Category: Promotion

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

 



Info:

‘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

 



Info:

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

 

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

 



Info:

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

Lotus Feed Cover

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

 



Info:

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.

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