J.Molina + B.House + F.Rabbit + R.Estate

Posted by Jakub

Juana Molina
Here are 4 bands that I think really bring something special to the indie rock table, bands that are pushing the envelope on sound and their passions reaching for something different.

Juana Molina makes me want to dig thru the world music crates and pick her brain, the drive in her voice in this song could make 101 yr old man stand up and dance, I need to see this song being played live, my jaw would probably hit the floor.

What can you say its a new Beach House single that just leaked and the indie world is fumbling over itself to get a listen and I have to say its pretty impressive, catchy and i’d like to throw out this genre idea – woodgaze [woodsy shoegaze], yes or no?

After Pitchfork’s Festival all I heard about was how outstanding Frightened Rabbit sounded live, this is my first taste of something that I like by them on CD, wow a collection of songs[this plus the other 3 songs and some shoegaze and maybe Red House Painters and thats really it, and The Police too] that actually make me want to listen to lyrics, its such a nice feeling.

I have to give it to Tom Croose, he called Real Estate being great in the spring and now look at us all, I have to go back to how I visually described it back in August: “to me its laid back feel makes me want to bust out the Yo La Tengo’s Summer Sun LP but i’m too busy chillin’ in my kids pool filled with hose water that is being warmed by the sun and I have grass blades stuck all over me that i’m trying to pick off, so lets just keep the Real Estate CD in.”

Juana Molina – Un DiÌa


Beach House – Norway


Frightened Rabbit – Fun Stuff


Real Estate – Let’s Rock The Beach


10 Comments Leave A Comment


John says:

November 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Wow, Juana Molina’s voice is powerful. Not powerful as in overwhelming, but it really leads you in. There’s something electric and prominent about it. A very energetic, Beautiful voice. Love that track.

Let’s Rock The Beach, to me, almost gives off the same vibes as Bibio’s Bewley in White.

Great tracks!


Amy Stoddard says:

November 19, 2009 at 1:07 am

I love that new song by Frightened Rabbit…”Swim Until You Can’t See Land.” Gave it a listen on their MySpace page. That song by “Let’s Rock The Beach” was just what I needed after a stressful Thursday. Nice post, Jakub.


Nate says:

November 19, 2009 at 6:31 am

Listening to Juana Molina I am reminded of Penguin Cafe Orchestra. I love the melding of live classical instruments and voice into a hypnotic and organic sound that predates electronica, but at the same time sounds as familiar as the latest club track. Such artists are perfect for today as young ears hear the sound they are accustom to emanate from wood, string, brass, and voice. Awesome track.


testname says:

November 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Sorry about the previous comment, not quite sure how that happened. I love your writeup for Juana Molina, nearly laughed myself to the ground!


r says:

November 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm

LOVE love love Juana Molina! This entire album is amazing. There are so many layers within each track. So glad you posted her here… Thanks for always posting such great artists.


Barry says:

November 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

love Juana molina, stumbled across her by accident really last year and its very ahunting stuff (well her voice…). beautiful.

saw beach house last year aswell, had no idea who they were before heading, a wonderful surprise.


Amalia Molina says:

November 23, 2009 at 7:21 am

Hi!!! Nice post! i really like Juana Molina, very interesting woman, she is Argentinian!! like mee :P and my last name is also Molina, but we are not relatives :hahaha Bye!!!