Artist: Casiokids

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Casiokids - Dresinen (video)

A new animated video from Norway's Casiokids.

Casiokids - Utfall! (video)

Here's a new video from Norwegian act Casiokids.

2011 Spellemann nominees

The nominees for the 2011 Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian Grammy, have been announced and here are a few hightlighted categories:

Female artist:
Ane Brun - "It All Starts With One"
Hilde Marie Kjersem - "Let's Let Go"
Marit Larsen - "Spark"
Siri Nilsen - "Alle Snakker Sant"

Male Artist:
Bernhoft - "Solidarity Breaks"
Jonas Alaska - "Jonas Alaska"
Odd Nordstoga - "Bestevenn"
Sivert Høyem - "Long Slow Distance"

Pop Group:
Eva & The Heartmaker - "Dominoes"
Katzenjammer - "A Kiss Before You Go"
Montée - "Rendition Of You"
Real Ones - "First Night On Earth"
Team Me - "To The Treetops!"

Honningbarna - "La Alarmane Gå"
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen - "Det Nærmeste Du Kommer"
Kaizers Orchestra - "Violeta Violeta Vol. 1"
Oslo Ess - "Uleste Bøker Og Utgåtte Sko"
Rumble In Rhodos - "Signs Of Fervent Devotion"

Insense - "Burn In Beautiful Fire"
Shining - "Live Blackjazz"
Taake - "Noregs Vaapen"
Vreid - "V"
Årabrot - "Solar Anus"

Biosphere - "N-Plants"
Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz - "Wesseltoft Schwarz Duo"
Casiokids - "Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen"

Joddski - "Bensin På Bålet"
Lars Vaular - "Du Betyr Meg"
Son Of Light - "War Of The Worlds"

Hekla Stålstrenga - "Makramé"
Juusk - "Juusk"
Ragnhild Furebotten - "Never On A Sunday"
Øystein Sandbukt - "Normør"

Helge Lien Trio - "Natsukashii"
Håkon Kornstad - "Symphonies In My Head"
Mats Eilertsen - "Skydive"
Nils Petter Molvær - "Baboon Moon"
Ola Kvernberg - "Liarbird"

Open Class:
Bárut - Inga Juuso - "Balggis"
Biret Ristin Sara - "Áidnen"
Fargespill - "Fargespill"
Skáidi - "Headland - Skáidegeahci"
Susanne Lundeng - "Mot"

Jonas Alaska - "Jonas Alaska"
Lars Vaular - "Du Betyr Meg"
Maria Mena - "Viktoria"
Martin Hagfors - "I Like You"
Odd Nordstoga - "Bestevenn"

Ane Brun - "It All Starts With One"
Hilde Marie Kjersem - "Let's Let Go"
Marit Larsen - "Spark"
Rolf Wallin/Lundeng/Torjesen/Bodø Symfonietta/Eggen - "Wire And String"
Synne Skouen - "Call-Notes"

Honningbarna - "La Alarmane Gå"
Jonas Alaska - "Jonas Alaska"
Ragnhild Hemsing - "Yr"
Razika - "Program 91"
Team Me - "To The Treetops!"

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Modular signs Young Dreams

has picked up Norwegian act Young Dreams and will be releasing their debut album in 2012. The apparently huge band features Matias Tellez alongside members from bands such as Casiokids, The Megaphonic Thrift and Bloody Beach and, if the sample above is any indication, are yet another act playing semi-dreamy tropical pop. Yawn.

Casiokids - Det haster! (video)

"Det haster!" is the latest single from Norwegian act Casiokids.

Pitchfork reviews Casiokids

Pitchfork reviews the new Casiokids record "Aabenbaringen over Aaskammen":

Casiokids album preview

The new Casiokids album "Aabenbaringen over aaskammen" is currently streaming in full at Consequence of Sound:

More album details from Casiokids

Casiokids have unveiled more details for their new album "Aabenbaringen over aaskammen" and also indulge in a bit of Q&A regarding the song titles and recording:

Casiokids to get Japan release, tour

Casiokids will see their album "" released in Japan on October 19 via and will also be heading over for a short tour in support:

11/10 - Marz, Tokyo
11/11 - Unit, Tokyo
11/12 - R.A.D., Nagoya
11/13 - Shangri la, Osaka

Casiokids confirm new album, offer sample tune for download

The new Casiokids album "Aabenbaringen over aaskammen" has been confirmed for release on October 11 via . Check out the lead single "Det haster!" here:

Splendour signs Siinai

Norwegian label (Casiokids, Harrys Gym) has announced the signing of Finnish "Krautpop" act Siinai, apparently a very popular sound these days (see: Torpedo, This Is Head and many many others). Look for the band's debut album "Olympic games" to be released this summer and/or check out the video for the tune "Anthem part 1&2" right here:

Casiokids RSD split preview

Pitchfork is streaming the upcoming Casiokids/Of Montreal split 7" being released for Record Store Day:

Casiokids to tour US with Starfucker

Casiokids will be back in the US yet again this coming March, this time on tour with Starfucker. Dates:

18 Norwegian acts now confirmed for SXSW

Listen to Norway runs down the 18 Norwegian acts now confirmed for SXSW 2011:
The list: Altaar, Benea Reach, Casiokids, Datarock, Death Crush, Forza, Harry`s Gym, DE Håker Flaten, Kvelertak, Marit Larsen, The Megaphonic Thrift, My Little Pony, Nico D & Admiral P, Serpentine, Simon Says No!, Sondre Lerche, Tôg and Youth Pictures Of Florence Henderson.

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