Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Jaymay - Music to coffee, love and new year hangovers

Think a mug of steamy hot coffee, a few ray of the wintersun, the daily newspaper with only peace and harmony, add some sweet kisses, quiteness and no work. Think bad hangovers and then add some Jaymay aka 25-year old Jamie Kristine Seerman on the hi-fi. Even better. Stir very gently and calm down.

Jaymay makes me think of Emiliana Torrini. She started out playing local open-mic nights and made this Sea Green, See Blue EP earlier this year and made her voice recognized on a iTunes indie-list. Her songs are kind of lowkey and quirky with a good sense of humour. It's very easygoing and catchy.
Even though the production could have been more professional it has a certain feel to it, which makes me wanna relax and save it for days on my iPod. Add the belowlisted to your playlist or even better - buy her EP here.

  • Jaymay - Sea Green, See Blue
  • Jaymay - Gray or Blue
  • Jaymay - What happend
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2006 Liga Myspace New danish artists is a tv-program on danish national tv. In a week it'll change it's name to Liga and will now feature upcoming bands found on MySpace and YouTube and even a weekly podcast. Great that someone from the establishment finally will do all the small bands from the underground good. I hope the programme will be more groundbreaking than the namechange!

    Saturday, December 23, 2006

    Merry christmas

    Since christmas is here and I - as a Indie Laundry member - have been interviewed by danish national radio about music on the net, we have decided to do something we normally don´t do. We have decided to republish something from our archive. We like to see it as a christmas present and a reminder to our danish brothers and sisters* that this beautiful voice will be touring again this spring. So here are some live recordings from a concert Sara Grabow played this fall. Listen and go to a concert in spring 2007. It is still raw and alive!

  • Sara Grabow - Stars
  • Sara Grabow - Travel the World
  • Sara Grabow - Ballroom
  • Sara Grabow - Blueberries

  • *(not that we´re nationalist or anything alike - mind you, one of our members is from Iceland! Which means: we tolerate everybody) Merry christmas Arnár and everyone else

    Friday, December 22, 2006

    Favourite Christmas Music mp3s

    Below you'll find a list of some of my favourite christmas tunes. I'm linking to tracks on various blogs (without giving credit) so I hope that in the spirit of the season they'll be forgiving. Enjoy these soothing tunes!

  • Low "Just like Christmas"
  • Erlend Øye "Last Christmas" (Wham! Cover)
  • Snowden "White Christmas"
  • The Go! Team "The Ice Storm"
  • The Eels "Everything is Going to be Cool this Christmas"
  • Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time is Here" (From the Charlie Brown cartoon)
  • Sufjan Stevens "Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time"
  • The Kinks "Father Christmas"
  • The White Stripes "Candy Cane Children"
  • A personal add-on for the best 2006 albums

    In addition to the list below featuring Indielaundry's best-of 2006 albums, I'll have to put Peter Bjorn & John. Since they released their album Writer's Block back in september, it has been in a-rotation on my iPod. NME puts the single Young Folks as the second best single of 2006, while Hot Chip single Over and Over runs in as #1.
    Buy their album here.

  • Peter, Bjorn & John - Let's Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)
  • Peter, Bjorn, and John - Let’s Call It Off (JD Twitch’s Optimo Remix)
  • "Young Folks" - Peter, Bjorn and John ft. Victoria Bergsman
  • Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks (Tomas Anderson remix)
  • Hot Chip - Over and Over
  • Sunday, December 17, 2006

    Best of Indielaundry 2006

    The Indielaundry crew have tried to find an absolute top 10 ten of 2006. Here's the list. Click the album-covers to download a mp3 from the album!

