Trials + Tribulations

Bits & Pieces
January 31, 2009, 5:09 pm
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Junior Boys-Bits & Pieces


Rio en Medio
January 31, 2009, 12:41 pm
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I have been really enjoying the new album of Danielle Stech-Homsy, also known as Rio en Medio (river in between). She released her first CD, The Bride of Dynamite on Devendra Banhart’s Gnomonsong Records. Her newest record Frontier will be released on Manimal Vinyl, home to Bat for Lashes and Rainbow Arabia.

Frontier was recorded in Stech-Homsy’s homestate of New Mexico. Her style is akin to Bat for Lashes, Jana Hunter, or a earthier CocoRosie.

Never Get You
Buy Frontier at Insound.

De fem benspænd
January 31, 2009, 8:21 am
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So I just watched the movie The Five Obstructions. If you haven’t seen it, you really should. Director Lars von Trier makes director Jørgen Leth remake his own film Det perfekte menneske (The Perfect Human) with several different challenges (as a cartoon, in a dangerous place, etc)

Here’s the cartoon version of the film:

Daft Punk-Human After All (The Juan Maclean Remix)
The Rakes-All Too Human

All is Wild, All is Silent
January 31, 2009, 12:02 am
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I’d never heard of Austin band Balmorhea before hearing their upcoming full-length All Is Wild, All Is Silent. But now I am majorly impressed with what I’ve heard. Think of them as America’s answer to Sigur Ros. Their beuatiful melodies are calming and sweeping at the same time. Just amazing. Here’s my favorite track. The album is out on Austin label Western Vinyl in March.


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I’m Throwing My Arms Around Morrissey
January 30, 2009, 10:05 pm
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By now you’ve all seen the inside of Morrissey’s first single from his newest cd Years of Refusal and heard the fist single “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris.” But just in case you haven’t, here they are.

Hello world!
January 30, 2009, 9:23 pm
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Hi! Here’s the new spot of Dreams of Horses, now known as Trials + Tribulations! All the posts from Blogger have been added on to here soo…yeah!

Loch Lomond
January 30, 2009, 6:35 pm
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Here’s another band you ought to know about: Loch Lomond. They are ex-Decemberists tourmates and on the Dec’s old label, Hush Records. As you can tell there are many of them. Seven, I guess. But they just released an EP on Hush called Trumpets for Paper Children. Their sound is pretty downbeat, and sounds as if they were singing old Scottish folk songs. They have a CD out, Paper the Walls that I want to check out too. But anyway you can download the EP for free/small donation at Hush’s website here. Here’s a track from the EP as a taster.

Bird and a Bear