Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Labrador - 'Why Does Nobody Listen' (2004)

Labrador are from Denmark. Their inspiration comes from the classic age of pop. Think of Prefab Sprout, Edwyn Collins, Tahiti 80, Burt Bacharach, Trevor Horn and Lloyd Cole.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trembling Blue Stars - 'Idyllwild'

Like we are walking through ice and a girl whose favourite thing is snow.
Snow and being alone...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Boyracer - 'Let Me Hear Your Voice'

As some of you may know, Stewart's and Jen's daughter Tallulah, nearly 3, was recently diagnosed as autistic, which has resulted in a year of intense ups and downs for them.

Cardiacs - 'Is This The Life'

Another classic from the 1980s. Is it really so strange? It's one of my favourites of all times.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ulrich Schnauss - 'Far Away Trains Passing By'

And here's one of the most interesting German musicians and producers of our times. He is one of the people who put shoegazing back onto the map of pop music.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Propaganda - 'Duel' (1985)

An here's one of the best moments in German pop musik from the year 1985. Enjoy it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two If By Sea - 'Apron Of Flowers'

Two If By Sea is a long distance collaboration between Teresa Daniele (formerly of The Haircuts), Lisle Mitnik (Fireflies / Very Truly Yours) and Kevin Clark (Homeville Circle / Wooden Owls). They have released a wonderful 5-track 7" EP now. A must-have for friends of The Cat's Miaow, The Softies, Hydroplane, Françoise Hardy, Isobel Campbell...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Elefant Records wants to wish you a merry christmas and happy new year!

Still one of my favourite record labels. This video shows some of the best Elefant moments in 2010! The song you hear is 'How Many Days In Forever' performed by Milkyway. Taken from the new Elefant sampler 'Space Escapade.'

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Black Tambourine cassette

Free downloads from one of the best jangle pop bands ever.
Don't miss it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cola Jet Set - 'En esta pista ya no se puede bailar'

Is this real? Now it's already snowing indoors, even in Spain. Funny folks on Elefant Records.

Team Ghost - 'Signs & Wonders'

This song is taken from the new "Celebrate What You Can't See" EP on Sonic Cathedral Records. Team Ghost is a collaboration between Nicolas Fromageau, multi-instrumentalist composer Christophe Guerin and producer Jean-Philippe Talaga. Fromageau was originally one half of M83 on their first two albums.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coast Is Clear and Some Velvet Morning present the 'Some Velvet Coast Compilation #1'

German blog 'Coast Is Clear' and 'Some Velvet Morning' radio show from Bremen offer a free download compilation entitled 'Some Velvet Coast Compilation #1' - featuring a brand new track by Secret Shine, amongst others like The Mary Onettes, Sambassadeur, Levy, Cats On Fire, Wild Nothing...
Please click here to get to the 'Coast Is Clear' blog for further informations and download link.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tame Impala - 'Solitude Is Bliss'

And now something differnent from Australia. You can call it 60s psychedelia. This great song is taken from Tame Impala's debut album 'InnerSpeaker,' accompanied by a very surrealistic film.

Caitlin Rose - 'Shanghai Cigarettes'

Country music isn't so bad...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Kabeedies - 'Come Out Of The Blue'

Here the latest single of the wonderful Kabeedies. This song reminds me of some great, jangly 80s indie bands. The Kabeedies have a wide variety of influences such as The Smiths, Blur, Blondie, The Strokes, Devo, and Buddy Holly.

The School - 'All I Wanna Do'

How could I forget this gorgeous band on Elefant Records? Very close, or even better than Camera Obscura.

The Zephyrs - 'Creative Faith'

Their first 7" for Club AC30 Records. The song is more pop than their previous recordings. Enjoy the vid. It has a happy ending.

The Cavalcade debut album 'Many Moons'

The Cavalcade have their debut album out on Pebbles Records, entitled 'Many Moons.' The Cavalcade are an indiepop band from Preston in the north of England, inspired by bands such as Felt, The Clientele and The Field Mice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nina Nastasia - 'Cry, Cry, Baby'

Live promo video for 'Cry, Cry, Baby' from the album 'Outlaster' on FatCat Records (June, 2010).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Coldplay - 'Christmas Lights'

Anybody into Coldplay? Here's the vid of their new single 'Christmas Lights.' Very pathetic. The song starts after a little advertisement.

Coldplay - Christmas Lights

Monday, December 6, 2010

John Grant (feat. Midlake) - 'I Wanna Go To Marz'

John Grant's 'Queen Of Denmark' is voted album of the year 2010 by MOJO magazine. Congratulations.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 'Higher Than The Stars'

Their funniest vid so far. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart plus 'Super Furry Animals' - haha. Enjoy it!

The Answering Machine - Oklahoma

The Answering Machine is a great guitar band from Manchester, UK, even though their sound reminds me of The Wombats. It's also a lot of (early) Wedding Present in there. Watch their enjoyable vid here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Christmas From Planting Seeds Records

Planting Seeds, one of the finest indie pop labels from the States, offers you a free 7 song digital Christmas EP! Just click here and see.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Megaphonic Thrift - Talks Like A Weed King

The Megaphonic Thrift are a new signing to Club AC30. There will be a single soon and debut album in mid-February 2011. I think they have listened a lot to Sonic Youth records.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmastime, Approximately (free download from WIAIWYA)

WIAIWYA offers a free festive sampler to download for a limited period. Featuring songs by Betty and the Werewolves, Eux Autres, Gregory Webster, DJ Downfall, and many more. Just click here

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happydeadmen - 'Eleven Pop Songs' rereleased

The classic 1990 album 'Eleven Pop Songs' by Happydeadmen from Sweden has been rereleased on Fraction Discs. For friends of The Bodines, The Sea Urchins, The Smiths and Razorcuts.

