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.
Salute. - Play, Pause with Rob Law
I’m completely blanking on this voice. It is VERY similar to a voice I know (and that you and your grandma know too) but I simply cannot put my finger on it. Anyway, it’s a voice we’ve heard a million times before and the music also isn’t the most original, but together they work quite well, so I’m just going to try to not wreck my brain too much about forgetting that damn name.
watch / listen: ritornell & abby lee tee - melting sphere; video by andreea săsăran, illustration by katja seifert! soon to be released on 7inch vinyl (via 15 pcs.)- watch out!
Ritornell & Abby Lee Tee - Melting Sphere
This year’s Popfest is not only taking place on and around Vienna’s Karlsplatz, but is also branching out to the Museumsquartier. One of the artists performing there will be Abby Lee Tee.
Abby Lee Tee @ Popfest 2014: Saturday, 26 July, 2 AM, Kunsthalle Ziegelfoyer
Alexis Taylor - Coming Up
Alexis Taylor, i.e. the other important guy in Hot Chip that isn’t popular remixer and DJ Joe Goddard, has a new album out, but let’s not discuss it now. You’ll have plenty of time to get acquainted with it until he is playing at Waves Vienna this year.
Instead I will show you this unspectacular yet utterly beautiful song which is basically the very soulful core of Hot Chip that is left when you strip the forceful dance production from it.
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) is playing at Waves Vienna 2014, which takes place from 1-4 October. Festival passes and tickets available here.
Fräulein Hona - 23rd of December (Live)
This year’s Popfest has the smallest percentage of acts I’ve known before reading their names in the line-up of all Popfests so far.
That, obviously, could mean two very different things: either there is a lot of great music to be discovered this time, or there are no more really big acts except for Nazar and Effi that haven’t played yet. (Bilderbuch, the one huge band that has never officially been invited before, are busy playing festivals in Germany and Luxembourg this year.)
Case in point for the discovery theory: Fräulein Hona. They will fit so nicely to the hungover, relaxed Sunday atmosphere in Wien Museum.
Fräulein Hona @ Popfest 2014: Sunday, 27 July, 6.30 PM, Wien Museum
Der Nino aus Wien - Bäume (They Shoot Music At Home Session)
I’ve been thinking about it for a few weeks now, and this is definitely my favourite song off of the two new Der Nino aus Wien albums. All of the others are really great as well. But this one is superb. That Kinder, Katzen und Garten verse.
Der Nino aus Wien @ Popfest 2014: Saturday, 26 July, 1.30 AM, TU Prechtlsaal
Julian & der Fux - Hin und Weg
I must have been really, really, very wasted back in March at the Hin und weg presentation at the newish location of Werk in Vienna. Quite frankly, I don’t remember anything except for the extraordinarily long toilet queue and that the floor was tilted (was it really though?). Also, my sense of space and how much of it there is between myself and others must have been terrible. Ohgod I think I was one of these awful people at gigs dancing way too close to strangers.
What I mean to say is, if the Julian & der Fux gig at this year’s Popfest is anything like that, you’re in for a great party.
Julian & der Fux @ Popfest 2014: Thursday, 24 July, 0.30 AM, TU Prechtlsaal
Bionic Babies - Steady Gaze
Hailing from Carinthia, Bionic Babies have been making music since 2004 according to their Facebook page, and having listened to their new song, I immediately believe that.
When I was a kid around that time, I got those Air+Style snowboard samplers sent to me by my bank (that sponsored the event), and Bionic Babies would fit right in with naca7, Julia, Petsch Moser, 3 Feet Smaller or Heinz.
(Thanks, by the way, bank, for sparking my interest in contemporary local off-mainstream music! You’ve done a lot of scandalous things but this you’ve done well.)
New Native - Wallow
from the Twisting EP, out on Goddamn Records
Goddamn Records turns out to be a small label with a great taste for timeless music. After Rika, New Native is already the second band that I think I might be in love with a tiny bit, and neither of them have R&B influences, heavy use of electronic instruments or other shenanigans that more zeitgeisty bands deem desirable.
One crappy cellphone picture of STEHSEIDL at the Miller-von-Aichholz-Schlössel, 13 June 2014
Is it Francis International Airport? Noooo.
Is it Rika? Noooo.
It’s Stehseidl!! And they are the self-proclaimed best wedding band in the entire world. To which I’m not going to object since they’re a) the first wedding band I’ve actually seen and b) they know how to play Africa. The only catch here is that in order to experience the best Bruce Springsteen, Proclaimers, Tom Petty et al. covers ever, somebody will have to get married and you will have to be invited.
Klangkarussell - Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)
We’re late to the Netzwerk party, with it being in the charts and super successful and everything, but then again, not really, since we posted a different edit of this song (meanwhile pulled from Soundcloud) about two years ago.
What I actually want to say is: re-edits can be a good thing. The new voiceover gives the song a very different touch. I prefer this new edit and just like two years ago, I am listening to this track on repeat.
The video shows a guy wandering on rooftops in Belgrade, Serbia. I was really taken by the beautiful aesthetics of Eastern communist architecture.
Amere Meander - Impressions
You may have thought that black and white tweeness is the last thing a western movie aesthetic needed. You were wrong.
Julian & der Fux - Mr. King
Last time I saw Herr Hermes, he was the moderator of a semi-lame agency event, being mean to greasy event guests. Here, he is talking to a charming young lady in a hotel lobby in the background while Julian & der Fux get drunk to their new track Mr. King. A hint of Speckbrot included.
Julian & der Fux are celebrating the release of the Mr. King EP tomorrow, Friday 13 June, at Das Werk. More information here.