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Carlo

From the beginning to the end, I will see this through. This has grown from a blog about the music I love to something bigger and I will keep looking for the great stuff out there. Keep the great music coming!

Posted On April 7, 2017By CarloIn 7Up, Music

7Up – 07.04.2017

7Up is our new weekly wrap up with 7 songs you might have missed but definitely should not have. So here we go with another mix of indie, hardcore and pop (yes, pop!). Let’s up you dig 7Up! 1. Thrice – Hurricane It has taken Thrice almost a year to come up with a second video for a song from their 2016 album To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. But similar to the video for Black Honey it’s been worth the wait. Cinematic is almost an understatement. This songRead More

Posted On März 31, 2017By CarloIn 7Up, Music, Video

7Up – 31.03.2017

7Up is our new weekly wrap up with 7 songs you might have missed but definitely should not have. 1. Free Throw – Randy, I’m the Liquor Well, what can I say to this song? I must have stumbled across the band on their old labels Bandcamp page and it was everything I expected from a band releasing through Count Your Lucky Stars! Randy, I’m the Liquor is the first single from their upcoming second full length Bear Your Mind dropping May 26th via the much bigger label Triple CrownRead More

Posted On Januar 19, 2017By CarloIn Video

Sorority Noise – No Halo

Okay, okay, this post is filed in the video section even though this is not really a video. But look, I had to share this with you. To be honest, I was never that much into Sorority Noise, I mean they always popped up in my feed, in playlists or on tour schedules. But I never connected properly with them. This might be about to change though. No Halo might be the fresh start I needed with this band. The song speaks about death and how to deal with it.Read More

Posted On Januar 16, 2017By CarloIn Video

Jessie Reyez – Figures

Figures by Jessie Reyez is probably the best song you’ll hear all week. Don’t get me wrong here, this site is not going into some sort of Blog-overhype-mode, but this song is brilliant. Trust me. It all started late last week. I was sitting on the Sbahn back home on Friday night. After work I met a friend at our usual Friday night bar for a few beers and some conversations. It wasn’t a late night, but late enough to feel a little dizzy from the beers and cigarettes. JustRead More

Posted On Januar 13, 2017By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Malky – Where is Piemont

The sun has brought life to a halt. It’s crawling through the rugged walls. The faded terracotta walls throw back its reflections. It’s wearing down the parasols that have seen better days anyway. It’s dazzling heat is not yet ready to disappear. There is a couple sitting on a café patio looking towards the sea. He’s wearing a white linen shirt, a straw hat and linen pants. In his right hand he is holding on to a thick cigar. His left hand playing with the little spoon. He’s calmly stirringRead More

Posted On Januar 12, 2017By CarloIn Video

Burkini Beach – World At Our Fingertips

It’s been too long since Rudi Maier aka Burkini Beach last released a song and could it come any more fitting to this time of year than World At Our Fingertips? The song is probably the most Bright Eyes influenced song so far and it suits Maier really well. We’re biting our fingernails while we’d have the world at our fingertips he sings in the chorus before subtly changing the words to we’re biting our fingernails down and then we’re biting our fingertips. It’s the little things that make thisRead More

Posted On September 15, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years

There is something beautiful about imperfection. The little wrinkle when she’s smiling. The hint of green in your blue eyes. The scar on your shoulder. The few grey hair even though you’re too young to have grey hair. Imperfection makes people unique. It makes us remember. Cymbals Eat Guitars always had a nag for writing imperfect pop songs. And I blame myself for not paying more attention to them earlier. To me the bands new record Pretty Years is the celebration of everything imperfect. Finally kicks the record off withRead More

Posted On September 9, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Salamanda – Daddy Punk/Kompanjero

Who the fuck are Salamanda? And why the heck hadn’t I heard of them before? Daddy Punk was sent to me by a friend of mine who works as a pr in music. The mail contained an unlisted Youtube link and a few lines. One in particular stood out: The band is bubbling up North but South of Hamburg nobody knows ‚em. Well Banjamin, we seriously need to change that! Daddy Punk/Kompanjero is the debut seven inch by Salamanda and the first new signing to one of the best GermanRead More

Posted On August 16, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Messer – Jalousie

There is a difference between music you actually like and music you can appreciate for its value or the artistic value underneath it. I always found it hard to differentiate between the two. I still do in fact. Messer have always been one of those bands to me. On the one hand, my indie and punk heart is telling me that I should like them. On the other hand is the music though and that is not making it easy for me to like them. Too cool. Too distanced. TooRead More
A woman inked in black and white holding her hand in front of her open mouth in surprise. Below, in thick red letters, it says ABAY and really tiny some more letters that form the album title. Everything is amazing and nobody is happy – it’s the zeitgeist talking and a fitting title to what is the debut album by one of German indie rocks busiest people. Blackmail were an institution in the German indie rock scene. The tight production by guitarist Kurt Ebelhäuser met lead singer Aydo Abay’s distinctRead More