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”.
Sugarbread - Soap&Skin
I recently wrote a paper about Sergej Eisenstein and read (well, you know, skimmed) about his concepts of attraction montage and I think the director of this video used these concepts as well. I dont quite understand what the message is supposed to be, other than dark and scary and uncomfortable eerieness (which is what I get from any Soap&Skin song to be honest). If this video frees any of you guys from your outdated perceptions of what art is and, by way of a revolutionary development, turns you into socialist persons… then Eisensteins theories were correctly implemented. Like I said, I only skimmed the texts.
Julian & der Fux - Altes Ego (Burnin Tears Remix), from Mischwald - Kapitel Eins, out now on j.hruza Records
After just four released tracks, Julian & der Fux’s next step was to release a remix EP, and a top-class one for that matter, judging just from the list of remixers which includes, among others, Valesta, Jakobin & Domino, Ken Hayakawa, Denis Yashin and Bernhard Fleischmann.
Sweet Sweet Moon - Woppy (Live at Circolo Hemingway)
Aaaah, all these unreleased Siluh artists songs that we cannot share with you yet, it is killing me! So for lack of a better option here’s another live version of the song that would be the highlight of everybody’s spring euphoria playlist if it were already properly released. That’s because it manages to make a line like I wanna stay with you forever sound like something you’d want to sincerely shout from the top of your lungs and forget all about the countless times this sentiment has been abused in lesser works of music.
Monobrother - Modernisierungsverwirrter
I generally like my musical capitalism critique to be a bit catchier than this but “Die neichen Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo stinken nach Marrionaud” is a great line.
Francis International Airport - The Right Ones, from Cache, out on 3 May 2013 on Siluh Records
Going well with the tech-themed album title, the most notable new things Francis International Airport do are the heavy use of e-drums and synths. This may take some getting used to for indie puritans and conservatives, but rest assured that after a few listens, the newness of the electronic elements gives way to the FIA sound we all know and love.
In my humble fangirl opinion, everyone else can pack up and go home because this, ladies and gentlemen, will be the album of the year 2013.
By the way: a cache (it’s not a Haneke film, so please no accent aigu) is a place where things are temporarily stored. In its most prominent everyday use, your cache is that which you should delete along with your browser history if you don’t want your mum/dad/spouse to find out you’re watching porn on the internet.
Naked Lunch - The Sun (video no. 3)
Naked Lunch, I love you but three music videos for one song is a bit much, eh? However: choreography.
The track is now a free download via the Tapete Records Soundcloud.
5/8erl in Ehr’n - Schneid die Melone an (live Spittelberg, Vienna, July 25th 2009)
Storytime! I was recently in Alexandria, visiting family and my cousin took us to a secret underground place where The Egyptian Youth hangs out and drinks small bottles of bad brandy for 2 €. And upon learning where we’re from, one of my cousin’s friends said that he recently saw and enjoyed a band from Austria. After a lot of trying to remember their name and us trying to Germanize whatever he was saying, we figured out that he was talking about 5/8erl in Ehr’n. You can insert some cliché sentence about the international language of music here.
M33BA - Anbuley
Every time I watch an Anbuley video, I am so distracted by her powerful voice and the aesthetics of her videos, that I forget to listen to the music. I used to think there was nothing else to her than a great voice and a great aesthetic but after a couple of listens, I got to appreciate the whole package.
My Name Is Music - Computer Game, from Super Acceleration, out on 3 May on Las Vegas Records
Choreographies really are the new forests when it comes to music video content popularity.
Although actually in this case, it is more of an aerobics class, and somehow, though I don’t know the exact connection, it reminded me of the Callanetics videos my mother used to watch in the early 90s, which had the most beautiful leotards.