THE SELFISH CALES
THE SELFISH CALES

Latest News:

14/05/2016

The studio activity ennobles us, but the gigs keep the attitude alive; for this reason we are glad to take a break from the studio recordings, live w/ Sendelica (cool Psych/Kraut sound) @ Cafè Liber, Turin.

What about a little live spoiler from the future album? Perhaps, perhaps... Meanwhile, save the date!

31/01/2016

What's up, Cales?

Compositions and main guitars are almost done, and the production continues across drums, basses and...The magic touch of Enrico Basso at Organ, Mellotron and Piano, who helped us in various songs of the latest "Throw Your Watch To The Water" and is confirmed again for our third album. We would like to thank him heartily for the great contribution that gives to our studio sound.

We take the opportunity to wish the best recordings to Sarah, at her first studio experience, who also writes most of the songs lyrics. More updates asap!

 

19/10/2015

So, here we are! Thanks to all for yesterday night @ Maglio, despite our short live act because of Gabriel's absence (due to some unexpected problems). Thanks again to the great Smoke The Bees drummer Samir Hadade, who saved our gig and played the drums in a little playlist in opening to our friends Smoke The Bees.

It's time for us to return to the studio sessions: the compositions for a third album are ready, and it's time to begin with recordings. It will take much time, as required by our self-production, but we really want to do the best we can.

This will be our last Turin's gig for some months, but some other dates in northern italy may be announced soon. Any proposals? Contact us!
 

26/09/2015

Matter of time? Well, maybe! Sarah joined the dark side of customizations and "lutisms", and this is the first fabolous guitar she made, with a wonderful flower-themed top and some curious electronic solutions, like double neck pickup and a killswitch. We wish her a lot of stages!

By the way: our live acts restart in town from October with our friends Smoke The Bees @ Il Maglio. More dates TBA!

Also, thanks again to more reviews and good words received during summer holidays about our last album. You can find the last links and reviews in the press section, as always.

12/07/2015

See ya this autumn! It's time to spend our time in new compositions and new guitar & basses customizations :3

Thanks to all those who enjoyed these last gigs, and thanks to SpaceRockMountain for the last review you can find in the press section. We will return from September, with new live acts and new songs!

03/06/2015

Well, it's time to stretch our legs! We are glad to return with three live gigs in the next two months across Genova Milan and our town, Turin. All shown in the left column!

Do you have some live proposals for your club or event? Contact us!

 

Also, we are glad to share some other good words and reviews in our Press section :3

05/05/2015

Three Italian zines give some good words about our last album: thanks a lot to DistorsioniTempi-Dispari and Off Topic Magazine for the delicious reviews! You can find them in the press section, as always.

For all of those guitarholics, do you remember our known "problems" with the Gear Acquisition Syndrome? Well, you can find some updates in our gear gallery :3

20/04/2015

Thanks again to our friends Danadio & Roberta from "A Busta Chiusa", their radio format @ "Susa Onda Radio" FM (North Piedmont).

We are also glad to appear, this evening from 20:00, with a monography about our music in the format "Un' ora D'Autore", @ Web Radio 63.

Plus, another good review made by Tuttorock, available in our Press section. Thanks to Maurizio Donini!

06/04/2015

Over 450 Download of our last LP from the Free-Download platforms: a huge thank you for this appreciating goal! We remember again the Mediafire Link for direct download, here.

Some other feedbacks and reviews are arrived these weeks, and we would like to thank Kim Harten of Bliss Aquamarine for the latest review, plus more italian feedback which you can find in our Press section.

We will also be interviewed by "A Busta Chiusa" @ Susa Onda Radio FM (North West of Italy), next 16th April; link for streaming next week.

09/03/2015

A satisfying week has passed from the release of our second LP, and we would like to thank all the webzines, radios and people that have given some feedback about it.

It's time to send the first CD copies in some parts of the world, and it's a must for us starting from the most special ones: first two copies go to the wife of our missed #1 fan Tim Anthony and his friend Bob, two of the most delicious people we have met in these years with our music.

