we proudly present you the video to our new single VANITY.
UMA - Vanity, from the UMA debut album, out sometime next year on Seayou Records
Ah well, a melancholic black and white bokeh-heavy video with beautiful people, that makes sense. It’s not the most groundbreaking idea, but it works very well with the UMA sound.
One blurry cellphone picture of CATASTROPHE & CURE at Atomic Cafe Munich, 14 December 2013
Alright, I know it looks a little crazy - even for professed concert roadtrippers like us - to follow a band abroad but a) it’s not the farthest we’ve ever roadtripped and b) I actually happened to be nearby when C&C went on their first little Germany tour to Berlin and Munich this past weekend.
Due to frontman Johannes’ ill- and voicelessness, the keyboarder and bass player took over the singing duties. In combination with the especially charming/apologetic in-between-songs-talk, this made for unusual but entertaining gigs with some new material.
Since it takes a while to get into Catastrophe & Cure songs (at least for me, and at least for songs that aren’t Shipwreck), it took me until Munich to realize that Undeniable/Irresistible is actually quite hypnotic and not a little boring as first suspected at the Radiokulturhaus gig.
For the small price of giving Bilderbuch your e-mail address, you can now download the brilliant Moonboots (with or without autotune) for free from their website. You know you want it.
Two crappy cellphone pics of SEX JAMS and KILLED BY 9V BATTERIES at Chelsea Wien, 12 December 2013
Two shows featuring Wolfgang Möstl on one night? Yes, please. Especially when it means shaking my head uncontrollably to the Jams and then including even some awkward hips- and feet-movement to the Batts. It was loud, sweaty and wasted - just like Thursday evenings are supposed to be. And that is already pretty much all I can say regarding that night at Chelsea since the wine and gin combination made my mind a little fuzzy.
(c) Noise Appeal
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 HELLA COMET.
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.
Hella Comet – Tinker Boat (MP3)
The post-punk sound of four-piece Hella Comet calls for Sonic Youth comparisons, although their freshly-released second album Wild Honey, from which Tinker Boat is taken, is not afraid of pop either. Hella Comet were selected as one of 18 bands to represent this year’s focus country Austria at Europe’s most important music festival/conference Eurosonic.
Listen to our playlist on Spotify or find all tracks after the jump:>> READ MORE >>
Wer die stillste Zeit des Jahres etwas wilder angehen möchte, der begebe sich am Samstag, den 21. Dezember ins brut. Da gibt es für foxy kids fuxige Musik in der längsten Nacht des Jahres.
Wer sich den Eintritt sparen will, der kann bei uns hier 2x2 Tickets gewinnen. Unter allen, die uns bis zum 20. Dezember eine Mail an walzerkoenige(at)gmail.com oder eine Tumblr-Nachricht schicken werden die Karten verlost.
Bilderbuch im Puls Festival Interview
I enjoy how synchronized the guys’ posture often is and how guitar player Mike yawns at some point and doesn’t do much else. Obviously I also enjoy the content of the interview, it’s not a given that statements are both entertaining and reflected.
Markus Kienzl feat. Lusty - Terror
Is this some sort of Blair Witch Project parody or is this for real?
The Golden Rabbit - Farewell Tomorrow
The Golden Rabbit opened for OK Kid in Vienna recently - I don’t know how they did that, I’m guessing Skalar connections? - and while they’re still in their “they’ve got potential” stage of their career, if they keep playing lots of shows and crafting their sound (and pronunciation) they might just be one of the next big things.
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
Farewell Dear Ghost - Fire
Well, this video is so chock full of music video clichés that I don’t know what to snarkily comment on. I personally think you should only write “No regrets” in lipstick on a mirror, if you then plan on killing that mirror’s owner with a chainsaw.
Song’s still nice, though. No wonder this was #1.
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?
Two crappy cellphone pics of FRANCIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and LIKEWISE at Cinema Paradiso St. Pölten, 5 December 2013
Random fact: I managed to work in St. Pölten for three years without going out there one single time. But thanks to concert roadtrips, I’ve gotten to see a bit of Pölle’s nightlife - which is, as expected, quite underwhelming. Also Cinema Paradiso, where the concerts take place in an altered movie theater, didn’t manage to convince due to its sound problems. At least I got my annual pre-Christmas Francis International Airport concert-fix. And no, they still didn’t hire me as the additional drummer for “March”, but I’m working on it.
Also, if you know any name day specific songs, please let me know. Because you never know when you need them.
Ian Fisher & The Present feat. Phia - Regret
Only skin, only skin you are to me
Waiting for it to turn into something
This folky stuff just doesn’t stand a chance with us at the moment, but some things are more beautiful than others and on a relative scale, this song is very beautiful.
Actually… If it weren’t for the banjo part in the middle, this would be absolutely great. If Ian Fisher relocated even further north to some place with lots of water and cold winters, he would probably make the most beautiful sad Scandinavian music.
Christmas. The time of giving and so are Erwin & Edwin. They are organising a Benefit for the Philippines on Wednesday, the 11th of December at Chaya Fuera, Vienna. Giving is good and even better if you can enjoy your good deed by listening to good music.
- Erwin & Edwin ft. ALIX
- Megablast mit Flo Muigg (Zooproject Ibiza)
- Julian & der Fux
If you still like to give and prefer to see GIN GA and/or Gerard that evening (or join even both events) you can be a good person also here: