hipster music

Press play not pause

September 15th, 2014 No comments



Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Same Love feat. Mary Lambert



World class tv ad encore made in Germany

September 2nd, 2014 Comments off



Johanna Münch and Christian Göran


“trivago.com” by director Frank Lambertz

The original film cast for the trivago travel aggregator (comparing offers from hotels around the world) is back with a new hipster tune.

What director Frank Lambertz has masterfully picked up on with the games we play, now celebrates a comeback with Stockholm model Christian Göran alongside the charming Johanna Münch.



Beat goes on in Germany

August 21st, 2014 Comments off



beatsteaks outdoor ad

beatsteaks outdoor ad



Gentleman of the year

This is great.

Beatsteaks documentation of a new aesthetic.



There is plenty of brilliant hipster music out there. But when you can no longer have the whining, the beat must go on. And now the beat goes on in Germany. Please welcome the Beatsteaks, Yeah.



The beat must go on in Germany

Best outdoors ad. Best use of typography. Best practice of new aesthetics (video). Best male dance. Best song. Beat be better sung in English.

I am dearly reminded of my close friend Ernst Auerbacher. Thank you Beatsteaks.



Early Days

July 9th, 2014 Comments off





Ringo Star via zombiesenelghetto.tumblr.com

Happy Birthday Ringo (from last Thursday)



Early Days track from the album NEW.



I strongly suggest you point your browser at paulmccartney.com, push play and listen to the music all day.



The Beatles destroyed rock ‘n’ roll

March 25th, 2014 Comments off



The Beatles destroyed rock 'n' roll



Can’t buy me love.



Categories: hipster music, Photography

Get On Up

March 21st, 2014 Comments off



cold sweat, James Brown poster & album art.

James Brown poster and album art.



The poster has ruined the film. James Brown requires a movie trailer, that supersedes the dynamism of that of the „Wolf of Wall Street”.

I was delighted when Dirk Neugebauer passed his copies of James Brown music on to me. It’s now coming to a movie theatre near you.



„I say we got more funk in the trunk”

If you’ve got the rythmn (the design grid and its systematically coordinated handling) the melody (content) will follow without further ado.






March 16th, 2014 Comments off

Viszerale Entlastung














One page wonder

Within a day Neil Young gained $800.000 on kickstarter for his digital music service PonoMusic.

As it’s the case with most everything, it is what the people want to believe, not what is. (If you can hear much of a difference between the nitrate of 192kbps or 256kbps MP3 and a CD and whether it equals the sound of a vinyl record played on a system equipped with tube amplifier…)


Pono eco system:

  1. PonoPlayer features 128GB of memory, will cost $399
  2. PonoMusic desktop-based “media management” system. iTunes sucks despite its enormous popularity.

Only what’s neccessary: Pono website adheres to what I refer to as global web standard and is a prime example of a one page website. With a desktop application coming from the same school of design it will play a major role for Pono’s success especially if accompanied by a mobile app that doesn’t suck.

Throw you money at the artist.

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Barton Hollow

March 11th, 2014 Comments off



The Civil Wars

“A timeless, anachronistic record, Barton Hollow could be from 30 years ago, or it could be from 30 years hence.”
(BBC Music)





On indefinite hiatus amid “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition,” Joy Williams and John Paul White released the follow up to their debut album Barton Hollow last summer. Find out what became of them.

Visit their webssite.



Categories: hipster music

Back to our programming

February 11th, 2014 Comments off



Los Crudos LP, 1996 von Naylamp (Peru, 1975)



1 9 9 6


In fear of a punk decade, the punk/hardcore/emo explosion of the ’90s is revisited, remembered, and reassessed, year by year.

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The great flood

February 10th, 2014 Comments off



Guitarist Bill Frisell’s live soundtrack of howling blues chords.



The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 forced the exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles.

A trailer for “The Great Flood
American theatrical premiere Winter 2013-14 at IFC Center, NYC
Film by Bill Morrison
Music by Bill Frisell
Produced by Phyllis Oyama

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