As you know, the CD version of "Throw Your Watch To The Water" is now available: only 5€ plus shipping! You can get your copy by paypal in the Album Sub-Section.


27/02/2015

That day has come!

"Throw Your Watch To The Water" is now available on Bandcamp, Itunes, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Mp3.

Plus, here's a Mediafire link in which you can download the album easily, Mp3 320kbps format:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/pbefaojdu04io7d/The_Selfish_Cales_-_Throw_Your_Watch_To_The_Water.zip

We would like to thank all the zines that promote our album in these preview days, like Traks, Suoni Dispari and Suoni Distorti Magazine. Next Monday we will have a chat with "Radio Tweet Italia", starting h. 22 (GMT +1, IT, http://www.radiotweetitalia.com)

Download and listen it like there's no tomorrow. 

20/02/2015

One week left, and a special preview!

Our new album will be out in an exclusive streaming-preview from monday 23rd @ Traks Webzine until the end of the week, with a dedicated interview in the next days. Some other articles and interviews, web and fm, in the next weeks!

www.musictraks.com

05/02/2015

Finally, the release date: "Throw Your Watch To The Water" will be out Friday 27th February.

Itunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Deezer, Wimp, Mediafire...Our second LP will be wherewer possible.

 

All free as always, all DIY, plus a hundred of CD copies in digipack for collectors and fetishists.

Stay tuned! 

16/01/2015

We are back in town with a last pre-release gig: next live will be @ Caffè Del Progresso (Turin) with the power trio The Bed Seeds, Saturday 1st February. Don't miss the last Light Worms-based gig, with some anticipations from the next Album! Free entry, and a special memory to our missed friend Tim.

Join The Bed Seeds page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBedSeeds

07/01/2015

Sadly, we open this year with a terrible news: a farewell to a person that we wanted by our side for all our musical and personal way.
Our last greeting goes to Tim Anthony, missed yesterday due to a liver cancer that has caught us totally off guard. Tim fought with the disease since last summer; throughout this time Tim has preferred to pursue the disease with his strong sense of vitality and humanity.

We tribute him already a year ago with our song "That Sweet Smelling Shop", when ever we could imagine a similar fate. It's been a sincere dedication to a person of rare caliber, and his experience with a wonderful sweet and candies shop that carried on for some years.

He has always been our number one fan, beyond any rhetoric: he was a great connoisseur of music with many years of experience in a record shop, and was excited of our sound. Often he put our record in his former candy shop, and it's been a true "ambassador" of our music between friends and acquaintances of his city, Little Rock (Arkansas).


We always dreamed to meet him one day, in a hypothetical gig in those parts. We will never forget him, and we continue keep his memory in our music-


Thanks for everything Tim, we will never forget you. Our spirit remains in our music.

31/12/2014

Our wishes for the new year are all for him: we wish the best 2015 to the next "Throw Your Watch To The Water", which comes out for the first time with its artwork.

Artwork by Doc Lew, aka Lucrezia Battelli! 

07/12/2014

Basically we are a little sociopaths, and not particularly accustomed to that "social" and mundane philosophy widespreaded in the musical scene our town. Nothing personal about it, of course.


For this reason, we collected satisfactions expecially from the "1.0 based" web users, made of blogspots, Mediafire and feticists of the sound to which, somehow, our music aspires. 

This had led us to the actual 100 listeners on Last.fm, with over 1740 scrobblings. That's a beautiful awareness through which complete the production of the second Album.

Thanks to all of those outsider listeners, there will be something new for you next year!

28/11/2014

We're back in Town with the new power trio line up! Don't miss it the Garage Night, tomorrow evening @ Padiglione 14 (Collegno, TO) with our friends Calamari Giganti and Parisìlton as opening act. 

 

Ticket 5€ with "Arci" subscription, starting from 22 (be punctual!).

