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Songwriter. Poet. Counter-culture icon. Consummate ladies' man. Since bursting onto the scene in 1967, Leonard Cohen has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now, Lions Gate is proud to celebrate Cohen's legacy with director Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man," an intimate look at the songs, poetry, and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential troubadours. In January, 2005, Lunson traveled to Sydney to film the historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by famed music producer Hal Willner. "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances from this event by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
"Not Capable of Love" combines bracing Pixies-style fuzz guitar with a buoyant bass line reminiscent of the Cure and builds to a soaring chorus scratched by aching vulnerability; "Cardiff-By-The-Sea" resounds with melancholy pop hooks, but echoes with ominous warbling guitars redolent of My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver. "And We All Become Like Smoke" reveals still another side of the Ataris, incorporating angular guitars, tendrils of feedback, pastel color washes and yearning vocals that bring to mind The Bends-era Radiohead.
Now eight albums deep, the archetypal nu-metal band Korn are no longer new, however they're still relevant. With industrial synth and bone-crushing guitars, NIN producers help twist chaos into pop on "Untitled." How Jonathan Davis hasn't blown out his vocal chords by now remains a mystery.
Hot on the heals of previous limited 7" single "The Get Go" New Young Pony Club (NYPC) return with Ice Cream, a sparsely minimal punk funk jerkout that sounds like a distaff version excursion on disco-era Rolling Stones fronted by the Slits' Ari Up and produced by David Byrne and Brian Eno. Partly inspired by LCD Soundsystem and a chance meeting of like-minded band members intent on establishing something potent, Andy and Tahita formed NYPC in 2005. A five-piece comprising of Tahita (vocals), Andy (guitar), Igor (bass) Lou (keyboards) and Sarah (drums), they provide the kind of tight and bass-heavy future discoid noise currently setting hairs on end up and down the country. Ice Cream, their first single on Modular, is already causing a stir online with fans creating myspace pages with lyrics taken from the provocative song. ?A lot of [the lyrics are] about the perceived idea of how women are supposed to be, and putting my twist on it.? Says Tahita. NYPC have quietly set their world alight with a swell blend of disco, pop and punk which they are currently distilling into a debut album for Modular. Undoubtedly, one of THE bands to watch for 2007.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Decibully is a band's band. Featuring numerous multi-instrumentalists and having earned a strong reputation for their live performances, Decibully brandishes a wide variety of influences, mixing a rich blend of finely interspersed layers tinged with country-esque flourishes, subtle electronic twinges, and rockist undertones. Formed as a trio in Fall 2001 by William J. Seidel (vocals, guitar, percussion, Rhodes), guitarist W. Kenneth Siebert and keyboardist Nick Westfahl, the group soon added Ryan Weber (lap steel, synths, guitar, percussion), bassist Justin Klug, and drummer Jason Gnewikow to further round out their sound. Decibully spent the rest of 2001-02 practicing when time could be found, touring and self-releasing their debut album You Might Be A Winner, You May Be A Loser, But You'll Always Be A Gambler. When Gnewikow moved to New York, he was replaced on drums by Aaron Vold. At the same time, banjo player Eric Holliday joined the band. Following a successful January 2003 tour, Decibully returned to the studio to begin working on their second full-length, the tentatively-titled When We Learned How To Dance. In late May 2003 Westfahl was replaced by Nicholas Sanborn on keyboards and the band began looking for a label. Prior to Decibully, Seidel and Weber were founding members of Camden. In 1999, Camden recorded demos with Chris Rosenau, guitarist for Pele and Collections of Colonies of Bees. Based on their prior relationship and having seen Decibully live numerous times, Rosenau contacted Polyvinyl Records via a two o'clock in the morning phone message lauding the band. A few days later, an unmastered, incomplete version of the album arrived by mail. Band and label began talking and, following a return to the studio, the album was released as City of Festivals on October 14, 2003 followed by a self-booked national tour and an appearance at Polyvinyl's 2003 CMJ Showcase. With nearly a hundred shows played in support of City of Festivals, Decibully again returned to the studio to begin recording their follow-up album to the Polyvinyl debut. City of Festivals had been a mix of different songs written while the band was undergoing personnel changes. A little over half the songs had been written before the band became the solidified line-up that toured in support of City of Festivals. From the initial roughs sent to Polyvinyl, it was obvious the dividends from touring were paying off in the studio. Sing Out America! (scheduled for release March 8, 2005), Decibully's third album, is the first one to be written entirely by the band as a cohesive septet from start to finish. Although more stylistically varied than previous albums, the continuity of Sing Out America! reflects the consistency that can only be found by a band spending so much time on the road together. Sing Out America! is the most representative work the band has turned in to date, bringing their recorded output in step with their live show.
