News: Burning Hearts, Epilä, Puskii! & Tolbiac


The new Burning Hearts EP Into The Wilderness was released on 21st of june by Shelflife Records. Listen to the excellent title track Into The Wilderness below.

Burning Hearts at Facebook


Epilä is currently working on their second album due out in the spring of 2012. The first outtake from the upcoming album Pakko tehdä väärin was released as a digital single on the 22nd of june. Sami Sänpäkkilä also directed a music video for the song. Check it out below.

Epilä: Pakko tehdä väärin from Exogenic Music Group on Vimeo.

Epilä Website


Puskii! have added some songs from their upcoming album Sun sydän paukkuu ku bassorumpu to Soundcloud. I still love these. For example this song called Mä haluun bändin is just so good. Simple but perfect. Check out three others on their soundcloud.

Puskii at facebook


Mr. Tolbiac has written some Finnish pop classics like Purkkaa and Model. Here’s a new pop treat from Tolbiac called (I Don’t Want To) Hurt You.

and the classic Purkkaa:

More on Tolbiac’s soundcloud

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Review: Epilä – Avohakkuu

Epilä: Avohakkuu (Terra Recordings, 2010)

Epilä is a band that I would like to love to more than I actually do. There aren’t too many guitar pop bands singing beautiful harmonies in finnish and when lovely people form such a band, one would really like to shout their name from the rooftops. Unfortunately I can’t because I have to be honest and admit that I haven’t totally fallen for their debut album Avohakkuu. It’s certainly not a bad album by no means. It’s actually a good album, but somehow the overall sound is a bit too cloudy for me and it just doesn’t have enough exceptional moments like the second single Pyhäkoulu. Maybe I just had hoped it would sound more joyful, because I know how well these guys can sing. Despite these minor issues, Avohakkuu is still a fine debut and I have high hopes, that one day they could deliver something that would match Egotrippi’s finest moments.


Epilä Website

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News: Epilä, Captain Cougar, TV-Resistori


Epilä’s debut album Avohakkuu hits the stores and your heart today on 20th of january. It will be released by Terra Recordings. Epilä might be a new band, but you might know some of the good people in the band from their previous pop groups such as Cartoon Tree, Jadecroon, Guava. Avohakkuu is a very fine album albeit it might be too radio friendly for the hardcore indie purists.

Epilä Website
Terra Recordings Website


Captain Cougar’s second album Of Dreams Long Gone was released last week by Pinetree Records. I haven’t heard the whole album yet, but based on songs they have on their myspace, the line-up changes didn’t alter the quality and their music still sounds wonderful.

Captain Cougar Website
Captain Cougar at myspace


Hooray! I’m extremely excited, because TV-Resistori is finally releasing new music. A free digital single Voi ei, ei voi olla totta will be released on 27th of january by Fonal Records. Hopefully an album will follow later this year. Anyway, more about this on 27th of january when I’m able to give that download link.

TV-Resistori Website
TV-Resistori at myspace
Fonal Records Website

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