As promised, the new 10-year anniversary EP from Underwater Sleeping Society is now available for free download: http://www.newmusiccommunity.org/new/?page_id=5&postid=666
Artist: Underwater Sleeping Society
Finnish act Underwater Sleeping Society celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band this year and have a new animated video for the song "Accidents" to help commemorate it: http://www.vimeo.com/13643583
Look for a new free digital EP from the band in a week or so as well.
Cats on Fire are going to Germany in late May:
05/30 - Nachtasyl, Hamburg w/The Bats
05/31 - Worpswede Open Air, Worpswede
06/01 - Magnet-Club, Berlin w/Underwater Sleeping Society
06/02 - Scheune, Dresden
06/03 - Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg
06/04 - Atomic Cafe, München
06/05 - Klub Drushba, Halle
06/06 - Gleis 22, Münster
Underwater Sleeping Society achieves the rare feat of sounding like a million other bands while retaining a unquestionable uniqueness. There are obvious Radiohead parallels, both in sound and the reference to the "Pyramid song", but there's much more going on. The feel of the melody is far more A-ha in the way it soars, yet there's also an certain undeniable Finnish-ness to it. I think it's the morbid fascination of the lyrics, the matter-of-fact way it goes about reporting the circumstances of one's own funeral. It's a ghost story, but also, who wouldn't want to see it for themselves? It's an intriguing concept, a potential life-changing experience. This song merely scratches the surface of possibilities.
Underwater Sleeping Society - Saw you at my funeral
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:
01. Eric Beyond - Step off
02. TALK 1
03. Hanna Hirsch - Ingen kommer sakna oss
04. Francis - Bad to the bone
05. KA SO RE - Dramatically keep you
06. Susanna - Jailbreak (ft. Bonnie "Prince" Billy)
07. TALK 2
08. Love Is All - Give it back
09. Agent Side Grinder - Lashes of flashes
10. Parker Lewis - Bash the cynicals
11. TALK 3
12. Moto Boy - Pie Jesu
13. Down In June - The enemy within
14. Masshysteri - Tvivel
15. Underwater Sleeping Society - Saw you at my funeral
16. TALK 4
17. Viola - We owe love
18. Convoj - The shovel
19. Celestial - Crystal heights
20. TALK 5
21. The Deer Tracks - Yes, this is my broken shield
Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XM U. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.
AllScandinavian on the new Underwater Sleeping Society album "The dead Vegas": http://allscandinavian.com/355/underwater-sleeping-society-the-dead-vegas/
Ovi Magazine interviews Finnish act Underwater Sleeping Society: http://www.ovimagazine.com/art/3490
Finnish act Underwater Sleeping Society is currently mastering their new album "The dead Vegas" with Fred Kevorkian and expect to have it out on October 15. Check out a preview trailer here: http://www.vimeo.com/1436600
Finnish act Underwater Sleeping Society will be releasing a new EP entitled "Silence teaches you how to sing" on August 30 via Siamese Sounds. The title track is actually a preview of what's to come from the band's forthcoming full-length (due out early 2007), but the other three songs contain therein are exclusive to this release. Look for samples online soon.
Finland's Underwater Sleeping Society will be entering Meri-Rastila studio Helsinki on March 17 to begin work on a new album. The recording will be co-produced by UwSSoc and Asko Keränen (22-Pistepirkko, The Others).
Finnish indierockers Underwater Sleeping Society have posted their entire "4 sparrows" EP for free download: http://www.uwssoc.net/uwssoc4sparrows.zip
The zip file includes all eight songs plus one bonus tune and song-by-song musings from the band.