Category Archives: Saybia

More Mixed Stuff

Travis have just released their next single from The Boy With No Name. It’s my favourite, My Eyes. And as you expect it from the boys, there’s a funny video to go with the song:

I’ve just found a great remix of Imogen Heap‘s wonderful Hide And Seek. The Unofficial Ciaran Strings Remix makes this perfect song even more perfect… or perfecterer… the perfectest? Well, check it out, will you? 🙂

Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek (Ciaran Strings Remix) (MP3)

And another break-up: Brazil, Indiana-based Prog/Psych-Rock-band, has decided to disband. Somehow, I can’t find any information on the circumstances, I’ve just read it in the latest blog-entry from one band member. Aaron also tells us that the remaining band members will start working on new projects, and that they will start releasing previously unreleased material of Brazil via MySpace over the next few weeks. Another interesting and talented band gone… 😦

Brazil – Candles Cast Long Shadows (MP3)
Brazil – Crime And The Antique Solution (MP3)

Been listening to Maritime‘s latest CD Heresy And The Hotel Choir, and I’m really surprised how good it is! I’m not too familiar with the band, but this one is a great collection of catchy and well-crafted indie-rock-songs. Might well become a contender for that famous year-end-list!

Maritime – Guns Of Navarone (MP3)
Maritime – For Science Fiction (MP3)

And I’ve just been informed that Eyes On The Highway, the latest album by Danes Saybia, has been delivered to my home. I’m really curious of the direction the band will take on this album. I loved the debut, I liked the second one… what will I think of the third?

From debut album The Second You Sleep:
Saybia – The Second You Sleep (MP3)

And finally, Porcupine Tree have announced more European tourdates, and there’s one in Switzerland amongst them (HUZZAAHH!). They will be accompanied by Anathema, so if you’re somewhere around these locations, don’t miss this double-pack of great Prog-Rock!!!

12th Nov – Volkshaus, Zurich
15th Nov – Arena, Vienna
17th Nov – Alcatraz, Milan
18th Nov – Tendastrisce, Rome
22nd Nov – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
25th Nov – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
26th Nov – Vega, Copenhagen
5th Dec – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

Porcupine Tree – Trains (MP3)
Porcupine Tree – The Sound Of Muzak (MP3)
Anathema – Are You There? (MP3)
Anathema – Angelica (MP3)

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…

Update


The new Hot Tracks for this week are only a few, but I’ve added some older classics to the post. Here are the new ones, and check the post for songs from Kaiser Chiefs, Gentle Touch, IAMX or the Pernice Brothers!

God Love You For A Liar – Holding You Is Like Keeping Water In My Hands

The Polyphonic Spree – Running Away

Cuba Missouri – Lover’s Leap

Amazonair – Amazing

oh, and make sure you visit the homepage of Danish melancho-rockers Saybia and watch the video for their beautiful new song Angel!

And finally, download a new single from Canadians Stars, taken off their next album called In Our Bedroom After The War, to be released on September 25th!

Stars – The Night Starts Here (MP3)

This ‘N That

Danish melancho-pop heroes Saybia have revamped their homepage. Always a good sign that there’s something going on. I’m quite curious about their next album which should be out this year…

Here are two very catchy songs from Leeds band i concur. I’ve really fallen for Oblige. Great stuff!
i concur – Oblige (MP3)
i concur – Decimal Places (MP3)

Belgian band Suburb Songs has befriended me on MySpace, and their song Another Side Of You is worth some of your time. Think about singer/songwriter indie pop mixed with a hint of electronica.
Suburb Songs – Another Side Of You (MP3)

Neo-Prog-band Anathema (still without a record contract… what world are we living in???) has announced some concert dates for Europe. Guess who will attend the one in Switzerland? 🙂
Anathema – Everything (MP3)
Anathema – A Simple Mistake (ZIP)

There’s a great video montage by Danish artist Lasse Hoile for Porcupine Tree‘s new masterpiece Fear Of A Blank Planet (review will follow next week). And the band has also redesigned their homepage. Here’s the video:

And that’s that. Have a great weekend!