Mixed Bag Of News


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will release their first album, Elegies Of Lessons Learnt, on October 1st. A single called Deception will also be released, on September 10th. Head over to the band’s MySpace to listen to Victress, the B-Side of the single. And here’s the tracklist for the album:

1. We All Fall Down
2. Twenty Five Sins
3. The Deception
4. Voice of Reason
5. Death of an Idealist
6. Remnants of an Army
7. We Go Hunting
8. Come Over
9. Spencer Perceval
10. Epiphany
11. Death is the End

Sweden’s Moonbabies will finally release their new album At The Ballroom in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on August 31st. Niiiiice!

The Moonbabies – Sun A.M. (MP3)

Swiss melancho-rockers Mañana will be going into the studio to record their debut album. If you haven’t heard of the band before, you should definitely check out the sound clips below, and if you’re a videogamer, you might already know their brilliant signature tune Miss Evening, which was on the soundtrack to Fifa Football 2005.

Mañana – Fast Days (MP3)
Mañana – Miss Evening (MP3)
Mañana – There It Goes (MP3)

Danes Spleen United are also giving the finishing touches to their second album. It will be released early 2008, and if it’s just nearly as good as the debut album, it will be a smash hit. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Another bit of news from Denmark, but not good ones: JoyceHotel have called it quits and no longer exist as a band. No news if any of the members will go solo. Sad news indeed!

The end of a band doesn’t necessarily mean the end of it all though. Brits Belarus are living proof. The band decided to split up a few months ago, just before their debut album was about to be released. Now the fine folks at Play Dead Records have put in an effort to save the works of Belarus, and finally, the album is ready to order! My copy is already on the way, and I’ll write about it when it’s here. In the meantime, please visit the band’s two myspace-sites and listen to some of the finest Britpop-tunes from this great band!

http://www.playdead.co.uk/

http://www.myspace.com/belarusband
http://www.myspace.com/belarusband2

And to complete this post, here are a few new songs that I recommend… full and free as ever! 🙂

Little Big Adventure – The Easiest Thing (MP3)

Northern Portrait – What Happens Next (MP3)

Sambassadeur – Subtle Changes (MP3, via Pitchfork)

Red Sleeping Beauty – Don’t Say You Love Me (MP3)

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