Monday, January 07, 2013

MANGELEXEMPLAR - Band of the Month January 2013

Depression is a fucking event, that is the motto of  Mängelexemplar.

They combine words into patterns of thought to which all leave space for their own interpretations. Danceable and it should be fun... but above all danceable. For their sound, they use mainly analog sound sources.

There is no box they would fit in or where they want to be. Their music is electronic, experimental, simple and straightforward. They are uncomfortable, unpleasant, honest, direct, infantile, crazy, sarcastic, cheeky, autonomous, authentic and energetic with absolute attitude - they are - Mängelexemplar.

The band's first album is called "Freizeit und Technik" is influenced by the 80's sound, and was released in October 2012 under the label KERNKRACH (hertz 036). One of our favourite songs on the album is the song "Universal" which peaked at #18 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.

The band are currently working on their new material "Disco - to go", which is due for release in 2013. Mängelexemplar on their new release: "There is so much to tell, for the next release we had the simple pleasure to make everything different. This idea came to us while singing and dancing in the kitchen. The sound is similar to the music from the 90s."

Here's the band's first taste of Disco to-Go: "Minimal Sound".

Watch: Django Django Share 'Hand Of Man' Video

Django Django have unveiled the video for 'Hand Of Man', taken from their self titled debut album, released last year.

Speaking about the video, John Maclean describes the video as being; "The end of great things. The party was the last day in our friend's building which will inevitably be knocked down to make way for more dodgy flats with tiny triangle balconies - art, film and music studios destroyed to make way for fast-buck housing developers pricing the working classes and the artists out of central London. The end of film developers and kodak film stock. And the beginning of great things, Django Django, the spirit of youth, integrity finding a way to live forever, and fresh bread."

Watch the video below.

The Replacements Reveal Title And Cover Art For Reunion EP

The Replacements have revealed the artwork and title for their forthcoming EP.

Entitled 'Songs For Slim', this new EP comes in benefit of The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in February.

The limited edition (only 250 copies will be pressed) release features four songs and will only be available via auction. 

Paul Westerberg previously told Rolling Stone he and Tommy  Stinson recorded the following covers, but an official tracklisting for Songs For Slim has not yet been revealed.

- Slim Dunlap "Busted Up"
- Gordon Lightfoot "I'm Not Sayin'"
- Hank Williams "Lost Highway"
- "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (from the musical Gypsy)

Suede Reveal First New Material In 10 Years

Suede have unveiled "Barriers", their first official release in 10 years. 

The song has been add to our current playlist and is the first taken from the band's forthcoming album, 'Bloodsports', out on March 2013. 

In a press release, frontman Brett Anderson explained: "After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. 'Barriers' isn’t the first single but we are proud of it enough just to chuck it out there and thought that it’s pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely."

"The album is called Bloodsports. It's about lust, it's about the chase, it's about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we've ever made but certainly the most satisfying. It's ten furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise." He continued.