BOD: (7.21.10) – QUANTIC (Will Holland) today’s version of Quantic is the Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno
Okay, I hope you’ve realized that NBD is not a one trick pony, a one hit wonder, a comfort zone type of guy. I’ve covered Beard Bands, Animal Bands, the Canadian Indie scene, even ventured into Sweden, Finland and Europe for a short time. Today I was feeling like I skipped my favorite part of the world…South America. I was reminiscing about our trip to Cartegna and Bogota and was missing the weather, the food, the beaches, the people and mostly the music and it’s ability to infuse it’s rich history into it’s modern music. South America has long been a settling point for Europeans and even Americans to lose themselves, but what you’ll find is that the music scene is like a ball of tape, it just rolls around and grabs from those same Euros and Yanks and creates a very unique sound. Most nights are filled with hot, steamy outdoor dance floors being managed by DJs spinning modern tracks overlayed with the cities historical latin roots. Countries like Colombia, who’ve infused it’s rich cultural sound with the sounds of the Caribbean are ripe for the taking when famous sound scientists move-in….Will Holland
Holland is a musician, DJ and record producer from Bewdley, Worcestershire. That’s London dudes. He is known for drawing in elements of salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk, jazz, guitars, pianos, samples and whatever city he’s living in at the time. Holland now resides in Cali, Colombia, a very traditional Colombian city, untarnished by American or European influence. His greatest passion is unearthing lost treasures from Colombia’s musical past and making new music with the array of talent available. Colombia is the perfect home-base to empower his remarkable creativity. Now Holland has started his latest project, Quantic’s latest album, Dog With a Rope, features Colombian musicians playing with a mix of cumbia, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, electric guitars, mambo’s and a smattering of other instruments. The Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno is yet another experimental approach to cross the great genre divide to bring mind-bending new sounds. It’s a summer album like no other. If you haven’t been to Colombia, you’ll be there soon. The album’s bare bones approach is unadultered by DJ bullshit, it’s raw, historic and modern. It’s music infusion that makes you love having two ears. Please listen and enjoy.
Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #1: Bill Ryder-Jones My heart always fall for the silky voices that sing about love lost. Especially when they come out of the shadows. Much like Diane Coffee’s falsetto or our #1 Best New Artist Bill Ryder-Jones. Where Diane Coffee’s day job is the drummer for Foxygen, Bill […]
Wow is all we have to say. We love London Grammar and the vocals of Hannah Reid. Annie Lennox is painfully accepting that she has been surpassed on the vocals chart by Hannah. Try to not cry when you hear the whole record.
The Arizona Turk is one the primary contributors to New.Band.Day. He’s been a fixture since 2010 and his picks are ahhhhmazing. They may seem confusingly unfamiliar, but that’s why we love him. His picks sound odd today, but if you look back over the past several years, you’ll notice that those bands are just now […]
UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2013 (5.24.13) Marriages Oh hey how are you? Yes we’ve been tweeting and not blogging, sorry. We got sucked into the world of twitter passing along new music, so if you’re in the mood follow us @newbandday So you all know the Arizona Turk, right? I am convinced he’s […]
STAFF PICKS – Our own Arizona Turk finally put pen to paper and sent us his 2011 GEM list stuffed with reverb, sonic soundwaves and spacey dreams. My mind is a whirl with all this great stuff. Read his list, like the bands on Facebook and listen to his playlist on Spotify. There are some real GEMS in here….Top 10 Bands, Tracks and Albums of 2011.
No other band put a dent in our 2011 universe, then Other Lives. They are big now, but even back in May of 2011, the band was still small. Now they’re touring with Radiohead and they are so deserving of our #1 Hummingbird Award for 2011. Get the album, tell your friends you’ve been listening since early 2011, and make them your new favorite band of 2011 and for all-time.
We don’t care that everyone knows who they are…they deserve to be voted onto the list of Hummingbird Award Winners. Listen and enjoy what everyone in The UK loves. They are better than any rock band since…The Strokes.
Best New Bands of 2010 Hummingbird Award: #1 The Tallest Man on Earth
He is the reason why I love music, why I love to share music, why we endure the crap…he is the gem that was excavated one Winter morning back in February, and now he is THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW ARTIST OF 2010. Thank you Kristian for making and creating.
Best New Bands of 2010 Hummingbird Award: #2 The Pomegranates
Fuzzy Cincinnati, Ohio surf rockers bring a fantastic new album to 2010. I think these guys have just enough quirk to break-thru. They’ve been grinders on the road and with 3 LPs and a few EPs, they deserve the accolades. Love them and so will you! Hear two new tracks now a grab the Daytrotter session NOW! They DESERVE THE HUMMINGBIRD!!!
Best New Bands of 2010 Hummingbird Award: #3 The Radio Dept.
They were voted #1 in our mid-year Best of 2010 list. They are perfection in motion, they’re Pet Shop Boys sounds are a new way to make the [Second] Wave worth it’s rise. The Radio Dept. has an amazing album and will make our final three Best Albums of 2010, posted later this week. We love The Radio Dept. and we know you will!
Best New Bands of 2010 Hummingbird Award: #4 Chapel Club
Chapel Club is Morrissey trapped in a Interpol video. They destroy the stereotypes of the Second [New] Wave, and make it fun to listen to again. They mix The Smiths, Interpol, My Vitriol, Glenn Danzig and Joy Division all into one. The single “The Shore” is brilliant and we are thankful that the Arizona Turk pulled an all-nighter to find this gem. Merry Christmas
Best New Bands of 2010 Hummingbird Award: #5 Jim Jones Revue
Seriously the Best Band of 2010 and they’re only #5…WOW, this is much harder than I thought it would be. They’re Little Richard, The Misfits and Jerry Lee Lewis all wrapped up in an angry little package. I love em soo much, I hope this endorsement gets you to listen. Listen to 2 new tracks.
This is the final post of 2010. The Top 10 Albums from Me the Editor. Damn it’s been a great year musically. If you said this year in music sucked, then you weren’t listening or reading. If you have a friend and you’re a friend then pass along NewBandDay.com to them. It’ll be their New Years Resolution, or yours if you’re looking to be a better friend. The albums are here. So go download them…NOW! See you next year.