Soda Fountain Rag – The Lost Levels

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 There was a time of handmade music fanzine that came with a pin and a compilation on a cd-r in limited numbers, immediately disappeared with the first lucky ones to get to the show. And then music blogs of which the latest post dates back to the MySpace era and usually counted more authors than readers. Record labels that lasted the time of a love story. Indie-pop as a genre has a predilection for what’s ephemeral and fleeting, and Soda Fountain Rag throughout her whole career has been the essence of Indie-Pop from the first to the last note of her countless songs. Active since the beginning of the century, the Norwegian songwriter has published 4 full lengths and an unknown number of EP, singles and cd-r everywhere around the globe: Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, are just few of the cult label that released her music, without taking into account all the free downloads spread around the internet. Now just before releasing her new EP (scheduled for the beginning of 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl has decided to bring together all the songs that went “lost” in a chronologically organized album that goes from 2006 to 2013. Lo-fi is Soda’s philosophy, with the toy keyboards, her candid voice and the most immediate and happy melodies you can dream about, floating between Rough Bunnies and Moldy Peaches, as they are supposed to be. The Lost Levels is now available for digital download and streaming through all digital distributors and our Bandcamps linked below. Soda will unveil and talk about all the songs one by one as the most desirable advent-calendar from her facebook page.

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 Vecchie fanzine fatte a mano, poche decine di fotocopie che trovavi a qualche concerto, in regalo una spilletta e una compilation, subito sparite nel nulla. Blog musicali che contavano più autori che lettori, il cui ultimo post risale all’epoca di MySpace. Etichette discografiche nate in qualche cameretta e durate il tempo di una storia d’amore. L’indiepop sembra avere da sempre una speciale predilezione per l’effimero e il fugace, e Soda Fountain Rag, lungo tutta la sua carriera, ha incarnato l’indiepop dalla prima all’ultima nota delle sue innumerevoli canzoni. Attiva dalla metà degli Anni Duemila, la cantautrice norvegese ha pubblicato quattro album, e soprattutto una quantità di EP, singoli e cd-r da una parte all’altra dell’Oceano. Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, sono solo alcune delle storiche label su cui è apparsa la sua musica, senza contare i free download disseminati ai quattro angoli di internet. Ora, alla vigilia della pubblicazione del suo prossimo EP (prevista per l’inizio del 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl ha deciso di fare un po’ di ordine e riunire le sue canzoni “perdute” in un’antologia ordinata cronologicamente dal 2006 al 2013. Il lo-fi pop che è il suo marchio di fabbrica, le sue tastiere giocattolo, la sua voce candida e le melodie più felici e immediate che si possano sognare, sospese tra Rough Bunnies e Moldy Peaches, erano già tutte qui.  The Lost Levels è disponibile via download digitale e streaming attraverso tutti i distributori e dalle nostre pagine Bandcamp linkate qui sotto. Soda racconterà traccia per traccia tutte le canzoni di The Lost Levels come un dolcissimo calendario dell’avvento dalla sua pagina di facebook a partire da oggi

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SODA FOUNTAIN RAG – EXTRA LIFE

Norway’s Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl is known to most as Soda Fountain Rag, and we are happy to announce that she is back with a beautifully catchy and yet touching album titled Extra Life, out this April via WWNBB. Ragnhild’s newest work (the first since Reel Around Me) was partly written in Bergen and in part scrapped while on tour during the last five years, then recorded by Alessandro Paderno and Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) at Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in October 2015/ January 2016. Extra Life is a collection of stills from Ragnhild’s life, ranging from the highest high to the lowest low. Exrta Life comes in a beautiful artwork by Silja Haddal Mork, and you can order now this very limited edition (only 100 copies!) on 12″ vinyl or digital download, directly from our stores.

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 Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl e’meglio conosciuta come Soda Fountain Rag,e siamo contenti di annunciare il suo ritorno con un bellissimo album, caratterizzato da melodie pop e da canzoni molto personali, intitolato Extra Life e uscito per WWNBB il 29 Aprile.  Il nuovo lavoro di Ragnhild (il primo dopo Reel Around Me) e’stato registrato in parte a Bergen e in parte in giro per l’ Europa negli ultimi cinque anni, successivamente registrato da Alessandro Paderno e Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) al Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in due sessioni, Ottobre 2015 e Gennaio  2016.
Extra Life e’ una raccolta di fotogrammi della vita di Ragnhild, dai picchi piu’ alti a quelli piu’ bassi.
Extra Life e’ stato stampato in una edizione limitatissima di 100 copie in vinile 12″ la cui copertina e’ stata disegnata da Silja Haddal Mork.

