Blaudzun has named his new album – set to be released on March 7th, 2014 – Promises Of No Man’s Land. The Indie-Rock singer surprised friends, fans and followers when he unexpectedly announced the release of his new album and club shows in a Youtube video in early December. The responses were amazing and the first shows – including the release party in Tivoli, Utrecht – were sold out within days. More than two years since his internationally acclaimed album Heavy Flowers (which is set to reach the Gold status in the Netherlands), his fourth album will again be released by V2 Benelux and Glitterhouse Records.
Voiced with deep passion and grace, Aziza Brahim’s music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, the European cosmopolis where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice. Born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps lining the frontier between Algeria and Western Sahara, Aziza’s life has been marked by both daunting hardship and inspired will. Fleeing from these camps and the regime of political oppression that followed Morocco’s 1975 invasion of Western Sahara, as a young teenager Aziza travelled to Cuba for her secondary school studies. There she experienced first hand the deep Cuban economic crisis of the 1990′s and the subsequent denial of her request to pursue a university degree in music.
Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? It’s a sensation that experimental Brighton artist Gazelle Twin obviously knows all too well, if her twitchy new video, introducing the lead single of her upcoming album UNFLESH, is anything to go by. “Belly of the Beast” is the producer and singer’s first full-length since her extra-terrestrial 2011 debut album The Entire City, and matches that release in the creep-out stakes while also being a surprisingly addictive tune, really made to get under the skin. [Source]
The Walkmen (effectively) broke up. Then they announced plans to get back together for a day. And then member Walter Martin announced his solo debut. Now, frontman Hamilton Leithauser shares concrete details (and a video!) for his whispered-about adventure into independence. The 10-song set Black Hours will arrive May 6 on Ribbon Music — the singer/guitarist teased the reveal on Instagram, Twitter, and his own new site Monday night, before revealing the track list and personnel. [Source]
With the original german lyrics of David Bowie / Brian Eno.
NEW Where The Wild Oceans End TOUR dates!
06.03.14 Radiokonzert/radio concert mit dem Deutschen Filmorchester Babelsberg auf radioeins rbb (no ticket-sale, Karten nur bei http://www.radioeins.de zu gewinnen)