The Unused Word - Heaven (Testa Rmx)
I am completely and utterly in love with The Unused Word. Please do yourself a favour and listen to the original as well if you prefer your indie R&B with a little more warmth.
LaBrassBanda - Brass Banda (Erwin & Edwin Remix)
Erwin & Edwin not only do brassy remixes, they will also have their debut EP out shortly via the hipstery-sounding label Dreieck ∆ Records. More trivia: Erwin & Edwin are not only not called Erwin & Edwin in real life, they are also more than two people. Free download on Soundcloud!
Chakuza - Hurrikan, Outtake von Magnolia, erschienen bei Four Music / Sony
Also ich glaube ja immer, dass ich mich urgut auskenne, so allgemein, in der österreichischen Musikszene. Immerhin bloggen wir hier schon seit ziemlich genau zwei Jahren über nichts anderes. Allerdings hab ich von Chakuza noch nie was gehört, bis ich in der Digitalabteilung von Sony, wo ich - full disclosure - jetzt so ein bisschen arbeite, mit dem neuen Album Magnolia was zu tun hatte. So kann’s gehen, wenn man sich großteils in einer Indieblase aufhält, die offensichtlich die Major- oder Hip Hop-Welt genauso ignoriert wie umgekehrt.
Über Umwege (Bushido, Berlin) veröffentlicht der gebürtige Linzer mittlerweile bei Four Music. Haus- und Hofproduzent DJ Stickle hat übrigens auch das in den Walzerkönig Offices heiß geliebte Manchmal von Gerard produziert.
Gratisdownload von Hurrikan via http://bit.ly/chakuza-hurrikan
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.
Zanshin - Cloud Atlas
One of the Affine Records bunch, Zanshin will release his new 12” EP on 13 March. XLR8R is giving away Track #3 for free.
Rika - Restless, from the very, very beautifully titled How To Draw A River, Step By Step, out on 15 February on Goddamn Records / Count Your Lucky Stars
Listen to this. Do it. Then download Port Dover for free from diffuser.fm.
Naked Lunch - Every Sucker Needs A Home
To celebrate the re-release of their 2007 album This Atom Heart Of Ours, Naked Lunch are giving away a previously unreleased song that didn’t make it onto this album for free via Soundcloud.
But seriously, I don’t even have time to listen to that song because their new album All Is Fever mesmerizes me, previously not a Naked Lunch fan, so much.
James Hersey - Don’t Say Maybe
This has been doing very well on the FM4 charts. To celebrate, James Hersey is giving away lots of presents on his website.
Download my favourite song from the overall very, very good Squalloscope album Soft Invasions for free via on3.
Gerard - Manchmal
Just when I was finally not listening to Lissabon on a daily basis anymore, Austria’s future hip hop superstar Gerard released his next single off the upcoming Blausicht album. Manchmal is a wonderfully relaxed and honest and sweet track about the day after a one night stand after a party, with a video starring, among others, the singer of Likewise.
Currently a free download on the Gerard Facebook page.
Ogris Debris vs. Nina Simone - See Line Woman
Ogris Debris have just released a 12” on Affine Records. This rework isn’t on it but a free download on Soundcloud.
(c) James William Porter III
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 50th edition, we and our fellow MAP members bring to you lots of exclusive tracks, including Austria’s MAURACHER.
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.
Mauracher – Outer Space Dancer (MP3)
Outer Space Dancer is the first single from the new, fourth Mauracher album Super Seven, out now on Fabrique Records. For this album, Tyrolean electronic musician Hubert Mauracher has teamed up with singer Sonia Sawoff (of Sawoff Shotgun). Together, they create synth-filled dream-pop with ethereal lyrics such as, “When I close my eyes, I stop thinking”.
November 16: AT, Innsbruck, Treibhaus
November 17: AT, Dornbirn, Spielboden
January 18: AT, Wels, Schlachthof
January 19: AT, Salzburg, Arge
This month’s other highlights include an exclusive rework by Germany’s Touchy Mob, Waves Vienna 2012 artist DZA (Russia), and tracks produced by members of The Strokes and Tortoise. Find all tracks below:>> READ MORE >>
(c) Julia Maetzl
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, this month with Austria’s electronica veteran B. FLEISCHMANN.
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 whole 39-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
B. Fleischmann – I’m Not Ready For The Grave Yet (MP3)
Working in a bookshop and on various musical projects as well as composing scores for TV series, electronica veteran Bernhard Fleischmann is a busy bee. On his new album I’m Not Ready For The Grave Yet, he uses his own voice for the first time instead of inviting guest singers. Occasionally he also adds film snippets, such as in the album’s title track.
October 18: DE, Stuttgart, Kimtimjim
This month’s MAP also features Sweden’s Thus:Owls, Kamp! from Poland (which you may have seen play Waves Vienna earlier this month), a hate anthem for the indie disco by France’s Total Warr, and hyperactive Lar Kaye from Ireland. Find all tracks after the jump:>> READ MORE >>
Milk+ - Venus Breakdown
A Clockwork Orange not only inspired Moloko’s choice of band name, but also Austria’s Milk+. Along with Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and the likes, Burgess’s book is one of the most well-known dystopian novels, a genre that dates back to (at least) godfather of science fiction H.G. Wells. So if you’re calling your band after one of these novels, that is pretty much a statement about your opinion of the human species and where it is headed.
The band have recently released the free download EP Venus Breakdown as an appetizer for their second full length album Band On Wire, which will be out in early 2013. Apart from a duet with Clara Luzia (a ballad called Melaforint), the other three songs on the EP are very energetic rock. A member of The Mars Volta was involved in this. Voicewise, the chorus of Venus Breakdown reminded me of Billy Talent, but of course we’re not dealing with melodic punk here. (This is not meant to be an insult, I really liked Billy Talent anno Try Honesty.)
Download the EP via the Milk+ Bandcamp.