Friday, December 31, 2010
Rano Pano - Mogwai
In august 2010 they released a live film Burning directed by the by hyped Vincent Moon. And ... Vincent Moon is hyped for a reason.
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead - Mogwai
Thursday, December 30, 2010
On a general scale I tend to follow Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek thoughts on western societies living in end times. I might be stretching it a bit if I use these thoughts as a metaphor for the celebration of new years eve and the music to go with it (if so, I'm preparing a celebration with quite a dystopian starting point).
On the other hand, ending is seldom definitive (set a side your own definitive ending by biological decomposition). Most of the time ending is setting new perspectives. And new perspectives are always (!) good. The new perspectives might be positive or negative, depending on the view point, but they are non the less new perspectives - ranging on a scale from radical creativity to revitalisation.
I'm not sure if I am killing the party not yet begun. So give us your perspective on the perfect song for ending times. It could be a good old classic or brand new - even avantgarde. I, or some one else, might play it tomorrow (or when we are getting fired from our jobs - you know, perspective)
New years eve or not, happy or not, here is a starting point to get your imagination crawling. But Happy New Year and let your party begin!
There is no ending - Arab Strap
Happy New Year - Abba
End times - Eels
It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) R.E.M.
Every party has a winner and a loser - Erland Oye
There is an end - Ronnie Spector
The new year - Azure Ray
Dance me to the end of love - Leonard Cohen
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I can only spoil that Train - Hey, Soul Sister is THE worst song of 2010. Why? Listen to it! Numerous of reasons. One of them: It's pretty much the whitest song to ever have the word "soul" in it, and that includes Death Cab's "Soul Meets Body. Another: Train, you owe us 20 seconds of our lives back, and we owe All-American Rejects a cut of our vast F2K10 riches. And the ukulele. The fuck?
Read the piece on Train and the other 19 worst songs. It's worth it. What are yours?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A bit of Beta Band
And Pictish Trail doing a Lone Pigeon cover
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
1. The National - High Violet
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
4. Beach House -Teen Dreams
5. The Black Keys – Brothers
6. Robyn – Body Talk Trilogy
7. David Karsten Daniels & Fight The Big Bull - I mean to live here still
8. Silver Columns - Yes And Dance
9. The Scottish Enlightenment - St. Thomas
10. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
All Indie Laundry bloggers had The National on their list as the only album appearing on all lists. We should also mention Gorillaz, John Grant and Sufjan Stevens as artists that came close to the top ten. Last mentioned didn't make it because both the album 'The Age of Antz' and the EP 'All Delighted People' was nominated. And finally it shoud be mentioned that Malcolm Middleton was nominated for at live album, which is rare (Live in Zürich / Long, dark night)!
So this is what we can agree on liking at Indie Laundry!!!
The last one must be the number one music video without discussion!
Monday, December 13, 2010
But do you reckon Meta Critic told you a bit to few news. Then you should take a look at The Pop Cop. Here you're getting told otherwise. The on Indie Laundry aforementioned Endor clocks in at number 2. Number one in the perspective of The Pop Cop is Admiral Fallow:
Admiral Fallow | Myspace Music Videos
Sunday, December 12, 2010
In september 2010 they released Little Sleep EP. We totally ignored Little Sleep EP here on Indie Laundry. God knows why (well, he doesn't, but some might).
Now The Scottish Enlightenment have stepped up a notch and released the full lenght album St. Thomas. I haven't got the time to do an in-depth review today, which it actually deserves. Because it is one of the absolute best records of 2010 despite all its flaws and faults - or precisely because of these, as it hopefully makes The Scottish Enlightenment wanna do even more and better songs and records. I cannot give them anything but all my endorsements because I am continually realising how good they really are.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
If you are very friendly you might even suggest this to your friends!
Have a nice day!
Us at the Indie Laundry office
But until I get just the slightest bit of confirmation, I will let the rumours rest in speculations. So just enjoy these few videos and get the weekend startet.
