S O H N - Veto, Tempest, Artifice, Wheel (live on KEXP Seattle)

In case you didn’t already know that S O H N was “happening”… S O H N is happening all over the world. Here is their set on KEXP, who never disappoint.

Squalloscope - Three minutes for a detuned diorama 

"One mississippi, two mississippi, three mississippis closer to death” is my favourite Squalloscope line, and fittingly, the accompanying video shows people creating art surrounding people they knew that died. It’s beautiful. I, too, put sugar on everything.

Hey Elbow - Blanca

Late night dives, in slow motion, on hallucinogens, with the mesmerizing sound of Hey Elbow playing. Somehow that is exactly what I want to be doing right now. Can someone bring this trio from Malmö to Vienna soon please?

Country: Sweden

Elektro Guzzi - Atlas

If the weather at this year’s Popfest will be anything like last year, then I’m going to make sure I have a bikini with me on Friday for the Elektro Guzzi gig at brut.

Elektro Guzzi @ Popfest 2014: Friday, 25 July, 2 AM, brut

We Invented Paris - Polar Bears

I kind of love Switzerland. Three of many reasons: 1. The Swiss paper money is so colourful that you’re almost happily paying the equivalent of 25 EUR for a short taxi ride or 6 EUR for a supermarket sandwich.

2. Plus when a Swiss person has a messy apartment, they call it a “hurepuff” and that is my favourite expression, ever.

3. Also, We Invented Paris make nice music.

Country: Switzerland
We Invented Paris are playing at Waves Vienna 2014 on 3 October.

fettkakao:

here’s the lyrical video by Beach Girls and the Monster to their song Butcher from the Surf. it was released via the Fettkakao Sampler 2014 two months ago. Theresa Adamski did the Video.

Beach Girls And The Monster - Butcher From The Surf

I’m gonna pretend that there’s no difference between a lyric video (I guess these have all the lyrics) and a lyrical video (which only have key words?) and say that this is my favourite one since Gin Ga’s “Golden Boy”.

Pharaohs And Kings - Twisted Eyes

Can everyone please FINALLY stop with the forest videos? One day we’re going to make our threat come true and no longer post music videos with more than three trees in it. This idea has stopped being creative in 2011 and the best forest video has already been made.

Forest videos, incidentally, is only one thing this band from Carinthia has in common with the similarly sounding Upper Austrians Catastrophe & Cure (band name- as well as music-wise). The latter also received massive FM4 support with no label backing them, something which is also happening to Pharaohs and Kings at the moment.

Pharaohs And Kings are playing at WannaPlayVienna on 8 July at B72 in Vienna (free entry).

Dorian Concept - Draft Culture
from Joined Ends
out on September 22 on Ninja Tune

We still can’t write about electronic music but why would you read something boring bloggers write, when there’s a caleidoscope-esque music video to enjoy?

Two crappy cellphone pictures of WANDL and MONSTERHEART at the Neue Wege Festival, Ovalhalle MQ Wien, 27-28 June 2014

I’m guessing that most of the people who go to Vienna’s Museumsquartier in the summertime do so not to enjoy the huge cultural offer there, but to hang out in the bars, restaurants and on the Enzos and, well, drink. Not that I haven’t done so too every summer ever since I moved here, but once in a while it’s worth checking out the events going on at MQ, which quite often feature great live music. 

One of those events took place last weekend as accompanying program for the exhibition “Neue Wege nichts zu tun” (which was way too confusing for me). The concerts in the Ovalhalle were especially impressive as they featured 360 degrees visuals and a stage in the middle of the room. My highlights undoubtedly were Wandl and Monsterheart - the former having the most awesome visuals thanks to his very own visualist (is that a word?) and the best to-make-out-to sound, the latter winning me over easily with Anna’s lovely, hyper character and their quite interesting “Born To Be Wild” version.

Monsterheart is also playing at Popfest Wien on July 26 at the Kunsthalle Ziegelfoyer.

Garish - Bring Mich Auf Ideen

Do you remember when, during the Garish slot at the very first Popfest in 2010, suddenly the electricity failed and the band just went on and sang from the top of their lungs so that people all the way in the back could still hear them? It was magical, and shortly thereafter I took my first baby steps in the local music scene and I will forever link this band to that very exciting time.

July Tourdates:

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Yeah, I’m not gonna try to connect this gif to the tourdates. Just enjoy it. The gif, the concerts, the summer. All of it.

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Drexor - Tschick (produced by Sh’bombo Wassé) (from Der Hinnige, released September 2014)

Wenn ihr wollt, könnt’s ihr jetzt ernsthaft nachdenken über euren Lebenswandel oder so. Oder tanzen. Weil das geht zu dem Lied eigentlich viel besser als denken.

Okmalumkoolkat - Holy Oxygen I (Trailer)

Cid Rim and The Clonious produced this, other than that this trailer is all the information on Holy Oxygen that I’ve got. Oftentimes I’m terribly uneducated. Judging by Popfest venue and time and Facebook likes, Okmalumkoolkat is actually huge.

Holy Oxygen @ Popfest 2014: Saturday, 26 July, 9.30 PM, Seebühne

Just Friends And Lovers - Showdown

This is perfect in all its lo-fi glory, from the stoned sound to the swaying dance moves to the gowns to the absolutely catchy chorus.

M185 zwischen Tür und Angel

Bei den Proben zur Albumreleaseshow haben wir vor einem Monat M185 getroffen und sie über Löffel, erfolgreiche Wettstrategien, Alleinseinwollen, antielitäre 3D-Druck-Actionfiguren und Sekt für die Fans ausgefragt.

Achtung, der Sound ist wieder einmal am unteren Ende der Hörgenuss-Skala. Audiofeinschmecker und SAE-Studienanfänger sollten also bitte eher weghören und wir wissen eh, dass man eigentlich de-essen muss.

M185 spielen heute Samstag, 28. Juni um 16:15 auf der FM4-Bühne am Donauinselfest und am 23. August als Support von Franz Ferdinand im Wiener Gasometer.