    1. The Whitest Boy Alive "Dreams"

    2. Hot Chip "The Warning"

    3. Midlake – “The trials of Van Occupanther”

    4. Tom Waits: "Orphans"

    5. Bob Dylan: "Modern Times"

    6. Beck – “The Information”

    7. Album Leaf "Into the Blue Again"

    8. Band of Horses "Everything all the Time"

    9. M. Ward - "Post War"

    10. The Flaming Lips – “At war with the mystics”

    Husky Rescue club mp3 finland

    I know it's all xmas and winterish - which is fine - but are you as I growing tired of the pile of indiebands doing dreadful xmas-covers, then have some of this relaxing medicine. Or take whatever!
    Husky Rescue is inspired by film, photography, art, and the climate in its home country of Finland. Marko Nyberg is the founder and made a calming piece of ambient pop last year called Country Falls. It's not groundbreaking but it is gorgeous, wellcrafted and lazy with elements of yearning country and western slide and pedal steele. Put on top of that the hypnotic and ethereal vocal of young Reeta-Leena. Each piece is a minimovie and they sure counter the chill and the hype of christmas. So board now!
    Husky Rescue has a new album - Ghost is not real - out 29rd of january, 2007. It's first single Diamonds in the Sky is out in different remix-versions, ready for the clubbing!
  • Husky Rescues - City Lights
  • Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy (Mocky Remix)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    The Eames Era mp3 and twee

    Why exactly they chose to honor themselves after the iconic designcouple Ray & Charles Eames I don't know. Well, at least their music points towards the 50's, and they play this irrestistible girl-fronted indie-pop with an edge.
    The music is indie-twee pop...yeah, well it's sugarcoated alright, but catchy and innoncent as a college school girl and maybe as naughty.
    Their style reminds me of The Pipettes, Tilly & The Wall and that of Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. It's girl-fronted pop and doesn't harm a bug, but leaves you happy for some minutes! Catchy can be good. And singer Ashlin Phillips delievers.

  • The Eames Era - Watson by your side
  • The Eames Era - I said
  • Rilo Kiley - After hours (nice Velvet Underground cover)
  • Tilly and the Wall - Bad education
  • Tilly and the Wall – Sing Songs Along
  • New singles from swedish Pinto dl

    Not long ago I wrote a short entry on swedish Pinto.
    Andreas Magnusson from the band wrote me and were of course happy about our review.
    We aim to please at IndieLaundry, so we are more than happy to present two new tracks from this very nice and so far unsigned swedish band. Judge for yourselves.

  • Pinto - Here comes the love
  • Pinto - Hard inside the heart
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    Band Ane and Anish Music to the world

    Thinking about christmas? Thinking about presents? To yourself or somebody special? Thinking about Band Ane? You should! This almost new release from a laptop and Ane Oestergaard needs to be distributed all over the world - and the reviews seems to agree. With great childish humour and playfull use of the laptop and other instruments you´ll land in a fairyland. It needs to be located within your recordcollection.

    Listen to her work at My Space or My music. Or have a listen here

  • Lala

  • Nonesuch
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2006

    Download Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour

    Cool shit! Just found a place where you for free can download all the shows of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Show. Some say he can't sing. But believe me he can do the coolset radio-speeks i ever heard. And further more it's a ticket to a music time-travel in the never-ending world of American music. The download is a bit slow, but it's worth waiting for!

    Friday, December 01, 2006

    Andrew Bird nervous tic mp3 live

    Nothing new in this posting but a growing interest in this Andrew Bird guy. Quite a few times my internet-trail has passed that of Andrew Bird - a complete multitalented musician - so I decided to look a bit into it and post some of his stuff.
    I've just listent to a few of his tracks from his latest album 'Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs' from 2005. He kind of catches me. He is a classically trained violinist but dips into all kind of genres; Gypsy music, jazz, Brazilian sounds and the blues. And that does it for me today.
    Andrew Bird is quite a good whistler and he does that. He also plays with tapeloops, glockespiel, violin and what else he has at hand. Listen below to his highly melodic and sadly beautiful track and maybe check out the concert from Paradiso, Amsterdam. I come to think of Jeff Buckley, Devandra Barnhart, Arcade Fire and Rufus Wainwright. And that's a nice thing to think about.

  • Andrew Bird - Sovay
  • Andrew Bird - Nervous tic motion of the head to the left
  • Thursday, November 30, 2006

    Cover Theme: The Shins covers neil young new mp3

    Via Sandwichclub I found these covers done by The Shins. So for the people who havn't had the chance to listen to The Shins new album
    Wincing The Night Away - set for release january 2007 - this could calm the pain.
    BTW Wincing the Night Away is a terrific album. You can hear the band have developed, and in a great way. They still have the twistedness and the simplicity and of course plays with synths, distortions and lo-fi effects. Find the album leaked on the net, have a listen and buy the album when it's out there...