He has been compared to all kinds things, some more obvious than others (for example "as a lo-fi boy version of Isobel Campbell at her most yé-yé" (?)), released quite a few records with The Atlas Mountains, been a touring member of Camera Obscura and lots more. And there is lots more to come, I think. So enjoy
Friday, December 10, 2010
So if anyone would like to change their mind or just haven't taken notice of this giftet musician, you now have the reason to do so. His recent album "I mean to live here still", made in collaboration with the nine piece jazz band Fight The Big Bull, were recently named one of 2010's genre-defying album by NPR. The other four on NPR's list - that makes the honour even more clear - includes Clogs, The Young Scamels, Laurie Anderson, Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Especially the acoustic one blows my mind. It was recorded at Oran Mor in Glasgow on the last night of the Long, dark night-tour. It is no less than magnificent. It has a really really great sound. It might even be one of the greatest acoustic live recordings I've ever heard.
But don't be fooled, Zurich wasn't cheered down while I was listening to it. For example it seems like I've lost the ability to leave the repeat button alone on A brighter beat. So dive in and catch a listen until next year, when his new project Human Don't Be Angry sees the light of day - probably. It is highly recommended
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
We will the next days post a couple of small VIP-tips for the upcoming Roskilde Festival. News you can use!
Right now everybody is planning which acts to catch when. This mini-guide will ensure you maximum fun with maximum musical input.
And why not start the guide with a warning about Beach House. We absolutely love their third album Teen Dream, but this act is set to play at Pavilion saturday at 19.00. The problem? Well the stage is the smallest of the stages at Roskilde and you can be absolutely sure that this tent will be hot as hell and not as airy and relaxed as the sound. Another argument - at least if you live in the Copenhagen area - is that Beach House will play one more concert in Denmark this year. At the venue Vega 12. of november.
So why not do something else, which could be tres cool?
Drag your drunk body to the largest of the tent, same time, Green Stage 19.00. Catch Bad Lieutenant. This band consists of former New Order lead singer Bernard Sumner and guitarist Phil Cunningham, along with Jake Evans of Rambo and Leroy.
As you all are aware New Order combined post-punk and electronic dance. If you take a look at this setlist Bad Lieutenant it's the place to be if you're into one of the absolutely most critically acclaimed bands of the 1980s. I mean, Joy Division AND New Order music from Bernard Sumner? The band Bad Lieutenant has one album out and it's not bad either, even though I personally like New Order better. Well. This was tip #1!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Check the The Late Great Fitzcarraldos out on MySpace and listen to the Submarine Sessions from ThirdEar (recommended)
Amazingly, their third album 'The Suburbs' could very well be their finest ever. That is the impression I get when listening the double a-side single, the Canadians spat out this week. Lend your ear to this, if you haven't already done it!
(courtesy of One Thirty BPM)
Indie Laundry saw her fabulous show two years ago - her best ever, according to herself. Be sure that we will be there this year as well. And with tracks like 'Dancing on my own' among her new material, the tent is bound to be cooking! Great tune, stunning production.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
A fun little possibility for you to make your own mix of Electronic experiment gone wrong by Heliopause. Good song, simple technics, lots of possibilities. Try it here.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
"Mick needs to know what he's going to do tomorrow. Me, I'm just happy to wake up and see who's hanging around. Mick's rock, I'm roll." - Keith Richards on the difference between Mick Jagger and himself.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
No rules, only good music. Please collaborate! Indie Laundry: Collaborative Playlist on Spotify - click!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
As Pitchfork puts it: Six drinks in, tired of your coworkers, wishing you could just go home and laugh at sitcoms with someone? Maybe get laid? The National's got your back.
People are going to be saying this a lot about High Violet, but the record really is sounding more and more like the perfect balance between the anthemic moments on Alligator and the more pensive Boxer. Personally we had to awesome experience with this band, live @Amager Bio and Roskilde 2007. Again this year they will be at Roskilde Festival.
Today they released the video for the first single off the album. It's Bloodbuzz Ohio with the magnificent chorus ("I still owe money/ To the money/ To the money I owe") where Matt Berninger addresses the familiar, harrowing financial burdens of adulthood.
Also listen to Bryan Devendorf's drumming - it's absolutely some of the best stuff around right now.
I've also put the video for Apartment Story here. It's one of their very finest indeed.
Link containing lots of The National goodies - click
The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video)
Saturday, May 08, 2010
After years of playing and producing for other bands and artists his debut album is now ready to come out.
Jenno has produced for a lot of artists in Denmark and his solo project honestly sounds too good not to spend a lot of minutes with. I think I would like to go to a concert with this guy - it sounds weird in an odd way!
