Video: Gem Club - “252”.

31 Oct 2011 — Henning Lahmann
The third video to be released for Gem Club's breathtaking debut LP Breakers, and this time it's for the album's most devastatingly beautiful track, "252 ". Directed by Matthew Salton. Read more → The third video to be released for Gem Club's breathtaking debut LP Breakers, and this time it's for the album's most devastatingly beautiful track, "252 ". Directed by Matthew Salton.

Yvynyl video co-premiere: Leisure - “Green Light”.

31 Oct 2011 — Tonje Thilesen

The Boston based three-piece Leisure are set to release their splendid single "Green Light" on 7 inch vinyl (300 edition) via our good friends at Crash Symbols, and prior to this we've also gotten our hands on the brand new video for the single, co-premiered today over at yvynyl's space.

Head over to bandcamp to pre-order your copy of the 7 inch, and if you're lucky you might also snatch a limited edition art book which ships in the first week of December. Watch the trippy visuals for "Green Light" below.

Leisure - Green Light

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The Boston based three-piece Leisure are set to release their splendid single "Green Light" on 7 inch vinyl (300 edition) via our good friends at Crash Symbols, and prior to this we've also gotten our hands on the brand new video for the single, co-premiered today over at yvynyl's space.

Head over to bandcamp to pre-order your copy of the 7 inch, and if you're lucky you might also snatch a limited edition art book which ships in the first week of December. Watch the trippy visuals for "Green Light" below.

Leisure - Green Light

Premiere: Glass Vaults - “Golden”.

30 Oct 2011 — Tonje Thilesen
Do you remember the New Zealand based electro-ambient outfit Glass Vaults, whom hit us with their amazingly beautiful Glass EP last year? Well, I've been waiting quite impatiently for new tunes of theirs for my mind to drift into, as just as Glass EP and tracks such as "Set Sail" and "New Space" made us think of distant, open-wide ocean landscapes through the eyes of someone who had never before sat his foot on solid ground before. Today, their second EP Into Clear saw its light of day over at Bandcamp, and is absolutely worth the long wait. However, where Glass EP would draw our bodies back on earth towards its very end, Into Clear explores a bigger, more unsafe space as far away the ocean as one can come, but still with a pearl-white, pure beauty floating underneath. Grab a free digital copy via bandcamp, or order one of those delicate LTD vinyl editions (250 black and 50 exclusive coloured ones) over at JUKBOX. Glass Vaults - Golden Glass Vaults - Gold Star
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Do you remember the New Zealand based electro-ambient outfit Glass Vaults, whom hit us with their amazingly beautiful Glass EP last year? Well, I've been waiting quite impatiently for new tunes of theirs for my mind to drift into, as just as Glass EP and tracks such as "Set Sail" and "New Space" made us think of distant, open-wide ocean landscapes through the eyes of someone who had never before sat his foot on solid ground before. Today, their second EP Into Clear saw its light of day over at Bandcamp, and is absolutely worth the long wait. However, where Glass EP would draw our bodies back on earth towards its very end, Into Clear explores a bigger, more unsafe space as far away the ocean as one can come, but still with a pearl-white, pure beauty floating underneath. Grab a free digital copy via bandcamp, or order one of those delicate LTD vinyl editions (250 black and 50 exclusive coloured ones) over at JUKBOX. Glass Vaults - Golden Glass Vaults - Gold Star

Video Sunday vol 3.

30 Oct 2011 — Tonje Thilesen
Sunday is for videos. Enjoy this week's selection of bands including Scarlet Chives, Casiokids, The Soft Moon, Fanzine, Patten and Young Galaxy, and remember to lean back in your chair with a good cup of tea, watching the magic embrace your fine eyes (and ears) below. Casiokids - Det Haster! by Kristoffer Borgli Scarlet Chives - DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS THERE by Paul Shroeder Young Galaxy - Seventeen (unofficial) by Kasey Lum The Soft Moon - Total Decay by Life or Death PR Fanzine - Roman Holiday by Fanzine patten - Plurals by Jane Eastlight Read more → Sunday is for videos. Enjoy this week's selection of bands including Scarlet Chives, Casiokids, The Soft Moon, Fanzine, Patten and Young Galaxy, and remember to lean back in your chair with a good cup of tea, watching the magic embrace your fine eyes (and ears) below. Casiokids - Det Haster! by Kristoffer Borgli Scarlet Chives - DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS THERE by Paul Shroeder Young Galaxy - Seventeen (unofficial) by Kasey Lum The Soft Moon - Total Decay by Life or Death PR Fanzine - Roman Holiday by Fanzine patten - Plurals by Jane Eastlight

Schonwald: “mercurial”.

