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THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD – To Lunar Canyons

THE-BEAUTIFUL-DEAD-To-Lunar-CanyonsPromotion News – June 2013

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD – TO LUNAR CANYONS (CD|Digital)
Label: Sonorium

Distribution: Altone
File Under: New Wave | Progressive

 



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‘To Lunar Canyons’ is the second longplayer album by THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD, bringing a load fresh New Wave sounds. The typical sound of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD is inspired by the New Wave sound of the early 80s in its various facettes. Guitar-driven songs and electronic arrangements are used equally, and there are influences by other styles like Progressive Rock, which lends this band’s songs a partially progressive touch. The songs of the four musicians from south-western Germany sound full of melancholy, desires, and express tragical emotions, but with a spark of hope.

‘To Lunar Canyons’ offers 9 songs, that show the huge bandwidth of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD’s composings. On the new album the band presents dance floor tracks like ‘Neon Judas’ and also dark songs or more hymn-like wave pop songs like ‘Road Up To The Sky’ or an epic bombastic arrangement in ‘Down Below’. After their debut album ‘Moonlight And Hollywood’ (2011) and the MCD ‘Ghost In The Garden’ (2012), the new album shows a clear development of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD.

‘To Lunar Canyons’ is released as a CD on the Sonorium label on the end of May 2013 and distributed by Altone Distribution, and it is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and lots of other MP3 shops.

www.thebeautifuldead.de

 

ARTS OF EREBUS – An Open Case Of Parousia

An Open Case Of Parousia - front coverPromotion News – June 2013

ARTS OF EREBUS – AN OPEN CASE OF PAROUSIA (CD|Digital)
Label: Sonorium

Distribution: Altone
File Under: Goth Rock | Alternative

 



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The long awaited new album by ARTS OF EREBUS comes under the title ‘An Open Case Of Parousia’, and its collection of songs tell a story about a blow of fate and how this is emotionally handled by the protagonist.

After the Intro, the circle of songs begins with ‘On The Edge Of Insanity’, an expression of despair by a man whose wife has died – the start of the album’s story line. This track has already been released as a MCD in 2012, combined with an impressing video clip.

The following songs of the album reflect the development over various states, in which the protagonist tries to handle his loss – he refuses to accept this stroke of destiny, questioning and challenging the gods, then looking for a way to cross the river Styx to wander from the world of the living into the realm of the dead towards Erebus (the god of the world of the dead in greek mythology), to find his dead wife here. In the very end, the man accepts the irreversibility of fate and lets his wife finally go with the song ‘Requiescat In Pace’.

‘An Open Case Of Parousia’ can be understood as a new interpretation of the classical theme of Orpheus and Eurydice. For the first time ARTS OF EREBUS present a concept album, also linking their band’s name with the context of the songs.

The German-French gothic rock band is active since 2001 and has produced 2 full length albums, an EP and an MCD so far. The melodic composings by guitar player Michel Meneguzzi tie in with the tradition of classic goth rock from the 80s and 90s, but also combine it with modern style elements. With their characteristic sound the band has gained a huge international fan base already. The vocals and the lyrics by the new singer Raven Burroughs create the framework of the new album.

‘An Open Case Of Parousia’ is released on May 31. 2013 as a CD in a digipac sleeve with a 12 page full colour booklet by the Sonorium label, and as a digital album.

www.arts-of-erebus.de

 

2nd COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT

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Event News – June 2013

2nd COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT
Live: The Foreign Resort, The History Of Colour TV & Shoreline Is

05.06.13, Tsunami Club Köln

 

 

 

Nach dem erfolgreichen Einstand der COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT im letzten Jahr, präsentiert das Team der Veranstaltungsreihe nun ein Mini-Festival im Tsunami Club. Drei Bands werden an dem Abend für ein atmosphärisch dichtes Klangspektrum zwischen verhallten Feedback-Sounds und aufbrausenden Gitarrenwänden sorgen.

