Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Radio Dept. - Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010

The Radio Department have released a brilliant singles compilation on Labrador Records feat. A- and B-sides. Comes on double vinyl and double CD. For more informations click here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Maladies of Bellafontaine - 'Black Biro'

Very charming band on Static Caravn. The song starts a bit boring, but then it bursts out. Click here for their MySpace

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gregory And The Hawk - 'Boats and Birds'

Get out your handkerchiefs. Great band from NYC with two albums on Fatcat Records.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Soulboy Collective - 'Clique Tragedy' album out now

The Soulboy Collective debut album is out now on Firestation Records. A combination of Northern Soul and indie pop by that Jaris look-a-like from Kornwestheim. And an extraordinary video.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sarabeth Tucek - 'Get Well Soon'

Sonic Cathedral Recordings will be releasing 'Get Well Soon', the second album by Sarabeth Tucek, on April 4.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trish Keenan from Broadcast has died

We miss you Trish, so young an beautiful, passed away much to early. Read the message from Warp Records, January the 14th 2011:
“It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in Peace.”

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

White Wishes - Download the 'Today' four track EP for free!

White Wishes will release their international debut as part of the "1000 Series" CD+7" on Shelflife in Spring 2011, but here's a taste of what's to come.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Anna Calvi - 'Jezebel' (Live)

I think she is much more than a 'female Jack White.' Album out on Domino Records.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

14 Iced Bears - 'Wold I Love' (1989)

Strange name for a band, but the song is brilliant. They also had a single on Sarah Records.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Andersen Tapes - As I Write 'Today' Ten Times

This is the playful, vivid and dreamy debut album by The Andersen Tapes on Swedish label Fraction Discs. Release date is the 14th of January 2011. The woman behind the project, Amanda Aldervall, was part of the Swedish indie pop scene during the early 2000s, when she formed Free Loan Investments together with Roger Gunnarsson (Nixon, The Garlands, Cloetta Paris). In 2008 Cloudberry Records released 'Smartypants' as the (now sold out) debut single by The Andersen Tapes. Click for an mp3 of 'Visual Explanations.'

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bedroom Eyes - 'Hand-In-Hand Grenade'

Again it's Sweden. Not the best video quality, but that song is gorgeous. Click here for the MySpace site. His album is called 'The Long Wait Champion.'

Palpitation - 'In Five Years'

What can I say? Another great band from Sweden.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Travellers - 'The Leaning On The Wind'

My latest discovery are The Travellers from Sweden & Bretagne. They have a self-released EP out now, available at Norman Records. Like a cross between The Sundays and Catatonia.
Leaning on the Wind

theTravellers | Myspace Music Videos

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cinnamon - 'Me As Helen Of Troy' (live)

Cinnamon was formed in 1993. Their music is hard to describe; maybe as contemporary, perfumed with Northern Soul nostalgia. Cinnamon's fondness for 60s spy movies melt brilliantly with Frida Diesen's breathy voice.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bomb Pops - 'Girl Daredevil' (1995)

Click here for a free download of a great lost musical treasure.
One of my most beloved singles. So wonderful and catchy. Active from autumn 1992 through spring 1994, the Bomb Pops - Bryan Hanna, Rick Durgin, and Andrea Troolin - made a subtle yet not untangible ripple in the world of indie pop whilst keeping a low profile and playing just four fateful gigs in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Their songs appeared on a few scattered 7" singles by the Bus Stop, Audrey's Diary, Spin Art, and A Turntable Friend labels.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

World of Fox - 'Jeane' (Smiths cover)

Here comes the first UK-release of the new year. It'a a free download single, one SMITHS cover and one MORRISSEY cover by WORLD OF FOX. Click here for the free download of a beautiful version of 'Jeane.'

Saturday, January 1, 2011