James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (April 21, 1947 – ???)

 

Tegnap volt utoljára 66 éves a gyerek. / The buddy was 66 yesterday last time.

david_iggy

Popdavec cimborád is csókoltat! / Best wishes, Popdavec

a good girl’s guide to bad music – Wild Books from Warsaw

 

Even though I’m not too much familiar with the 2014 Polish music scene, I still bet (or hope) that the first full length album of Wild books will make it to most end-of-the-year lists there and without any over-argumentation this is simply because their self-titled LP is insanely good!

Ever experienced listening to an album and saying to yourself ‘oh these guys clearly have their own musical influences, let’s see which bands …’ ? And suddenly finding yourself in a dead end as soon as you realize that you are listening to something great and there’s no need to compare it to anything else. And hey, music freaks, I bet you also recognize when you are listening to music made by another music freak… I think you all see my point by now: Wild books knows how to write good songs and they also have their own prescription for sound. I hate to be snobbish but I appreciate this approach most of all – even though the band consists of only two guys, the music is not lacking anything and they do not sound minimalistic at all (if you want to read more about the recording process and their previous bands, read this bilingual interview here).

If you are not scared away by genre labels like garage, surf and noise pop (I might even say grunge, sorry) then give it a listen and feel the inexplicable waves of nostalgia rushing all over your body, get a nice ear massage from the crispy fuzz, press replay at the end of the album and consider a name-your-price donation for Wild books.

 

 

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SHARP

from the upcoming album “A HopEless Noise: The Story of The Diamond Girl”
feat. King Khan, Mac De Marco, Mike Watt and more

From New Records

whitereaper

A synth-punk-pop song by White Reaper of Kentucky

from debut EP on Polyvinyl

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OvO  Italian industrial noise metal duo by Stefania & Bruno with guitar, drums, effects and electronics in the deepest corner of Hell. Averno/Oblio (ie. Arrow/Point)

12″ EP on Corpoc Records. Nice work

Western and South Euro tour from April to June

Bunnies in Hats in Budapest

APRIL 19 >  cold wave at Küss Mich Ex-Yu Party

POPSIMONOVA (technoid female decadance, Zagreb)
KONVOJ BONTON BAJKERA (riot grrrl of synth-punk, Beograd)
I/II (hymnic minimalism, Zagreb)
YUS YUS (over-excited erotic cold wave, Subotica)
ÚJ LÁTÁSMÓD FÚZIÓ (melancholic smoky coffee-bar pop,  Baranya)

or hardcore/rap

BOBAFETT   AMD   LEUKÉMIA APOKALYPSIS and more at Dürer Kert

APRIL 22 > glam/garage/hard rock

GLITTER WIZARD (USA)  GUSTAVE TIGER and HEADBENGS at Trafik Klub

or noise at Havizaj Party

CRUOR INCENDIA (USA)  DROGDED  ParaNoiZ vs dzsémszGOND

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