This upcoming Thursday when it’s time for the monthly INTRODUCING show, two Chicago siblings will bring the sexy back into Berlin – possibly even the summer. How does that sound to your frozen little toes? Like warm sand, I know, I can feel it. Wild Belle is Natalie uand Elliot Bergman and that in turn is one of the hottest acts discovered last year. But the wait for more – it was long like the winter. Wild Belle‘s debut album Isles is FINALLY out since March 8, 2013, just in time for our toes to wiggle their shit out to some beatsy Reggae-heavy Psych-Pop fun.
So by this time, you should be absolutely stoked. If you’re not, you should still come ’cause it’s free guestlist and you will be stoked in the end. Also, please kindly note that this INTRODUCING we will be partying at Lido instead of ze usual Bi Nuu. Write it down, like, now, and get guestlisted here.
When someone would ask me about my top three of artists in the world, I guess Devendra Banhart would be my number one. He was my first love ever since I really got into music. I guess one could say that the Venezuelan American singer-songwriter is a little nuts. Only a little. I mean his middle name is Obi after Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars. I think I know every song of Cripple Crow by heart and I remember singing Chinese Children with my best gay friend under the shower. Because Oh if I was an engine yeah, if I was an engine, uh huh – whatever I do they’re Chinese through and through, uh huh.
And here comes Mala, Devendras eight album, including 16 (if you buy the LP) love songs. Because Mala means “sweetie pie” in English and is dedicated to his Serbian fiancé and visual artist Ana Kras. Two new tunes dropped already, and I cannot stop listing to Für Hildegard Von Bingen. It transfers you to a lonely, green-watered beach instantly – so bittersweet that you miss your other half instantly, when he not beside you.
Listen to the whole thing over at NPR and pre order it at Nonesuch Records. But before, sneak peak into his two newbies below:
You know those songs that can instantly pick you up at least a little on a really really bad day? Of course you do. You’d be screaming weird if you didn’t, or insanely wrong on this blog. Anyways, that’s somewhere besides the point. The point is, Bibio‘s À tout à l’heure is that kind of a song. Possibly because of its lightness, its pure and simple indiepopness. The french phrase ‘À tout à l’heure’ means a brief moment in time, be it past or future, it’s just a moment. So possibly the feelgood-character it has also comes from it reminding me that even the bad ones are just moments in time, fleeting, with good ones to follow. So. Why exactly is there no repeat button on Soundcloud?
Bibio‘s upcoming full-length Silver Wlkinson is due out May 14 on Warp.
While we were off shaking daytime-job related hands, here’s what yall missed: SOHN is back with Bloodflows, a track that starts out burning slowly but then hits off tickling all your nerves at the same time. Now if that doesn’t sound intriguing to you, well I just don’t know. If it does, mark April 13 in your calendars. It’s the day of the SOHN. In Berlin, at least.
Frequent readers of the Pony will remember Indiana from when we introduced the sexy-sounding UK songstress and her debut single Bound plus that epic Frank Ocean cover a little while back. Now since these beauties are still running up and down the PDC stereo, I have no issues going back to give you the newly-released video to Bound, a collection of intense-feeling black-and-white scenes that tickle the border of #NSFW. Or are they?
Notably important note: People in Germany, if you can’t play this video due to GEMA annoyances – don’t shed no tears, download this.