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Listen: Porcelain Raft - “Big Sur”

Microclimate Due Out February 3 via Volcanic Field

Jan 10, 2017

Italian-born but Los Angeles-based musician Porcelain Raft (aka Mauro Remiddi) is releasing his third full-length album, Microclimate, on February 3 via his own label, Volcanic Field. Previously we were treated to the album's first single, "Distant Shore." Now here's another dreamy song from the album, "Big Sur." Check it out below. More

Porcelain Raft Announces New Album, Shares “Distant Shore”

Microclimate Due Out February 3, 2017 via Volcanic Field, On Tour Now with Wild Beasts

Nov 03, 2016

Italian-born but Los Angeles-based musician Porcelain Raft (aka Mauro Remiddi) has announced his third full-length album, Microclimate, and shared its first single, "Distant Shore."  More

Jun 30, 2016

Porcelain Raft (aka Mauro Remiddi) has surprise released a brand new six song EP entitled Pressed Flowers on his own Volcanic Field label. You can download it for free via Bandcamp or stream it over at SoundcloudMore

Apr 28, 2015

Emerging from relative dormancy, Porcelain Raft, aka musical artist Mauro Remiddi, announced yesterday the arrival of a brand new EP titled Half AwakeMore

Listen: Porcelain Raft -  “Closed Eye Vision”

"Joshua Tree, Don Quixote and Dinosaurs"

Nov 13, 2014

Porcelain Raft’s new song is called “Closed Eye Vision.”  More

Polyvinyl To Launch 4-Track Singles Series

Featuring Cloud Nothings, Mikal Cronin, Porcelain Raft. and Others

Nov 22, 2013

Next year will mark the the 20th anniversary of Polyvinyl's launch as a label. More

Stream New Albums By Porcelain Raft, DIANA, Braids, and More

Including Pure Bathing Culture, White Hills, and Larry Gus

Aug 15, 2013

Several new albums are streaming in advance of their release next week.  More

Aug 05, 2013

Set to release his sophomore album Permenant Signal on Aug. 20, hazy, dream-pop artist Mauro Remiddi, a.k.a. Porcelain Raft, has premiered a brand new music video featuring the record's included track "The Way Out." More

Listen: Porcelain Raft – “The Way Out” MP3 Stream

Permanent Signal Out August 20 Via Secretly Canadian

Jul 10, 2013

Take a listen to a new track from Porcelain Raft’s forthcoming sophomore album Permanent Signal. More

Porcelain Raft Details New Album, “Permanent Signal”

Shares New Track "Think of the Ocean"

Jun 19, 2013

Last week dream-pop artist Mauro Remiddi, a.k.a. Porcelain Raft, announced the arrival of his sophomore LP Permanent Signal on Aug. 20. More

Jun 13, 2013

Italian dream pop musical artist Mauro Remiddi, a.k.a. Porcelain Raft, has announced the release of his sophomore album, Permanent Signal. More

May 02, 2013

Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi) is in the studio, hard at work on the follow-up to last year’s excellent debut full-length, Strange Weekend. While we’re still waiting to find out what form that will take, the sessions have already yielded fruit in the form of a new EP called Silent Speech. More

Check Out Photos from The Great Escape Festival 2012 - Grimes, EMA, Django Django, and more

Plus: Beth Jeans Houghton, Porcelain Raft, Slow Club, and others in Brighton, England

May 18, 2012

The eighth annual Great Escape Festival took place last weekend in Brighton, U.K., with many amazing bands gracing the local stages in the charming seaside English town. Here's a gallery of photos from the festival, including photos of GrimesEMABeth Jeans HoughtonDjango DjangoSlow ClubWhen Saints Go Machine, Porcelain Raft, and others. More

Apr 03, 2012

Just as he's demonstrated with previous music videosPorcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi has a clear stylistic direction when it comes to his songs' visual pairings. More

Watch: Porcelain Raft - “Something In Between” Video

Video to "Unless You Speak From Your Heart" B-side

Feb 13, 2012

Next week on Feb. 21 Porcelain Raft will release a 7'' vinyl of his Strange Weekend single "Unless You Speak From Your Heart." More

