jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2008

Apuestas para 2009

Una de las publicaciones más prestigiosas de Estados Unidos, XLR8R (Accelerator) apunta a Extraperlo como una de las bandas a seguir: "Barcelona is where great musicians like Extraperlo are popping up. Dreamy '80s melodies (think Orange Juice) and African pop with pillow-soft beats crunch beneath awesome, atonal, perfect-fitting Spanish vocals"

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008

Solo ante el peligro

La semana pasada estuvimos con Remate en Paramount Comedy, grabando una canción para el programa Solo ante el peligro. Pepón y el equipo técnico estuvieron muy agradables y el público aplaudió con ganas (estaban todos ahí a la derecha, pero en la foto de Anita parece que está sólo de verdad). Lo cierto es que estaba muy a gusto y An eye in the forehead le quedó perfecta. Atentos a la programación para principios de diciembre!

jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2008

Apuesta de 40

En la web de los 40 Principales (www.los40.com) apuestan claramente por We Are Standard, ahí están en la portada. Está claro que la provocación del videoclip de "The last time" es una de las bazas de cara al público.

martes, 11 de noviembre de 2008

Avance de Extraperlo

Orange Juice y Prefab Sprout anuncian gira de reunión... ¡pero si ya hay relevo! Podeis escuchar en el myspace algunas de las canciones que formarán parte del debut de Extraperlo: http://www.myspace.com/extraperlo

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2008

Christina Rosenvinge con Remate

En el último número de la revista Rolling Stone, Christina Rosenvinge (que acaba de sacar un disco que recomienda al menos media oficina de Mushroom Pillow) opina sobre los contenidos de octubre: "Me he llevado una alegría doble al comprobar que sacabais en el número de octubre a Remate y que además os había gustado bastante su nuevo disco, Safe & Sound. Ahora mismo es lo que más estoy escuchando, lo llevo siempre en el coche. Hay que reconocer el mérito a la gente que se lo monta a su bola; revistas como la vuestra deberían hablar y dar más espacio a este tipo de músicos".
Estamos de acuerdo en esto. Bien por la revista!

martes, 4 de noviembre de 2008

La banda española que suena en Nueva York

En la edición online de El País podeis ver una entrevista en video con el grupo con el titular "...la banda española que suena en Nueva York". No os la perdais. http://www.elpais.com/videos/cultura/We/Are/Standard/somos/Coldplay/ojala/elpvidculmus/20081103elpepucul_1/Ves/

A continuación os incluyo la entusiasta crónica de un locutor de la radio de Philadelphia Y-Rock:

"It would be a difficult challenge to describe the best band in the world today. In fact, some may say, it would be impossible, given the many bands that have graced the covers of music magazines and video-ready media since the King re-invented rock and roll and the Beatles experimented with the sounds of their instruments. But, at first hearing the band ‘We are Standard’ playing a live set at this year’s CMJ in New York City, I can humbly say that they are IT.

Their sound live was refreshing and contagious and strangely familiar. I can’t pinpoint the exact origin of it only to say that they reminded me of everything I’ve heard before put together in compositions that make sense. Very concise, very tight and very adventurous with funky percussion and bass lines amid intense guitar wails that bring together the personality of a band like Kinky with the intensity of the Killers.

Their upcoming release is chock full of catchy tunes with easy-to-miss homage to diverse sounds from U2 and Pet Shop Boys to Joy Division and Yaz. They’ve taken the electro-punk sound and made it into a truly enjoyable experience. Not unlike the Bravery, or even MGMT, these guys sound like the way bands should sound like which have absorbed the last twenty-five years of musical experience and this is what makes sense of their name. They are truly the standard of the new musical sound coming from places like New York City and Europe and Australia.

From the album’s first track “Bye Bye Bye” to the end, you can’t stop smiling and also wondering to yourself, “whom do they sound like?” It was the obvious question in my mind until, ultimately, I decided that they sound like everything I’ve loved over the years but in a new, brighter, palatable and surprisingly strong vehicle. ‘We are Standard’ are poised to take over the world with their sound and this album should prove to be an instant classic with songs like “The first girl who got a kiss without a please,” “the last time” and “Don’t give up.” The song “Other Lips, Other Kisses” has a very Blur circa Parklife era, feel to it. They sound as fresh and exciting as The Strokes did back when they released “Is this it?” in 2001. Are they the “new standard”? They may very well be and the world of music will be a lot better of for it.

A lot of people at first told me these guys reminded them of early Talking Heads, but I found that they have very little in common with the Talking Heads except some jazzy rhythm guitar and the singer’s tall and jerky motions on stage which were part-David Byrne and part-Morrisey. His delivery and presence on stage reminded me a lot of a much happier Richard Ashcroft. The spirit of Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Erasure, New Order, the Charlatans UK, the Verve and many many other bands live within their music and they surely come to the surface when you listen to their album. This album seems to customize the listening experience to each individual based on their musical background. It is an incredible experience and one I hadn’t encountered before listening to this record.

An amazing band with an indescribably wonderful album that will put a huge smile on your face and make you dance. If you catch them live, they will blow your mind.

Highly recommended. Not to be missed."