31 januar 2006

The Knife - Silent Shout - Video


I found the new The Knife video for "Silent Shout" on Antville. It is directed by Andreas Nillson - This tune is actually growing on me...

The Knife - Silent Shout (.wmv)

Go preorder the new album also called "Silent Shout"

The Flame - Pump Up The Jam

The Flames music is as naive as their artwork. For those of you who have a weakness for simple Swedish pop music - the album "Pump Up The Jam" is highly recomended.

"The Flame is a collaboration between superduo Rough Bunnies and superduo All of My Brother's Girlfriends. Two bands that are almost the same band."

See how i smile #1 (mp3)
When we were kids (mp3)

The Flames on Bedroom

30 januar 2006

The Raconteurs - Brendan & Jack Finally Together

I have been waiting for this moment since I first heard of The Raconteurs project about a year ago. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about - The Raconteurs is a new band made by Brendan Benson and Jack White. With them they have Jack Lawrence on bass and Patrick Keeler on drums.

After listening to the two first tracks I would say that they sound more like Brendan than like Jack.

The full album "Broken Boy Soldiers" should be out in may 2006 - can't wait...

Listen to the two tracks on the official website

Or download both tracks at Here.

People In Planes - Video with Joaquin Phoenix

Death Cab For Cutie - Directions - Video #2

The second video from the Directions project is now available at www.deathcabforcutie.com/directions. The video is directed by Cat Solen who also directed the wonderful video for Bright Eyes "At The Bottom Of Everything"

Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body (.mov)

28 januar 2006

Kasmir - New Video feat. David Bowie

Danish band Kashmir has a new video out for the track "The Cynic". The video is directed by frontman Kasper Eistrup and animator/filmmaker Anders Bødker.

Kashmir - The Cynic (.wmv) - From the album “No Balance Palace”

Even though this video is not bad I must admit that I like their old videos better. If you haven't checked them out yet - I really recomend that you do.

Kashmir - Rocket Brothers (.wmv) - From the album "Zitilites"

Kashmir - Surfing The Warm Industry (.wmv) - From The Album "Zitilites"

Kashmir - Aftermath (.wmv) - From The Album "Zitilites"

More videos and info on www.kashmir.dk

Pro X Fade

27 januar 2006

Figurines - Best Danish Band ?

No it's not the docopenhagen team dressed up as The Residents for Halloween. It's the Danish band Figurines.

The reason why I'm writing this post is that we recieved an email from from someone who calls himself "B" he writes:

"Why aren't Denmark's best band Figurines linked on your site? Their CD "Skeleton" might just be the best of the decade. No? Oh well. Their live show is amazing too. If you guys quit sniffing around Portland, Oregon so much and walk out your front door....you're gonna find music that'll put Denmark on the map finally! "

Well B - FYI Anders did link Figurines some time ago and I do not know what to say about the "best of the decade" thing...

Anyways... Figurines released their "Silver Ponds" in Canada and the US three days ago.

If you have no idea what we are talking about, then listen to these tracks and make up your own mind:

The Wonder (mp3) - From Skeleton
Rivalry (mp3) - From Skeleton

Divided By The Shore (mp3) - From Shake A Mountain
The Danger (mp3) - From Shake A Mountain

More sounds and video on www.figurines.dk or Figurines at My Space.

By the way... Mr. B also provided us with a link to www.pancakemountain.com - Tjeck out Bright Eyes talking to a big white rabbit or sheep or what the hell that thing is...

Grandaddy Split Up!

Just received the sad news a moment ago :(
Read the exclusive interview with frontman Jason Lytle here

26 januar 2006

True hip hop - no sell outs

Today I came across NobodySmiling.com and saw their great archive of hip hop videos. Quite a few people have been accusing us of being hip hop haters here at DoCopenhagen, so I thought that it was time to prove them wrong.
In fact at least one of us has a past as a true b-boy. But that was before hip hop went mainstream and became the circus we know today. Back in the late eighties / early nineties hip hop was the new rock 'n roll, kind of like the indie rock wave these years.

Anyway NobodySmiling has done a great job collecting some of the classic stuff. Here are links to a few of my favourites:

Ice Cube - Today Was A Good Day
Nas - Halftime
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Creator
Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhyme
Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker
The Beatnuts - Off The Books
Naughty by Nature - Uptown Anthem
Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours
Bran Nubian - Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down
De La Soul - Ego Trippin (Part Two)
DJ Quik - Jus Lyke Compton
Double XX Posse - Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
Fu-Schnickens ft. Phife - La Schmoove

While still in the mood for true hip hop, I was playing around with Google video and came across these two classics



by Martin Buhl

I Heart Lisa Brown

I've been listening to Lisa Brown all day. Some people might think that I am trying to promote yet another female singer/songwriter named Lisa... But in this case Lisa Brown is an dance friendly indie-rock band from Manchester.

