Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blonde Redhead - video and mp3

Over and over I've listent to Blonde Redheads seventh album "23" and it's a stunning album. More pop orientated than Misery is a Butterfly, but still remarkably lush and mysterious and very beautiful. A highly interessting band.
Kazu Makino is haunting and in this new video for single Top Ranking put your ears to her vocal harmonies turning almost futuristic girl group . I like the stopmotion video as well. Directed by Mike Mills and features an absolutely gorgeous Miranda July.

  • Blonde Readhead - The Dress

  • Friday, May 25, 2007

    Pop Levi - freaky combinations

    Once again my colleague forcefed me something different. And what a treat this time. Pop Levi, from Liverpool, is that man and his debut album The Return to Form Black Magick Party sounds like all the best pop, you've ever heard - and all at once. This cd combines the spirits of Bolan, Dylan, Syd Barret, and Prince.
    Earlier on he has worked as a ice van driver and a hairmodel. But he has also done bassplaying with Ninja Tune Recordings band Ladytron.
    You really should check this guy out. There is something timeless to his freaky style of combining genres.

  • Pop Levi - Skip Ghetto
  • Pop Levi - Pick me up uppercut

  • Thursday, May 24, 2007

    Hjaltalín gets #1 track in Iceland

    Hjaltalín was founded in the fall of 2004 by four Icelandic friends. The bands' formation and music style changed over the following years with odd experiments with electronic music before settling into their indie-rock sound.

    Hjaltalín recently topped the Icelandic X-id chart with "Goodbye July / Margt að Ugga", a very unique track sung in two very different styles, both in English and in Icelandic. The English part sounds like a modern indie track, very catchy and then the Icelandic part sounds like a traditional old lullaby.

    "Goodbye July / Margt að Ugga" is available for download at Hjaltalín's MySpace profile, have a listen and leave your comments.

    The band got pretty nice reviews at Iceland Airwaves 2006 and are set to release an album sometime late this summer. They just performed a track from the new album live on a local tv show "Kastljós" tonight so I'm including a link to that as well.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    "Control" and Joy Division

    The new film about the late Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, is making the critics smile at Cannes Film Festival 2007. The film title is "Control" and it is the first motion picture by the famous
    photographer Anton Corbijn. Unfortunately it isn´t released until september. But then again, who f..... cares. Go to the source itself, therefore I recomment the original. It´s maybe not joyful and happy days, but there is not a lot to smile about in a world dominated by western ignorance and lunatics.

    Warsaw (mp3)

    And if you insist on getting a small taste of "Control" and Anton Corbijns ideas.

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007


    Frenchmen Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay form the amazing electronic duo "Justice". Previously known for remixing well known artists such as: Britney Spears, N.E.R.D, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk they are turning heads all over the world with their soon-to-be-released album † (read "Cross"). As other large electronic releases this year, their album has already been leaked to torrent sites such as Mininova and of course I've snatched my own copy.

    I really can't recommend this album enough - it's got everything you want and in all the right places. I havn't been this excited about a dance album since I first got Royksopp's "Melody A.M"!

    Check out some tracks from the new album below:

  • Justice - D.A.N.C.E
  • Justice - Phantom
  • Justice - Valentine
  • Justice - The Party (Featuring Uffie)

  • ..and here's the video for D.A.N.C.E, enjoy!

    Saturday, May 19, 2007

    LCD Soundsystem in metallic paint

    I'm enjoying LCD Soundsystems new album Sound of Silver more and more.The single All My Friends, which is released 28th of may, is just great. Consists mainly of two piano lines looped over each other with a simple drum pattern and a synthy hum thrown in here and there.
    In the video for this song we are forced to hear the words and digest the lonely emotion of his facial expression behind this metallic paint. As you think you've had enough the video breaks and we are enthralled in a burst of colors, mirrors and rain. Enjoy.

  • LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Thou shalt always.. KILL!

    I just heard "Thou shalt always kill" by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobious Pip on the radio the other day and just about lost it! This track takes aim at your music-loving friend, you know - the one that still claims the Beatles are still the best, and rips!

    The song is a simple techno melody, but what really makes it worth while are the lyrics - Dan Le Sac lays down the rules of the music scene, preacher style!

  • Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobious Pip “Thou shalt always Kill”

  • Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobious Pip “Thou shalt always Kill” (KnifeHandChop Remix)
  • Monday, May 14, 2007

    Wilco - stream and webcasts

    Click the picture of Jeff Tweedy to go to Wilcoworld, where you now can stream the new and album. It sounds brilliant! Furthermore the website will feature webcastings of Wilco concerts in London the upcoming sunday and monday. Just cannot wait to see them at Roskilde 07!!

    Copyright free downloads - Björk, Taxi, Slaraffenland, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys etc.

    UPDATE: THIS IS NOT ACTIVE ANY MORE DUE TO COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: Danish National Radio (DR) has made a groundbreaking copyright agreement regarding music downloads. Right now you can download Det Elektriske Barometer for free every week. The programme is the oldest musicprogramme running in Denmark (20 years old) and features user-generated charts and is by all means brilliant. This week the show - and the download - features Slaraffenland, Death By Kite, Björk, Arctic Monkeys, CocoRosie and others.

