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19 de Maio de 2011

Single from the 1996 album "1977". Amor Louco.

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18 de Maio de 2011

Single from the 1991 album "Bandwagonesque". Mediafire.

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17 de Maio de 2011

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve, the lead track on their third album, Urban Hymns. It is based on music from an Andrew Loog Oldham adaptation of a Rolling Stones song, "The Last Time." It was released on 16 June 1997 as the first single from the album, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. 

no brasil

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16 de Maio de 2011

Two awesome non-album tracks that were released around the time of "Knock, Knock". Both of these tracks definitely stand up to the top-tier Smog material. A very rare and forgotten release in the Smog discography that for whatever reason didn't end up on the "Accumulation: None" compilation.
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15 de Maio de 2011

(City Slang 04974-45) 1996
Tracks: The Man Who Loved Beer / Alumni Lawn + Burly and Johnson
[also released as a CD single]
written by Kurt Wagner, Donald Charles Book, and unknown Egyptian, c1900BC
Modern Life Is Rubbish

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15 de Maio de 2011

Sunday, May, 15 · 7:30 - 10:30

Local: The Deaf Institute

We’re exciting to announce a rare Manchester visit by Sean O’Hagan’s The High Llamas – plus an equally rare appearance by the Montgolfier Brothers!

Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records,, and on 0871 220 0260.

Although the High Llamas are nominally a group, they’re pretty much the brainchild of singer and guitarist Sean O’Hagan. O’Hagan did some time in the London-by-way-of-Dublin band Microdisney, in which he was the songwriting partner of Cathal Coughlan. After Microdisney split in 1988 (Coughlan forming Fatima Mansions), O’Hagan released a couple of import-only solo albums before forming the High Llamas. The Llamas issued their debut, Gideon Gaye, in 1994 to high praise in the British press; it was released in the States a year later almost as an afterthought, with virtually no fanfare.

Comparisons of the High Llamas/O’Hagan to Brian Wilson/the Beach Boys are unavoidable, and not just from arcane critics. Anyone with a large Beach Boys collection will detect the uncanny resemblance to 1966-1970 Beach Boys, with the sophisticated melodies, the beautiful harmonies, and the elaborate production, with the emphasis on layered keyboards and orchestration. Echoes of Pet Sounds, Smile, Wild Honey, and Surf’s Up predominate, though O’Hagan also claims Burt Bacharach as a major inspiration.

The Llamas began to build a bigger and bigger fan base throughout the late 1990s (in the US as well as the UK) and O’Hagan’s ever-shifting, ever-growing stable of side musicians made sure every album was as beautifully arranged and carefully conceived as the last. Subsequent efforts include 1996′s gorgeously sprawling Hawaii, 1997′s warmly clinical Cold and Bouncy, and 1999′s chilly Snowbug. Buzzle Bee arrived the following year, featuring a more stripped-down sound and guest vocals from Mary Hansen from Stereolab. Before her tragic death in late 2002, O’Hagan had Hansen onboard for the Llamas’ chamber-pop masterpiece Beet, Maize & Corn. Virtually eliminating the standard ‘electric guitar, bass and drums’ formula, Beet, Maize & Corn was full of lilting strings, warm horns and gently plucked classical guitars, and proved to be a high achievement for the Llamas with both critics and fans.

Four years later, in 2007, O’Hagan and company revisited the sunny sprawl of Hawaii (as well as Cold and Bouncy’s technical slickness) for the upbeat and lovingly crafted Can Cladders. Along the way the band provided music for the 2000 feature Sunburn, while O’Hagan frequently arranged and produced work for the likes of Doves, Super Furry Animals and Sondre Lerche, and percussionist Allum has worked with Turin Brakes and the Lightning Seeds.The High Llamas’ first new album in first years is due out on Drag City in April this year.

We’re excited to have the Montgolfier Brothers supporting. The trio, who are one of our favourite Manchester bands, will make an extremely rare live appearance – their first here in two years. Since 1997, Roger Quigley (aka At Swim Two Birds), Mark Tranmer (Gnac) and Otto Smart (The Otto Show) have released their own recordings as well as three Montgolfier Brothers albums: Seventeen Stars, The World Is Flat, and All My Bad Thoughts. In 1999 Alan McGee signed them to his Poptones label and has since said of them, ‘sometimes the best bands feel like a well-kept secret’. It’s true.

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13 de Maio de 2011

Uma das grandes canções do meu amigo Carlos Fortes, com letras de António José da Cunha, naquele que será muito certamente um dos melhores albuns da música portuguesa. Um Zero Amarelo.

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12 de Maio de 2011

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be returning to Brazil for two shows in May. The first show takes place in São Paulo on May 11th at “The Week”. The second show has us making our Rio De Janero debut and takes place on May 12th at “Circo Voador”. Tickets for the Rio De Janero show are available from here, and for the São Paulo show here. Hurry as they’re going fast.

Amor Louco

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11 de Maio de 2011

A fourth single, "Destroy The Heart", was eventually voted single of the year in John Peel's Festive Fifty.

Totally Wired

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10 de Maio de 2011

Notes by Mark - Definitely one of my favourites from everything we did. I'd had the chords of the chorus, which Dave had come up with, running around my head for some time and knew, when the time came, what I'd sing to it. 
Fields of Haze

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Maio 2011
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