Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cecil Vyses

Cecil Vyses came to my ears today (thank you Christian). I'm not fond of most of the German bands, but these folks are an exception that proves the rule.
Based in the Bonn / Cologne area, Tobias Haumann, Sascha Becker, the Shut, Andree Oehm and Philipe Sufryd are Cecil Vyses. If you hear their music, you'll know their love for classic bands like The Smiths, Suede, Billy Bragg, The Housemartins, and ... Busch.
The band was named after a daft character in a novel, but I don't know which novel, neither who has written it. Anybody who can help?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Spinto Band - Summer Grof

Here is one of my favourite vids. It's so ugly beautiful, and the song is interesting as well. The Spinto Band hails from Wilmington, Delaware in the United States, and their record label is Fierce Panda (what else). Enjoy it!

The Lucksmiths call it a day

The Lucksmiths are going to split after 16 years of being a band. You have the chance to see them for the last time live in Hamburg at the Prinzenbar. For more informations and dates please go to Adventure Playground.

The Lucksmiths at Red's Espresso in Santa Barbara, California September 22, 2007 performing in celebration of Matinée Recording's tenth anniversary.

Cloetta Paris

Cloetta Paris is a fresh synth pop duo from Sweden. Their debut album "Secret Eyes" is out on Skywriting Records. It's influenced by Kirsty MacColl, Tracey Ullman and France Gall.
You must have heard the charming title track "Secret Eyes." It's the best you can get about this genre in these days.

Monday, June 22, 2009


is a half english, half swedish duo, and this says it all. They have released two EPs on Plastilina and Cloudberry. Indurain make elegant electro-pop songs, and they deserve more than a maybe.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Matt And Kim

These extra-ordinary people from Brooklyn (N.Y.) show us that there isn't a room too small to make music ...

... and that there isn't a town too big to run naked through the streets, ... with no happy ending.

Jarvis Cocker - "Angela"

Recorded in Paris, France.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

"Young Adult Friction" is the latest 7" by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
It's a co-release of Slumberland (USA) and Fortuna Pop! in the UK. It comes on red vinyl and it's accompanied by the exclusive b-side track "Ramona."

You can easily order this 7" at unisex-mailorder

Goldstoned free downloads

The backing catalogue of Goldstoned is currently being made available on for free download (please click on the artwork at By July 2009 this will include the eight albums produced by/with Goldstoned, two EP's and alternative versions and unreleased tracks for fanzines and compilations from San Francisco, Tokio, Berlin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Manila and Belgrade.

Feel free to order GOLDSTONED - Heybabyheybabyhey CD-r and more from unisex-mailorder

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Bobby McGee's

Here comes a new band on Twee As Fuck Records, the label that brought us the Comet Gain - "Love Without Lies" single.
The Bobby McGee's are a band like no other. Formed by a Scottish emigre to Brighton Jimmy where he was joined by a tender-voiced Eleanor and a classically trained jazz musician Graeme. The group has been described as "Dostoyevsky Doing Skiffle!" by Everett True (for Plan B) and likened to "a domestic in a Glasgow boozer, but with ukuleles" (Rory Mackie, Clash Magazine).
Here you can download one their great songs.

God Help The Girl

God Help The Girl is a new project by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian. He has been working on it for five years! But no help is needed (not even by god), because it's just perfect music.
There's a single and an album expected on 22/06/2009, recorded with the help of Stuart's discovery Catherine Ireton, Asya of Smoosh and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

God Help The Girl - an introduction from God Help The Girl on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The XX

Here's a new band on Young Turks Records. The XX are four precocious 19 year olds from South West London. Their music is just simple and beautiful. Sometimes it sounds like a modern type of New Wave or like Young Marble Giants. Take a look at their MySpace.
The release of their debut album is expected on 17/08/2009. Meanwhile you can enjoy their video.

Parallax Sounds Netlabel

If you are into shoegaze or experimental sounds, you should check this netlabel I have discovered today. Please go to their website or their MySpace
Here is the video of 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, one of the bands on Parallax Sounds. One of their tracks is also available on "The Secret Garden Vol. 1" shoegaze sampler.

Crystal Stilts - "Love Is A Wave"

"Love Is A Wave" is one of the most brilliant songs by Crystal Stilts so far. A perfect two-minute pop nugget in the best punk rock tradition, and a nice video, too.
The b-side "Sugar Baby" reminds me of an amazing band from New Zealand called The Clean.
Both songs are exclusive and not available on their "Alight Of Night" album.

You can order this 7" from unisex-mailorder

Stricken City

Better late than never. This is the gorgeous debut video from Stricken City, released on ACTH Recordings on 28th July 2008. For more informations go to MySpace
Stricken CIty - Tak o Tak

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cheap Red

Cheap Red is the dazzling new band from Jen and Stewart of Boyracer and Akina and Arland (Kanda). The debut release is a double CD featuring14 pop songs on one on disc and 13 classy remixes on the other. The remixes feature Bracken (Hood), Kid606, Sisterhood Of Convoluted Thinkers, DJ Downfall, James Earthenware, Team Forest, Simpatico, Jib Kidder, Fingernail, Steward, The Declining Winter (Hood), Patrick Vidro and King Prussia. More info and songs at MySpace

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New EP by The Radio Dept.

A new EP by The Radio Dept. is coming very soon. It's entitled "David" and features four tracks. Here you can download a new song called "David" ... enjoy it!

Feel free to order this EP from unisex-mailorder

St. Deluxe

Scottish ensemble St Deluxe (feat. members of BMX Bandits) deliver melodic fuzzed-out noise pop on the band's self-titled debut album. Centered on the singer/songwriter talents of guitarists Jamie Cameron and Martin Kirwan, St Deluxe also feature drummer Stuart Kidd and bassist Brian McEwan. All the bandmembers have also performed with legendary Glasgow indie pop band the BMX Bandits. This is music for fans of such bands as My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr. and The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Cilihili is Cecilia Nordlund from Sweden. An astonishing person. She creates all songs on her own. Her music in influenced by PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Kate Bush. The album "Not Listening" has been released in February 2009 on Margit Music.
You really must listen to "PC Rape". It's one of the best songs ever written by a girl from Sweden.

Feel free to order her album at unisex-mailorder

The Motifs

The Motifs is a jangle pop band from Melbourne, Australia. They have released six records so far. The last one has been "People Like Us" on Cosy Recordings of Sweden. If you love The Field Mice, Camera Obscura, Pipas and The Aislers Set these nice folks should appeal to you. Don't miss them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Cavalcade

Today I have discovered one of the most beautiful, unsigned music. If you are into bands like Felt, The Loft, The Servants, The Clientele, The Sea Urchins, The Field Mice, Another Sunny Day ... you should listen here

The Cavalcade is an indie band from Preston, UK. Their EP "Meet You In The Rain" is really a must-have for all indie pop and C86 fans.
Feel free to order this CD from unisex-mailorder

Monday, June 1, 2009

Warp Records

Warp Records (Gravenhurst, Maximo Park, Grizzly Bear, Boards of Canada, Broadcast etc.) has launched an all new website featuring nearly all vids and lots of songs to listen to. Really amazing.
You'll find it all here

Secret Shine

Secret Shine want to make us happy with another tour of Germany in October with four confirmed dates and more to be added.

So far the dates lined up are:

Tuesday 20th October: Bang Bang Club, Berlin
Wednesday 21st October: Gleis22, Münster
Friday 23rd October: Astrastube, Hamburg
Saturday 24th October: John Peel Festival, Dusseldorf

Meanwhile you can listen to their song "What's To Come" recorded live in Bristol 1995. To download this song please click here