May 12, 2012
We Don’t Party No More
May 12, 2012
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Mean Jeans are a punk revival group from Portland that follow Rammones' tradition of short, speedy and most of all fun punk songs. I just love their single Steve Don't Party No More and their brainless/amateur video just makes it even better. Enjoy without thinking about it too much! Artist.Site
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The Minor Leagues up North College Hill
April 02, 2012
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The Minor Leagues are a seven piece band from Cincinnati that produce a blend of chamber, indie and brit pop (although from Ohio). A 90's nostalgia is evident in all their tracks but with a sound that borders to bands like the New Pornographers or Belle and Sebastian, that can only mean a good thing. The Minor Leagues - Secret Codes North College Hill is their latest album and it feels like a trip back home, to the basics of chamber pop. Charming melodies, pop lyrics and the feeling of...
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The Loveable Tulips hit the Streets
March 25, 2012
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It's a wonderful sunny Sunday here in London and only some Swedish pop can make it better. The Loveable Tulips are a female duo from Stockholm that love to sing about heartbreaks. Their music is both sad and happy, as it always is when it comes to love. Streets is the title track from their new EP and is about the time you start realising its time to move on, even if you love living in a dream. A bit downbeat but nevertheless too swedishly pop to pass by. Enjoy! Artist.Site
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Tennis between Young & Old
March 23, 2012
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Strangely enough, I have never mentioned Tennis before on Athens66 (with the exception of featuring one of their videos in our videowall back at the end of July 2010). They are a husband-and-wife duo from Denver, Colorado. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley formed the band in 2010 and released their first EP during the summer of the same year. Their debut LP came at the begininning of 2011, titled Cape Dory, and a was a joyful bedroom pop album that I absolutely loved. A bit over a year l...
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Fun with Summer Twins
March 21, 2012
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Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown from Riverside, California. The girls formed the band back in 2008 and have since released an EP and their debut self titled first album. Their music is a happy sunny form of pop with a twist of 60's groovy love that could only come out of California. If you combine this with their fresh look and girly attitude, you got a real charmer that will definitely put a smile on your face. Check out 'I will love you' and you'll immediately see what I...
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A Ghost Society
Ghost Society is a project by Sara Savery from People Press Play (Morr Music), Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation / Bichi) and Lasse Herbst founded back in December 2008. They all live in Copenhagen and have the ability to write beautiful indie pop tracks. Their first album The Back of his Hands, Then the Palms was released back in 2010 and contains quite a few nice tracks. A mix of pop and shoegaze all wrapped up in great melodies and dreamy vocals make this album quickly grow on you. If I didn...
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From Glasgow To Taby
January 23, 2012
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We just got the new video from Stockholm based indiepop band Robert Church & The Holy Community for his song ”From Glasgow To Täby”. The track will be out on Fox Pop in 2012. Dreamy lo-fi pop from Sweden...just the way we like it! Artist.Site
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Remember
December 06, 2011
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Back to Black for Amy
July 24, 2011
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"Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, who has battled drink and drug problems, is found dead at her London home at the age of 27", said the BBC. Another genuine talent lost at an early age. Although in the case of Amy, it was unfortunately not a surprise since her problems with drugs and alcohol were pilling up. Hopefully the world will not remember her for how she finished her last gig but for her brilliantly unique voice. Back to black it is then.. Artist.Site
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Bye Bye Democracy
June 30, 2011
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Yesterday's plan in Greece was straightforward: let the police loose outside the parliament so that we can continue to loot inside it. And it seemed to work as the new austerity measures were overwhelmingly voted by the government party. So who cares if we don't have democracy anymore...the only thing that matters is that those in power remain in power. It's been this way for years and yet people continued to vote in favor of them. I guess it's time for them to understand (the bitter way) th...
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Beirut moving to East Harlem
June 23, 2011
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Can't really think what to write about this. A Brand new single from Beirut titled East Harlem and a new album coming in August (The Rip Tide). A bit over three minutes of gorgeous bronze melodies...simply perfect! Artist.Site
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We Don’t Party No More
Mean Jeans are a punk revival group from Portland that follow Rammones' tradition of short, speedy and most of all fun punk songs. I just love their single Steve Don't Party No More and their brainless/amateur video just makes it even better. Enjoy without thinking about it too much! Artist.Site

Movies

Blue Valentine
I haven't written about movies I've seen for a long time now, although there have been some good ones. However, I just couldn't resist mentioning Blue Valentine. A sweet, truthfull, melancholic view of how you can hurt people even if you love them to death. A classic indepedent viewpoint from Derek Cianfrance which removes all unessary elements and keeps the film focused on the emotions of the starring couple. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are just perfect for the role (with Michelle starting to be one of my favorite 'alternative' stars in the last few years) and Grizzly Bear's soundtrack just ties everything up. True love through the ugly face of reality...not to be missed.

New Artists

Fun with Summer Twins
Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown from Riverside, California. The girls formed the band back in 2008 and have since released an EP and their debut self titled first album. Their music is a happy sunny form of pop with a twist of 60's groovy love that could only come out of California. If you combine this with their fresh look and girly attitude, you got a real charmer that will definitely put a smile on your face. Check out 'I will love you' and you'll immediately see what I mean. Summer Twins by Summer Twins Artist.Site

Reviews

Tennis between Young & Old
Strangely enough, I have never mentioned Tennis before on Athens66 (with the exception of featuring one of their videos in our videowall back at the end of July 2010). They are a husband-and-wife duo from Denver, Colorado. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley formed the band in 2010 and released their first EP during the summer of the same year. Their debut LP came at the begininning of 2011, titled Cape Dory, and a was a joyful bedroom pop album that I absolutely loved. A bit over a year later the band released their followup album Young & Old, which I actually had the opportunity to hear live on the day of its official release (Feb 13) in a small stage in Hoxton. Their new tracks are still the warming pop music we came to love in their debut, the sound however is much crisper and composed this time around. It's evident that this second album has been more professionally produced (meaning more structured melodies and better quality) but I'm really glad to see that the fresh, smal...