Be Forest – “Ghost Dance” Music Video & European Tour

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ghost dance – be forest

Here’s the music video for Be Forest’s Ghost Dance. Directed by Ryan Ohm and premiered by HEY!, the video is the kickoff for Be Forest’s first leg of their European tour. Check the dates below!

Be Forest – “Ghost Dance” from RYAN OHM ▲ on Vimeo.

Ryan Ohm on the video: “Ghost Dance generated such an atmosphere for me, I knew I wanted to make a video that let the song do the talking and let the visuals be more of a backbone. While some move on from youth, others tend to cling as long as they can, some even add a sort of fabricated nostalgia to old memories. This film explores these elements in a non-linear sense, more creating a tone and letting the viewer add the narrative dimensions…and perhaps their own drifting memories.”

TOUR DATES
20.03.14 Berna @ Cafe’ Kairo | CH
21.03.14 Köln – Temptation club @ Tsunami club w/Coctail Twins| GER FB EVENT / TICKETS
22.03.14 Frankfurt @ Cafe Koz | GER
24.03.14 Würzburg @ Cairo w/Shaky Foundation | GER FB EVENT
25.03.14 Berlin @ Monarch | GER FB EVENT / TICKETS
26.03.14 Hamburg – Hit the North @ Astrastube | GER
27.03.14 Wetzlar @ Franzis |GER
28.03.14 Regensburg @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur | GER FB EVENT
29.03.14 München – lunaland.org @ Sunny Red | GER

 

Colours (peekaboo rework) – Totem (video) – “Twin Days” (part two)

In the last few days we’ve received a lot of good news and gifts..which is awesome! Here we share with you a few of them: the song up here is a very cool remix of Be Forest’s Colours realized by Peekaboo, while the following video is a gift from a fan who put Be Forest’s Totem on a movie from 1957! How cool is that? The movie is called Adebar and it was directed by the Austrian experimental film-maker Peter Kubelka. Take a look!
 

And if you happen to be around Rome, don’t miss the second “Twin NIght” at one of our favorite venues there: Circolo degli Artisti. This could be a good chance to cash-in those forgotten miles for a trip to Italy and attend an unforgettable show with Be Forest and Brothers in Law together!

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twin days

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes – Make It Happen

 The first thing that strikes the listener is the light; Le Man Avec Les Lunettes are able to write music that lights up , illuminating the heart and making radiant everything around. And the songs on this Make it Happen are full of light: Things To Do is a clear spring awakening, Get In Touch is pure summer sun, while Dancing all the Night contains the clarity of the northern sky, and Summer reflects reverberations on a lake. The always sweet melodies that Le Man Avec Les Lunettes have gotten us used to, now shine in arrangements of strings generous as ever, which is one of the most striking features of this new work . Every album is a description of itself and Make it Happen is no exception, but perhaps it is because of the desire to fill all these years of waiting (the previous Plaskaplaskabombelibom came out in 2008 and after that the Ep Sparkles was released in 2011 ), one of the strands of this album seems to be the music itself. Quoting the lyrics from Cookies, ” I believe in songs”. In a recent interview for Impose the band says: “We make pop music in a non-simple way. There are many layers in our songs, but yes, basically our music is funny and weird lyrics with dancing & romantic melodies”. Given that we can define romantic : ” Letting go has not really been something I’ve been good at” , rather than a key to the whole album is a poetry manifesto. The sound of Les Man Avec Les Lunettes , besides the usual comparisons with Belle & Sebastian (not to mention the band’s love  for the Beatles and the Beach Boys ), recalls some Scandinavian indie-pop , and indeed in these songs it’s easy to find traits of Jens Lekman or the Concretes . The non-common skill (that this album has in abundance), is to be able to combine all these elements in a single moment, and…. Make It Happen !

 La prima cosa che colpisce è la luce. I Le Man Avec Les Lunettes sono capaci di scrivere musica che illumina, che rischiara il cuore e rende radiosa ogni cosa che sfiora. E le canzoni di questo nuovo album traboccano di luce: il sereno risveglio di primavera di Things To Do, il sole estivo di Get In Touch, il cielo nordico e terso di Dancing All The Night e i riverberi sopra il lago di Summer. Le melodie come sempre dolcissime dei Le Man Avec Les Lunettes risplendono dentro arrangiamenti di archi generosi come non mai, una delle qualità determinanti di questo nuovo lavoro. Da un certo punto di vista ogni disco parla di sé stesso, e Make It Happen non fa eccezione. Ma forse per la voglia di colmare tutti questi anni passati ad aspettarlo (il precedente Plaskaplaskabombelibom è del 2008), uno dei fili conduttori di questa raccolta sembra essere proprio la musica stessa, dall’ispirazione trovata in una drum machine fino alla radio lasciata accesa in un giorno di vacanza. Come canta il singolo Cookies, “I believe in songs”. «Noi facciamo musica pop in modo non semplice. Ci sono molti strati nelle nostre canzoni, ma in fondo la formula della nostra musica resta: testi divertenti, un po’ di danze stravaganti e melodie romantiche». Sempre poi che ci si intenda su cosa possiamo definire romanticismo: “Letting go has not really been something that I’ve been good at”, più che un verso chiave dell’intero disco sembra già un manifesto di poetica. Il suono dei Lunettes, oltre ai consueti paragoni con i Belle and Sebastian (per non parlare dei loro primi amori, ovvero Beatles e Beach Boys), ha richiamato alla mente certo indiepop scandinavo, e in effetti dentro queste canzoni capita di ritrovare tratti alla Jens Lekman o dei primi Concretes. Il talento non comune, e che questo album offre in abbondanza, è quello di riuscire a combinare tutti questi elementi in un solo istante: come recita il titolo, Make It Happen!

