Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tent

Tent were Dutch New wave group who released two mini albums in the mid eighties. The group was formed in the early 80’s and consisted of Anja Bienold (keyboards, vocals), Karel Van Dijck (bas), Kees Wassenaar (drums) and Tjebbo Van Dijk (keyboards).

They music was mostly synth-pop driven and all their songs that were featured on the two albums were sung in English. The first LP ‘Without Shelter’ was released in 1983 on Wereld Rekord and the masterpiece “Miles and Miles” was the only single from the album. The second album ‘Uncertain and Wild’ appeared two years later on a small record label in Netherlands. It featured the songs “The Boys” and “You Will Fall”. I assume the band split after the second release. Enjoy the songs!

Big thanks to "No Longer Forgotten Music" blog!



Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Instant Hit: Telekin- Imagination

Telekin (originally les enfants terribles) was a Los Angeles based group formed in 1982.  They released their only single "Imagination" in 1984/85 through Pick Up Records and Metronome. Their master recordings were remixed and released in the Netherlands and their single was produced by Craig Leon. Unfortunately, this was their only official release. They disbanded a year later. 

Monday, January 28, 2008

Xiu Xiu-Women As Lovers

'Women as Lovers' is the sixth studio album by American indie band Xiu Xiu. It will be released on January 29, 2008 by Kill Rock Stars, and shares its title with the Martin Chalmers translation of Elfriede Jelinek's 1975 novel 'Die Liebhaberinnen'.
The album is reported to be "more approachable or communicative on a basic human level" than anything else the band has released. The first track, "I Do What I Want When I Want", was released on December 11 via Pitchfork Media's "Forkcast", and is also available free of charge from Kill Rock Stars' webstore.



Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lost Videos: November Group- Put Your Back To It

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ant Muzak DVD

Ant Muzak has been released on DVD. The dvd contains ‘Ant Muzak’, together with it’s 2 companion pieces BLAKE’S JUNCTION 7 and WORLD OF WRESTLING; all written by Tim Plester and directed by Ben Gregor. The dvd also contains some 55 minutes of “bonus material”, which includes a never before seen ‘Ant Muzak’ trailer and an exclusive 8-minute “behind-the-scenes” ‘Ant Muzak’ featurette, which contains footage of Gary Tibbs dancing the Prince Charming down a supermarket aisle.

http://www.adam-ant.net/

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Joe Jackson- Rain

The new Joe Jackson album, 'Rain', will be released by Ryko on January 29, 2008.
Recorded in Berlin and mixed in New York, the album features ten new songs, all of which Joe has performed on his last two tours. As on those tours, the band consists of just Joe on piano and vocals with the rhythm section of the original Joe Jackson Band: Graham Maby on bass and vocals and Dave Houghton on drums and vocals.


Friday, January 18, 2008

British Sea Power- Do You Like Rock Music?

'Do You Like Rock Music?' is the third album from the Brighton-based English band, British Sea Power. It was released on 14 January 2008 in the UK and is scheduled for release on 12 February 2008 in the US. The album is preceded by the Krankenhaus? EP, released on digital download on 8 October 2007."Waving Flags" is the first single from the album.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Instant Hit: A Drop In The Gray- A Place For You

 The American New Wave group A Drop in The Gray released their debut "All the Same" through Geffen records in 1984. The single was backed by "Fall and Cry" and both songs were included on band's only album 'Certain Sculptures' which was released in 1985. Sadly after another single release the band split. The album is still waiting for the reissue.


WAW: Tunng- Bullets

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Next Wave: Phenol

Here one of my recent discoveries on the internet. The British group Phenol who is fronted by singer Meritxell Lavanchy. The group also features Edie Langley on backing vocals, Sean Brighton guitar, a new Mac and a keyboard bought on ebay. Their sound is influenced by Depeche Mode, Propaganda, Lene Lovich and many other great 80's New Wave bands. Currently they are recording with non other than Martin Rushent who also worked with Human League and the Stranglers. Will be looking forward to that one.

More info:
http://www.phenolmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/phenolmusic/


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rheingold

Rheingold was a German New Wave group that consisted of Bodo Staiger (vocal, guitar), Lothar Manteuffel (text) und Brigitte Kunze (keyboard). They sang both in German and English and released three LP’s and several singles between 1980 and 1984.

Before they formed Rheingold, Bodo Steiger sang together in a band with Marius Müller-Westernhagen. Inspired through the Dusseldorf's music scene and fellow Germans Krafwerk, Steiger formed Rheingold who was named after the opera of Richard Wagner. Lothar Manteuffel wrote the songs and Brigitte Kunze did some vocals on their first self-titled LP that was released on Weltrekord.
Their most successful single “Dreiklansdimensionen” was released in 1980 as well as the singles “Fluss” and “Fan Fan Fantastisch”. “Fan Fan Fantastisch” apperaed on their second album ‚R’ which was released in 1982. This song was also on a soundtrack to the film 'The Fan' which cast also included Bodo Staiger in the main rolles.

Rheingold also released English versions of the songs in England and USA, not with much success as they hoped though. Neither did their last album show more success and so the band split and they never released music under this name. Lothar Manteuffel teamed up with former Kraftwerk musician Karl Bartos to form Electric Muzic and Bodo Staiger was working with ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur and today he’s busy as a music producer.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

B-Movie's Reunion Gig

The original line up of B-Movie met last year for a fantastic reunion gig. The gig was held on 11th November at the Social in Nottingham. Here are two videos from this gig taken from Youtube. Big thanks to JoBeaufoix!

Remembrance Day


Nowhere Girl

Monday, January 7, 2008

Best Albums of 2007


The Best Albums of 2007!


1. The Mary Onettes- The Mary Onettes [Labrador]
2. The National-  Boxer [Beggars Banquet]
3. Chromatics IV: Night Drive [Italians Do it Better]
4. Devastations-  Yes, U  [Beggars Banquet]
5. The Shins-  Wincing the Night Away [Sub Pop]
6. Andrew Bird-  Armchair Apocrypha  [Fat Possum]
7. Arcade Fire-  Neon Bible  [Merge]
8. Glass Candy B/E/A/T/B/O/X [Italians Do it Better]
9. Interpol-  Our Love to Admire [Capitol]
10. Sally Shapiro-  Disco Romance [Diskokaine]
11. Panda Bear-  Person Pitch [Paw Tracks]
12. Editors-  An End Has a Start [Kitchenware]
13. Papercuts-  Can't Go Back  [Gnomosong]
14. Klaxons-  Myths of the Near Future [Polydor]
15. Róisín Murphy-  Overpowered [EMI]
16. Patrick Wolf-  The Magic Position [Polydor]
17. Feist-  The Reminder [Polydor]
18. Metric-  Grow Up and Blow Away [Last Gang]
19. of Montreal-  Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?[Polyvinyl]
20. Dave Gahan- Hourglass [Mute]
21. Siouxsie- Mantaray [W14]
22. Bjork- Volta [One Little Indian]
23.Simian Mobile Disco- Attack Decay Sustain Release [Witchita]
24.The Ponys- Turn the Lights Out [Matador]
25.Midnight Juggernauts- Dystopia [Siberia]

Instant Hit: Lotus Eaters- Love Still Flows

The Lotus Eaters made their debut in 1983 with "The Pictures of You" which remained their biggest hit. They released their only album 'No Sense of Sin' in 1984. "Love Still Flows" was one of the outstanding tracks on the album which was not issued as a single. It perfectly displays Lotus Eaters' melancholia and gentleness. 

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Magnetic Fields- Distortion

The new Magnetic Fields album is set to be released on 15, January 2008 on Nonesuch Records. The album is already available on amazon.com where you can here samples of the songs.


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Metamatic- The John Foxx Official Website

This is a new entry to the blogroll. It's the official John Foxx page where you can get info regarding John Foxx' Ultravox era and his solo work. The Metamatic site contains the the gallery, discography, merchandise, lyrics sections as well as the forum. Enjoy your visit!

http://www.metamatic.com/