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Patrick Schimmel
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Arguably one of the best bands around right know. If they play slow and warm easy-riff tracks or the more high-tempo-ed explosive work, doesn't matter. They rock at it. Parquet Courts or whatever their name is these days, have had some milestones already, which is impressive considering their not so... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ears Are For Feeling
A quick in-betweener. My favorites from June. #1 Headspace/Artificial by Tell The Hoi. 1. Tell The Hoi - Headspace // Artificial 2. Toro y Moi - room for 1zone 3. Ducktails - Headbanging in the Mirror 4. Algiers - Black Eunuch 5. BEARSKIN - MIddle Ground 6. Summer Coma -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Indie-Rock or the pop/synth variant genres are not about the riffs, or about the instruments, they are not even about the voice. They are about the feeling. Although the genre is about to die a boring death, there are some acts that show signs of giving me renewed hope. So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
By now, we know that this album won a grammy, surprisingly. But that does not mean I think this album is not massively underrated and under-listened, especially in my country and features some of the best work that Beck has ever produced. What the record from 2002 should've been (Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Just uploaded this yesterday. Impressive and very, very interesting, from the mysterious ambient beginning, to the heavy prog-rock ending. His Name Is Alive - The Examination Album: Tecuciztecatl (2015) Lable: 4AD Records Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
I was blown away when I first heard Katarsis by She Past Away. I mean, there is no denying my love for the 80ies, but still.... this is an act possessing rare amounts of quality. Their synth-based sound is full of intensity and easily brings you back in time. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Toro y Moi is an artist that has no trouble standing out from the crowd. Yet this latest transformation says it all. He's setting new standards for himself and many others. A new frontier for sure. The track is much harder to get into than Toro's usual material. He lost... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Time for another top 20. Listened to a lot during the month and an artist I can keep recommending is on the number one spot. Barbarossa. And that while he's changed his sound a lot. More floating out there somewhere, different vocal style, more melancholy perhaps, more electronics for sure.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Came across this today. Poppy, with some nice guitar-work going on. A summer tune for sure, catchy as hell and interesting enough to keep listening to it for a while. Love it. Bearskin - Middle Ground Album: Afterthoughts (EP) (2015) Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Beautifuly subtle song by folk-man Little Wings. Little Wings - By Now Album: Explains (2015) Label: Woodsist Records Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
On the day of the eurovision event, which is a disgrace for music and culture in general, and a twitter Discussion concerning MIA's new African video, which is not going to get any broadcasting time, because... it's African, at least so she claims. And of course Miss Azaelia Banks is... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Tyondai Braxton (previously Battles, great band!) is an artist I have followed a lot recently. Not known for his straightforward productions, hence Battles, this newest material is no surprise. Still it is a very interesting addition to his career. Building up the track from scratch and from new and original... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
The Line-up is complete. Great Additions of FIDLAR, Cheatahs, Applescal. It's gonna be a good one! Playlist Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Got this track submitted by a follower of the blog. And it is a sweet one. Taking us back all the way back to the nineties. Seems so long ago when you think of it. This track is so solid, that it is easy to live it all again. So... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Jackson Scott - Dissonance From: Sunshine Redux (2015) Label: Bloodmoss Records From one seemingly depressed genre into another: Lo-Fi. Just kidding of course. Jackson Scott's Sunshine Redux is one of the more interesting releases of the week. Another crazy ride that goes from relaxation to utter intensity, showing show many... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
It's been a long time since I've blogged this actively, but the love for it will always resurface. And the biggest reason for that is the music itself. There are a lot of interesting things going on right now, there is a lot of music worth mentioning. As is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
Best Kept Secret is the best festival in the Netherlands. At least that's my humble opinion. And I made a playlist with my favourite tracks from bands that are playing there this summer. So enjoy and knock yourselves out, it's a 72-video list and there is more to come... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv4PtUv7fStDcusWPrjavgQ9muMrA-7rs Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Ears Are For Feeling
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