Playtype is e-types’ own type foundry, on Dec 1st they’re opening an offline store in central Copenhagen. Be there from 4pm!
Archive for November, 2010
Was recently reminded about the open source beer project Free Beer originally envisioned by Danish artist group Superflex. The visual identity derives from the rule – reminiscent of the twelve-tone techinque – not to use the same colour twice. A “colourful reference to 60’s liberation” as the creators Rasmus Koch Studio put it themselves, read more on their website.
Here’s a new single from Catwalk, the b-sides sound quite a lot like The Pastels. Unfortunately their label Yay! have just announced that they’re quitting, so the single is only available digitally at the new Yay! bandcamp site. From there you can also pick up cheap copies of all 7″s still in print. Catwalk recently signed with Captured Tracks, so I’m sure there’s more material to be expected soon.
The first Record Turnover club night will take place at French restaurant and bar Belle Epoque on December 21st, and we’ve promised to play some warming soft rock and folk rock – sorely needed now that we’ve had our first snowfall in Malmö.
This is the flyer and a Facebook event can be found here.
One of my favourite newish Melbourne groups Pop Singles recently sold out of their releases and made them available online via their Myspace. The pack includes their first ep, which you can see above and that includes the fantastic “I’ve Been Waiting”. With a female drummer, agile bass playing and a vocalist with a very McLennan-esque delivery it’s not a far stretch of the imagination to conjure up the Send Me a Lullaby era Go-Betweens, but one can also hear some influence from L.A. paisley underground (The Point, anyone?) and Flying Nun (like Straightjacket Fits). The zip (linked by the images) also includes a 7″ of “I Know Your Name” (on new label Vacant Valley) and a cassette ep. Several new releases are planned for next year!
As mentioned previously, it is the last Don’t Die On My Doorstep event tomorrow, a club night I’ve been running since 2007. To commemorate this occasion we’ve had a special booklet printed in an edition of 50. The A5 booklet doubles as an A3 poster and is printed on heavy grey stock. It presents some statistics from the club night’s history, gathered from the playlists I’ve meticulously kept from each dj set. The goal was to never play the same artist twice, which of course couldn’t be maintained, but in the end 921 unique artists have gotten played. More images below.