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Chip Wickham – La Sombra


We're only a few hours away from President-elect Trump losing the "elect" bit, which, as we all know, will be the beginning of the End of Times. However, we have seven reasons to be cheerful anyway: seven wonderful tunes divided over two sides of one piece of black vinyl stuck in a cardboard sleeve. Its title is La Sombra, it's the first album by Chip Wickham, and it's out on Friday, January 20th.

Instead of telling you how truly fantastic the album is, we'll just show you what others are saying about it.

"I'm a massive Chip Wickham fan" – Craig Charles
"This is coming from the outside, I was like whooooa, easy – Chip Wickham! Blowing hard – they got it right!" – Gilles Peterson
"I love this record" – Matthew Halsall
"Can hardly wait for this release, Chip Wickham is THE jazzing man of the moment" – Paul Murphy
"Helll yeah, I've been bumpin' this" – DJ Lefto
"This is my kind of jazz… think Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson 1968 and you'll not be far off the mark" – Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds)
"Fxxing love this" – Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz)
"Love this album and couldn't turn it off" – Dean Rudland
"All tracks show an incredible depth, feeling and soul. Will be on my playlists for years to come" – Dr Bob Jones
"Beautiful stuff – played it out last night and it sounded fantastic" – Tim Love Lee (Tummy Touch)
"Really fantastic playing and composition. Wickham has a classy touch that makes his vintage influences fresh and vital sounding" – Tomas Palermo (Forward Ever)
"Slingshot is quality, can't wait for the album" – Mark Further In Fusion
"Chip Wickham doesn't want to play at inauguration. Very unfair!" – The Donald

And now, run to your local record pusher and ask for a copy, or pick on up from our online store. If the apocalypse is coming, we might as well have a proper soundtrack to it.

Estamos a pocas horas de que el presidente electo Trump pierda la parte de "electo", lo que, como todos sabemos, será el principio del Fin de los Tiempos. Sin embargo nosotros te damos siete razones para celebrar: siete temarracos del demonio divididos por dos lados de un vinilo metido en una portada de cartón. Se llama La Sombra, es el primer álbum de Chip Wickham y sale el viernes 20 de enero.

En vez de ponernos en modo autobombo a saco y decirte lo fantástico que es el disco, te enseñaremos lo que otros están diciendo por ahí:

"I'm a massive Chip Wickham fan" – Craig Charles
"This is coming from the outside, I was like whooooa, easy – Chip Wickham! Blowing hard – they got it right!" – Gilles Peterson
"Recomendado para los que disfrutan viajando sin moverse del sofá y gustan del juego de la seducción. Un trabajo disfrutón para alimentar los sentidos" – Jesús Bombín
"Un inglés ha firmado el disco de jazz que estábamos esperando que se publicase en España, jazz para una nueva generación que no entiende de ortodoxias y celebra guiños a clásicos de la pista de baile o a artistas con soul, como Camarón. Chip es bien"  – Javi Bayo
"I love this record" – Matthew Halsall
"Helll yeah, I've been bumpin' this" – DJ Lefto
"Fxxing love this" – Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz)
"Beautiful stuff – played it out last night and it sounded fantastic" – Tim Love Lee (Tummy Touch)
"Gran álbum el último de Chip Wickham!" – Makala
"Es una maravilla!" – Ezequiel Lodeiro
"Chip Wickham doesn't want to play at inauguration. Very unfair!" – The Donald

Y ahora corre y pídele una copia a tu tienda de discos favorita o píllate una en nuestra tienda online. Si viene el apocalipsis, más vale ponerle una banda sonora que mole.

Forastero – Morfina


Forastero drops a second advance track of what will be their debut album. After “Submarinista En El Tejado”, now it’s time for “Morfina”.

“It’s one of the first songs we made together as a band, and I think it sums up everything we are,” says drummer Javier “Crudo”, “the mix of harshness and softness, of rudeness and delicacy. We called it ‘Morfina’ because of the hypnotic vibe, but it’s also a tribute to a certain cult band from the nineties. It’s funny, every time people hear a saxophone in a more or less rock-like context, Morphine pops up, even when there is no similarity in sound. It happened to us before, with other bands we played in, and now it’s happening even more, what with the baritone sax and all.”

“This time, though, it’s completely justified, and we’re not hiding it – it’s definitely a nod to Mark Sandman’s band, who we admire very much. We’ve even been lucky enough to have witnessed them play live before his unexpected demise. However, of course there’s much more: ‘Morfina’ represents one of the fundamental things about Forastero’s sound – transgressing genres and pre-conceived formulas, joining seemingly unrelated elements, harmonising extremes. It’s a brutal and sophisticated song, wild and elegant, direct and complex at the same time.”

“If all of the above makes you sceptic, we invite you to come and see for yourself at Siroco on 24 June!”

Forastero are playing live at Siroco in Madrid on Friday, 24 June. More info and tickets here.

Forastero
Industrias Bala (management)

Kahlenberg

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Ya está en la calle, on the street el Oh My (Lost Songs 2006-2016) de Pajaro Sunrise y no, de momento no vamos a dejar de dar la brasa, como los campeones del autobombo que somos.

Porque:
1. Hay un nuevo vídeo para el enorme “Kahlenberg”
2. Esta semana estuvo en el estudio malasañero de nuestro programa de radio Soleado en Gladys Palmera para hablar de todo menos del disco
3. Este sábado, 11 de junio, es el primero de las seis veces que Yuri Méndez se subirá al escenario muy bien acompañado por Javier Jiménez, y es en Madrid. A partir de ahí la furgo les llevará a Barcelona, Donosti, Zamora y Cerezales del Condado:

11.06 Clamores (Madrid)
17.06 Terrats en Cultura (Barcelona)
18.06 Terrats en Cultura (Barcelona)
24.06 Altxerri (Donosti)
30.06 Ávalon Café (Zamora)
08.07 Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (Cerezales del Condado, León)

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Yes, Pajaro Sunrise‘s Oh My (Lost Songs 2006-2016) is out, and yes, we’re going to keep talking about it for a little bit longer, if you don’t mind, as part of the shameless self-promotion experiment we’re currently doing. (Don’t worry, it’s almost finished.)

Here’s why:
1. There’s a new video for the wonderful “Kahlenberg”
2. Our man walked into our studio this week for a cup of tea and a sit-down on our Soleado radio show on Gladys Palmera, which is especially nice to listen to if you’re lucky enough to speak the language of Cervantes
3. This Saturday, 11 June, will be the first of six times Yuri Méndez climbs onto a stage, more than brilliantly accompanied by Javier Jiménez, and it’s in Madrid. After that, the van will take the handsome twosome to Barcelona, San Sebastian, Zamora, and Cerezales del Condado:

11.06 Clamores (Madrid)
17.06 Terrats en Cultura (Barcelona)
18.06 Terrats en Cultura (Barcelona)
24.06 Altxerri (Donosti)
30.06 Ávalon Café (Zamora)
08.07 Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (Cerezales del Condado, León)