This record reminds me of the good old indie rock bands from the 90’s. Think about Built to Spill or Buffalo Tom, and then listen to “Really Need Someone” – and you will know what I mean.
♪♫ Listen: “Really Need Someone”
“Gentleman of the Year” by the Berlin outfit quintet Beatsteaks is my favorite track of 2014. It’s catchy as hell and you can´t listen to the song without moving your feet, head, or probably both. Beatsteaks are also one of the best live bands in Germany.
♪♫ Listen: “Gentleman of the Year”
Hamburg/Berlin band Die Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen (The League of Ordinary Gentlemen) offer very good lyrics in German, a distinctive sense of humour, and a sound that will immediately make you want to dance.
♪♫ Listen: “Das Unglück Bin Ich”
The word “Hauch” in German means a gentle breath and it perfectly suits this beautiful electronic record by Herbstlaub. To dream with your eyes open, or to watch the rain fall – either way it’ll make a perfect soundtrack.
♪♫ Listen: “Auf einen Stern zugehen, nur dieses”
You can also find “Hauch” EP in its entirety on Bandcamp.
This Leipzig’s project by 30-year old Lothar Robert Hansen offers a catchy mix of electronic and indierock music employing German lyrics. Hopefully, after the EP “Warum soll sich das ändern” (Why Should It Differ) we can soon hear LOT’s full-length album.
♪♫ Listen: “Warum soll sich das ändern”