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Patrick Schimmel
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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A quick stop at numbers 15 to 11, which I recommend from last year: No efforts done to recover the info about record label and so on... was kind of feeling lazy today. 15. BRNS - Patine, 1. Omen 2. Behind The Walls 3. Void Unique Belgian indie-poppers show their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Below is a live video of a band I have talked about before, simply because I believe their 2015 record is one of the best of the year. And I.... felt like posting it. Froth - Afternoon (&More) Album: Bleak (2015) Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Tonight in Nijmegen's NDRGRND! For Free! A dark Pearl Jammy sound and no fear to write intriguing songs. A Dutch band with serious potential. And I know I say that a lot, anyway, support these guys! Smoking Chimneys - Every Rope Knows An End Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
of Montreal is a band that needs no introduction. And yet their latest release has me more excited than usual. I've mentioned here before that listening to a record, mostly this counts for special records,the first few spins don't always necessarily give you a great feeling. On of Montreal's Aureate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Five more: 20. Drowners - Drowners, Frenchkiss Records, 1. Well, People Will Talk 2. Bar Chat 3. Unzip Your Harrington, Indie-Rock, Garage 19. James - La Petite Mort, BMG Music, 1. Frozen Britain 2. Quicken The Dead 3. Walk Like You, Pop-Rock, Alternative Rock 18. Phantogram - Voices, Republic Records,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
The first part of the Best Kept Secret line-up has been confirmed and it's impressive, again. If you ask me, in the Netherlands, this is where you have to be this summer when it comes to good alternative music. It's completely clear in February. And my favorite twenty tracks from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Another discovery. Math-Rock is always hard to get used to. But this band captured me right away. Their sound will either give you the chills or perhaps a headache, but they deliver epic tunes nonetheless. Pneu - Temple Machine Album: Destination Qualité Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
One of my first major thumbs up of 2015. Froth, a band with a particular exotic ring to it. Can't really place it yet. But as in so many cases, the garage tones that echo through this track are what gets me excited. Froth - Saccharine Sunshine Album: Bleak (2015) Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Let's go! more of my recommendations of 2014: 25. Rich Aucoin - Ephemeral, Sonic Records, 1. Are You Experiencing? 2. Yelling In Sleep 3. Want To Believe, Electro-Pop, Indie, Indie-Pop, Singer-Songwriter 24. Dope Body - Lifer, Drag City Records, 1. Repo-Man 2. Nu Sensation 3. Hired Gun, Garage, Grunge, Alternative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
And there is more. I was in a hurry, so no videos. 30. Yellow Red Sparks - Yellow Red Sparks, ORG Music Label, 1. My Machine Gun 2. Yellow Red Sparks 3. Buy Me Honey, Indie, Folk, Indie-Rock 29. D.D Dumbo - Tropical Oceans, 4AD Records, 1. Tropical Oceans 28.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Going through bit of an electronica phase. And this fits right in. Ghost Culture- Glass Album: Ghost Culture (2015) Label: Rough Trade Records Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
And we continue at 35. again, I will talk about the 10 best a little more. 35. Coves - Soft Friday, Nettwerk Music Group, 1. Beatings 2. Let The Sun Go 3. Wake Up, Indie-Rock, Indie, Synthpop 34. DJ Quik - The Midnight Life, Mad Science Records 1. Pet Semetary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
And some more: 40. Swans - To Be Kind, Mute Records, 1. Screen Shot 2. A Little God In My Hands 3. Oxygen, Experimental, Post-Rock, Alternative Rock 39. Atmosphere - Southsiders, Rhymesayers, 1. Prelude to Hell 2. Kanye West 3. Flicker, Hip Hop, Pop 38. Steve Gunn - Way Out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Suddenly Death Grips is back, masters of the unexpected turns in their music, now this counts just as much for their career. The band quit and now they're back. With an instrumental album called ' Fashion Week'. Stream here: Death Grips - Fashion Week for today's pick, perhaps a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Part 2 of my personal album list of 2014. The last 10 will be highlighted with more depth. 45. I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro, Bella Union Records, 1. Berceuse, 2. Ascension 3. You Burn, Electronica, Experimental, Ambient 44. Younghusband - Dromes, Sonic Cathedral Records, 1. Dromes 2. Comets Crossed 3.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
From now on I will be posting what I have perceived as the finest albums of 2014 (some are out of the end of 2013, but you'll get the idea). Starting today with numbers 50-41. Top 10 will be highlighted some more. Enjoy! Missing something? Let me know, love to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Working on 2014's review lists. Will be posting the first part tomorrow. And still the best from November and December are on its way. But first let's talk about the most fascinating and diverse LP out right now is Clark's self titled album. And this is one of it's top... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
So I've starting working on my yearlists, since well the year is almost over now and not at the beginning of Decembe, but I already mentioned that last year I guess. I'm doing a top 50 albums and a top 100 songs, if I can find the time. Oh yeah... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
Yet again, I feel obliged to come with my own christmas playlist. 2014 edition. With a Mark Kozelek cover in there. I promise he is not swearing in it. Just a bunch of songs that remind me of, sound like or are just about Christmas. enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
The year is almost over. And that means reflection on the year, awards, lists and celebration. But now it seems that the end of the year lists are missing one of the key LPs of 2014. (it happens every year to be honest). They are missing D'Angelo's Black Messiah. It's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
The best from October according to... well... me. So... a lot of new names in there. But still the best is DMA's, absolutely impressed with this band. Rebecca Clements, Springtime Carnivore, Ex Hex, Eerie Wanda. Exotic Little Month. Enjoy! The List: 1. DMA's - Laced 2. Dutch Uncles - In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
BRNS - Behind the Walls Album: Patiné (2014) Label: CKoiCeBordelCorp Records Think Animal Collective, but with the typical Belgium Lo-Fi-ish Folk in between the crazy parts. Hints of School is Cool are in there as well. That's for me what BRNS is. It is an exotic sound, I can honestly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
Sweet indie-rock from Cali. Sweet in the sense that it somehow has mixed garage influences with soft synthesizers building up to a great climax in this track. There is definitely more to this band than you would think. Absolutely unique. And since this song was not on Youtube or anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
I'm fed up with end of the year charts, again. So I voted on an alternative (for the dutchies): nr. 1(today, I mean I could make lists like this everyday and it would be completely different everyday.) is Alamo Race Track's - Black Cat John Brown Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling
Today's pick sounds a lot like the indie-rock we saw at the beginning of the zeroes, high tempo, very good sense of rhythm, like Editors or The Cinematics. But... now we have a lovely female voice, a synth-pop kind-of voice, finishing it all off perfectly. Another duo-band that has definitely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Ears Are For Feeling