Traveling Sounds – Nerwowe Wakacje – Nerwowe Wakacje (PL)


Even though I’m not there anymore, I always try keep one eye (and an ear) on the music scene in my homeland. Sadly, the majority of music coming from Poland nowadays is either too generic and repetitive or hostile and a bit too challenging to my liking. I see this ugly mass as perfect background to the some seriously eyebrow rising surprises. The latest one to catch my attention is the guitar band, Nerwowe Wakacje with their in-between-albums self-titled single. Earlier this year the guys had releases their debut album, called simply “Polish rock”, and now are gearing up to record the follow up record.  This single is a fantastically sunny piece, inspired by British guitar pop seen through the lenses of American indie Anglophiles with the Polish element added to the mix. I wanted to avoid silly descriptions and comparisons, such as “Nerwowe Wakacje are Polish equivalent of The Girls”, but these two bands share the similar sensibility, an adolescent enthusiasm mixed with confusion and melancholy. And all that rolled in this effortlessly summery tune. The band describes this song as a postcard from the summer vacations in Poland. The video certainly captures this feeling, and so does the music. The vocals here are simply mesmerizing and it doesn’t really matter if you don’t understand the lyrics, because they bring such a warmth into this catchy melody. This tune is a serious injection of sunshine, much needed to beat the gloomy blues of this winter. Let’s melt the snow and bring the winter early. After Christmas that is …

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December 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Traveling sounds. 1 comment.

Remix Academy: Bumblebeez – Betty Jane (Jagwar Ma’s Love me Remix)


This remix is the bomb!

Dada goes to the club!

I’m totally addicted to this wonderfully weird track.

December 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Remix Academy. 1 comment.

A tribute: Cesaria Evora (1941-2011)


The Barefoot Diva of Cabo Verde left us yesterday. Rest in peace, Cesaria.

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December 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Traveling sounds. 1 comment.

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