Episode 15 - Nostos Walls
- 01. Jean-Michel Blais & Bufflo - Nostos [Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.]
- 02. Hilary Woods - Sabbath [Blood Orange]
- 03. Moon - Timestamp (feat. Sara Z) [Friends of Friends]
- 04. Wyldest - Dark Matter [Hand In Hive]
- 05. Haley Bonar - I Can Change [Gndwire Records]
- 06. New Politicians - Remission [New Politicians]
- 07. Yndi Halda - Helena [Big Scary Monsters]
- 08. Xul Zolar - Hex [Asmara Records]
- 09. The Acid - RA (Weval Remix) [Infectious Music]
- 10. Howling - Short Line (Alex Banks Remix) [Monkeytown Records x Counter Records]
- 11. BAILE - Walls (feat. John Lamonica) [Color Station]
Jean-Michel Blais & Bufflo
Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten. Perhaps each of them contain more stories, sitting inside each other like nesting dolls. I could sit here and tell you that some of the songs are about growing up in the Black Hills. Some of the songs are about my parents. Some of the songs are about sexuality. Some of the songs are about loss of youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, or the terror of jealousy and suspicion. But what I write is borne of my own set of memories and ideas, and once they are released into the world, they do not belong to me anymore. The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours. What I can tell you is this: My name is Haley Bonar (rhymes with “honor”). I’m 33 years old, a Taurus, and I live in Saint Paul, MN with my daughter Clementine. I also sing in a band called Gramma’s Boyfriend.
New Politicians are a four piece Post-Punk, Alternative Rock band from Centerville, NJ. The band consists of Renal Anthony (vocals/guitar), Gian Cortese (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Erik Watson (drums), and John Comminel (bass). On April 21st, 2015 the band released their third EP entitled Remission. This seven track release is available to stream & download on their BandCamp.
"New Jersey’s New Politicians have quietly gone about their business – well, quietly in terms of being an under-the-radar, unsigned band despite making music that can be highly contagious or deep and contemplative. Dubbed as a post-punk, alternative band, on their latest EP, Remission, they take an approach that echoes of Interpol and A Place to Bury Strangers..." - Ben Yung, The Revue
"New Politicians are a band who seem very comfortable in their musical surroundings. They are not afraid to experiment with sound or skip through various musical genre’s. Collectively they have some sublime vocal melodies and impressive hooks that are well balanced with their Post-Punk ethos but are not overly exuberant. This is a band in love with music and I believe that for them this is only the beginning." - Del Chaney, Primal Music Blog
"Vocalist Renal Anthony has limitless talent and he routinely leaves me stunned with the passion and emotional depth of his performance, best heard on the stately title track. Even as the songs meander, the tracks seem to repeatedly reintroduce and reimagine themselves, morphing into intricate, emotionally driven masterpieces. This is music most people would love to make but simply do not possess the prowess to do so-each moment of Remission carries the listener away and reminds each person that there are bands out here still taking real changes." - Rich Quinlan, Jersey Beat
"The music itself, elegant and pronounced, is at times nuanced and other times obvious. The record is just as concerned about the arrangement and performances as it is about creating mood. There’s a slightly cinematic feel to the record, couched between a nostalgic 80’s feeling and a also a peculiar “newness.” It’s as though we’ve been led back to a grand old city – one the entire world knows from a bygone golden age. We’ve seen the pictures and we have practically visited every street in the cinema of our minds. But New Politicians takes us back to see all of those things we missed." - Unsound America
Yndi Halda (pronounced YIN-dee hal-DAR and stylised "yndi halda" in lower case) is a post-rock band from Canterbury, England. 'Yndi Halda' is Old Norse for "Enjoy Eternal Bliss", also the name of their self-titled debut. The band's music is characterized by expansive, cinematic pieces that have seen them compared to post rock and modern classical genres.
Xul Zolar are a trio from Cologne.
Xul Zolar founding members Ronald Rottel and Marin Geier met in Cologne’s infamous Club Scheiße (Club Shit) back in 2011. They bonded over a mutual love of The Smiths and Talking Heads and decided to start writing songs together.
The trio was completed by drummer Dennis Hofmann and subsequently Xul Zolar were invited to play c/o Pop Festival, Immergut Festival, Appletree Garden Festival, Reeperbahn and Dockville before they had released any music at all. While all three members have previously played in punk and hardcore bands, Xul Zolar play melancholic pop music with just a touch of post punk.
Thus far Xul Zolar have released a pair of DIY 7’’ singles, both of which sold out. ILAJALY, the first official from the Tides EP, was revealed last year. The remainder of the EP was finished earlier in 2015 and produced by Jochen Naaf (Polarkreils 18, Maxim) and Sven Ludwig (OK Kid) and is set for release 16th October via their own imprint and Jakarta Records sub label ASAMRA Records.
The Acid are a band consisting of the British DJ and record producer Adam Freeland, the Californian producer, composer, professor of music technology, Steve Nalep and the Australian, Los Angeles based artist, RY X, who is also one half of 'Howling' with Frank Wiedemann.