Category: Promotion

ENGELSSTAUB – The 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

engelsstaub_rePromotion News – April 2015

ENGELSSTAUB – THE 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (CD|Digital)
Label: Musique Indépendante Noire
Distribution: Broken Silence
File Under: Dark Ambient | Neofolk | Ritual

 


Short Info:

„Soundtrack-Elemente haben schon immer eine wichtige Rolle in unseren Kompositionen gespielt. Mit diesem neuen, einmaligen Projekt vertiefen wir dies.“ (Mark Hofmann)

Die Idee: Eine 10“ mit 4 Songs als einmaliges Soundtrack-Projekt. 4 Songs mit Normal-Laufzeit stellen für eine 10“ die optimal schneidbare Gesamtlaufzeit. Somit war der Grundstein für das Projekt gelegt, es ging um die Zahl ‚4‘. Aus den sich bietenden Möglichkeiten entschied man sich für die ‚4 Reiter der Apokalypse‘. Doch während der Arbeit weitete sich das Projekt aus, so dass sich das 10“-Format zu einem 8-Song Mini-Album, nun auf CD, entwickelte.

Das Grundgerüst der Songs besteht aus den für ENGELSSTAUB typischen Instrumentierungen, die die 1992 gegründete Band bereits auf ihren vier vorangegangenen Alben auszeichnete. Dazu zählen neben Gitarren und schweren Drums auch klassische Instrumente. Der musikalische Schmelztiegel der Apokalypse beinhaltet zudem einen klassischen Chor, einen Kinderchor, Drones, Noises sowie eigens angefertigte Field-Recordings, welche den Zuhörer vom Anfang der Apokalypse bis zu deren Ende und der Auferstehung begleiten. Somit reicht die musikalische Spannweite von Neofolk und Neoklassik über Ambient bis hin zum Ritual. Bestechend ist außerdem der Kehlkopfgesang (Khoomei) in ‘Famine’. Jeder Reiter wird durch die Rezitation (in polnischer Sprache) der entsprechenden Bibelstelle angekündigt.

www.engelsstaub.de

BOX AND THE TWINS – BELOW ZERO [Digital EP]

below zero epNew Release – January 2015

BOX AND THE TWINS – BELOW ZERO
(Digital EP)

Label: Reptile Music / Scary Door
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 16.01.15
File Under: Dream Pop | Shoegaze | Wave

 

 

 

Info:

After the trio’s debut EP “Our Fears” BOX AND THE TWINS (ex-Coctail Twins) continue to venture forward into the dark recesses of their sound cosmos. On their sophomore EP “Below Zero”, BOX’s intimate and sorrowful vocals echo through a sound nebula of reverb-enthused guitars and cool veils of synth. The song “Perfume Well” is accompanied by the visually powerful music video by Cologne-based director Gero Kutzner. The EP is rounded off with two intricate reworkings of “Rooms Made Of Dust” by D’EVOÉ and “Sometimes The Waves” by the british band EVI VINE.
www.boxandthetwins.com
www.facebook.com/boxandthetwins


Live:

24.01.15 Köln, Stadtgarten
(Cologne Music Week w/ Roosevelt & Sparkling)
28.02.15 Hamburg, Astrastube (w/ A Projection)
30.05.15 München, Kafe Kult (w/ Schonwald)

 

SLOWNESS – New Video “ANON, PART II”

Promotion News – November 2014

SLOWNESS just released the new single/video “ANON, PART II” from
their current album “HOW TO KEEP FROM FALLING OFF A MOUNTAIN”

BOX AND THE TWINS – “BELOW ZERO” Autumn Tour Dates & New Video

tour flyerBooking/Promotion News – October 2014

BOX AND THE TWINS “BELOW ZERO”
Autumn Tour Dates & New Video

Big news from BOX AND THE TWINS (ex-Coctail Twins):
upcoming tour dates with ESBEN & THE WITCH
and LEAVE THE PLANET
new video “PERFUME WELL” just released
second EP “BELOW ZERO” out soon!

 

19.10.14 Köln, Gebäude 9 (w/ Esben & The Witch)
20.11.14 Essen, Goethebunker (w/ Leave The Planet)
21.11.14 Köln, Tsunami (w/ Leave The Planet + Release Party)
22.11.14 Regensburg, W1 (w/ Leave The Planet)
23.11.14 Frankfurt, Exzess (w/ Leave The Planet)

www.boxandthetwins.com

 

THE FOREIGN RESORT – New Video “FLUSHED”

Promotion News – September 2014

THE FOREIGN RESORT just released their new single/video “FLUSHED”!
[produced by Modshift]

SLOWNESS – HOW TO KEEP FROM FALLING OFF A MOUNTAIN [German Release]

Slowness_Mountain cover_lo resNew Release – September 2014

SLOWNESS – HOW TO KEEP FROM
FALLING OFF A MOUNTAIN

(LP|Digital Album)

Label: Reptile Music / Houndnation
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 26.09.14
File Under: Shoegaze | Indie | Wave

 

 

Info:

