Fuzzman & The Singin Rebels - Dr. Feelgood oder Mich fickt mein System
out on April 11 via Lotterlabel

Ach hab mich gern,
nein ich brauche eure Liebe nicht,
und schon gar kein System,
komm schiebt’s euch irgendwo hin

I don’t know if it’s the real spring outside or the spring in the video or the colourful suits or the delight of there being fuzzy objects in a Fuzzman video or maybe just the wonderful, wonderful melody… but I just spent two hours reading about failed revolutions in the Middle East and I don’t feel terrible about the state of the world.

The Boys You Know - The Cult
from Purple Lips
out on 9 May on Wohnzimmer Records

People that are sweating (from doing sports) don’t look this good very often. This very aesthetic slow motion video even manages to distract me from the mumbled singing. The mix with the prominent guitars and the comparatively quiet voice doesn’t make understanding the lyrics any easier. No idea what the song is about, really, but it’s definitely slacker cool. The producer? Wolfgang Möstl, of course.

Clara Luzia - Sinnerman

Hnnng, somehow this got lost in our drafts for months; how could we have forgotten about it! Clara Luzia’s Sinnerman is on the soundtrack of Das finstere Tal, just like the equally moody How Dare You by Steaming Satellites. I still haven’t seen it, but with these two tracks it must be as great as everyone says.

Sharks In Space #2

Wenn Tonträgerfetischisierung, dann so. Und wenn analoge Welt, dann bitte auch gerne so, mit Liebe zu Haptik, Optik und zum Detail:

Letztens war Ausgabe #2 von Sharks in Space, dem (noch Liebelei-)Projekt eines Bekannten, in meinem Briefkasten. Darin enthalten: Alben von den heimischen Bands Mother’s Cake und Loving.The.Alien und neben den beiden mit Transparentpapier (mit aufgedruckten Interviews) verpackten CDs auch cute Gimmicks wie Popping Candy.

Bin ja grundsätzlich eher Team Digital. Was aber der eigene Tunnelblick, die mediale Echo Chamber und Musikempfehlungsalgorithmen, die auf vergangenem Hörverhalten basieren, nicht können, nämlich einem Musik ganz abseits der eigenen Komfortzone näher zu bringen, kann ja vielleicht dieses Projekt. (Und wenn es nur wegen der Verpackung ist, die vorerst einen großen Vorsprung gegenüber den Inhalten hat.) 

Girls Rock Camp 2014 (17. bis 23. August 2014)
Das Girls Rock Camp widmet sich heuer zum vierten Mal im Alten Schlachthof Hollabrunn (NÖ) der musikalischen Förderung junger Frauen zwischen 14 und 21 Jahren.
Das vollständige Programm findet ihr auf der Website:
www.girlsrock.at
Ebendort könnt ihr euch auch noch bis 17. Mai anmelden.

Girls Rock Camp 2014 (17. bis 23. August 2014)

Das Girls Rock Camp widmet sich heuer zum vierten Mal im Alten Schlachthof Hollabrunn (NÖ) der musikalischen Förderung junger Frauen zwischen 14 und 21 Jahren.

Das vollständige Programm findet ihr auf der Website:

www.girlsrock.at

Ebendort könnt ihr euch auch noch bis 17. Mai anmelden.

Mile Me Deaf - Shiver
in GIFs

Mile Me Deaf return to their favourite decade, the 90s, for the music video to Shiver, the lead single of their upcuming album Holography, though it is not clear whether they got there by joining Doctor Who on a trip in the T.A.R.D.I.S. or whether it was a different kind of trip altogether.

Two crappy cellphone pictures of BIRD OF THE YEAR and STEFAN WENINGER IS GOD at Fluc Vienna, 3 April 2014

It’s hard to always keep up with all those Vienna-Graz connection bands. So I was indeed quite surprised when the guitarist/singer of Robotra’s support band that evening turned out to be Baumi2, who also plays in Jesus Christ Super Distortion and used to be one third of Robotra, and who also is one half of Stefan Weninger is God where the other half conveniently is Robotra’s drummer/singer, which led to a surprise one-song performance as grand finale. I might still not know who the girl from BOTY is, but I’ve already developed a slight crush, seeing her on the drums in a dress.

Filou - Wien

Huh. Amusement park/circus nostalgia seems to be the new hot thing in music videos.

M185 - Soon
from Everything Is Up
out on 22 May on Siluh Records

Finally something new from M185! While their last album was the perfect soundtrack for sweating in venues with too many people and terrible ventilation, their new single Soon, with its polyphonic falsetto singing, is more like a soundtrack for sweating on a roadtrip to your summer vacation destination in a car with your best friends and no air conditioning.

Free download here.

Wandl - Vienna

I guess you all know that on Soundcloud, as on any other online music distribution platform, you can tag your songs with whatever categories you feel like they might belong to. Now apparently Wandl decided to tag his latest piece, which is also available as free download, with “>3”, which leaves me utterly confused. Is it supposed to be the opposite of the well-known “<3”? Is it an evil emoji? Who or what is bigger than three?

Mile Me Deaf - Shiver 
from Holography
out May 2nd via Siluh Records

Mile Me Deaf are such an active band that saying “Mile Me Deaf are back!” feels stupid. Anyway, they’re back with a new album! And here’s the first song off it! Download it for free!

Wolfgang Möstl has written a guided tour and thought of a cover art character for every song on this record. I appreciate that a lot because I am a very lazy music journalist and now I can just post a screenshot instead of painfully thinking of words. They’re also amusing.

Monsterheart - Bunnies, from W, out this Friday on Seayou

Life must be fun as a rabbit in the quirky Monsterheart world.

April Tourdates

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Because April can be such an awkward and underrated month, here’s a grinding, awkward and underrated TV character for you. 

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Jungle - Busy Earnin’

Noisey, die Musikplattform des Vice Magazines, gibt es jetzt, das habt ihr alle mitbekommen, auch hierzulande. Das macht uns als kleinem DIY-Musikblog zwar das Leben schwer: diese ganzen Videopremieren sind die nervigste Musikindustrie-Promo-Masche seit Lyric Videos, und außerdem ist Noisey auch viel netter als man das von Vice gewohnt ist, was wiederum uns überhaupt nicht hilft, den Ruf als gemeinste heimische Musikwebsite loszuwerden.

Aber Noisey beschenkt uns mit Jungle und das macht alles wieder gut.

Country: UK
Jungle spielen am 10. April in der Grellen Forelle in Wien im Rahmen der Noisey Launch Party. Warm-Up von den tollen Fijuka. Mit Anmeldung gratis.

One crappy cellphone picture of MASKINVÅD, March 28th 2014, Loppen, Copenhagen
Between the bass players Neu! tattoo, the singer&#8217;s Feinrippleiberl and the saxophone, I thought they&#8217;d be a band whose cool is too calculated for me. The Neu! tattoo is a bit indicative of what they sound like (or want to sound like), however there&#8217;s some added post-punk dramatics. In Denmark everybody compares them to Kliché, so if you know your Århus 70s punk, you know what they&#8217;re talking about.
Maskinvåd are playing Spot Festival 2014

One crappy cellphone picture of MASKINVÅD, March 28th 2014, Loppen, Copenhagen

Between the bass players Neu! tattoo, the singer’s Feinrippleiberl and the saxophone, I thought they’d be a band whose cool is too calculated for me. The Neu! tattoo is a bit indicative of what they sound like (or want to sound like), however there’s some added post-punk dramatics. In Denmark everybody compares them to Kliché, so if you know your Århus 70s punk, you know what they’re talking about.

Maskinvåd are playing Spot Festival 2014