MUSIC BUZZ: Steve Albini // Bloodshot Records // More

Steve Albini likes the Internet Iconic musician, sound engineer and producer Steve Albini believes the Internet is the saviour of music and does not at all contribute to its demise. In a speech at the “Face the music” conference in Melbourne he says: I see more bands and I hear[…]

Life Soundtrack: Depeche Mode – Black Celebration

There’s nothing I can tell you about Depeche Mode that you wouldn’t  know already or that you couldn’t read somewhere else in more detail and precision. However, this is also not what the Thursday segment Life Soundtrack is about. It is about music and its very personal influence, own memories and significance[…]

FIRST LISTEN: iamamiwhoami – Blue

iamamiwhoami’s first album, Kin was among my favorites in 2012. I was then still under the spell of their stunning, mysterious video series, but, even though I still like the album, I had some sort of “they just cook with water” moment, when I listened to the music without the[…]

NEW ALBUM: Girlpool – Girlpool

Strictly speaking, it’s not really a new release and it’s also not a full length album but the self-titled Girlpool by the L.A. duo Girlpool came out this week by Witchita Recordings. The 7 songs on the EP, none of which hits the 3 minutes mark, have been recorded earlier this year and are now[…]

Gazelle Twin live at Rough Trade

For a long time, Gazelle Twin, the multi-media project of Elizabeth Bernholz, was brought to stage only for rare occasions. But for her latest album Unflesh, she embarked on a long tour, which finally brought her to New York. It was clear that Gazelle Twin’s live show would center around[…]

NEW MUSIC: Be Forest – Captured Heart

This kicks off the SXSW 2015 coverage at glamglare: Be Forest from Italy does melancholic shoegaze and unfortunately we missed them at CMJ. They are still touring the U.S. and – as of now – will be back in Austin next year.

VIDEO: Black English – Hold On

Earlier this year, we saw Black English at SXSW and then a couple weeks later playing at New York’s famous Mercury Lounge (show review here) and at both occasions the band still called themselves NO – quite a social media nightmare these days, despite having gotten all the necessary user[…]

Monogold live at Glasslands

And another one of these events, were the great met the sad: Monogold were re-releasing their atmospheric first album The Softest Glow on vinyl and with that, also their new material on an an EP called In Bloom. Not only did they come with tons of songs, old and new,[…]

3 Is A Band: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC)

The idea for “3 Is A Band” emerged because of a couple of bands whose music I like a lot happen to consist of 3 band members. On this original list were famous acts like Placebo, Muse and Green Day as well as local favorites like Monogold and STRGNRS but[…]