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]

 

keep me posted … in September

There are some great news you have to know, like Welcome Back Sailors’ new video “Love’s the answer, blame it” (premiere on Delicious Scopitone), nostalgia and Super8… Or their review by Enrico Veronese on September’s BLOW UP (7!)
On the same magazine there’s also Soda Fountain Rag’s review (7!) of the new 10 inches vynil “Reel around me“, which has been positively reviewed as well from Tom on indie-mp3.co.uk

We would like to know a bit more from The Calorifer is Very Hot! that moved to the US….they talk about great news, but for that we have to wait.
We’ve heard Horrible Present is setting up an awesome live show. updates soon on superfinepast.blogspot.com (where you can find new songs and a very funny video!)

Reel Around Me

Soda Fountain Rag è Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl. Nel 2006 pubblica un cdr autoprodotto che fa innamorare molti, uno tra i tanti (ma uno speciale) è Salvatore, curatore di Indiepop.it, (purtroppo ferma da fin troppo tempo) che di lei scriveva “Se per Ragnhild non esitiamo a parlare di Genio è perché le sue canzoni istantaneamente orecchiabili possiedono un doppio fondo, una qualità avvolgente e addirittura tenebrosa che sovrappone immagini di alba e tramonto in mezzo alla solitudine di Bergen”. Sono proprio le canzoni vecchissime (del 2006) e vecchie (2007!) che finiscono su Reel Around Me, per la prima volta suonate dal vivo in studio, insieme ad Anders Kaasen e Nickolai Nilsen.

Il come e il perchè di questo disco sono in questo brevissimo racconto.

Reel Around Me esce il 28 Maggio per We Were Never Being Boring su LP 10″ ed è coprodotto con gli indiepoppers irlandesi di YesBoyIcecream. Ecco qui la tracklist:

A:
1. Dogwalkin’ Summer
2. New Dancing Shoes
3. Are Philosophers Lonely? ()
4. The Catcher
5. You are not Invited to my Wedding ()

B:
6. You Can’t Stop Me
7. Give Yourself a Break
8. Pirate Love ()
9. Too Late for Us

All songs written by Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl , but “You are Not Invited to my Wedding” was reinvented by Anders. Soda Fountain Rag are Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl (drums, vocals), Anders Kaasen (guitar), and Nickolai Nilsen (bass).
Alessandro Scagliarini played trumpet and flute on “Are philosophers lonely?”.
Recorded at Perpetuum Mobile, Nave (BS) by Alessandro Paderno, except trumpet and flute recorded by Paolo Torreggiani. Mixed at Us Random Calculator, Ghedi (BS) by Alessandro Paderno. Mastered at Bluefemme, Montirone (BS) by Marco Franzoni.
Cover design by peterdanielsson.com.

[EU SHOP] https://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-006-reel-around-me

[US SHOP] https://wewereneverbeingboring.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-006-reel-around-me