Goldsoundz - The New Ones? / National Eagles, 7” e.p. / Digital Release (fett032)
Goldsoundz - The New Ones?, from The New Ones? / National Eagles 7”, out on 20 December on Fettkakao
Goldsoundz is not only another one of Wolfgang Möstl’s bands but has recently also acquired two new members, one of which is Just Friends And Lovers’ Magdalena Gasser. This is from their new second EP.
Goldsoundz 7” Release Show: 15 December 2013, Venster99, Vienna w/ Henry H. & DJ Andi Fettkakao
Ghostpoet feat. Lucy Rose - Dial Tones (Ritornell Rough Mix)
Ghostpoet was my favourite Waves Vienna 2012 discovery. Lucy Rose played the same festival. And Ritornell was one of the Popfest 2013 acts that everyone raved about. So quite a good, buzzy combination, eh?
This remix removes the spacey, echoey background noise parts of the original and gives a very melancholic track a more optimistically chilled vibe.
Can you tell I don’t actually have the proper vocabulary to talk about music?
Squalloscope - Three Minutes For A Detuned Diorama, from the Desert EP, out now on Seayou Records
Saying “Boys will be boys” is just a lame excuse to raise idiots, states Squalloscope and I agree entirely, albeit tiredly. I don’t know if it is because being a feminist in the entertainment industry in Western Europe is so exhausting I don’t even want to know how hard it is elsewhere, or because by the time these lyrics come up, it’s the fifth song on this EP and I’m a sucker for catchy hooks of which it doesn’t have many.
Therefore I suggest you listen to the EP’s first track, Three Minutes For A Detuned Diorama, instead, which features a detuned piano or dissonances or both (really not an expert), which sounds surprisingly great.
Hella Comet - Scatter The Ashes from Wild Honey, out now via Noise Appeal Records
For one hot second I heard a Björk-ish voice in there. I’m saying that mostly to add something new to the usual things said about Hella Comet’s sophomore record, that it’s poppier but also super shoegaze-y and noise-y.
Andreas Gstettner-Brugger said that Sonic Youth could be proud to have “Scatter The Ashes” in their discography. If that were the case, I’d maybe finally get into Sonic Youth.
Aber das Leben lebt - Just can’t get enough (Depeche Mode cover)
Aber das Leben lebt take the edge off a Depeche Mode song and I don’t know what to think of it. I mean, I like their version but I don’t know if that is simply owed to "Just can’t get enough“‘s keyboard part being one of my favourite keyboard parts in the whole wide world, or if the concept of a warm and fuzzy, baritone-sung "Just can’t get enough" is actually working.
OK, so I missed out on the RBMA Bass Camp lectures in Vienna last weekend because I’m good at making questionable choices and instead opted for singing/shouting a few lines on the upcoming Trackshittaz album with work mates (this is so absurd).
While participating in a Trackshittaz album makes for a great drunk story, those photos of the RBMA Bass Camp look like a lot of fun as well, and all the musicians that were involved seem to have really enjoyed it. At least I didn’t miss all the parties. I’m sure there was no backstage cocaine. Hahaha who am I kidding
Americana Fans! Uns persönlich hat ja spätestens das zweite Mumford & Sons Album alles vermiest und Bright Eyes wird auch nur mehr in Ausnahmesituationen gehört. Aber es gibt in dieser Stadt erwiesenermaßen genug Folk-/Country-/Americana-Liebhaber_innen, und diese Leute sind eigentlich ziemlich okay. Darum verlosen wir
“Bei deutscher Musik ist es oft so, dass dir der Gesang wie eine Zeitung im Wind im Gesicht klebt. Die Texte sind oft sehr plakativ. Bei textbezogenen Bands wie Element of Crime, die ich übrigens herrlich finde, ist der Text so im Vordergrund, dass die Musik nur die Begleitung ist.”—
Ja, ja, das Interview ist jetzt zwei Wochen alt und wir haben alle zumindest die Zeilen über Sex und Kanye, die überall zitiert worden sind, gelesen. Aber am schönsten fand ich eigentlich diese Illustration.
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 ROBOTRA.
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 27-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
AUSTRIA: Walzerkönig Robotra–Morninglight 2 (MP3) Don’t let the noisy, distorted lo-fi shell of Robotra songs trick you. This three-piece band from Graz and their pop melodies will catch your attention and make you want to sing along immediately. Morninglight 2 is taken from their full-length debut Tinker, which was mixed and mastered by Wolfgang Möstl (Mile Me Deaf, Sex Jams, Killed By 9V Batteries).
Crazy Bitch In A Cave - Rear-View Mirror, from Rear-View Mirror, out on November 15 on Fettkakao
CBIAC’s songs are generally not very easily accessible to me. With the falsetto and the layered, very different arrangements, I find it hard to get into it, but “Rear-view mirror” has a couple of kitschy (not a bad word!) elements in it, that make it super catchy.
Crazy Bitch In A Cave is playing at Fluc on November 15.
If you’re like me and you have little to no knowledge about hip hop and are therefore wondering what the New Orleans hip hop style “Bounce” is, that Japanther were talking about in our recent interview with them: It is this. And it is pretty awesome. Listen to it. Download it. Put it on at your next party. Dance.
This is the first single from Sleep Sleeps upcoming album “Gospel” (out today via Noise Appeal Records). I am looking forward to it because I like Sleep Sleep. Not only because they make great covers and, proven here, also write great original songs but also because they’re great with hashtags. Check their soundcloud if you don’t believe me.
Farewell Dear Ghost - Fire, from We Colour The Night, out on 15 November on Schoenwetter Schallplatten
You know, this Farewell Dear Ghost album is the type of music that makes you want to go on long hungover sunny November Sunday afternoon walks outside, with your listening device on full volume, and walk along railroad tracks or fight the urge to hug a tree, and sort out your thoughts and feelings.
If you’re the type of person that is into emotions and music that triggers these things nicely with hymnic choirs and choruses.
So, not me. Definitely not. Why do I like this damn album so much? Emotions are stupid. Wäh