Manchester Music called it "great multi-dimensional uplifting guitar pop with balls"

But all I can say is that "I ♥ Lisa Brown"

Hey I Really Love You (mp3)
Snowfight In The City Centre (mp3)
No Light Left (mp3)
Picture House (mp3)

Lisa Brown on My Space

Graham Coxon + Controller 7

Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxen releases his brand new album Love Travels At Illegal Speeds on March13. The first single is out, so why not check out the brand new video?

Standing On My Own Again

And boogie on with the kids in the old school way. This video by Controller 7 is super cool!

Ex-Telest (Music video)


25 januar 2006

Classic Rock Video Of The Week #2

I have never been a big fan of the Sex Pistols but this video is definitely a study in rock'n'roll attitude.

Sid Vicious - My Way

Roskilde Festival First Names Revealed

The North european fat bastard of a music festival, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, just announced the first three artists to perform at this summers festival.
Scottish funny rockers Franz Ferdinand, the mighty Tool and the everpopular producer turned artist; Kanye West.
Safe shoots - but on the good side if you ask me.
What do you say?

24 januar 2006

Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat

Speaking of songs you can't seem to get out of your head...

I know, I know Anders made a post about this album 3 weeks ago but after listening to the two tracks below something tells me that this album will make my top-20-albums-of-2006 list.

The album "Rabbit Fur Coat" is out today on Bright Eyes label Team Love.

Jenny Lewis - Melt Your Heart (mp3)
Jenny Lewis - Rise Up With Fists! (mp3)

Jenny on My Space

Sera Cahoone - My Seattle Favorite

Once again listening to the KEXP podcast paid off. I kept listening to the "Couch Song" by Sera Cahoone over and over again.

"Sera Cahoone is a twenty-nine year-old singer songwriter based in Seattle, by way of Colorado. Armed with her favorite Martin guitar, Sera’s music reflects her love of both old country-western and modern lo-fi. Her unique sound bridges the gap between the two genres, like a musical love child of Buck Owens and Cat Power. "

Sara has just completed her first full-length album which should be out anytime soon.

Listen to these two wonderful songs by my new Seattle favorite:

Sera Cahoone - Last Time (mp3)
Sera Cahoone - Couch Song (mp3)

Sera on My Space

My picks from Second Nature Recordings

After spending more than 48 hours, sweating under the covers with the flue, I am finally over the worst fever delirium...thank God!
Anyway, the other day I stumbled upon Second Nature Recordings and I've collected 10 mp3's from 5 of their signed artists. Enjoy!

Vancouver's Ox is a musical meeting of the minds in the tradition of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Velvet Underground, and Frank Zappa – a musical affirmation that anything goes, anything rocks, anything rolls.
L.A. City [mp3]
Carolina [mp3]

Appleseed Cast frontman, Chris Crisci, departs from space rock and moody atmospherics for a multi-instrumental fuzz-folk masterpiece. Layers of home-recorded toy pianos, glockenspiels, children’s xylophones, trumpets, and cellos combine with the traditional folk-rock instrumentation of acoustic guitars, banjos, and harmonica to form an eerie mix of Daniel Johnston, Van Dyke Parks, and Marc Olsen.
Taxi On Vermont [mp3]

Rocky is a soft-spoken, very sweet, very hard-working 28-year-old father of two, born in rural Texas and raised in the Pacific Northwest indie scene (where he fronted the acclaimed but emo-stigmatized Waxwing). He has matured over the course of three increasingly accomplished solo albums, and writes songs that seem to have been scratched into a boxcar wall by a worn-out and lonesome ghost.
White Daisy Passing [mp3]
Portland Is Leaving [mp3]
The City Is Calling [mp3]
The Light and the Sound [mp3]

Be careful of what you think you are hearing. An aurally deceptive experience, The Metapolitan is Mike Behrenhausen and Jme White unrestrained. Using very few samples or synths, and without sequencers, Blusom captures the soul of analog manipulations by Eno, Branca, and Rhys Chatham. Meanwhile, they manage to erect these visions around Behrenhausen’s delicate, personal pop structures a la East River Pipe.
Astronaut [mp3]
Midnights and Mornings [mp3]