    The show, which is one hour, is available in in superb quality. Get it every week in your iTunes with this string: or join here if you use iTunes.

    I believe this service is unique so use your rights and have ace music delievered for free. Goodbye iTunes musicstore?

    Cold War Kids - live on Fabchannel

    There's a really brilliant performance by Cold War Kids on - a site I still consider has one of the hottest web 2.0 / real life concepts on the planet, or at least some of it.
    Turn the player on, enjoy the pianodriven ramblings while you're working and sneak a peak on the band once in a while. The quality is superb.
    BTW: Fabchannel gone Joost as well.

  • Cold War Kids - Hang Me Out To Dry (Hostage Remix)
  • (thx kissatlanta)

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Go to the Henry Rollins Show now!

    Well, since no one has postet it yet, I'll do. We are like the rest of the global music society for fine music fans of the very well preserved, still outspoken Henry Rollins and his ability to disconnect himself from everything mainstream.

    I've loved Henry since Roskilde Festival 1994 - he was just so mad to look at - a bit silly, but agressive in the most arty and lovable way!

    Well, the musclepoet and renaissance man has now been back on the Independent Film Channel for two seasons with The Henry Rollins Show, which might be wellknown to americans, but first came to my attention a few month ago. And it just rocks - at least the idea about it.
    Unfortunately I havn't been able to watch it in full lenght yet and I really want to do that because Henry should be so sweet and fanboyish about his guests, which always seem to be very good. Guests include people like Oliver Stone, Ozzy, Chuck D, Werner Herzog, Chris Cornell, Thom Yorke and other very talented persons.

    But browse around and you'll find that Henry has good taste in music. Just check out the performance by Ryan Adams (in a way cool vintage Batman t-shirt) on What Sin Replaces Love below. Razorsharp as hell! And while you're at it enter the shows very cool player with high videoquality. Have a look at Chris Cornell performing Black Hole Sun here.

    And while you are around IFC also remember to bookmark the web series Getting Away With Murder, premiereres mothers day, sunday may 13th. Why? Watch the trailer and you'll be hooked like a killer to blood. It's about a professional hitman living at his mom's house.

  • Henry Rollins ringtone - pick up your fucking phone
  • Sunday, May 06, 2007

    Björk re-Volta

    The Islandic force of nature a.k.a. Björk is back with yet another explotion of expected musical surprises. You can dig the new album, 'Volta', in its entirety here. Our favourite giant of a trans, Anthony, pops by on a couple of the tracks.

    Personally, I have always respected Björk's undeniably original and fascinating universe, but from a distance. She has never hit it home cleanly with me. Still, I remember a truly fantastic performance at Roskilde Festival a few years ago and I very much look forward to a repeat of that when she returns this year. Hopefully, she will include this gorgeous song on her setlist.

    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Top 10 best danish artists right now

    A lot of our readers has asked for our honest opinion on the best danish bands right now. Well, to be very honest this task is not very easy, because we don't really listen that much to it! Arnar in Reykjavík had the same problem with his fellow icelanders.
    But I conveyed some info and this entry should give some insight to what is hot - to us at least. We'll avoid the obvious choices like Kashmir, Mew, Trentemøller

    Veto - minimal synthrock, glamtronica, nice ideas and no compromises. Better than your average debutband.
    Murder - 'Stockholm Syndrome' from 2006 is dark, lowkey, sad and some how extremely enchantning. Some call it neo-folk. We call it an huge effort.
    The Late Parade - Just signed with Good Tape Records and now buddies with Murder, The Late Parade, is gaining respect without even having released anything. An EP is due autumn 2007.
    Dúné - Skyhigh expectations to these seven youngsters from the outskirts of Skive, northern Jutland. The setup has a manic level of energy. Dúné releases their debutalbum on 29th of may.

    Marybell Katastrophy is a sparkling collective playing avantegarde fusion between rock/pop/electro with lots of ambition, humour and energy. Marie Højlund (ex Tiger Tunes) is the nice lady in front.
    Figurines is an old favorite of ours. They play catchy indiemusic. They are recording new material at the moment and has already had some succes in playing overseas. Efterklang is the kind of band that doesn't sell a lot of albums, but always gets rave review for their stuff. Also their newly released mini-EP, which is laptop mixed with chamber music. A winner! - Under Byen is in the same minimal genre. They just spill strings all over the place and are really loveable. I'm not too keen on all their stuff, but they do make beautiful music. If you like Sigur Rós or Múm, you'll love these. Rhonda Harris is singer, labelowner, producer and all in all nice guy Nikolaj Nørlund. Rhonda Harris has always been pure bliss. Stuff to download here. Last up is The Kissaway Trail, they play upfront indie, well they do, and I like some of it.

    Hope this small list gives some insight to the danish scene.