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Tune Into The Telewire

The Telewire - Stephen Thurman

A number of years ago, there was an Industrial project around called Self Contained Unit which was full of all the heavy beats, distorted vocals and loud, fast noise one would expect. This Industrial endeavor went on for about a year or two until it was time to morph into yet another sound. If you look hard enough, you may still find a cassette that was put out. Self Contained Unit was a one man powerhouse by the Austin native, Stephen Thurman.

As time progressed and interests changed, Stephen realized that his heart just wasn’t into such hyped up hard edged music anymore. There just wasn’t enough anger deep with inside of him and he found himself playing music that was softer instrumental and more Electronic based. Keeping the same name, Self Contained Unit, Stephen started playing a few live shows and released a couple CD-Rs.

Progressing along, one day Stephen decided to pick up that guitar he kept off on the side and discovered that he had a dearth of new music flowing from within. These songs were slower and spacier and seemed to take on a life of their own. The Telewire all started with the birth of a song called “Quiet Satellite”. Yet another side took hold to take Stephen into new musical dimensions of sound.

As with his previous projects, The Telewire is a one man, full bodied, band of sorts completely performed by Stephen Thurman. All parts, from guitar to drums to vocals and bass, are performed by Stephen.

Unfortunately, due to the one man does it all approach, we are unlikely to ever see The Telewire play live. Then again, maybe, just maybe, one day Stephen will figure out an acceptable way of using DATs to enhance his singing and guitar playing as a one man live act. Or, possibly, find another musician or so to help fill out his live sound. It can happen though no plans of such at the moment.

With all the talk of The Telewire being a solo project, you would never know it to listen to the album. It sounds quite full as though there was a roomful of musicians pumping out the sounds.

Stephen is a graphic artist by trade so expect more visual pairings down the line. There are plans to produce some music videos for The Telewire and Stephen has already printed up a few t-shirts for the band. Expect they will be available on the forthcoming website which is in the works.

Oh, while the wires are hot, so to speak, Stephen is already writing new music for the next release by The Telewire. The newer music, again, will be a solo project, and may be even more Electronic. Stephen aptly describes The Telewire’s current music as being Indie, Space Rock and Shoegaze; all of which I can agree with. Keep your eyes and ears open for The Telewire because there’s a lot of good stuff for you to enjoy.

The Telewire - The Telewire

You can grab The Telewire debut album for free at the following link:
The Telewire – The Telewire

Of course, you can also hear various cuts from The Telewire on Air Atlantic Underground Radio.

The Telewire

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"Rock Back For Japan"

The latest update for the Rock Back For Japan compilations for the Japan Disaster Relief Fund from Patetico Recordings.

From Tom Lugo:

PATETICO RECORDINGS will be releasing the “Rock Back for Japan”-Disaster Relief Fund compilation series over the next couple of weeks.

It will be released for digital download, a couple of weeks later the hard copy CDs will be available through Amazon.

Please become a member of the site at http://www.patetico-recordings.com/apps/auth/signup?next=apps%2Fprofile%2F as we will send updates through it.

Artists involved:

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 1

01. Purple Bloom- kisses bloomed
02. Apple Orchard- Half steps towards bright skies
03. SPC ECO- Silo Too High
04. Tahaki Miyaki- Somethin is better than nothing
05. Insect Guide-
06. Black Swan Lane- Age end
07. Un.Real- Angel 75
08. Spotlight Kid- All is real
09. Tally Ho!- Rainbow
10. Counterfeit i- Atlantis
11. Panophonic- Disappear into the night
12. Spell 336- Silence
13. Orangenoise- Trust
14. The DeFog- A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 2

01. Stellarium- Chocolate & Strawberry
02. Absence of Ocean- Open Heart (Open Fire)
03. Hemming- Swinging at Ghosts
04. Slowness- Slowboat
05. Dead Leaf Echo- Baby Eyes
06. The Ludvico Treatment- Enter secondary character
07. Wavvement- The Girl in the Denim Vest
08. Anthing+After- Disconnected
09. The Bavarian Druglords- WorldofSound
10. Ten Pound Troy- Unchained
11. Boy Party- July
12. Pilot Cloud- Meridian
13. Short to the Ground- No Time
14. This Scarlet Mourning- Shine