Jan 25, 2012

With his full-length debut Strange Weekend finally seeing release yesterday, Porcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi has apparently decided to treat fans with an added bonus: a video for the album single "Unless You Speak From the Heart." More

Jan 16, 2012

With just a week before its release, Italian Londoner Mauro Remiddi (aka Porcelain Raft) has granted listeners a full stream of his upcoming full-length debut Strange Weekend. More

Jan 13, 2012

Later this spring when he's done supporting M83 across the world, Italian-UK transplant Mauro Remiddi (aka Porcelain Raft) will be including a fitting leg of shows through the U.S. with fellow woozy pop artist Youth Lagoon. More

Jan 10, 2012

Leading up to the release of his proper full-length debut Strange WeekendPorcelain Raft has unveiled a new track to follow-up the stellar "Put Me to Sleep." More

Nov 21, 2011

Nothing put you to sleep like a glass of warm milk, right? Porcelain Raft takes that to the obvious extreme in his new video “Put Me to Sleep.” We have the clip.  More

Nov 15, 2011

Under the Radar had a CMJ party on October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. We'll be posting videos of some of the songs that were performed and today we have Porcelain Raft performing "Talk to Me." More

Porcelain Raft Announces Debut Album “Strange Weekend”

Out January 24 via Secretly Canadian

Nov 03, 2011

Dream pop bedroom artist Porcelain Raft announced his debut full-length today. We have the details.  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party

Featuring, The Stepkids, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and More!

Oct 24, 2011

Check out a photo gallery from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party. With performances from Chad Valley, Caskiokids, Porcelain Raft, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and The Stepkids. To see the full gallery, click here. More

Porcelain Raft - Under the Radar’s CMJ Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's CMJ Party is October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn

Oct 11, 2011

On October 19 Under the Radar will host a free CMJ day party sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Porcelain Raft. More

Under the Radar Announces CMJ Party, Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, The Stepkids, and Still Corners

October 19 at Public Assembly; Lineup Also Includes Casiokids, Porcelain Raft, and Chad Valley

Oct 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is excited to announce the details of its first CMJ event, sponsored by PRS Guitars. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19 at Public Assembly in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Featuring performances from Eleanor FriedbergerStill Corners, The Stepkids, Porcelain RaftCasiokids, and Chad Valley, the party is free and open to the public (21+), no CMJ badges or RSVP required. More

Aug 05, 2011

Check out our photo shoot with Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi).  More

Porcelain Raft Signs to Secretly Canadian, Release New Song

Debut Full-Length Expected Soon. Listen to a New Track Now.

Jun 01, 2011

Under the Radar Pleased to Meet You artist Porcelain Raft, aka Mauro Remiddi, has signed with Secretly Canadian. We have the details, along with a brand new track. More

Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Ends Today at 10 a.m. PST and Features Okkervil River

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Owen Pallett, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 12, 2011

Under the Radar magazine's online charity auction for the Japan relief effort ends today, Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. It's your last chance to get bids in to win an Under the Radar SXSW poster signed by all the artists who played our party, either a guitar autographed by Hooray for Earth or top-of-the-line headphones from Shure, plus 11 pieces of vinyl, 3 CDs, 1 cassette, 2 bags, and an Under the Radar subscription!

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Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features Okkervil River, Owen Pallett, and others

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Menomena, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is hosting an online charity auction for the Japan relief effort that starts today and features Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Hooray for Earth, and Porcelain Raft. More

Mar 28, 2011

Porcelain Raft finally gets a bit of face-time in front of the camera for his new video (well, sort of). More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Mar 21, 2011

The morning of day three began a bit like day two: a bit begrudgingly. While both sides of the snooze/sleep debate had very compelling arguments, it was ultimately decided that checking out cool, new music trumped physical recovery.

