&nbsp;<strong>Laura Antol&iacute;n</strong>&nbsp;is present here on the choruses). It&rsquo;s a story about break-ups and disappointment, with an emotional crescendo based on really delicious, exquisite choruses and chords. &ldquo;Sorpresa, Vac&iacute;o&rdquo; (the second advance single for the album) steps on the gas, with echoes of HOUSEMARTINS and early CARDIGANS, backing up a reflection on the idiosyncrasy of giving and not receiving. And we have an amazing example of a whole gallery of structural changes, stops, starts&hellip; A roller coaster, remember? &ldquo;Por No Hablar&rdquo; is a huge slap in the face. Clear and evident traces of sadness that&nbsp;<strong>Nele Nav&iacute;o&nbsp;</strong>explicitly recognizes himself in, exposing his limitations, his inability to explain himself in certain situations, in a song that is, musically, a leap into the emotional abyss, overflowing with intensity. It&rsquo;s ironic, isn&rsquo;t it? And the cherry on top is&nbsp;<strong>Ferm&iacute; Herrero</strong>&rsquo;s&nbsp;(TRONCO) participation in the vocals, solid and perfectly timed. &ldquo;Mi Mentira Favorita&rdquo; is new proof of that song dynamic and structuring that we mentioned before. The way it builds until it reaches the breaking point, exuberant, delicious, groundbreaking&hellip; &ldquo;Llegaste a ser mi mentira favorita&rdquo; (<em>You became my favorite lie</em>). What we want to be but isn&rsquo;t, no matter how much we wish for it. We already know &ldquo;El Buf&oacute;n&rdquo;, the first advance single for the album. It&rsquo;s a revenge-song that elevates the musical hypotheses of CAMERA OBSCURA to the highest levels (this group was an obsession while &ldquo;Un Lugar Imaginado&rdquo; was being written). Castanets, playing around with vocals, strings, echoes of soul. Marvelous. Side A closes with &ldquo;Undostr&eacute;s&hellip; Y Adi&oacute;s&rdquo;, a song to emptiness, to melancholy, to the ephemeral.<br /><br />&ldquo;El &Uacute;ltimo Segundo&rdquo; is a luminous opening to Side B, with touches of funk and electro-pop, somewhat unusual for the band, somewhere between LE MANS and SUPER FURRY ANIMALS at their most danceable, showing us the band&rsquo;s predisposition for trying out other sonic territories, but always with their own personal mark. &ldquo;Jonas&rdquo;, a tribute to WEEZER, or how music is part of the most important moments of our lives. It&rsquo;s new pop perfection. &ldquo;Camareros&rdquo; begins by getting our attention with the three-four time and an rhythm &amp; blues beat. It&rsquo;s the beginning of one of the most incredible&nbsp;<em>tours de force&nbsp;</em>on this album. At three and a half minutes there is an electric leap, immediately followed by that pause that you know is that moment when you are so close to the ground, getting ready to take off running for the highest point possible. And there it goes. &ldquo;Lo M&aacute;s Importante&rdquo; goes into top gear, as if it were compensating. But not. Impossible dynamics made with such simplicity that they feel totally natural. &ldquo;Mil Y Un Detalles&rdquo; takes us back to the best Scottish folk-pop, like (once again) CAMERA OBSCURA, BELLE &amp; SEBASTIAN, AZTEC CAMERA&hellip; With those northern-soul choruses and those winds that sound like rays of sunshine. Exquisite. Energized. This amazing collection of songs closes with &ldquo;Qu&eacute; Asco Me Doy Cuando&hellip;&rdquo;, which is darker and rougher, finishes up with a wonderful soul development, the kind that makes your chest swell. Marvelous.<br /><br />It&rsquo;s hard to say exactly where the magic of NELEONARD comes from. It could be&nbsp;<strong>Nele</strong>&rsquo;s lyrics, which range from cynicism to confession, always with the highest level of sensitivity. The exceptional vocal play of&nbsp;<strong>Laura Alonso</strong>&nbsp;takes all the songs a new level of reading them, and brings seduction into the mix. The instrumental solidness of the group (<strong>Eloy Bernal</strong>,<strong>Elena Comas</strong>,<strong>Guille Rodr&iacute;guez </strong>and<strong>Pedro Se&ntilde;alada</strong>), who are like a perfectly-oiled machine, allows them to make something so tremendously complex feel easy. Or maybe it&rsquo;s that behind this complicated machinery, they are just trying to make pop songs, the kind that are timeless without even trying. And do they ever!</p><p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/8/00004528.JPG\" style=\"width: 607px; height: 607px;\" /></p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/s6L3LF8L6Ys\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p> ALPACA SPORTS: Digital Single for &quot;I'll Do Anything You Want”&quot; with extra ... https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/998/ALPACA SPORTS: Digital Single for &quot;I'll Do Anything You Want”&quot; with extra track and Video-Clip <p>We are still enjoying the treasures from ALPACA SPORTS&rsquo; last album, and we are releasing this new Digital Single taken from &ldquo;From Paris With Love&rdquo;, an album full of precious songs that tells the story of&nbsp;<strong>Andreas</strong>&rsquo; time in the capital of France. One of the biggest gems on this album is the opening track, &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll Do Anything You Want&rdquo;. The song has touches of soul and disco but with a jangly spirit working for a chorus that is equal parts danceable and exciting.<br /><br />In fact, both&nbsp;<strong>Andreas</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Lisle&nbsp;</strong>coincide in referencing ORANGE JUICE when they talk about the songwriting process for this song.&nbsp;<strong>Andreas</strong>&nbsp;tells it this way:&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;When I sent the first demo to&nbsp;<strong>Lisle</strong> remember I felt quite unhappy about it, because I wasn&rsquo;t able to make it sound near as good as it sounded in my head. I wanted it to feel very dancy with jangly guitars and bouncy drums, and the Glasgow band ORANGE JUICE was a big inspiration. I mentioned this to&nbsp;<strong>Lisle</strong>&nbsp;and the next day I received an amazing demo which was better than I could ever imagine&rdquo;.</em>&nbsp;To which&nbsp;<strong>Lisle </strong>answered:&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;The timing was good for me, because I was listening a lot to ORANGE JUICE&rsquo;s second record at the time, so I think it was subconscious to make the drums and guitar a bit like &ldquo;Rip It Up&rdquo;. I think because&nbsp;<strong>Andreas&nbsp;</strong>was so pleased with what I did with the first demo, he allowed me to indulge in making the guitar solo the two-part fuzz-distortion part we ended up with. I was imagining something a bit like the intro to BELLE &amp; SEBASTIAN&rsquo;s &ldquo;I&rsquo;m A Cuckoo&rdquo; or THE BEATLES&rsquo; &ldquo;And Your Bird Can Sing&rdquo; there, and so I&rsquo;m happy&nbsp;<strong>Andreas</strong>&nbsp;let me get crazy with it&rdquo;.</em><br /><br />The B-side includes a previously unreleased track, &ldquo;In The Sand&rdquo;, which is an example of ALPACA SPORTS&rsquo; sound&rsquo;s strongest virtues: sweetness and delicateness, agility and energy, and above all, solid melodies and choruses. As a bonus with this release, we can also enjoy the video of the title track, directed by&nbsp;<strong>Jonas B&ouml;rjesson.&nbsp;</strong>The video came about after our stars visited the the director&rsquo;s parents&rsquo; garage in Halmstad where they found a lot of objects full of melancholy and nostalgia. These objects served as spontaneous inspiration for a video full of those sweetly sad yet tremendously fun tones, which includes the very first ever tennis match between&nbsp;<strong>Amanda</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Andreas</strong>. Enjoy it.</p> NOS NOS MIRAN: Release “Contigo” [4-song Digital Single] https://elefant.com/{*noticia}/996/NOS NOS MIRAN: Release “Contigo” [4-song Digital Single] <p>With this new release, NOS MIRAN are taking over. With that name that is so mysterious, and those videos where they develop that universe all their own that navigates through the irrational, NOS MIRAN radically abandon their more pop spirit and leap into building on minor chords, developing a darker Digital EP, openly hazy, and that turns restraint into tension, turns the unknown into poetry. Meandering between Italo disco and the dream house sound, with electronic and minimalist bases, they develop that strange world around the dance floor.</p><p>The best proof is that &ldquo;Mientras Bailo&rdquo;, which defines a dreamlike world that is hard to describe, that searches for a connection with the listener through something other than logic. Or the more solid &ldquo;El Planeta&rdquo;, which moves them closer to KRAFTWERK and MORODER, with DEVO&rsquo;s martial tones and the dreamy strength of YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, stellar space travels through geometric dreams. &ldquo;Contigo&rdquo; marks a change compared to the others: less psychedelia, more direct, breathtaking, as if LIO and SAINT ETIENNE were in the midst of a deep melancholy for some impossible love. By the way, the video is once again directed by <strong>Antonio M&aacute;iquez</strong>, who is becoming an intrinsic part of the definition of the aura surrounding NOS MIRAN. &ldquo;Algo Va A Ir Mal&rdquo; is a difficult, pessimistic, sad, closing song that is not for dancing, almost closer to shoegazing. But like artists with something personal to offer, <strong>Sergio Rodr&iacute;guez</strong> and <strong>Marta Quintana</strong> know how to turn the painful into something beautiful. Their world is disturbing and poetic, undefinable and inexplicable, and that is what makes it a mix of attraction and excitement for the listener. Like when you let yourself get carried away with something that you know is not good for you, but somehow you feel like you have to be there, like it is where you are going to be safest. As they say, it&rsquo;s a distorted world, but maybe it&rsquo;s the best possible world.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>TRACKLIST: 01 Mientras Bailo&nbsp; 02 El Planeta&nbsp; 03 Contigo&nbsp; 04 Algo Va A Ir Mal&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"375\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/rp1987o2o9w\" width=\"607\"></iframe></p>