Lemmy, I’m a feminist - Half Girl
After a lot of teaser pictures on facebook et al., Half Girls’ video for Lemmy, I’m A Feminist is finally here. It has the best possible version of Lemmy, i.e. one serving cake and feminist whisky.
Vor und nach der Stille - Filou (VÖ: 24.5.2013, Problembär Records)
Wien ist eines der zentralen Themen des Albums, nicht nur in “Wien”, dass beinahe nach Poetry Slam klingen würde, wären da nicht diese verspielten Gitarren. Die wienerische Aussprache und die ungewöhnliche Betonung haben auch etwas verschleiert, auf das ich erst bei “Im siebten Bezirk”, dem Lied wo es heißt “dort wo Wien glaubt, es sei Berlin”, gekommen bin; nämlich dass das Ganze ein klein wenig an die Melancholie Sven Regeners erinnert. Und jetzt hör ich auch wieder auf, weil so Bandvergleiche sind ja ziemlich pfui.
Außerdem: Am 23.5 ist Releasekonzert im Laderaum am Badeschiff. Der elegante Rest werden auch da sein.
At Pavillon - Let Him Go
Most of the time, seeing someone leave is neither easy nor fun - especially when it’s a loved one. However it makes great material for songs, what obviously also At Pavillon know. It’s the first single of those couple of young Austrians, and although their sound might not be fully matured yet I’m looking forward to their potential on the debut album, coming out in autumn.
Free download here.
Protestant Work Ethic - april, small town (from “rush for second place”, out now on Konkord Records)
We’re not the biggest fans of anything with banjos - and besides cello, violin and horns, there is a lot of banjo on “rush for second place”.
However, Protestant Work Ethic deserve a special mention for following The Beatles, Silverchair, Incubus, Freundeskreis and many others suit with their song about some Anna. And although I have never fallen in love with a married man (except for Robert Downey Jr.) and do not have a child, it still feels a little like Simon Usaty would be singing to me.
Album release show: 24 May at brut Wien.
My Name is Music haben vor kurzem ihr neues Album Super Acceleration veröffentlicht und sind momentan damit auf Tour. Die Band versteht es nicht nur auf Platte, Optimismus und Euphorie zu verbreiten und stellt uns
2x2 Tickets für das Konzert von My Name Is Music am 24. Mai im Wiener Flex
zur Verfügung, die wir gerne unter euch verlosen. Schickt dazu ein Mail mit eurem vollen Namen bis 22. Mai 2013 an walzerkoenige(at)gmail.com.
Ghost Capsules - I Am Dead
Ghost Capsules is some sort of side project of Bomb The Bass. I knew of Bomb The Bass only through Kruder & Dorfmeister’s K&D Sessions, so if you, like me, are guilty of ignorance: Bomb The Bass were rather big in a genre that Wikipedia calls Acid House.
Also, when I wrote I wouldn’t start watching Game Of Thrones no matter how good the Ghost Capsules song of the same name was, I was wrong. I am officially hooked. But while I am still trying to figure out whether the strong female characters outweigh the mostly female nudity (go on, click the link, it’s just an infographic), I have no doubts about the quality of Ghost Capsules.
One crappy cellphone picture of Francis International Airport, May 14th, WUK, Vienna
My favourite thing about Cache sounding completely different from In the Woods is how these very different sounds are combined in concert situations. It has made seeing Francis International Airport live even more exciting. Also, I apologize for this picture only being semi-terrible. It probably won’t happen again.
One crappy cellphone picture of RIKA supporting Francis International Airport, 14 May 2013, WUK Vienna
While this looks like a screenshot from a dreamy 80s synthpop music video, it is actually a photo of 3/4 of Rika (and 1/2 of Sweet Sweet Moon in the background).
Seriously, you guys, Rika are one of those very few bands that you can go see over and over again and their songs become better and more magical with every listen.
(c) Clemens Schneider
Once again, we bring to you the most interesting new tracks from around the world in one free digital mixtape called Music Alliance Pact, curated by international music bloggers and publications with an eye on their local scenes. This month, the spotlight is on FIJUKA.
Click the play button icon to listen to individual songs, right-click on the song title to download an mp3, or grab a zip file of the full 36-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
Fijuka – Behave (From Now On) (MP3)
First a drum machine, then a Billie Jean-style bassline and finally synthscapes that embed the voice of Fijuka’s Ankathie singing one of the weirdest declarations of love we have ever heard. Fijuka stands for DIY pop with an art school touch. Watch the music video for some Rhönrad wheel action.
May 17: AT, St. Pölten, Freiraum (Kling Klang)
May 31: DE, Munich, Strom
June 1: DE, Munich, Milla Live Club
June 18: AT, Vienna, Flex w/ The Veils
Listen to our playlist on Spotify or find all tracks after the jump:>> READ MORE >>
Mieux - Guns, from Neufant EP, out on 17 May on UpMyAlley
I instinctively like this, but as this type of music is not my area of expertise I can make no reliable judgements of quality and instead trust the opinions of The Gap’s editors who praise the new Mieux EP in unison.
Effi - Bloom
Around the world in a music video - to shoot in Kärnten’s Minimundus is such a brilliant idea I wonder why nobody seems to have thought of it before.
Something I’d never have thought before is how much I enjoy the music of Effi now that the weather is somewhat appropriate for upbeat music like this.
The More Or The Less - Show Me Where Your Heart Is (subtext.at Acoustic Session)
I know, I know, comparisons are lame but from the first seconds until the very end, The More Or The Less made my brain go, “Iron & Wine! Iron & Wine!” Quick research suggests I already thought similar thoughts a year ago.
HVOB - Always Like This (They Shoot Music)
As you might have noticed, when it comes to HVOB - or any other hype topic, for that matter - we tend to approach things with a healthy dose of scepticism. And while I still don’t understand the insane amount of response the project has been getting, compared to other projects that would, in my opinion, deserve the same, I have decided to be more positive about it, and that may or may not have to do with the awesome shirt with the municipal coat of arms pattern HVOB half Paul Wallner was wearing at the Amadeus aftershow party.
What I’m saying is, if you’re wearing nerdily patterned shirts Walzerkönig editors will instinctively take to you.
Mozes And The Firstborn - I Got Skills, from I Got Skills EP, out now on Siluh Records
Skills, I got skills, I got skills to make it through your doorway
Listen to this on your next walk of shame to turn it into a walk of awesome!
Country of origin: Netherlands
The band from Holland recently released their EP on Siluh and will be supporting Two Gallants in Innsbruck on 18 May.
THE END BAND spielen am 13. Mai 2013 gemeinsam mit Stereoface ein Konzert im Wiener Chelsea.
Zu diesem Anlass lässt die Band 2x1 Platte für euch springen. Wenn ihr das Debütalbum Babysounds auf Vinyl gewinnen möchtet, schreibt uns bis Montag, 13. Mai 2013 ein Mail mit eurem Namen an email@example.com und beantwortet uns, aus welchem Bundesland die Herren ursprünglich stammen.
Wer Hilfe benötigt, findet die Antwort übrigens in unserem Videointerview mit der END BAND: http://youtu.be/chbusQauU24