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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Malory tour and new album

Germany's finest shoegazing band Malory will be back with a tour in October and a new 7" Single in November and an album in January 2010 on Club AC30. The album is entitled "Pearl Diver" and the tracklisting looks like this:
1. Floating
2. The Signs
3. Caché
4. Water In My Hands
5. Pearl Diver
6. Back To The Point (I've Started From)
7. Dragon In You
8. Secret Love
9. Tornado
10. Ajar Door (Live Version)
11. Sarah

The tour dates look like those:
14. Oct. 2009, Bang Bang Club, Berlin
16. Oct. 2009, Gloria, Regensburg, Bayern
17. Oct. 2009, AZ Conni, Dresden, Sachsen
18. Oct. 2009, Grüner Jäger, Sankt Pauli, Hamburg
20. Oct. 2009, The Louisiana, Bristol, Southwest
21. Oct. 2009, Queen of Hoxton, London and South East
22. Oct. 2009, Upstairs at the Garage, London and South East

Sunday, September 20, 2009

God Is An Astronaut

God Is An Astronaut from Ireland offer a free download single called "Shining Through." You can listen to it here. It's not brand new, but it's another gorgeous instrumental. I love their epic tunes. It's much more than just post rock. New songs for the next release are in the making. Here is the video of one of their older songs entitled "Fargile."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jochen Distelmeyer

Jochen Distelmeyer, formerly the singer and songwriter of German indie pop band Blumfeld, has his first solo album out on the 25/09/2009. It's called "Heavy" and it's marvelous. He's still something special. The album has been produced by Andreas Herbih.
Tracklisting:
1. Regen
2. Wohin Mit Dem Hass?
3. Er
4. Lass Uns Liebe Sein
5. Bleiben Oder Gehen
6. Hinter Der Musik
7. Nur Mit Dir
8. Hiob
9. Jenfeld Mädchen
10. Murmel

Thursday, September 17, 2009

[ingenting] with a new album

[ingenting] have a new album out on Labrador Records entitled "Tomhet, Idel Tomhet" and produced by the famous Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, Ed Harcourt, The Concretes). It seems that they have a big hit in Sweden with the song "Halleluja!" You can listen to it here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fleeting Joys are back with a new album

Fleeting Joys are the rebirth of My Bloody Valentine. How long have I waited for this album? 12 tracks, including two bonus tracks unavailable on the Japanese release! "Occult Radiance" is Fleeting Joys' follow-up to their fantastic debut album "Despondent Transponder" which was touted as "Loveless II" on blogs and fanzines around the world. Swirling guitars, layers of noise, drugged out soft male and female vocals going back and forth sounding like part love, part death, part hope, part sadness...as if they've turned their instruments into liquid and poured them into your ears.
Click here to get a preview of the album.
And this is the video of "The Breakup" taken from their (now deleted) debut album "Despondent Transponder."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sally Shapiro

Sally Shapiro is a very wonderful and natural person from Götegorg, Sweden. Together with producer Johan Agebjörn she creates charming ele pop songs for your heart and soul. However, Sally reminds me of Saint Etienne. Here is one of her "naive" videos.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Aereogramme's brilliant "Barriers" has been used in a television advert!

Aereogramme's brilliant "Barriers" has been used in a S1 Jobs' television advert starring the frankly outrageous talent of Danny MacAskill. For anyone who doesn't already know, Danny has been causing a bit of a stir on YouTube with his street trials cycling wizardry and his unerring ability to ping the baws of gravity has been complimented perfectly by Aereogramme's spirit-soaring single from 2007. Watch the video and enjoy the song and Danny MacAskill.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rockformation Discokugel haben ein neues Album raus!

12 musikalisch treffsichere Indie-Rock-Pop-Tracks von der besten deutschen Band, voller geistreichem Witz und Verstand. "Zusammen Dagegen" erscheint am 11.09.09 im Jewelcase-Format inklusive 16-seitigem Booklet auf dem Kultlabel Ata Tak. Enthalten ist zudem noch ein Kurzfilm von Lutz Kessler. Ein Monsterwerk!

The Rise And Fall Of BMX Bandits

Elefant Records has released another album of one of my favourite scottish bands. Yes, "The Rise And Fall Of BMX Bandits" is a compilation. It has those great hits like "Disco Girl," "Your Class" and "Whirlpool," but it's not a greatest hits album. It has hard to find songs and b-sides, but it's not a compilation of b-sides and hard to find songs. It is simply a BMX Bandits album, with songs chosen by Duglas T Stewart himself, a new way of dealing with the best pop possible.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Battant

Battant is french and means "Daredevil." Battant make music that is dark, sinister and minimal. They have played alongside Primal Scream, Two Lone Swordsmen and Ladytron. Fans of Elastica will surely like Battant. The chanteuse looks like the young Nena.

BATTANT - Radio rod from chickenluvyou on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions will have their next album "Through The Devil Softly" out on September the 29th, 2009 by Nettwerk Records, USA. Some of the songs I've heard before are very wonderful and dreamy, but did you really expect anything else?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Emily Scott

New on Aufgeladen & Bereit. Rooted in Scotland's thriving folk/anti-folk scene, this second album from double-bassist and singer/songwriter Emily Scott combines simply elements of folk, back-porch skiffle and old-time music hall, with her trademark quirky word-play and multi-syllabic rhymes.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Junipers


Have you ever heard of The Junipers? They are a five piece psychedelic pop outfit from Leicester formed in 2000. By 2007 they had recorded and given away three demo albums and built their own studio. The project was signed to San Remo Records, an indie label formed by ex-Felt guitarist Marco Thomas. I think they are one of the best bands from England in these days.

Chapterhouse back on the stage

This is what Club AC30 told me today:
In response to numerous requests over the years, Chapterhouse have agreed to play live at Club AC30's Reverence show at the ICA on Thursday the 26th of November 2009. Plans to follow this up with a number of worldwide gigs in 2010 are being discussed. Due to individual commitments these dates will be limited. The band have no intention of reforming but are doing this show to give fans of the band (old and new) another opportunity to see them live. Ulrich Schnauss brings his ambient and atmospheric sounds to the fray as main support, with exquisite aural light and shade from Air Formation to open the show.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Another Sunny Day

Breaking news! Cherry Red has reissued "London Weekend" plus extra tracks! Released on 17/08/09
Legendary Sarah band Another Sunny Day was the labour of one man, Harvey Williams (he was also a member of The Field Mice). Harvey produced a clutch of brilliant indie pop singles for the Bristol label. "A London Weekend" is a collection of EPs and singles released from 1988-1993, plus a few previously unreleased bonus songs, including the Caff single (interpretations of OMD & Bee Gees tunes), some demos and a cover of "The Boy From St Ives" by legendary Penzance combo The Rubbishmen.