Category Archives: Stars In Coma

This ‘N That

It’s bright and shiny outside, but Viola nonetheless sing about Puppies In The Rain (MP3).

A Swedish double: Degrees tell us about Punchdrunk Sweethearts (MP3) in their latest free offering, while Stars In Coma wants us to stay In Your Prison (MP3).

One of my favourite songs at the moment comes from Wild Nothing. Get Golden Haze here.

Over two years ago (see here), I’ve written about Swedish band Garmisch on this blog. Their song Glimmer is still popping up in my playlist regularly, and now, after various EPs, Garmisch have finally released their self-titled debut album. It has been put out under Creative Commons License which means that you can get the whole album for free. Nice one! Check BlocSonic for various formats including booklets and covers.

Garmisch – Glimmer (MP3)

Guess Who…?

Yeah, well… what can I say? You probably figured out for yourselves that things here still go very slow. And I won’t bore you with all the reasons why it is like it is. Good news, if you could call it that, is that blogger hasn’t deleted any more posts in the meantime, so at least it’s also quiet on that front.

Otherwise, I’m still busy with the CD-ripping-project. The track count is now close to 15’000 songs (about 120GB worth of music), and although it’s a very time-consuming work, it’s quite fun to re-discover some of that stuff I haven’t been listening to in ages (well, not-so-funny this morning when it poured down outside and Garbage was singing about how they’re only happy when it rains…). If you happened to stalk around my Last.FM-profile lately (don’t know if anyone even does this actually…), you might have noticed some odd artists there. I sure wonder what impact this will have on my profile… concerning recommendations, not too much has changed so far.

The downside to all this dwelling in the past is that I hardly haven’t listened to anything new recently. I’m still ordering new CDs (Dream Theater, Kings Of Leon, Placebo, Moby, Phoenix and Riverside being the latest additions), and download the stuff from my fellow bloggers, but it will take some time before I’ll get myself into the blog-about-it-groove again. But there’s one project I’d like to recommend to you today that really deserves some promotion:

famous Scandinavian blog Eardrums has started a new project called Handshake. If you’re familiar with Eardrums, you already know their great indie-pop-compilations (if not, check them here). For the next compilation, Eardrums is taking things a step further and invites all of you out there to participate. Right, you don’t have to be a musician to participate; you can help by sending photographs, illustrations, poems, writings… whatever you can think of. All you have to know is up now on the Eardrums Pop Site. So what are you waiting for? Get over there and do your share… and don’t forget to spread the word on blogs, twitters, facebooks and whatever you can think of (of course non-electrical promotion is allowed, too… if anyone out there still knows how that works! 🙂 ).

So here’s a couple of summer-songs you might or might not already know…

Stars In Coma – 87
Viola – Shimmery Summery (MP3)
The Glass – I Wanna Be Dancing (Radio Edit) (MP3, via XLR8R)
The Cavalcade – Meet You In The Rain (MP3)

Quick Ones You Should Get!

2 great versions of Help I’m Alive from Metric‘s fantastic new album Fantasies. Head to the Last Pop Song.

Viola‘s free song for May is out:

Viola – Nobodylovers (MP3)

Also new in the shelves is Sister, the new album by Stars In Coma. Here are two songs, the album is available at Music Is My Girlfriend.

Stars In Coma – Amelie (MP3)
Stars In Coma – Underneath A Fallen Leaf (MP3)

Deluxe from Better Than Ezra is one of my favourite albums of the 90ties. Great to hear that they are about to release a new album next week, and even better: the first single is ex-cell-ent, and free above all!

Better Than Ezra – Absolutely Still (MP3)

This ‘N That

Once again, the ever-productive Stars In Coma from Sweden has released a new song, and as (mostly) always, it’s completely free. Get his summer gift, the double-single Ignore List / It Won’t Always Be The Same, and if you’re not familiar with the project yet, check out the other stuff as well!

Stars In Coma – Ignore List / It Won’t Always Be The Same (ZIP-File)
Stars In Coma – Borderline (MP3)
Stars In Coma – The Sun Burns Crimson Bright (MP3)
Stars In Coma – Drifting Nights In Moonshine Heights (MP3)
(find more songs on the official homepage)

We stay in Sweden, where our favourite label Labrador has just released the Sound Of Arrows-remix of that great new Club 8 tune, Jesus Walk With Me. Grab it now!

Club 8 – Jesus Walk With Me (Sound Of Arrows Remix) (MP3)
Sound Of Arrows – Danger! (MP3)

If you’re in London around June 10th, here’s something you could do in the evening: visit the Pastry Club and treat yourself to some Danish Delights! There will be Murder, there will be a Katastrophy, and chances are good that you’ll also meet a tiger! Well, just check the flyer, will you? 🙂

Marybell Katastrophy – Hidden Agenda (MP3)

More later…

New Free Music Roundup

New dreampop from Sweden’s Moto Boy; the new single Ride My Wild Heart has been released. Get it right here:

Moto Boy – Ride My Wild Heart (MP3)

The Danes from Cartridge also have a new single. It’s called The Woods, and you can download it via this link:

Cartridge – The Woods (MP3)

Another Danish act will be playing at the world-famous Pastry Club in London tonight. Get Deliberate Deeds from Marvin’s Revolt here, and check out the details for the gig by clicking the banner below!

Marvin’s Revolt – Deliberate Deeds (MP3)

I wrote about Neon Neon before, and I’m still not too sure what to think of them. Fact is that you can now get their song Raquel for free via insound. Here’s the link:

Neon Neon – Raquel (MP3)

Ladytron has released a new album, and offer the first single, Black Cat, as a free goodie. Click the link to download the ZIP-File.

Ladytron – Black Cat (ZIP)

New speed-pop from one-man-project Stars In Coma. Listen to the Invisibility Trick here:

Stars In Coma – Invisibility Trick (MP3)

The good guys from offer two tracks from the new album Pershing by Missouri-based band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Tracks are here, album is available via the band’s homepage!

SSLYBY – Glue Girls (MP3)
SSLYBY – Think I Wanna Die (MP3)

if I find more, you will get more! 🙂