Posted On März 22, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Mumblr – Full of Snakes

I invite you to my room, all the time There’s few places at the moment where music is as exciting as Philadelphia at the moment. The d.i.y. scene there seems to produce bands at an impossible speed. Mumblr are another one of those bands that just popped up on my radar (thanks to this article here). While London is still caught up in the post-dubstep flood of producers, New York is trying to figure out what their musical identity is and hipster Berlin is meandering through their newest hip-hop star,Read More

Posted On März 15, 2015By CarloIn Video

Modern Baseball – Your Graduation

This is definitely one of the best videos of last year. It tells such an angsty teenage story. But it refrains from going to sad and mellow. There’s all the clichés of American high-school love everybody knows from all the cheesy movies. The end is brilliant though – and even better is the ending. I am a big fan of Modern Baseball’s album, but without this video I don’t think I would have listened to it as much as I ended up doing. Great pop-punk with emo hooks and ‚YourRead More
Well hello there new song Sufjan! You’re giving us such pleasure. Who needs a proper video, when you can have a great new song and watch the small waves coming in at a stoney shore. This is the Sufjan we all started to love with his first albums. Heartwarming stuff!Read More

Posted On Februar 23, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Title Fight – Hyperview

Every band should deserve some sort of creative freedom. Every band should be granted the possibility of moving their sound in a different direction. Music is art nevertheless. And it’s an expression of artistic freedom to change the sound. ‚Hyperview‘ should not come as a surprise to any fan of Title Fight. But if this is the direction the band is going, then I must admit that it’s not a direction that I will follow.Read 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 Oktober 14, 2014By CarloIn Opinion, Talking Pop

Talking Pop: Grace Mitchell

I know that we haven’t talked about pop music in quite a while. I mean, we all do love our indie, punk, noise or whatever influenced bands that play the crappiest venues all to be able to release some tunes recorded in their bedrooms or garages via bandcamp or on small run vinyl. But from time to time there is an urge and a void that can only be filled by massive pop tunes. Tacky hooklines that block your ears for days and nights, one-liners that make you long forRead More
It feels like time is flying by. We’re already in the middle of june and all the albums and bands we’d like to write about we can’t write about because we are all caught up in our day-jobs. So this post is paying a tribute to three albums that I’ve been listening to constantly for the last couple of months. I guess it’s fair to say that they all have a similar background but all go their own ways. They’ve nearly all been released this year (sorry Modern Baseball wasRead More

Posted On Juni 2, 2014By CarloIn Opinion, Talking Pop

Talking Pop – We Are Scientists

Summer 2006. I spent the summer in Barcelona in a desperate attempt to improve my Spanish. I ended up going out a lot more than I ever did before, I probably drank a lot more than I should have, I didn’t sleep as much as one should have over the course of my time there and I probably improved my English more than my Spanish. But I also met a lot of great people. This trip was the reason for me to go to study in the UK and forRead More

Posted On Mai 5, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Frameworks – Loom

I never saw myself as an outsider. Even though I grew up in a small town and had a very distinct taste in music, I always had a good bunch of friends. To this day I tend to get along with most people I meet. Maybe this has caused me to have a strange relation to hardcore. From time to time I love to pull out „One with the Underdogs“ from the shelf and mosh through my flat. Gorilla Biscuits are obviously as integral to my record collection as „AfterRead More

Posted On April 21, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

La Dispute – Rooms of the House

All the motions of ordinary love They grow and change It’s been a long way coming, and after post-hardcore-the-wave masterpiece „Wildlife“ it was never going to be an easy one. When last year the first video surfaced showing the band dismantling the wooden remains of the album cover artwork, blogs, fans and everyone that had ever heard of the band started buzzing. Something new was coming. La Dispute were back.Read More