During the last couple of days, while enjoying a 4-day-weekend with slightly depressing weather here in Switzerland, I’ve been returning and returning to NNA Tapes’ Soundcloud page. The reason is/was this wonderfully smooth new «wierdo» pop tune by Vermont’s Ryan Power, which will be released as part of his upcoming new album Identity Picks (available June 25th). Give it a listen!
Berne’s Silver Firs are longtime-favorites of ours as you can see here or here or here or in many of our play- and year-end-lists. Soonish we get to hear new material by the band: A new EP is on its way and should be ‘out soon’ on Oh, Sister Records as this recently released promo video tells us.
Sounds promising! We are looking forward to new ‘forest music’ (that’s how they sometimes use to describe their music) from one of Switzerland’s most forward-thinking outfits…
Mac DeMarco celebrates his birthday (he turned 23 today) with the release of another video for a song off his latest album 2: «My Kind of Woman». In it, the Canadian ‘slacker’, who is on tour all over Europe right now, turns into… well, someone else. Check it out by yourself in the player above.
Happy birthday Mac!
(Photo by Jon Sewitz)
Montreal’s slacker and Viceroy-addict Mac DeMarco is definitely one of the most original and hilarious dudes in today’s indie scene. Before playing a show somewhere in New York City he recently hit Pitchfork TV’s office with his band for «making a little rock-’n'-roll for ya» / playing a 40 min set for the «Safe Work Work» series.
It’s a performance featuring loads of jokes by Mac and his bandmates, screaming, declarations of love, a little dog walking around onstage, Facebook notification sounds from the sound engineer’s Macbook (I guess), a Dave Brubeck cover, a Limp Bizkit cover, a Beatles cover and well… A lot more. What a bunch of heroes!
P.S: In case you’re in love with Mac and his pals too, also watch the following video, in which which you hear a cover version of Nirvana’s «Come As You Are» featuring the likes of Beach Fossils (Mac’s label mates on Captured Tracks). Good times!
Artwork by Felix Pfäffli
Korsett is a well-known and -regarded collective of DJs, musicians, graphic- and sound-designers based in our hometown Lucerne and also a host of clubnights (with acts like Rustie, Evian Christ, Karenn, Machinedrum, …) at Südpol club, Lucerne.
The collective recently announced Good Girls, a new 3-song EP by Hood Regulators, a (former) DJ team consisting of Leisure Options and Kackmusikk (RBMA participant 2011). Since Monday you can download the release for free via Korsett’s web store. Good Girls is composed of elements from different genres and trends of contemporary and underground electronic music such as juke, trance, «trap» or post R&B. Definitely worth a listen!
download | Hood Regulators – Good Girls EP (KRST06)
stream | Hood Regulators – Good Girls (Gotta Get Down With The Gangsters)
Title track ‘Good Girls (Gotta Get Down With The Gangster)’ confesses to a proper clubanthem: Epic Trance-Moments blend with pawns of US HipHop-productions.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2012 – what a lovely festival that was! Thanks to La Blogothèque we can now re-experience the festival’s and the city’s feel by watching a couple of take-away performances/shows by bands like The Walkmen, DIIV or How To Dress Well.
After the first two videos (The Walkmen – «We Can’t Be Beat» and Jessie Ware – «Running») we now get go see a great performance by our Cleveland-based dudes Cloud Nothings! In the video they perform «Stay Useless» off their 2012-album Attack On Memory in a
discarded metro train bus. You can watch it here!
The rest of the P4K Music Festival Paris 2012 x La Blogothèque videos should appear later this week.
British jazz-dub-darkwave wunderkind Archy Marshall alias King Krule (formerly known as Zoo Kid) has a new release out now on Rinse Records. It’s a single called «Rock Bottom» (b/w «Octopus»), a jazzed-out and very energetic song, in which Marshall beside his own lyrics also quotes Mike Skinner / The Streets.
Here’s the brand-new video for the song, directed by Paraic & Michael Morrissey. In it we see King Krule getting attacked by a middle-aged man and a dog in an underground walkway and other pretty strange things. The whole thing is kinda dark and trippy, all in all perfectly fitting to Marshall’s music.