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Cheep & Snail

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    Snail’s #MusicDiary2012 05.07

    Slow music day, too many interruptions for #musicdiary2012

    Commuting/Bus/Walking (Headphones)

    Calle 13 - La Vuelta Al Mundo

    Calle 13 - La Bala

    Calle 13 - Vamo’ A Portarnos Mal

    Calle 13 - Latinoamérica

    Calle 13- Digo Lo Que Pienso

    Cube @ work - Needed to work on some media plans, something wordless

    Explosions in the Sky - “All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone” album. Wondering why I’ve not put “Take Care Take Care Take Care” in here yet.

    Beach House - Bloom via NPR

    Moonface - Heartbreaking Bravery

    Moonface - Yesterday’s Fire

    Moonface - Shitty City… seriously excited to see how these sound live, soon.

    Cooking @ home (speakers): Play a very old “Genius” playlist

    Interpol - Untitled

    Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)

    Wolf Parade - Shine a Light

    Wilco - I’m Trying To Break Your Heart

    Blonde Redhead - Spring and by Summer Fall *crank this one up, forgot how much I love it!

    Elliott Smith - Needle in the Hay

    TV on the Radio - Dreams

    The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers

    Beck - The Golden Age

    Interpol - C’mere

    Asobi Seksu - Thursday

    Goodnight.

    — 2 years ago
    #music diary 2012  #calle 13  #moonface  #interpol  #blonde redhead  #beck  #the rapture 

    We’ve been following Calle 13's career since back in the day when we first met working at a Latin magazine, and their music showed us a humaness that was lacking in other “urban” acts we had to cover. After interviewing them a few times we can say these people are great musicians, and above all, great human beings with a sensibility that's very rare to find. They are not afraid to speak their mind, and actually say something meaningful.

    I had a chance to be in the press room at the Latin Grammys where I was on assignment, and it saddened me to see so many people were harsh to them. Their awards got rolled in on a table because they had NINE, and the media, one particular Venezuelan “journalist” decided to attack them with a question that not only was based on wrong assumptions but completely out of place. As a Venezuelan, I was flabbergasted that this man had gotten the chance to ask the first question and chose to attack Calle 13 instead of inquiring about their collaboration with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, our pride and joy. Their performance of “Latinoamérica" opened the night and was so powerful it brought tears to the press and got a standing ovation, showing exactly why the hell they’ve garnered so many awards. So I yelled and asked the question, and Visitante kindly said they never thought it could happen but they loved Dudamel for all the work he is doing, breaking paradigms in his industry, just like Calle 13 is trying to do —and has done— so it was like a dream come true.

    Today Cheep and I discussed that we can’t wait until they go all independent just like Radiohead and continue doing whatever they want.  There’s no other act like them, and instead of people staying ignorant and hating for no reason, we hope they listen to the message in their music… seek truth and stand by it at all costs. We’re proud of you Calle 13, we’re proud you are Latinos and make us proud to be Latin, too. Salud! —Snail

    — 2 years ago with 4 notes
    #calle 13  #pg-13  #visitante  #gustavo dudamel  #orquesta sinfonica de venezuela  #latinoamerica  #rant  #latin pride 
    Oh-Ten: A year in mind explosions and freakouts while listening to music

    Our ears were kept mighty busy this year with its exquisite music offerings. It seemed as though we were discovering new bands — or being reassured that our old faves still got it — every other week. As music junkies, this is the ideal. 2011, beat that, hot shot!. Check out our favorite music of the year after the cut.

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    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
    #2010  #best albums 2010  #Four Tet  #crystal castles  #gorillaz  #Wolf Parade  #Everything Everything  #Scissor Sisters  #the radio dept.  #Tame Impala  #darkstar  #Calle 13  #arcade fire  #warpaint  #Flying Lotus  #phil selway  #caribou  #of Montreal  #Belle and Sebastian  #liars  #black keys  #abe vigoda  #vhs head  #no age  #deftones  #julieta venegas  #gold panda  #eminem  #mount kimble  #zola jesus 
    Creepy Fan Request #25: Residente’s hoodie

    We figured it would be funny to begin documenting the outrageous and impossible things we’d love our favorite people to do for us if we had one more screw loose than we already have.

    We want the adidas hoodie Calle 13's Residente is wearing in the interview below. Not that kind of hoodie, that hoodie. His hoodie. With all his clean man smells on it. Yes.

    — 3 years ago with 7 notes
    #Calle 13  #creepy fan request  #residente  #adidas  #cheep 
    Giving a first listen to the new Calle 13 album, Entren Los Que Quieran, and loving what the boys have done, again.

    Giving a first listen to the new Calle 13 album, Entren Los Que Quieran, and loving what the boys have done, again.

    — 3 years ago
    #calle 13  #residente  #visitante  #pg-13  #entren los que quieran  #new music