  • The Shins - Phantom Limb from Wincing The Night Away
  • The Shins - The Holiday Song (Pixies cover)
  • The Shins - Harvest (Neil Young cover)
  • The Shins - Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields cover)
  • The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (The Postal Service cover)
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006

    Cover theme: The Decemberists doing Björk

    Our good collegues at Docopenhagen seem to have been inspired by yesterday's post concerning the Coldplay cover. They offer another cover that - to my opinion - far surpasses the original. Curious? Then click here.

    Such high quality coversongs are very seldom but equally rewarding. I stumbled over this version of Björk's 'Human Behavior' by the fabolous The Decemberists the other day. I don't know whether it's actually better than the original because that is also pretty darn good but I really love this acoustic take. Turn it up, wait for the piano theme that kicks in at appr. 2:06 and tell me if that doesn't make your spine go bananarama.

  • The Decemberists - Human Behavorior
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2006

    Stunning Coldplay cover.

    A group of very old, apparently ill folks give the best version of Coldplay's "Fix you", I've heard! What an emphatic voice - it's like Kurt Wagner times two.

    Monday, November 27, 2006

    Pinto Sweden debut free mp3

    After visiting all webpages in the world I finally got stuck on one. It's The Pinto - jolly musicians from Sweden. Pinto is a relatively new band, still trying to find it's place on the indie music scene. Check them out. I quite like the happiness in Iron and Rust. Besides being happy the band declares that they want their music to be free and accessible to everyone. Pop on!

  • Pinto - Iron and Rust
  • Pinto - I Belong to You
  • Thursday, November 23, 2006

    Visit Idaho

    Californian band Idaho - masterminded by Jeff Martin - has been a long time hidden favourite of mine. Although the band has been around for a 15 year period filled with critical acclaim, Idaho has never really shaken anything besides the inner circles of the sadcore scene.

    That is a real pity, so here it is: the full frontal attempt to break the sad, melodic chamber music of Idaho on this global reaching blog. Dig these gems from throughout the band's career!

  • Wondering the fields
  • Alta Dena
  • To be the one
  • Clouded
  • Just might run
  • Alive again
  • When sunday comes
  • On the shore
  • Friday, November 17, 2006

    Sykurmolarnir / Sugarcubes celebrate reunite blog mp3

    The Sugarcubes were the biggest group ever to emerge from Iceland and tonight they reunite in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík.

    So right now it would have been apropriate and maybe even cool to post the 20 minute long talk I had with former groupmember Einar Örn - an interview I did at the Iceland Airwaves in october. But for some strange reason I've the password for my ftp-server. I'll post the mp3-interview in the weekend. It's unique and kind of chaotic!

    Sugarcubes or Sykurmolarnir, as they are called in Iceland, had their debut in 1988 with Life's Too Good, which attracted terrific reviews and became a college radio hit, but the band never were able to recapture that sense of excitement. I'm kind of curious what the concert tonight will be like. Maybe it'll be like shit, but well... I'll have to read about it in the papers.
    Múm will be doing warm up. What a great night it will be!

  • Sugarcubes - Birthday
  • The Sugarcubes with The Jesus & Mary Chain - Christmas Eve
  • Sugarcubes - Kottur (live - not that good a recording!)
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2006

    One to watch David Vandervelde mp3

    A good colleague pointed me to recordlabel Secretly Canadian and couldn't wait to give me the music tip of the day.
    David Vandervelde from Chicago is 22 years old and plays 60s/early 70s-influenced folk pop. It's equal parts song craft and production technique and it just kicks ass! Especially the song Jacket. The guy played his first liveconcert few month ago and got signed shortly after.
    There is some immediate resemblance to Marc Bolan, David Bowie, T. Rex and even Brian Jonestown Masacre in his classic rock attitude. Check it out. He is one to watch.
    BTW: He has worked on his album in two years, recorded it almost alone using the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist's studio as a big toy instrument

    His album The Moonstation House Band is out 23rd of january 2007.

  • David Vandervelde - Jacket
  • David Vandervelde - Feet Of A Liar
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    Genius Sufjan Stevens live and rare mp3

    This Sunday I saw Sufjan Stevens perform a brilliant show at Vega in Copenhagen. I was convinced, that he is one of the most original voices on the music scene today. Deeply inspirational concert. Read my review in danish here.