Brooklyn's Baby Dayliner is upbeat, joyous, earnest, and romantic, all at once. He combines Leonard Cohen's songcraft, the electronic pulse of New Order, and the jiggy performance style of Al Green.
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A melancholy ballad, played in the park
Sitting in the back room of their Deptford hotel, Athlete are trying to explain the development their sound has made on "Tourist," the quartets marvelous second album. "The last album was quirky pop. And it was good quirky pop..." says bandmember Stephen Roberts (drums and vocals), no doubt to the agreement of the 250,000 fans who bought 2004's "Vehicles and Animals" and the judging panel that shortlisted it for the Mercury Award, "but we wanted to push ourselves further." "We'll always love good melodies," agrees bandmember Joel Pott (guitar and vocals). "But pop in itself wasn't enough for this record." The two other members of the band are Carey Willetts (bass and vocals) and Tim Wanstall (keyboards and vocals).
In a world of recycled, formulaic pop songs, there is a forgotten place deep in the woods of art, love and rock n' roll. This is where you will find Gaz Reynolds. A pop sensation unlike any other, who writes and performs all of his own material and even directs, edits and produces his own pop videos (many of which have been released on DVD compilations and broadcast on TV music networks around the globe). Gaz has been featured in countless music and internet magazines and has appeared on a worldwide TV show broadcast in 64 countries to 135 million viewers. He is also regularly featured on Canada's N0.1 Dance TV Station BPM - TV. As if this wasn't enough, he also has his own animated cartoon series called "Gaz Wars", which can be viewed on the web on his Official Website Gaz World. In recent times, Gaz has gained a reputation for his controversial approach to the music industry. The music press regularly report on his controversial life style and music, and with the launch of his branded P2P software earlier in 2005, he has become an even bigger controversial Star. Now based somewhere between London Gaz World and Gaz World International, Miami Gaz has gained iconic status in the pop/dance field around the world. Having recently hosted his own 3 hour radio show on Radio Gets Wild in the UK with co host and pal DJ Dee, Gaz has shown us all another side to his talent - personality and sense of humour. Since the first show, Gaz and Dee have gone on to braodcast a regular monthly show with DJ Dee in the UK and Gaz broadcasting from his Miami home, featuring major industry guests from around the world. If Depeche Mode, Sash, Pet Shop Boys, Dead Or Alive, Aqua, Stephen Duffy, Duran Duran, Kylie, Human League got together and jammed, the music might sound a little like Gaz. Singing and writing from a young age, Gaz, now thirty-something years old, is a seasoned songwriter. Some would describe his gift as "Maturity with a youthful edge," but Gaz believes that art is art no matter what the age of the creator. Evidently, it is effective to start creating the art as early as possible. Gaz has already received multiple awards for his official website Gaz World (BT IMA nominations 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and an IMA award in 2004) as well as local and Internet-wide recognition for his music, including spotlights and Top 5 chart positions and major radio air play on COMERCIAL HIT RADIO STATIONS throughout the USA and worldwide. Gaz has built a worldwide fan base from hard work and determination, shooting press releases to the music press on a regular basis and having features and regular interviews on CHR, HOT AC, College and Internet Radio around the world. DJ reactions and spins in the clubs around the world have played a vital part in Gaz?s commercial success and high profile. In December 2003, Gaz formed his own record label WORLD DOMINATION RECORDS to market his own unique style of Dance/Pop music. This tactic appears to have worked very well for Gaz as it got him on the front cover of Media One Magazine with Duran Duran. It gave Gaz the credibility and recognition he deserved and enabled him to be featured on the VH1, MTV, All Music Guide, Rolling Stone, and LAUNCH websites. In October 2004, Gaz scored his first Top 40 hit on the Euro NRG Chart, which is based on sales and DJ reaction reports from around the world. Dance songs with a pop sensibility are what you'll hear while listening to Gaz. You might also be able describe his music as pop songs with a rock edge on occasion. Either way, Gaz's music is so widely palatable that it exceeds the boundaries of genres. A nice balance is given with his insightful lyrics, pop hooks and deep masculine and at times boyish vocals, so as not to alienate the different tastes of different listeners. Every song tells a story, drawing you in, making you wonder what is going on in his mind. Gaz really has something to tell you. His music is a wake up call to all Pop fans around the globe. Gaz has recently been working alongside established Producers Ross Alexander, The Panik Brothers, Future Force, The SleazeSisters/Starlet DJs, to further flavour his electronic sound - the best is yet to come!