Thursday, April 26, 2007

Von Südenfed - Take 2 and call me in the morning

Hmmmm, Von Südenfed. Where to begin? If you were to take Andi Toma, Mark E. Smith and Jan St. Werner and stick them in a line up, my money's on you not picking them out as the three members of the band. Put the three of them together though, and you get some music that's three lanes to the left of ordinary.

Start out with some KMFDM, include one part Fatboy Slim, add some They Might Be Giants random sound effects and spoken lyrics, put it over some techno and disco inspired beats that make you want to dance likes it's 1984, and then lighten it up a bit so it could show up on SNL's Sprockets, and you still haven't even stuck your little toe in the shallow end of what Von Sudenfed is serving up. Talking about the album, Jan St. Werner says, "I feel like now it doesn’t matter, it’s not important, which decade you’re referencing or whether you’ve got the coolest break or electronic trick. It’s just the energy that counts." Energy is certainly the unifying theme to the album, from beginning to end.

The album is scheduled to be released June 5th, with some select North American tour dates in the fall. While you're waiting, enjoy the following tracks:

Von Südenfed - Flooded
: Tromatic Reflexxions

Von Südenfed - Family Feud : Tromatic Reflexxions

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