THE FOREIGN RESORT aus Dänemark haben mit ihren bisherigen Releases sowie dem aktuellen Album „Scattered & Buried“ bereits nachhaltigen Eindruck in der Indie/Shoegaze-Szene hinterlassen und stoßen mit ihren dunklen Klangpassagen auch immer wieder das Tor zum 80er-Wave auf. Soeben wurden die Aufnahmen zum nächsten Longplayer abgeschlossen, der von niemand geringerem als John Fryer (bekannt für seine Arbeiten mit Cocteau Twins, Lush, Depeche Mode u.v.m.) produziert wird.
www.theforeignresort.com

Auf der Tour begleitet werden sie vom inzwischen in Berlin ansässigen Trio THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV, das nach diversen Single-Releases mit seinem effektgeladenen Debütalbum „Emerald Cures Chic Ills“ anreist.
http://www.thehistoryofcolourtv.com

Komplettiert wird das Line Up des Abends von der deutschen Band SHORELINE IS, die mit dem letztjährigen Album „Deal Kindly“ eine der bemerkenswertesten und schönsten Newcomer-Platten aus einheimischer Produktion vorgelegt hat.
www.facebook.com/shorelineis

 

THE MARY ONETTES – Live in Cologne

TMOEvent News – May 2013

THE MARY ONETTES live
03.05.13, Tsunami Club Köln

 

 
Fast sechs Jahre ist es her, dass THE MARY ONETTES ihr erstes und bislang einziges Konzert in Köln gespielt haben. Damals hatten die Schweden gerade ihr Debut bei Labrador Records veröffentlicht, das es wie kaum ein zweites verstand, sehnsuchtsvolle Melodien und melancholische Texte in einer bittersüßen Melange aus zeitgemäßem Indie Pop, dunklen New Wave-Anleihen und geschmeidigem 80er-Sound zu verdichten. In diesem Frühjahr ist mit „Hit The Waves“ nun endlich der dritte Longplayer des Quartetts erschienen und bereits die Vorabsingle „Evil Coast“ hat eindrucksvoll unter Beweis gestellt, dass THE MARY ONETTES auch weiterhin in der Lage sind, großartige Songs mit Tiefgang zu schreiben. Im Rahmen ihrer nur fünf Termine umfassenden Deutschlandtour wird sich die Band auch in Köln präsentieren.

www.themaryonettes.net
www.facebook.com/themaryonettes

 

THE FOREIGN RESORT – Scattered & Buried

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Promotion News – March 2013

THE FOREIGN RESORT – SCATTERED & BURIED (CD|LP|Digital)
Label: AF-Music

Distribution: TS-Musix
File Under: Shoegaze | New Wave | Post Punk

 



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New album “Scattered & Buried” by The Foreign Resort finally available in german-spoken countries! On September 25th 2012 Monolathe Recordings released The Foreign Resort’s current album “Scattered & Buried” in the USA on CD and worldwide as download. From March 2013 on, the CD and the vinyl will be available via afmusic (TS-Musix) in Germany.

“Scattered & Buried” is a collection of remakes, remixes and new songs, that shows the band sound in the stress field of New Wave, Shoegaze and Indie Rock and stands in the tradition of bands such as The Cure, Joy Division and Editors. The release gets supplemented by remixes from Novachild, Sway and Evol, who picked the fans’ favourite songs and packed them into a complete new atmosphere. “Scattered & Buried” is an important step for The Foreign Resort and shows clearly what to expect from them in the future.

www.theforeignresort.com
www.facebook.com/theforeignresort

 

LOTUS FEED – So Close… So Far

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Promotion News – January 2013

LOTUS FEED – SO CLOSE… SO FAR (CD|Digital)
Label: AF-Music

Distribution: Danse Macabre/Alive
File Under: Post Punk | Goth Rock

 



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Mit dem neuen Werk „So close …so far“ beweist das Kölner Quartett, wie verblüffend intensiv, atmosphärisch und unangestaubt-lebendig ein Klangkonstrukt zu klingen vermag, das zwar tief im Post Punk der Ersten Stunde verankert ist, jedoch mit ungeheuerlich anmutender Authentizität und Originalität ins Heutzutage transportiert worden ist. Zwei Jahre nach „A Different Place“ legen die vier Musiker ihren ganz persönlichen, schlichtweg atemberaubenden Beweis für gereifte Souveränität vor. Raumgreifende Gitarren, treibende Bässe, präzise und abwechslungsreiche Drums sowie düstere, emotionale Gesänge bilden eine Klanglandschaft der Extraklasse.

