Press // Interbellum // Dead Pets, Old Griefs

A few weeks following the release of Lebanese indie band Interbellum‘s sophomore album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” on Ruptured, here are some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs:

x Read Lie In The Sound‘s review here

x Read I Can Guarantee‘s review here

x Read We All Want Someone To Shout For‘s review here

x Read Barrygruff Music Blog‘s review here

x Read Arab News‘s review here

x Read Scene Noise‘s review here

x Read Various Small Flames‘s review here

x Read The Revue‘s review here

x Read Indie For Bunnies‘s review here

x Read American Pancake‘s review here

x Read Mp3hugger‘s review here

x Read L’Orient Le Jour‘s review here

x Read GQ Middle East‘s review here

x Read We Love That‘s review here


Décalages Radio Show // 1 Jan 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

The best way to start the year, undoubtedly, with a selection of tracks from Lebanese, Palestinian and Egyptian artists and bands:

1. Safar: No service (lb)
2. Alko B: Charlie / And out (lb)
3. Nadine Khouri: A song to the city (lb)
4. Ramly: The cold (lb)
5. Aya Metwalli: Triangle (eg)
6. Bachar Mar-Khalife: Ya nas (lb)
7. Maii & Zeid: Hassafer baeed (eg/lb)
8. Zeid & The Wings: Cowards (lb)
9. Wake Island: Milad majik (lb)
10. Gurumiran: Dreamer (lb)
11. Filter Happier: Dust (lb)
12. Fadi Tabbal: A glass tower (lb)
13. Youmna Saba: Khyout / Sadeeq (lb)
14. Youmna Saba: Al hitan (lb)
15. Postcards: Porto (lb)
16. Charlie Rayne: Madeleines (lb)
17. Serge Yared: 2HJ (lb)
18. The Incompetents: Closing time (lb)
19. Heroes & Villains: Out of credit (lb)
20. Etyen: Lo siento (lb)
21. Kid Fourteen: Find your lover (lb)
22. Mashrou’ Leila: Wa nueid (lb)
23. Sandmoon: Time has yet to come (lb)
24. White Trees: Natural symphony of sounds and colors (lb)
25. Safar: Wa namchi (lb)
26. Interbellum: Double back (lb)
27. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Hob (ps)
28. Maryam Saleh: Walaa soda (eg)
29. Mme Chandelier: Minimal potato (lb)
30. El Rass & Munma: Kashghara (lb)


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(2014 end-of-year lists) – CHARLIE RAYNE

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Charlie Rayne

In no particular order:

– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Mac Demarco: Salad Days
– Rachel Glassberg: …And Other Disasters: Home Recordings
– Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
– Sun Kil Moon: Benji
– Robert Leslie: A Shard Of The Mosaic
– Featherweights: S/t
– Youmna Saba: Njoum
– Future Islands: Singles
– Martha Rose: Behind Our Eyes

+ Reissue:
– Lewis: L’amour (1983)

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Ruptures Radio Show // WICKERPARK ’14 // 7 Sept 2014

A special edition of Ruptures showcasing the 4th edition of Wickerpark Festival in Batroun, Lebanon, and featuring tracks by: Charlie Rayne, Flum Project, How Sad, Mashrou’ Leila, Scrambled Eggs, Youmna Saba, and Z The People & Al Jihaz.

Listen: ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 1) + ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 2)


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CHARLIE RAYNE // Ruptured Session // 7 Jan 2013

Lebanese singer/songwriter Charlie Rayne was the guest of Ruptures for an interview and live performance, a few days following the release of his first album “Thirty Sunsets”.

Listen: Charlie Rayne (part 1) + Track 02


Track listing:
Bob Dylan
Bright Eyes
Daniel Johnston
The Felice Brothers
The Incompetents
Mississippi John Hurt
Robert Leslie
The Tallest Man On Earth


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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(2012 end-of-year lists) – CHARLIE RAYNE

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Charlie Rayne (musician)

– Beach House: Bloom (2012)
– Youth Lagoon: Year Of Hibernation (2011)
– The Tallest Man On Earth: There’s No Leaving Now (2012)
– Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)
– Bright Eyes: I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning (2005)
– The Incompetents: Of Minor Differences… And Narcissism (2012)
– The Felice Brothers: Self-titled (2008)
– Neutral Milk Hotel: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998)
– Tom Waits: Closing Time (1973)
– Nico: Chelsea Girls (1967)