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!
Californian rocker Hanni El Khatib has announced the release of his sophomore record which will be called Head In The Dirt! We’re happy to share the stream of the first single, the scorching, dusty garage rock track “Family”.
Head In The Dirt will be out on April 30th and was produced by the almighty Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
stream | Family
On the 27th of January, English electro-pop upstarts Dems (and one of last year’s bands to watch on guerolitomusic) will release their dreamy new single “Christabel” for free – until then we have to settle for the song’s beautiful official video and a soundcloud stream. But this fact shouldn’t prevent you from listening this song as much as you’re able to. “Christabel”, which might easily be one of the big tunes of the upcoming year.
stream | Christabel
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.
New song & video by UK-upstarts Childhood. The video itself was shot by Fred Ellis in a far away “enchanted wood”.
(photo by David Huser, zweikommasieben)
During the last week Karenn – the collaboration project between UK-techno masterminds Blawan and Pariah – were artists in residence at Südpol | Musik Tanz Theater in Lucerne for preparting their new live set. Before its premiere on Saturday zweikommasieben organized a producers talk with both on Thursday evening at Südpol club.
In this podcast from Radio 3FACH you hear several parts of the talk and 4 (massive) tracks off the forthcoming Karenn release, which will be out on their own label She Works The Long Nights. Exclusive premiere!
Wow, it’s amazing to see how many fantastic indie (dream) pop records already came out this year. For instance Bloom by Beach House, Oshin by DIIV – well, this one is maybe not typical indie pop, but whatever – or most recently Wild Nothing’s stunning Nocturne LP.
It might well be that soon we can add another album to this list: Calendar by Rostov-on-Don’s Motorama, which will be released on Talitres on November 5. Here’s a first track off it – I’m really looking forward to hear the whole thing.
stream | To The South