Yo! After some relaxing, skiing and partying during the last few days, we’re already back with some brand new tunes for the beginning of 2012 for you guys. This time they’re coming from Kackmusikk, a young producer and DJ based in our hometown Lucerne, who has just released his debut EP on Korsett.
Stella contains three tracks, which are full of super fast 808-sounds and rhythms, spacy synths and even vocals by Lucerne-based band Field Studies in the title track. Korsett describes the record as a «3-track piece to celebrate club culture without disregarding the subtleties of electronic music» with an unmistakeable «affinity to the current UK-bassmusic».
One (promo) track off the EP, «Back & Forth», is available below, the others can be streamed and/or purchased over at Bandcamp.
We are pretty delighted by Feel It Two, Yakari’s brand-new sophomore LP. It’s out since a couple of days on Ikarus Records. Yakari – maybe you remember their summer hit «Beach Beach» from last year – are pretty well known as one of Switzerland’s most innovative post-rock bands with sparkling live shows.
The six songs on Feel It Two contain loads of disorted and noisy guitar riffs, all played with some Lo-fi feel. The whole record sounds less psychedelic than earlier stuff from the band, so the songs (especially «One Hundret» and «Viewer») are quite catchy in a way.
So don’t miss this record and stream the whole LP below or order it here on Ikarus Records.
It’s almost a year ago since we introduced you to Dylan Khotin-Foote and his projectHAPPY TRENDY. But now, the Edmonton-based musician is finally back with Die Young, his new EP.
The record contains five quite atmospheric sounding tracks with wonderful melodies and vocals. You could call it ambient electronica, but there are definitely also some influences from pop and other genres. The songs are quite catchy actually.
Listen to «January 6», the first cut off the EP below and also watch the teaser video above. Die Young will officially be released on November 20.
Cecil Otter und Swiss Andy did a fantastic job on producing this mashup-album called «Wugazi / 13 Chambers». It contains material from two albums by collectives who immortalized themselves with their sound back in the 90′s: 13 Songs by Washington’s Fugazi and Enter the 36 Chambers by New York’s very own Wu-Tang Clan.
Listen to two of my favorite songs off the album below. The whole thing is available for free downloadhere or to stream here. Thanks to our man Simon from Turnin’ Wrong for the hint!
It’s been almost exactly a year since I announced Knoxville based project COOLRUNNINGS as a band to watch. This was followed by several appearances on guerolitoplaylists and also a place on the list of our favourite tunes of 2010 with “San Dimas Oasis“.
Finally the young band has found the time to record their first full-length. It’s called Dracula Is Only The Beginning and is available for the price of your choice over at their bandcamp. I really enjoyed their old stuff but I was afraid that they couldn’t convince me with a full-lenght. But somehow COOLRUNNINGS managed to create a cheeky and extremly catchy album, demonstrating their strenghts in every single tune, cleverly combining lo-fi rock with psychedelic elements.
Go get the album and make sure to help the band releasing Dracula Is Only The Beginning on vinyl. Back this project via Kickstarter here!
Even if our hometown Lucerne is a quite good place to go to concerts, it’s a rare thing to see a band here, which is really well known. So you can imagine that we were both extremely excited when we heard that Atlanta’s indie rock four-piece Deerhunter would play a show at the Südpol club on last Monday, April 04.
With good reason: after the show of the four guys, who were supported by Jana Hunter’s wonderful band Lower Dens, we both talked about having seen one of the best concerts of our lives so far. The wild set featured songs from all their albums, which were sometimes enlarged up to 10 minutes, a huge encore and even a little drum solo by lead singer Bradford Cox. Simply ace!
Have you ever heard of a person who once recorded a song every day of a whole long year? You probably haven’t. Except if you’re familiar with Paleo…
David Strackany, the talented man behind Paleo, has been travelling the country over the last six years, booked his own shows (which were about 150 a year) and lived where he was offered a stay. A real musical nomad. On his new full-length album A View Of The Sky David has created a stunning world of melodic folk tunes, lead by his beautiful, melancholic voice.
You won’t find any songs that fall behind the others as the whole album is one great musical construction, built by a man who is maybe one of the best folk-troubadours that I’ve known in the last years.