joiejoiejoie, 2006 EP

Clément Marion is French and currently living in Belgium. He's the kind of songwriter that would attract the attention of people who dig Sofia Coppola's soundtracks. Guitar strings from an imaginary futurist languid sunset in France, dream landscapes to whistle cheerfully non-stop -la joie joie joie-. A cabalistic seven as the number of themes that inspire the search of an alternate reality, and letting out the child within. Open those windows, let that warm and summer air fill your body, this is sweetest way to say good bye to that inevitable summer love.

Text: Javier Audirac.

// JOIEJOIEJOIE / 2006 EP //

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All songs written and recorded by Clément Marion. Artwork by Nicolás Pradilla. Photograph by Joakim Chardonnens. Belgium, 2006. Contact: joiejoiejoie.free.fr.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2007.


Sunday Parlours/ Anois, Split EP

This is the kind of music you'd put together on a mixtape for one of those romantically hurtful soundtracks we all have lying around in our thoughts. Remember when hooking up split EPs was intriguing and exciting? Those times when two of your favorite bands were put together in one short record, just for the experience of sharing a couple of songs to each other?

Fortunately, these times are still going on, in different formats indeed, but the spirit can hardly be denied. Anois and Sunday Parlours mean so much to our label that the minute we heard this, we just stood there overwhelmed, kind of like when you have a crush. Silently happy.

Both projects were inevitably put together by destiny -or by accident, as Malte from Sunday Parlours says they met-, and we're absolutely celebrating the fact that we were able to put this release out to you for free. Somewhere between the development of Anois' forthcoming debut album and the latest release of Sunday Parlours, both couples were kind enough to gather a handful of precious folk pop lullabies for us.

Honest sounds, creative passages and pretty enjoyable nostalgic lyrics great for a weekend to stay home, open up that forgotten box of memories and abandon yourself to a set of melancholic whispers.

01 - The Words You Spoke DOWNLOAD
02 - Winter Stories DOWNLOAD
03 - November DOWNLOAD
04 - Homecall DOWNLOAD

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Tracks 1 & 2 written by Malte Jantzen and Saskia Melina Waldeck (Sunday Parlours). Tracks 3 & 4 written by Lars Kranholdt and Anne Bayer (Anois). Artwork by Anna Emilia. Germany, 2007. Contact: myspace.com/sundayparlours & pleasemutetoday.com.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2007.


Nuuro, Paper Heart EP

We met Alejandro Ghersi when he used to be a 16 year old indietronic emo kid from Venezuela. He was too shy to sing on his own, he wouldn't even dare to play a guitar alone, yet, he kept trying until the point he found himself in New York City, living on his own, with one LP recorded, various songs in respected compilations such as annual Darla's "secrets", and more recently, two EPs.

This is the latter, and it's his deepest, most mature, and heartbreaking work so far. Downtempo, vocoders and deep atmospheres that become the menu of a banquet to which all can access, but only a few will be fortunate to be pleased with. A five-piece EP that will remain as one of Ghersi's cult jewels from here to a very long time.

01 - Secret DOWNLOAD
02 - Make Sure DOWNLOAD
03 - Knife (Grizzly Bear Cover) DOWNLOAD
04 - Fell In Love (On A Tragic Sunday Morning Of Mourning And Incompetence) DOWNLOAD
05 - Cute DOWNLOAD

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All songs written and produced by Alejandro Ghersi; except "Knife", written by Grizzly Bear. Paper Heart EP, Caracas, Venezuela; 2007. Artwork by Nuuro. Contact: www.nuuro.net.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2007.


Sappho, The Civilized Thing To Do

"These mexican youngsters present their home-made debut under the title The Civilized Thing To Do. They recall the crash of the classic Wall of Sound, circa Loveless, against Pavement's roughest work passing through Brian Wilson's Smile spirit. Not quite a civilized act... but these guys know how to throw acid parties."

Or so they say...

Either way, except for Sappho, there is absolutely no other band based in Mexico that resembles, with such elegance and tenderness, the greatest moments of indie rock's dearest and everlasting road. Just ask Kramer what he thought about these kids.

Sappho disbanded late 2007. This is the only album they ever recorded.

