Elefant Records

*An indie pop record label to make you dance, dream, feel, love, laugh, and cry*

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CAMERA OBSCURA, LE MANS, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, LA CASA AZUL, BMX BANDITS, MOMUS, LA BIEN QUERIDA, TV PERSONALITIES, HELEN LOVE, LOS FLECHAZOS, THE SCHOOL, FAMILY, PAPA TOPO, CARLOS BERLANGA, VAINICA DOBLE, COOPER, STEREO TOTAL, JUNIPER MOON, SINGLE, NOSOTRÄSH ... Sweet Pop since 1989

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VIAJE A LOS SUEÑOS POLARES
A radio program specialized in indie music!
Run by Luis Calvo (Elefant Records)

EMISIÓN 023 [16-8-2014]

Bienvenidos a esta nueva entrega de “Viaje A Los Sueños Polares” y a nuestros ³Especiales de Verano². Este tercero lo hemos titulado: ³Sweet Girls². Una selección especial con canciones de CLAUDINE LONGET, KIRSTY MACCOLL, THE PARIS SISTERS, FRANÇOISE HARDY, MELINDA MARX, DOLLY MIXTURE, DORIS, AMERICAN SPRING, JEANETTE, ASTRUD GILBERTO, SAINT ETIENNE, NIZA, SKEETER DAVIS, CAMERA OBSCURA, EVIE SANDS, THIS MORTAL COIL, CECILIA, DANA GILLESPIE, SANDY POSEY, TINA CHARLES, KEREN ANN, MELODY DOG, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD y FRANCE GALL

Welcome to this new edition of “Viaje A Los Sueños Polares” and to our summer specials. We call this third one ³Sweet Girls², a special selection with songs by CLAUDINE LONGET, KIRSTY MACCOLL, THE PARIS SISTERS, FRANÇOISE HARDY, MELINDA MARX, DOLLY MIXTURE, DORIS, AMERICAN SPRING, JEANETTE, ASTRUD GILBERTO, SAINT ETIENNE, NIZA, SKEETER DAVIS, CAMERA OBSCURA, EVIE SANDS,
THIS MORTAL COIL, CECILIA, DANA GILLESPIE, SANDY POSEY, TINA CHARLES, KEREN ANN, MELODY DOG, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD and FRANCE GALL

ESPECIALES DE VERANO (SUMMER SPECIALS)
³Chicas Dulces²
³Sweet Girls²

01. Claudine Longet - Nothing To Lose (1968)
02. Kirsty MacColl - They Don’t Know (1979)
03. The Paris Sisters - Too Good To Be True (1966)
04. Françoise Hardy - L’amour D’un Garçon (The Love Of A Boy) (1963)
05. Melinda Marx - It Happens In The Same Old Way (1965)
06. Dolly Mixture - Baby It’s You (1980)
07. Doris - Daisies (1970)
08. American Spring - Awake (1972)
09. Jeanette - No Digas Nada (1974)
10. Astrud Gilberto - Non-Stop To Brazil (1965)
11. Saint Etienne - You’re In A Bad Way (1992)
12. Niza - Parasol (2002)
13. Skeeter Davis - Gonna Get Along Without You Now (1964)
14. Camera Obscura - Keep It Clean (2003)
15. Evie Sands - It’s This I Am (1969)
16. This Mortal Coil - You And Your Sister (1991)
17. Cecilia - Con Los Ojos En Paz (1973)
18. Dana Gillespie - Tears In My Eyes (1968)
19. Sandy Posey - Hey Mister (1966)
20. Tina Charles - Good To Be Alive (1969)
21. Keren Ann - Seventeen (2003)
22. Melody Dog - Don’t Worry Baby (1994)
23. Dusty Springfield - Baby Don’t You Know (1964)
24. France Gall - Faut-Il Que Je T’aime (1965)

THE SCHOOL: Release the single “When I Fall In Love” for the WIAIWYA singles club [Limited 7” Picture-Disc, 07-08-14]

It has been a while since we heard news about our beloved THE SCHOOL (though soon we will be telling you about their next album, which they are already in the process of recording), but we have news for their fans. The British label WIAIWYA run by our friend John Jervis is back this year with their 7777777 Singles Club and they are releasing a 7” Picture-Disc collection on the 7th of every month from April to December, including releases from bands like MY FAVOURITE, THE LEAF LIBRARY, and TRICKY MAMMOTH. This collection includes a release from Liz’s band for this coming August 7th.

Two marvelous, previously unreleased songs which will be released in digital format by Elefant Records. The title track, “When I Fall In Love”, is especially worth pointing out; it’s full of a special energy, halfway between new-wave and the Motown spirit. It is an immediate hit with an unforgettable chorus that gives the finishing touches to that tropical-flavored bridge, led by a simple yet delicious guitar arrangement. And it will definitely have a leading role in the group’s repertoire in their upcoming concerts. On the B-side, “Just Let Me Be” is a fun, playful rock ‘n roll, sweet and timid, endearing and addictive, with echoes of BELLE & SEBASTIAN thanks to that precious trumpet solo, which is clearly their trademark style.

After having creating incredible hits with their first two albums, having appeared in more than 70 best of the year lists all over the world, having gotten people like Molly Ringwald (“The Breakfast Club”), Dave Rowntree (BLUR) and the prestigious English journalist  Everett True to join their legions of fans, THE SCHOOL are back in record label news in full force, like only they can do, with two really incredible songs. 

