Likewise - The Horror The Horror
My favourite track from their recently released EP!
Nowhere Train - Outrageous
Filmed in Graz and partly at the album presentation in Vienna (balloons!, also prominently featured at the end of our interview with the Nowhere Train), the video for Outrageous captures what this band is best and most impressive at: playing intense live shows.
Es geht um die dunkle Seite der Medaille zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen - die Abgründe, der Horror.
Wir haben Likewise am 16. Februar 2013 in ihrem Proberaum besucht (ja, den kennt ihr vielleicht schon aus dem Nintendos-Interview), wo uns die Band genaueres zum Aufnahmeprozess ihrer neuen 10”-EP The Horror (Releaseshow am 7.3. in Wien!), Mäusephobien, Vinylliebe und bevorzugten Konzertlocations verraten hat.
Likewise - Daddy Issues, from The Horror 10”, out now on Schoenwetter Schallplatten
Is that Marilies Jagsch in the video?
For those of you whose love for music by sensitive bearded guys with banjos peaked in 2010, rejoice! Slowly but steadily, Likewise are moving away from their folky origins and adding guitar riffs and effects pedals and the like to their oeuvre. For those of you who love folk music forever and always, rejoice also!, there’s still banjos and acoustic guitars on their new EP.
Daddy Issues is actually a rather old song from one of the band’s first EP’s, but rerecorded for The Horror - a wise decision; the newfound calmness of the song suits it well.
(c) Andreas Jakwerth
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 first edition of 2013, we are featuring NOWHERE TRAIN (who we interviewed a few weeks ago, WATCH HERE).
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 35-track compilation through Ge.tt here.
Nowhere Train – Ashes (MP3)
Nowhere Train is a project of seven folk musicians from different bands. After a train tour through the country and a documentary about it, the supergroup’s first album, aptly named Station, recently saw the light of day. It was featured on national television and Austria’s most popular website. Ashes, a song about a perfect moment, was written on tour by globetrotter Ian Fisher (Missouri/Berlin).
This month’s other highlights include a Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin side project and other gems. Find all tracks after the jump:>> READ MORE >>
Man kokettiert dann doch ein bisschen mit dieser Bahnromantik. Man begibt sich in Wirklichkeit auf öffentliches Terrain - es fahren ja Fahrgäste mit und die interagieren mit einem. Außerdem kommt es im Flugzeug nicht sonderlich gut, wenn man “Black Air” oder “Time To Go” singt.
Am 10. Dezember 2012 hat die österreichische Supergroup Nowhere Train ihr Album Station im Wiener Stadtsaal vorgestellt. Zu diesem Anlass haben die Mitglieder des Kollektivs über Lyrics philosophiert und uns verraten, warum sie Züge lieben und weshalb sie einen Zug “Pumpgun Ronnie” taufen würden. Plus: Cameo Appearance vom Koksomobil! Und Luftballonaction! Livemitschnitt! Bokeh-Wahnsinn!
Nowhere Train - Ashes (They Shoot Music Session)
Are they really singing, “When I die put my ashes in a bottle of beer”? Okok. Anyway. What better location for a They Shoot Music session with Nowhere Train could there possibly be than the almost finished new Hauptbahnhof in Vienna?
Nowhere Train will be performing at the Stadtsaal in Vienna on December 10 together with Esteban’s. We’re giving away 1x2 tickets to their show on our Facebook page!
Nowhere Train - Nowhere Train, from Station, out on 9 November on Schoenwetter Schallplatten
Nowhere Train, that is Jakob Kubizek (Love & Fist), Ian Fisher, Frenk Lebel (Play The Tracks Of), Stefan Deisenberger (Naked Lunch) and Stephan Stanzel (A Life, A Song, A Cigarette), went on a tour through Austria (yes, by train) in 2009 with writer Hosea Ratschiller. The accompanying movie premiered this year, and now the Nowhere Train album (yes, recorded at an old train station) full of wanderlust and country/folk songs is set for release. Now additionally consisting of Ryan Carpenter (Ian Fisher band) and Martin Mitterstieler (The Bandaloop), this is a supergroup as this country hasn’t seen since Austria 3.
Likewise - High Tech Spades
Likewise DJ set @ Club Nolabel: Tuesday, 30 October 2012, B72 Wien
Esteban’s - Time Bomb
Esteban’s @ Waves Vienna: Friday, 5 October, 8.45 PM, Dogenhof
Esteban’s - Preservation, from IR, out on 7 September via Schoenwetter Schallplatten
I swear I can hear the Neusiedler See on every Garish album. With the German singing and the instrumentation always slightly blasmusikkapelleninfluenced, the band never hides their roots. Esteban’s, the side project of Garish member Christoph ‘Boff’ Jarmer, on the other hand, could pass as Scandinavian just as much as as Pannonian.
Preservation is the album’s veritable earworm, a little more energetic and a little less anxious than the rest of the new Esteban’s tracks. The album title IR (= In Rebellion) means a personal kind of rebellion, but really everyone should be able to identify with this song’s chorus.
Keep your head in the clouds
Diver - London
Free (pay with a tweet or FB post) download of London via inkmusic.at/diver
The Nintendos - Around The World (Daft Punk Cover)
This is one of the covers that a bunch of local and international artists have recorded for the freshly released Death To The 90s compilation.
From yay to nay in a bullet point review:
Listen to Death To The 90s on Spotify.