+++ ATMA is Jane Arnison aka Jon Dark, member of the Berlin based band Kool Thing. The band is currently
+++ CocoRosie have released a beautiful new track entitled “Gravediggress” (cover above), which will be on their new album “Tales
+++ THEESatisfaction, whose “awE naturalE” album is still high on the list of my favorite 2012 records, have released a
+++ Kool Thing – “Light Games” ++++ By Claire Kurylowski. From their free “Light Games EP”.
+++ Berlin based Kool Thing (picture on top by Emma Haugh) has just released a beautiful free 3-track EP entitled
Toronto-based, minor-key-addicted Austra have blown up in such a short amount of time since the May release of their debut album Feel It Break, so it would be easily to dismiss them as hype — a video censored for nudity and a mention on Jay-Z’s blog couldn’t have hurt — but thankfully the quality of the music indicates otherwise. Their cold synth patterns and Katie Stelmanis’s rich voice are a soft sell on melancholic ears, and their sound perfectly defines the Blacksmith Synth-Bop trend of 2011 (a micro-genre I coined just now).
DJ/producer Massimiliano Pagliara, last seen remixing Hard Ton, has just released his debut album ‘Focus for Infinity’ on Frankfurt club/imprint Live at Robert Johnson, distributed via Kompakt. It’s an unabashedly retro affair, echoing 80s synth-pop and house sounds with guest vocalists on a few tracks, including “Fade the Light” featuring Mavin from Manhooker.
+++ Jimmy Tamborello aka Figurin aka Strictly Ballroom aka The Postal Service aka Dntel has just outed himself as a
Berlin based queer electro punk / performance duo Nuclear Family has released its new album “Fuck My He Art” in
As a new contributor to Catch Fire, I’ll never miss the chance to plug myself. First off, let me tell you about a new party series I’m starting along with DJ Dickey Doo, the first edition of which happens this Friday in Berlin. We’ve also launched the Top Secret blog with YouClouds and SoundTubes to give you an idea of our style.
Kool Thing is a Berlin-based band I already mentioned in the last music ticker a few days I ago. I
+++ Hercules And Love Affair‘s new album “Blue Songs” will be released in a couple of days. The band’s label