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Ceremony

Those boys from Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Capital of Drone, have done it again. Ceremony have just completed a new EP called Not Tonight on the Custom Made Music label. Not Tonight is set for release on March 29, 2011.

Ceremony are Paul Baker and John Fedowitz. Both share duties on guitar, bass, vocals, drum machines and any other synthetic noise maker they can get their hands on. Paul and John were also two thirds of the highly revered band Skywave along with Oliver Ackermann, now the lead man for A Place To Bury Strangers. When Ollie moved to NYC, Paul and John stuck it out going their own direction, along with a name change to Ceremony. In case you were wondering, yes, that is their little nod to one of their mentors, Joy Division.

Being a two man outfit, you could easily falsely assume that Ceremony would have a smallish sound. You would be greatly mistaken. The guys deliver a big sound with all the drone, bliss and punch you would expect from much larger bands. Their trademark sound is a very deep and powerful one. A sound that pays just as much attention to its melodies and song structures as it does to all that fuzzy drone that all the Shoegazers love them for. All in all, the total package makes each song a fully satisfying experience.

The new EP is called Not Tonight and consists of the following tracks:

1. “Not Tonight”
2. “Leaves Me Cold”
3. “Dreams Stripped Away”
4. “Take You Down”

Ceremony - "Not Tonight" (EP)

You can preview the title track, “Not Tonight”, on Ceremony’s MySpace player. Also, “Not Tonight” is now on regular rotation on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. Of course, you will want your own copy of the EP. Don’t wait until the end of the month; instead, go now to the Custom Made Music website where you can place your pre-order, set to be shipped out on March 29th.

Though Ceremony have played plenty of live shows, most have been in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. For the first time, the band will venture out throughout continental Europe. If you are in any of these regions, you should take advantage of this rare visit. Below are their European tour dates:

Ceremony European Tour Dates:

April 8th King Kong Club-Berlin, Germany
April 9th Gruner Jager-Hamberg, Germany
April 11th Koln, Germany
April 12th Exhaus-Trier, Germany
April 13th Sonnenkeller-Balingen, Baden-Wurt Germany
April 14th Zwolfzehn-Stuttgart, Germany
April 15th Kranhalle-Munich, Germany
April 16th Deposito Giordani-Pordenone, Italy

Ceremony on MySpace
Custom Made Music

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Tom Lugo: The Man Whose Heart Sings Love

Many of you are already familiar with a very special man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named Tom Lugo. A man with the biggest heart in the world. Tom is the leading force behind the band Stellarscope and the owner of Patetico Recordings. He is also the man behind a number of music festivals, such as the Pop Noise Fest, in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico.

When times are tough, Tom is always the first to step up to the plate to contribute what he can in the ways that he does best.

As Japan continues to rumble, Tom has already devised a way to help collect a few funds to aid in the relief for the many victims of this tragedy. A series of compilations are underway to help aid the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Though enough material has already been collected for a couple compilations, Tom is already considering a 3rd, and maybe even a 4th, to add to the collection.

There are three ways that you may be able to help.

1.) If you are a musician, you can submit a track for consideration for one of the later compilations. Make sure you select something good and not that piece of crap you can’t use because your singer smoked himself silly the night before and the guitar player had to resort to old worn out rusty strings because there weren’t any others left after breaking the last E and G strings anywhere near the studio. Besides, it was a crappy song anyway that really had no direction.

I’ve seen a few names of some who have already contributed a song and it promises to be a must for your collections. Some names that you will be proud to share some digital space with including a few rare tracks.

Remember, this will help to get you heard by an audience who may have never heard of you before. Also, if selected, you will be placed amongst others who have something worth hearing. Let the world hear you too are worth a listen.

You may submit your track to Tom Lugo at panophonic@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

2.) Once the compilations are released, buy yourself at least one copy of each compilation. By ‘buy a copy’, I mean actually spend a little money on a real copy, be it a hard copy issued CD or, if you prefer, a digital copy. I do not mean download a pirate copy that will give you the music but not do a thing to send aid to Japan. Remember people, that’s what this is all about. Helping our brothers and sisters in Japan. They need all that we can muster up, along with a few prayers or other loving vibes you might be able to send them.

Once these babies are ready, CDs and digital copies will be available from Amazon and through iTunes. While you are at it, don’t forget to maybe do a little early Christmas shopping or other gift purchasing while you’re there. It’s the kind of gift that gives to both your loved ones and to those greatly in need.

3.) Spread the word. Chat up these compilations and tell the rest of the world how great they are. Every little bit helps and Lord knows Japan needs every little bit that we can do for them right now and for a very long time to come.

Keep your eyes open on the Patetico Recordings website for the official release of these compiliations. Air Atlantic Underground Radio will also help to keep you up to date. Let’s help Tom spread the love.

Patetico Recordings
Patetico Recordings on MySpace
Stellarscope on MySpace

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-Addendum- (March 14, 2011):
From the man himself, here is a partial list of some of the bands who have already submitted tracks.

SPC ECO, Screen Vinyl Image, Ceremony, Stellarium, Dead Leaf Echo, Sway, The Hope Slide, The Sunshine Factory, Dirty Pulp Theatre, Insect Guide, Bliss.City.East, Un.Real, Ser.Es, and many more.

The artwork, mastering and final details are in the works. It will only be a matter of weeks before the first compilations will be released as a digital download. Shortly afterwards, the CDs will be sold through Amazon.

Keep checking back for more details.

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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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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