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The Road to Canada Part II @

This Sunday (28/2) Athens66 is revisiting the cold north at Poplie Radio. Tune in from 20.00 till 22.00 here for the second part of our tribute to Canada's unique music scene on Poplie Radio. Tune in and join our chatroom here!


The Deer Tracks @ Athens66 Shots

  1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs // Fever To Tell
  2. Rosie Thomas // When We Were Small
  3. Radiohead // OK computer
  4. Bjork // Vespertine
  5. Jaga Jazzist // One Armed Bandit


Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Seventeen

If you didn't tune in last night, you missed out on the first part of our tribute to Canada on Poplie Radio. Stay tuned next Sunday from 20.00 till 22.00 here for our second part to some of the best bands around (from the country north of America!). [download link of the show below]



Vancouver reveals the Apollo Ghosts

I'm preparing tomorrow's show (a tribute to Canada) and while seeking through my mp3 library I stumbled upon Apollo Ghosts. Needless to say they were immediately added on our playlist. This three-piece from Vancouver play simple but amazing indie rock that reminds me of the good old Seattle days. A quick search revealed an album (Hastings Sunrise) and an EP (Forgotten Triangle) along with some new material coming up on Geographing Records. Here are a couple of videos and tracks for you to enjoy. Check them out...they're worth it!




The Road to Canada Part I @

This Sunday (21/2) Athens66 is taking a long trip up north on Poplie Radio. Tune in from 20.00 till 22.00 here for our tribute to Canada's unique music scene on Poplie Radio. From Metric to Black Mountain, from Bella to Arcade Fire, from Junior Boys to Silver Mt. Zion...the list goes on and on. Don't miss it!


Sebastian Said about The Sonnets

The Sonnets are another new and upcoming Swedish band that specializes in melodic pop. They've just released their first single titled Sebastian Said, which revives the 80's uplifting era. I quite like this one (although I'm keen to anything coming out of Sweden) but I'll wait for their full album Western Harbour Blue before I can have a clearer view on it. From their first track however, it sounds like new Sound of Arrows are emerging..



I am Noxious...or not?

I am Noxious is another Londoner artist (we've stumbbled upon a few in the last few weeks) that is just starting off. He wrote his first track back in July last year titled Caught in the Snow (in the Sumemr) and has been composing music and writing lyrics ever since. He doesn't hide his influences in bands like Magnetic Fields and Hot Chip as they are evident on his tracks. I have to admit i really enjoyed the tracks I've heard which are based on catchy melodies that highligh his warm voice. To be totally honest, I prefer his power-pop songs as to the more electro ones...but I'm sure over time he will find the perfect balance. Enjoy!



Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Fifteen & Sixteen

I completely forgot to post our last two shows at Poplie Radio. So here goes with more than a couple of weeks delay. Stay tuned next Sunday from 20.00 till 22.00 here. [download link of the shows below]




Introducing Athens66 Shots!!

We've decided to introduce a brand new idea here at Athens66. It's called Athens66 Shots and it's quite simple.

Each day we ask a favorite artist/band to send us an original candid picture of themselves along with 5 tracks they love at the moment.

That's all there is to it! Simple yet fun...hope you enjoy it!

PS. If you have any artist/band that you want to see in this new post series feel free to drop us an email or simply post it on our shoutbox..


Radio Dept. have set Heaven on Fire

One of the best Swedish bands is coming back with a new album release. Radio Dept. are set to release their new record titled Clinging to a Scheme on April 21st, of' course through Labrador label. They released a first single from the album last June and are now offering fans a second one titled Heaven's on Fire (out on March 24th). The track features a cover from Sade's All about our Love and has more British than Swedish elements to it. Enjoy!



Errors - Come Down With Me

Never say never! Right after yesterday's review of Hot Chip comes an even better surprise. This time it's from four lads from Glasgow (the music city we love). We've seen Errors in the past, although we did mention back then that they sounded awful lot like Foals (which ain't a bad thing anyway). Now they are back with a new album titled Come Down With Me set to be released next month on Rock Action Records (Mogwai's label).

Their sound remains a mix of electro and progressive rock but with a lighter touch this time around. Tracks like A Rumor in Africa, Supertribe and Germany are simply top notch. There are times in this album where Mogwai clashes with Air and Foals with M83...which is actually much better than it sounds. Yet another rough gem from Glasgow!!

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Hot chip - One Life Stand

Those crazy Brits (Londoners to be precise) are finally back! Hot Chip have just released their fourth studio album titled One Life Stand. The record was released on Parlophone last Monday (February 1st) and we finally gave it a run for its money today.

Hot Chip sound much more mature in this record than ever before, although that doesn't sum-up much. The melodies are more synth-pop oriented and less electro, with obvious 80's influences. I would probably split the record in half, with the first five tracks setting a dance mood before mellowing down with Slash, Alley Cats and Keep Quiet. It's the upbeat and perfect 80's groove however of the first part and tracks like Thieves in the Night, One Life Stand and by far my favorite (and definitely track of the week for me) Hand Me Down Your Love that instantly made this album one of my favorite for 2010. Spot on lads!

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Digits January Mix

Our friend Alt from Digits just sent us a link to a DJ mix he just posted on his blog. You all know how much we loved his debut album Hold It Close! , so we more than trust his taste in music. The mix features some of our favorite artists from 2009 like Au Revoir Simone, Little Dragon and Florence + The Machine. You can see the tracklist below and download the whole mix here. Enjoy!

1. Simian Mobile Disco – Cream Dream
2. Cloetta Paris – So Serious (Electric Light Orchestra cover)
3. Röyksopp – This Must Be It (Feat. Fever Ray)
4. Let’s Get Invisible – Viewers Like You
5. Staygold – Backseat (Feat. Spank Rock & Robyn)
6. Little Dragon - Runabout
7. Think About Life – Johanna
8. Au Revoir Simone – All Or Nothing
9. Circlesquare – Hey You Guys
10. Clare and the Reasons – You Got Me
11. Marina & The Diamonds – Obessions (Pink Stallone Crush)
12. Florence + The Machine – You Got The Love (The XX Remix)



Classified only in Canada

Idea for a special show dedicated to Canada? Sure...especially after Classified's ode to Canada! Straight from Halifax..


Tradition in the Golden Ages

Golden Ages hail from Philadelphia and produce psych-pop music in the likes of M83 and Animal Collective (with a touch of Lindstrom). They are set to release their second album in spring titled Tradition (although there's really nothing traditional to their music) on Deerhaus label. They have sent us two of their upcoming songs from the record which I found really worthy to share. Check them out and space out...


The Team

Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

Team Members


High Places - High Places vs. Mankind Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Caribou - Swim Sambassadeur - European The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme Portugal. the Man - American Ghetto Local Natives - Gorilla Manor Errors - Come Down With Me Hot Chip - One Life Stand Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago Royal Bangs - Let it Beep Magnolia Electric Co - Josephine Phantogram - Eyelid Movies Digits - Hold it Close Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light Kordan - Fantasy Nation Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Dial M for Murder - Fiction of her Dreams Throw me the Statue - Creaturesque Atlas Sound - Logos Noah and the Whale  - The First Days of Spring Delorean - Ayrton Senna Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue Portugal the Man - The Satanic Satanist Pony Pony Pony Run Run  - You Need Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul Camera Obscura -My Maudlin Career Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Norma – Book of Norma Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions Vanilla Swingers – Vanilla Swingers Lindstrom - Where you go I go too Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Beck – Modern Guilt The Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity Monika - Avatar Sigur Ros - Me? su? i eyrum vi? spilum endalaust Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In the Light Shearwater – Rook Okay – Huggable Dust Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Lykke Li - Youth Novel Los Campesinos – Hold on Now, Youngster Metric - Grow up and Blow away No Age - Nouns Battles – Mirrored The National - Boxer Foals - Antidotes British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? The Kills – Midnight Boom

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