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(Above: flyer for their show at the Rhiz in Vienna)
Milemarker are touring with their current record Overseas, playing a show October 11th, 2016 at the Rhiz. They have also just re-released their album Frigid Forms Sell with its iconic cover, which originally came out in 2000 on Lovitt Records.
Milemarker did Tour Europe extensively in the late 1990ies and early double O’s, visiting us in Vienna rather often. after the Band went on hiatus – follow up acts like Rah Brahs and Challenger continued with this tradition, making sure to leave a mark on us: the Viennese Band Sex Jams even named themselves after a Milemarker 7″ (the one with the Kraftwerk Cover).
(above: picture i took at their show at TÜWI, October 9, 2001)
Al Burian once did a show at the Dreiraum, Arena where i thought it would be a reading of his Book – the compiled Burn Collector – but instead it was a performance with no amplified instruments, or at least he did not use the PA. at the end, Al was handing out tape cases transformed into rattles and everyone in the room started rattling, calm and excited at the same time, until after 10 or so minutes the show fell apart.
this seemed so awkwardly spontaneous, it was one of the best experiences i had while attending a show.
(above the flyer for that show made by Burn Björn)
Goldsoundz, the Styrian Supergroup (often w/ members of Just Friends and Lovers, sometimes Mile Me Deaf but always with Marti Farti) will perform as well. after a few cassettes on Wilhelm Show Me The Major Label, two 7″ e.p.s on Fettkakao and a great full length album on KIM as well as a single with Interpretations by Voodoo Jürgens – the band is playing finally in Vienna again!
now we have done a propper sampler presentation w/ our short trip north to Germany. the travel party consisted of Just Friends and Lovers, Goldsoundz and Tirana. we did 6 shows in 7 days..
Wagenplatz, Aspern (Gänseblümchen), June 10th, 2014
we have met with the kids from Graz at the Wagenplatz near the (still under construction) Aspern Seestadt – to pack up the bus with Tirana equipment and merchandize. Just Friends and Lovers were unable to perform – Lina and Vero still in Graz trying to recover from some heavy sickness. it was a really chilli evening, with a (almost full) moon shining on us while performing. here’s a double picture Cordula Thym took of Tirana and Goldsoundz.
Leipzig, Handstand und Moral, June 11h, 2014
we met kinda early for a 8 to 9 hour bus drive at the railway station with Lina and Vero (who arrived from Graz in the morning) and the rest of the gang. it was so hot – we had to keep every window open for the trip. but the drive was less of a horror than i expected it to be.
i have never been to Leipzig before, so i was really looking forward seeing a little bit of it. we arrived at 8, did a qick load out, set up and even the sound ourselves (well, mostly veronika). i found it interesting not having a soundguy at the venue – and also very liberating. soundguys make me feel uncomfortable most of the time – thus i dont really understand why small venues need one anyway. the collective running handstand und moral have this nice community built up around them. that was the other liberating thing to me: meeting a lot of interesting people who just came out to have a nice wednesday evening – and getting introduced to us and our art through that. a wonderfull night.
Berlin, Schokoladen, June 12th, 2014
our favorite place in Berlin – not only because of its name. and its always nice to meet Dana from la moustache (i always forget to ask her for the zines she’s producing). the show was set up by la moustache and m:soundtracks. too bad we didnt meet Melissa this time. we had to start early (Schokoladen shows have to be over by 10PM) -a hard thing for summer in Berlin, where the sunset is 40 minutes later than in Vienna, which made Tirana play in a dark venue while outside the bright sun still shining. but our friend Ella came early to the show as well – asking us some questions. you can listen to her show the stories about via Berlin Community Radio. Armin Lorenz was part of the showcase, he came out that evening to DJ and hang out with us.