SLOWNESS was formed in San Francisco in 2008 by Julie Lynn and Geoffrey Scott. The EP “Hopeless But Otherwise” was released in 2011. After touring America, the group began work on the LP “For Those Who Wish To See The Glass Half Full”, released in 2013. The second album “How To Keep From Falling Off A Mountain” was written and recorded by Lynn (bass, keys, vocals) and Scott (guitar, keys, vocals) in San Francisco and New York City and features Scott Putnam on drums, Greg Dubrow on bass and Sean Eden (Luna) on additional guitars. The record was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon) and Geoffrey Scott and was mastered by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500).  The San Francisco based band is a blend of drone pop jangle and new wave shoegaze under layered and androgynous harmonies, and is reminiscent of I.R.S. era REM, early Stereolab and mid-period The Cure.

www.slownessmusic.com
www.facebook.com/slownessmusic

 

SLOWNESS – FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SEE THE GLASS HALF FULL [German Release]

Slowness_Glass coverNew Release – September 2014

SLOWNESS – FOR THOSE WHO WISH
TO SEE THE GLASS HALF FULL

(LP|Digital Album)

Label: Reptile Music / Houndnation
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 19.09.14
File Under: Shoegaze | Indie | Wave

 

 

Info:

Gegründet 2008 in San Francisco, haben SLOWNESS erstmals 2011 mit der EP “Hopeless But Otherwise” für Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt. Zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte die Band um Geoffrey Scott und Julie Lynn ihren ersten Longplayer “For Those Who Wish To See The Glass Half Full”, der von Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon) produziert und von Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500) gemastert wurde. Kurz vor dem Release ihres zweiten Albums “How To Keep From Falling Off A Mountain” erscheint nun auch das bisher nur via Import erhältliche Debut erstmals offiziell in Europa. Die atmosphärisch-geschmeidige, oft von einem Hauch Melancholie durchströmte Melange aus Shoegaze, Indie und Wave titulieren SLOWNESS selbst als “Drone Pop“, den sie in einem stilistischen Bezug zu Bands wie REM (in ihrer I.R.S. Ära) und den frühen Stereolab sowie dem Schaffen von The Cure am Ende der 1980er Jahre sehen.

www.slownessmusic.com
www.facebook.com/slownessmusic

 

THE FOREIGN RESORT – NEW FRONTIERS [German Release]

TFR_newfrontiers_smallNew Release – August 2014

THE FOREIGN RESORT – NEW FRONTIERS (CD|Digital Album)
Label: Reptile Music / Ignition
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 29.08.14
File Under: Shoegaze | Post Punk | New Wave

 

 

 

Info:

Sonically expressive, dark and moody, catchy and up-beat are words to describe this Danish group that mixes 80s new-wave with explosive post-punk and shoegaze.

Hailing from Copenhagen, The Foreign Resort has intricately balanced an international sound with songs that instill contradictory feelings of melancholy and bliss. The band takes the audience on a journey through passages of textured layers with haunting and dreamy vocals, to echoes and pulsations of overdriven guitars, powerful drumming, driving bass, and intense thematic melodic lines. The end result is an aural rollercoaster of emotional intensity.

Magazines have praised The Foreign Resort – The Big Takeover wrote “This band is epic!” about their latest release. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in booking over 200 shows (including showcases at Spot Festival, SXSW, Iceland Airwaves and CMJ Music Marathon). Other international bands have also welcomed them on their tours such as The Raveonettes, A Place To Bury Strangers and Swervedriver.

The Foreign Resort’s new album “New Frontiers” is produced by John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Lush). The singles “Dead End Roads” and “Alone” are currently in rotation at several radio stations, the next single “Flushed” will be released in fall.

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


Live:

15.11.14 Mainz – Kulturcafe

BOX AND THE TWINS – OUR FEARS [Digital EP]

OUR FEARSNew Release – July 2014

BOX AND THE TWINS – OUR FEARS
(Digital EP)

Label: Reptile Music / Scary Door
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 25.07.14
File Under: Dream Pop | Shoegaze | Wave

 

 

 

Info:

The Cologne-based trio BOX AND THE TWINS (ex-Coctail Twins) moves within its very own, unique set of coordinates. Oscillating between timeless and zeitgeisty sound arrangements, the enthralling and simultaneously disturbing voice of songstress Box guides listeners through dark and dreamy landscapes into the light. Accompanied by the release of its first music video, »Rooms Made of Dust«, directed by german video artist Henning Frederik Malz, the trio drops its 4-track debut EP »Our Fears« in July 2014. BOX AND THE TWINS are currently working on their debut album »Everywhere I Go Is Silence«.

www.boxandthetwins.com
www.facebook.com/boxandthetwins


XTR HUMAN – Atavism

XTR-Ativism-300x300Promotion News – July 2014

XTR HUMAN – ATAVISM (CD|LP|Digital)
Label: No Emb Blanc
File Under: Post Punk | Shoegaze

 

 

 


Short Info:

Powerful bass lines meet lofty synthesizer; mighty and forceful guitar walls meet vibrant beats all complimented by commanding and formidable vocals as if chased by a mysterious desperation. XTR HUMAN are about disruption and estrangement, the collapse and the doubt. In their songs they look behind the curtain and seek answers to the eternal questions that concern us all. With their mélange of post punk, wave and shoegaze they break new ground and move away from the paths well-trodden in contemporary music.

www.xtrhuman.de
www.facebook.com/XtrHuman