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PALE HORIZONS [Compilation]

New Release – July 2017

PALE HORIZONS [Compilation]

Label: Reptile Music
Format: Compilation Album (Digital)
Cat No: RMD002
Distribution: Bandcamp Release
Release Date: 07.07.17
File Under: Indie | Post Punk | Shoegaze | Wave

 

 

PALE HORIZONS Release Info:

PALE HORIZONS compiles 10 songs from artists which are connected with Reptile Music in one way or the other. Many of the tracks are taken from releases that have been distributed and/or promoted over the course of time. PALE HORIZONS is a journey through the depths of edgy Post Punk, dreamy Indie Pop, glimmering Shoegaze and atmospheric Wave. The digital compilation is exclusively available on Bandcamp for a very special price of 1€ (or more if you like).

 

PALE HORIZONS Tracklist:

 

  1. THE FOREIGN RESORT – Skyline/Decay

Hailing from Copenhagen, the Danish trio mixes melodic 80s New Wave with explosive Post Punk and atmospheric Shoegaze. “Skyline/Decay” is taken from their latest EP “The American Dream”.
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  1. HOLYGRAM – Daria

The band from Cologne walks the tightrope between New Wave, Post Punk and industrial Krautrock: driving, gloomy and full of catchy moments. “Daria” is taken from their self-titled debut EP, released via Reptile Music on CD in February 2017.
HOLYGRAM Web

 

  1. DEAD LEAF ECHO – So.Wrong

Brooklyn art collective that crafts every aspect of their sound and vision incorporating elements of Indie, Dream Pop, Shoegaze, New Wave and Post Punk. “So.Wrong” is taken from their EP “True.Deep.Sleeper”.
DEAD LEAF ECHO Web

 

  1. ESCAPE WITH ROMEO – After The Party

Led by mastermind Thomas Elbern, the Cologne band looks back to an impressive New Wave history since 1989. “After The Party” is taken from their last album “After The Future”, released on Zeitklang Records.
ESCAPE WITH ROMEO Web

 

  1. MESSER BRÜDER – Fake Fake Copyright

The group from Darmstadt recently changed their style from electronic instrumental music to more song-oriented Indie Pop with female vocals. “Fake Fake Copyright” is taken from their new album “Fahr zur Hölle”.
MESSER BRÜDER Web

 

  1. VELOCHROME – Flood

Located in Cologne, the four-piece presents its very own version of Indie Pop, undoubtedly influenced by the sound of British Post Punk bands from the late 80s. “Flood” is taken from their current album “5 Seconds”.
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  1. THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – Even Rain

The Berlin-based international band has limited the reverb-laden sound signatures from the past and now blends the melodic sensibilities with noisy echoes of the early American underground. “Even Rain” is taken from their third album “Something Like Eternity”.
THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV Web

 

  1. THE AUTUMN SIGHS – The Autumn Sighs

The trio from Siegen is mainly influenced by the guitar-sound of the late 80s/early 90s and classic Shoegaze anthems that combine disturbing Wall of Sound and bittersweet melancholy. “The Autumn Sighs” is taken from their EP “Branches”.
THE AUTUMN SIGHS Web

 

  1. LEVEL PI – Memento Mori

Multi-instrumentalist Uwe Cremer from Cologne follows his passions for progressive Krautrock and psychedelic Post Punk. “Memento Mori” offers a Dark Ambient approach and is previously unreleased.
LEVEL PI Web

 

  1. BOX AND THE TWINS – Waiting For The Birds (Dreamed)

The Cologne trio moves within its unique set of coordinates while the enthralling voice of songstress BOX guides through dark and dreamy landscapes into the light. “Waiting For The Birds (Dreamed)” is taken from their debut EP “Our Fears”, the first album “Everywhere I Go Is Silence” (containing a shorter version of the song) was released via Manic Depression/Synth Religion last November.
BOX AND THE TWINS Web

 

