It’s been many years since the Alternative Rock Band Shearer from Berlin released new music. The current beginning of the end of the world was reason enough for them to stop procrastinating and once again focus on doing what they do best: writing songs about the human society.
With their new song "Martyr" Shearer show how impressively competent, effective, and cruel Homo Sapiens can be when he wants to gain personal advantages. Fortunately, there are also exceptional examples, such as Chelsea Manning, who have understood that humans are perfectly capable of cooperation, selflessness, and modesty.
Shearer hope the human race has the strength to delay the inevitable end long enough for them to release their new songs about the apocalypse - It would be a shame if nobody was around to hear them anymore.
“Martyr” will be released on April 17, 2020 by Aenaos Records as a free download under a Creative Commons license.
BlackieBlueBird are the vocalist Heidi Lindahl and the composer Nils Lassen; together they create delicate torch songs of reverb and echo that captivate the listener with resonating guitars, wailing harmonicas, maudlin mandolins and a choir of lonely mermaids that sporadically embraces Heidi's golden voice. The echoes of love and longing, hellos and deceiving goodbyes live within her unique and clear vibrato.
BlackieBlueBird are now back with their second album "Goodbye in July" which leverages the dreamy romanticism but preserves the melancholy of their first work. Lead by the delicate and enchanting voice of Heidi Lindahl "Goodbye in July" comprises 11 songs of desire, love, life, and losses written by the experienced composer Nils Lassen.
The duo received great reviews worldwide for their debut album "Ghost River", where their sound has been compared to Nick Cave's "Murder Ballads" and Enya.
All songs are written and produced by Nils Lassen. The album is a cooperation among T&E Records, Poisonic, and Aenaos Records. "Goodbye in July" will be released on Vinyl, CD, and as a download on 27th of March 2020.
In such dark and volatile times when our physical health is threatened and our mental health gets compromised by uncertainty and fear, discomfort and despair, it is only natural that priorities shift and get narrowed down to fundamental needs alone.
To help alleviate the situation for their musicians and bring good music to as many quarantined people as possible, we have decided to launch a special campaign that will last until April 30th:
Almost all releases at our Bandcamp page are made available as “Pay What You Want” or “Free downloads” – among the bands that participate are Principe Valiente, Golden Apes, The Search, Emerald Park, Shearer and Art Noir.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Emerald Park, one of northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative Commons license is back after 5 years of silence with the brand-new EP “Basement Sessions”. Their new work will be released in two versions: as a traditional 5-track digital version and as a Creative Commons 4-track version.
As always, Emerald Park tend to move among different parts of the indie genre influenced by bands such as The Cure, Arcade Fire, James, Depeche Mode and Blur. In every song you will recognize the constant presence of melancholy but somewhere around the corner happiness is in reach. The lyrics are about the feeling of being misplaced and searching for something else, something bigger in life. Or maybe the grass isn’t greener on the other side?
“Rules Don’t Apply”, which was released as a single last summer and is now remastered, is the most electrified and energetic track, while “The Haze”, “Decease”, and “Bigfoot” are the most melancholic songs. The fresh version of “Bigfoot” and a new track called “She Sees Something Else” are the two songs that have really caught the essence of Emerald Park.
“Basement Sessions” is available for streaming and pre-order at https://www.aenaos-records.com/products/665830-basement-sessions
THE SEARCH are back with the second and final part of a retro-inspired journey that started in 2018 with the album "A Wave from the Sidelines"; the band's new work skillfully blends melodic pop sensibilities with reverberated sound landscapes. With "Some Place Far Away", Razmig Tekeyan - the founder and currently sole member of THE SEARCH - offers a ten-track dose of escapist pop music and invites everyone to indulge in his world.
"Some Place Far Away" is a collection of songs originally written on an acoustic guitar that Razmig Tekeyan has been working on over a long period of time. Some of them date back 20 years and, had they been recorded at that time, they would have sounded very different since the band's early work was dominated by 80s-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound. 10 albums later he once again replaces the guitars with synthesizers to conclude his love letter to the sound of the 80s.
"Some Place Far Away" is more than an 80s revival and presents new sides of the traditional genre of Synthpop without carrying relics of the past into the new decade. It's an album for daydreamers who allow themselves to become lost in their own thoughts and enjoy a faithful companion along the way.
The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band's own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).
"Some Place Far Away" will be released on March 6, 2020 by Aenaos Records.