Oh my oh my! Le Mini Who? has always been one of our favorite days of the year. This year we hosted a crowded and great show by Moon Moon Moon (these guys keep getting better!) and then the release show of French slowcore/indiefolk outfit garciaphone (SO GOOD!). It could not have been better.
Garciaphone’s Dreameater is officially released today! Listen to this slowcore/indiefolk gem now on our Bandcamp page:
The band will come over to the Netherlands this weekend to play two shows:
MINI DUTCH TOUR
NOV 11 – Utrecht: Le Mini Who? – Tiny Room presents Garciaphone & Moon Moon Moon
NOV 12 – Hengelo: Huiskamerconcert Garciaphone
Reviews of the album seem to agree about the awesomeness of the record:
Culturopoing: “a melancholy pop classic”
Indiepoprock: “melodic perfection, a disarming and overwhelming fragility”
Proglog Afterglow: “an album without weak spots”
WoNoBlog: “extreme, melancholy beauty”
In De Ban Van: “soothing melodies”
We had a great party last week in Amsterdam! We like throwing parties. We like to organize concerts. We are honored to host a venue at the always awesome Le Mini Who? festival next week, with two of our bands: Moon Moon Moon, currently killing it on tour, and Garciaphone, whose new album will come out next week. Here’s another preview of that album:
Holy shit! That was a good one, yesterday at the Vondelbunker in Amsterdam. Three bands, who are releasing stuff on Tiny Room Records, were playing magical shows in a mouldy room without toilets. Gotta love the DIY.
Thanks This Leo Sunrise, Moon Moon Moon and Lost Bear for the tunes and all those people for showing up. We didn’t expect this, it was awesome. Read a nice review on WoNoBloG. See you on Le Mini Who?!
A new video for the opening track of Lost Bear’s latest album Donkey Shot, an energetic and powerful song called Carnivorous Plankton. Filmed in Rabarber (Utrecht) by Yorke Mulder-Bhangoo, starring Deesje en Else. And the band, eating peppers.
Never Mind The Hype premiered it on their website.
The World of Dust made a new video for his song Endless Dreams, taken from his latest album Golden Moon.
This is what The World of Dust has to say about the video:
“When I was a kid, I loved to dance and participate in school musicals. I even played Ciske in our groep 8 Ciske de Rat musical. There was a lot of dancing going around me, actually. I compiled a new video from dancing footage my mom recorded back in the days, for my song Endless Dreams.”
The Daily Indie was so kind to premiere the video on their awesome website.
Donkey Shot breathes the deception, emptiness and a lack of love and empathy that define this decade. Sinister & dark. Enjoy
Good morning! We will release the new Garciaphone album Dreameater here in The Netherlands on November 10. We have been longtime fans of this band from Clermont-Ferrand (France), so we’re really excited about this.
Band leader Olivier Perez stopped dreaming for a year and a half. His dreams and ideals for a better world disappeared along with his actual dreams at night. His anger about modern society somehow led to quiet and haunting piano songs, that ended up on the new album Dreameater. Listen to Every Song Of Sorrow Is New now on Soundcloud!
Only a year after releasing Inside The Dragon, Utrecht based alternative rock band Lost Bear presents us Donkey Shot. A considerably more compact album, with eleven songs recorded on an 8-track cassette tape recorder, mixed and mastered by Floyd Atema (The Sweet Release of Death, Zea). The songs are sinister and dark, with elements from post punk, new wave, dub and avant-garde. By adding keys and sound effects Lost Bear creates an alienating and invasive atmosphere. They seem to translate the current absurd Zeitgeist, for example by shouting out the name of psychotic childhood hero Pee Wee (in Little Big Adventure).
Lost Bear won’t get more political than this. Donkey Shot breathes the deception, the emptiness and the lack of love and empathy that define this decade. For example in Hallway of Echoes, where singer Casper Steenhuizen croons ‘hollow, hollow, hollow, hollow’. Listening to the album one gets carried away in the madness, losing touch with reality during side B. You find your estranged self in a room with drunk maniacs, while you hold a diet coke in your hand. It’s a slippery slope, but it all ends well. ‘No clue why I’m here, but I’m smiling’.
Listen now to the first track released from the album, called ‘Rap Song’. Pre-orders of the limited edition vinyl record are up now too on Bandcamp.
Here it is: the artwork for our new album Donkey Shot! It will be released on 12″ vinyl, October 4 (World Animal Day). The illustrious cover photo was shot by Nick Helderman Photography.
Lost Bear likes animals. Therefore, they’ll donate € 1 for every sold record to Stichting de Grote ezel, the lovely organization where the photo shoot took place.
1. Carnivorous Plankton
2. Hallway Of Echoes
4. Rap Song
5. Little Big Adventure
7. White Grubs
8. Bull Drool
9. Back In Reverse
10. Spooky Jimmy
11. Love Me Tender