mercoledì 5 settembre 2018

"I wanted to look beyond Brooklyn and connect myself to something bigger"

Quella vecchia rubrica che una volta si chiamava "Polaroids From The Web" [*]

Not Another Women in Rock Article - The Ringer

▶️ «Sarah was always a political label, and the politics informed the way the music was released: cheap 7-inch singles, not expensive 12-inches; no limited editions, no unreleased bonus tracks on compilations - explains [Matt] Haynes. - We wanted everyone to hear the music, not just collectors and those with money to burn. We said ‘no encores’ and we meant it, but we still want people to hear the music, because it’s fantastic. And platforms like Bandcamp seem pretty much in tune with those old ideals»: "A Guide to Beloved Indie Pop Label Sarah Records", scritta da Michael White, l'autore di Popkiss, sul Bandcamp Daily. L'articolo contiene anche diversi commenti degli stessi fondatori Clare Wadd e Matt Haynes. Segnalo anche che da alcune settimane, buona parte del catalogo Sarah sta tornando disponibile in versione digitale proprio su Bandcamp. Se siete iscritti alla pagina può capitarvi di ricevere email stranianti che annunciano "New release from SARAH RECORDS"!



▶️ L'articolo militante da leggere oggi è di Lindsay Zoladz su The Ringer: "Not Another Women in Rock Article: A new generation of rising young women rock stars—including Mitski, Snail Mail, and Camp Cope—has emerged. And they’re redefining what it means to own the room". In mezzo alle analisi delle varie musiciste, un paragrafo mi ha colpito: «The audiences for shows I’ve seen in the past few years headlined by acts like Camp Cope, Soccer Mommy, and Waxahatchee have come surprisingly close to gender parity. It makes sense—all of these acts are bringing new perspectives to their music, and wouldn’t the widest possible audience want to hear something innovative, new, and alternative to the norm? Isn’t that what punk and indie rock have always claimed to be about?»



▶️ I Belle and Sebastian hanno annunciato i primi nomi della line-up del Boaty Weekender, la crociera indiepop in programma per agosto 2019, e hanno sganciato la prima notizia clamorosa: il ritorno dal vivo dei Camera Obscura! A fare compagnia alla band scozzese, Mogwai, Alvvays, Buzzcocks, Japanese Breakfast, Hinds e altri artisti parecchio interessanti. I prezzi non sono dei più accessibili, le date (proprio a metà ferie per molti) potrebbero essere un po' problematiche, e il programma prevede "multiple shows going on simultaneously". Ma in effetti quando ti potrebbe capitare di nuovo di stare in piscina con Stuart Murdoch?

▶️ Se, come me, dopo l'estate avete bisogno di rimettervi in pari con una certa cultura pop, ecco qui Wired che viene in nostro soccorso, con un bel pezzo dal titolo tranchant: "The best albums of the summer were exercises in reinvention".

▶️ «I wouldn’t profess to be a huge John Peel expert or anything. I just love what he represents, I love looking up Peel Sessions on youtube. I wanted to look beyond Brooklyn and connect myself to something bigger. To me, the UK is the mecca of indie rock from the 80s and 90s, and that’s just kind of my wheelhouse. Peel pioneered this idea that the radio curation could be it’s own art form»: andiamo su Fortherabbits a fare la conoscenza dei "Peel Dream Magazine – In Their Own Words", aspettando il loro album debutto Modern Meta Physics, in arrivo su Slumberland.


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