Noise Problems is a net-label dedicated to electric and amplified music of all sorts. It is also a collection of live shows. After the very first #6 Noise Problems Selections out now are volumes 7 - 13. Slightly different but still another perfect showcase of the ecletic Noise Problems catalog. We are psyched to have an international palette of bands like CAVE, Thee Irma & Louise, Mexican Holiday, The Pussywarmers, LA MINOR, CAMERA, MV&EE in this sampler.
As a quick introduction CAVE is an American mostly instrumental psychedelic band based in Chicago, Illinois formed in 2006 as an informal collaborative project by friends Cooper Crain, Dan Browning, and Rex McMurry, with Chicago native Rotten Milk. CAVE live at the OCCII in Amsterdam is one of Noise Problems long time favorite and opens Noise Problems Selections vol. 7-13 Sampler.
Thee Irma & Louise live at the Winston in Amsterdam. Thee Irma & Louise formed in Switzerland in 2002, then choosing to settle in Berne, city of love and Swiss garage punk capital. They have been regular guests in Europe's most dimly lit basements rooms, releasing a bunch of D.I.Y. records along the way. We love Thee Irma & Louise.
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation is a band from the Netherlands playing a mix of ska, jazz, rocksteady, reggae and soul, with a strong '60s influence.
We first caught up with Les Louise Mitchels way back in 2006 at a live show in Amsterdam. We didnt managed to record it then sadly because we were so blown away. When they came back to the Netherlands to play the Multiplex in Leiden we rushed there. Les Louise Mitchels are featured here live at the Dans l´cul Danku! DIY Festival.
Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld or Lola Montez. The Spanish Dancer. The band, named after a famous Irish dancer from the seventieth century, consists of Floris van Bergeijk, Daan Vroon, Joram Tornij and the vocalist Ariadna.
Mexican Holiday was a band born as an accident in the winter of 2005 with 3 friends Erik, Melvin and Manu making noise. In 2007 and 2008 Robert ex-Pony Pack was their drummer, they played more, recorded more. At the end of 2008 they disbanded and at the same time brought out a full-length album CD, '-post mortem-'. Friends Thee Irma & Louise convinced them to do some gigs again and here they are live at the Winston too.
The Pussywarmers are a lovely band from Switzerland and Italy. They play a mix of tropical folklore and gypsy rock tunes.
Street Chanson and Gangster Swing from St. Petersburg
There is something like the La Minor sound: warm and authentic with live acoustic instruments; no overdubs or mini disc fibbing. This band you recognise instantly and they create their own atmosphere. They are real. And they have charm.
Founded in St. Petersburg in 2000, La Minor has been on tour in Europe several times and has played in many small clubs and bars as well as in bigger halls and on festivals since. They have since gathered a devoted fan base.
Seattle-based avant-garde psychedelic collective Master Musicians of Bukkake formed in 2003 around the talents of a host of eclectic USA Pacific Northwest artists. The group's signature blend Far East instrumentation an fuzzed-out psychedelia. On tour for their "Totem" album this is an edit of an 30 min long jam.
One hears a hypnotic beat. A musical drift that sweeps the listener into a trance. Shimmering elegance, forceful bursts of garage rock, a gentle flow, spherical flight. And one can hear it resonate beyond the horizon of this music. Searching, researching, yearning. Camera have the resolve to search and explore. "You can still call it Krautrock, if you must."
To close of with "One for the Road" MV & EE are Vermont-based group of musicians focused on Matt "MV" Valentine and Erika "EE" Elder. They have recorded under many different names, including MV & EE Medicine Show and The Bummer Road. Their style is self-described as "lunar ragas", with many of the lyrics dealing with celestial imagery. They combine Indian raga style composition with Appalachian folk and post-psychedelic experimentalism. And they are amazing people!
released August 11, 2015
Artwork by the great Pedro Santos
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