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Under the Radar Announces Winter 2011 Issue and Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Issue Includes Interviews with R.E.M., Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Lykke Li, Iron and Wine, Elbow, Duran Duran, Destroyer, and more

Feb 11, 2011

Under the Radar’s Winter 2011 issue is about to hit stands. The cover features Death Cab for Cutie, who gave writer Matt Fink insight into the band’s forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (due out in May). The issue also includes interviews with Bright EyesBritish Sea PowerThe DearsThe DecemberistsDestroyerThe DodosDuran Duran,ElbowIron and WineLykke LiR.E.M.TelekinesisToro Y MoiThe AntlersThe Big PinkCymbals Eat GuitarsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jens LekmanOkkervil RiverPanda BearVivian GirlsAnna CalviPorcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, Yuck, and more.

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Porcelain Raft “Gone Blind” on New EP

U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Jan 04, 2011

Mauro Remiddi—who cut his teeth scoring Italian films and refined his pop-chops with defunct band Sunny Day Sets Fire—is now making beautiful pop soundscapes under the name Porcelain Raft. We have the details on his new EP. More


Interviews

Porcelain Raft

Devil in the Details

Jan 30, 2012

Under the guise of Porcelain Raft, Mauro Remiddi makes gauzy bedroom pop—constructing dream-laden choruses from loops of gently strummed guitars, drum machines, and tape hiss. Impressed with the several EPs he already has to his name (including last year’s excellent Gone Blind), Under the Radar spoke with the Italian troubadour on the eve of the release of his first full-length Strange Weekend (out via Secretly Canadian). Remiddi told us about simplifying the process, the marriage of image and sound, and what he really wanted to do with his life. More

Porcelain Raft

Completed Circuit

Feb 13, 2011

Mauro Remiddi believes one of the key elements to his songwriting process is achieving a level of exhaustion. Writing, recording, and mixing a new song in a single day is a common occurrence for the 38-year-old, who regularly sequesters himself in his small London flat. Because he progresses from start to finish so quickly, Remiddi says his work often feels like “an afterthought, like finally you think of what actually happened.  More


Reviews

Permanent Signal

Permanent Signal

Secretly Canadian

Aug 15, 2013

Mauro Remiddi returns with his second full-length after last year's Strange WeekendThe title refers to a phone line that's off the hook (remember hooks?) without a connection for a long time, a stand-in for Remiddi's own inability to really connect with loved ones during a year on the road (what would second or third albums be without the rigors of the road?) More

Strange Weekend

Strange Weekend

Secretly Canadian

Jan 19, 2012

In Fellini's 81/2, the movie's protagonist, tired of being stuck in traffic, leaves his body and floats over the cars and out toward the sea. Italian musician Mauro Remiddi (who writes and performs as Porcelain Raft) might sympathize. More

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Okkervil River and More

March 18th, 2011

Mar 28, 2011

We were pretty sure that people would show up to our Thursday SXSW party because of our exclusive set by Atlas Sound, and while we were confident that we had an equally strong lineup for our Friday party (which was presented by Shure), we still weren’t certain how many fans would show up. But our immediate concern at the start of the party was whether our first artist would make it in time (if at all). Porcelain Raft (aka Italian born, London-based, Mauro Remiddi) had underestimated how far his hotel was from our venue (The Flamingo Cantina), was running late, and had a dead cell-phone and thus no way to let us know that he was indeed on his way. Thankfully the charming Remiddi arrived with a thousand apologies 10 minutes before he was scheduled to perform and because he’s a one-man band, was pretty much ready to go on time. The crowd, by the way, was as healthy in numbers as the day before, with a to-capacity venue and a line down the block most of the day. More

SXSW Recap Days 3 and 4: Porcelain Raft, Telekinesis, The Dodos, Revolver

March 18th, 2011

Mar 21, 2011

The morning of day three began a bit like day two: a bit begrudgingly. While both sides of the snooze/sleep debate had very compelling arguments, it was ultimately decided that checking out cool, new music trumped physical recovery.

More

Gone Blind EP

Gone Blind EP

Acephale

Mar 14, 2011

As Porcelain Raft, Mauro Remiddi sculpts hazy, electro soundscapes, weaving lo-fi pop through wandering compositions that seem to exist in a universe just separate from ours. More