Happy release day to Karl Blau and The World of Dust! Today, their joint effort Blue Herons sees the light of day on Tiny Room Records. On this 7″ split record, the experimental lo-fi indie rockers from both sides of the world provide new recordings about their former and present hometowns. A limited edition of 200 vinyl copies is available in our webshop.
The World of Dust made a video for his song The Life of Gods, which is about moving with his family from Hoograven, Utrecht to the nearby village Bilthoven, in the Netherlands. Find it on licensing partner Hidden Shoal’s YouTube channel:
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:
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.
Microplaza will perform their new mini-album ‘We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together’ this Saturday, 15:00, on the Tiny Room Records Facebook timeline. This semi-live quarantine video is the substitute to the live show that was originally planned in Dig It! Recordstore, Utrecht. Since meeting physically is not possible at the moment, we do what we can. So we offer this specially prepared ‘semi-live’ performance with live versions of the songs on the record, recorded remotely.
Stay at home, stay healthy. Watch and celebrate this 10-minute performance with us, and afterwards have a drink and talk in a Zoom session! After that, the remaining records (limited edition of 30 7″ records) will be for sale in the Tiny Room webshop.
Watch the new video by indie pop duo Microplaza for single Through The Fabric, the first sign of life of their new 7″ EP We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together, out April 11 (limited edition of 30) on Tiny Room Records.
We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together is the follow-up to Microplaza’s self-titled debut, which was praised for its combination of accessibility and alienation. The duo returns with six flawless indie pop miniatures: more consistent, darker and more intense than the debut, but just as inventive and surprising.
Yes, we know our big 5 Year Anniversary Party was a few months ago. But hey, we’re a super small indie label and we just didn’t find the time to edit an aftermovie. UNTIL NOW! Footage from all artists, to capture a bit of the magic from that last weekend of November 2019 and put a smile on our faces again.
Last weekend, Combo Qazam played the first show of the year, on the annual Schaalwerk (a set construction company) party. The show was almost blown off prematurely because the security dog bit drummer Arno in his leg and he had to get a tetanus test. Luckily, everything turned out fine in the end.
The press has been super positive about Atmosfere:
Louder Than War: “It’s one of life’s luxuries to inform others about a record that alters your outlook on life; even if the altered state is fleeting. This latest release by Tiny Room […] is one such. Reader, it’s glorious.” Here Comes The Flood: “All tracks are invitations to dream and wonder” De Subjectivisten: “A special and beautiful album, for which comparisons cannot easily be made” Felt That: “Relish the softness and gentless of this humble soundtrack for every day use” The Vinyl District: “Atmosfere is just over too damned quickly”
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