Prospering at home between the flint hills and wheat fields of their native Kansas, The Belles are a two-piece (give or take a few friends) consisting of Chris Tolle and Jake Cardwell, born of the underrepresented elements of Lawrence, Kansas’ music scene. The Belles have purposefully channeled the tradition of crafted songwriting and lagging downbeats more akin to locals such as Gene Clark or Freedy Johnson.
(These Things Will) Kill Me [mp3]

The Cribs


23 januar 2006

The Editors + Death Cab For Cutie Trailer

Yesterday we did a podcast at Docopenhagen, talkin' about what we loved to listen to last week. My man Matthiesen choose Bullets by The Editors. You can watch a different video to the song right here, but if you like the original dir. cut version better, you can find it at academyfilms.com. Just click on director Martin de Thura, who by the is from Denmark.

Academy films brings you a lot of great music videos from great directors!


Check out the trailer from the Death Cab For Cutie Directions here!


Death Cab For Cutie - Directions - Video #1

The first video to the Directions project is now available at www.deathcabforcutie.com/directions. The video is directed by Paul Brown who has also directed music videos for bands like Motley Crue and Billy Corgan and is as weird and aesthetically cool as one would expect .

Death Cab For Cutie - Marching Bands Of Manhattan (.mov)

Cameron McGill + Indie vs Bear vs Torr Podcast

I found this post on songs:illinois the other day. Since then Cameron McGill has been on heavy rotation in my iPod. I think I have listened to the track "What You Wanted" about 25 times today.

With his fragile voice and his storytelling lyrics this guy sounds like a mix between Jewel and Ryan Adams.

Cameron has a new album out called "Street Ballads & Murderesques" which you can buy at www.awarestore.com or go download two of the new songs at songs:illinois.

Listen to these fine tracks from Camerons first album "Stories of The Knife and The Back"

Long Way Back To California (mp3)
What The Hell (I love this girl Danielle) (mp3)
Oklahoma (give me company) (mp3)
Up In Arms (mp3)
Depression Glass (mp3)


Oh yeah by the way... I really like the "Indie vs Bear vs Torr Podcast" featuring Garrison of IndieInterviews.com, Chris of Gorilla vs Bear and Torr of Torr.org

Listen to it here (mp3)

Alec Ounsworth / Flashy Python

Clap Your Hands say yeah is pretty much the talk of the town all over the world. I totally agree, that the selftiltled debut is absolutely brilliant.
What the fewest know is, that the charismatic lead singer Alec Ounsworth also makes music under the name Flashy Python. It appears that some of Flashy Pythons songs somehow has ended up on the Clap your hands say yeah CD, for instance the lovely “Detail of the war”.

Flashy Python - Poor Humpty Dumpty [mp3]
Flashy Python - Telling The Truth And Going Away [mp3]
Flashy Python - We Should Drop Like Flies [mp3]
Flashy Python - Details of the War [mp3]
Flashy Python - Wings of Stone [mp3]
Flashy Python - Underwater [mp3]
Flashy Python - Wide Awake [mp3]
Flashy Python - Cecil Stick With The Story [mp3]


22 januar 2006

Rock'n'Roll Lifestyle - Rockposters

Beside my passion for music I also have a burning passion for art and design. Ever since my dad gave me a book about album cover art almost 20 years ago I have been exstremly fascinated by music related artworks.

Luckily my girlfriend shares my passion and one of our favorite things to do is shopping for rock-posters online.

I have posted some of my favorite links, but it would be nice if anybody who shares my passion would leave links to other sites in the comments.

My latest buy is this Animal Collective screen print by Avey Tare.

The Poster List
Standard Motion
Aesthetic Apparatus

Postal Service Vs. Apple + Ryan Adams concert mp3 download

Everybody is talking about the Apple-ad rip-off the Postal Service's video "Such Great Heights." Apparently both commercial and music video is produced by the same duo "Josh & Sander". Here is what Ben Gibbard (frontman in Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie) has to say:

"It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers' new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for 'Such Great Heights' made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent."

Watch: Postal Service - Such Great Heights (.mov)
Watch : Apple/Intel ad (.mov)
Watch: Video & Ad side by side (.mp4)

By the way: Download an entire Ryan Adams performance from Melbourne July 27th 2005.

21 januar 2006

100 uncensored videos + Red Umbrella

If you're really bored you can watch 100 uncensored music videos and film clips from youtube.com. A lot the videos are crap, but I guarantee you that there will be a lot of boobs.

