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!
Bilderbuch - Maschin (Maneuvre Remix)
Maneuvre, the artist formerly known as Disco Demons, has a ship as his profile picture, so he already won us over before we ever heard any of his work. Turns out it sounds like a more hau drauf version of HVOB.
For the small price of giving Bilderbuch your e-mail address, you can now download the brilliant Moonboots (with or without autotune) for free from their website. You know you want it.
Bilderbuch im Puls Festival Interview
I enjoy how synchronized the guys’ posture often is and how guitar player Mike yawns at some point and doesn’t do much else. Obviously I also enjoy the content of the interview, it’s not a given that statements are both entertaining and reflected.
Ja, ja, das Interview ist jetzt zwei Wochen alt und wir haben alle zumindest die Zeilen über Sex und Kanye, die überall zitiert worden sind, gelesen. Aber am schönsten fand ich eigentlich diese Illustration.
Bilderbuch - Maschin
This video fits the Maschin sound like a hand in a (yellow) glove.
One crappy cellphone picture of BILDERBUCH, WUK Wien, 26 September 2013
Just when you thought your concert weariness was at an all-time high, Bilderbuch come along and remind you that they might just be the best live band in the country.
I mean the old songs just don’t get boring, and the new songs are simply killer. The R&B direction their songs are taking, I love it!
Maschin has this No Diggity part (actually a sample from Bill Withers’ Grandma’s Hands, a smart person told me yesterday), and Zieh dir deine Moonboots an is a soulful autotune ballad, and nothing has ever made wearing moonboots so appealing.
Bilderbuch - Plansch (Möwe Remix)
Am I getting old? Möwe have 6.000 Facebook fans and up until this day, I’d never heard of them. I know, I know, Facebook fans aren’t a reliable metric. But it seems the Pratersauna / open air techno hedonist crowds are now where the masses, the money and the zeitgeist are.
Much like HVOB (who used to be an indie band called Herbstrock), Möwe (who used to be an indie band called Mary Lost Her Pathos) have found a new musical home in an electronic surrounding. Though their booking agency Titan is much less cool than HVOB’s Four Artists and Primary Talent. However, this remix is pretty solid, and soulful.
Also PLEASE look at this remade Plansch video by two kids and the awesome sisters of one of these kids, a.k.a. Chicago’s biggest Bilderbuch fans.
Bilderbuch - Plansch fan video
My friend Sara from Chicago studies German and spent her exchange year in Vienna this study year. She is generally awesome and also a big Bilderbuch fan (quote: “uh, just to clarify, i think Bilderbuch is okay, i’m not like a huge fan or anything”), much like her two sisters. So for her sister Sophie’s 5th birthday, they recreated the Plansch music video with the help of the neighborhood boy and it is the cutest thing ever.
Ever since we first posted it to our Facebook yesterday, it has been making rounds on the internet. Just remember where you saw it first and that Walzerkönig editors have the coolest friends.
Two crappy cellphone pictures of FRANCIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and BILDERBUCH at the Popfest Wien, brut, July 25 2013
It’s too damn hot. I don’t know how FIA managed it in the crowded brut, especially after Bilderbuch warmed up the crowd for them. Since Bilderbuch never played the Popfest before and FIA are good people, they invited 50% of the Bilderbuch members to hijack the stage, say “Hallo, wir sind Bilderbuch und wir wollen auch einmal am Popfest spielen” and perform “Plansch” before their own show.
It was about time Bilderbuch took matters in their own hands because frankly it’s a shame they’ve never played before.
Bilderbuch - Plansch
Just like my second favourite movie The Graduate, only with a more energetic soundtrack than Simon & Garfunkel’s, plus super slow motion, champagne showers, and an army of children who are up to no good.
But the real stars of the video are the boy’s shirts.
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Tanz Baby! with Bilderbuch, MQ Wien, November 8th 2012
Tanz Baby! use soap bubbles and sparklers and confetti cannons and if you think that this is crossing the line to kitsch, you are free to keep thinking that this line exists. Bilderbuch statt Heimorgel work well with Tanz Baby!s* since the band is no stranger to theatralics themselves.
If you are in Vienna you can catch them later this month (on the 14th) when they are playing Bock auf Kultur with Johann Sebastian Bass.
* How do you genitivize this correctly?