It’s Queensday here. The annual celebration of our Royal Family. Normal people aren’t working but some of you are. If you are right now: stop! You need a break and you know that. And we should too..
There’s a duck on our roof, quacking all the time. We’d love to shoot it so were revealed from the terrible sound, but we can’t do that. We don’t like killing animals in real life. That’s why we’re playing the classic game Duck Hunt right now. Originaly released by Nintendo in 1984. You should try! It takes all frustrations away! Until the real duck starts quacking again….
By the way, there’s a dog-mode too. If you hate dogs, just kill them!
Play Duck Hunt here!
Our 4th Oi! tip for this week is Last Resort’s ‘Violence in our mind’. A classic that has been covered by many bands including Discipline.
Since the Queen of England seems to have a great music taste, we decided to give our own Queen some nice tips as well. Indie tips, of course. Are you listening, Bea? It’s Indie Queensday!
First off: man that Dan Deacon record is growing on us! If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure you do. Dan Deacon studied electro-acoustic and computer music composition at Purchase College in New York. His new album Bromst is definitely our cup of tea, very playful and trippy ADHD electro pop mixed with more ambient and experimental pieces. Make sure to check out the track ‘Wet Wings’.
White Rabbits is a sextet featuring two drummers and a piano player. The band refers to their music as “honky tonk calypso”, their new album It’s Frightening being very percussion driven. The band manages to keep their songs unpretentious and accessible, at times sounding a bit quirky. It might take a couple of spins before it hits you, but it’s worth it.
You remember Akron/Family, right? As one of Michael Gira’s followers, signed to the Young Gods label, they are now set to release their new album Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free on the excellent Dead Oceans label. You might know Dead Ocens from releases such as Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Evangelicals and These Are Powers. With this new album, they have managed to somewhat create a new sound, at times sounding like a poppy version of Animal Collective.
Pintandwefall brings punky party music made by four girls from Helsinki. Happy music with light lyrics, sounding a bit like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, only more retarded. In a good way, like Modest Mouse retarded. Zombies and octopuses are occupying their lyrics as well as issues closer to home, like what to wear. These girls follow their own path and that path does not follow the rules. Bad girls. They’ll also play ZXZW, so make sure you catch them there.
One of the many cool things about Oi! is that its songs are short. So you can relax at the end of your hard day at work with a quick dose of raw energy. Enjoy Sham 69’s ‘If the kids are united’!
Indoor metal fest Neurotic Deathfest (May 29-30 2009, at 013) have completed their line-up with the addition of Behemoth and God Dethroned.
The killer line-up brings thirty-six bands to Tilburg including: Behemoth, Entombed, Aborted, Vital Remains, The Acacia Strain, Unleashed, Misery Index, Rotten Sound, Brutal Truth and Leng Tch’e. The die-hard ZXZW fans will remember Leng Tch’e from ZXZW 2005.
Everyone’s childhood hero, Mr. T. aka B.A. Baracus has picked a new fight: He hunts nazi’s down in South-America. Virtually that is. In the soon-to-be-released game by Zootfly:
The first game will see Mr. T take on Nazis and their gigantic machines in the varied universe of South American rain forests, lost ancient cities, industrial complexes and contemporary military installations.
We predict a bestseller!