Mephistofeles

Mephistofeles: “An ode to terror, fear of the living”

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Doooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm *gasps* Dooooooooooooommmmmm

Just in time for Halloween too, check out great sluggish doom metal via Mephistofeles.

From Facebook:

“Founded in 2010, has recorded 3 demo raw tapes (one as a one-man-band, and two others as a band). In May 2016 released the first full-lenght album called “Whore” which has been already edited in cassette (by Catarata Records, Pirámide Records, Golden Dawn Recordings) and CD format (by Black Noise Records). Soon on vinyl too via Black Farm Records. (An early 2017 production). Actually, the band finds itself mixing a second long play for mid-2017.”

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Les Mentettes

Les Mentettes: “Buenos Aires Stereo Sound”

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Be right back, gonna get my groove on and break-dance in a cool Reebok commercial that’s playing Les Mentettes‘ killer synth-pop. I can’t actually break-dance, but the Argentinian group makes me feel just hip enough that I can do anything.

From Facebook:

“Les Mentettes makes dreamy indie pop studded with off-beat instruments, catchy yet haunting hooks and a style that both nods to and transcends their influences. Led by singers Adrián Rivoira and Eugenia Brusa, the Argentinian band has deep roots. The two started out playing together as kids, performing at school concerts in the early 90s. Coming from very different musical backgrounds, the Rivoira and Brusa as well as their bandmates have a myriad of influences that range from Ziggy Stardust to Nina Simone and Brian Wilson.

In 2008, they formed [and] released their first full-length album, Let’s Mentettes. The following year, music conductor Manuloop arranged their songs for orchestra. They recorded [Orchestra] with over thirty musicians, bringing a variety of instruments to the group’s sound, including, trombone, oboe and glockenspiel. In 2011, the band, now a hybrid of rock band and orchestra, released their third album, Song for an Imaginary Film. Their latest EP release, Bouh!, is a return to their sparkling indie-pop roots. Whether playing with an orchestra or not, [they] exudes warmth and a beguiling playfulness.”

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IAH

IAH: ambient stoner metal from Argentina

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Imagine if your favorite stoner metal band was more ambitious and listened to more Godspeed You! Black Emperor and you’ll get something like Córdoba’s IAH. There isn’t much to find on the band, but I enjoy everything I’ve heard so far.

IAH: Facebook

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La Danza del Agua

La Danza del Agua: the very best, and very weird, of America

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The latest release from Argentina’s Pakapi Records is La Danza del Agua, a massive collection highlight the very best, and very weird, of American music.

From the label:

“”La Danza del Agua” is an eclectic musical journey led by 38 artists throughout America. Exploring new territories for a label specialized in South American music, this compilation seeks new and exciting sounds in the vast continent from digital cumbias, sound experimentation, freak folk, noise, danceable beats and much more, mixed together to give life to this multiple edition that will be out in mid-July as its first online volume (of two that compose it) and a co-edited cassette version between Was it Das? and Pakapi Records.”

While we wait, check out the label’s latest release below.

La Danza del Agua: Facebook Twitter SoundCloud Bandcamp

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El Mató a un Policía Motorizado

El Mató a un Policía Motorizado: “think Dinosaur Jr. showing you their sensitive side.”

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For over 14 years, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado has been one of Argentina’s most beloved indie bands. If you care at all about indie rock, the band’s guitar-leaning DIY sound fits right at home here with all the other guitar bands in Brooklyn (this is a compliment, too!). According to Dance To The Radio, the band will release a new album soon, and you can hear the new single below.

Last year, Bandcamp Daily did a profile on the La Plata band – Evy Duskey’s description “think Dinosaur Jr. showing you their sensitive side” is spot on.

El Mató a un Policía Motorizado: Website Facebook Twitter Bandcamp

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Sampieri & GMC

‘Sampieri & GMC’: blissed-out psychedelic free folk from Argentina

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I’ve recently discovered the wonderful Pakapi Records, an Argentina-based label that focuses on promoting South American artists. The standout for me so far is this 2015 collaboration between Sebastian Sampieri (Sampieri) and Guillermo M. Cerredo (GMC). ‘Sampieri & GMC,’ when you’re in the right mindset, is a blissed-out collage of psychedelic free folk.

From CassetteBlog.com:

“This new lysergic adventure is a blunt split plagued by experimental music, sampledelia, electronic and acoustic sounds, synthesizing a cross of folcklore, tribal mantras to pure electronic and a narcotic and descriptive shared collage.”

‘Sampieri & GMC’/Pakapi Records: Bandcamp Facebook

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Shika Shika

Shika Shika: fostering global collaboration between artists across continents

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From Bandcamp bio:

Shika Shika is a record label without owners for music without borders. We want to bring together producers from around the world exploring the line between organic and electronic music. The platform aims to foster global collaboration between artists, designers, videographers, product designers and creative minds across continents.”

And a full statement on the label’s latest release ‘Mare Insularum’:

“Today marks the dawn of a new era in the politics world and 2016 saw monumental shifts in how the world is shaping up for the future. Inspired by an atmosphere of desperation, frustration and a lack of hope we went to music to seek solace, inspiration and a reminder of the incredible things humans are able to do if they are open minded, work together, cross borders and get creative.

Mare Insularum translates as Sea of Islands and also the name of one of the many lunar seas. In line with Shika Shika’s vision, the album not only showcases music that is blurring borders and genres, seeking inspiration from past and present, but also music that offers hope, escape, inspiration.

We believe in the power of music and we believe in the power of collaboration. Despite the shift in the white house and the apparent slide into a dangerous new world, at Shika Shika we also believe 2017 is going to be a year of resistance and of hope.

We want to say thanks to all the artists for contributing new tracks, edits and pieces directly written for this compilation.”

Shika Shika: Bandcamp SoundCloud Facebook Twitter

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Moro

Moro: putting an Argentinian sound and face to NON

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Buenos Aires musician Moro is a member of NON, a worldwide resistance movement for African artists and supporters. Okayafrica did a great profile on NON and Moro’s self-branded musical style dubbed “Ramba,” which is part revival club part and part imaginative beat making that, in this track below, features a lovely Björk remix.

Moro: SoundCloud Facebook Twitter

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