And then there was music! Our latest signing LOGOUT releases his first single/video of the new album N91° (scheduled late 2018, early 2019). The Daily Indie was so kind to premiere Pessoan Odyssey. In this song and video, the Amsterdam based Greek songwriter explores the difference between distance and stagnation. Cool stuff!
The World of Dust just premiered a new video for an old song called Gospel. We reissued the CD, because it has been sold out for a long time. Watch the video on 3voor12/Utrecht’s website here: https://bit.ly/2zV8i5v
You can listen to Womb Realm and order the reissue here:
We’re very excited to present the first taste of Moonchy & Tobias, an electrifying collaboration between Italian vocalist Pat Moonchy (Faust, Sothiac) and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias (Circus Devils, Robert Pollard). Check the video for ‘Une Saison En Enfer’ here:
Moonchy & Tobias will see release on November 2nd 2018 through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal.
Today, Popronde Nederland starts off in Nijmegen. 100 acts throughout the whole city. Major event, really cool.
LOGOUT is playing the Popronde traveling circus this year. These are his confirmed dates so far:
13.09 Theater Vier, Nijmegen
20.09 Plexus, Delft
11.10 Klein Berlijn, Utrecht
03.11 Mudly’s Barbershop, Rotterdam
The new video and single by Queen of the Meadow is called Empty Room. Watch the exclusive clip premiere at In De Ban Van:
The video is about Helen overcoming her fear of dancing, by working together with a professional dancer who she admires. She learned to dance on one day, and they shot the video the next day. In the choreography, that came to Helen during a nightly vision and features two opposite women in a sort of schizophrenic setting, you see Helen opening up and gaining self-confidence. The two dancers show the world what beautiful art you can create in a very short time, when you’re determined to try and take chances. Bravo!
Empty Room is the 2nd single of A Room To Store Happiness, the CD/LP that will be released on Tiny Room Records (NL) and Only Lovers Records (FR) on October 5, 2018. Pre-orders here:
Watch the official video for Howart‘s Song now, so you can sing along this weekend:
The footage was shot during the turn of the year 2010-2011 in Finland, where I am Oak was recording their album Nowhere Or Tammensaari.
See you tomorrow at Vette Analoge Shit met o.a. Michael Feuerstack, Howart en Howrah in Vechtclub XL, Utrecht!
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:
We are delighted to add Canadian artist Astral Swans to our roster! We have been fans since his wonderful debut All My Favourite Singers Are Willie Nelson came out on Dan Mangan’s Madic Records. Matthew Swann (the artist behind Astral Swans) is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet too. His new album Strange Prison will be released on May 18, 2018 through Tiny Room Records (in collaboration with Saved By Vinyl in Canada and Moorworks in Japan). The album is produced by Preoccupations’ Scott Munro, Dan Mangan and Paul Chirka and is Matthew’s most sonically exploratory and emotionally resonant release to date.
First single What Are You Gonna Do With Yourself is out now, and there’s a lovely psychedelic cat video for it. The song is a soothing yet tongue-in-cheek meditation on aging artists’ fears of being left behind. Watch it here:
Also up are the pre-orders of this vinyl-only release, right here on our Bandcamp page:
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: