Another hectic day almost over, and I’m pretty outworn. But I wanted you to have some music today, and so I give you a Swedish music-collective called Garmisch. Some of you might know the band already under their old name Garmisch Partenkirchen. They have released their first two songs under the new name, and they are really sweet. Glimmer is excactly the stuff I want to hear right now, and maybe you will like it, too! And also check out their older songs as well… wonderful stuff!
Garmisch – Glimmer (MP3)
Garmisch – Courtesy Of Steven Wright (MP3)
From the München EP:
Garmisch – München (MP3)
From the Black Paint EP:
Garmisch – Black Paint (MP3)
get the rest of the songs here!
I did intend to publish that long-overdue update on my Music From Denmark
-blog today, but I somehow can’t edit posts without completely messing up the layout; might be another problem with the firewall at the office. I will have to take a closer look at that matter from my PC at home; until then, here are some Danish news:
Danish ElectRock-act Anamia may have split up last year, but they nonetheless managed to put up 4 “new” songs that they have written before the break-up. Two of them are right here, and you can get the other two for free on their MySpace!
Anamia – Hard To Realize (MP3)
Anamia – The Silence And The Thoughts (MP3)
Front And The Factory is a promising new act from Aarhus. They are still unsigned, but already have a few tempting songs up their sleeves. Once again, you can download two of the songs here, and get a bunch more on MySpace.
Front And The Factory – When Snowflakes Fall (MP3)
Front And The Factory – Run For Escape (MP3)
Mr. Schallgrenzen has already reviewed the next band on his blog, and since they’re Danish and very good, I have to spread the word, too! Alex Canasta is a Copenhagen trio with very appealing indie-pop songs. No downloads on MySpace, but if you visit Peter‘s blog-entry, you can get two great songs there!
Alex Canasta will be playing Vesterbro Festival this year which I’m considering to attend. The complete line-up will be announced on May 1st, but Morten has already listed a few bands on his post lately. This could well turn out to be a fun weekend with cool music and a couple of beers among friends!
Last but not least, Morningside Records has just released two new free downloads from Larsen & Furious Jane. Get them right here:
Larsen & Furious Jane – Fine (MP3)
Larsen & Furious Jane – Widowers (MP3)
Since I’ve had sort of a Swedish week here on MOTM, I’ve decided to keep the theme up for Flashback Friday
. And if you think of “Sweden” and “Oldies”, I guess there’s one band that comes to mind immediately. Yes, I admit, I’ve always been a fan of this quartet, and I still think they have written some of the world’s best pop-songs. The fact that they still keep selling records even after almost 25 years since their breakup tells me that I’m not alone with that thought. So here’s a little mixtape of a band that will always bring back some very dear memories of my childhood days!
Let’s round up that Swedish Promo pack I’ve continued yesterday. While in Part I
delivered indie-rock, and in Part II
served Electro-Pop, today’s offering is pure Electronica. Here’s Thermostatic
Founded during summer 2003 in Gothenburg, Thermostatic quickly became a well-known act amongst Swedish club-goers. They released their first EP in 2004; a limited edition of 50 copies was created and intended to be sold at a club gig. While the band hoped for about 20-25 pieces to be sold, all 50 were gone just after 20 minutes!
In 2005, the band was contracted by Wonderland Records, and soon after that, the debut album Joy-Toy was released. In 2007, the band re-released the album with bonus tracks and are currently promoting the two singles from the album. Also work on new material for the next album has started already.
I guess you have to have a liking for Electronica and maybe a soft spot for 80s-computer-sounds; if you can check both these boxes, you will definitely enjoy the joyous sounds of Thermostatic. Below, you will find So Close So Near from the album Joy-Toy, a new song called The Box, as well as a demo of Sweet Girl and a remix of I Want To Be A Marilyn, their first song. And try to get your hands on their fabulous coverversion of the Pet Shop Boys’ Paninaro!
Thermostatic – So Close So Near (MP3)
Thermostatic – The Box (MP3)
Thermostatic – Sweet Girl (5W337 9RL Original Demo) (MP3)
Thermostatic – I Want To Be A Marilyn (M.M.U.M. Acid Version) (MP3)