We are finally hosting shows again! On the last day of this month you can see Tiny Room acts Geri van Essen and Microplaza both celebrating their 2021 releases on a stage in Utrecht: Vechtclub XL. Also playing is SOON, who are releasing their debut album on Subroutine that week. From the timeless altfolk of Geri van Essen, to the playful indie pop of duo Microplaza, to the spacey kraut noise of SOON: this evening has it all. It’s on a Monday, so there’s nothing else to do anyway. And you are probably longing for live music as much as we are. See you there!
Ilsha‘s wonderful debut Dive is out today! Listen to this amazing set of songs on all streaming platforms now. If it’s your thing, you can buy the vinyl in our Bandcamp webshop or at one of the release shows next week:
Nov 2: Worm, Rotterdam
Nov 5: Het Koffiepand, Middelburg
And the press agrees with us:
De Subjectivisten: “intense mini soundtracks full of contemplative splendor”
Here Comes The Flood: “a memorable trip through emotions by way of intricate multi-layered compositions that sparkle and shine”
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Today we release Moonchy & Tobias III into the world, the sublime third collaborative album of vocalist Pat Moonchy (Sothiac) and multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Tobias (GBV, Robert Pollard) under the Moonchy & Tobias banner.
Get the CD now here:
The album is available now on CD and in digital formats via Bandcamp, streaming via Spotify and is available to download or stream at most online stores.
“Musically you have references such as Mi And L’Au, The Caretaker, Cranes, Dead Can Dance and Portishead , although they never quite cover what this pair brings here. In conclusion, you can safely say that you are certainly not dealing with an average combo. What a great, versatile and mesmerizing album!” – De Subjectivisten
Happy release day to ΕΔΩ/EKEI, the new ‘retrofutural masterpiece’ by Greek artist LOGOUT. According to the press, this ‘lovely pop record’ is ‘one of the best psych-pop albums ever released by a Greek artist’. Being sung entirely in his native language Greek, this serves as a gateway to the country’s thriving underground scene.
The album has one foot in the Netherlands and the other one in the country where LOGOUT was born, and it’s a special listen. Dreamy, layered, lo-fi, psychedelic and as always with great melodies and a melancholy vibe throughout. Definitely one of the best albums we heard this year, so we are thrilled to put it out on our label.
ΕΔΩ/EKEI is out today on LP and digital via Tiny Room Records in The Netherlands and B-otherSide Records in Greece. Get your copy in our Bandcamp store:
Empty shells. Photoshopped audiences. The appearance of importance. Logorrhea deals with the shallow sides of social media today. Embrace the emptiness, lock yourself in the eerie grooves of the song, and stay true to yourself.
You can also preorder the LP Flight Music now on our Bandcamp webshop:
Glad to finally announce this: we are putting out a split 7″ record of The World of Dust with Karl Blau! How amazing is that… The joint effort is called Blue Herons, will come out on June 5, 2020 and both artists contributed with songs about the places they live or lived. There are only 200 copies available. Pre-orders are up now in our Bandcamp store.
Karl’s side of the wax is a cover of Pounding Serfs (an 80s K Records band), which became the theme song for Anacortes, Washington State, USA. The lovely, seaside village of Anacortes was Blau’s home for 25 years, until his recent move to Philadelphia.
In The Life of Gods, Stefan from The World of Dust describes the move his family made four years ago from Hoograven, Utrecht, The Netherlands to the nearby village Bilthoven.
The debut album by Dutch post-punk band Combo Qazam is called ‘Flight Music’ and will be released by Tiny Room Records on May 20, 2020. The ten songs shift from math rock guitars to kraut rhythms, while maintaining a dense and intense mid-fi indie sound that fans of experimental rock such as Wire, Battles, Beak>, Pinback and Tortoise will enjoy.
All tour dates before summer have been postponed because of the coronavirus situation, but we still wanted to get this album out there on the planned release date. We worked hard on it and are proud of it. A lot of bands are postponing their releases, but we figured you people need more weird guitar rock to flee from reality. ‘Flight Music’ provides this escape. Stay tuned for pre-orders. In the meantime, listen to the singles Ions and Owls on Spotify. The amazing cover art was made by James O’Malley from Cleveland, Ohio.
- San Remi
- Partial Sun
Combo Qazam‘s second single Owls is a fast-paced race through the concrete jungle of Western life. Shattered dreams are lying on the pavement, while you’re being laughed at by wise creatures – which might be the owls, or the clownlike guitars in the chorus. The song shows no mercy and no way back, just the possibility to keep up with the rhythm section and hope for the best. And the best is probably just to try to keep standing.
Owls is out now on all streaming platforms, like Spotify and Apple Music. More importantly, you can watch the video made by the band’s bass player Ab al Tamimi which just premiered at The Daily Indie: https://www.thedailyindie.nl/in-premiere-laat-alles-vallen-en-probeer-het-ritme-bij-te-houden-van-owls-de-nieuwe-single-van-combo-qazam/
Debut album Flight Music will be released on May 20, 2020.
Combo Qazam’s first single Ions is about the molecular. At the same time, the music flows through the body and keeps us warm. It rumbles mechanically but has humanity in every attack. Combo Qazam is inspired by everything postpunk/kraut/math/noise, life in general, communication, solitude & group communities. The song is about detachment with hope lurking around the corner: it is precisely the digital, massive and global society that offer opportunities to break existing structures and celebrate life together.
Read an awesome interview with the band on 3voor12/Utrecht here about their influences, reasons for this band, and premiere of this first single.
Want to see the band live? Check them out here:
October 26 @ dB’s, Utrecht, w/ Trumans Water
November 10 @ Le Mini Who?, Oproer Brouwerij, w/ Oliver Oat
N91° is here. The new LOGOUT album is now available for streaming on all platforms.
The album is also available on vinyl in our Bandcamp store and in limited stores in Athens, Amsterdam and Utrecht: Syd Records, Homcore, Synthesizers & Vinyl in Athens (GR), Velvet Music in Amsterdam and Koffie Leute in Utrecht.
Athens Voice (official) premiered the album last Wednesday, while Here Comes The Flood kicked off album reviews yesterday, naming the album “a true desert island disc, with no set rules, making it impossible to pigeonhole”.
The album will be presented live in a series of forthcoming concerts in Utrecht 12 & 18 of May, Any Other + Logout | EKKO in Brewpub de Kromme Haring and Logout – Instore at Koffie Leute and in De Ruimte on the 9th of June, with a date for Athens currently being confirmed.
N91° is the story of a desert island outcast waking up on a sandy beach, without any recollection of the past. Gradually he starts remembering what brought him there, by the little things he ﬁnds on his torn clothes: a plane ticket, a handwritten note saying “love me like there’s no tomorrow”, a part of cloth from a kite. A motionless woman is lying close to him on the sandy beach. Logic and time unwind, as the memory of the accident returns. In reality or in a dream, the woman awakes and the two of them sail in wild waters beyond the 90 latitude parallels of the map.
This story is composed through the accumulation of songs written between 2007 and 2016. The songs were recorded and mixed between 2016 and 2018. All instruments were played or programmed by LOGOUT, with additional vocals on ‘Bayorsai’ by Nalyssa Green, Zoe Lianou and Themis Tsitsos. The album was mastered at Sweetspot Productions in Athens, GR in early 2018 by Dimitris Papadimitriou. The album artwork as well as pre-release digital art videos for “Pesssoan Odyssey”, “Love Me”, “Bayorsai” and “When It Was Not Too Late” were designed by metaphorms.