Karma Art - My Head (feat. Tbs Kttl) (that’s Tobias from Clains. Hey Tobias, haven’t you heard that Leaving Out Vowels Is So 2000?)
The 19 year old Karma Art is the newest act in the artist roster of Duzz Down San. My Head is a first insight into what his debut album, which will also feature a collaboration with Walzerkönig favourite The Unused Word if we understood correctly, will sound like.
Fräulein Hona - 23rd of December (Blue Couch Sessions)
These four young women really are Fräuleins. They’re supernice and make well-behaved and graceful acoustic songs that are, however, by no means boring or too serious.
Fräulein Hona @ Waves Vienna 2013: Saturday, 5 October, Beatboxx
Mozes And The Firstborn - Peter Jr., from Mozes And The Firstborn, out 20 September 2013 on Siluh Records
Songs with videos like this one never fail to make me want to form a band myself and go on tour nonstop.
But then I remember that touring is not as glamorous as in videos - which have neither smells nor hangovers nor disinterested audiences -, and frankly I’m just not cool enough to be a band person. I mean, I don’t even own a leather jacket.
Mozes And The Firstborn @ Waves Vienna 2013: Friday, 4 October, Fluc
Kreisky - Selbe Stadt, anderer Planet
My first reaction to Kreiskys new single was “Well, fuck youuuuuuuu, Kreisky!” because I saw the video when I came back home from an 8 a.m. class from and to which I travelled in heavy rain. My second reaction was: “Damn, it’s been a while and I forgot how good Kreisky are. I cannot wait for their new album.”
It is called “Blick auf die Alpen” and comes out in January, by the way.
As for the video, for a long time this looks like one of those videos where nothing happens and you’ll just be watching a cigarette burn for three minutes but it’s not. Stuff’ll happen. E.g. something I suspect to be avian cannibalism.
Kreisky @ Waves Vienna 2013: Saturday, 5 October, Flex
The Elwins - Forgetful Assistance
Yes. They do sound like the early Shins. The early Shins have comforted the heavily burdened teenage heart of mine with their euphoria inducing power indie, and I mean to get that same effect and have my autumn melancholia lifted by The Elwins when they come to Vienna.
Country of origin: Canada
The Elwins are playing at Rhiz Vienna on 23 September, as well as in Aflenz on 21 September and in Innsbruck on 24 September before heading to Germany for the Reeperbahn Festival.
Crack Ignaz - Herc (Lex Lugner Rmx)
Locally (Salzburg) sourced Cloud Rap. Complete with wobbly images, filters and MDMA-references.
Sweet Sweet Moon - I do you good (They Shoot Music session)
This song makes me think that the world is a wonderful, weird, sad, happy, cynicism-free place that usually only Daniel Johnston manages.
Camo & Krooked - Move Around (feat. Ian Shaw)
When a track is called Move Around it is not a wild and crazy guess that sports images will fit it well visually. Naturally, at 0:20, all the Red Bull product placement sets in. 1:04 is the cue for the Daft Punk style distorted riffs and finally, at 1:27, Move Around becomes exactly the kind of energetic drum & bass track that will work perfectly in Formula 1 recaps and sports show signatures of every kind.
That’s all really fine, but I think I’ll just keep listening to the brilliant All Night and wonder when it will ever become boring.
Parkwächter Harlekin - In der Stadt
To be honest, I was a bit afraid of watching this video. Because I’m a grown-up now and I know that the circus is not a magical place. I know that it is not a nice place for humans and animals and “running away to join the circus” will probably lead to a life of poverty and hard work (or, even more likely, being turned in to the authorities). I know all of that but I like to pretend I don’t, and so I was a bit afraid of having illusions shattered, yet again, by this video.
It doesn’t shatter illusions though. Instead, the images from a storage room filled with circus… stuff, are a great juxtaposition to the lyrics that are also about things from the past (apologies to those of you still going to circuses) that seem glorious but aren’t.
(c) Beach Girls And The Monster
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 BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER.
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 29-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
Beach Girls And The Monster – I Go Surfing (MP3)
This band draws their inspiration from American surf rock of the 1960s. Accordingly, their rendition of The Beach Boys’ Kokomo suits them so very well, not only because of the obvious band name correlation, but also because it blends perfectly into their own sounds. The aptly titled I Go Surfing is the first song of their four-track 7” EP of the same name that was released earlier this year.
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Atomic Stereo - Corridors
In case you always wanted to go crazy at a nightly photoshooting, discuss how Cola-Weiss (aka CW aka Zweiss) is the best drink in the whole world or list all advantages of not wearing pants, then you should definitely make friends with the four Atomic Stereo guys.
Corridors is the forerunner for the full-length album that’s gonna be released later this year. I’m just wondering whether they went for the silhoutte-style in the video so that we wouldn’t see that they’re actually pantsless…
Maur Due & Lichter - Bright Lights Big City (feat. Yves Voilà)
Three characters, each tragic in their own way: the naive, possibly suspicious but more likely just worried girlfriend, the lonely pole dancer and the handsome restless young white male who wanders from the warmth of his home and said girlfriend and shares a meaningful moment with the pole dancer in the dark, dark night because that’s just the type of danger-seeking he needs to feel alive or whatever.
I know 4AM is a strange time of night where everything seems graver and more tragic but in daylight these things always become so pathetic.
Especially testosterone-heavy versions of manic pixie dream boys with a sad need for drama and silent suffering.
But not this track, it’s possibly the Maur Due & Lichter song I like best so far and also enjoyable in the daytime.
Der Averna ist aus!
Im Autogrammzelt bei der Space Stage des FM4 Frequency Festivals 2013 haben wir A.G.Trio samt persönlichem Barkeeper getroffen. Während die drei Herren fleißig Autogramme (auf Busen!), CDs und T-Shirts hergegeben und Averna und Bier spendiert haben, haben sie uns nebenbei auch ein paar Fragen beantwortet und ihre Liebe zu Francis International Airport erklärt.
SOHN - Lessons
Holy Christ, if you happen to know a little bit about the development of SOHN, you can’t help but see a reference to his previous career in this track. (ETA: The lyrics of Lessons are about a person and not his career, it turns out. I take back the assumption.)
That SOHN draws some of his lyrical inspiration from ending it and starting anew became apparent already in The Wheel: I died a week ago / There’s nothing left / It’s caught on video. Hmmmm, that song must have been written mid-August, 2012.