Guy Hetherington - Drums
Tyrell Black - Guitar
I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to
time, but I still don't have enough time to
listen to/post much new stuff.
IMPRESSUM: see here!
40 Jahre Garagenrock-Wahnsinn.
Eine detaillierte Bandgeschichte der legendären New Yorker und ihre Karriere um die halbe Welt, von Harrisburg (wohl ein bisschen Strahlung abbekommen, was?) über New York City, L. A. und schlussendlich Berlin.
Leave your Mind at Home!
Voluminöses Softcover, Querformat, 366 Seiten, vollfarbig,
in englischer Sprache.
The singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans has a new album out under the name THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE, released on March 1, 2021.
"The Imaginary Suitcase is the one in which the Belgian singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans keeps his dead dreams, those that still barely breathe and the memories of his fantasized lives. Singer of the folk-rock combo Ceilí Moss from 1996 to 2015 and of the arty-new wave band La Vierge du Chancelier Rolin in the 90s, Laurent started solo in 2012, when the desire to bring songs Ceilí Moss leftovers to life became stronger than the fear of becoming the umpteenth fool with a 6-strings who whines his existentialism over two and a half chords.
Comparison isn't always right, but it still helps to know where we're going, so let's go: in search of the perfect balance between clear line melodies (like Suzanne Vega), lyricism (like Sophia) and rough and willingly uncomfortable sounds (à la 16 Horsepower), The Imaginary Suitcase offers melodies and soul (not always pure), for songs built around a dark, expressive and versatile voice, which knows how to caress as well as how to scratch, deceptively simple guitar chords (acoustic / electric) and burning or sarcastic (mainly EN and sometimes FR / NL) lyrics about life, death and the scary moments in between.
Since 2012, The Imaginary Suitcase has released a whopping 9 recordings and played around 500 concerts in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The 10th album (“The gods gave you victory today only to make your final defeat more bitter”) will be released on March 1, 2021. It contains 14 songs of mourning, rage, shattered hopes and letting go. Don't expect romantic sunsets, rather something like 16 Horsepower meets Michel Gira at a Nick Cave concert (back in the days when Nick Cave wasn't boring). A perfect album for these times which forces us into introspection.
More than ever, to be continued… " (press info)
Some links to check his music out:
PANEYE has a new album out. It's acoustic guitar-based psych and I like it very much.
You may have a listen and download it here: https://paneye.bandcamp.com/album/lord-of-circles-2021
Tyler from San Diego, CA wrote me and wants to share a couple of songs with the HLFP readers.
Recently, he writes, he’s into the bands MGMT, Strawberry Switchblade and Panda Bear. Some of his all time favorites are The Velvet Underground, Beach House, The Beach Boys, Suicide and The Cure.
Tyler has been posting „miscellaneous songs“ on soundcloud for about two years now.
Here’s your chance to listen to them.
Link here! (17 mb, 3 tracks, mp3-Zip)
Please do not send me any more music submissions and emails until further announcement!