And watch the new video from canadia Red Umbrella:

Storm Warning (Music Video)


19 januar 2006

Death Cab For Cutie - Live

I think everybody from the docopenhagen team (except CK who is going to celebrate his mother and father-in-laws silver wedding) is looking forward to the Death Cab For Cutie concert in Vega (support: John Vanderslice) on the 11th of February (still tickets left).

I am especially looking forward to my favorite tune of 2005:
DCFC - I Will Follow You Into The Dark (mp3)

In my desperate search for some live mp3s I stumbled upon www.dcfc-tour.net that does nothing but write about DCFC live shows. They also have some live recordings including a few cover tracks.

DCFC - Against All Odds (Phil Collins) (mp3)
DCFC - Friday I'm In Love (The Cure) (mp3)

Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Video - .ram) 1984 - so fucking cool

Speaking of DCFC - They are starting their Directions series on monday - I am so excited...

By the way... If you haven't tjecked out www.arcticmonkeys-remixed.com - listen to the mash up of:

Arctic Monkeys 'When the sun goes down' (scummy) vs The killers 'somebody told me' (mp3)

Sweatmaster + TheTrash Can

It's not music from Findland we mostly talk about here at Docopenhagen. So now it's time to introduce Sweatmaster from Turku. Their music is somewhere between raw, vigorous garage rock and punk, and they have a new single out with a cool video.

Good Looks, Big Deal (music video)

If you you like garage rock and punk, you should definitley check this out. Mr. Mike Spencer is playing all the good stuff in three radio shows called The Trash Can.

The Trash Can 1
The Trash Can 2
The Trash Can 3

18 januar 2006

Top 65 Music Videos Of 2005

It's been a slow day for updates here on docopenhagen. Apparently everyone is taking a day of from writing. The reason why I haven't done any posts today is that Derek from Good Weather For Air Strikes stole most of my time with his wonderful Top 65 Music Videos Of 2005 post.

Not only does he link to every video, but he also took the time to find videos that are iPod Compatible. Finally a good reason to buy one of those overpriced video iPods.

Top 65 Music Videos Of 2005

17 januar 2006

Classic Rock Video Of The Week #1

I am kicking of this new feature with my favorite band of all time.

The Ramones - Pet Sematary

Important releases

A lot of album releases have been announced here at DoCopenhagen lately. Here is a wrap up including the most important ones. Have I missed any, make a comment and I'll add to the list.

Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Swearing at Motorists - Last night Becomes This Morning

EPO-555 - Mafia
The Knife - Silent Shout

Built To Spill - You in Reverse
The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
The Vines

Martin Buhl

New album from Built to Spill

Build To Spill was one of my favourite bands back in the 90'ties. I actually didn't expect to hear from them again. But then I found out that they have a new album titled "You in Reverse" out in April. It's a follow up to their 2001 album; "Ancient Melodies of the Future".
Their new track sounds pretty fucking great to me. I sure hope that they are going to put out an album that will bring them right back as among the leaders of indie rock.
Check out: "Going against your" at their space.

Martin Buhl

Paradise Boys

Young, fresh & you can dance to it...

Listen to The Young & the Guestlist


Quite cosy video & the song is good as well...

Watch it here


The best new voice coming out of Stockholm

listen & watch here




Listen to these fine tunes


We Are Scientists

Brooklyn-based We Are Scientists just released their debut
majorlabel album "With Love And Squalor" on the 10th of January,
and what a fantastic debut!

Listen: Inaction [MP3]
Watch: Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt [wmp]

16 januar 2006

Grizzly Bear

American Grizzly Bear has really started to get to me. I like their laid back and cool folk style. The guys are out with a remix project that includes a remix by our own Efterklang. RESPECT!
Check out the new, an by the way awfull video!

Fix it (music video)

And listen to some tracks on their



Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastians new single, "Funny Little Frog", is out in stores today.

The tracklist:

1. Funny Little Frog
2. Meat & Potatoes
3. I Took A Long Hard Look

Their new album, "The Life Pursuit", is due in February.

Watch the Funny Little Frog Video


I recommended the Swedish pop act Sambassadeur 1½ year ago to our scandinavian readers, because I liked their naive approach to pop music. I still do, and now they have released their selftitled album in the US.

