Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
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.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Five songs from Bag of Meat and five new songs. A great chaotic gig yesterday in the Winston. Photo by Aldo Houterman. He bought all the records and singles for only 25 euro.
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - A Conversation by thisisfakediy
I'm happy with Björk's new album Biophilia. It does a lot more to me than the previous pop album she made. 'Thunderbolt' is the best track, there's a video available soon, but this live version recorded at Bestival is perfect as well.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
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
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
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
1. Sweet Sixteen
3. Your Own Nothing
4. The One You Want
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
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.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Cake Like - Fall Down / The Amps - Bragging Party / An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - Silent Hour
This is just a mini mix with three cool bands. The pic comes from the Russian Sculptures blog: www.russiansculptures.blogspot.com.
Cake Like / The Amps / An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump by cathedral_heat
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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 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
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
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
This is a new track from 50 Foot Wave's new EP. It's free here: http://50footwave.cashmusic.org/
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
Monday, June 20, 2011
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
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.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
'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'.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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.
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
Monday, May 16, 2011
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.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
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
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
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'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.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
'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.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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.