Kassel, June 13th/14th, 2014
our friend Tim was inside the house already when we arrived. we were looking forward to our two day stay in Kassel (our Frankfurt show was cancelled) with Tim, whom Veronika and me have met during the time he was living in Vienna. the house where the show took place is not only a venue but also a community center – if i understood it right. and it is not a youth center or mainly a students place – it is organized by workers in Kassel. Tim made us good Salad (which was brought from the Intentional Community Niederkaufungen), and an even better Risotto. the show took place in one of the rooms of that house, no stage, decent lights: perfect. Tirana had a new guest beside me and Lena: Lina (also in JFaL) was drumming on a new song for the first time with us. exciting.
the next day Tim took us to see the Hercules in Kassel and went with us to that amazing vegan fake meat place after that. later we met up with the DJ Team Tazzen (the duo did a great set the day before), who showed us the Kunsthochschule in Kassel – with it’s Joseph Beuys rocks everywhere (Documenta 7), took us for a walk to meet some racoons (!!!) and hung out with us in front of that villa. thank you Tim for a woderfull time in Kassel, and taking good care of us and our crazyness.
Augsburg, Soho Stage, June 15th, 2014
the soccer season has begun and i hate it: you cant escape overdimensional screens with boring footage shown and weird (mostly male) idiots with all sorts of flags (mostly german in germany) lurching around drunk. boring things make me mad. even more so if it is everywhere.
the show in Augsburg nonetheless was an island. the soho club posh (its almost a cliché how clean and posh things are in bavaria compared to the rest of that country) – but the people coming to the show were different, of course. i had some really nice conversations, and also the feeling people understood what we were doing. Goldsoundz was really fun to watch that night – i could see people in the audience enjoying martis styrian way.
Wien, Celeste, June 16th, 2014
a long drive home. to me it seemed longer than expected – we even left early. good that i bought some strawberries in Augsburg for the drive. fruits always have a chilli effect on me. our showcase at the Celeste was the 2nd Fettkakao Sampler release party in way. it felt really good arriving home – where your friends welcome and help you: Brooke’s Bedroom, Jasmin, Nici and Melanie hangin out with us – while we were setting up and soundchecking – this time alltogether again with the help of Jasmin; eating noodles and figuring out how to errase the minus we had from the tour. we asked for donations at the door – and thanks to everyone coming and helping us: we were able to cover our costs in the end.
the Celeste is the hippest location in Vienna at the monent it seems, but it is also very uncomplicated and a good place for shows. i’m glad Brooke’s Bedroom was part of the showcase this time again; as well as Theresa and Nici beeing the great DJs they are – also on that evening.
the sampler is out for some weeks already. it features artistes around the label – but mostly people i work with on a regular basis – or just encountered at a moment; people i find interesing, friends. as always: i try to hold on to a moment for a little longer by capturing it.
after having presented the compilation in Graz and Vienna – we are now off to a little germany tour w/ Just Friends and Lovers, Goldsoundz and Tirana.
here are the dates!
June 1oth @ Wien, Wagenplatz
June 11th @ Leipzig, HandstandundMoral
June 12th @ Berlin, Schokoladen
June 13th @ Kassel, Nord
June 14th @ TBA
June 15th @ Augsburg, Der Ludwig
June 16th @ Wien, Celeste w/ Brooke’s Bedroom!
just in time for the tour, Wilhelm Show Me The Major Label have released the Tape Version of the Sampler. so now you can choose between Vinyl, Tape, CD … stream and digi download!
also in time for the tour is this fine video by Just Friends and Lovers, which was made by Theresa Adamski of Beach Girls and the Monster. the band is also featured on the compilation. (youtube / dailymotion)
bands/songs on the compilation:
Beach Girls and the Monster – Butcher From the Surf ° Just Friends and Lovers – Showdown ° Bad Weed – Show Me What You Got ° Dot Dash – Evil ° Les Trucs – Fuchs Frisst Weltraum ° Mile Me Deaf – Vietnam Air ° Stefanie Sourial – Everybody Else and my Metronom ° Tirana – Window Shop of Love ° Goldsoundz – Cat Phone ° Brooke’s Bedroom – The Comfort Of Furniture ° Armin Lorenz – Eyes Wide Shut ° Crazy Bitch In A Cave – Masquerade (Infinite Palace Remix)
kiddo- i havent been writing here since the A Thousand Fuegos digital release in August. i was busy with presenting output by my friends now and i am not sure if you have heard of the releases yet. at the end of a year i am trying to think and look back, even though i feel like it has been only a couple of month.
today’s the annual tweety party in Graz. and among the countless bands that are performing are my friends Goldsoundz, who have released a 7″ on fettkakao 11 days ago. it is called The New Ones? / National Eagles (fett034) and consists of 3 songs.
on the cover: ex-and cofounding member Karli:
Marti was chasing his friends around in Vienna and Graz – yet even on the country side. always with a camera in his hands – the video to the song The New Ones? was made.