Go to Orchestra of Jennos Facebook-page or visit him on his MySpace Page
Friday, May 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
First of all the song in it self is pretty cool. It's a punk rock rebel anthem with M.I.A raging against the system over a sample - Ghost Rider by no wave legends suicide. We like Suicide! The song will be featured on her album due to be released 29. june.
Second of all the video for this anthem is packed with hardcore action. And a simple message. Way too obvious. The message is like a song we heard a million times - just with an intelligent scripted twist. But it's very well executed, super intense and a bit to vivid at certain points.
So, we are supposed to be disturbed by the story and the political comment. But are we? There are people wearing USA flags in these scenes shooting and harming people who look a certain way. The redheads in the scenes could really be anyone of the people USA is harming around the world. To me it's the intense editing, the music and the twisted setup which makes the Born Free-anthem a well done experience more than the overkilled message.
For the full screen experience go to http://miauk.com - or just watch the Vimeo below
M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
These two videos exemplify how they practically invented the music video. In a word: classic!
Monday, March 29, 2010
'Rattled by the rush' is one of my personal favs and it comes with a rad video that sports some very characteristic camera movements that underlines the rhythms brilliantly. Remember to sit down before watching, tho.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The genre is synthy and is supposed to sound like something that was playing in the background of an old VHS cassette that you found in your attic from the late 80's/early 90's.
And what is chillwave then? Get to the point! Well. Go find out yourself. Google it, man. But my take on the genre, from what I've been listening to is quite surprising.
Well. Check out the genre. It sure sounds cozy and would suit my mood any lazy summer-sunday. This is some of the artists. Have fun. Summer is here. Not.
Toro Y Moi
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I don't care a bit for the music in the video. It's catchy, but OK GO has done everything to bring the focus away from the music. This video is pretty clever. 7 million YouTube-views in one week proves the fact that simple creativity well executed creates a massive hype.
Check it out - if you havn't already. This machine is a dreamtoy.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The musicians in the danish Submarine Sessions aren't huge stars, but up and coming. Some has been around for a long time, some are just starting out. You should check this. A teaser in the YouTube below. And all of the many performances are available from Third Ears website - click here to go to the Submarine Sessions.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I went to a matiné with my girlfriend to see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and were thrilled by the story and the devil... Mr. Waits. Therefore I had to dig down his street.
-I havn't seen this performance before and I'm so amazed by Waits' be-boppin' street jazzy poetry, the way he is digging the stuff out. Bringing the stuff to the audience. And how about that band? Fuckin' amazing and tight. The sax, the bass, drums... that is beautiful.
Well, the whole album isn't really one of his best, but he always drags me in... into his wild world of all-night diners and dark bars. But again... I can just be me growing up in a small danish town with only one neon-sign saying Steak House...
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Unlike so many others, the Indie Laundry staff does not present it's awards for the year in October or November. We wait untill the entire year has passed. It may not have been the most memorable year in the history of music - or at least that is the general perception among our little panel - but we have managed to compile a list of our fav's of 2009.
The alt-country rockers-cum-krautrock explorers Wilco not only delivered the concert of the year with an absolutely perfect performance at the Royal Theatre here in Copenhagen in November, they also managed to sneak our collective Album of the Year Award.
Here is the Top 10 in its entirety, followed by video snacks of the first three. Happy new year to all of you.
- Wilco / Wilco (The Album)
- Pearl Jam / Backspacer
- Grizzly Bear / Veckatimest
- Bob Dylan / Together through life
- Passion Pit / Manners
- King Creosote / Flickr the Vs
- The Whitest Boy Alive / Rules
- Mew / No more stories...
- Malcolm Middleton / Waxing Gibbous
- The XX / XX
Saturday, January 02, 2010
I had a beautiful second day in the new year and just thought I'd might post something to get this blog up n' running. It's crappy to post old stuff, but this is quality. Remind me of... Well, I ate some selfmade, fantastic vietnamese food doing a great job as a detoxer. That was privat. Well... To the video.
The video 'Retrovertigo' is good in a weird way. It's almost Aphex Twins like in its cinematography. Enjoy Mike Patton and Jeff Dunn. I think this video and song is quite awesome. Read more about Mr. Bungle here!