September 14, 2007

Music is oxygen...

As mentioned in his blog yesterday, Jonas and I have recently been sending messages back and forth recommending various stuff and discussing music in general. One of the major conclusions (or mutual understandings if you like) has been that music IS oxygen, which I cannot help think would be the perfect tagline/phrase to headline the blog. So unless you've noticed it already the description at the top of the blog has changed!

I originally went to the concert in Helsingborg last night, because I couldn't resist the opportunity to see indie pop band DAYS playing live and I definitely wasn't disappointed. The four boys delivered a fine performance, though it certainly was on the short side (6 songs in 20 minutes). But then again - they only needed 3 minutes on stage to prove that they must be one of the most talented bands to come along in recent years. After the concert I had the pleasure of talking briefly to Fabian and ? (unfortunately I didn't get his name) from the band and news is that a 7 track EP will be out on Shelflife very soon.

Concerning Shout Out Louds (the second band playing yesterday) I have the following three things to say:
1. If you have already bought a ticket for a show, make sure that you go, because you'll be in for a treat.
2. If you haven't bought one - buy one (see the tour dates here)!
3. If there ever was any doubt in my mind, it has been erased now. Tonight I Have To Leave It is a killer track!

Lovely Aussie indiepop band The Lucksmiths will release a "double CD 45-song compilation of their non-album recordings of the past decade" called Spring a Leak on Matinée Recordings this week. Listen to the two samples below and then order it (or the other way round if you like)!
+ Once Again
+ Rushes Of Pure Spring

It was my impression that the mature sound of Danish youngsters Tetris = Therapy caught a few people by surprise when I wrote about the duo earlier this year. Now the boys have informed me that they'll soon start recording some new tracks and as an appetizer an older track from the previous EP is (after some persuasion) available as a free download. A band worth keeping an eye on and I'll keep you posted whenever there's something new to tell.
+ ...Bright

4 comments:

Chris said...

cool... now I'm really looking forward to the gig next week!!! :)

Roy said...

Det her har du vel set? http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/09/foo_fighters_rock_out_mock_emo.html

stytzer said...

@roy: Det har jeg nu - tak :)

Penny said...

Hi Friend!
All the tracks of our latest album, from Letterbox Records, is uploaded on www.allears.se ( http://www.allears.se/ViewBand.aspx?bandId=09eaf54d-6a78-4077-8de7-847fc0aed2cc) for your listening pleasure. If you have time, lend your ear to the songs and maybe even write a line or two about it if you like it. It would mean a lot to be mentioned.
/ Penny Century

Ps: You can download a couple of tracks for free on our myspace ( www.myspace.com/pennycentury )