Saturday, April 28, 2007

If you're still drunk from last night (like I am...)

...then this (Lars and Line from Wolfkin covering Junior Senior) should hopefully help brighten your day before you head out into the sun...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

These are all illusions...

We've written about our lovely friends in Wolfkin a few times, but for the first time they;ve given us an MP3 to give to you all as a special present...


  • These are all illusions

  • Mesage from Efterklang...

    This might interest you all...

    Low numbered vinyls 1-20 stolen!
    We strike back with the alphabet and hope to gather some money to save a piece of the rainforest!

    As you may have heard and read many times by now our new release Under Giant Trees is numbered and limited to 4500 cds and 1200 vinyls in total. Tony from The Leaf Label had requested from the vinyl factory that the ones numbered 1-20 where to be put in a marked box - in retrospect this proved to be a bad idea. Apparently somewhere between the factory and Leaf's UK distributor this box has been nicked by some fast running hooligans! So if you ever see these vinyls somewhere do let us know!So right now, lurking somewhere, someone thinks they have the 20 most exclusive Efterklang records in their possesion. But they can think again! Luckily for us there has been printed too many sleeves for the vinyl. So now we have made a handlettered edition. We have taken 29 vinyls from the high numbered sleeves and given them a new home in a lettered sleeve. The whole alphabet is there inclusive the three Danish extras æøå. We and Leaf have kept some of these for our personal collections and family, but via The Leaf Labels ebay page we are going to auction 10 of them! They're going to be listed on eBay, one per day for 10 days, from today (April 26). As a special bonus, each of these 10 copies will include a card signed by each of us (if anyone can be bothered). The 10 letters will be d, i, j, q, u, w, x, z, ø and å In a karma balancing exercise to make good on behalf of the thief of the first 20, we've decided to give all the proceeds from these auctions to charity, and what could be more appropriate for Under Giant Trees than supporting the dying rainforest? The money will be used to buy a piece of untouched rainforest to secure its preservation. The purchase will be made through

    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    We;re so happy...some of our fave bands are playing at Roskidle 2007...

    Sunday, April 08, 2007


    It's obviously going to be one of those weeks. I've written about Rumraket, but never their band Slaraffenland , until a recent conversation I had with the lovely Adam and Sara of Hometapes from whom Rumraket have licensed the recoprd within Scandinavia (It's on Hometapes elsewhere)

    It always warms my heart when people care so much about what they're doing that they say great things about the people they're working with. Take this for example:

    "...They are absolutely lovely people...we just had the opportunity to go on a five show mini tour in the US with them ending up at SXSW in Austin, Texas. It was so much fun...."

    Maybe I'm just soft-hearted... As for Slaraffenland? Well, I'll let you make your own mind up, but, in my (humble?) opinion, they live up to what's been said. So go! Download! Now!

  • Polaroids
  • Nada Brahman
  • Cockaigne
  • Saturday, April 07, 2007

    Efterklang and other stuff

    The lovely folks at the Leaf Label have given us an Efterklang MP3 to give to you all as an Easter present (by the time this goes up, it'll be post-Easter, but hey... I'm at the big old capitalist land they call the US for a little while (I go back to London tomorrow) so I apologise for the somewhat sporadic posts- it's...5 am on a Sunday, and my body thinks it's 10am...

    Somehow, I don't think that Efterklang need any introduction to any of you, but I'll give you a brief spew of information anyway... In a short sentence: Efterklang are purveyors of sonic soundscapes for the masses and the geniuses (or should that be genii? I knew I should have paid more attention in latin class...) behind the Rumraket label (covered here). So there. Just download it, Ok??

  • Towards The Bare Hill

    (It may be limited edition until I can work out how to do it when I don't have a link...)

    On other news... can ANYONE help me out with Roskilde tickets? It's frustrating as hell to have to wait and see until the start of May whether they've accepted my proposal, when the line up is sooooooooooooooo good. If anyone wants to try to catch up with me at sometime during this year's drunken fun, just drop an email or whatever....
  • Sunday, April 01, 2007

    Kind of Girl...

    Sometimes I wish I was a donkey so I could kick myself.
    I hate being a latecomer to the party!

    Kind of Girl are another band I've been meaning to write about for a while- and their lovely little electronic press kit and cheeky message just spourred me on. Unfortunately Hits in the Car managed to get there a good many times before me (it appears that they're one of Stytzer's favourite bands...), and they've also been covered by Music of the Moment and Powerpoulist too (see the sidebar for links)...

    They've all said it better than I can, so just go and listen to them ...
  • Poetry Boy
  • Slave to your charms
  • You Can't Save me

    Strangely (and quirte sweetly, I think) they also provide a mobile ringtone on their Myspace page.

    Kind of Girl, then... it just shows that a little bit of cheek reminds me that I need to write about you!
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