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Howart out now

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Howart’s self-titled debut album is out today! After so many years in the making, we are really happy and thrilled that this special release finally sees the light of day.

Listen to the whole record here:

 You can also order the LP on our Bandcamp page. Or you can drop us a line, if you want to pick it up in real life. For instance on one of these shows:
22.06 Vechtclub XL in Utrecht: https://bit.ly/2J46lJo

23.06 De Vasim in Nijmegen: https://bit.ly/2ydgaR7

 

 

Howart release shows

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On June 15, we will finally release the Howart debut LP. A mini album with an exciting mix of psychedelica, kraut and noise pop. Also a stunning sleeve. More info tomorrow.

A week later, Howart (consisting of Anneke Nieuwdorp, Dave Mollen, Gino Wht Miniutti and Stefan Breuer) will play two release shows:
22.06 Vette Analoge Shit met o.a. Michael Feuerstack, Howart en Howrah in Vechtclub XL, Utrecht
23.06 Mummy’s a Tree Release Festival Goodbye Stratosphere in De Vasim, Nijmegen

Hope to see you there!

Independent Label Market

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Yes, we will be present on the Independent Label Market in Brussels this weekend. We have all our stock + related stuff with us, including last copies of Lost Bear’s Monkey Pop cassette, Todd Tobias’ Impossible Cities 2 cd-r and even a very rare out-of-print I Am Oak release (the Skulk EP). Of course there are some second hand CDs and vinyl too, but that’s not what this is about. Come and say hi to us, we’ll tell you everything about our releases and of course we’ll bring an iPod to listen to them. Every purchase is celebrated like a birthday present. In fact, it’s label owner Stefan’s birthday tomorrow, so no better way to celebrate than to buy something from us! Also: on Sunday, The World of Dust is playing a showcase, at 14.00 o’clock. Too much fun. FB Event here!

Combo Qasam and The DIY Fun Movement

For the latest release by American producer/musician Todd Tobias (Massabu Evening Entertainments), we did something special. A mysterious band is credited on the sleeve of the album, Combo Qasam. This band did not exist. A couple of Lost Bear and Rogue Minor band members then decided to bring this band to life and play the songs from the album.

Todd Tobias also wrote a pamphlet, talking about a DIY Fun Movement: get away from your screens and out of prefab discos, and create your own fun. The music and the pamphlet did create a special DIY Fun vibe on the three shows Combo Qasam played, in OCCII (Amsterdam), Worm (Rotterdam) and Studio Patrick (Utrecht). On the last night (the most successful expression of DIY Fun), there was a reviewer of 3voor12/Utrecht who wrote a very thoughtful piece with some beautiful photos. Read it here: https://bit.ly/2pSZaJb.

We also shot video material of the show. Get a sense of what was going on here:

Massabu Evening Entertainments out now

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Today, we’re celebrating the release of Massabu Evening Entertainments by Todd Tobias and Combo Qasam! ️️

You can listen to the album and order a copy of the cd or cassette on our Bandcamp page.

Yesterday, the first ever performance of Combo Qasam, providers of the DIY Fun Movement, took place in Amsterdam and it was a blast. Tonight it’s party time again in Rotterdam: Yugofuturism #5 Gillespie [KS], Flowers [NL] & Combo Qasam [NL].

Combo Qasam

On the latest album by Todd Tobias (coming out March 23), Combo Qasam is a fictional band from Massabu. But in the meantime, Hanad (electric guitar, rebab, kaban), Soofe (flute, farfisa organ, rababah), Maax (bass guitar, boxes) and Doog (spoons), along with dancers and actors, got ready to perform their weirdness on stage in this visible universe.

During three Dutch shows, Combo Qasam (in which we recognize members of Lost Bear and Rogue Minor) will play the songs from Massabu Evening Entertainments. They will bring their DIY Fun Movement to these towns, supporting Gillespie from Kosovo on every night:

March 22: OCCII, Amsterdam
March 23: Worm, Rotterdam
March 25: Studio Patrick, Utrecht (private event, drop us a line)

Le Mini Who? 2017 was a slamming success

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.

Here are some photos from last Saturday. Thank you bands, thank you Stayokay Utrecht – Centrum, thank you Le Mini Who?!

Dreameater out today

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”