    Listen to one of his Christmas-songs from the new 5 cd christmas-box-set to be released the 2nd of november (10,99£ at

  • That Was The Worst Christmas Ever mp3 A new brilliant song, which he also played at Vega
  • Majesty Snowbird Live mp3

  • Rare song recorded for NPR
  • The Lord God Bird mp3

  • And get into christmas-mood with this little video.

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Stevens!!!

    Tuesday, November 07, 2006

    The Magic Numbers release second album

    The Magic Numbers released their second album yesterday, titled "Those the Brokes". The band continue their signature sound of heartfelt meoldic tunes with contry-folk influences, picking up where the first album left off - literally! The new album was mostly written on-the-road while touring the US following up their first album, this band just doesn't take breaks!

    I managed to dig up some mp3s from the new album for you to download, enjoy!

  • This is a song
  • Take a Chance
  • Most of the time

  • Monday, November 06, 2006

    Sara Grabow - danish act - live mp3 from Copenhagen

    Last thursday while MTV Music Award were everywhere around me in Copenhagen some friends invited me to a miniconcert with Sara Grabow at Christianshavns Beboerhus. That place is sneaky and not the place you would expect to present soothing livemusic.
    Today we present a little unique session from that evening. Recorded with a Edirol R-09, mixed with shaky hands by me using Adobe Audition and possible only because the artist herself thought it was cool. So this is legal pirate material.

    Sara Grabow are promoting her debutalbum 'Blueberries' from where she played two sets alltogether that evening. She was supported - or they supported each other - by another blondish singer-songwriter, Amalie Riis, who also did a nice job.

    Sara Grabow is a talented and powerful singer. Her style has the simplicity and feel for much more. Listen to these songs live and bare with the 'production'. It's raw and alive!

  • Sara Grabow - Stars
  • Sara Grabow - Travel the World
  • Sara Grabow - Ballroom
  • Sara Grabow - Blueberries

  • Sunday, November 05, 2006

    Autumn Music

    Last sunday we all turned back the clock one hour and suddenly you get a change of mood. It gets colder, darker and perhaps more lazy. No, come to think of it, I was lazy all the time...

    Still, the change is here but it's not all bad because this is the time of year when I rediscover the beautiful music styles in the form of sadcore or melancolica... well, introvert stuff. So instead of whining over the summer that's gone, greet this dark season by listening to this eclectic sample of some of sadcore rock's finest:

  • Red House Painters - "Have You Forgotten"
  • Red House Painters - "Song For Blue Guitar"
  • Iron and Wine - "Such Great Heights" (The Postal Service cover)
  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - "Beast For Thee"
  • Okkervil River - "For Real"
  • Spiritualized - "Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space"
  • Mark Kozelek - "Bad Boy Boogie" (AC/DC cover)
  • Spokane - "The Absentee"
  • Elbow - "Newborn"

  • And as a bonus: mad Welshmen playing gorgeous mellow country rock with an electronic twist:
  • Super Furry Animals - "Run! Christian, Run!"
  • Thursday, November 02, 2006

    Björk galore - lot of pics

    If you are obsessed with Björk then have a look at this massive photocollection.

    Of Montreal - Daytrotter sessions - mp3 from Hissing Fauna

    Recorded live at Futureappletree Studio One in downtown Rock Island, Ill, Of Montreal presents here some dirty and alive material.
    The Athens, GA, band were among the second wave of bands to emerge from the sprawling Elephant 6 collective. On this Daytrotter sessions, the songs are acoustic and sounds really nice, all naked and stuff.
    We await the new album Hissing Fauna: Are you the destroyer? Untill then have a sneak preview at the Daytrotter sessions and some already leaked material. The album should be out in january.

  • Of Montreal - She's a Rejector - album version from the new album, out january.
  • Of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal - album version from the new album, out january.
  • Of Montreal - Eagle - Shaped Mirror - from the forthcoming Hissing Fauna: Are You The Destroyer?
  • Of Montreal - Suffer for Fashion - from the forthcoming Hissing Fauna: Are You The Destroyer?
  • Of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss - original version appears on Satanic Panic in the Attic.
  • Of Montreal - Requiem For O.M.M.2. - original version appears on The Sunlandic Twins.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2006

    Midlake live at Loppen

    The more you spin Midlake the more you love this band. Tomorrow they play live in Copenhagen at the cozy little venue, Loppen and Indie Laundry will be there.

