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27-07-2011: The Lake Poets - Alter

Two beautiful covers done by The Lake Poets (which is one of the best bandnames i've heard in a while, although it's mainly a solo-project). There was also a debut EP released last year with 4 own tracks called The Lake Poets. The songs on that EP may be even better than the 2 covers, give it a go when you're drinking your 1st cup of coffee this morning. It's waking up very slowly at it's best!

25-07-2011: Noel Gallagher - The Death Of You And Me

Beady Eye is already touring and today finally the other half of the Gallagher-bros has released some new material. In my honest opinion he's won 'the battle' already. Noel Gallagher's 1st single The Death Of You And Me is a great song. It feels familair as a great Oasis-track, but definately has its own sound to it. I've played this 7 times in a row over the last 30 minutes and i'm gonna keep on playing it for a while. Because it's fucking awesome & really raises the bar for the entire album to be released on October 17th.

25-07-2011: Album Dark Dark Dark - Wild Go

On of the best songs i've heard this year is Dark Dark Dark's Daydreaming. I must have listened to it over a 100 times and still can't get enough of it. After writing a little something on this track, my friend Marianne got herself the album and told me later that it was one of the best things she's discovered through the blog. A compliment well received. And with that info i got myself a copy, i was intriged. It has taken some time, but "Wild Go" has found a place in my heart and in the Plug in Baby 2011: Favourites-list.

Wild Go

The vibe of the album is undoubtfully melancholic, which fits perfectly with the Dutch Summer so far, but the variety in the songs is very welcome. The danger of darker painted albums like these, lies in the risk that a record becomes to heavy & dark to really work, i can think of some examples but there's no point in bashing here, but "Wild Go" succesfully dodges that bullet. There's the soft intimacy of Daydreaming, but also the more uplifting slowness of Celebrate. That's not such a big difference, but it's big enough to keep me interested for the entire record. Overall the album is slow, tender, intimate and simply beautiful. It's been making it's way into the Favourites-list slowly, but it's there and will definately keep it's place, especially once Autumn sets in later this year..

25-07-2011: Monday Morning Kick-Off [MM-KO] We All Have Hooks for Hands - Girls

This weeks Monday Morning Kick-Off marks the end of my vacation, but at least it stopped raining for a change.. But because of the 'going back to work'-moment here, i felt i needed an extra dose of noise to get me started, without it being too much noise cuz it also needed to lift my spirit a little on this sad, sad day. We All Have Hooks For Hands has released an album which can be downloaded for free from their website, and it's very much worth it. They have a fun & energetic sound, perfect for the early Monday morning. Have a good week!

24-07-2011: Jason Forrest - Raunchy

This track by Jason Forrest is already 4 months old, but it's ace. This should also work great on a Monday morning, but i've got something even better lined up for that tomorrow.. Dance your weekend away with this nice track!

20-07-2011: James Hoffman - The Oregon Song

June 7th James Hoffman released his debut album "The Union" through one of my favourite labels, Other Songs Music Co. (also the home of Bruekke & Ruby Randall) and for some reason i still hadn't really taken the time to give it the airtime it probably deserves. I'd have every reason to give it a go, not only cuz i like the label, but also because this track The Oregon Song has been on heavy rotation here for a few weeks already. Now that it passed by on the stereo again just a few minutes ago i decided to at least share this beautiful song with you, aswell as promise myself to give the entire album a spin somewhere soon. Might be continued.. for now, enjoy this beautiful song by this sweet-voiced singer.

20-07-2011: M83 - Midnight City

Midnight City by M83

Biggest hype on the blogs these last few days is the apparantly highly anticipated new album by M83 called "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming". A 1st track has been released (aswell as a tracklist, but i never understood how people can go crazy over some words in a certain order..) and it's pretty nice. I yet fail to see how this is highly anticipated, but maybe that's my problem. It's a nice track that'll go well with the Tom Vek & Paul Kalkbrenner-tracks i posted the previous 2 days, although i can honestly say that those other 2 have better tracks on their albums (as far as these things can be compared, cuz it's apples & bananas basically..). But nonetheless it's a nice Summeresque partytrack, it seems to be a week for dancing, i ain't complaining.

19-07-2011: Album Paul Kalkbrenner - Icke Wieder

Boexig Leise

Paul Kalbrenner has released his new record "Icke Wieder" in June and although i'm not the greatest fan of trance/dance/etc-music i decided to get this one. A decision based on 1 track (Sky & Sand: a few years old, but i'm still lovin' it!) which was recorded with his brother Fritz. And now that i've enjoyed this album for a few days i can honestly say i'm loving it more and more each time i hear it.


Opening track Boexig Leise is a track that really makes me want to hear the entire album, and once it's done i can easily start over. I woke up this morning with an 'urge' to hear this track. Once it was blasting through the kitchen i knew it was gonna be a good day. "Icke Wieder" sets a 'feeling good, feeling great'-mood from the 1st minute and never lets go. I read a review somewhere that "Icke Wieder" is the best album Paul Kalkbrenner has ever made, i don't know about the earlier work but this certainly is entertaining from start to finish. Great Party album, which a capital P!

Der Breuzen

19-07-2011: EP Guerre - Darker My Love

Sweet ambient album by Guerre. Get a free download and give this EP a try, it gets better everytime i hear it! The dreamy vocals, the warm synths, the subtle beats. There is no setting in which this album will not work. But probably a hot sandy beach with a beautiful girl will be best (although, what kind of music does nót sound good with a setting like that, so maybe a bad example..). On a not-so-special Tuesday afternoon it works very fine, and i know it did a wonderfull job on my stereo these last few days. Great EP! More please!

18-07-2011: Iron & Wine (acoustic session)

Absolutely beautiful 5-track session Iron & Wine recorded recently.

18-07-2011: Monday Morning Kick-Off [MM-KO]Tom Vek - A.P.O.L.O.G.Y.

Another Monday, another Monday Morning Kick-Off. this time a great track from Tom Vek's new album "Leisure Seizure", which has recently been released after years of silence from Mr. Vek. But now he's back, and he seems to be everywhere. Check his website for some more great tracks, cuz the album is booming for all the right reasons, it gets better everytime i hear it! Have a good week! dance to it.

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