“So close …so far” glänzt vom ersten bis zum letzten Ton durch Einfallsreichtum, Abwechslung und grundverschiedenen Einflüssen aus den verschiedensten Musikbereichen. So sind nebst Bands wie The Chameleons oder The Cure auch Einflüsse von The Stranglers, The Sisters of Mercy oder Joy Division herauszuhören, ohne die Eigenständigkeit zu vernachlässigen. Mysteriöse, assoziative Texte voller Tiefgang und vagen Andeutungen ziehen sich durch „So close …so far“ – Begegnungen heraufbeschwörend, die verzaubern und einen langen Nachhall im Leben zu erzeugen vermögen. Die von überaus gelungenen Metaphern geprägten Lyrics verarbeiten persönliche Eindrücke, die sich von der Kindheit bis ins junge Erwachsenenalter ziehen, oder auch Betrachtungen, die von alten Freundschaften oder verlorenen Liebschaften handeln und eine Tür zum Neuen, Unerwarteten aufstoßen. Zum krönenden Abschluss des Albums sorgen Lotus Feed mit ihrer ganz eigenen Interpretation des Chameleons-Klassikers “Second Skin” für einen glorreichen Abschluss, der definitiv nicht so schnell in Vergessenheit geraten wird.

www.facebook.com/lotusfeed

 

ELECTRIC BEATNIKS – Our Insignificance Has Always Been Our Greatest Strength

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Promotion News – November 2012

ELECTRIC BEATNIKS – OUR INSIGNIFICANCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR GREATEST STRENGTH (CD|Digital)
Label: Saftkugler Unlimited
Distribution: RDS/Cargo
File Under: Experimental | Noise

 



Short Info:

Hagedorn and Khanfir played together in a noise-rock band called Hifi-Killers. After HK disbanded in 1997 Hagedorn founded the Computerjockeys and Khanfir founded Man vs. Nature. Many children were born. In 2007 Hagedorn had some music without words and Khanfir some words without music. After all these years they phoned. Soon they became the Mites. Later they changed in Electric Beatniks. Their first self-titled album was released in 2009 on Saftkugler Unlimited. Their second album “Our Insignificance Has Always Been Our Greatest Strength” will be released in February 2013 on RDS/Cargo.

www.electricbeatniks.net

 

1st COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT

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Event News – October 2012

1st COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT
Live: 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, Kontakte & The Autumn Sighs

27.10.12, Blue Shell Köln

 

 

Zur 1st COLOGNE SHOEGAZE NIGHT fliegen mit 93MillionMilesFromTheSun und Kontakte zwei der derzeit angesagtesten Wall Of Sound-Größen aus England ein, die zwischen gewaltigen Gitarrenwänden und sphärisch verhallten Klangteppichen alles bieten, was das Shoegazer-Herz begehrt. The Autumn Sighs aus dem schönen Siegerland werden den Double-Headliner supporten. Expect the best of Shoegaze, Indie, Noise, Wave, Drone and Dream Pop!

 

THE SURREAL FUNFAIR – Navigation Lost

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Promotion News – July 2012

THE SURREAL FUNFAIR – NAVIGATION LOST (CD|LP|Digital)
Label: No Emb Blanc
File Under: Experimental | Avantgarde

 

 

 

Short Info:

The Surreal Funfair is Sascha Beyer from Berlin, a very unique project somewhere between Residents, early Legendary Pink Dots and Tim Burton’s film music. Sascha plays all instruments by himself: from old analogue synths to zither, accordion, xylophone, drum computer, guitar, bass, brass/wind instruments, flute and violin. Music without any typical stereotypes of pop music, experimental but catchy. “Navigation Lost” is Sascha’s first regular release – an unbelievable debut!

 

CEREMONY – Safranin Sounds

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Promotion News – May 2012

CEREMONY – SAFRANIN SOUNDS (CD|DLP|Digital)
Label: No Emb Blanc
File Under: Shoegaze | Indie

 

 

 

Short Info:

Ceremony are Paul Baker and John Fedowitz from Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. Previously known together with Oliver Ackermann (frontman and singer of A Place To Bury Strangers) as Skywave. Guitar walls, drone and noise with a ‘punch in your face’ feeling, garnished with catchy melodic hooks and vocals. The Safranin Sounds Release includes the self-titled CD-R debut EP (2005), the Disappear CD-R Album (2007) and 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks.