Be Forest’s posters. Soon everywhere in Berlin!
Stray Dogg – “Time” (feat. Devendra Banhart) Video
In collaborazione con il collettivo SuperSizeShe di Belgrado stiamo cercando due date nel nord Italia (tra Croazia e Svizzera) per Stray Dogg. Date disponibili il 9 e 10 aprile.
Scriveteci a loufaibooking @ gmail . com se interessati! Hvala! Grazie!
Concert: 21.00 sharp
In the spring of 2011 Be Forest’s debut album, Cold, was released, causing an earthquake among the music press in Italy and abroad. Music zines started buzzing about the “Pesaro-scene”: a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy that gave birth to bands such as Soviet Soviet, Altro, and Brothers in Law (a band that shares Be Forest’s guitarist Nicola Lampredi).
The Pesaro-movement brought out sharp sounds, chilly atmospheres, and new energies. As the band describes it: “Pesaro is not a city for young people, there are less and less venues to play at, especially during the winter. Perhaps this lack is exactly what motivates kids to embrace music so passionately”.
In the meanwhile Be Forest’s sound traveled across the globe reaching the ears of many new fans, and convincing Japandroids to have Be Forest open for their European tour. After having performed an amazing cover of Japandroid’s I Quit Girls, going on tour with the band was an absolute dream come true. Be Forest was born as a trio: the already mentioned guitarist, Nicola, was joined by Erica Terenzi on drums and vocals and Costanza Delle Rose on bass and vocals. For this sophomore album, Earthbeat, the band gained the services of Lorenzo Badioli, who takes care of the new electronic parts of Be Forest’s sound. If with Cold, their sound was characterized as “dark”, with Earthbeat the sun seems to have risen, brightening the Riviera.
Be Forest’s melodies have always had a dreamy lightness as their striking feature, but now it is possible to feel a new warmth. Take for example “Captured Heart” which echos intimate percussions and flutes, or “Colours” that manages to combine an hypnotic progression with ethereal form, or again take the idyll of “Hideaway”, austere and romantic at the same time. A soft touch between the classic 4AD and the more recent XX, a new and involved liveliness is heard in Be Forest’s sound. It’s no surprise that Earthbeat, recorded in Pesaro by Paolo Rossi at Studio Waves, was completely produced by the band itself. After the excitement made by their debut album, people started wondering where Be Forest’s talent would go: Earthbeat is the best answer we could ever expect.
MoreEats – “Come with me” Video
Our friend Moritz aka MoreEats made a video with the help of Mathias Kom from The Burning Hell.
Nice, uh? And so is his new album "Big Cinema", soon available on tapes! Yes, tapes!
His Clancyness supporting Maximo Park, yesterday at Huxley (Berlin).
Tonight headline show at Monarch (Skalitzer Str. 134)
His Clancyness – “Miss Out These Days” Video
Headline show at Monarch (Berlin), February 14th
(awesome flyer by Anna De Florian)
Doors & Djset by no fear of pop.: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm sharp
VIDEO “Zenith Diamond”: http://youtu.be/Aua64bmeIf4
VIDEO “Machines”: http://youtu.be/Sa3B9koLcck
Gaining early experience through playing in a number of hardcore / punk bands, and having toured the world in a couple of indie outfits, Jonathan Clancy struck out on his own back in 2009 and started to gain some early recognition across internet blogs when he began leaking out a series of bedroom-recorded psych-pop gems.
A collection of these smudged and varied bedroom recordings was eventually compiled together in 2010 under the suitably murky title ‘Always Mist’. Originally self-released as a cassette in a tiny edition of 100 that sold out instantly, the collection was later re-released jointly by both Norwegian label Splendour and Italian label Secret Furry Hole in March 2012, this time re-mastered and expanded with the addition of seven new tracks. Palpable as an adventurous sprawl of sparking ideas, an intriguing if slightly uneven home-baked batch of varying fidelity / density / focus, the original release was picked in Altered Zones ‘Tapes of the Year’ in 2010, described as “a tender, clean, and consoling collection of snug little dream pop blankets to ball up in, marked by gliding harmonies into which Clancy injects his rich, wistful sigh… The simple arrangements and heartbreak hooks bypass the nerd centres, burrowing straight through the chest only to manifest themselves two minutes or so later as lumps in the throat and knots in the stomach.”
An avowed rock and pop culture obsessive, Clancy cites a long and varied list of artists as influences – Swell Maps, Can, Bowie, Modern Lovers, Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker, The Gun Club, Women, Stevie Nicks, Gastr Del Sol, Zombies and “just about every psychedelic pop nugget ever produced.” Listen in and you might also pick out traces of The Beach Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Panda Bear and – especially on the newer material – Deerhunter, Kurt Vile, and Lower Dens. Such melophilia is also evident in a series of covers Jonathan has completed of songs by the likes of Eddie Cochrane, Ariel Pink, El Pierro Del Mar, and Altro.
His latest release ‘Vicious’, recorded in Detroit as a trio with producer Chris Koltay (Atlas Sound, Lotus Plaza, Akron Family, Dirtbombs, Liars) is warm and precise, filled with an unfaltering procession of addictive, hook-filled tracks. The softer-edges of those earlier recordings are replaced by a dynamic of real drive and bite, where every part feels perfectly balanced and intended. The songs still stretch out expansively but everything about the record (from the writing to the playing and production) is bolder, more forceful, more cohesive and concise. The guitars are luminous and the whole is powerfully underpinned with a taut, punchy rhythmic spine that fits comfortably within a very modern American take on krautrock’s motorik propulsiveness.