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.