Tellef Raabe’s by:Larm mixtape is a thing of wonder. In addition to fellow Bergen bands Young Dreams, The Megaphonic Thrift, and Chain Wallet, the Norwegian singer/songwriter included his cover of Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney tune, “FourFiveSeconds.” Slap on some truly epic artwork (seriously, take a moment to let your eyes feast on the madness above), and you’ve got yourself something special. Listen below.
Norwegian duo Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii take on non-traditional sexual roles in their new video for IndépenDance cut, “Breaking News.” The Lily X directed video features some of Brooklyn's finest alternative drag performers. The voices you hear in the beginning? Sound bytes from a rally in Russia protesting Putin’s anti gay laws. Watch our premiere below.
For more, you can also see their previous video, the hedonistic, strange, and wonderful “Bamboos Break” here. IndépenDance is out now on Red Eye Transit. If you’re one of those lucky souls in Oslo for by:Larm, be sure to stop by the party we’re throwing tonight with Red Eye Transit and Sell Out Records to see the band perform.
Redder (Vesa Hoikka and Frans Saraste) bring the chill hard in their new video “Fifteen More Minutes." In the black and white clip, the Finnish duo kick back at their summer house with a few friends. Summery activities—including a clarinet jam session, ensue. Check out our premiere below. If you’re in Oslo this week, be sure to catch the band at by:Larm.
Redder’s by:Larm mixtape features original music made by the band. But like everything the Finnish electro duo does, there’s an unexpected twist.
“The theme is Draft, says the band of their contribution. “Vesa experimenting with his various instruments and some early sketches of a couple previously released songs. (Can you guess which ones? :D) We love experimenting with different instruments so I guess that's also a theme inevitably in this mixtape.”
DNKL: “Warm Dark Night (VUURWERK Remix)” MP3 Stream
Mar 03, 2015
Swedish band DNKL traffic is sensuous synths and icy pop melodies. VUURWERK’s remix of their Wolfhour single “Warm Dark Night” doesn’t stray too far away from the band’s sonic mandate—but it does introduce some playful percussion and female vocals. Take a listen to our premiere below.
For fans in London, the bad will be playing their first ever show in the U.K. this Thursday, March 5 at the Lexington. They’ll also be performing twice this weekend at by:Larm. Revisit the mixtape they made in honor of the occasion here.
We admit it—we’re not Norwegian. So despite our love for the country, sometimes we miss things that are happening within its borders. That’s why Kid Astray’s by:Larm mixtape is such a surprise. The band is out to turn us on to a scene we never even knew existed.
“We're currently part of a musical movement of sorts in Norway,” says the band. “A wave of new artists and bands have all gotten together in the small town Sandvika just outside Oslo, and 2015 looks like it's going to be a big year for many of them. It's also very varied, with everything from electronic artists like Coucheron, CLMD and Kasket Club, to folk pop acts like Einar Stray Orchestra and Fay Wildhagen. We want to let people get the chance to discover this scene with this mixtape, so it's basically filled with our favorite new Sandvika songs and remixes by our local heroes. And as a small bonus we've left one of our earliest studio drafts for 'Back To The Ordinary' as the outro. Most of us will be playing at by:Larm, so be sure to catch a glimpse of everyone live!"
Listen to Kid Astray’s tape below. For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, Vök, DNKL, and AV AV AV. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
1. Kid Astray: Still Chasing Nothing 2. Coucheron: Deep End 3. Kasket Club: Straight West 4. Frøder: Keep Forever 5. Dan Croll: From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix) 6. Surfalot: My My Oh My 7. Fay Wildhagen: We Are 8. Emilie Nicolas: Fail 9. Einar Stray Orchestra: Politricks 10. Bernhoft: Come Around With Me 11. Hanne Kolstø: We Don’t See Ourselves 12. CLMD: Keep Dreaming (Johnsen Remix)
Bonus Track: Kid Astray: Back To The Ordinary (Early Studio Draft)
The Danish trio of producers known as AV AV AV ignites our passion for all things electronic. Their by:Larm mixtape follows in line with their work, celebrating fellow ones and zeros jockeys, Anna of the North, James Blake, and Jamie xx among others. Listen below.
For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, Vök, and DNKL. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.
DNKL may make understated and elegant electronic music, but damn, the Swedish trio is bringing the sexy back with their by:Larm mixtape. (Why, hello there Marvin Gay.) Wrap your ears around the mix below. For more in our by:Larm mixtape series, check out contributions from Broen, The Amazing, Long-Sam, LUGN, and Vök. If you’re joining us on our Nordic music adventure, you can check out the by:Larm lineup and ticket details here.