A quick reminder;
This coming Tuesday, will be the day when we release the cool roots, country, bluegrass debut from Kristoffer Emanuelsson’s Trehugger. Kristoffer who once were one part of the truly beautiful country duet Blue Eyed Blondes.
A week after its time for the new single “Pluto” by Pajala Truck Co, indeed also something to look forward to. And yet, a week after that its time for the brilliant summer single “Sysslomansgatan” from Uppsala based Duellen. And if that’s not enough, yet another week later its time for the debut single-EP from Skellefteå’s new Neil Youngish project Sentimental Pet.
So please be ware.
Once upon a time Jari Haapalainen were a young drummer boy in a band called Mary-Go-Round, a superb indie-pop twee band from the city of Luleå.
During their, in my opinion, all to short career they only released one three track vinyl-single (which still isn’t available on the net through us, but hopefully will be in a near future) and one song each for two different compilations, all songs released by us.
And to be honest and frank, I have to tell you that I had quite some problems to remember who the members were in this quintet, and that I still don’t remember what the girls name was. But if I remember everything else correct the other members, besides Jari, was Jonas Mann on guitar and song, Patrik Jäder on bass-guitar and the Smith influenced Nils Johansson on guitar. Nevertheless, this was an exceptional good band so therefore I’m damn proud to make their song “This Weeks Top of The World Track From A West Side Fabrication, in Historical Perspective”.
Hope you like it as much as we do!
Spotify: Mary-Go-Round – Into The Morgue
First official release out today in GAS (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) through our collaboration with German label Kanoon. First out are Amber Oak’s “Illt”. Other scheduled releases are The No Truster’s “Bolts”, MINXY’s “I AM SOUND I AM BEAT” and Kataokas self titled five track EP.
If everything turns out well, they will handle more stuff in the near future.
Until then, if you’ve forgot how they sounded, check out Amber Oak’s “Illt” once a again;
On Spotify: Amber Oak – Illt
On WiMP: http://wimpmusic.se/album/5455232
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/illt/id411626029
Next Friday, Friday the 7th of June, is Rickard and his Jewelers about to have some kind of release happing @ Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg.They will of course appear live and play their new and superb summer single “Juninatten (så som du tänkte den)”, who is sat for a release on the 11th of June. Gates (@ Sticky) open at 21 pm and the first hour is without admission. So if you by any chance are around the neighborhood, be there!
In our search of long lost tracks we have now come to a quite unique band, The Bear Quartet.
A band that indeed were a big part of the West Side history for some 16 years. I can still remember when I first met these bothersome, stubborn, we know what we want and we know it best kind of a band, a band with a truly big heart, for the first time. Love at first sight you might say. During that time they were more or less a guitar noise band within the same genre as acts like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. And to be totally honest, when I first heard their music it blow me away. It had a nerve and it was edgy like nothing else.
Therefore I’m damn proud to present (the fifth) This Weeks Top of The World Track in Historical Perspective, “A Hole Was Dug” with The Bear Quartet. A song taken from their sixth album “Moby Dick”, a song that’s far from being one of their more famous once. Nevertheless, I will certainly come back to The Bear Quartet later again in our search for long lost tracks. After all they released 13 albums, one double compilation CD as well as hips an loads of EP’s through A West Side Fabrication.
Spotify: The Bear Quartet – A Hole Was Dug
This week you won’t hear anything new from this side, but we’ll certainly be back the following one, and the week after that and so on for quite some time.
First out on our schedule is the truly lovely pop-song “I Can’t Forget Or Remember” from Lars Ludvig Löfgren & The Smoking Pets. The single is an edit version taken from their forthcoming album “Sugar Hill”, with a release sat for August this year.
After Lars Ludvig Löfgren & The Smoking Pets we’ll give you new stuff from MINXY, Rickard och Juvelerna, Duellen, Pajala Truck Co as well as a six track release from our dear friend Kristoffer Emanuelsson’s new project Trehugger. Last time we heard something from him was when we released his alt country duet Blue Eyed Blonds (check them out on Spotify: Blue Eyed Blondes – Blue Eyed Blondes ) EP. And to be frank, still after these three years, we receive loads of feedback regarding their lovely self titled five track EP.
Here you have a Spotify link (March 2013) containing our three most played songs (in Sweden) there during March. Hope you like it!
From a time when everything seemed to be possible, is from where we take “This Weeks Top of The World Track From A West Side Fabrication, in historical perspective”. The title of the song, “When It All Comes Down”, could be said as a hunch of what later happened to the band. Its also true that this particular band were indeed very promising with a good deal signed to Interscope, which included touring in the US with some, in those days, quite famous acts. But as said, it all comes down to who you could trust in this roughly business. So after a while they stood their with no contract and an album that didn’t even get properly released over there.
“When It All Comes Down” can be described as a time typical song for all these pop skaters. But to be honest, this song was far from the most popular one on the album “Odd Man Out”, from where it´s taken. The hit song, which probably took them to US to begin with, was a song called “Elvis”. In fact, they also re-recorded “Elvis” over there, for to much money if you ask me, together with some famous producer at some great studio. And still that track never saw the daylight, it went straight into the garbage bin. Other popular songs on “Odd Man Out” were for example the two other singles “Super Ball” and Never”.
In other words, welcome to This Weeks Top of The World Track From A West Side Fabrication, “When It All Comes Down” with Carpe Wade”
Spotify: Carpe Wade – When It All Comes Down
Rickard and his jewelers are currently working with their next single, the awesome “Natten som du tänkte den”, with a release sat for the 11th of June.
They have also announced a couple of gigs with start this coming Friday (the 10th) at Slussens Pensionat, Orust.
Later on they will also appear at three different stages in Gothenburg; May 24 @ Valand, June 7 @ Sticky Fingers and August 17 @ Golden Goal, Heden.
Until then, please check out their latest single on Spotify: Rickard och Juvelerna – Sorrow Street
Our most played songs (including a new number one) on Spotify (Sweden) during February are these three: Feb 2013
If interested, if you use Spotify, check it out.