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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lost Album of 2010: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Before Today


Oh did we miss Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti from our Best Albums of 2010 submission!!

Released June 8th 2010 on 4AD Records, Ariel finally released his much awaited and critically acclaimed ninth album; yet peculiarly soon to be found at the bottom of the iTunes bargain bucket? It's true to say that Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti may be more well known in The States and his fleeting European summer tour to promote 'Before Today' may not have done this album justice.

So here we are to lavish it with praise! This album was born in Cali with it's Psychedelic, lo-fi, LA cool and it's a smooth ride of rock n'roll tribute cast in an 80's era. 'Bright Lit Blue Skies' and 'Beverly Kills' provide classy 80's pop tribute whilst Number 1 Single of 2010 (as voted by Pitchfork) 'Round and Round' is five minutes of endlessly replayable circular bassline cool.

See below. And why not make a belated purchase you crazy, crazy cats.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ADN's Albums of 2010

Many music fans this year would argue that 2010 was somewhat baron by way of new and exciting alternative music. We here at ADN would beg to differ. 2010 bought new sounds, new releases from some reputable acts and some fantastic LP's from breakthrough artists across several genres.

There are some notable omissions from ADN's list this year, bands such as Kings of Leon (with their lackluster music machine reproduction of classic rock 'Come Around Sundown') and Interpol (with their bizarrely self entitled fourth album a throwaway chart attempt) not making the shortlist let alone the top ten. And we feel that this is a sure sign that there is some alternative out there to the global X-Factor freight train that seems to be steamrolling it's way through popular culture, destroying anything and everything original in it's wake. We'd like to doff our caps to those truly innovative music makers out there who have wowed us this year. It was difficult putting together a top ten of 2010 and hats off also to those bands shortlisted here.

The National take the plaudits but we at ADN hope that if you haven't already, you'll give some of these bands a shot - they represent the way forward for creative, forward thinking, original music, which is why we felt we should share it with you.

Other notable efforts!
The Kissaway Trail - Sleep Mountain, Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo, These New Puritans - Hidden, Yeasayer - Odd Blood, Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History, Sleigh Bells - Treats, LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening, Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses, The Black Keys - Brothers

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bombay Bicycle Club at QEH (4/11)

Having travelled the length of frozen Britain, Saturday saw a determined Bombay Bicycle Club putting on a gig to remember on the way to concluding a successful winter tour.

Showcasing acclaimed 2010 album 'Flaws' BBC have come a long way since leaving school but two years ago and with the exception of John Martyn and Joanna Newsome covers 'Fairytale Lullaby' and 'Swansea', 'Flaws' is a masterful piece of Jack Steadman songwriting. And this performance was one to be remembered.

In the summer of last year, BBC won our hearts with debut album 'I Had The Blues...'. This year they made a top ten LP with Flaws. And in Steadman they doubtless have someone who's music we'll be braving the cold to go and see for years to come. Have a listen below if you don't fancy the trip over the pond for next year's upcoming US tour!

Check em here: Bombay Bicycle Club

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blitzen Trapper - The Tree (Single Release)

We here at the ADN Project like a bit of US alt-folk and Blitzen Trapper have been one of our favourites for a while now. We can't wait to see them this Wednesday (24th November) at The Relentless Garage in Highbury as they support the release of their new single 'The Tree'. Recorded with folkstress Alela Diane, it's a lovely ballad. We suggest you think about a purchase, check it out here:

Tickets for Garage gig: SeeTickets
Blitzen Trapper: Blitzen Trapper

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Show, New Blog, New Music... coming soon!!

Hello ADN'ers!

I can confirm that we will be back with you very shortly with new website, new tunes, new features, reviews and everything else you want to know about the alternative music scene. We are aiming for bigger and better and hope you will enjoy!!

In the interim, hit us up on twitter to see what we are listening to. Tweet us and say hi and we'll retweet! We love twitter!!

Peace out, see you soon.

Alex, Dan and Nash