No matter how much I (as, by the way, many others) love Morphine’s music, it was not a group from which anyone would expect a contract with a major record label. There are too many factors against: the drug in the title, gloomy sound, lyrics similar to the texts of hipsters, a strange set of instruments (drums, saxophone-baritone and two-string bass … damn it, two-string).
Morphine challenged my and probably my own expectations. I had dinner with the band’s frontman, inventor of double-string bass Mark Sandman, in his, probably, favorite place – restaurant / rock club “Middle East” – in his, apparently, favorite area – at the central square – a month before the album’s release ” Like Swimming. ” He was the fourth in their discography and the first recorded on the famous Continue reading
Beat Zeller is obsessed with music. The Swiss put together the monsters playing the crude minimalistic garage punk rock band in the early 1990s, when the genre was not yet popular. Later they headed for rock’n’roll wrestling, wearing masks, in the manner of Mexican fighters. After a couple of years, this style was also sent to gather dust in a long box and Zeller quickly re-qualified as a rock’n’roll preacher.
The outer shell may have changed, but the love of laconic classic rock remained. Moreover, it is presented without observing any conventions regarding the sound and technique of the game, but it brings a lot of pleasure, releasing internal archaic energy. In addition, a father of two children living in Bern works on the label “Voodoo Rhythm”, which regularly presents us with releases of unusual bands like Zeno Continue reading
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may be a sign of quality and good taste.
We will talk about the coolest of them: from the labels of Los Angeles and New York to the labels of London and Manchester, from Berlin and beyond.
Matador. In the history of Matador – the coolest representatives of the world of rock, indie and generally interesting music. Matador is a quality mark, in addition to this, the label builds excellent relations with musicians, and it is with them that Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius, Darkside, Cat Power, Savages, Pavement and Fucked Up work. Continue reading