Sunday, June 29, 2008

Reyes de Roskilde #1! Yeasayer!

Indielaundry had some saturday night. Spend four hours queuing from 0200 to 0600 a.m moving about 400 meter just to enter the festival and put up our campsite. It sure put some preasure on our tired legs and bladders!

As always we are thrilled beyond words about this venue, but due to work we had to use diplomacy with our new neighbours (icelandic girls with Opal, guys with huge soundsystems and quiet swedish dudes) so that they would protect our camp. I think we managed.

We'll try to inform our readers with news from camp and festival. But as always we are pretty unstable at this festival, so bear with us!

A must see is Yeasayer, perfect timed to play 01 in a small tent. It'll be bliss!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mesmerizing guitar rock from Maserati

Fuck vocals!

When listening to Maseratis new album Inventions For The New Season you'll pretty quick notice that words just are so passé. With no words but hell of a load of noise Maserati put a delirious jam mix of 70's psych-rock, kraut-rock, beatheavy soundscapes together leaving the inside of your head spinning as being in a beautiful haze. It builds and builds and the post-rock sound is pushed up in the red like nothing else.

Maserati features members of !!!, LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean, and Turning Machine. The band are out of Athens, Georgia, which has been a hotbed for bands that are not what bands are most for more than a decade. This band continues this tradition.

Well, you just have to listen for yourself. Maserati - signed at Temporary Residence - is highly innovative in their way of adapting the sounds from the past. The mix is psychedelic rock, with a good healthy dose of Pink Floyd, Can and Neu and the drummer and dynamo Jerry Fuchs is just f****** brilliant. The tracks features a heavy load of cymbal build-ups, mixed with ethereal churning guitars layering the whole thing as a soundscape which is hard to leave. Maserati calls it "Pink Floyd for hipsters" and "stoner rock for the working man."

A Maserati might be one hell of a hip car and next time I meet one, I'll think of this sleek experimental band burning just as many horsepowers. It's awesome.

  • Maserati - The World Outside
  • Maserati - Towers were Wires

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    Bon Iver - Skinny Love

    Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver just still work magic on me. He is incredible, or at least a little brother to Shiva. Amazing.

    Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Drummer leaves BRMC - again!

    I almost got the blues this morning - reading this strange farewell from the BRMC-drummer, who last time left the band because og drug-problems: "I just had dinner with Rob and Pete and, well, I'm not in the band anymore. They are going into rehearsals tomorrow with Leah, she just finished touring with The Raveonettes and is super nice and cool. They presented it to me like they need a break, I took it as I am fired again and to be honest with you I respect their decision. I don't make it easy for them, I hope to be able to play with them again in the future as a reunion as there is really no bad feeling other than we all wanna be happy and right now we are not. Maybe playing drums for BRMC all the time is not my calling and there is something else I'm supposed to do. We will see. I’m sorry to all the fans and know that the drums are in good hands with Leah."
    Here's a great acoustic thing from Rollins show to salute BRMC - all three! You gave Indielaundry the best live-experience of 2007.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Festival envy

    The day passes by, the sun shines in our eyes and suddenly it's the festival season. The single most not hyped festival (at least in my network) is Dour Festival in Belgium 17,18,19,20 of july. What an amazing line-up, what cheap prices and how many beautiful people gathered. Existing for 20 years the festival has started kicking the door in as one of the biggest festivals in Europe. Their site tells us they have more than 140.000 visitors a year and 32.000 sleeps in the camp site. (Where do the other sleep).

    Well, it's a fantastic line-up this year as you'll explore throughout their site.

    Thursday, June 05, 2008

    Bob Hund saves the festival

    Sweden delievers wellpolished music, and most of it is really boring! Well, there are exceptions. One of the bigger is Bob Hund. He has just announced the arrival at Roskilde Festival. And what a surprise.

    Bob Hund was one of the most popular indie rock bands in Sweden in the '90s and I've enjoyed them on and off for years. Most off, but their live-performances are always superb. The mix is melodic rock, sometimes synth, sometimes not with a colorful soundscape and thoughtful lyrics.

    If stuff doesn't collide too much at this years festival, go see Bob Hund. Entertainment guaranteed