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 3

01.Ceremony- Control
02.Golden Gardens- The High Priestess 2
03.Bosques- Dorstein Rejse
04.Oblisk- Around the sound
05.Stone Darling- All I wanna Do
06.Resplandor- Twilight
07.Ludwyg- Phantom
08.Dirty Pulp Theatre- Excessive Noise
09. Hope- Wolfredt
10.After Sun- Walking Through This Door Again
11.Wavefield- Automatic Electronic Machines
12.Neorev-The Stars Above Us
13.Jesus Deluxe- No Middle Ground
14.Sway-Thirty Seven Miles Beside the Ocean

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 4

01.Plumerai- Empty Graves
02.Leaving Richmod- Your personal infinity
03.Jazzblaster- Dream
04.93millionmilesfromearth-Sorrow Song
05.Anne- Perfect teeth
06.The Psychocandies- High Love
07.Periscope- Freak Beat
08.Music For Headphones- Life inside a parka
09.Anji Cheung-Vessel of the Earth
10.Last Remaining Pinnacles- Students of V.U.
11.Phantom Vibrations- Burlington
12.Bloody Knives- Let me out
13.The Sunshine Factory- Sugar Sister
14. Chatham Rise- Air Feat (Featuring EJ Hagen)

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 5

01.Screen Vinyl Image- Too much speed
02.Tone Rodent- These Blues
03.Deep Cut- Decision
04.The Tweeds- Christmas Time
05.Victorie & Hyde- Fire we were
06.Presents for Sally- Three
07. SER.ES- Satélite
08. The Hope Slide- The Survivor
09. The High Violets- The Orchard
10.Whirl- Leave
11. FRACTAL – Niña Flor
12.Westkust- Falling through the floor
13.The Telewire- Silence
14. Stellarscope- You always know

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 6 (Still waiting on some tracks)

01.The Lost Patrol- Justine
02.Niels Nielson- Step Aside!
03.Isabela Music Club- What were you thinking?
04.Thrushes- Crystals
05.Elika- Seam
06.Patrik Torsson- Summary
07.The Second Floor- More science than soul
08.Mechanism for People- The taste of a sweet life
09.Starry Saints- The Long Fade
10.Her Vanished Grace- Blue
11.Ill-iteracy- Inside ya mind
12.C’est la Mort- Paper Ships
13.One Unique Signal- Bishops (what does it mean)

Please support our cause!”

Many of you will recognize a lot of these bands and even some of the songs from the air play they get on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. No doubt, many more will be aired as time goes on. Now is your chance to get them for your very own. Keep watching because they will be available for purchase very soon! Just a little something that you can do to help our neighbors greatly in need in Japan.

Patetico Recordings

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Jono Mofo from A Place To Bury Strangers in Rome May 2010 *Photo Credit: Dean Bromley

It is with great honor that Air Atlantic Underground Radio is proud to announce a new contributor to the Air Atlantic Underground.

Dean Bromley, will be your Captain in the new Videogazing Quarters. Dean hails from Manchester, England and will bring for your listening and viewing delight, videos for you to gaze upon from time to time.

Of course, the majority will feature the very music that you have heard here on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. Dean has a good sense of tracking down the best of music videos from the world of Shoegaze, Psychedelic, Bliss, Drone, Electronica and other very current and relevant offerings from the world of Air Atlantic Underground.

To access this new feature, click on the Videogazing tab. You will find the Videogazing tab either at the top of any page or along the sidebar under the Turn The Page section. You will also find on the sidebar, a list of videos that have been posted in the Videogazing Quarters.

Welcome, Dean!

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ZaZa

Word has it that ZaZa, one of Air Atlantic Underground Radio’s Best of 2010 winners, has been added to the 4th annual Austin Psych Fest on Friday April 29th, 2011!