DEAD LEAF ECHO – EU Tour & New Releases

Promotion News / New Release – Mai 2017

DEAD LEAF ECHO
Neue 7“ Single „Strawberry Skin” / Re-Release 10“ EP „True Deep Sleeper” / EU-Tour im Mai 2017

 

 

DEAD LEAF ECHO sind 2008 aus einem Künstlerkollektiv in Brooklyn hervorgegangen. Nachdem die Band im Frühjahr letzten Jahres ihre ersten Konzerte in Europa gespielt hat, nimmt sie die Veröffentlichung der brandneuen 7“ Single „Strawberry Skin“ zum Anlass, nun zum zweiten Mal für einige Shows über den großen Teich zu kommen. Parallel dazu erscheint außerdem ein Re-Release der 10“ EP „True Deep „Sleeper“ von 2014, beide Vinyls werden via Reptile Music auch offiziell in Deutschland erhältlich sein. Im Herbst 2017 wird voraussichtlich der nächste Longplayer des New Yorker Quartetts folgen.

Die herausragende Spezialität der Gruppe sind reverbgetränkte Gitarrenflächen wie schwerer, dichter Nebel, die präzise Hooklines, scharfkantige Post Punk-Anleihen und sorgsam durchdachte Pop-Affiliation doch nie völlig verdecken können. Wahrscheinlich hat sie deshalb mit Nouveau Wave eine Genre-Bezeichnung für sich festgelegt, die direkter (und berechtigter) New Wave-Verweis ist. Die Vielschichtigkeit und Heavyness ihrer Gitarrentexturen und die brutale Lautstärke ihrer Liveauftritte fordern fast zwangsläufig Verweise zu My Bloody Valentine ein – und doch sind DEAD LEAF ECHO so etwas wie eine clevere Revolution des Shoegazing-Genres mit ihrer ausgeprägten Catchyness und dem oft zweistimmigen Gesang. Die Schwermütigkeit von Sänger und Songschreiber LG Galleon in perfekter Harmonie mit den beinahe schwerelosen Vocals der weiblichen Protagonistin Ana Breton lässt Kritiker gelegentlich auch den Begriff Dream Pop bemühen. Und schließlich tauchen in ihrer Musik immer wieder Ambient-Einflüsse auf. Sorgsam konstruierte Beatgerüste und geloopte Stimmflächen führen bis an jene Grenze, an der Indie Pop in Abstraktion verschwindet. Aus all diesen stilistischen Komponenten ergibt sich ein warmes Bad in klein gemahlenem Glas.

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DEAD LEAF ECHO – EU Live Dates:

18.05.17 DK-Aarhus, Sway (w/ Thw Foreign Resort)
19.05.17 DK-Odense, Ungdomshuset (w/ The Foreign Resort & Zeroine)
20.05.17 DK-Copenhagen, KB18 (w/ The Foreign Resort & Echo People)
21.05.17 Berlin, Monarch (w/ Jaguwar)
22.05.17 Hamburg, Pooca Bar
23.05.17 Hamburg, Pooca Bar
24.05.17 Leipzig, Bandhaus (w/ The Foreign Resort)
25.05.17 Bielefeld, Leinwebermarkt (Open Air Festival)
27.05.17 Köln, Tsunami (w/ The Autumn Sighs) > TICKETS | FB

THE AUTUMN SIGHS – BRANCHES EP

New Release – April 2017

THE AUTUMN SIGHS – BRANCHES EP

Label: Reptile Music
Format: EP (CD + Digital)
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 28.04.17
File Under: Shoegaze | Dream Pop | Indie

 

 

THE AUTUMN SIGHS Release Info:

THE AUTUMN SIGHS were formed in 2011 in Siegen, Germany. The trio is mainly influenced by the indie-guitar-sound of the late 80s / early 90s and classic shoegaze bands like Slowdive, Lush, Ride and My Bloody Valentine. Their music combines disturbing „Wall of Sound“ and bittersweet melancholy.

