Dot Dash - Sometimes

I need no rhythm to dance, I just need you

… just in case you’re the type to make Valentine’s Day mix CDs/compilations/playlists.

Ezra Furman - My Zero, from Day Of The Dog, out now

This is no Take Off Your Sunglasses (no surprise there, hard to repeat a hit song like that), but there are brass instruments in it, so that’s great.

Country of origin: USA 
Ezra Furman is currently touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland with stops in Krems, Mödling, Lustenau, Innsbruck, Steyr, Ebensee and Vienna (Chelsea, 9 February, with support act Fesch, formerly known as The Fritz).

5/8erl in Ehr’n - Akademikerball

"Des hat an Sinn, wann I da tanz,
des was i glaub is allerhand
I hob ka Uhr, I hob vü Zeit,
die Wöd sie draht sie, sie draht sie weider”

If you don’t know what the Akademikerball is by now, then you probably don’t live in Austria. If you want a less entertaining but more informational take on the whole thing, watch this Vice documentary.

Lydmor - Young

A Waldvideo not made in Austria! Also: electro pop, tears, suffering, glitter and an old man mask. 

Country of origin: Denmark
Lydmor @ Spot on Denmark 2014: 31 January, WUK, Vienna

Dad Rocks! - Weapons

The video for this folksy song shows the story of a guy who finds new music, loves and spreads it, goes nuts at their concert and finally - oh the irony - gets charged for copyright infringement.

Country of origin: Denmark
Dad Rocks! @ Spot on Denmark 2014: 31 January, WUK, Vienna

BROKE feat. MØ - Let The Youth Go Mad

This is what your room looks like after a great party, featuring a dance-off, fight and a go crazy destroy your flat rage. Go crazy. This music will inspire you to do so. It’s electro but still you feel like you’re sitting in the garage listening to some punk noise band. 

Country of origin: Denmark
Broke @ Spot on Denmark 2014: 31 January, WUK, Vienna

Slow Celebration - Fun

Slow Celebration is some sort of supergroup, consisting of members of Rangleklods and Reptile Youth (bands that have performed at Spot on Denmark before), and their EP has turned out really, really nice.

Country of origin: Denmark
Slow Celebration @ Spot on Denmark 2014: 31 January, WUK, Vienna

gotv homemade hosted by Walzerkönig

The music TV channel gotv invited us to present ten of our favourite music videos by local bands. Check out which videos we chose here and tune in to find out what we have to say about them! 

Walzerkönig x gotv homemade
27 January, 9 PM on gotv and
02 February, 9 PM on gotv

Rosa Friedhof - Jesus (from Ja, es ist schwer)

On the official Terribleness Of Befindlichkeitspopskala that I just made up, Rosa Friedhof are crossing the fine line between kitsch and guitar-accompanied poetry that Tomte is treading more or less successfully, and leaps right into Xavier Naidoo territory. But at least they enunciate.

Möwe - Inside

This is pretty hot basically, but I mean, how many clichés can you fit into one video?

Eleven, apparently: close-ups of hands, birds, lens flare, high contrast Instagram filter colours, meaningful looks into the distance, lipstick writings on mirrors, shattered glass, daisies, hands held out of the window of an old car feeling the airstream, railroad tracks, and photographs thrown off roof tops.

Nice try, but what about forests, water ripples, picking up shells on the beach, train window reflections, bike riding, rollercoasters, flicking through old books, Polaroid cameras and raindrops on windows?

Monsterheart - Waves, from the upcoming album W

"My heart belongs to the sea." Yes. Yesyesyesyes.

WIN: 2x2 Tickets für MY NAME IS MUSIC

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Im Jänner heißt es wohl: Gewinnspiele ohne Ende. Wir haben noch etwas zu verlosen.

My Name Is Music sind wieder auf Tour und werden am 29.01. im Chelsea Wien haltmachen. Das Album kam letzten Mai raus, die letzte Single Gimme Gimme Gimme im September. So, check it out und wenn es euch gefällt, dann macht doch bei unserem Gewinnspiel mit.

Unter allen, die am 29.01 MY NAME IS MUSIC im Chelsea sehen wollen und uns bis 28.01. eine Mail an walzerkoenige(at)gmail.com oder eine Tumblr-Nachricht schicken, verlosen wir 2x2 Karten.

Viel Glück!

One crappy cellphone picture of DER NINO AUS WIEN, January 22nd 2014, Café Dezentral, Wien
We were invited to attend the secret show at Café Dezentral (other highlights, besides the oven include: Weißer Spritzer for 2,10, board games, a fairy lights illuminated Madonna icon) which was, according to him, “the last chance to see them not yet over-rehearsed.” It was the first show to promote the two new albums he will put out later in spring via Problembär Records.
They did play mostly new songs, with one or two very old exceptions. And as is usually the case with der Nino aus Wien songs, there was one line sticking out, in this case:
"Du solltest dir nur nicht zu viel vorstellen, sonst sticht dir die Wirklichkeit eine Weinflasche in den Rücken."

One crappy cellphone picture of DER NINO AUS WIEN, January 22nd 2014, Café Dezentral, Wien

We were invited to attend the secret show at Café Dezentral (other highlights, besides the oven include: Weißer Spritzer for 2,10, board games, a fairy lights illuminated Madonna icon) which was, according to him, “the last chance to see them not yet over-rehearsed.” It was the first show to promote the two new albums he will put out later in spring via Problembär Records.

They did play mostly new songs, with one or two very old exceptions. And as is usually the case with der Nino aus Wien songs, there was one line sticking out, in this case:

"Du solltest dir nur nicht zu viel vorstellen, sonst sticht dir die Wirklichkeit eine Weinflasche in den Rücken."

One crappy cellphone picture of MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN at Eurosonic 2014, 17 January, De Spieghel, Groningen, Netherlands
Nothing has changed since their Waves Vienna gig, and in this case that is a good thing: the drummer still takes off his shirt halfway through the show and shakes his hair wildly, the bass player still has only one move (but it’s a sexy one) and even after waiting in line with the hoi polloi for half an hour to get into the venue for lack of a fancy delegate wristband, you can’t help but be in a great mood instantly.

One crappy cellphone picture of MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN at Eurosonic 2014, 17 January, De Spieghel, Groningen, Netherlands

Nothing has changed since their Waves Vienna gig, and in this case that is a good thing: the drummer still takes off his shirt halfway through the show and shakes his hair wildly, the bass player still has only one move (but it’s a sexy one) and even after waiting in line with the hoi polloi for half an hour to get into the venue for lack of a fancy delegate wristband, you can’t help but be in a great mood instantly.

One crappy cellphone picture of SHINY DARKLY at Eurosonic 2014, January 17 at Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
So Shiny Darkly is this: young Danes in black skinny jeans who miss the eighties, oh yes: synths and darkness. New wave-y things are things I like. It’s just that I’ve had my share of Scandinavians dressed in black and trying to be Joy Division.

One crappy cellphone picture of SHINY DARKLY at Eurosonic 2014, January 17 at Vera, Groningen, Netherlands

So Shiny Darkly is this: young Danes in black skinny jeans who miss the eighties, oh yes: synths and darkness. New wave-y things are things I like. It’s just that I’ve had my share of Scandinavians dressed in black and trying to be Joy Division.