Archiv für Oktober 2012

bands not to be confused, vol.1

not so obvious, therefore important to differentiate:




my childhood actually had more to do with the latter.

review: MILE ME DEAF/SWEARING AT MOTORISTS/SEX JAMS @ waves siluh label sc, fluc, vienna, 06.10.12

SEX JAMS: great new songs, but a pity they don‘t play the old songs that much anymore. had a good live sound again (they for some reason always have a good sound live, at least when i saw them).
here’s a guitar-nerd story:
on lukas‘ jaguar, a string broke after the second or third song, so they asked if someone in the audience could change a string. as i was standing right in front of him in the first row, i raised my arm and got to work. it was a classic player jaguar with a tunomatic bridge and vintage tuners (i hate them). after a bit of a hassle i was finished, then i put it back on stage. when he used that guitar again, guess which string broke again in the middle of the song – the new one. maybe the saddle is sharp on the bridge or what i thought immediatly: i suck at changing strings on guitars with vintage tuners (usually you have to shorten them when stringing up). i‘m unsure if i should feel proud of this (the story in itself), even if i don‘t know if it was my fault, i feel like having sabotaged one of my favourite bands.
i was offered the old sex jams album on cd then by a siluh guy for my work, but didn‘t take it: i have had it on vinyl since release, and most of the siluh catalogue anyways.

SWEARING AT MOTORISTS: crazy guitar guy. very bluesy but not in the cliched way. somebody beside me called it „show of the year“. today i learn they‘re pretty legendary and have SWELL MAPS as labelmates. nice to know. lofi-bluesrock. best quote: „hi, we‘re the BLACK KEYS“.

MILE ME DEAF: the live-mix was not so good. but i could have a look at all of w.m.’s devices/pedalboards. songs were mostly from ‚eat skull‘ except for one (new?) song + call us rats + swing back to me. alright.

ich bin die spülmaschine – qualitätsjournalismus seit 2011.

people finally get it

there is a big feature about „the“ wolfgang möstl in the new issue of the DATUM magazine. so after the new MILE ME DEAF album got quite a bit of attention (even in GB and, to some extent, the US) the media finally gets it why austria is the place to look if you‘re looking for exciting new guitar-based music in europe. haha!

i always tell austrian/viennese people how awesome all those bands from austria are and only very few of them actually know what i am talking about. mostly the people who are kinds of music nerds anyways.

also: PLAIDED did an US tour and i suppose this opens up a whole new lot of possibilities for vienna’s bands. maybe the batteries can fulfill their dream of touring northern america1 sometime in the upcoming years. also the fact that K records now distributes their album in the states is pretty remarkable!

i‘m off to get that DATUM issue. hooray for print media!


  1. at least i read that somewhere? :) [zurück]