We are proud to release the second album by Combo Qazam today! On Ghost Interior, the Utrecht-based post-punk/krautrock/math rock band pursues the suffering of being human. It’s out on 12″ vinyl with another mind-blowing sleeve (made by Carolin Kastner). Only 100 of these waxy friends were being made, so get it while you can:
Platomania: “a masterpiece” WoNo Magazine: “Combo Qazam takes me along some new roads. highways, byways and dirt tracks. The trip is nice and well worth it, surprises and all.” Here Comes The Flood: “they are blessed with seemingly limitless ideas to work within self-imposed boundaries” Luminous Dash: “Revision brings rhythmic simplicity in combination with surprising, noisy excesses and on Repeater and Hydra they actually make us dance to their cheerful, infectious math rhythms”
Tonight, Combo Qazam celebrates this release with an evening of underground music in ACU, Utrecht. Also playing are Tonsils from Belgium, and the new Tiny Room revelation Caspar Milquetoast. After tonight, the band plays more shows in The Netherlands. Be sure to check them out.
Pre-order the new The World of Dust album today on Bandcamp Friday! The World of Dust’s new album is a totally acoustic, warm and soothing, elaborated indie folk record. It features contributions by Karl Blau, Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak), Tamara van Esch, Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices), among others. Click the pre-order button here:
There’s a new LOGOUT single to listen to! ’15 Avgoustou’ (August 15th) is available now on all digital platforms. The song is the closing track of his sixth album ‘Ponemela’, that comes out in autumn 2022.
LOGOUT says about the song in his own words: “Every summer, the city of Athens gradually goes quieter and quieter, as the rising heat drives Athenians crazy and forces them to leave it all behind and disappear in hidden places near the sea. The peak of this peaceful gradient comes in the 15th of August, where one can almost sunbathe in the middle of the formerly busiest highways. This track is about that day, about the “rebellious” act of going away but also about a loner who stayed behind, strolling in the empty city & holding on to a frail thread to someone far away.”
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”
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.
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.