01 - Celestine DOWNLOAD
02 - Aardvark Song DOWNLOAD
03 - I'm Theoretical DOWNLOAD
04 - La Nostalgie Du Cannibale
05 - Girl To Girl DOWNLOAD
06 - Rat Tat Tat DOWNLOAD
07 - Oui
08 - Victorialand
09 - Love Spiders
10 - The Glowing Hand

All songs are now availble at Last FM

Sappho: Diego H. Chávez, Francisco Flores, Luis Alberto González, Jesus Neri, Andrés Romo Chávez. With: Ignacio Beruben, Janet Camargo, Julio C. Carmona, Mauricio Estrada, Alejandro Gallo, Sol González, James Lehner, Sandra Michel, Pilar Servin and Ricardo Venegas. Layout: David Montoya. Watercolors: Francisco Flores.

Recorded by Sappho. Mixing and additional recording: Paúl Marrón.
Mastering: Kramer. Executive Producer: Javier Audirac. Guadalajara, México; 2007.

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Todosantos, Acid Girlzzz EP

What Alberto Stangarone, Ernesto Pantin and Mariana Martin have in common besides their unique sound, is that each of their current members are highly notorious in Caracas' indie scene since the early 2000's. They've only released one LP entitled Aeropuerto, and that independent recording got them great reviews and gigs all over the world, including TV. Barcelona, New York, Austin, Caracas or Bogotá, it doesn't matter where they are, people dance, because their language is understood world-wide: FIESTA! FIESTA! FIESTA! You know what we mean?

Hit their mega bass with a quirky booty shake, 'cause Todosantos' grimey acid wave house and "tukky bass" is nothing we've heard before, though you can easily guess by listening tunes like "Pao!", that sometime during their NY tour last year, they took a shit load of happy acid and danced with white kids at a couple of Ed Banger's parties. You might consider doing that sometime too, you know, before you hit that ugly 35...

Acid Girlzzz is an audiovisual EP that contains 3 pods (or audiovisual & portable tracks) in mp4 & DVD format to be reproduced on your iPod, iTunes, DVD players or DVD mixers for VJ's. Heavy Bass & powerfull club tracks to set the room on fire.

You should also know what Todosantos re-released Acid Girlzzz EP through Flamin Hotz' Records in a packaging that includes marbeled colored vinyl, a DVD containing 3 videopods & high quality mp3s, 3-D artwork with custom 3-D glasses, and remixes by Cousin Cole, System D-128, Leif, and Cardopusher! Be sure to get that one too because THE VERSIONS ON THIS RELEASE ARE DIFFERENT than the ones featured on the Flamin Hotz' release, they are much more dancefloor guided and you can listen to them at their MySpace.

01 - Acid Boys & Acid Girls DOWNLOAD
02 - OMG! We Got It! DOWNLOAD
03 - Pao! DOWNLOAD

01 - Acid Boys & Acid Girls DOWNLOAD
02 - OMG! We Got It! DOWNLOAD
03 - Pao! DOWNLOAD

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All songs & videos produced by Todosantos. Music credits. Recorded by Todosantos + Claudio Ramírez @ cromo* Caracas. Mixed by Cardopusher @ home Caracas. Mastered by Jason @ Transition Studios London. Todosantos are: Alberto Stangarone (vocals/laptop/guitars). Ernesto Pantin (vocals/laptop/synths). Mariana Martin (Visualart). Contact: todosantos.com.ve.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2. License. The Poni Republic, 2007.


Sunday Parlours, Self-titled

Malte Jantzen and Saskia Melina are the kind of persons who chill at their flats with no fear of staying there locked until late night, just sitting there, passionately silent, listening with infinite attention to their most favorite songs, mutually whispering, so they don't disrespect whoever is performing through the stereo.

Are you that kind of person too? We are.

Sunday Parlours is that kind of music that leaves you alone with your most intimate sighs and thoughts. Lo-fi bedroom folk from Nordhessen, Germany, that will dearly daze those who like the moods of Komëit, Quarks, Anois, or Spain, Ida, and Hayden.

01 - Chapter One: The Matching Face DOWNLOAD
02 - The Cold DOWNLOAD
03 - Dear Annabelle DOWNLOAD
04 - Chapter Two: There Is Nothing But Emptiness When You Leave DOWNLOAD
05 - Passenger Seat DOWNLOAD
06 The Arrival of the Story of the Sailors' Wife DOWNLOAD
07 Chapter Three: Will It Always Be Like This? DOWNLOAD

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Songs for Sunday Parlours are Malte Jantzen & Saskia Melina Waldeck. Recorded 2006 by Malte Jantzen & Saskia Melina Waldeck. Artwork by Lars Kranholdt. Contact: myspace.com/songsforsundayparlours.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2006.