pauT - sepp haT gesagT, wir müssen alles anzünden
pauT haben ein alternatives Video zu ihrem Protestsongcontesthit gedreht. Das hat eventuell damit zu tun, dass die Band aus Baden bei Wien demnächst in der Puls4-Fernsehsendung “Herz von Österreich” auftritt.
Dieser Anlass ist vermutlich der einzige berechtigte Grund, sich diese Sendung auch einmal anzuschauen. Schon allein aus Hoffnung auf ähnliche Szenen wie diese mit pauT und einem Motivationscoach, äh, Puls4-Moderator: “Warum habt ihr euch für Herz von Österreich beworben?” - “Na ja, irgendwas muss man ja machen.” <3
Österreichs Musiklandschaft im digitalen Zeitalter.
Beitrag von Ö1 Campus am 17.02.2014
Wir wurden gefragt, ob wir neben heimischen Musikschaffenden wie Punda Omar, Musikarbeitern wie Hannes Tschürtz (Ink Music) und Wissenschaftlern wie Peter Tschmuck (MDW) für diese Sendung Wortmeldungen beisteuern wollen. Haben geantwortet: “Sind gerne eure Quotenfrauen!”, und:
Spaß beiseite, Musik und Internet sind ja bekanntlich unsere Lieblingsthemen und die Sendung gibt einen guten Überblick über die lokale Situation. Zum Nachhören bitte dem Link folgen!
Velojet - Leading A Life
This is the third, seven and a half minutes long single taken from Panorama, my favourite Velojet album so far. Leading A Life has a more dreamy sound than the usual Velojet output.
Velojet & Friends are playing at Radiokulturhaus Wien with support act Lukas Lauermann on 21 February 2014.
Erik Hassle - Pathetic, produced by SOHN & Nick Ruth
This is the guy who wrote Shakira’s newest single Can’t Remember To Forget You. Wait, don’t stop reading just yet. Erik Hassle’s solo stuff is infinitely better. Yay for soulful pop!
Killed by 9V Batteries - This might be some sort of art
Killed by 9V Batteries called it quits today. They were the first Austrian band I heard about through a non-German language news outlet. I think it was an English blog and I know that after thinking “We have stuff like this here?”, I was quite mad that I had missed out on them before.
It’s been a great 12 years (for those of you that have actually known them that long) with Killed by 9V Batteries and we wish the individual members all the success in the world in their future music and non-music related endeavours.
Sleep Sleep - Sunrise
Welp. This video - although it’s wonderfully executed - sure puts a damper on this beautiful, beautiful song.
Kwabs - Wrong or Right
British singer Kwabs exploded on the scene with his strong vocals and maintained interest partly due to collabs with producer SOHN. Now, Kwabs shares the captivating video for “Wrong or Right,” the lead single and title track for his forthcomingEP (out on Feb. 3 and streaming here).
Kwabs - Wrong Or Right, produced by SOHN
This is exactly my thing. I had a job interview at Warner Music once, and when they asked me why I wanted to work there, I said it’s the major label whose repertoire has the best cool:uncool ratio, and I meant it, and Kwabs is a great argument for this theory.
Country of origin: UK
Over At The Stars - Wild Weather Sleep, from the Clicks 3 EP
Finally, thanks to this MICA interview with Over At The Stars, everybody can find out some things about this band that does! not! have a Facebook page or any other information available online apart from the music itself.
Key takeaways: Naturally (what else?), they’re originally from Upper Austria, and their previous musical outlets include the band Your Ten Mofo.
Loving.the.Alien - Sparks, from The Blinded You, out on 22 February
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Drop the dots and I will be your biggest fan, eternally, simply for that band name, although music-wise as well as visually, this is more guitars-instead-of-keys-soap&skinny than bowiesque.
Wandl - Prunk
No honestly, how do you talk about electronic instrumental music without sounding like a total wannabe philosopher? Anyway, this is a free download here.
Also, scrolling up and down really fast while looking at the cover image is a lot of fun.
One crappy cellphone picture of AIVERY at Glockenbachwerkstatt Munich, 6 February 2014
One of the main reasons why I’d ever want to play in a band surely is touring - seeing new places and meeting new people every day, crashing on couches and floors and living on fast food and beer. Well, at least that was my image of touring until I was invited to test my roadie-skills on Aivery’s mini-tour to Munich and Wolfsberg, which was more of the no drinking and lots of vegan food kind. Nonetheless it was quite the fun experience, and it’s great to see how the three have grown as a band ever since I first saw them play in a laundry shop. They might still need the routine of playing live, but especially the singer Franziska’s charming appearance on stage is quite delightful and their noise-indie-punk a very refreshing addition to Vienna’s music scene.
Johann Sebastian Bass - Bass
Compared to the more reduced sound in electronic music that is currently vastly popular, Johann Sebastian Bass’s self-invented genre “neon baroque” is an adequate description for their Daft Punk robot style vocoder effects and more exuberant music.
The video for their most recent effort Bass, however, is not baroque at all. Quite the contrary: one simple idea that is fascinating nevertheless.
Julian le Play - Mein Anker
This video was directed by the same guy who is also responsible for Gerard and Likewise videos and artwork. That is one of the two reasons we are posting this, the other being that anything seafaring-themed is post-worthy per se.
Habemus Papam! After the election of Papa Francesco Sweet, Sweet Moon heads out to play a session in front of Córdoba’s cathedral.
Sweet Sweet Moon - I Know It When I See It / Fuck The Atlantic Ocean
Those must be the uncoolest shoes in the world. Luckily literally everything else about this video is amazing.
Clemens Denk Band - Aber der Sound ist gut (from Clemens Band Denk out on March 11 via Totally Wired Records in collaboration with Problembär Records)
1. This sounds exactly like I imagined a collaboration between these two labels to sound like. Like. 100%.
2. This is an excellent execution of a music video that is a literal illustration of the lyrics.