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Soda Fountain Rag, new album & summer gigs

 WWNBB#079 - Extra Life by Soda Fountain Rag

WWNBB#079 – Extra Life
by Soda Fountain Rag

Norway’s Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl is known to most as Soda Fountain Rag, and we are happy to announce that she is back with a beautifully catchy and yet touching album titled Extra Life, out this April via WWNBB. Ragnhild’s newest work (the first since Reel Around Me) was partly written in Bergen and in part scrapped while on tour during the last five years, then recorded by Alessandro Paderno and Fabio Benni (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) at Red Carpet Studio (Italy) in 2015/2016. Extra Life is a collection of stills from Ragnhild’s life, ranging from the highest high to the lowest low. Exrta Life comes in a beautiful artwork by Silja Haddal Mork, and you can preorder now this very limited edition (only 100 copies!) on 12″ vinyl or digital download, directly from our stores.

Here’s a new song… more soon!

PRE-ORDERS ARE HERE!

[EU SHOP] https://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-079-extra-life

[US SHOP] https://wewereneverbeingboring.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-079-extra-life

Soda Fountain Rag will play a few shows in Europe, check out the dates and stay tuned for more!

28.04.16 Bologna @ Zoo [ITA]
29.04.16 Vittorio Veneto @ Spazio Mavv [ITA]
01.05.16 DIY POPFEST – London @ Shacklewell Arms [UK]
09/10.07.16 Indiefjord 2016 – Bjørke [Norway]
29/31.07.16 Ripley @ Indietracks Festival [UK]

 

Making Marks – European tour

A message from our lovely friends from Norway:

A few months ago we released our new album “A Thousand Half-Truths” on Fika Recordings. It got lots and lots of great reviews, and we’re really proud of it. In a few weeks we head off on a tour of Europe, and we’re super excited about playing our songs for new people there, and meeting people we’ve played for before both as Making Marks and mylittlepony.

But: since we don’t have a label in Europe, and can’t afford expensive promo companies to make us famous, we’re a bit worried that no one in the places we’re going have actually heard of us, and that maybe no one will bother to come (we’re worriers). That would suck! That’s why we’re encouraging all our fans on the internet to come to the shows, of course, but also to bring people with them. If you manage to bring two friends with you, you’ll get a free t-shirt AND a CD after the show! The t-shirts are super cool grey Making Marks t-shirts made on righteous cotton, and we usually sell them for around €15. The CD is a beautiful digipack version of mylittlepony’s 2011 album “Making Marks”, the album we’re named after! Please bring all your friends to our shows, and we’ll give you a free t-shirt and a CD as thanks!

What you need to do, in order for us to not have to give free t-shirts and CDs to every third audience member at every show, is to send us an e-mail at makingmarks (at) mail (dot) com, saying who you are and who you’ll be bringing. Then we’ll meet after the show for you to claim your price! These are the tour dates:

22.05.14 – Ohibo, Milano (IT)
23.05.14 – Café Kairo, Bern (CH)
24.05.14 – Ostpol, Dresden (DE)
25.05.14 – Theatron Festival, München (DE) (not legible)
26.05.14 – Café Konrad, Luxembourg (LX)
27.05.14 – Astra Stube, Hamburg (DE)
28.05.14 – Antje Øklesund, Berlin (DE)
29.05.14 – Feinkost Lampe, Hannover (DE)

Get in touch!

Making Marks – Mylittlepony

  

mylittlepony – A Miracle by spoontrain

 

I Mylittlepony sono cinque e sono di Oslo, Norvegia. Vogliono essere una piccola band che canta magnifiche canzoni. Citano Neil Sedaka e Chris Isaak e possiedono il dono della tenerezza come i migliori Belle & Sebastian. Il suono di questo secondo loro album, “Making Marks”, è ricco e vario, con archi, trombe e chitarre elettrice.  I Mylittlepony raccontano storie quotidiane su Oslo, sulle feste e una bella storia è sapere per esempio che questo album doveva uscire nel 2010 ed è stato registrato due volte. Non perché non erano soddisfatti del risultato, né perché volevano realizzare due versioni o qualcosa d’altro di strano, ma perché la prima registrazione era sparita in un crash del disco rigido.

 “Making Marks” è uscito su Spoon Train il 17 Gennaio 2010 ed è distribuito in Italia da We Were Never Being Boring.

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 Mylittlepony is a 5 pieces band from Oslo, Norway. They want to be (and they are) this little band that sings beautiful songs. They quote Neil Sedaka and Chris Isaak and they are tenderness as Belle & Sebastian can be. The sound of their second album “Making Marks”, is rich and varied, with strings, trumpets and eletric guitars. The songs are about Oslo, parties and daily-life, and a nice story is that the album was supposed to come out in 2010, but had to be recorded twice. Not because they were not satisfied, nor because they wanted to release two versions or something else weird, but because the first recording disappeared in a hard-drive’s crash.

 “Making Marks” has been released by Spoon Train on Jan 17th and is ditributed through We Were Never Being Boring in Italy.

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