After the debut EP “Sprig” (2012) the new EP “Branches“ marks the beginning of a tetralogy. The next part is already in the works and scheduled for release later this year. Additionally, a 12” vinyl for the Berlin based label Dreams Never End is planned as well.

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THE AUTUMN SIGHS Live:

27.05.17 Köln, Tsunami (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
03.06.17 Hamburg, Marias Ballroom (w/ The Sweeps)
28.06.17 Berlin, Schokoladen (w/ The Workhouse)
30.06.17 Dinklage, Alte Weberei (w/ The Workhouse)

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – SOMETHING LIKE ETERNITY [German Release]

New Release – April 2017

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV –
SOMETHING LIKE ETERNITY

Label: Reptile Music / Weird Books
Format: Album (DLP GAS + Digital Europe)
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 13.04.17
File Under: Indie | Alternative

 

THOCTV Release Info:

Something Like Eternity is the third album from the Berlin-based international band The History Of Colour TV. The group traveled to France in the spring of 2016 to record with Peter Deimel (The Ex, The Wedding Present etc) at the legendary Black Box studios. Stylistically, the album is a departure from its predecessors‘ dreamy, reverb-laden sound signatures. Here the band is heard live and without artifice, a dynamic and open recording with minimal overdubs. The album is a cycle of fractured, ominous narratives – songs haunted by indeterminate characters and small-town wilderness, stories of emotion without release, of things happening because nothing is… And within the songs‘ elongated structures and narrative themes, the band blends their customary melodic sensibilities with noisy echoes of the early American underground.

The History Of Colour TV was founded in 2010 in Berlin by british artist Jaike Stambach. Over the course of two albums and multiple EPs released, the band has been unabashedly diverse in their approach, exploring harsh noise, experimental sound collages, reverb-saturated dream-pop, shoegaze guitar-scapes, or the stripped-down rock of their more recent offerings. Their new album Something Like Eternity will be released in Germany on April 13th 2017.

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THOCTV Live:

12.05.17 Berlin, Kaos (w/ The Prids)
14.05.17 Berlin, XB (w/ The Prids)
17.05.17 Köln, King Georg (w/ The Prids)
18.05.17 FR-Paris, Supersonic (w/ The Prids)

MESSER BRÜDER – FAHR ZUR HÖLLE

New Release – April 2017

MESSER BRÜDER – FAHR ZUR HÖLLE

Label: Reptile Music / Mira Records
Format: Album (CD + Digital)
Cat No: Mira17
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 07.04.17
File Under: Indie | Garage | Electro Pop

 

MESSER BRÜDER Release Info:

There hadn’t been a plan. Coming from a rehearsal she took the wrong door, tumbled into the studio and then she sang. And that was it. From then on the MESSER BRÜDER formed a trio – with her. Almost everything has changed since then: more vocals, more melodies, more aggression and most of all her voice.

Relationship is brittle but the music ties them together. On a personal level they walk on thin ice, but musically they all just fit together: electronic beats, slicing synthesizer-sounds, fat basses, cinematic guitar sounds from the steel-mill and a voice just to melt away. The music is a mix of real instruments and programmed sounds, full of surprising twists and turns and catchy tunes.

It was in Darmstadt where the musicians Thomas Buchenauer and Florian Malicke met. Somehow they both had ended up in that town near Frankfurt. Since 2010 they released three albums full of electronic instrumental music, which they also performed at theatre productions. Along with singer and actress Julia Rothfuchs the “EP 1” was released in 2016. The new album is titled “Fahr zur Hölle” (“Go To Hell”).

