Özlem Bulut Band - Aşk Bitmez (from Aşk, out now)

After listening to this, I asked myself why I had not listened to Özlem Bulut before and I found my answer in the mica text that led me to this band. They use the word “ethnojazz-ensemble”. Brrrr.

It’s not, though. I mean it is, obviously, the people at mica do know how to describe music properly, and there is jazz and oriental music and an oud and a jazz singer. But it’s not the collection of thoughtlessly thrown together ethnic influences your hippie parents listened to in their midlife crisis. This is clever and cheeky and fun and if you need a visual, Özlem Bulut is wearing a wedding veil with a leather jacket which might be my new favourite look.

One crappy cellphone picture of THE BETH EDGES at Rock im Dorf 2014, Kremstal, 18 July 2014
It has become a little tradition of mine to go on a roadtrip to Upper Austria every summer to see some concerts and mountains and pollution-free skies. It’s always a highlight of the season.
The Beth Edges and OK Kid and the once again lovely, personal, beautiful festival location and organizational team have been such a highlight once again. How long until summer 2015?
Photo credit: Kat Rudolph

One crappy cellphone picture of THE BETH EDGES at Rock im Dorf 2014, Kremstal, 18 July 2014

It has become a little tradition of mine to go on a roadtrip to Upper Austria every summer to see some concerts and mountains and pollution-free skies. It’s always a highlight of the season.

The Beth Edges and OK Kid and the once again lovely, personal, beautiful festival location and organizational team have been such a highlight once again. How long until summer 2015?

Photo credit: Kat Rudolph

Camo & Krooked - All Night (They Shoot Music At Home Session)

All Night is still so good. So intellectually pleasing. Totally unsatisfactory. Brilliant. Also, I love the Arena. Not for D’n’B events, but generally. And They Shoot Music videos. So that’s three reasons to watch this.

Filou - Komisch

I feel you, Filou, I feel you. I’m not a morning person either.

Raf Camora - 5 Haus

Thanks to this listicle, I came across Raf Camora’s ode to Vienna’s 15th district. Just like him, I grew up in Rudolfscrime and have spent a considerable amount of time in the Dadlerpark and eating Pizzeria Mafiosi pizzas before the pre-gentrification residents moved there. (It’s much more fun to live here now.)

Johann Sebastian Bass - Voodoo

Johann Sebastian Bass and a bunch of other men (from 5/8erl in Ehr’n, M185, Laminat, Russkaja and many more I’m sure) in tanktops sitting on chairs and crying. To someone like me who does not cry in public, this is very impressive.

Johann Sebastian Bass are playing at Waves Vienna 2014, which takes place from 1-5 October.

Effi - FM4 Soundpark Session (Popfest Spezial)

I really like the FM4 Soundpark Sessions. In fact, I like the Funkhaus in general, and by that I mean the Radiokulturhaus and its café since those three are the only parts of the building that I’ve actually seen. If Ö1 and FM4 really have to move to Küniglberg that would be a shame.

Effi @ Popfest 2014: Friday, 25 July, 9.30 PM, Seebühne

WIN: 2x2 Tickets für Rock im Dorf, Inzersdorf/Schlierbach, 17-19 Juli

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Mit dabei sind: OK KID, MILK+, STEAMING SATELLITES, CHRONIC CITY, GUDURN VON LAXENBURG, OLYMPIQUE uvm.

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Nazar - Rapbeef
from Camouflage
out on 22 August via Universal Music Austria

Nazar here recently signed a deal with the world’s largest record label and is by far the biggest act at the 2014 Popfest. This guy has been huge for a long time and by now this is also common knowledge. His new album will feature Falco and Sido, so that is quite something.

Nazar, Yasmo & Ski feat. Blak Twang @ Popfest 2014: Thursday, 24 July, 8 PM, Seebühne

Crack Ignaz - Herbert Prohaska (Wandl Remix)

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how all Skype calls should go.

Wanda - Auseinandergehen ist schwer (from Amore, to be released on Problembärrecords in the fall)

Ich glaube mit Falco möchte keine österreichische Band verglichen werden, wegen Fußstapfen und tragischem Schicksal und weil man ja irgendwann echt aufhören sollte, immer nur von Toten zu reden. Aber wenn man halt gar so wienerisch singt und im Video den Exzess bis in die Absurdität darstellt, passiert das faulen Musikjournalisten halt leider. Also, tschuldigung. Echt. Wir meinen’s nicht bös. Wir sind nur echt ur faul.

Mile Me Deaf - War Bonding (from Holography, out now on Siluh Records)

Watch this video many times, and then go out and buy Holography because this video looks like it was a lot of work and we all know that the value of an album (and a music video, I guess) is "based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work".

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?

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