Buy it here: www.darla.com (US)
Or here: CDON.com (Europe)

Sambassadeur - Between the lines [mp3]
Sambassadeur - Whatever season [mp3]

Sambassadeur label mates "Suburban Kids with biblical names" has also released a new mp3-single. Check it out:
SKWBN - Noodles [mp3]

15 januar 2006

Beth Orton - Conceived (Video)

2 music videos from Spoon

I just realized that we haven't had a single post about Spoon on our blog!! (must be a collective braincollapse of some sort)

Well, anyway here goes, for your viewing pleasure;

"Sister Jack" directed by Peter Simonette
Real /WMV

"I Turn My Camera On" directed by Autumn de Wilde

Real/ WMV

People In Planes

People In Planes - 5 dudes from wales

Debut Album : "As Far As The Eye Can See..." coming out march 28.
Just wrapped up a video shoot with Mr. Joaqin Phoenix as director!

...I Love it!

"If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" (MP3)

Jenny Wilson & Robyn Carlsson on Swedish TV

For those of us living in Scandinavia it's no secret that Swedish "Musik Byrån" is the coolest TV-show. For everybody else, here is a little treat from a tv-performace with docopenhagen favorite Jenny Wilson and the oh so lovely Robyn doing a cover of Saul Williams song "List of Demands".

And if you haven't yet - Go buy Jennys album "Love And Youth" on Klicktrack.

14 januar 2006

Plastic Operator

Plastic Operator
are the perfect pop group for our time. Internationally minded, technically savvy and most importantly bleesed with ability to sculpt sublimely soulful pop moments from raw digital clay, Plastic Operator may exist in a parallel space to the tired pop pap in the Top 10, but what a wonderful space it is.

That's how the biography describes the Montreal and Antwerp duo on their website.

See if you agree...

Folder (music video)


Ray Lamontagne

3 quick ones from last years docopenhagen favorite
Ray Lamontagne. Sadly there is still no news about Ray working on a new album!
But while we all wait, we can enjoy these solo performances from 3rd & Lindsey in Nashville.
Jesus, this guy got stagepresence!

Trouble [MP3]
Shelter [MP3]
Forever My Friend [MP3]

The Music Genome Project

One of the results of the M.G. Project is an online music player called Pandora. You can use it for free and it's actually pretty fun to play with. About 40 people work full time describing about 400 attributes for each song that are analysed. At first I thought that this approach is totally overkill and it properly is. But it's funny to see what criteria's the genome project uses to pick new music for you. And there is some pretty cool stuff in there..
  1. It's easy to get started, you don't need to register.
  2. Just type in a song and Pandora starts playing.
  3. Pandora will throw in other songs that sound like the one you choose.
  4. When you tell Pandora weather you like the song or not, or if you add more songs Pandora will change its criteria's for selecting new music for you.

Go Play.

From the genome projects web site:
"Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like. "

Martin Buhl

The Impossible Shapes - Re-release Tum

Tina Dico - Price winner from DK

Danish National radio P3 celebrated danish music anno 2006 tonight at the yearly P3 Gold show. The main price - the P3 award - was cleverly handed to lovely and talented singer/songwriter Tina Dico (formely known as Tina Dickow)
Dico's big break is just around the corner - monday brings the single "Warm Sand" to the UK shops, and the album "In The Red" pops up on the 24th in the states and UK. I've seen Tina Dico live many times now - and every time i fall even more in love with her.... just something about her!
Try for yourself here, Live at KCRW

And Tina, Congrats from your favorite blog dudes!

13 januar 2006

Mazarin - We're Already Here

If you were one those who enjoyed my post about The Flaming Lips you will probably also enjoy the new record by Mazarin. The band has been working on this power-indie-pop record for over 2 years and the result is exelent.

"We're Already Here" is their 3. album and is out on I and Ear Records.

Enjoy these four tracks and or visit their My Space site.

The New American Apathy (mp3)
We're Already There (mp3)
Another One Goes By (mp3)
Louise (mp3)


And by the way ... tjeck out the first single by Irene out on Labrador.

Baby I Love Your Way/To Be With You (mp3)

Ramones 30 Year Anniversary

2006 is the 30th anniversary for a spectacular musical revolution. This year it's 30 years ago the first album, Ramones, came out as a fist in the dark. Four brats from Queens, NYC, had found a simple but sublime recepi of feeble-minded lyrics and speedie songs and by that gave punk to the world.

You can watch some old videos right here
and visit the official merchandise store
Everybody derserves a Ramones t-shirt!

By the way, it will be cool if you would comment on this update. What do you think Ramones did to the world of music?