Kort - Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries

Kort is the Nashville-based and bred project of Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and singer-songwriter Cortney Tidwell. (Combine his first name with hers)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mogwai: free "Rano Pano" mp3

Mogwai offers you a free mp3 of the track "Rano Pano" taken from their forthcoming album "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will." Planned release date is February 15, 2011.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wild Nothing - Chinatown

One of the best songs in 2010. Enjoy!

Dead Leaf Echo - Half Truth

Here's a great new song by Dead Leaf Echo. Perfect for Shoegazers. Its the first single from their album "Truth." Release Date 10/12/2010 on 2&1 Records, home of Sea Dweller and Spotlight Kid.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trembling Blue Stars - All Our Tomorrows

'Fast Trains And Telegraph Wires' is the final Trembling Blue Stars album. 'All Our Tomorrows' is taken from their farewell.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Darren Hayman and Emmy the Great - Calling Out Your Name

This wonderful track by ex-Hefner Darren Hayman with Emmy the Great on guest vocals is taken from his new album 'Essex Arms' on Fortuna Pop! Records. Each frame is hand drawn on one sheet of card. As each image is erased or painted over a new one appears. It took Darren about 2 months to do spending an hour or two each day.

Tripwires - Cinnamon

Tripwires are the new AC30 signing. Here you have a sneak preview of one of the songs on their forthcoming album, which will be out in the spring of 2011. The song is called "Cinnamon." It reminds me of the unforgetable Swervedriver from Creation Records years ago.
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Tripwires sind die neuen AC30 Unterzeichnung. Hier haben Sie einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf einen der Songs auf ihrem neuen Album, welches sein aus wird im Frühjahr 2011. Der Song heißt Zimt. Es erinnert mich an die unvergesslichen Swervedriver.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Twin Shadow - Slow

Twin Shadow is the next big thin from New York.

Ringo Deathstarr - Imagine Hearts

Ringo Deathstarr are recording their debut album for AC30, which will be released in Feb. 2011. In the meantime, here is the vid of the opening track, titled "Imagine Hearts."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Unwinding Hours - Annie Jane

The Unwinding Hours is featuring Craig B and Iain Cook of Aereogramme. This song has been recorded live at Sommercasino Basel, 10.4.2009. It's from their great debut album on Chemikal Underground.

Young Michelin

Great new band from France on La Bulle Sonore Records. They won the big concours CQFD of the famous french magazine "Les Inrockuptibles."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Radio Dept.

To get a free mp3 of the upcoming single "Heaven's On Fire" click here. The CD single will be released on March 24 as a limited edition of 2000 copies and features a cover of Sade's "All About Love."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Horse Shoes

Horse Shoes is Jacob Graham and Drew Diver. "The Imperial School" is their debut release on Shelflife Records. It comes as a very limited CD+7" set. If you're a fan of classic Sarah Records (The Field Mice, The Hit Parade, Blueboy, The Wake) or Swedish pop (The Embassy, Air France, The Legends), Horse Shoes is perfect for you!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Here's a song from the new album entitled "Kollaps Tradixionales." The name of this song is "Bury 3 Dynamos."

Air Formation

New Single "Low December Sun" out now on Club AC30. Here's the vid, shoot by The Progress Film Company.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Vandelles

The Vandelles are New York's (if not the world's) finest purveyors of filth, fuzz and harmonies all wrapped up to make you simultaneously swoon at the melodies and your head vapourise from the gorgeous noise. If you love the idea of a band combining the sounds of The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Link Wray, Spacemen 3, Ramones, Buddy Holly and The Ronettes, this band is perfect for you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dorias Baracca

Dorias Baracca is a new band on Club AC30. Their debut EP is perfect for fans of Slowdive and Ride.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Doomsday Device

The Doomsday Device is a one man project by Craig Snape from Glasgow, Scotland. He's recording music since the age of 16. If you are into psychedelic, experimental and electronic sounds, this is best for you. Influences are Interpol, Arcade Fire, Slowdive, Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, Spiritualised, Verve, The Church, Echo And The Bunnymen, Editors and The Chemical Brothers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jamie Long

Have you ever heard of Jamie Long? If not, you should listen here.
He's from Houston, Texas, and his music sounds a bit like early Radio Dept. His voice reminds me of Stephin Merrit of The Magnetic Fields.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Der Englische Garten

Munich-based eight-piece Der Englische Garten is known for perfect pop with clever lyrics from. After two brilliant 7" singles Firestation Records has released their debut album now. A must-have for fans of classic indie pop, Northern Soul, or bands like The Style Council, The Pale Fountains, Merricks, Eggstone and Jim Jiminee.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Medusa Snare

The Medusa Snare are ex-Manhattan Love Suiciders A.J. Miller, Rachel Barker, John Perry, E. Max Broady and Daniel Leach Morris. Fuzzed up minimalist indie pop at full volume. The album "Cinderella" is available now from Squirrel Records

Friday, January 1, 2010

David Tattersall

WIAIWYA Records is making history with the very first mp3-single release in 2010.
It is the debut solo single by David Tattersall (lead singer of The Wave Pictures), a free download of "Happy For A While" - the title track from his forthcoming album (due in April on WIAIWYA), co-written and featuring Stanley Brinks (aka Andre Herman Dune). Only 1000 free downloads will be available from 00:01 on the 1st January 2010 at WIAIWYA, backed up with The Wave Pictures cover of the Springsteen classic "Pony Boy" Enjoy!