29 Oct 2011 — Tonje Thilesen
These haunting, shoegazing hymns from the Italian dark pop duo Schonwald dropped in my inbox the other day, and is indeed a perfect listen throughout these very last days of fall, particularly with Halloween coming up in a few days. Their debut album Amplified Nature (which is also worth to check out) was out a couple of years ago via Pocket Heaven Records on LTD vinyl and CD, but while we know little about a follow-up, their newest recording "mercury" is hopefully a little peak of what we can expect in the future. Let yourself drift away below. Read more → These haunting, shoegazing hymns from the Italian dark pop duo Schonwald dropped in my inbox the other day, and is indeed a perfect listen throughout these very last days of fall, particularly with Halloween coming up in a few days. Their debut album Amplified Nature (which is also worth to check out) was out a couple of years ago via Pocket Heaven Records on LTD vinyl and CD, but while we know little about a follow-up, their newest recording "mercury" is hopefully a little peak of what we can expect in the future. Let yourself drift away below.

Video: Sofa Pitz - “Hall Ballet”.

28 Oct 2011 — Henning Lahmann
Oh man, who is in desperate need of some creepy Friday night/pre-Halloween weirdness? Thought so. Actually pretty cool this one, appropriately drugged-out visuals for an equally drugged-out tune, upbeat, looped fuzz guitar progressions and some heavily reverberated vocals somewhere in the background, that's more or less it, and you know we'd never ask for more. Not really any valid info on this one, but "Hall Ballet" is part of Sofa Pitz's (presumably debut) cassette New Moments, out sometime soon via the rad Beer On The Rug. Read more → Oh man, who is in desperate need of some creepy Friday night/pre-Halloween weirdness? Thought so. Actually pretty cool this one, appropriately drugged-out visuals for an equally drugged-out tune, upbeat, looped fuzz guitar progressions and some heavily reverberated vocals somewhere in the background, that's more or less it, and you know we'd never ask for more. Not really any valid info on this one, but "Hall Ballet" is part of Sofa Pitz's (presumably debut) cassette New Moments, out sometime soon via the rad Beer On The Rug.

Hands In The Dark Preps “Travel Expop Series”.

27 Oct 2011 — Henning Lahmann
In collaboration with fellow compatriots Ruralfaune, French record label Hands In The Dark has prepped its first vinyl release, a compilation named Travel Expop Series #1: France, that (as the title suggests) marks the first installment in a series of records that "will bring a handful of experimental pop artists together with a label that we admire of the same nationality". France showcases a delicious gathering of some of our favorite psychedelic artists from across the Rhine: long-standing NFOP darlings Holy Strays and Cankun, along with the wonderful Felicia Atkinson aka Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier and Voodoo Mount Sister, the latter being a collaboration between NNF artist High Wolf and "French psych diva" Chicaloyoh. All real quality drone experimentalism, highly recommended. Stream the whole piece below, and make sure you grab your copy of the shiny white vinyl over here. The release date is November 26 in an edition of 300. Travel Expop #1 : France by Hands In The Dark Read more → In collaboration with fellow compatriots Ruralfaune, French record label Hands In The Dark has prepped its first vinyl release, a compilation named Travel Expop Series #1: France, that (as the title suggests) marks the first installment in a series of records that "will bring a handful of experimental pop artists together with a label that we admire of the same nationality". France showcases a delicious gathering of some of our favorite psychedelic artists from across the Rhine: long-standing NFOP darlings Holy Strays and Cankun, along with the wonderful Felicia Atkinson aka Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier and Voodoo Mount Sister, the latter being a collaboration between NNF artist High Wolf and "French psych diva" Chicaloyoh. All real quality drone experimentalism, highly recommended. Stream the whole piece below, and make sure you grab your copy of the shiny white vinyl over here. The release date is November 26 in an edition of 300. Travel Expop #1 : France by Hands In The Dark

Video: Money - “The Sea”.

27 Oct 2011 — Henning Lahmann
So yeah, it's been a while, and this is getting ever more mysterious. Enigmatic Manchester project Money aka Meke Menete aka whoever has uploaded a new video, another disturbing collage to a song that's (again) most beautiful and (again) incredibly dark and hopeless. As far as I know, till now there only have been these videos and nothing else. What's worse, the folks have even deleted the Youtube version of one of this year's most breathtaking, mournful, gorgeous pop songs, "Lonely Sexy Death" (you still finde the video on Meke Menete's otherwise dead Myspace, who knows for how long), so I really have no clue where this is gonna end. In any case, these songs make it painfully clear that all things are going to end eventually. Thanks to S&S for the heads-up. (Photo) Read more → So yeah, it's been a while, and this is getting ever more mysterious. Enigmatic Manchester project Money aka Meke Menete aka whoever has uploaded a new video, another disturbing collage to a song that's (again) most beautiful and (again) incredibly dark and hopeless. As far as I know, till now there only have been these videos and nothing else. What's worse, the folks have even deleted the Youtube version of one of this year's most breathtaking, mournful, gorgeous pop songs, "Lonely Sexy Death" (you still finde the video on Meke Menete's otherwise dead Myspace, who knows for how long), so I really have no clue where this is gonna end. In any case, these songs make it painfully clear that all things are going to end eventually. Thanks to S&S for the heads-up. (Photo)