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MESSER BRÜDER Live:

06.05.17 Frankfurt, Blaues Haus
09.06.17 Heidelberg, Villa Nachttanz
17.06.17 CH-Zürich, Umbo
23.06.17 Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa
(Livemusik für  Theaterstück „Techno“)
12.08.17 Frankfurt, Landungsbrücken

HOLYGRAM – HOLYGRAM REMIXED [Digital EP]

New Release – March 2017

HOLYGRAM – HOLYGRAM REMIXED

Label: Reptile Music
Format: Digital EP
Cat No: RMD001
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 03.03.17
File Under: Post Punk | New Wave | Shoegaze

 

HOLYGRAM Release Info:

The Cologne based band HOLYGRAM have already shown their stunning potential with the self-titled debut EP, which Reptile Music released for the first time on CD in February 2017. Besides the five original tracks it contained four brandnew remixes by Blind Delon, Box And The Twins, D’Evoé and Bob Humid. Those mixes have been collected for the digital release of the EP “Holygram Remixed”.

HOLYGRAM walk the tightrope between New Wave, Post Punk and industrial Krautrock: driving, gloomy and full of catchy moments. The varied influences of the five band members who gathered in the vibrant music landscape of Cologne in 2015 are unmistakable: New Order meets NEU! Previously contradictory elements are deftly combined into a sinister soundtrack for the city at twilight. Music for the lost.

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HOLYGRAM REMIXED EP Tracklist:

1. Acceleration (D’Evoé Remix)
2. Still There (Blind Delon Remix)
3. Daria (Bob Humid’s No Control Remix)
4. Still There (Dreamed by Box And The Twins)

HOLYGRAM – HOLYGRAM EP [CD Edition]

New Release – February 2017

HOLYGRAM – HOLYGRAM EP [CD Edition]

Label: Reptile Music
Format: CD
Cat No: RM001
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 17.02.17
File Under: Post Punk | New Wave | Shoegaze

 

HOLYGRAM Release Info:

Reptile Music proudly presents the CD edition of the stunning debut EP from the Cologne based band HOLYGRAM! Besides the five original tracks it contains four brandnew remixes by Blind Delon, Box And The Twins, D’Evoé and Bob Humid!

HOLYGRAM walk the tightrope between New Wave, Post Punk and industrial Krautrock: driving, gloomy and full of catchy moments. The varied influences of the five band members who gathered in the vibrant music landscape of Cologne in 2015 are unmistakable: New Order meets NEU! Previously contradictory elements are deftly combined into a sinister soundtrack for the city at twilight. Music for the lost.

The debut EP „Holygram“ was recorded and mixed in the band’s own AMEN studio in Cologne over several months. The five songs demonstrate the bandwidth of the band without staying on the beaten track or being stranded in any one particular genre. Anyone who has seen them live will confirm that the spectrum of HOLYGRAM is by no means exhausted.

The songs „Hideaway“ and „Acceleration“ show the atmospheric density of the band and clearly demonstrate the aspect of contrast which resonates subliminally throughout the production. Laid back drums meet driving basslines and synthesizer melodies to reflect the conflict in the lyrics. Topics such as alienation in the dreary city or depression are explored here in a unity of word and music.

„Daria“, „Still There“ and „Distant Light“, on the other hand, invite the listener to dance in the fog and strobe lights of their favourite club and make no secret of the fact that the band does not just want to stimulate melancholic musing. HOLYGRAM will present the sound captured in the studio live on stage, without relying on the usual practice of backing tracks from the laptop.

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HOLYGRAM CD Tracklist:

1. Hideaway
2. Daria
3. Acceleration
4. Still There
5. Distant Light
6. Acceleration (D’Evoé Remix)
7. Still There (Blind Delon Remix)
8. Daria (Bob Humid’s No Control Remix)
9. Still There (Dreamed by Box And The Twins)

The CD is also available on Reptile Music’s Bandcamp site, please click here to order.