    Earlier this year they played a warm up-concert for Flaming Lips in Tivoli, and we weren't really convinced that this texan band brought anything new to the tradition of Neil Young, but we were mistaken.

    Midlake plays strange mid-seventies american rock and deals with old-skool subjects like hunting, building houses etc and thereby put themselves in the same nostalgic tradition as many bands before them.
    What we came to like about “The Trials of Van Occupanther” was the dreamy and lyricaly world of Tim Smith and the melancholy melodi-line of the band. It's nostalgic, altmodisch and very catching and has a lot of quality to it. So if you're in Copenhagen buy a ticket - it's not sold out

  • Midlake - Roscoe
  • Midlake - Head Home
  • Thursday, October 26, 2006

    Iceland Airwaves mp3 - hermigervill kira kira summer as salvation soldier

    I've written a small piece for Danish National Broadcasting company on the Iceland Airwaves festival, recommending six different icelandic artist.

    Download mp3's
  • Kira Kira - Hjartafanturinn skrjáfar
  • Kira Kira - Drakúla Darling
  • Kira Kira - Dýri (by Kira Kira & Ljóni)
  • My Summer as a Salvation Soldier - Nupur Lala

  • My Summer as a Salvation Soldier - Two Lefts Don't Make a Right
  • Hermigervill - Augun (endurgerð)
  • Hermigervill - Hard to Stop
  • Get on the Arab Strap

    This is a notification to all of you who have never seen the boys from Arab Strap live. The Arab Strap is sadly on their Farewell Tour. So if you want to see them live, you´ll need to get up and get out before its to late. I did, and I have no regrets at all. It´s most defently honest music - just listen to the video below

    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    Wilco, part 2

    I guess I'm in a Wilco kind-of-mood this sunday. Lead singer - and, as seen in my previous post, sometimes rough-handed - Jeff Tweedy is putting out the solo concert DVD "Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest" this tuesday. Check out this clip where he's in his normal fun-loving mood performing an unreleased song named "The Thanks I get".

    To quote TV-shop: it doesn't stop here... The great NPR radio show All Songs Considered taped this Wilco show last thuesday. Enjoy the sonic adventure here.

    When the going gets tough, count Jeff Tweedy in

    A quite extraordinary event played out at a Wilco show on October 16th. A guy from the crowd jumped onstage and laid a hand on leadsinger and band-maestro Jeff Tweedy while he was in the middle of a song. What happened next? See for yourself here. And get Tweedy's explanation here.

    Now, don't get misled by the ongoing internet discussions. This case is clear-cut. The guy from the crowd was an obvious jerk (this happened in Springfield... go figure) and it is totally understandable that Tweedy got quite a chok. All hail Wilco.

    Friday, October 20, 2006

    Don't miss it...

    This tuesday the great M. Ward will give a rare show at Lille Vega in Copenhagen. I think it is his first show in Denmark, and I know it will be an intimate and unforgetable night.

    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    Iceland Airwaves blogreport #1 - Tilly & the Wall

    I just saw Tilly and the Wall playing a mini-gig in the 12 Tónar-shop in Reykjavík, where I'm blogging from.
    Wild Like Children was the first record released on Conor Oberst's Team Love label. They have a new record out; Bottom of Barrels.
    The style is highschool happy-go-lucky with nice girly vocals and energetic kick-ass floor-stepping. Quite good.
    This is the first blog-report from Iceland Airwaves festival, where I'm visiting friends and in general just having days off enjoying the country side and the incredible hospitality of the icelanders and their crazy attitude. Wedensday we attented a birthdayparty at a bar where everybody were stoned out of their mind due to eating magic mushrooms. It's the season, it's said.

  • Tilly and the Wall – Sing Songs Along
  • Tilly and the Wall - The Freest Man (mp3)
  • Datarock from Norway

    In the summer of 2000 huddled under a tree at a rainy outdoor festival in Bergen, Fredrik Saroea, Ketil Mosnes and Kevin O'Brien decided to form a band. In 2005 they released their debut album "Datarock Datarock" which received critial acclaim. Datarock really hit it big after being featured on Annie's DJ:Kicks compilation.

