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.
Oum Shatt - Power To The Women Of The Morning Shift
Oum Shatt are supporting Ja, Panik on some dates of their upcoming tour. Their name references Om Kalthoum, a legendary Egyptian singer (seriously, she’s pretty much a saint over there) and that, initially, has turned me off the band because I had too much Om Kalthoum in my childhood. But music journalists lie, all the time and Oum Shatt don’t really sound like Om Kalthoum. The Arabic influences are certainly there, as are the New Wave influences, and the mix of that will most definitely be an interesting to watch, so y’all better arrive on time to whatever Ja, Panik show you’re attending.
Country of origin: Germany
Oum Shatt on tour with Ja, Panik:
February 11: Erlangen, E-Werk
February 12: Leipzig, Conne Island
February 13: Berlin, Lido
SOHN - Tempest (Unplugged at Casino Baumgarten, Vienna)
Look, I am trying to be less gossipy, so I will not talk about a certain pair of ridiculous leather pants here; instead, I’m just going to admire the cinematography around the 1:37 mark and the still breathtaking voice of multi-talent SOHN, who is also working as a songwriter and producer around the world with A-listers and buzz acts.
SOHN will be on tour in Europe and the US from April until June with stops in Salzburg (4 April, Rockhouse), Dornbirn (5 April, Conrad Sohm) and Vienna (23 April, Arena).
Monsterheart - Oh Death, from W, out this spring on Seayou Records
We live in the capital of morbidity, so it’s not unusual to come across artists and thinkers dealing with death, but everytime I do, I land in a thought spiral of my own about how 〜life〜 is just so absurd and doesn’t make any sense at all and how each individual life is completely irrelevant in the big picture, and this somehow always leads to the relieving conclusion that I can basically do whatever I want with the one I have.
My philosophy in a nutshell, triggered by a pop song (how apt).
Bo Candy & His Broken Hearts - Until The End
The members of Bo Candy & His Broken Hearts are apparently all right-handed and have a sense of humour. There are great cuts in this video, plus nice use of bowling utensils as phallic symbols and percussion, and the whole thing (not the phallic symbols, my childhood was pure and innocent) reminds me of the Wirtshauskegelbahn experiences I had going to weddings in Burgenland as a child.
Konea Ra feat. DJ Phekt - Boy
Reverse motion is the second most fun thing to do with a video right after choreographing it!
Gerard - Zünd den Regen an I B L A U S I C H T I (official live Video)
Directed by KIDIZIN SANE II Produced by Nvie Motho
Jedes Mal, wenn ich bei Rot über die Ampel gehen will, kommt mir diese eine Zeile aus Atme die Stadt in den Sinn, und dann schau ich, ob Kinder in der Nähe sind und bekomme meistens ein schlechtes Gewissen und warte tatsächlich, bis es grün wird. Gerard - making people better persons since 2013.
One crappy cellphone picture of BILDERBUCH at brut, 1 February 2014
Saturday’s Bilderbuch performance was great. The entire Viennese indie scene royalty made an appearance at the sold out show. Bilderbuch have really really earned this succes. I am so into this new autotune stuff (Moonboots!) and if they had played Maschin three times - I would have loved it and I dare say so would the dancing and chanting crowd. Bitte weiter so!
Chakuza & Raf Camora ft. Joshi Mizu - Bombe (from Zodiak, out March 14, via Indipendenzia)
The only thing I like about this song is the Stevie Wonder namedrop, everything else feels like various phrases and rap platitudes lovelessly thrown together. Besides, if you’re gonna rip off Kanye… do it better.
sorry i’ve been missing in action over here. lots of stuff happening on my music site for Squalloscope, though.
like this video that i made last week. location shots from point cabrillo and mendocino county, California, where i spent some time over new year’s.
Squalloscope - Desert Pacific Octopi
I continue to not be a particularly big fan of Squalloscope’s Desert EP, but you gotta admire this renaissance woman in complete control of her artistic self.
Not really. Just a lot of copy/pasting and reformatting. Here are the February tourdates:>> READ MORE >>
If the xx were to take a deep woodsy folk turn, I imagine it would sound like Cari Cari's White Line Fever.
Cari Cari - White Line Fever, from AMERIPPINDUNKLER EP, out soonish
The Golden Rabbit’s singer has started a side project, which, with a more reduced, xx-like sound and DIY blog promotion, has seen a few little successes so far. While this is neither a hit nor especially innovative, it doesn’t offend my ears either, so that’s cool I guess.
Mauracher - Mind-Boggling, from Let’s Communicate, out this spring
The message is great and all, but I just don’t know. The video reminds me of that one time I was a backup dancer in a music video when I was sixteen and I had to suppress the urge to run away throughout the whole shoot.
Also, whatthefuck, Puber? Your tags even make it into music videos? I hope you’re happy. Jerk.
One crappy cellphone picture of LIKEWISE at B72, 29 January 2014
It is well documented that we’re not the biggest folk fans over here.
But the best music is always the kind that evokes memories and feelings, and I’ve got so many memories and feelings connected to Likewise, this band that is directly and indirectly responsible for a lot of good things and friendships in my life.
That, and only that! I am totally cold-hearted otherwise!, is why I didn’t run away screaming but was actually emotionally touched by it when they did the folkiest thing in the world and went into the crowd to play a song unamplified.