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WOMEN (Calgary, AL)
Sometimes light and spacious, at other times eerie and dense with an ominous weight, Women hint at The Velvet Underground, Swell Maps or This Heat; a lo-fi masterpiece cloaked in layers of vibrato and guitar wash.
Women's self-titled full-length will be released though Jagjaguwar Records on January 19, 2009 and was was recorded by Sub Pop artist Chad VanGaalen over 4 months on ghettoblasters and old tape machines in his basement, an outdoor culvert and a cupboard.
where peers Deerhunter veer into amorphous song-globs and Times New Viking threaten to come unglued at any moment, Women has the cool, hard weight of something created under duress. - PITCHFORK
This is freak-rock, nursed on psychedelia and prog, but without pretense. -VUE Weekly
Women are not women. Thet are men. No matter, they are beautiful anyway - The Stool Pigeon
'A+ name by the way' Vice Magazine (8/10)
MY SAD CAPTAINS (London)
Laid back pop of the highest calibre, their most recent single 'All Hat and No Plans' (White Heat) got XFM playlisted and was Steve Lamacq's Record of the Week on 6 Music earlier in the year. Their debut album comes out next year.
'slacker indie pop sensibilities that herald an inevitable radio takeover in the next year - Uncut
like Calexico's poppier cousins...genuinely tuneful country tinged songs...one of the capital's best kept secrets The Fly
HIS CLANCYNESS (Bologna)
Minimalist pop (ah...new genre - mini-pop!) from Canadian-in-Italy Jonathan Clancy, who in his spare time manages to front indiepop buzzband A Classic Education and punkpop troopers Settlefish.