Monday, June 30, 2008

King Of Spain

Named after a rare TV comedy skit reference, King of Spain is Matt Slate, former guitarist for 90’s emo-darlings Pohgoh and The Maccabees (both out of Tampa, FL). Here’s how he feels about his first solo outing: “…at 31, I started writing songs again. Now, it's enough time where I'm not just the guy from Pohgoh or the guy from The Maccabees… it’s quite different, a whole new resurgence.” In 2006, after a 5 year hiatus from making, writing and/or performing music of any kind, Slate decided to take matters into his own hands, literally. He purchased a Zoom MRS-1680 self-contained studio and set up shop.

What was originally intended as lo-fi handouts for friends and at performances slowly began to evolve into Entropy, Slate’s solo debut for New Granada Records. Taking cues from the Brians (Wilson and Eno), The One AM Radio, Portastatic and many other (at one time or another) one-man acts, Slate recorded his inaugural venture in the leisure of his own home, creating a singer/songwriter album stretching convention normally associated with this genre. Entropy, with it’s warm combination of layered vocals, guitar effects, loops, household items as percussion, and other subtle (and not so subtle) nuances, is a pensive yet eclectic collection of songs and sounds. Recommended!

King Of Spain - Animals, Part 1
King Of Spain - Decades
King Of Spain @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Of Montreal - Icons, Abstract Thee [EP]
Andrew Bird - & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

65daysofstatic, Bloc Party, God Is An Astronaut, Patrick Wolf,
Peeping Tom, Serj Tankian, The Dresden Dolls, Unkle, Xiu Xiu

Jason Webley - The Cost Of Living (2008) !!!
+ Meat Beat Manifesto, Godflesh, Jesu, Peeping Tom, Ween, etc.

Chevelle - Vena Sera

Liz Phair, Rancid, Tenacious D, Violent Femmes, etc.


Feist - The Reminder
Lilly Allen - Alright, Still

Wolfparade - EPs + Live

Linkin Park - Albums

The Smashing Pumpkins - Albums

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender


5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, thank for being you.
Do you have a link for The Kills ?

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks man have a nice week! :)

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Scharco said...

Hi Anonymous,

try this one for the kills:


9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymouse said...

Here's a non-shit link to Midnight Boom and some Roisin Murphy for those so inclined.

The Kills - Midnight Boom:

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered + Ruby Blue:

And now if only someone would post the new Sigur Ros...

Thanks, Z.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new Sigur Ros, as requested (rs):

5:31 PM  
Anonymous ES said...

ty for such a wonderful blog

is there a link for the new fratellis album?

1:28 AM  

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