HOLYGRAM Tour Dates:

20.01.17 Köln, Stadtgarten (Cologne Music Week)
25.03.17 Köln, Tsunami Club (w/ Veil Of Light)
31.03.17 Heilbronn, Mobilat
21.04.17 Duisburg, Djäzz (w/ Inseln)
22.04.17 Augsburg, Ballonfabrik (w/ Fliehende Stürme)
29.04.17 Hilden, Area 51 (Gotham Sounds Festival)
05.05.17 Bielefeld, Movie (w/ Traitrs & Japan Suicide)
03.06.17 Jena, Kulturbahnhof (w/ Soft Kill)
05.06.17 Leipzig, Wave Gotik Treffen
18.06.17 Mannheim, Maifeld Derby
22.07.17 Köln, Amphi Festival
04.08.17 Köln, Odonien (Indie Cologne Fest)
14.09.17 Münster, Gleis 22 (w/ She Past Away)
15.09.17 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (w/ She Past Away)
16.09.17 Dresden, Strasse E (w/ She Past Away)
06.10.17 Düsseldorf, Stone Club @ Ratinger Hof (w/ She Past Away)
07.10.17 Bremen, Lila Eule (w/ She Past Away)
09.11.17 Bochum, Zeche (w/ The Mission)

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – WRECK [Digital Release]

thoctv-wreck-single-cover_smallNew Release – November 2016

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – WRECK

Label: Reptile Music / Weird Books
Format: Digital Single (Europe)
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 25.11.16
File Under: Indie | Alternative

 

THOCTV Release Info:

Wreck is the new single by the Berlin-based international band The History Of Colour TV and the first song to be issued from their upcoming third album, for which the band traveled to France in the spring of 2016 to record with Peter Deimel (The Ex, The Wedding Present etc) at the legendary Black Box studios. Stylistically, Wreck is an accurate snapshot of the album the trio emerged with – a dynamic and open recording, live and with minimal overdubs. With its elongated structure and narrative theme, the song itself blends melodic sensibilities with noisy echoes of the early American underground.

The History Of Colour TV was founded in 2010 in Berlin by british artist Jaike Stambach. Over the course of the two albums and multiple EPs released, the band has been unabashedly diverse in their approach, exploring harsh noise, experimental sound collages, reverb-saturated dream-pop, shoegaze guitar-scapes, or the stripped-down rock of their more recent offerings. Their new album Something Like Eternity will be released in March 2017.

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MESSER BRÜDER – EP 1 [Digital Release]

Messer Brüder CoverNew Release – June 2016

MESSER BRÜDER – EP 1
(Digital EP)

Label: Reptile Music / Mira Records
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 24.06.16
File Under: Indie | Garage | Electro Pop

 


Info:

So war das nicht geplant: Nach einer Theaterprobe hat sie die Tür verwechselt, ist in den Proberaum gestolpert, hat gesungen und dabei ist es geblieben. So sind die MESSER BRÜDER ein Trio geworden, und fast alles hat sich geändert: Mehr Song, mehr Melodie, mehr Aggression – und vor allem viel mehr Stimme.

Menschlich ist es eine Kombination auf dünnem Eis, musikalisch passt das wie die Faust aufs Auge: Refrains, die im Gedächtnis bleiben, Gesang zum Schmelzen, elektronische Beats, schneidende Synthesizer-Sounds, satte Bässe, Gitarrenklänge aus dem Kino und dem Walzwerk.

Die MESSER BRÜDER Florian Malicke und Thomas Buchenauer machen seit 2010 elektronische Musik, zunächst instrumental und als Duo. 2015 lernen sie die Schauspielerin Julia Rothfuchs bei einem Theaterprojekt kennen. Man mag sich nicht, aber es passt auf der Bühne so gut, dass sich daraus eine enge musikalische Partnerschaft entwickelt.

Für Frühjahr 2017 ist die Veröffentlichung des noch unbetitelten Debütalbums geplant.

