Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Watch: Schwefelgelb Premiere Music Video For "Den Keller volllaufen"

Berlin based electronic/club act Schwefelgelb have premiered the video for their brand new single "Den Keller volllaufen" [Flooding The Basement]. The song has been added to our current playlist.

Composed by Sid and Eddy, the duo met in kindergarten and grew up in the picturesque but, as they discovered when they reached their teens, rather boring little town of Monschau in the Aachen district of Germany. They spent most of their time skateboarding and BMX riding until they started to make music together. They founded Schwefelgelb in 2006 and soon gained notoriety for their intense live shows. 

The band's hard-hitting electro pop is rooted in the 80s electronic movement, 90s techno and 00s electroclash (a movement that, like, Schwefelgelb, was fond of trashy aesthetics and sexual ambiguity). 

The video was directed by photographer Axel Hoedt, financially supported by H&M Life and shot in a garage in London.

Watch it below.

Watch: Mazes Release Music Video For "Notes Between F & E"

London based indie trio Mazes have released a brand new video for their new track "Notes Between F & E", taken from their latest EP 'Better Ghosts'. 

The song is part of our current playlist. The mini-album is a 10 track compendium of new songs, field recordings, interludes and a cover or two, and was released last month via FatCat Records. Get your copy here.

The black and white video was directed by James Alcock. Watch it below.

Website: wearemazes.com

Kaiser Chiefs Announce New Album, Stream New Track "Misery Company"

Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs have announced they will release their fifth studio album titled 'Education, Education, Education & War' on March 31st UK/Europe and April 1st North America via Fiction Records.

The follow-up to 2011's 'The Future Is Medieval', is available now for pre-order here on both CD and vinyl formats. It was produced by Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective), and recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

It's the first studio album without the founding member/drummer Nick Hodgson, who left the band in December 2012. On 7 February they announced Vijay Mistry from the band Club Smith as Kaiser Chiefs new drummer. 

The tracklist is as follows:

01. The Factory Gates
02. Coming Home
03. Misery Company
04. Ruffians On Parade
05. Meanwhile Up In Heaven
06. One More Last Song
07. My Life
08. Bows & Arrows
09. Cannons
10. Roses

The band have also unveiled the album's lead single "Misery Company". Have a listen below.

Watch: Trails And Ways Drop New Video For "Taj Mahal" (Jorge Ben Cover)

Oakland, CA indie band Trails And Ways have dropped a new video for their cover of Jorge Ben song "Taj Mahal". The song has been added to our current playlist.

The video is accompanied by the following statement: "so much love/respect to jorge. j's original is a retelling of the classic indian love story that built the Taj Mahal, and we do a retelling of the retelling, rewriting the verses to english ones about the 16th c. queer love story of Sufi poet Shah Hussain and Madho Lal

to honor and help give voice to real present-day South Asian folks and their love stories, we're asking anybody who digs the song to check out & donate a bit to Trikone, a group founded in the Bay Area that provides a space, advocacy and support for LGBTQ South Asian folks." 

The video does the retellingˆ2 out of found footage of rad bollywood dancers pluis jaguar spirit world intermission. Watch it below.

Website: www.trailsandways.com

Watch: Climbing Boys Premiere "Bone House" Music Video

London post-punk quartet (and one of our favourite acts) Climbing Boys have premiered the music video for their brilliant tune "Bone House".

The track was featured as Single of the Week here on Kool Rock Radio in May 27, and is the lead single from the band's excellent debut EP 'Take The Floor' released back in April via Raptor. You can grab your copy here.

About the song, frontman Tom Salo told us:

"The original draft of the lyrics for 'Bone House' has actually been around since my teenage years and was lyrically intended to be a teenagers retort to the song 'Teenage Wildlife' by David Bowie. It deals with themes such as juvenile excess and disillusionment. Everybody has their ups and downs and I guess I wrote this one when I felt my chips were down."

The video is directed by Imogen Smyth-Prado. Take a look below.