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ESPECIALES DE VERANO en Viaje A los Sueños Polares!!! “Los años 60 en español” EMISION 022: http://bit.ly/1pwMxMs

Indietracks 2014 

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Xylophone by Anna Kövecses

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VIAJE A LOS SUEÑOS POLARES
A radio program specialized in indie music!
Run by Luis Calvo (Elefant Records)

EMISIÓN 022 [2-8-2014]

ESPECIALES DE VERANO (SUMMER SPECIALS)
“Los años 60 en español”
“The 60’s in Spanish”

01. Los Ángeles - Los Ángeles Cantan (1967)
02. Tiza - Juventud (1972)
03. Los Mitos - Me Conformo (1969)
04. Bruno Lomas - Mucho (1966)
05. Keith Colley - Queridita Mía (1963)
06. Trio Esperança - I mpossivel Acreditar Que Perdi Voce (1971)
07. Pic Nic - En Mis Noches (1968)
08. Hermanas Ros - Everlasting Love (1967)
09. Rocío Dúrcal - Hay Tantos Chicos (1964)
10. Nueva Democracia - Sentimental Girl (1970)
11. José y Manuel - Un Rincón Oculto (1971)
12. Nuevos Horizontes - El Afinador De Cítaras (1969)
13. Grupo 15 - Contigo Es Mejor (1968)
14. Juan Y Junior - Para Verte Reír (1968)
15. Los De La Torre - Repetiré Tu Nombre (1969)
16. Dulces Años - Voy Buscando (1970)
17. Donald - El Milagro De Tus Ojos (1970)
18. Los Brincos - No Soy Malo (1964)
19. Los Sírex - Natacha (1966)
20. Los TNT - Tu Idioma (1962)
21. Silvana Velasco - Lo Que Me Pasa A Mí (1965)
22. Las Chics - Nací Demasiado Tarde (1968)
23. Los Polares - ¡Que Chica Tan Formal! (1966)
24. Joe - Luis - Tus Manos (1970)


VIAJE A LOS SUEÑOS POLARES
A radio program specialized in indie music!
Run by Luis Calvo (Elefant Records)

Bienvenidos a esta nueva entrega de “Viaje A Los Sueños Polares”. Comienzan
nuestros “Especiales de Verano”. Este segundo lo hemos titulado: “Los años
60 en español”. Una selección especial con canciones de LOS ÁNGELES, TIZA,
LOS MITOS, BRUNO LOMAS, KEITH COLLEY, TRIO ESPERANÇA, PIC NIC, HERMANAS ROS, ROCÍO DÚRCAL, NUEVA DEMOCRACIA, JOSÉ Y MANUEL, NUEVOS HORIZONTES, GRUPO 15, JUAN Y JUNIOR, LOS DE LA TORRE, DULCES AÑOS, DONALD, LOS BRINCOS, LOS SÍREX, LOS TNT, SILVANA VELASCO, LAS CHICS, LOS POLARES y JOE - LUIS.

Welcome to this new edition of “Viaje A Los Sueños Polares”. Our summer
specials are starting. We call this second one “The 60’s in Spanish”, a
special selection with songs by LOS ÁNGELES, TIZA, LOS MITOS, BRUNO LOMAS,
KEITH COLLEY, TRIO ESPERANÇA, PIC NIC, HERMANAS ROS, ROCÍO DÚRCAL, NUEVA DEMOCRACIA, JOSÉ Y MANUEL, NUEVOS HORIZONTES, GRUPO 15, JUAN Y JUNIOR, LOS DE LA TORRE, DULCES AÑOS, DONALD, LOS BRINCOS, LOS SÍREX, LOS TNT, SILVANA
VELASCO, LAS CHICS, LOS POLARES and JOE - LUIS.

Indietracks Festival 2014: Saturday 26 July LINDA GUILALA [16:40, Outdoor] Sunday 27 July AXOLOTES MEXICANOS [12:40, Outdoor] + THE SCHOOL [Acoustic 16:15, Train] THE YEARNING [17:20, Church] [Derbyshire, England]. Each of our bands playing there will pop into the merch tent to sign records 20 mins after they play, so come and say hello! The Elefant shop will be open for the whole festival from Friday with records, CDs, tote bags, tshirts, badges and more! + INFO http://www.indietracks.co.uk/schedule/

MOJO MAGAZINE: The 50 Greatest UK Indie Records Of All Time. Romance and revolt at the fringes of the mainstream:

 http://www.mojo4music.com/15825/50-greatest-uk-indie-records-of-all-time/

INSPIRED BY PUNK, angered by Thatcher and in love with ’60s culture, the UK indie scene produced some of the greatest (and oddest) pop records of all time.It all began on December 28, 1976 at Indigo Studios on Gartside Street in Manchester. The Buzzcocks had just recorded and mixed four songs destined for the Spiral Scratch EP. A month later the EP would be released on the band’s own New Hormones label, in the process spawning a scene of musicians, songwriters and labels hell-bent on doing it for themselves. Forged in the political turmoil of the late ’70s and early ’80s, labels such as Postcard, Creation, Factory, Zoo and Rough Trade emerged as maverick flag-bearers of a new eclectic indie aesthetic. The DIY revolution had begun and British pop would never be the same again.From Aztec Camera to Arctic Monkeys, Felt to Franz Ferdinand, Swell Maps to The Smiths, here are MOJO’s 50 essential albums, EPs and singles of homegrown genius.

35. THE PRIMITIVES “Really Stupid”

46. CAMERA OBSCURA “Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken”

Joey Ramone 

Joey Ramone