Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recommendation: Acollective (prog-rock, Israel)

I've mentioned this fine young band before when they had one track streaming on their bandcamp.
Now their entire new album, Onwards, is available to stream on their website and bandcamp
This is world-class modern rock that is progressive, creative and fun, eclectic and catchy. 


Here's some more about them from their facebook:
"Acollective is the resonating echoes of quacking ducks in a sealed room, a dual-headed machine of construction-yard-nihilism consuming everything in its path, from banged-up Folk to burned-down Middle-Eastern-Funk, breaking hips and shaking hearts along the way.

Formed in 2008, Acollective is a 7-piece band and social movement, fronted by Roy Rieck and Idan Rabinovici. The band's early shows became a weekly cult gathering in Tel-Aviv, and they were soon playing sold-out shows - establishing a loyal fan-base and gaining critical acclaim and extensive airplay in Israel – all this without any support or plan of any sort. Since 2009 they have toured and lived between Israel, France and the UK, quickly earning a local following and a reputation for show-stopping concerts, wherever they are.

Acollective are a mesmerising live experience, a mayhem of whisky, sweat, and a seemingly infinite arsenal of genres and musical instruments - mixing up boogied-folk, electronic-jazz and a Middle Eastern-bluesy twang. Their distinctive captivating sound and energetic stage presence has led to support slots for Okkervil River and Jose Gonzalez, amongst others, rave reviews in international press (including NME and Filter Magazine), and even a recording session at the Manic Street Preachers' private studio, courtesy of the band.

Acollective's upcoming album - Onwards, produced by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Super Furry Animals, Guillemots, and many more), will be released in 2011."

1 comment:

  1. almost a year later, i have just heard this band today! good stuff for sure


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