Tuesday 30 October 2012

Wolf&Disaster presents: Diane Arbus at Foam Amsterdam

As one of her B-day presents this year Miss Wolf got a book of Diane Arbus from a lovely photographer friend that warned her avant-reading that those photos were at the same a caress and a slap.
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.'' - used to say the american photographer and writer Diane Arbus (1923-1971).

Known for her black and white photos of deviant and marginal people as dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.
But most of all her work scream true in through this unknown and awkward faces. Most of all it makes us think about all the use of technologies to cover peoples flows or the ''blurredfication'' of images in order to make them interesting enough to be called art.

"Freaks was a thing I photographed a lot . . . . Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats."
Some of Diane's Arbus works can be seen at the FOAM in Amsterdam from 26th October until 13th of January 2013.

Friday 26 October 2012

New Video : Thee Ludds - Skeleton Rider

New music video from the Leicester UK garage rockers Thee Ludds, "Skeleton Rider" is the B side from the new single "Crumhorn".

Wednesday 24 October 2012

New Animated Video : Sufjan Stevens - Mr. Frosty Man

The return of Mr Asthmatic Kitty Sufjan Stevens in a claymation Christmas music video that went pretty wrong and end up in a sort of zombie apocalypse, perfect for the upcoming Halloween festivities. Taken from the upcoming Christmas box set called Silver & Gold, Songs for Christmas Volumes 6-10.

Monday 22 October 2012

Wolf&Disaster presents:Pop is the new Black

Pop Noire, Pop Noire, Pop Noire...
Everybody is talking about it!

John and Jehn's Label assumes its influences.
Bad news for the Ayatollahs of Rock'nRoll.
It puts together their side-projects with very talented people. Lescop and his French Cold Wave, loud, honnest and addictive.
Savages, a cold storm ravaging the dancefloor, like The Organ used to do,and of course John and Jehn and their dark experiments especially well done in this "Looking for You".

Three excellent reasons for adolescents of all ages to be a bit more melancholik...


Sunday 21 October 2012

Sunday Beats :Tim Hecker, Planningtorock, S.Maharba, TOKiMONSTA, Black Sun Empire and Noisia, Jables x Dailon, Bobby Tank, Bahwee x Sunclef x Elaquent, Disclosure ft. Sam Smith, Poolside, Nosaj Thing feat. Kazu Makino, Peaking Lights, Mick Wills, Strange Powers

Listen | Holy Other - Held (Tim Hecker Remix)
Listen | Peaches - Burst (Planningtorock remix)
Listen | S.Maharba - Ghost Of Myself
Listen | TOKiMONSTA - Cupidity (bonus track off of Creature Dreams Japan edition)
Listen | Black Sun Empire & Noisia - Feed the Machine
Listen | Jables x Dailon - Submerged
Listen | Rudi Zygadlo - Arrows (Bobby Tank Remix)
Listen | Bahwee x Sunclef x Elaquent - I Had To Do It / Time in the Sun
Listen | Disclosure - Latch ft. Sam Smith
Listen | Matthew Dear - Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)
Listen | Nosaj Thing - Eclipse/Blue feat. Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead)
Listen | TEEN - Sleep Is Noise (Peaking Lights Remix)
Listen | Der Noir - Another Day (Mick Wills Remix)
Listen | Strange Powers - It Gets Colder

Wolf&Disaster presents:Mixtape2

It's Sunday and we feel like boogie!!
So here is our second mixtape.
It's also a good preview of what we'll be playing for New Year's Eve at LA TENTATION in Brussels with Radio Modern.
If you don't shake your hips and wave your arms, you are probably dead...

Wolf&Disaster presents:Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2012)

Wolf & Disaster are not only about music, we love cinema as well.
Last week we randomly came across an inspirational documentary about a great film director:
-Roman Polanski - A Film Memoir.

90 minutes about his dramas, his past, art and how does elements are so present in his filmography.

This intimate 'talk' with Polanski is conducted and produced by Andrew Braunsberg, a long time friend
of the director in his house is Gstaad Switzerland.

At a certain moment Braunsberg quote the famous poem 'If' from the English writer Rudyard Kipling: 'If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same'

We believe that it is a pretty good resume of this must see documentary about one of the greatest minds of the modern cinema. As well good opportunity to meet the man behind the big screen.

Saturday 20 October 2012

New Ep : Diät - Pick A Line​/​No Accent 7

Absolutely sick power Post-Punk coming from Berlin, don't no much about these dudes except that the band was created solely to open for a Total Control gig in Berlin, 2/3 of the band hail from Australia and just a touch of curiosity that one of my favourite sounds coming from Berlin White Hex are also Australian Berlin residents, this 7" banger is totally for those in touch with the Vikings bands like Holograms, Ice Age and Cola Freaks. "Pick A Line​/​No Accent 7" is out on Iron Lung.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Wolf&Disaster presents: Jean Moulin Rouge

Tonight, we would like to introduce Jean Moulin Rouge from Bordeaux France.
After having been one of the most innovative DJ in town, he switched to a full mix of Music and Videos.
What makes the difference is his ability to find the most Trashy, underground dirty tracks.
It has always been like that.
Hank can tell, he teamed up with him for a few years in The Ambiancers, back in the days when Electro Clash was so fun in The Zoobizarre!!

Sit down and enjoy some dark synths!

Documentary : Music and the Psychedelic Mind

A great short Pitchfork documentary about the link between psychedelics and music featuring opinions from White Fence, The Growlers, Dr Strange Loop, Bear In Heaven and more.

