Best releases of 2012

best-releases-of-2012-by-brushvox You’ve seen the movie “Branded” (IMDb)? The basic idea was simple and pretty cool: the public is manipulated to follow the brands and trends, not the brands follows the public taste. The consumer it’s modeled to satisfy the need of the products and not the products are build and developed to satisfy the consumers needs. Sick idea in twisted and sick world! But true!!
We can say now, 2012 was the year of the definitive death of MySpace. DeadSpace would be a more proper name for that mammoth cemetery. On the other hand, Facefuckingbook reached a total world domination, most of the people not even leave those pages anymore, but eventually giving likes there – mainly by default and completely uninvolved. We’re getting stupider? Yes we do! Because… yes we can! ­čść And because the cancer of the crises which will eat up the whole world while we were sold out to the world finances, Obama – not really surprisingly – was re-elected. We’re f*cked! Hard! Who thought that a democrat president will be even worst then John Bush Jr.?!! Anyway, while he won in advance a Noble price for peace, I’m looking forward to see what stupid excuse he will deliver to start the war on Iran!! al-Qaeda my ass! Argo (IMDb), the film directed by Ben Affleck might be the clue: Iranians are evil! The greedy bankers are the real terrorists while the politicians are only the marionettes in their hand!! Zeros are the poster heroes nowadays. Praise the TV! Praise the radio! Praise the internet! Praise the almighty goddamn Dollar!!
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Amavo – Gracefool (2012)

Digipak 2 ante.cdr Esmerelda, the singer and Tony Hotel, the drummer of the band called Noh Mercy┬á were part of the Punk, New Wave movement of San Francisco and having the motto “No Boys On Guitars”, they delivered a quite unique sound and style of music back at the end of the 70s.
Nowadays fromSCRATCH Records, record label and a booking agency based in Firenze, Venezia, Italy bring to our attention a band called Amavo (which means LOVED in Italian) featuring also two girls, Lott Anna – electric guitar, synths and Silvia Lovo – drums, penny whistle, vocals; delivering their own flavored style of Experimental/Avant-Garde Post-Rock/Post-Punk, which reminded me of Noh Mercy, although the two bands are not directly related, musically, some similarities are still detectable.
In a “Man’s Man’s Man’s World”, a girl band on the Punk-Rock scene it’s always refreshing. And these girls have balls. Amavo merge some of the 70’s and 80’s Avant-garde/Progressive Rock and Psychedelia vibes with a healthy portion of Retro New Wave, and the energy of Punk and Rock. The result is a colorful, noisy, sometimes even contorted, but definitively edge cutting music. Prefer not to label it in any particular way. Sometimes they reminds me of a very exciting Hungarian band from the 80’s called Kontroll Csoport, a band also fronted by a female singer, B├írdos-De├ík ├ügnes who’s voice and style is similar to the performance of Silvia Lovo, but they also reminds me of White Stripes and The Dead Weather.
As teaser, can download the promo mp3 of “Jello” from the website of fromSCRATCH Records┬á for free. Read more Amavo – Gracefool (2012)