Category Archives: Indie
Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesisers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).
OK Computer is the third album by the English rock band Radiohead, released in 1997. It reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart and marked Radiohead’s highest entry into the American market at the time, where it debuted at #21. OK Computer expanded the band’s worldwide popularity, becoming the last Radiohead album to have a delayed release outside of the United Kingdom. As of 2007, it has been certified triple platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. OK Computer included the singles “Paranoid Android”, “Karma Police” and “No Surprises”.
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Murray Street is Sonic Youth’s 14th album. It was released in early June in Japan (featuring the bonus track “Street Sauce”), June 10th in Europe, and on June 25th in North America. Some French copies of the album came with a limited edition bonus blue 10″ featuring 3 exclusive tracks from SY’s recent soundtrack works: “Derniere Minute Electrifee” on one side, “Le Paysage Zim Zum” and “Coca Neon Kamera Sutra” on the other. Only 500 of these were available. In North America, the disc is enhanced, and includes a screen saver, plus a link to a “secret site” on sonicyouth.com that features exclusive promo photographs, desktop backgrounds, all 3 songs from the Kali Yug EP for mp3 download, and two music videos for “The Empty Page” and “Radical Adults”. The gatefold vinyl edition is available via Smells Like Records on the “Goofin'” imprint (Rain on Tin and Karen have been switched to accomodate the vinyl’s capacity limits).
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Sonic Youth its a 1981’s rock band of New York. They have an style that mixes alternative rock, noise rock, avant grade, post punk… Icon of american alternative music and culture, they have an peculiar and criative stile, mixing punk rock, hardcore, noise and underground with melody and improvisations.
Sonic Nurse is Sonic Youth’s 15th album. With Jim O’Rourke continuing his role as the ‘fifth sonic’, the album feels like the logical continuation of the ground established with “Murray Street”, but through the revisitation of “vintage” sonic tunings, mixes the complexity of the quintet dynamic with a familiar overtone (just over half of the album is written in the modified ‘Pavement tuning’ that premiered on ‘Murray Street’, while the other half features tunings such as GGDDD#D#, which date back to “Kill Yr Idols”, and the classic “Expressway” tuning EG#EG#EG#). Unlike the previous two albums, “Nurse” clocks in over an hour, with ten tracks, most featuring extended instrumental extrapolations. The band continues to provide exclusive online ‘enhanced’ CD content, this time including a video for album closer ‘Peace Attack’ and a rare insight into their songwriting process as the band composes ‘Paper Cup Exit’.
Damon Gough, know as Badly Drawn Boy, (Dunstable, Bedfordshire, october, 2 1969) is a britsh singer and composer of indie rock and pop folk.
The cover art, produced by Andy Votel, is loosely based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing “Vitruvian Man”. The original art also featured Woody Allen, however his picture had to be removed due to copyright issues.
Other modifications to the album include the removal of a selection of lyrics from track 12; Magic In the Air. The lyrics were replaced by an instrumental after hip hop artist Taja Sevelle claimed they were too similar to those in her first single.