European Psych compilation - The Reverb Conspiracy Compilation and Tour

Got this feeling that felt in the rabbit hole and just discovered a psych parallel world quite close to my shores. Found the mega stunning track "Diamonds" by the sensational Lola Colt by pure accident, only after understood that this gem was part of something much much bigger that goes by the name of The Reverb Conspiracy Compilation and documents the darker side of European psychedelic music by The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Fuzz Club Records that will include 2 x lp and a European tour that unfortunately wont stop in Holland, for more details check here

Nov 10th – 11th London – Shacklewell Arms
Nov 14th Brussel – Madame Moustache
Nov 15th Paris – Glazart
Nov 16th Nantes – Le Stakhonov
Nov 17th Berlin – White Trash
Nov 20th Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
Nov 21st Odense – Posten
Nov 22nd Oslo – Blå
Nov 23rd Stockholm – Debaser

Video : Opossum - Getaway Tonight

This video and track popped in the early 2012 but its so awesome that totally deserves a post. Opossum is New Zealander Ruban Nielson brother from Unknown Mortal Orchestra Kody Nielson, the track sounds like a poppy space jam with undercover drum n bass beats and with the tripy space oddity style video "Getaway Tonight" just gets better and better. Taken from the debut LP Electric Hawaii.

New LP : Regal - Misery, Redemption and Love

Few months ago the now Belgium based psych garage rockers Regal were at our place and fortunate enough had the demos from the new album and it was instantly love at the first sound. I always complain about that a lot of times garage and psych bands are much better live than the records but in this case i bet this album is gonna be a total banger. The album is out on Abzin records soon and here is your change to listen to the first tracks from Misery, Redemption and Love.

New Single : Those Foreign Kids - Nude Pollution

New bomb from one of my favourite Dutch bands Those Foreign Kids, "Nude Pollution" is taken from the North Holland Haarlem DIY own label Geertruida, Copenhaarlem a split 10" of collaboration between Haarlem and Copenhagen bands with Himmelschiff Excelisor, The Beardy Durfs, The Treasure of Grundo and TFK.

New Video : Bare Wires - School Days Are Over

“school days are over, you’re getting older, just dream your life away, you’re better off this way.” Checkpoint Charlie or reality check on the new music video from Oakland's lo-fi Bare Wires, "School Days Are Over" is the most recent audio erection from Matthew Melton and its included on the upcoming LP Idle Dreams out 30 October on Southpaw Records.

Festival : Le Guess Who? Fuzzbox with Ty Segall, Fidlar, Allah-Las ...

LE GUESS WHO? festival in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands is regarded to be one of the best music festivals in this country, Utrecht itself is known to be the capital of the alternative culture so its not surprising at all to see such an amazing line up of artists.

Get excited and get stoked, FUZZBOX promises to be one of the most exciting day of this year and a must to any garage rock fans because with the prince Ty Segall are arriving Los Angeles favourites trash surf rock super hyped since last year Fidlar, and plenty of other amazing bands with lost of fuzz and psych vibes like Allah-Las, White Fence, Brat Farrar among many others.

Tribute Album : 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground and Nico by Castle Face and Friends

45th anniversary of "The Velvet Underground & Nico", The tribute album by several artists from California label co-run by John Dwyer feat. Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, The Fresh & Onlys, Kelley Stoltz, Burnt Ones etc ... record only on vinyl via Castle Face records and not on stores, also available on bands tours.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Wolf&Disaster presents:Le Loup et le Desastre+Mixtape1

Some call us the Beauty and the Beast, some call us the Rabbit and the Bear,we call ourselves Wolf&Disaster.
Miss Wolf is a Brazilian “vintage lover “columnist, Hank Disaster is a free lance storyteller.
We share a lot of things including: An apartment, a stuffed  teckel named Suzi,a hidden passion for Bryan Ferry,a food addiction and an eclectic collection of Vinyl…
We are very curious and always try to see the highlights of the interlope Amsterdam scene.
We’ll be providing you our: music,thoughts,likes and classics on Audiopleasures…Because Mr Martin is a fantastic host!

We start today with our first Mixtape: A lot of Soul, some hippies a Spy and …A bird.

See you around, it’s good to be home!



Shirley Bassey-"Goldfinger"
The Zombies-"Time of the season"
Ike and Tina Turner-"Poor Fool"
Sam Hawkins-"Come on baby"
Esther Phillips-"Wild Child"
Clarence Carter-"Slipped, Tripped and fell in love"
Edwin Starr-"S.O.S Stop on her sight"
Sam Cooke -"Chain Gang"
Nancy Sinatra-"Wishin' and Hopin'"
The Mama’s and the Papa’s-"Somebody groovy"
Messieurs Richard De Bordeaux Et Daniel Beretta -"La Drogue"
The Shotguns "900 miles from my home"
Gigliola Cinquetti "Zero in Amore"
Tom Jones "Day by Day"
Jacques Dutronc "Sur une nappe de restaurant"
Ted Taylor "Love is like a rambling rose"
Percy Sledge "Baby help me"
The Rivingtons "Bird is the word"

Friday 5 October 2012

New: The Coathangers & Heavy Cream Split

That´s the new split on Suicide Squeeze Records and its pre-order was already sold out. So hurry up to your local record store to check out this amazing 7"!!!.

Now we can enjoy with both tracks on streaming thanks to soundcloud.

Merry Go Round by The Coathangers by Suicide Squeeze Records

  Toasted by Heavy Cream by Suicide Squeeze Records