17/11/2014

There was one last question to be answered: how about the keyboard soul of the next album? Enrico Basso, our dear friend and ex-Ordinary People keyboardist, has made the difference: we would like to thank him again for the huge contribution in the album production, a heartfelt thanks to his unique touch that you will hear in a few months!

Some new gigs meanwhile, starting from Padiglione 14 (Collegno, TO) Saturday 29th November. Don't miss the new kickass power-trio formula! 

26/10/14

It's time to show you our definitive line up, or rather the power trio formula that will characterize many, many live acts.

You can find the complete shots in the Gallery, and some facts about Sarah in the updated Biography/Line Up sections! 

13/10/14

Let's face it: in the last year our line up was a mindfuck. Replacements, mini-reunion, session man...A little odissey which forced us to reduce our gigs, but not our studio activity.


This fucking odissey comes finally to an end: welcome to Sarah at the bass, who make her debut last Saturday in the new Power Trio to which we wish many, many live in the future. She's a killer bass machine!


You can find some live pics about the new line up from the last Psych Out Festival in our gallery section!
All pics made by Mauro Maffei.

05/10/14

It's been one of the best contextualized events of our town ever, and during the night El Barrio become so crowded that we have to eat some post-live treats above some stairs :P

Thanks to everyone who has made possible this fantastic 25th edition of the Psych Out Festival, and thanks also to the various appreciated feedbacks received last night: another line-up change is arrived, the definitive one, and we're very satisfied of this new live debut. Don't miss some news soon about it!
 

29/09/2014

Last guitar, last solo; we've finished the recording sessions, so here it starts the long mixing season for the next LP! 

Also, the last rehearsal until "Psych Out Festival", this saturday @ El Barrio (To) with Vibravoid, 99th Floor and Lord Shani. New songs in live preview, and another big surprise. 

07/09/2014

Spotify, Itunes, Bandcamp, Deezer, Wimp and a lot of little Blogspots...It's the "Light Worms And Old Dancing Ladies" first birthday, choose your network and re-listen it!

 

http://www.recordunion.com/Music/Album/23106#.VAyCw8J_t8E

 

http://theselfishcales.bandcamp.com/

11/08/2014

It will be this autumn, but we're already excited: the 4th of October we will play in the 25th edition of Psych Out Festival @ El Barrio, probably the only Psych-based festival ever created in our town. Psychedelic sounds had never been a prerogative of our city, indeed.

Live perform by Lord Shani, Vibravoid and The 99th Floor. Don't miss it, of course!

27/07/2014

We have a serious disease called GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome, which induces us to buy a lot of new instruments, hardware and fucking related stuff.

One example? Here's the new gear section dedicated to our collections, let's start from Andy!

http://www.theselfishcales.com/gears/andy-s-collection/  

13/07/14

A new arrival in these studio days: welcome, Dilruba!

Meanwhile, why not listen to "Light Worms And Old Dancing Ladies"?

 

http://theselfishcales.bandcamp.com/album/light-worms-and-old-dancing-ladies-3

14/06/14

So, we inaugurate the summer studio-session; it's too fucking hot to do other gigs.


See ya in September for the live season! Meanwhile, we have fun with some new well-arrived "toys" from India for the next Album! 

Not only studio sessions, indeed: expect some extra stuff in the next weeks! ;) 

07/06/2014

Unfortunately, live @ Rock 'n' Roll it's been canceled due to local's logistic problems. We hope to recover it in the next months.

So don't miss the last concert of the season, @ Astoria next Wednesday, with The Crankies and The Bed Seeds. 3€ entry! After it, we will return to some months of studio sessions: there's a new LP to release towards the end of the year! 8-)

25/05/14

Some other live pics from our last gig @ Imbarchino, yesterday evening, in our gallery section! It's been one of the most psychedelic settings we've tried, thanks a lot to Riccardo IconOut and Luca Booga Luke, also for the killer selection of vintage vinyls!

Pics by Sara Gregori and Marco Antonio Baldassari. 

Next gigs:

- 26th May - Cafè Liber w/ Sendelica - Torino

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