____Crazy Bitch In A Cave_______ Rear – View Mirror_______ (fett033)____
earlier this year, in November, Crazy Bitch In A Cave had his very first fettkakao release out. finally. CBC has a tradition with fettkakao: he was producing the Albino Rabbits 7″ by Brooke’s Bedroom, did a BB cover for the Fettkakao Sampler 2011, was with us on the trip to Košice in 2010, and performing at this years fettkakao homepage launch party as well as at the labelshowcase at Röda in Steyr.
Crazy Bitch In A Cave has a very nice homelabel though: Comfortzone. it is run by the fabulous Christina Nemec who has released a 12″ e.p. (on top – sooo good!) – and an album.
so for the little excursion to fettkakao we did a 7″ –> Rear-View Mirror – with run of 200 copies. a few came in white vinyl even (still have a few lying around – let me know if you want one).
Nick also did an amazing commercial for the album. it is all eyes, make-up and a rear-view mirror:
2013 was a good, a very good year even.
i am going backwards. before the Crazy Bitch In A Cave release – i had this exhibition in Oktober at the Schikaneder in Vienna, where i showed my (watercolour) flyers for the first time outside the digital world. also this fall: the label had two wonderfull showcases – one at the Bach in Vienna in November and one at the Röda in Steyr in September. i love having showcases.
at the beginning of September the homepage finally got a new face after 8 years. thank you so much nici ( ❤ ) in case you havent seen it yet: clickie!
in August we finally did the digital release of the selftiteled A Thousand Fuegos LP (fett010).
Plaided had their last travels and shows in summer as well. a nice good bye with a loong drive to Switzerland and the Poolbar festival. a hello to the Café Else in Vienna, where Plaided did their last show for the opening of that wonderfull bar. i have really good memories of Plaided – performing at the Donauinselfest, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Sommerfest and Popfest in vienna that summer as well. oh i miss that constilation so much.
and what a year it had been for Tirana. a 7″ called Talea (fett031) came out – named after the La Banda movie – where Veronika wrote most of the soundtrack. i have good memories of shows after screenings and premieres of the film in theaters; and the first screening of Talea at Kino Unter Sternen in Vienna. what a wonderfull summer.
the only Longplayer this year that came out was the album What, Colour? (fett032) by Just Friends and Lovers. a little beauty that counts 13 (!) songs. the only trip i had with JFaL this year was to Krakow in June (i wish i was with them on the east european tour they did in Oktober w/Robotra). the other times i had seen them was in Vienna and Graz (do i remember it well? was the Lendwirbel showcase Fettkakao shared with Numavi records their release show as well?!) (but that was a hell of a weekend!).
Just Friends and Lovers, Turbo and part time host Marti in Krakow.
and then the year 2013 ends (or begins) with the exciting, 2nd Plaided trip tp the US – with shows in Boston and NYC (w/ Japanter) and a very hot spring in Austin, TX at the SXSW festival in March (wordpress entry on thaaat), and before that a really nice fly-over to the Damnably showcase in London in Febuary.
i hope 2014 will bring as much excursions, releases and parties as in 2013. it has a good start though – with a little travel to Groningens Eurosonic – where Tirana will perform, and a 7″ by Just Friends and Lovers in Febuary…
a happy new year to you folks – and i try to keep up with the talk here – on the wordpress blah-blog.
fett031 Tirana – Talea 7″ /DI (2013)
fett032 Just Friends and Lovers – What, Colour? LP /DI (2013)
fett033 Crazy Bitch In A Cave – Rear-View Mirror 7″ /DI (2013)
fett034 Goldsoundz – The New Ones? / National Eagles 7″ /DI (2013)
fett010 A Thousand Fueogs – A Thousand Fuegos DIGITAL (2008 LP/ 2013 Digital)
Kids! Daniel Johnston is coming to vienna on April 24th, 2012. this is in 2 weeks almost. and that alone is big news, as me and most of my friends here at fettkakao have always been big Daniel Johnston fans. but i guess to you dear reader, this was pretty obvious.
