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:
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.
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:
For all you people that fell in love with the Queen of the Meadow album that came out last year: they are coming here for a short tour in 2 weeks! Four dates in The Netherlands in four main cities. You can finally meet these lovely people too and, more importantly, hear the timeless indie folk songs in a live setting. We can’t be more excited. Please come!
The release show of Inside The Dragon (the new double LP by Lost Bear) in dB’s, Utrecht was a great success! An uplifting show by lo-fi all-female pop group Cora Kemperman & De Schuurmachines, quiet & gloomy ditties by The Avonden and loud and harsh anthems by Baby Galaxy. Lost Bear was focussed, energetic, absurd and dynamic. In between bands the great Johan Gijsen was spinning the CDs (how 90s can you get?). Lots of love, beer, and great people. 3voor12/Utrecht was there as well, they wrote a piece and shot some nice pictures. Read it here.
On September 16th we will release Inside The Dragon, the new double LP (on two slabs of blue wax) by Lost Bear. A lot of songs in a lot of minutes. Never Mind The Hype just premiered this news, along with a new track from the album called Boomerang Bolsjevic. It’s different than Craaash!, the single that came out on January 1st (also featured on the album). We imagine there’s a lot of gold digging in this creative explosion, for people who like music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Music for people who like music, in general. Read the great piece on Never Mind The Hype here, so you can get as excited as we are!
Lost Bear – Inside The Dragon
2xLP (12″ blue vinyl)
Out on September 16th, 2016 on Tiny Room Records
A. HAPPY HUNTING 1. Demonico In Rosso
3. African Barbershops
4. Nos Photos Parlantes
5. Electric Utopia
6. Excessive Violins
7. Inflatable Jesus
B. BRAIN ZAP 8. Magic Wallet
9. The Honesty Trains
10. Cedric Superchord
11. Everybody Loves Hanuta
12. Sugarheart (Diabetic For A Week)
14. Malenky Bit Nasty
C. BORN A PICKLE, DIED A SHEEP 15. Geeter
16. Inside The Dragon
17. Boomerang Bolsjevic
18. Count Count
19. Radio Telescopes
20. Wind, Hat, Blown, Wet
21. Delay On / Light Off
D. WEALTHY LITTLE BADGER 22. Yeah Yeah Crispy Michael, Let’s Go!
23. Young Rick
24. Fields Of Mayonnaise
25. Garden Of Nettles
26. Between My Legs
27. Gnang Nang Nang
28. Eggs ‘n Grapes
29. Rainbow Weaver
30. A F#00 Organic
The release of Master Solo’s Not So Solo last weekend in Theater Kikker (where The Fire Harvest and Black Oak also presented their new albums) was magical. Thank you all for coming to this very special show. A big thank you to Mark as well, for breathing new life into this awesome project one final time. Read a review (in Dutch) on 3voor12/Utrecht here. Video up now too: