Saturday, November 12, 2011

Veronica Falls @ Paradiso London Calling Amsterdam 11-11-11

Yesterday Veronica Falls were far out the best band on the London Calling festival here in Amsterdam. Perfect songs, perfect guitars and even more perfect drums. I was in front with my head on the stage listening to the great set, I hope they come back soon.

Sonic Youth - 100%

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Electricity In Our Homes - Aching, Breaking, Shaking For You

I didn't listen to EIOH's new single that much, but since today I'm addicted.
It was released last month on O Genesis, the label from Tim Burgess.

Aching, Breaking, Shaking For you by O Genesis Recordings

Monday, October 31, 2011

Blue On Blue - Mad Girl Love Song

Blue On Blue finally release their debut EP today on Tip Top Recordings. "Mad Girl Love Song" is just perfect:

Blue On Blue - Mad Girl Love Song by Tip Top Recordings

Friday, September 30, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Radiant Door EP

New Crystal Stilts EP in November. Wish I could hear it already.


1. Dark Eyes
2. Radiant Door
3. Still as the Night
4. Low Profile
5. Frost Inside the Asylums

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekend - The One You Want

Weekend's new EP Red is out now. It sounds cleaner than the album I think. I love this track:

weekend - The One You Want by cathedral_heat

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Veronica Falls - The Box

Veronica Falls' debut album is on repeat here, what a nice record! The intro of this song sounds a bit like Pixies but then it takes a different route.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Veronica Falls - Right Side of My Brain

I love this record, I was looking forward to it and now it's here today. Since 2009 Veronica Falls have released a handful of excellent singles that are all here. My favourite b-side 'Stephen' is on it as well. Below 'Right Side Of My Brain'.

Veronica Falls - Right Side of My Brain by $EDPMC Vincent

Veronica Falls - The Fountain (Live)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Veronica Falls - Bad Feeling (video)

Weekend - Hazel (mp3)

Weekend have a new EP out september 20 called Red. Listen and download 'Hazel' from the EP below.

Weekend - Hazel (radio version) by cathedral_heat

'Red' tracklist:

1. Sweet Sixteen
2. Hazel
3. Your Own Nothing
4. The One You Want
5. Golfers

Wise Blood - These Wings EP

Perfect new EP from Wise Blood. He unfortunately cancelled his European tour last week, but at least there's new music...
There's more Wise Blood here.

Wise Blood - These Wings by Dovecote Records

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Rapture - Echoes (Insound Tour Support)

Saw The Rapture tonight - great gig, but they didn't sound as sharp as here...

the rapture - Echoes by cathedral_heat

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Rapture - Miss You

So cool that The Rapture are finally back with a new album. I'm going to see them live next week, very excited about that. The last time was 4 years ago!
Check out this 'unofficial' video for "Miss You".

Hatchet Wound - Die Disco

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Atlas Sound - Terra Incognita

The new Atlas Sound album Parallax is out November 8 on 4AD. The first song is beautiful:

ATLAS SOUND - Terra Incognita by cathedral_heat

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hatcham Social - Like An Animal (Video)

Electrelane - On Parade (Black Cab Session)

It's great that Electrelane are sort of back from their hiatus. I love them and they should make music. In this Black Cab Session they play an acoustic version of my favourite Electrelane track. The original is more post-punky than this version but the skeleton remains with the little shouts.

The original:

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blue On Blue - Paradise Syndrome

Blue On Blue release their first self-titled EP in October on Tip Top Records. It's great, the songs are much slower than before, it's quite a dark record. Listen to 'Paradyse Syndrome' below.

John Maus - Cop Killer

Is John Maus also your hero? Discuss...

John Maus - Cop Killer by figurehead blog

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hatcham Social - Like An Animal

The new Hatcham Social album is called About Girls, it's out later this year. The second single 'Like An Animal' comes early September. Album tracklist after the stream.

Photo by Nikos Doulos.

Like An Animal by hatchamsocial

1. 'Dance With Me'
2. 'NY Girl'
3. 'All Summer Long'
4. 'Like An Animal'
5. 'Would You'
6. 'Escape From London'
7. 'Shut Your Mouth'
8. 'Invention Of Air'
9. 'Lois Lane'
10. 'Nicola Tells Me'
11. 'Little Savage'
12. 'Somebody Else's You'
13. 'Stick Together'

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - AA Single

The new double A side single from TVEGC is out August 22. It has the two most straightforward tracks from their new record Bag of Meat. You have to listen to that one. It's shit weather here in Amsterdam and I have a shit lovelife so I play Bag of Meat every day really loud and it seems to work. Listen to the single below and get the CD here.

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - AA Single by thisisfakediy

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Lost My Face In A Fast Car Race

Bag of Meat is a masterpiece. I was very much looking forward to it. There are so many records that do nothing to me lately, so it's very welcome. It also comes at the right moment, there's a lot going on and I need a record with this amount of personality now. It kind of makes me nervous, I want to listen to all the songs at the same time, like this track 'Lost My Face In A Fast Car Race' is so striking and different I can't grasp it immediately.
The VEGC are definitely my favourite band. They have to release this on vinyl soon, I need it this summer.