i was asked by Philipp, promoter of the vienna show at the arena, to put a team together. guess he knows i am good at that (at least). what an honour and then: also so fitting – because i already had the right people in mind for that. Veronika (Plaided, Tirana, Ilsebill, Girslrockcamp), Rudi (Go Die Big City!, Hidden Cameras, Vortex Rex, ATF…), Wolfi (Mile Me Deaf, KB9VB, Sex Jams, Goldsoundz) and Bernhard (B.Fleischmann, hehe) will help out Daniel Johnston at the arena on april 24th, 2012.
today i have been to one of their rehearsals, which was … so nice that i had to take some pictures. hehe.
here are the people.
all together ❤ lalalalala.
remember when i started this blog? this was only last year! i cant believe it. feels like if been typing in this wordpress blog not too often, but for ages. and yes. it is a good feeling since i always think to myself –whoa another year past by already?
the pop quiz thingie happenend at the wonderfull club d’hommage, our favorite indie club in vienna. the part i like most is putting together a team and do all the fun stuff. preparing, posing… things like that.
(pic taken by john, thank you!)
we were almost nine people. kids: nine is the new magic number! not eight. at least when it comes to social catherings. this years TM fettkakao consisted of (f.l.t.r): matthias (a thousand fuegos) marti farti (wilhelm show me the major label, goldsoundz.. ) clemens (black fox tropikal), äh (me), martin pieper (brooke’s bedroom), valerie (team fettkakao!) and patrick (the mighty crazy bitch).
a wonderfull team. and i know we would have been #1 if melanie and cordula werent cancelling last minute, hihi.
the questions? the answers? dont know. those heads are big and i knew right away that we are doing good. hey. i like my friends a lot, not because they know so much (or dont), but it fills me with pride and joy sitting right next to them listening to words i cannot fully comprehend.
we were ex aequo with rudi (number two or three), who was his very own team. unbeliveable. i was so impressed by rudi that i forgot the winning teams name. a big team by the way and formerly known as sacrifice the liver, who are always #1!
(rudi and me w/goodie bags. yellow vs green, picture taken by valerie)
we werent the best? fok eat, who cares ❤
(picture taken by valerie)
thanks clubdhommage and all the people around. we love you pop quiz!
you may have noticed that the Goldsoundz are releasing a 7″ on yours truly: fettkakao. the band arose out of Wilhelm Show Me the Major Label – their homebase in Graz, Austria. when marti asked me if i wanted to release a single two years ago, i wasnt quite sure. things needed to grow between us, like with any good relationship. a lot of good things have happened since then, and we all became friends.
the Goldsoundz are presenting their masterpiece, a three song seven inch today at the nachtasyl in vienna. on thursday, the day before the show, things came together: we received the 7″es from bieber and christian/ Flight 13 Duplication just in time (i am so happy and love them for the fact that they are never late, in fact : both do everything they can to make a release show happen with the actual record), matthias (A Thousand Fuegos) took time to enlighten the screen (i know how busy you are at the moment. thank you!) – so that the Goldsoundz and fettkakao party could do the rest: cut paper, screenprint colours onto paper, fold it and put the rocords together.
here’s how the finished print (artwork created by the great Werner Bauer) looks like:
and since prining is fun – marti farti tried to ducument it w/ some pictures he took from our little party with beer, chocolate and acryl paint. oh. for the release shows we printed some covers with mixed colours as well. very rare… äh. here are martis pictures anyway.
ah and yes, the shows:
°nachtasyl, vienna march 16th (friday)
°waakum, graz march 21st (wednesday)
bleep. and every little release has a propaganda video (fkkp2, made by nick prokesch + andi dvorak):
and a real video! made by the Goldsoundz and turbo of WSMTML fame!
lalalala… hope to see you here today (early show: starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm!)