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Posted On Januar 5, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Låpsley – Understudy EP

Because you took something away from yourself Come back to this world and take your heart to higher shelf Is there such a thing as falling in love with a voice? Can you have a relationship with a person who you have never spoken to or seen in real life? I mean, can something like this really work? If it would, I’d totally fall for Holly Fletcher! The voice and brains behind Låpsley! Today she released her 4 track ‚Understudy EP‘ and heck, it is one brilliant piece of music.Read More
And all I’ve wanted my whole damn life is something like this to materialise and all I’ve wanted my whole damn life is love and luck to collide all I’ve ever needed is to be part of something meaningful all I’ve ever wanted is to leave this world more (The Smith Street Band – I Love Life) It was sometime in the late summer of last year. Me and a few other guys, some of which I hardly knew, crammed into a small car and drove to Bielefeld. If youRead More

Posted On November 27, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Ariel Pink – pom pom

*This is not at all aimed at insulting a label or a person. It’s just a strong personal opinion on a record.* Where should I start on this one? I should probably go right into a direct rant about how much I hate this album. So let’s do it. It’s fucking awful. It’s that plain and simple. 1. The album 66 minutes is a lot of time to ask from your listener these days. While the pop mainstream focuses on releasing single after single (Pitbull, Perry, Jessie J etc) newRead More

Posted On November 26, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Happy Diving – Big World

because in my room now, i feel so divine not a worry running through my mind As kids we used to play in sandboxes, build castles and towers only to destroy them with pure force. Our parents would say that this was just a boy thing. Some way down the line we learned to control this anger or the lust for destruction and channeled it into something else. Nowadays I find myself sitting in a pub on a night out with my friends and a ever growing urge to smashRead More

Posted On November 15, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Courtesy Drop – Stabilize

I feel the most alive when it’s all falling apart Winter is approaching quite relentlessly these days. And while the days have more or less become nights the city is becoming increasingly bleak. I was talking to a friend the other day and he was saying that winter depression hasn’t hit him yet. For my part, I’m trying to comfort myself at home more than I would during summer. And I’m naturally adjusting my listening habits. Courtesy Drop have just arrived in time for this change! Their new EP StabilizeRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Atlas At Last – A Composition of Functions

I call you function, it’s a reference to formulaic happiness. The last few months must have been pretty horrific for Atlas At Last. Compared to the DC trios selftitled debut EP from 2013, A Composition of Functions is a big leap into darker territories. Sonically the four songs are noisy, raw and brutal, to say the least. While its predecessor wasn’t necessarily a happy affair per se, it managed to pair walls of distorted guitars with great melodies and harmonies. This time, the melodies haven’t disappeared, they are just buriedRead More

Posted On November 5, 2014By CarloIn Music, Pop Culture, Reviews

Taylor Swift – 1989

Dear Taylor, What have you done to me? I knew I was a sucker for sweet pop music even before you blew my mind with your infectious hooks and your quirky attitude – ok, let’s face it, sometimes you look a little bit like a dork. But I don’t care, because I mean that in a cute way. The way you sing songs about all your ex-boyfriends makes everyone go a little „aww“ for you. But, I mean, you’re always the one coming out top of these summer flings, highschool-love-affairs.Read More

Posted On November 4, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Miles & Feet – Lies.Words.Love

Time stands still and we watch our past mistakes When I was about 16 and had gotten really deep into hardcore, I was listening to a lot of bands that sounded like Miles & Feet. American new-school hardcore, with mosh-break downs, metal dual „At the Gates“-metal riffing and this angry voice spitting emotional lyrics. I would have killed to play in a band like that. But living in a small place, all I could muster was a band sounding more metal and with guys that didn’t have the same musicalRead More

Posted On Oktober 15, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

Frankie was a heartbreaker, I didn’t know it at the start Is it possible to capture pure sex on a record? I’ve been asking myself this question quite a few times recently. Especially when listening to the new Death From Above 1979 record. And if someone has managed to do it, the two guys from Toronto have probably done it. And it’s not your pretty flowery sex, it’s the total opposite.Read More

Posted On September 22, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Beatsteaks – Beatsteaks

I never was an astronaut, I never was a drummer. I never was a Beastie Boy but it doesn’t really matter! It’s great when there’s a band you grew up with together. I don’t mean that in the sense of you went to the same school, hung out at the same bars or on the same playground etc (even though that is quite cool, too). I mean it in the sense of you discovered them quite young and as you grew up yourself, the band also got bigger and bigger.Read More