Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bleu - Besides (B-Sides & rarities - on vinyl!)

Bleu releases a B-sides & rarities record (songs from "A Watched Pot" and "Four") - and it's only on vinyl. Yay!



There are two editions, a blue or a black 150g vinyl (both stictly limited with 100 / 300 copies!). You get a digital download with this package, too.
As if that wasn't enough: For all "Four" kickstarter backers out there there's a special price!

Besides, many artists would kill for having songs like these on their records...

Tracklist:

Vinyl

SIDE - B
1. Take Cover
2. When The Other Shoe Falls
3. No Such Thing As Love [Original Version]
4. Can't Be That Bad (If It Feels This Good)
5. The Blame Game
6. How Blue [Acoustic Mix]
7. When The Dog Day Comes

SIDE - Be (sides)
1. If...
2. Blow Up The Radio
3. A Watched Pot
4. Mailman's Son
5. In Love With My Lover [Demo]
6. Save It For A Rainy Day    

Digital download (with the vinyl package)

1. Take Cover
2. When The Other Shoe Falls
3. No Such Thing As Love [Original Version]
4. Can't Be That Bad (If It Feels This Good)
5. The Blame Game
6. Don't Take It Personally
7. How Blue [Acoustic Mix]
8. If...
9. When The Dog Day Comes
10. Blow Up The Radio
11. A Watched Pot
12. Mailman's Son
13. In Love With My Lover [Demo]
14. Save It For A Rainy Day

Buy it here:  http://www.bleutopia.com/besides/

Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: Mike Viola - Electro de Perfecto

So, there it is - the new record of Mike Viola: Electro De Perfecto. Ten tacks. And a quite new direction. It's not like Lurch at all, probably my more Hang On Mike, but still different.


1. Columbus Day Parade: A straight, fast and energetic opener.

2. Get You Back: I demand this to be a single, played by all radio stations. My daughter (18 months old) loves it, too.

3. El Mundo De Perfecto: For me it's the central song of the whole record. Wonderful.

4. Soundtrack Of My Summer: I listen to this song for a while now (it surfaced a while ago on soundcloud). It was the soundtrack of my summer! 

5. Closet Cutter: For me it was a grower, just like ...

6. Field of Guns 'n' Roses:... this one ...

7. Me And My Drinking:... and this. I didn't like all three at first very much. Now I do. 

8. Here's The Rub: Stuck in my head. Immediately. Be careful!

9. Inside Out: At the moment my least favorite song on the album (but this changes after every listen - in a positive way. How do you do this, Mike?)

10. When The Stars Are Against You: A strong closing of the album. I love the vibe.

It's out in digital form, the physical record (CD and vinyl) will be released on 4th of October. You can preorder it at