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Preview Gaspar Claus’ One Night Stand, A New LP Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Porcelain Raft

In 2012, French cellist Gaspar Claus gathered a group of musicians in Brooklyn to create something in a single night. The session featured some key members of the current musical scene: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of the National, Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft, Jessie Stein of the Luyas, David Moore of Bing And Ruth, Rémi… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Half Awake”

Mauro Remiddi’s hazy synthpop is only half the story when it comes to his new Porcelain Raft EP Half Awake. Like all music born on the internet, it will be released digitally, but Remiddi is also releasing it as a cassette with custom linoleum prints he made himself as the artwork. The EP is coming… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

Porcelain Raft – “All In My Head” (Stereogum Premiere)

For his latest trick, Porcelain Raft mastermind Mauro Remiddi is issuing a new EP on a brand new label of his own. Remiddi’s Half Awake EP will be released digitally and on cassette via Volcanic Field, which Remiddi calls ” a house for all my music and ideas.” Here’s his statement about the endeavor:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 27, 2015 - 11:36 am

Porcelain Raft – “Closed Eye Vision”

Porcelain Raft has shared a new song called “Closed Eye Vision,” a short and sparse piano ballad that gently picks up steam throughout. Mauro Remiddi sounds as though he’s singing out into an abyss, with his fists clenched and eyes closed tight to avoid breaking down completely. The song is accompanied by some visuals of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Porcelain Raft – “The Way Out” Video

Twitchy synthpopper Porcelain Raft will release the new album Permanent Signal in a few weeks, and the new video for the single “The Way Out” is a cinematic, conceptual affair. In one long, unbroken slo-mo tracking shot, director Michael Lawrence tells a story about a mostly-abandoned strip club and the two people who find each… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2013 - 11:47 am

Porcelain Raft – “The Way Out”

The Italian-born and New York-based hazy synthpopper Mauro Remiddi, who records as Porcelain Raft, is coming back next month with his sophomore album Permanent Signal, and we’ve already posted the early track “Think Of The Ocean.” He’s now followed that up with “The Way Out,” a relatively heavy bleary-keyboard blare that reminds me a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Think Of The Ocean”

Mauro Remiddi, bka Porcelain Raft, returns this year with his sophomore full-length Permanent Signal. Our first taste of the album is “Think Of The Ocean,” a sprawling track covered in a sheen of hazy sweetness. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Porcelain Raft – “The Way In” Video

Here’s the spectral clip for Porcelain Raft’s “The Way In,” a lo-fi production featuring eerie projected film strips, lots of shadows and a short appearance from Mauro Remiddi himself. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012 - 9:49 am

Porcelain Raft – “Drifting In And Out” Video

Mauro Remiddi, who records hazy falsetto-assisted synthpop as Porcelain Raft, has already released video for “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” and “Something In Between,” two of the songs from his debut album Strange Weekend. Now he’s got another one for “Drifting In And Out,” directing himself and giving a smoky, double-exposed close-up image of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Something In Between” Video

Earlier this year, Porcelain Raft put out “Something In Between,” the second single from his recently released Strange Weekend. That single will see a physical release next week, packaged with B-side “Something In Between,” a track for which Porcelain Raft’s Mauro Remiddi made a video. Here’s Mauro:

A few months ago I filmed… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Oupa Covers Porcelain Raft

Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg sometimes records solo as Oupa; we recently posted his Smog cover. And now he’s teamed up with one Tony Crow to record a gorgeous acoustic cover of “Backwords,” a piece of breezy, blissy synthpop from Porcelain Raft. Download Oupa’s cover below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” Video

A couple of weeks ago, Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi) teased his upcoming Strange Weekend with the woozy pop of “Unless You Speak From Your Heart,” and now that track has a stylized, black-and-white clip. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 25, 2012 - 10:36 am

Progress Report: Porcelain Raft

Name: Porcelain Raft
Progress Report: Mauro Remiddi — the man behind the raft — discusses putting the finishing touches on Porcelain Raft’s highly anticipated debut album.

Mauro Remiddi is a very friendly Italian man currently living in New York. If you are to believe his press clippings, Remiddi has done everything from… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 17, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Put Me To Sleep” Video

In the video for his gorgeously ebbing and flowing new-wave single “Put Me To Sleep,” Porcelain Raft’s Mauro Remiddi emerges fully clothed from what looks like a bath of milk, while trippy projections skate across his face. Think about how bad his beard must’ve stunk by the time he got done filming. Remiddi himself directs. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Put Me To Sleep”

Porcelain Raft, the London-via-Rome man born Mauro Remiddi, goes on tour opening from M83 throughout Europe from January to March. This is not bad for a one-man dream-pop machine whose star fixed its position just during CMJ 2010 (he was one of my favorites) but as his press notes are quick to point out, Mauro’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2011 - 10:36 am

Porcelain Raft – “Come As You Are” (Nirvana Cover)

It’s the season of the Nirvana tribute, and London-based lo-fi dude Porcelain Raft is offering up his own: A spindly, fragile cover of “Come As You Are” that’s really only recognizable through its lyrics. Listen to it below.

Also below, check out some truly WTF-worthy Nirvana ephemera: Jon Huntsman absolutely blowing a Kurt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2011 - 3:33 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

While We Were Out

… and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year’s celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from a makeshift stage in a Bushwick warehouse, and hopefully you are back on the internet with a lot of hard drive space and some well rested ears: There was a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2011 - 9:53 am

Porcelain Raft – “Tip Of Your Tongue” (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)

Grecian Forest Family/Transparent duo Keep Shelly In Athens’ remix of “Tip Of Your Tongues” appears on a 4-song Porcelain Raft remix EP alongside additional tweaks to London-via-Rome one-man lighter factory Mauro Remiddi’s debut single by Blood Diamonds, Nowa Huta, and Blackbird Blackbird. Keep Shelly’s breezy, after-hours Mediterranean expansion is the opener for a reason:… More »

By: brandon / December 13, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We’re glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October’s launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm
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