Archive for November, 2010

Date: November 26th, 2010
Cate: graphic design

Playtype concept store opening 1/12

Playtype is e-types’ own type foundry, on Dec 1st they’re opening an offline store in central Copenhagen. Be there from 4pm!

Date: November 26th, 2010
Cate: graphic design

Never Use One Colour Twice

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.

Date: November 26th, 2010
Cate: Music, rediscovered

The Druids

The Druids “It’s a Day” b/w “A Man Should Never Cry” (Columbia, 1965)
Originally posted on Spin the Groove.

Date: November 25th, 2010
Cate: new releases

New M’Lady’s releases

Look out for these singles on the M’Lady’s website, should be up for order any day now. We’ve got the 3rd single from Brooklyn’s Coasting as well as new singles from Brighton & London noisemakers The Sticks and La La Vasquez.

Date: November 25th, 2010
Cate: new releases

Catwalk | Bona Fide EP

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.

Date: November 24th, 2010
Cate: graphic design

SIDE1

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.

Date: November 24th, 2010
Cate: graphic design

Wednesday Week

Saw this cover while record shopping on Monday. One of Peter Saville’s creations outside of Factory, done for OMD’s fourth album from 1983. The idea comes from WWI era naval camouflage, which the album title also refers to.

Date: November 21st, 2010
Cate: new releases

Pop Singles | Early Anthology

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!

Date: November 21st, 2010
Cate: Music

Yesterday’s Dawn

Thank you everyone who turned up yesterday and made the last Don’t Die On My Doorstep a memorable event. Photos of Top Sound and Death and Vanilla in the Flickr set the image above will take you to. See the full playlist below.

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Date: November 19th, 2010
Cate: graphic design

past.fm

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.

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