Ian Fisher & The Present feat. Phia - Regret
Only skin, only skin you are to me
Waiting for it to turn into something
This folky stuff just doesn’t stand a chance with us at the moment, but some things are more beautiful than others and on a relative scale, this song is very beautiful.
Actually… If it weren’t for the banjo part in the middle, this would be absolutely great. If Ian Fisher relocated even further north to some place with lots of water and cold winters, he would probably make the most beautiful sad Scandinavian music.
Squalloscope - Three Minutes For A Detuned Diorama, from the Desert EP, out now on Seayou Records
Saying “Boys will be boys” is just a lame excuse to raise idiots, states Squalloscope and I agree entirely, albeit tiredly. I don’t know if it is because being a feminist in the entertainment industry in Western Europe is so exhausting I don’t even want to know how hard it is elsewhere, or because by the time these lyrics come up, it’s the fifth song on this EP and I’m a sucker for catchy hooks of which it doesn’t have many.
Therefore I suggest you listen to the EP’s first track, Three Minutes For A Detuned Diorama, instead, which features a detuned piano or dissonances or both (really not an expert), which sounds surprisingly great.
Japanther & Cheeky Blakk - Donut Shop Bounce
If you’re like me and you have little to no knowledge about hip hop and are therefore wondering what the New Orleans hip hop style “Bounce” is, that Japanther were talking about in our recent interview with them: It is this. And it is pretty awesome. Listen to it. Download it. Put it on at your next party. Dance.
One crappy cellphone picture per band - Vortex Rex, Flex café, October 3rd 2013
It was ice cold outside and yes, the Flex Café was heated and yes, there were a hundred people radiating body heat, but I choose to believe that the wave of warmth I felt when I went inside, came off of Vortex Rex because if I had to think of one adjective to describe them, it’d be “warming”. They work pretty much like chicken broth with me.
Fijuka - Phantom Sentimental
Fitting the dreamy Sunday afternoon sound of Phantom Sentimental, this video consists of slowly tilting images of flesh and meat and other foods, and of people who are enjoying these things deeply.
Fijuka - Phantom Sentimental, from Fijuka, out on 8 November on Seayou Records
Foodporn just got a whole new meaning. I’ve rarely seen tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo delivered quite this un-cringeworthy and gender equal and perfect.
Fijuka have this effortless, relaxed, natural feminist attitude that I aspire to accomplish for myself. Maybe they’re the first proper role models in pop music since the Spice Girls. It goes without saying that they not only have great concepts, but that they are great musicians and that their self-titled debut album has turned out really well also from a purely auditive standpoint.
Fijuka @ Waves Vienna: Thursday, 3 October, Flex Café
Parkwächter Harlekin - In der Stadt
To be honest, I was a bit afraid of watching this video. Because I’m a grown-up now and I know that the circus is not a magical place. I know that it is not a nice place for humans and animals and “running away to join the circus” will probably lead to a life of poverty and hard work (or, even more likely, being turned in to the authorities). I know all of that but I like to pretend I don’t, and so I was a bit afraid of having illusions shattered, yet again, by this video.
It doesn’t shatter illusions though. Instead, the images from a storage room filled with circus… stuff, are a great juxtaposition to the lyrics that are also about things from the past (apologies to those of you still going to circuses) that seem glorious but aren’t.
Die Eternias - King Youngstar
Die Eternias kidnap a child. We assume to provide awesome role models.
Amere Meander - Eleven
Important things first: Amere Meander are part of the Problembär family now and are releasing an album via Problembär/Seayou Records on October 11.
Less important things: I’m really sorry but there’s a moon in this video and there’s eyes in the sky in this video and Amere Meander sound like really nice indie pop but the whole moon and eyes in the sky thing leads always lead to one association with me:
Fijuka - Behave (From Now On) (Cpt. Yossarian Remix)
LaBrassBanda (and occasional Fijuka live) drummer Manuel Da Coll alias Toni Mono remixed the band’s Behave (From Now On).
Fijuka @ Waves Vienna: Thursday, 3 October
I-Wolf & The Chainreactions - Exploitation Blues (Burnin Tears Remix)
More loungy than the original, this is a free download via the Seayou Soundcloud.
I-Wolf & The Chainreactions - Exploitation Blues
With The Chainreactions and his most recent double album, Sofa Surfers’ I-Wolf makes exactly that dark and soulful kind of electronica that I can’t seem to get enough of at the moment.
I-Wolf @ Waves Vienna: Saturday, 5 October, Fluc
Robotra - Morning Light, from the Club d’Hommage compilation Hommage Is Where The Heart Is, out now on Seayou Records
As a farewell present of the Hommage magazine and its event series Club d’Hommage, which we will really miss, the organizers and their friends from Seayou Records released a compilation that features acts from more than three years of Club d’Hommage history.
We’re picking out Robotra as representatives because we’re very much in love with them.
The terror (UMA remix) - The Flaming Lips
This is a very gentle remix that doesn’t add or take away much and ends up being much more paranoia-inducing than the original.