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THE FOREIGN RESORT – THE AMERICAN DREAM EP [German Release]

TFR_The_American_DreamNew Release – February 2016

THE FOREIGN RESORT – THE AMERICAN DREAM (CD|Vinyl|Digital EP)
Label: Reptile Music / Ignition
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 19.02.16
File Under: Shoegaze | Post Punk | New Wave

 

 

Info:

Mit der Veröffentlichung ihres dritten Albums „New Frontiers” im Sommer 2014 haben THE FOREIGN RESORT einen echten Wirkungstreffer erzielt. Der Longplayer erhielt nicht nur überschwängliche Kritiken von Seiten der einschlägigen Musikpresse, sondern landete schließlich auch in diversen „Best Of“-Jahrespolls/-charts. 2015 nutzten die Dänen für ausgiebige Touren durch Europa und Nordamerika, arbeiteten parallel dazu jedoch auch an weiteren Songs. Das Ergebnis ist nun auf der EP „The American Dream“ zu bestaunen, die mit fünf brandneuen Tracks aufwartet. Einmal mehr ist es der Band aus Kopenhagen gelungen, die beeindruckende Intensität ihrer Bühnenshows ins Aufnahmestudio zu übertragen und einen explosiven Mix aus scharfkantigen Post Punk-Gitarren, atmosphärischen Shoegaze-Sounds, dunklen New Wave-Anleihen und prägnanten Indie-Melodien zu erzeugen. 2016 werden THE FOREIGN RESORT erneut fleißig touren und dabei natürlich auch die neue EP live präsentieren.

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THE AMERCIAN DREAM Tour 2016/17

18.02.16 Hamburg – Klubsen (w/ Moonrise)
19.02.16 Freiburg – Slow Club (w/ Homunculus Prime Aftershow)
20.02.16 Koblenz – Jam Club (w/ Cataya, Corova & Vision Noisia)
29.04.16 Hilden – Area 51 (Gotham Sounds Festival)
30.04.16 München – Kafe Kult (White Noise)
26.05.16 DK-Copenhagen – Loppen (w/ The KVB)
02.06.16 Oberhausen – Druckluft
03.06.16 Leipzig – Helheim
04.06.16 CH-Luzern – Sedel
01.09.16 Dresden – Ostpol (w/ Jaguwar & Lingua Nada)
22.10.16 Köln – Blue Shell (w/ The Kadeadkas)
07.11.16 DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset (w/ Minor Victories)
03.12.16 SE-Stockholm – Debaser Strand (Dark City Festival)
03.02.17 Koblenz – Jam Club (w/ Noir Reva & Corova)
04.02.17 Hamburg – Kaiserkeller (Wave Rock Festival III)
25.03.17 Essen – Zeche Carl (Melting Sounds Festival III)

FLÉAU – FLÉAU [Digital Album]

Fléau coverNew Release – August 2015

FLÉAU – FLÉAU
(CD|Digital Album)

Label: Reptile Music / Anywave
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 28.08.15
File Under: Dark Electro | Synth Wave

 

 

Info:

FLÉAU is the new solo project of Mathieu Mégemont from Bordeaux, who is also member of VvvV, AE and Year Of No Light. His eponymous debut album contains seven dark-tinted tracks, recorded only with analogue synths, dirtied with fuzz and submerged by reverb. While the overall atmosphere evokes John Carpenter’s scores there’s also reminiscence of Arvo Pärt’s frozen minimalism, sustained by synthetic strings in the style of French producer Christophe in the 70s (on the final “Glass Cathedral) and dancefloor kicks on “The Rat” and “Tombes”.
www.anywaverecords.com

AVGVST – ONLOOKER [German Release]

onlooker_coverNew Release – June 2015

AVGVST – ONLOOKER
(CD)

Label: Reptile Music / Anywave
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 19.06.15
File Under: Postwave | Shoegaze | Ambient

 

 

Info:

AVGVST is a postwave project led by producer and composer Aurelien Delamour, who also recently collaborated with artists like Schonwald, Future, HøRD, People Of Nothing und Nothing Existed. Based on electronic devices and sampled instruments, the sound of AVGVST takes its sources in Post Punk, Cold Wave, Shoegaze, Ambient, Drone and Dream Pop, mixing massive synthetic waves, ghostly voices and dancey beats to create a virtual stadium soundtrack. The band’s aim was to mix pop-music efficiency to experimental textures, noise and loads of distortion and reverb.
www.anywaverecords.com

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 – 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


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

 

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