Various Artists – Loserpalooza 2012 (Free Download)

Various Artists
Loserpalooza 2012
Free Download
UK Release Date: Available Now

To celebrate the return of Loserpalooza the organisers have pulled together this free compilation of tracks by AtomckSpider KittenThe Witches DrumThorunZinc Bukowski and Recluse

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Track Listing:
1. Spider Kitten – ‘Twin Obscenities’
2. The Witches Drum – ‘Fishin’ For Ships’
3. Thorun – ‘Hipster Circle Pit’
4. Zinc Bukowski – ‘Hillazon’s Emergence’
5. Atomck – ‘Big Shit’
6. Recluse – ‘Temper’

Toundra – (III) (Aloud Music Ltd, 22/10/12)


Toundra
(III)
Aloud Music Ltd
UK Release Date: 22 October 2012

“Toundra staged one of the best shows of the first day. Their metallic post rock took attendees by surprise, and their decibel instrumental carousel literally hypnotized us.”
Rockzone

“Second assault of Toundra. They started with the post-metal instrumental standard (the footsteps of Isis, Pelican or Russian Circles are evident) and gave to these songs an enviable personality.”
Staff Magazine

“Their attacks are furious thunderstorms that open to clear up. More ruthless than Explosions in the Sky and more expeditious than Mogwai.”
El Pais

Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed album II, Spain’s finest instrumental post-rock group Toundra return to the progressive fold with (III); an epic, brutal and beautiful new chapter in their career.

Their second release on Barcelona’s Aloud Music Ltd and third full-length album since their formation in 2007, over the past five years Toundra have released music on labels in their native Spain, as well as labels in France (Basement Apes Industries), Germany and Brazil (Criminal Attack Records). Recorded with Carlos Santos (Ictus, Adrift, Aathma, Another Kind of Death) at Sandman Studios in their hometown of Madrid over six complex and uncompromising tracks they create music to move mountains.

Opener ‘Ara Caeli’ sets out its stall and encapsulates exactly what the band has been about since day one. Pioneering grand and striking song structures with ideas behind each that explore issues surrounding life and death, they chip away at melodic post-rock landscapes instantly comparable to Mogwai or Pelican, but under the surface (III) incorporates elements of more traditional influence. Their appreciation of classic rock groups such as Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin shine through (check out the heavy folk and swirling string sections of ‘Requiem’) and can be heard all over (III), interwoven into the progressive post-metal of ‘Cielo Negro’ and ‘Marte’ this is Toundra at their most impressive. A total musical force.

To date the band has already appeared at festivals including BAM 2010, Primavera Sound, DCode, Resurrection Fest and Costa de Fuego (Benicassim) and this September they take to the road in support of (III) with a full European Tour.

Track Listing:
1. Ara Caeli
2. Cielo Negro
3. Requiem
4. Marte
5. Lilim
6. Espirita

Label: Aloud Music Ltd
Formats: CD, LP, Download
Web: myspace.com/toundraband

Tour Dates:
20.09.12 – Metz, Zikametz Festival, FRANCE
22.09.12 – Solingen, Pretty In Noise Festival, GERMANY
23.09.12 – Düsseldorf, Session, GERMANY
24.09.12 – Berlin, Schokoladen, GERMANY
25.09.12 – Chemnitz, AJZ, GERMANY
26.09.12 – Winterthur, Gaswerk, SWITZERLAND
28.09.12 – Thun, Mokka, SWITZERLAND
29.09.12 – Bordeaux, Les Lectures Aléatoires, FRANCE

Toundra European Tour 2012

Aloud Music Ltd have announced details of Toundra’s European Tour 2012 this week which will see the band hit the road throughout September to promote the release of their fantastic new album (III).

Live dates below:

19.09.12 – Tolosa, Bonberenea, SPAIN
20.09.12 – Metz, Zikametz Festival, FRANCE
22.09.12 – Solingen, Pretty In Noise Festival, GERMANY
23.09.12 – Düsseldorf, Session, GERMANY
24.09.12 – Berlin, Schokoladen, GERMANY
25.09.12 – Chemnitz, AJZ, GERMANY
26.09.12 – Winterthur, Gaswerk, SWITZERLAND
28.09.12 – Thun, Mokka, SWITZERLAND
29.09.12 – Bordeaux, Les Lectures Aléatoires, FRANCE

Sheltered Life PR Welcomes Aloud Music Ltd

Having followed their efforts closely for almost two years we are extremely pleased to announce that over the coming months we will be working with Barcelona’s Aloud Music Ltd on two new album releases.

We will be helping Aloud with UK press for Toundra’s eagerly anticipated (III) and Fira Fem’s fantastic Aedificatoria.

Hailing from Madrid Toundra first came to our attention back in 2011 when we witnessed their storming set at Primavera Sound and watched them emerge as one of the festival’s most talked about acts. As the title suggests this will be their third album (although second on Aloud Music Ltd) and will end a two-year wait from 2010’s critically acclaimed II. An album that many consider to be one of Spain’s most essential instrumental post-rock albums and a record that riffs into realms occupied by Hydra Head heroes like as Pelican and Cave In, while remaining true to the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Make no mistake, Toundra are about as progressive as they come and if you dig the sweeping post-rock highs of Mogwai and crushing blows of Isis then (III) will suitably  slay you.

Toundra 1

The second release we can’t wait to get our ears around comes from another top Madrid band named Fira Fem who have already made something of a name for themselves on their native soil. Their debut album Aedificatoria promises to be a futuristic psych-pop gem awash with summery psychedelia and electronic curiosity and a record that will ride high on the success of two EPs – their self released Old Man Jacket (2011) and Mascot Human Disco (2010) on the Mine All Mine label. Expect plenty of lo-fi indie guitar exchanges, haphazard samples and dreamy lyrics on one of the more intriguing records you’ll hear to this year. Fans of Sebadoh and Super Furry Animals will do well to tune in.