You can get their new single “Distance Creator” from the band’s website.
ZaZa – “Distance Creator”

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+ Addendum: Official full additions to the lineup will be announced on March 8th.

The Air Atlantic Underground

A bit late but, as they say, better late than never. Of course, with the website still in it’s infancy, it’s forgivable.

The following is a list of Air Atlantic Underground Radio’s Best Releases of 2010.

They are in no particular order nor are they necessarily all 2010 releases. Instead, they are what Air Atlantic Underground Radio considers the best newer releases for the 2010 listening year.

You have no idea how much I hate making these lists. How do I remember everything for a whole year? Which do the station’s listeners and I like the best? What is my mood at the time and how it affects my thoughts on what I’m listening to at any given moment? Was it released in the US this year and last in the UK? Screw it! (Guess you can tell that High Fidelity isn’t high on my list of Favorite Movies.) I probably forgot some very good releases and I do apologize in advance. Please feel free to add comments below on your favorites for 2010.

Do be aware that I’m saving a release or two for next year that were technically released in 2010. The kind of stuff that squeezed out just before the year changed over but gets most of its play the following year. (A certain shiny band comes to mind and has already been logged on 2011′s list.)

A big THANK YOU to the following bands for helping Air Atlantic Underground Radio gaze, drone, shimmer and rock throughout 2010 and into the future.

Air Atlantic Underground Radio’s Best of List for 2010:

Zaza – “Cameo” (EP)
Highspire – “Aquatic”
Presents For Sally – “A Touch Of Joy, A Touch Of Sadness”
Insect Guide – “Dark Days & Nights”
Foxtail Somersault – “Reflection” (EP)
Stellarium – “Stellarium”
Soundpool – “Mirrors In Your Eyes”
Malory – “Pearl Diver”
The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar”
Ceremony – “Rocket Fire”
The Black Angels – “Phosphene Dream”
Laboratory Noise – “When Sound Generates Light”
The Black Ryder – “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride”
Dragontears – “Turn On Tune In Fuck Off”
Tears Run Rings – “Distance”
Whirl – “Distressor” (EP)
Air Formation – “Nothing To Wish For (Nothing To Lose)”
Scarlet Youth – “Goodbye Doesn’t Mean I’m Gone”
Ghost Society – “The Back Of His Hands, Then The Palms”
Bon Accord – “Honeydew” (EP)
Sway – “This Was Tomorrow”
Butterfly Explosion – “Lost Trails”
The Vandelles – “Del Black Aloha”
Cotton Club – “Between Drones And Daisies”
Between The Cities Are Stars – “Between The Cities Are Stars”
Whatever Hippie Bitch – “Whatever Hippie Bitch”
93MillionMilesFromTheSun – “All You’ve Found”
Bloody Knives – “Burn It All Down”

Vote for your favorites from 2010 on Air Atlantic Underground Radio.
*If you selected ‘Other’, please list that release, or releases, in the slot provided or in the comments section.
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Youngteam

Maybe there is something in the water. Maybe it’s all of those long, cold winter nights. Maybe it’s the etheric splendor of the flashing light parade of the aurora borealis. Whatever it is, there must be something in Stockholm, Sweden that has Youngteam devoting so much talent and time thinking about, writing about and playing about dreaming. Lost in a world of thought, Youngteam have decided to so aptly name their latest release Daydreamer.

Daydreamer, due out for official release in March of 2011 on Northern Star Records, is a delightful and ethereal mesmerizing exploration along a cerebral landscape of lush jangly guitars awash in reverb set to an array of harmonious melodies and enchanting rhythms. Every track, from beginning to end, are well placed, with one song as good as the next. Daydreamer will send you on your own sonic daydreams replete with all of the effects laden soundscapes of your dreams. As the band’s debut full length, it is amazing to discover that most of these tracks were recorded from live shows, thanks to the expert production skills of Mattias Glava. Mattias Glava is a top Swedish producer better know for his work with Dungen, Håkan Hellström and The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

Youngteam are; depending on whenever you catch them as they’ve had a number of personnel changes; Fredrik Liljequist, Peter Eriksson, Johan Angantyr, Mattias Hägerstrand (helping hands from time to time), Christian Rockström, Jesper Klein, Tobias Eidewald, Andrev Bergström, Matilda Johansson, Matilda Niang and Anna Järvinen.

