Amplifier Newsletter #221 - 31 May 2006
Amplifier Newsletter #221 - 31 May
Kia ora , So that was NZ Music Month for 2006. It’s going to be nice to wear clothes that aren’t black for a change. Then again every month is NZ Music Month at Amplifier so it won’t make much of a difference to us. Big shout outs to everyone at the NZMIC (especially Mikahl) who are the driving force behind Music Month every year. And we probably should also say thank you to the people at PC World magazine for naming us as one of their Website Heroes in the May edition.
There are new releases on the site this week from Blindspott, The Reduction Agents, Voom, The WBC, City Newton Bombers, Rhombus, Lawrence Arabia and The Bob Lazar Story. Goldenhorse have added their classic track Maybe Tomorrow for download and if that wasn’t enough there are new videos from Evermore, Rubicon and Frontline to watch. Tumeke!!
Ka kite ano.
The Reduction Agents - The Dance Reduction Agents
The Reduction Agents are an oddity in today's world of pop music: they play catchy songs but without resorting to clichéd lyrics and repetitive musical structures. The Dance Reduction Agents is a collection of rock songs in a classic vein. The album was played live and recorded in a set of rooms that adjoin The Lab Studio in Auckland. The Dance Reduction Agents album is the latest release from Lil' Chief Records.
Frontline - Lost in Translation
Their album, Borrowed Time has been marching out the door as quickly as we can get them in. Now Con-Psy and 41 are back. with a bit of help from Charene on vocals, with their new Jonathan Gerard directed video Lost in Translation.
Win a NZ Music Month Bag and CD's
NZ Music Month is over for another year but we've got one last set of goodies to give away to two lucky Amplifier.co.nz users. Now the lovely people at the NZ Music Industry Commission have given us two NZ Music Month bags. The bags, in music month black, feature the NZMM logo in white. They also contain Goldenhorse, Gramsci, The Bleeders, The Phoenix Foundation CD's ENTER HERE
Making Music in New Zealand
MAKING MUSIC IN NEW ZEALAND examines the reality of being a local musician. It collects together comments by popular musicians from various genres - from rock to electronica to hip hop - along with quotes from other major players in the industry. Author Gareth Shute is a member of three popular Auckland bands - The Tokey Tones, Ryan McPhun & the Ruby Suns, and the Cosbys, and helps run independent record label, Lil' Chief Records and also is the author of Hip Hop Music in Aotearoa.
onelung - Binary Pop Songs
Binary Pop Songs is the new release from the onelung crew which has been regularly rotating on the amplifier office stereo. A fourteen track, lush electronic album, written, produced and mastered by onelung and released through Monkey Records.
Video Rubicon - Mother
The new Rubicon video for Mother has been made by USA videomakers Justin Benoliel and director Charles Spano who have previously made cutting edge videos for indie bands including Death Cab For Cutie. The song is taken from the album, The Way it Was Meant to Be.
Noise In Your Stereo Adi Dick Mark http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/21766/noise_in_your_stereo.html
Special Surprise Luke Buda Tammy http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/20557/special_surprise.html
8 Foot Sativa 8 Foot Sativa Stephen http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/6044/8_foot_sativa.html