This was released on April 1st after haven been worked on for 10 years. I'm not sure how they managed to do that, but the result in incredibly beautiful. Matt Stalker is a singer/songwriter that writes beautiful small songs, best enjoyed when you're staring out the window from a moving train or just staring in general, with a nice cup of coffee like i'm doing this morning. Great little record!
Dutch rockband Het Droste Effect has released their debut EP last week and you can download it for free from their website. The music they play is tough and hallucinating. Or, as they describe it themselves: instrumental tracks ranging from repetitive robotrock to calm ambient to psychedelic kraut and space rock, infused with field recordings. Right.. Nevertheless, great way to start this day! If you only have time for 1 track, listen to "Lollita Can Dance"; great rock riffs, nice saxophone.
tUnE-YarDs are releasing their album 'w h o k i l l' April 19th and this 1st track Bizness is absolute greatness. For a limited time you can hear the entire album be streamed over at Pretty Much amazing and i can tell you one thing about this album, it's a must-buy (at least for me). I've only heard the complete album just once, but it's awesome as fuck and i know i'm gonna be playing this record throughout the entire summer.
Monday Morning Kick-Off this week by Art Brut. Great song, and it puts together the entire weekend for me, cuz it was worthless. So it's truly a Lost Weekend (although he sings about not wanting the weekend to end, so that's pretty much the other way around..). Putting that aside, this is just a great song! Enjoy! Have a good week.
3 days till release but we can finally hear the new TV On The Radio album Nine Types Of Light via VPRO Luisterpaal. I was in bed trying real hard to fall asleep untill i heard this.. F*ck sleep, i'm enjoying myself too much with this! Check out the movie they made for the album below, interesting stuff..
Happy Camper is a brand new project by Dutch multi-talent Job Roggeveen. He teamed up with a lot of great Dutch musicians and made an album that oozes fun. I've just discovered this band Monday night at OOR's 40th birthday party, but was immediately won over by the great songs & great atmosphere this band made for themselves & the many people listening. There's a whole idea behind it & that's fun to read about on the website, but it all comes down to the music and the music is just great! Definately one of the best things I've heard this year.
Mighty Oaks is a Berlin based folk duo and they've just released their 1st work together, called the 'Mighty Oaks EP'. The best way to describe the music is the way they say it themselves: "The music - full of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and vocal harmonies - is rooted in folk traditions, and driven by the sea, the woods, the mountains, and the seasons." Get this fine 4-track EP for just a few Euros on their website. Worth it!
A nice relaxing start of the Wednesday with this mini-EP from Alpen Penner. He's played in several bands before he went solo and 'Odes To The House' was just released 2 days ago. The funny thing about this record is that the Candian singer-songwriter went on a trip to Europe and eventually ended up recording these 4 songs in Utrecht and releasing them via Dutch record label Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck! You can get the album on his Bandcamp-page for only a few bucks or check out the link from the record label for a nice little package with artwork by Dutch graphic designer Esther Willering, which looks great and still almost costs you nothing.
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