    Their music is a blend of electronic dance music and indie rock with a point of being silly and fun, without crossing the line.

    I'm really psyched about seeing them play live tonight at Airwaves, will post some concert photos and more info tomorrow.

    Watch the video below to my favourite track "Computer Camp Love". Great rhymes on top of analogue bit music with references to old american high-school movies (yeah and a bit of grease)

    Some mp3s for you to download
  • Fa-Fa-Fa
  • Fa-Fa-Fa (Fa-Fa-Fast & Furious Discomix)
  • Sex Me Up
  • Princess (Morgan Z Remix)
  • Nightflight To Uranus

  • For more information, visit..

    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    One bit of Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins... and 36 times Ryan Adams

    The sweet country-rocking Jenny Lewis and her Watson Twins has made a new ture, called Fernando. It may not be up to the standard of the very best of her work but still enjoyable, I think.

    If you are in a more aggressive - or just plain stupid - mood, turn to Ryan Adams and his 36 brand new ultra short, ultra weird, pure punk songs. First old skool rap, now he turns back to his old love for punkrock. You may not love it all (probably not), but he sure ain't boring... As far as I know, there are no official names for the songs but I found this attempt to name them. I guess it speaks for itself...

    Chuck Norris/Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin/Country Robot Criminals/Liver Of My Own/Damn Dog/Rats (Oh Crap)/Sex on Beaches/I Miss Patches/The Drug Deal/Land of Unicorns & Candy/Sometimes.../Snoop Doggy Dog/Unicorns For Sale/Grim Reaper's Sandwich Shop/Monster Mash Incorporated (Fuck Abe Lincoln)/Drank An Entire Bottle of Medicine/Hey Punk/Judy Just Called, She's Pissed/Hulk Hogan/What The Fuck/When The Shit Hits The Floor/Drinking Hard (Oh Shit)/Dear Burger King/We're A Wreck/Lord, I Drink Too Much/Call Me Back Mary Anne/I Passed Out (Again)/Drunk As Hell (Again)/Forest Ranger Of The Year/Breaking Into Houses (Just To Look)/Drunk & In Jail/Don't You Do It/You're Dead & I'm Alone/I Ain't Got Money/Just Got Outta Jail (Where's The Party?)/Drunk As A Pile of Fuck.

    By the way, Indie Laundy was well represented at the master's gig in Copenhagen this tuesday. Let me just say this: Pure genius!

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Battle of the Album Covers

    A silly little animation that should appeal to everyone that organize their cover art in iTunes.

    Sunday, October 08, 2006

    New Tom Waits Orphan

    This is from the Tom Waits triple CD Orpans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards. Out on Anti 21. november.

  • Tom Waits - bottom of the world

  • Tom Waits - you can never hold back spring
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    Peter, Bjorn and John

    Swedish born Peter Morén, Björn Yttling had been playing together for 8 years before they finally met John met in 1999 and started a band the following year called simply "Peter, Bjorn and John".

    In 2002 they released a self-titled album that got decent reviews, Rough Trade in London even said "nothing else sounds as good in Swedish pop right now".

    In 2004 they followed up the debut album with "Falling Out" which received 4.5 out of 5 from and now in 2006 they released the fabulous "Writer's Block".

    I heard the track "Young Folks" when I was recently in Denmark, sitting in some basement café that had amazing sandwitches. Hard to believe, but I havn't gotten the track out of my head since then! Download the track below and check out the video on the band's myspace profile.

  • Young Folks
  • Young Folks (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation mix)
  • Young Folks (Tomas Andersson remake)

  • Music made with everydaythings by swedes

    This is quite an amusing break made by some crazy swedes. Watch it

    Monday, October 02, 2006

    Monday's News: Sufjan Stevens and Beck

    Indie Laundry-bro, Kristoffer, and I managed to get our hands on two tickets for the upcoming, and otherwise sold-out, Sufjan Stevens concert at Vega , Copenhagen in November.

    To celebrate that, here is a video clip of him performing a brand new song called 'Majesty Snowbird'. If this is anything to go by, I believe we are in for a very special treat. Melodically ultra strong tunes combined with ever surprising arrangements. Can't be bad...