When Youngteam put out their first release in 2007 as an EP called Missnobandjet, they chose to work as a collective and feature different lead singers. One of them was the much acclaimed Anna Järvinen who took to the mic for the often favored “Your Love”. Previously, Anna had established a bit of a reputation for her contributions with Granada and Dungen. Since her work with Youngteam, Anna Järvinen, on her own, went on to achieve a top ten album in Finland and Sweden.

As a special treat for the listeners of Air Atlantic Underground Radio, Youngteam and Scott Causer, owner of Northern Star Records, have allowed us an exclusive free download of an unreleased demo copy of “Your Love”, featuring Anna Järvine.

Don’t forget to tune into Scott’s radio show called Revolution In Sound which airs on Wednesdays and Fridays on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. Check our Broadcast Schedule page for air times. And, by all means, don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Daydreamer by Youngteam at the Northern Star Records online shop. It’s a real stunner!

Download here:
Youngteam – (unreleased demo) – \"Your Love\" (featuring Anna Järvinen) (an Air Atlantic Underground Radio exclusive!)

Purchase “Daydreamer” by Youngteam
Youngteam on MySpace
Northern Star Records
Air Atlantic Underground Radio

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Hinterland

Back in 2003 up in Vancouver, Canada, a band called Hinterland released their debut album, Under The Waterline on Detroit’s HybridElectric Records. Under The Waterline is full of soft yet powerful musical explorations in the world of Ethereal Dream that became part of the resurgence of the Shoegaze movement.

Hinterland consisted of John Lucas, Michaela Galloway, Robb Johannes and Gregg Steffensen and went on to create 2 more releases before their eventual demise. Lead guitarist John Lucas and chanteuse Michaela Galloway married and added a son to their lives making things a bit difficult for them to bother with all of the touring and area live shows that Hinterland diligently performed for their area fans; not to mention finding time to write, rehearse and record outside of a busy new household. By the way, we hear that little Master Lucas has taken to following in his mother’s footsteps; albeit, in his own preferred styling.

With music being in their blood, John and Michaela found ways to continue creating the music they both love so dearly as well as holding together their new lives as a family. It’s called DIY, folks and you do it at home. Together, they call themselves The Hope Slide.

The Hope Slide, along with the follow up releases from Hinterland, can be found on John Lucas’ Submerged Records label. Hinterland’s second album was released in 2006 with the title The Picture Plane. Finally in 2008, Hinterland put out their last album under the name Pan Pan Medico. Of course, cuts from each of these albums have found their way on Air Atlantic Underground Radio at some time over the years and still manage to grace its airwaves.

By the way, if you go to The Hope Slide’s Bandcamp profile, you can find lots of really cool remixes of their self-titled 2010 release for free in the digital format of your choice. Well worth the download!

To celebrate the inception of Hinterland and it’s time with us, the band has decided to offer up the track “Tiger Tiger” from Under The Waterline as a free download. In my opinion, their best song, full of gentle beauty and powerful submissive emotions.

You can download “Tiger Tiger” for free in one of the following methods:

Or here:

Hinterland on Bandcamp
Hinterland on MySpace
Hinterland on Blogger
The Hope Slide on Bandcamp
Submerged Records

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This is the birth of a new era for Air Atlantic Underground Radio; a brand new website all of its own. Being it’s first day in cyberspace, this new baby is still just learning to crawl. So, please bear with me as I dip my Shoegazing toes into the waters and air waves of this new venture.

Please enjoy!

You can listen through the link above which will redirect you to the Air Atlantic Underground Radio Live365 site. VIP members will be offered various 3rd party options to listen from.

If you would prefer to listen commercial free, here is a link for becoming a VIP member. (It ‘should’ offer you a discount if you go through this link.)

Air Atlantic Underground Radio VIP Listening Link

Direct station link:
http://www.live365.com/stations/airatlantic

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