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DEAD LEAF ECHO – THOUGHT & LANGUAGE [German Release]

Thought & LanguageNew Release – April 2016

DEAD LEAF ECHO – THOUGHT & LANGUAGE (CD|Vinyl|Digital)
Label: Reptile Music
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 01.04.16
File Under:
Shoegaze | Nouveau Wave | Dream Pop

 

 

Info:

DEAD LEAF ECHO sind 2008 aus einem Künstlerkollektiv in Brooklyn hervorgegangen. Ihre herausragende Spezialität sind reverbgetränkte Gitarrenflächen wie schwerer, dichter Nebel, die präzise Hooklines und sorgsam durchdachte Pop-Affiliation doch nie völlig verdecken können. Wahrscheinlich haben sie deshalb mit Nouveau Wave eine Genre-Bezeichnung für sich festgelegt, die einerseits direkter (und berechtigter) New Wave-Verweis, andererseits jedoch ein unbelegter Begriff ist, den bislang kein anderer für sich reklamiert hat.

Ihr Album „Thought & Language“ hätte auch in den 1980er Jahren auf 4AD erscheinen können. Gemischt wurde es von John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, Lush, NIN), während das Artwork von Vaughan Oliver entworfen wurde, der damals die visuelle Identität des Labels prägte. Die Vielschichtigkeit und schiere Heavyness ihrer Gitarrentexturen und die brutale Lautstärke ihrer Liveauftritte fordern fast zwangsläufig Verweise zu My Bloody Valentine ein – und doch sind DEAD LEAF ECHO so etwas wie eine clevere, vorsichtige Revolution des Shoegazing-Genres mit ihrer ausgeprägten Catchyness (wie bei der Single-Auskopplung „Kingmaker“) und dem oft zweistimmigen Gesang. Die Schwermütigkeit von Sänger und Songschreiber LG Galleon in perfekter Harmonie mit den beinahe schwerelosen Vocals der weiblichen Protagonistin Ana Breton lässt Kritiker häufig auch den Begriff Dream Pop bemühen. Und schließlich tauchen in ihrer Musik immer wieder Ambient-Einflüsse auf. Sorgsam konstruierte Beatgerüste und geloopte Stimmflächen führen bis an jene Grenze, an der Indie Pop in Abstraktion verschwindet.

Von Time Out New York als „some of the best live music in the city“ ausgerufen, hat die Band seit 2013 in den USA über 160 Konzerte gespielt. Sie war mehrfach auf dem SXSW zu Gast und Headliner der 20. Ausgabe des Beautiful Noise Festivals in Arizona. Sie taucht regelmäßig in den CMJ Top 20 Indie Charts auf, die das Airplay von Collegeradios und nicht-kommerziellen Sendern kompilieren, und spielte diverse Live-Sessions auf KEXP.

Gute Bandnamen sind ausgesprochen rar. DEAD LEAF ECHO jedoch ist perfekt – lautmalerisch wie auch inhaltlich. Der Name stammt aus einer Schlüsselszene aus Nabokovs ‚Lolita’ – neben Hemingway wichtigster literarischer Einfluss von Texter LG Galleon. Er verdichtet in drei knappen Worten jene Grenze zwischen Besessenheit und wahrer Liebe, zwischen welker Realität und wucherndem Fantasiegebilde, die jede Beziehung durchläuft und an der sich die Texte von DEAD LEAF ECHO immer wieder reiben und zerbrechen. In Verbindung mit ihrer Musik wird daraus ein warmes Bad in klein gemahlenem Glas.

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DEAD LEAF ECHO – European Tour 2016

07.04.16 Köln – Tsunami Club (w/ Tempers + Dress)
08.04.16 Bielefeld – Cult Chamber Unlimited
09.04.16 DK-Copenhagen – Drone Bar (w/ ML BUCH + Flugleflugten)
11.04.16 Berlin – Schokoladen (w/ The History Of Colour TV)
12.04.16 Berlin – Urban Spree (w/ VV & The Void + Autist + Justin Deaktivere)
13.04.16 Hamburg – Pocca Bar
14.04.16 Leipzig – Noch Besser Leben
15.04.16 Dresden – Katy’s Garage (w/ Jaguwar + The History Of Colour TV)

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