Perhaps my greatest joy in 2019 is just letting go of trying to follow trends or be in the loop, and instead focus on finding the joys in what I already know I love…like Spanish pop tunes. Senalada has this amazing new single that I think you’ll like, and if not, eh, sorry. There’s that slight dreamy tone to the guitar, matched by this wispy vocal before percussion kicks in and the guitar dances down the yellow brick road. The breathiness of the voice really hits home; it’s like every last breath is being given forth for the sake of the listener. This is a great one-off single for those that missed out on Mejores Amigos via Discos de Kirlian.
Over the last several years I’ve turned to Discos de Kirlian and Pretty Olivia Records for a look into the world of Spanish indie rock. Today I’m here with a new track from Selvatica who just dropped Macumba via Discos de Kirlian. There’s this natural tension that exists during the verses, the guitar working over strings carefully before the distortion gets turned up. Each time the guitars blast and recede, I’m disoriented in the best way possible; it all ends in a euphoric burst that crests and crashes through your speakers. Tired of monolingual indie rock? Then turn this one up loud. Macumba is out now!
This brand new single from the forthcoming No Fucks LP is a spirited disaster of a tune, in the best way possible. From the minute I pressed play I was disoriented by the ramshackle riffs bouncing me along while the vocals overlapped; it kept me off balance, trying to catch my breath so to speak. It’s a quick hook, grabbing you, then it just discordantly jumps to a close before you know it, which, of course, leads to pressing play and starting it all over again. The self-titled debut No Fucks record is out today courtesy of Discos de Kirlian, so have it folks.
No Fucks might not be on your radar as of yet, but hey, no fucks given, right? The Spanish outfit is a two piece band, brandishing little more than fuzzy guitars that twinkle through your speakers, matched with that bounding rhythm that encourages most folks to get out of their chairs and have a little bit of fun. I love the way they draw things out just near the 1 minute mark, before adding a little bit more emphasis on their heavy euphoria. As of right now, the group just have this single and its B-Side hanging out in the world, but word has it that Discos de Kirlian will be helping with a full-length come February.
Seeing Hands just released a brand new EP yesterday. While the EP collects a few of the singles from the band, it also brandishes two stellar new tracks that are worth your time. The first, “Colours,” is this dreamy pop soundscape, hanging fragile vocal lines carefully out there to drift through the speakers of the world; I love the feel of the vocals, as if we’re all in a large group singing together. “Sorry,” the latter tune has this more electronic sheen; you can feel the rhythmic pulse at the get-go, though it still softens the edges to maximize pop sensibility. The new EP is available on 10″ via Discos de Kirlian.
Fanou, formerly of Skittle Alley, gave us Voyage Intererieur earlier this year, and already he’s back with a whole new batch of synth-driven indiepop songs under the name Coastal. I love how his electronic aspects don’t overshadow his indiepop tendencies, instead combining them into one organic collection of concise pop tunes. he has this way of elongating the tension until your ready for the release. Of the tracks present on Endless Summer, I think I’m gravitating towards “The Time” as my personal favorite…definitely holds the heaviest beat. If you’re interested, then mosey on over to Discos de Kirlian to get your hands on these tracks.
As a fan of the indiepop genre, I try my best to always browse the web searching for things to share…which led me to Discos de Kirlian, long ago. Today the label just quietly dropped two new releases in our lap, and why not visit some of the best in Spanish indiepop. The first bit comes from Senalada, finding that perfect middle ground between twee and electronica; I love the acoustic guitar at work here. On the other side we have this charming ditty from Cosmo K.; it’s brevity helps you sink your teeth in immediately, then return to lap up all the joy all over again. Both releases can be found HERE.
It’s Tuesday, the day everyone forgot. But, why not hit it hard from the get-go with this spirited track from Spain’s Fantasmamidi. Immediately upon pressing play you’re going to find that your toes are tapping uncontrollably, and you might even leave your chair to flail about. Don’t let the Spanish lyrics deter you away, as the vocals still have a nice warm draw to them…even if you don’t speak the language. I really couldn’t think of a better way to start out your day than by listening to this track; their new self-titled album just became available via Discos de Kirlian.
Cruising through my usual spots, I noticed that Discos de Korlian had a few new releases up this weekend. One was the reissue of the Yetis 2014 EP, but for this post, let’s turn to the new record from Silent James. It’s an enchanting bit of balladry, with the focus consistently circling the voice of Jaume Benedito. There’s also something nostalgic in its sound; it’s singer-songwriter fare elevated with varying bits of accompaniment, giving off a natural swing…a kin to the earliest of Jens Lekman. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up will certainly live up to the charms of this track.
For awhile now I’ve been on the heels of Discos de Kirlian, the Spanish label specializing in delighting fans with great indiepop. In fact, the label is responsible for Skittle Alley, which has graced these little web pages; that remains important because Fanou is the writer behind Coastal. There’s a debut in the works, and the understated beauty of this tune is perfect for indiepop and electronic fans alike; you can hear the textural work behind the song, made perfect by the softness in the presentation of the vocals. As of today, the whole Voyage Interieur album is available, so feel free to enjoy it over HERE!