Category Archives: Crowded House

Some News…

Saybia have revealed the title for their third album: Eyes On The Highway will be released later this year. The band has also announced some dates around Denmark for September, and will be touring the rest of Europe later on.

Delays are currently mixing the new songs for their third album, too. No news on a release date yet.

If you click here, you will be directed to a page with a new pre-album-demo by Iko. The Goodbye Fireworks is also available for download; just double-click the planet on the page.

One of my favourite bands of the 90ies, Crowded House, have not only released a grand comeback album, but also announced some tour dates. Of course the one in Switzerland will fall into my holidays, so there’s another opportunity I’ll miss! 😦 At least I can go and see Interpol in November…

This ‘n That

Crowded House will release a new studio album, Time On Earth, on July 2nd. It’s the first release with new drummer Matt Sherrod(formerly with Beck), and the first “proper” studio album after 1993’s Together Alone (there have been various Best-Of-compilation and last year’s fabulous live-album Farewell To The World). I’ve just been listening to the new stuff, and it sounds great. The guys haven’t lost their talent for catchy and mellow pop-melodies, so I guess fans of the band will indeed be very satisfied. Crowded House will also play some festivals in Europe and the USA over summer. Check the following pages for details, and listen to the first single Don’t Stop Now on MySpace.

Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over (No, it’s not!!! 🙂 )

Here’s a playlist with lots of free and legal MP3s… some are older, some are new, some are good and some are not. Decide for yourself:

My favourites:

The Postal Service – Such Great Heights

Owen – Bad News

Eagle*Seagull – Your Beauty Is A Knife I Turn On My Throat

Gravenhurst – The Diver

Belasco – 15 Seconds

Editors – Munich

And here are some great collections from MySpace, the net and my fellow bloggers… thanks, you know who you are! (bit cheap, I know, but it’s all I have time for today!).

Detroit Cobras – As Long As I Have You

Celestial – Dream On

The Weakerthans – Psalm For The Elk Lodge Last Call (Instrumental)

Club 8 – Whatever You Want

Flare – Brotherlover

Klever – Trip 2

Mono – Back Home

Shout Out Louds – Tonight I Have To Leave It

The Exploding Boy – Dazed

The Loose Salute – Turn The Radio Up

The Orange Lights – Let The Love Back In

The Painted Word – The Painted Word

Tornister – Big Fake

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Around The Blogs

A Plague Of Angels
introduces us to Leopold, a fine Swedish pop-band with one foot in the 70ies and the other in today’s premier league of indie-pop. Definitely worth an earful!
Leopold – Johnny (WMA)

More indie-pop from Eardrums, this time from Finland. Rubik is the name of the band, and Eardrums’ comparison to Delaware isn’t that far off. Haiku Motorik is exceptionally good!
Rubik – Haiku Motorik (MP3)

Here’s a video from Labrador‘s 100 party which marked the release of – you guessed it – their 100th release and their 10 years as a label. The 4-CD-Box is now available via the homepage, and everyone into modern indie-pop should own it! Thanks to It’s A Trap for the message.

If you’re into UK’s Ballboy, visit Reloda and get a Peel Session recording.

DreamtimeMix has a new remix for you; this time it’s Depeche Mode‘s Leave In Silence. I think it’s excellent!

Last Second Thoughts has a wonderful acoustic version of Don’t Dream It’s Over, sung by former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn. I’ve heard rumours about a reunion of the remaining members of Crowded House… sounds good to me!

Some more indie-pop comes from the Torture Garden. Shane is high on The Great Unwanted by London’s Lucky Soul. Great song indeed! Here’s another one:
Lucky Soul – One Kiss Don’t Make A Summer (Acoustic) (ZIP)

Merz from Mars Needs Guitars gives us a new Shoegaze-act from Brooklyn. Read and hear about Elika with her angelic voice!
Elika – In An Hour (MP3)

And whilst you’re on Mars anyway, check out Merz’ post about Idlewild with a new song and some great classics from the Scots!

A new band from Denmark is presented by Pastries, Pepper And Canals… Evil Death Machine is the name, and they sound really good! Lots of MP3s on MySpace and Last.FM!
Evil Death Machine – Things I Stole (MP3)