Streaming – Le Man Avec Les Lunettes – Make it Happen

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Le Man Avec Les Lunettes – 2014

It’s been a long time waiting, but finally after 3 years since the release of that pearl that is Sparkles, Le Man Avec Les Lunettes‘ fans can rejoice as on March 10 the band will release their new album: Make It Happen. This new work is the result of years on the road and at the recording studio, in the specific at Red Carpet Studio, where Lorenzo Caperchi has been in charge of the production of the album together with the band. The final work has been then mixed by the same Caperchi and mastered by Nils Frahm.

You can stream Make It Happen now, in its entirety, via Impose and Rockit.

preorder: Bandcamp / Itunes

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes, Cookies and tour

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes have announced a new album, titled “Make it happen”, and is sharing its second single. You can liste to “Cookies” here! (The Sound Of Confusion Premiere).

Make it Happen will be out on 03.10.14 via WWNBB. Pick it up via Bandcamp or Itunes and see Le Man Avec Les Lunettes on tour this spring:

13.03.14 Roma – Unplugged ai Monti @ Blackmarket FB EVENT
14.03.14 Foligno @ Supersonic
15.03.14 Carpi @ Mattatoio FB EVENT
21.03.13 Napoli @ George Best
22.03.13 Caserta @ SMAV
28.03.14 Prato @ Controsenso FB EVENT
29.03.14 Milano @ Arci Ohibò – “Make It Happen” release party FB EVENT
03.04.14 Torino @ Astoria w/ Be Forest
18.04.14 Brescia @ Lio Bar
19.04.14 Firenze @ Glue club w/ Be Forest
01.05.14 Padova @ TBA
17.05.14 Modena @ Caffè delle Passioni (matinee)

Below you can listen to the first single “Former Leader”:

 

Totem II music video & Twin Days

Totem II is the second music video extracted from Be Forest’s Earthbeat. A split screen as a narration of the duality and correspondence of body and earth: the earth as a body as the whole in the finalized detail. The music video for Totem II has been directed by M U T E and totally deserves 2 minutes of your time. It will make you feel better!

Be Forest’s new album Earthbeat, is available now from both WWNBB’s stores (EU / US).

Be Forest – Totem II from We Were Never Being Boring on Vimeo.

The video comes right on time to invite you to see Be Forest back to back with Brothers in Law for the special four shows called Twin Days. On March 1st, the first show for the Pesaro’s twin-bands will kick-start the tour. Check this poster and make sure to get your ticket for one of the “Twin Days” night.

Twin Days

Twin Days

I Am Oak – Ols Songd

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‘Ols Songd’ is the stunning forth album from Utrecht-based I Am Oak , confirming Thijs Kuijken as one of the most impressive song-writers around. I Am Oak’s delicate sounds are a morning cuddle as well as a firm poetic statement; pure breakfast entrancement. Fans have been eagerly awaiting this album, for it contains live-favorites as ‘Birches’ and ‘Honeycomb’.
Cds are available now at our store. Thanks to Snowstar Records.

 

I Am Oak

Making Marks – A Thousand Half-Truths

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We are very happy to share with you Making Marksʼ debut album! A Thousand Half-Truths is a collection of heartwarming pop songs, touched by Scandinavian chill. Blending sweet male and female vocals with a lush soundscape filled with jangling guitars, buoyant drumming and textured synth lines, the Norwegian quartet has a real knack for melody and a keen ear for rich instrumentation.

Buy ”A Thousand Half-Truths” on a very limited edition of 12″ heavyweight vinyl or digipack. Thanks to Fika Recordings.

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making marks

 

Twin Room – HINT

 Luca (Fitness Pump, Swim, Not an Exit) creates songs on the computer; Bart (Cosmetic) sings on them. But the bulk of the work is done together, the structures change and evolve, the lyrics go from the hands of one to the other’s, the melodic lines are checked together. Together they are Twin Room and HINT, their first album, is the result of about a year of this song-writing process, developed with the challenging idea to give their work an album-form just starting from a coherent concept of “kick + fog” which was the triggering spark. HINT unfolds countless influences, from the warmest electronics to shoegaze; influences that are noticeable also in tracks significantly different between them, but all these influences have a unique purpose: to look out at the world through the eyes of pop. HINT is an album to listen but also to dance to: maybe with a hood over our head, smiling while no one sees us.

Luca (Fitness Pump, Swim, Not an Exit) imbastisce i pezzi al computer; Bart (Cosmetic) ci canta sopra. Ma il grosso del lavoro è fatto a quattro mani, le strutture cambiano ed evolvono, i testi passano da uno all’altro, le linee melodiche si correggono assieme. L’album HINT (data di uscita 18/02/2014) è figlio di circa un anno di questo processo, ma con la sfida in mente di dare una forma “album” al lavoro, di sviluppare un discorso coerente a partire dal concetto di “cassa+nebbia” che era stato l’incipit. Il disco racchiude innumerevoli influenze, dall’elettronica più calda allo shoegaze, rintracciabili in brani anche sensibilmente diversi fra loro, ma si pone un unico scopo: quello di affacciarsi al mondo con lo sguardo del pop. Un album da ascoltare ma anche da ballare: magari con un cappuccio in testa, sorridendo mentre nessuno ci vede.

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