    Meanwhile, today saw the release of the new Beck album as well. It's called "The Information" and you can enjoy the whole package
    here. I have only given it a single virtual spin so far but several tracks ('Cellphone's Dead', the Stones'ish 'Strange Apparition', the dark 'Dark Star', 'No Complaints' and 'Movie Theme') really stood out for me upon first listen.

    Thursday, September 28, 2006

    Ben Kweller

    Do you know of musicians that you THINK you like, just for the tiny detail that you actually never have heard any of their music? Well, that was how I felt about American singer-songwriter Ben Kweller. I have bumped into his name lots of times through the last couple of years but it was not until the other day that I finally could be arsed to listening to the guy.

    Last week he released his fourth album, simply called "Ben Kweller". This was a suitable occation to give him a chance. And - as you really ought to have guessed by now - a really liked his simple, enjoyable and a bit naive songs. So here's a chance for other Kweller-analphabetics (old acquaintances can listen in too):
  • Ben Kweller - Nothing Happening
  • Ben Kweller - Penny On The Train Track

  • Some of his older songs:
  • Ben Kweller - Sha Sha
  • Ben Kweller - I Need You Back
  • Late Night Tales Series

    In the past, the "Late Night Tales" series have mostly featured electronic artists, but this has all been turned around by the latest installments. The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebastian, Turin Brakes and most recently Air have all released signature albums. Each Late Night Tale album contains various tracks selected by the featured artist, aimed for home listening.

    I really enjoy discovering new music in this way, every album has surprised me - generally the artists choose tracks that are a bit far from their own musical styles.

    If you havn't already, I highly recommend checking out this series.

    Sara Grabow and Blueberries

    Maybe I´m a bit affected by the fact that I´ve seen Sara Grabow perform twice within the last five days, but what a voice, really one of a kind. I´ve listen to her debut record Blueberries (which is being released the 9/10) about five times by now and it still grows on me.

    that was a short but an important note - the note of the day!

    Listen to some of her songs at her MySpace

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    Phantom of the Opera

    Yesterday PJ Harvey played a brilliant solo concert in the Royal Danish Opera. Without doubt one of the most original female rock-artists of her generation. Definitly the coolest. Here is a couple of treats..

    Pj Harvey - Sheela Na Gig acoustic
    Pj Harvey - Oh my lover acoustic

    A freind called Björk more interesting. I disagree. Here's the combination...

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Ben Folds covers Postal Service

    I found this amazing cover of the Postal Service's "Such Great Hights" by Ben Folds on YouTube today. It's quite unique - one member is playing a towel-covered postbox with a wooden spoon. Check it out!

    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    The Mendoza Line, Athens mp3

    Athens, Georgia band The Mendoza Line just dropped into my ears today. They are worth mentioning for their unprententious singersongwriting, which on their soon-to-be-released-in-the-UK album "Full of Light and Full of Fire" is stired with the prettiest protest songs. It's their seventh album and it's in the folk/country tradition sharing a common love of Dylan and Costello.

    The topics are quite heavy; the spiritually and economically disenfranchised, the isolated and ruined, those who are lost or are simply trying to disappear. But don't despair, singer Shannon Mary McArdle does a fine job.

    It's a small release but it's done with a light hand, so please step forward. It's great!

    The Mendoza Line - Mysterious in Black (mp3)
    (Full of light... 2006)
    The Mendoza Line - Catch a Collapsing Star (mp3)(Full of light... 2006)

    The Mendoza Line - It's a Long Line (mp3)
    (Fortune, 2004)
    The Mendoza Line - Let's not Talk About It (mp3)
    (Fortune, 2004)

    Monday, September 18, 2006

    Whitest Boy Alive - Live in Vega

    The Whitest Boy Alive played Vega yesterday. The dorky Erlend Oye, which reminds me of a young Bill Gates, was pretty awsome.
    Indielaundry-mate Arnar visited from Reykjavík and was pleased as well, even though he thought better of the Hot Chip-concert at the same venue friday.

    The band played a remake of Snap's "I've Got The Power" and their version of Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You" was awesome as well. Brilliant synthezizer-electro pop.

    The lousy picture on this entry is a mobile shot of Erlend Oye, one meter from me... He crowdsurfed from the stage to the back of the hall and back again. The audience liked it, and the band had the energy as well. Nice sunday.

    The Whitest Boy Alive - Inflation (mov)
    The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning (mp3)