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Lost My Face In A Fast Car Race by cathedral_heat

Sunday, June 26, 2011

50 Foot Wave - Nobody's Tar, Nobody's Feathers

This is a new track from 50 Foot Wave's new EP. It's free here:
It's out for a couple of weeks and I just listened to it once, but this weekend it's on repeat. It's the strongest track yet, the tempo changes are super cool.

50FOOTWAVE Nobody's Tar, Nobody's Feathers by cathedral_heat

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Deerhunter - Cool

This is my favourite Pylon song, Deerhunter's cover is excellent.
The stream is here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Warpaint - Baby (Live at Paradiso Amsterdam 19-6-11)

Warpaint were amazing yesterday night in the Paradiso, for the encore Emily played this song solo and the whole crowd was silent, quite special.
Pic by Aldo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Shake The Shackles (Video)

I saw Crystal Stilts last week, it was a very cool gig. I missed them the last time they were playing and I always regret that. Their second record In Love With Oblivion is played here everyday, it's going to be one of my favourites this year for sure.
Below the new video for 'Shake the Shackles', the first single from that record released last year.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

John Maus - Head For The Country

The new John Maus record is great, I woke up very well with it today. 'Quantum Leap' and 'Believer' are here, below 'Head For The Country'.

Weekend - End Times 7"

'End Times' is Weekend's new single from last year's Sports LP. This track was released by Transparent before on a split 7" with Young Prisms. The new Slumberland 7" has a remix of 'Coma Summer' on the flipside.
Lately I'm listening a lot again to this beautiful noise record. 'End Times' and 'Youth Haunts' are still my favourite songs, but I'm also quite a fan of 'Monongah, WV'.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Walkmen - Angela Surf City (Live)

I saw The Walkmen a few days ago, it was very good. The singing is really intense, I found this live video of 'Angela Surf City' that sounds like the live show.
Pic by Aldo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wise Blood - Fuckwiseblood

Go here to download the new Wise Blood track.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Telepathe - Throw Away This

Finally Telepathe return with new music. I love their debut album Dance Mother, this track is more straightforward and reminds me of Ladytron. The single will be out soon and is backed with a track called 'Destroyer'. Go to Stereogum for the mp3.

Hatcham Social - Crocodile

Forest Swords - Kaibasa Claps / Trust Your Blood

Forest Swords released my favourite record of last year, I still listen to Dagger Paths a lot. No Pain In Pop reissue his demo CD-R on vinyl on June 20th. The demo's from the Fjree Feather EP are remastered, they have a much wider sound now. The 12" comes on white vinyl and the download is available now, go here.
There's much more Forest Swords here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

younghusband - Nothing, Nothing / Carousel

I posted the demo of 'Nothing, Nothing' before, this recording is much better, it's a beautiful song. Also below a new song, 'Carousel'.
pic by Nikos Doulos.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wild Beasts - Burning / Deeper

I took some time to listen to the new Wild Beasts album, slowly it grew a bit and I started to like it. But today I played Two Dancers again, and it's much better. I miss the guitars the most I think. There are two tracks that I really like, 'Deeper' and 'Burning', they are below.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

50 Foot Wave - Free Fall

Another track from 50 Foot Wave's new EP With Love From The Men's Room. For the download go here: .

Monday, May 9, 2011

No Joy - Indigo Child (Stereolab Remix)

This Stereolab remix comes to me as surprise. I love No Joy's debut album and obviously I love Stereolab a lot, but them together I would never expect. It's also good that this proves that Stereolab is still alive.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Panda Bear - Slow Motion

I always love Animal Collective, especially live they're very good. I liked Panda Bear's solo stuff but I never listened to it a lot. His last album Tomboy slowly crept into my head and now I play it every day. This track 'Slow Motion' is great.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Glasgow Jubilee

Aidan Moffat is one of my heroes, I love his sarcastic lyrics. This collaboration with Bill Wells was just released. The video for the perfect single 'If You Keep Me In Your Heart' is here and the whole album is streaming here for a couple of weeks. Below 'Glasgow Jubilee'.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Salad - Shepherd's Isle

Salad's debut album Drink Me from 1995 was one of my favourite records of that year. They were influenced by Blondie and The Breeders. Mark Freegard, who produced Last Splash, produced Drink Me which you can hear in the strange and funny details.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Life Without Buildings - Is Is & The IRS

'Is Is & The IRS' is one of Life Without Building's best songs. It's not included on their first and only LP Any Other City, but it did appear on a live LP released a couple of years ago.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wild Nothing - Gruesome Castle

Captured Tracks released a tribute to The Wake on Record Store Day, this is Wild Nothing covering 'Gruesome Castle'.
pic by Nikos Doulos.

White Denim - Live 2007

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rayographs - Space Of The Halls

Rayographs released their self-titled debut this week, they get compared to The Breeders everywhere but I don't really hear that. This song 'Space Of The Halls' builds up slowly and then gets much more interesting in the end.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lush - For Love (Live on TV 1992)

Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson were recently interviewed about their influences on an Australian radio show, there's a stream here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

You Say Party - Laura Palmer's Prom

You Say Party! We Say Die! split up. They leave with this Lynch inspired video for 'Laura Palmer's Prom'.