Saturday, January 31, 2009
We're going to England in August to play Rapturefest, and will do two other gigs as well. We start in Oxford and play at The Cellar on the 13th with the amazing Shapes! On the 14th we'll probably play in London and then Rapturefest on the 15th. It's held in Reading at The Face Bar.
Oh! We were all drunk at Uzi & Ari yesterday and Martin managed to get puked on at the end of the night! Wiiiiild! Although he lost his cardigan he has a hell of a story to tell now!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A message from our lovely record label:
We're delighted to announce the launch of our '2009 Collection', a series of four compilation CDs featuring new, rare, unreleased, live and remixed tracks from the BSM roster. Each CD is limited to just 365 date stamped copies and will be released seasonally, with the Spring Collection kicking things off in February. The compilations will be sold separately for £5 each or you can subscribe to the whole series for £15 and receive a free collectors edition tin to hold all of the discs (photos coming soon), as well as other gifts and promotions through the course of the year.
Spring Collection is now available to pre-order and features 14 tracks including Mimas performing a wonderful cover of This Town Needs Guns hit, '26 Is Dancier Than 4', who return with 'Japanese Ultra Violence', a track which is previously unreleased in the UK. Other highlights include a massive dance remix of Pulled Apart By Horses, an exclusive album demo from Blakfish (as well as a track featuring members of the band singing a 'lounge' medley of Tubelord songs down the phone!), a brilliant old demo recording from Meet Me In St Louis, album/EP tracks from new boys Copy Haho, Wintermute and The Tupolev Ghost and loads more. As an added bonus, there are also two live videos including PABH and Blakfish playing some massive covers at a house party back in December. Most of these recordings won't be found anywhere else.
When purchasing/subscribing, let us know your preferred date and we'll do our best to stamp your CD(s) accordingly. The 'Summer Collection' will be released in May so look out for news and tracklistings for that one nearer the time.
Spring Collection (ETA: Feb)
01. Copy Haho - Pulling Push-Ups (EP track)
02. Greatest Hitz - Drink Up And Good Health (Sam Blakfish solo track)
03. Mimas - 26 Is Danish For 4 (unreleased TTNG cover)
04. Pulled Apart By Horses - I Punched A Lion In The Throat (Richmanu remix - unreleased)
05. The Tupolev Ghost - Diagrams (currently unreleased demo)
06. Shoes And Socks Off - Throwing Opinions At Walls (unreleased The Robot Vs cover)
07. Wintermute - Bad Company In A Sauna (currently unreleased album track)
08. Native - What Are You Dylan In My House? (unreleased in the UK)
09. Shapes - The Escapologist (unreleased demo)
10. This Town Needs Guns - Japanese Ultra-Violence (unreleased in the UK)
11. Boat To Row - Autumn Glow (unreleased demo)
12. Meet Me In St Louis - Corey Feldman (long sold out demo track)
13. Blakfish - Shit On My Face And Tell Me I'm Simon Cowell (unreleased album demo)
14. Colourfish - Tubelounge (unreleased phone recording)
15. Pulled Apart By Horses - The Crapsons (live video)
16. BSM House Party video - Blakfish and PABH playing live covers
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We were all at Gerts place yesterday, he has just finished his education! So we got really drunk and listened to crap music. He served lamb with all kinds of stuff with it, and there was a lot of garlic in it! So today at practise everyones farts smelled really bad...! But the food was so good. He also made a peanut-brownie which was exellent aswell! Nice and heavy...! We wrote him a song which we will post here on the blog in a couple of days.
Hope people are well.
PS: Daniel, it was me who posted the blog on English Breakfast... I need some...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Oh, and we practised today as a four-piece for the first time this year, and it was great! We've got 7 new songs we want to record for you soon...!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I guess I better stop doing vocals, eh?!
The SIlent Ballet:
It takes balls to name your group after a giant, but that’s what these not-so-great Danes have done. The Worries is an apt title for this disk, because after listening to the album I have many worries – worries about their talent, worries about their judgment, and most especially, worries about their vocals.
Here at The Silent Ballet, we love instrumental post-rock, and, although some may pigeonhole us because of this, we actually don’t mind vocals if they are unobtrusive and/or well done. Many excellent groups have enhanced their albums with judiciously-placed lyrics or sound samples, and occasionally we encounter a singer who blows us away with tender inflection or remarkable range.
Neither is the case with Mimas. Snævar Albertsson has an odd inflection, a tendency to slip into falsetto at inappropriate moments, and the lyrics range from distractingly cute to horrifyingly awry. The most grating example arrives on “Dads,” right after a four-minute trumpet solo: “The smell, the sweat and the deodorant, the doctor’s recommendations, the friends they smell even worse, even worse than my armpits, armpits, and the worries, and my armpits, my armpits.” Not sure how The Village Voice missed this one, but it definitely deserves to be in the “Worst Lyrics of 2008” bracket.
At other times, Mimas approaches Spinal Tap territory, with earnest choruses designed to be sung in a crowded stadium of dweebs, dorks and dimwits: “The ro-bot, the ro-o-o-bot, the ro-bot won’t stop you” is repeated ad infinitum against a growing backdrop, ending with a self-indulgent a cappella, in “Treehouse.” The last time through, the chorus ends with the word, “stop.” Clever, eh?
Then there’s the problem of influences. The album’s best riff is found in the opening moments of “Why In the World Not?”, but the riff works because it is familiar; those immersed in the genre may be able to place the source. Likewise the inflection on “Dr. Phil’s Retirement,” a clear homage/ripoff of Her Name Is Calla's “Condor and River.” When Albertsson sings, “Good news to all, our son died last fall,” it’s not entirely clear if we are supposed to be sad or amused – which is certainly problematic. At least “Why In the World Not?” has the decency to close with a chorus of “La’s,” sparing us the cringe factor.
The maddening thing about The Worries is that the instrumentation is decent throughout, so the album cannot be altogether dismissed. The trumpet on closer “Beneath the Glad Sunbeam” is a welcome respite, and garners a host of good feelings. That is, until the vocals once again rear their ugly head. The first lyrics after a wondrous multi-guitar build: “His hands smelled of meat.”
There’s a simple solution: the singer is also the band’s trumpet player, and one can’t do both at once – so why not substitute the brass for the brash? Mimas has the potential to become a major player in the post-rock instrumental scene, and they’re only one big change away.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
We're gonna play a concert at Voxhall in Århus. Best venue after the Norwich Arts Centre. This will be the release of a completely new, free music magazine in Århus! Awesome. We, Maria Timm (Ex-Broken Beats and Marybell Katastrophy) and Green Lives (demo of the month in GAFFA) will be performing and the gig is 100% free. 100% people!
Daniel is sick today, send him a greeting. Get well man.
It´s amazing! I just heard the first good korn track sins swollow mcfeast´er. It´s a track from nightmare before christmas revisited where they play "kidnap the sandy claws". you can actually sens some effort. congratulations korn.
ps. korn is like doing homework.
Monday, January 12, 2009
It´s about fishing boats and yeast.
okey. that did´nt work, so insted I will tell you about my day: I got this phone call. It was a woman and she told me that they needed me for a job. hurrah.
I´d just tried uploading the cartoon again, but no luck. sorry.
ps. remeber to buy the new animal collective album!
love from gert
Saturday, January 10, 2009
If you have anything more interesting to tell about your life, then just do it..... Nike.
Here´s a video of something something in the month of may.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I hope you've had a great 2009 this far!