Mogwai - Simon Ferocious
Bungee jumping and skydiving are two things on my seemingly endless list of things to do before I die. And this Mogwai video features the latter, without being one of those annoying “let’s all jump out of the plane and make random formations” videos thanks to the rather beautiful shots.
Mogwai are playing Primavera Sound 2014, where one of us Walzerköniginnen will also enjoy concerts and sunshine and beach. Thus, some recommendations (apart from the obvious ones) in case you’re there too:
Thu, May 29: Girl Band, Majical Cloudz, C+C=Maxigross, Real Estate
Fri, May 30: Mas Ysa, Pional
Sat, May 31: Islands, Cloud Nothings
Robb - Vaduz
Ugh, not another railroad tracks scenery! Apart from that, this video is nice as usual and combines the relaxed soul of Robb with beautiful shots of young people in and around Vienna.
Robb are playing at Der Gute Club on 5 June at Vienna’s B72. Tickets are 9,90 EUR.
(c) Shervin Lainez
Eichen sollst du weichen? Das wäre in diesem Fall ein gravierender Fehler. Wir verlosen
1x2 Tickets für WYE OAK am 28. Mai 2014 (das ist bereits übermorgen!) im Wiener Chelsea (Support: BACHELORETTE)
unter allen, die uns bis 27. Mai, 21h eine Mail an walzerkoenige (at) gmail (dot) com schicken oder den Gewinnspielpost favorisieren oder retweeten.
Übrigens, wer sich nicht auf Fortuna verlassen will, kann auch Tickets um 19 EUR käuflich erwerben.
Party like it’s the 90s #MileMeDeaf
Mile Me Deaf - Macrosleep
Mile Me Deaf had some more greenbox fun for the second video for a song from their most recent album Holography. The flowery pants that were allegedly bought at the women’s department of New Yorker make a return to the screen as well.
St. Vincent - Digital Witness
Musician, media philosopher (“What’s the point of doing anything?”) and Alberti-school art theoretician (“people turn their TV on, it looks just like a window”) St. Vincent is coming to Austria this fall.
St. Vincent is playing in Vienna on 18 November 2014 at Arena. Tickets are 25 EUR.
Ping Pong Boys - Kitsch
A song of ice and fire; at least the video has a lot of that, plus things breaking, and all of it in slow motion.
Ping Pong Boys is the newish project of singer-songwriter Stefan Galler and his bandmate Fabian Burstein who currently live in Mexico City and Mannheim, respectively, and who create their songs by throwing bits of music at each other via the internet. So you know, Ping Pong Boys is actually a really clever band name.
the 2nd track and 2nd single from the Fettkakao Sampler 2014, that is out in almost a month.
Just Friends And Lovers - Showdown, from the Fettkakao Sampler 2014, out on 23 May on Fettkakao
The very sexy Showdown by Just Friends And Lovers is just one of many cool tracks on this new Fettkakao compilation that unites artists from the DIY label’s Umfeld.
The Fettkakao Sampler 2014 presentation with Brooke’s Bedroom, Dot Dash & Beach Girls And The Monster takes place on Friday, 23 May 2014 at Rhiz in Vienna.
VIECH - Backenkrampf
The Graz-duo VIECH tends to make the most entertaining music videos in Austria. They play food-tennis, fight with gorillas or do Zumba in their living room. The latest oeuvre seems to be 4:10 mins of two snails making out. Which is kinda cute, but also kinda disgusting (minute 3:30!).
Next opportunity to catch VIECH live: Thursday May 22 in Graz together with Der Nino aus Wien.
– Der Nino aus Wien, in dem eh nimmer sehr neuen, sehr superen Noisey-Interview.
Two crappy cellphone pictures of MILE ME DEAF at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Copenhagen on May 16th and May 17th 2014
This (the first one) was the mellowest Mile Me Deaf show I have ever seen. I guess it was owed to the time (5:30) and the place (outside the Kulturhuset, overlooking the harbour) but it was fitting for the audience (the usual concert-goes plus a helluva lot of toddlers and seagulls).
The second concert was more of the typical Mile Me Deaf fare, although it was again in a seated venue - with candles on the tables! They were the last (and most interesting) band to go on at a small music festival but unfortunately, at the time they were playing, a lot of the people had already left. I had convinced a friend to come with me by playing him the Ace of Base cover and although he was disappointed that they didn’t play it, he enjoyed it.
Human Shout - Counting from Ten
Every time I read about Human Shout, I have to think of that school band we had back in the small town I grew up in, which must have been called something incredibly similar, if not even the same. Obviously, the quality of the two is not necessarily comparable, but who knows what our school band would sound like if they still existed. Also, back then (which must have been somewhen between “The Lost World” and “Jurassic Park 3”) it would have been quite uncool to wear a Jurassic Park t-shirt, now it’s pretty awesome and I totally want one too.
Goldsoundz - Rodeo (from Relations, out now on KIM)
Watch This Amazing Lo-Fi Band Play In A Living Room. You Won’t Believe What Happens At 1:48.
(it’s a guitar solo.)
Olympique - The Reason I Came (from Crystal Palace, out in autumn 2014)
I once had a really nice holiday at the Isonzo (I assume that river is the Isonzo). Otherwise I can’t think of anything to say about this video with all its foggy forests, slow motion running and dramatic rocking out in landscapes more exciting than the song.
Erwin & Edwin ft. Gesangskapelle Hermann - Nudlsuppn
Since there’s no deviation from the regular Erwin & Edwin sound on this song, here’s a story on noodle soup: My sister is and has always been the world’s biggest fan of noodle soup and when she was a kid she used to be too impatient for the soup to be cooled down enough to eat. So my mother always poured some broth into the saucer that my sister ate while the soup cooled down. Which was great thinking on our mother’s part because otherwise my sister would’ve terrorized our surroundings with her screaming about not getting to eat noodle soup right now, this very second, this instant, NOW.