SOHN - Bloodflows
Here’s another beautiful track by SOHN. “Bloodflows” is a tender synth pop track with vocals so gentle and seductive that you hope that the person he’s singing about comes back and loves him right.
James Hersey - Don’t Say Maybe
The soulful FM4 favourite now comes with a music video.
(c) Kidcat Lo-Fi
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. For the third edition of 2013, we are featuring KIDCAT LO-FI.
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 40-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
Kidcat Lo-Fi – Life Sucks (MP3)
A singer-songwriter with a feminist tendency, Kidcat Lo-Fi’s songs range from love to hate and from protest to irony. Her self-titled debut album - out in April - is consciously kept raw and will feature songs called I Will Not Marry Or Reproduce and I Want To Be A Cat. Don’t we all?
April 9: AT, Wien, Rhiz (Album Release Show)
May 27: AT, Wien, B72
June 15: AT, Wien, Pop Up Circus im Neruda
This month, we welcome Cuba to the Music Alliance Pact! We especially recommend Canadian singer/songwriter folk for the winter/spring transition season by Eagle Lake Owls and the Ecuadorian Munn (Warpaint meets Smoke City’s Underwater Love). Listen to our selection on Spotify or find all 40 tracks after the jump:>> READ MORE >>
The Police - Roxanne (Lee Stevens & Curley Sue’s Late Night Dub)
Long before Walzerkönig was even born, two thirds of its editorial team went to a Justice / Busy P / other Ed Banger people DJ set in London. While we were not on drugs (like the rest of the warehouse, as a glimpse into the smokers’ yard suggested), we did enjoy it tremendously when Justice played Roxanne inbetween all of their own tracks.
Bernhard Eder - Long Way To Run
So many sad and unhappy people in just one video, but don’t be afraid: you’re dealing with a romantic musician here and luckily there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Plaided are performing SXSW this week. look at the cool poster for the Girls Rock SXSW day party. come visit us:
13. März, 2013, Austin, TX @ Girls Rock Camp Alliance, SXSW
13. März, 2013, Austin, TX @ BD Rileys, SXSW
Hey US-ians! We’ve got something awesome and fun for you! From an outsider’s perspective, everything at SXSW seems awesome and fun but I’m sure this is a lie we’re being told. This however is going to be actually awesome and fun, so go, if it’s at all possible for you.
– Der Nino aus Wien on not getting too upset over old farts being old farts that are in it for the money in last year’s Ö1 Radiokolleg on “Die Neue Österreichische Well”. All 4 parts are in one big youtube video.
Bruch - Maden
Oh, Vienna. Morbid, morbid Vienna turning everybody into a morbid, morbid person.
Coshiva - Sunday Afternoon
Watch out! Yours truly recently landed an internship at a major label, and thus this space might soon be more susceptible to the Ö3 end of the pop music spectrum. Besides, I recently spent a Sunday afternoon at the studio where this song was mixed and mastered, and what a fine Sunday afternoon it was! Besides, any song that we come across that has the word “sailing” in it will be mentioned here.
Ja, Panik und das Wasserkocher-Bratgerät (Konspirative Küchenkonzerte)
During one of my regular typing-Ja,-Panik-into-YouTube’s-search-bar sessions to find out whether there are any videos I hadn’t watched yet, I found this.
Candy Beat Camp - Anything
Hm, I enjoy this song a great deal but it confuses me how much of a mixed bunch of people Candy Beat Camp are, including band members of Pilots and Human Shout / :aexattack and why does everybody in this town seem to know everyone else? Vienna is so smaaaaall.
Squalloscope - Bloodbaths for Birds (UMA remix)
Anna Kohlweis herself described this as “fantastic and creepy and wonderful and fucking amazing” and we have nothing to add to that.
Half Girl - Lemmy, I’m A Feminist, from the upcoming Luise Pop / Half Girl Split 7”
Lemmy and I promise you, I’d never beat a boy
Half love song to Lemmy from Motörhead, half feminist anthem, entirely catchy, Half Girl’s Lemmy, I’m A Feminist is one of two of the band’s tracks on the split 7” they share with the equally great Luise Pop. Vera Kropf not only oozes coolness but also happens to play in both of these bands.
Happy International Women’s Day!
The Unused Word - Heaven, from ∞ EP
Heavily R&B/soul/hip hop influenced electronic music or vice versa is the hot shit right now. Every self-respecting music snob now freely confesses their love for Beyoncé and goes to Hudson Mohawke shows. Somewhere inbetween, acts like Gerard and S O H N, and internationally, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, AlunaGeorge, Jessie Ware, Shlohmo or Rhye combine genres tremendously successfully. Please excuse the heavy name dropping, but I am so excited about this trend.
I am equally excited about The Unused Word, the “first lady of Duzz Down San”.