We are not stepping into the office baby, but we are stepping across the border from Sweden to Norway for today’s video of the day. Cold Mailman is a norwegian pop outfit whose new album is due out in october. The single Pull Yourself Together and Fall In Love With Me has been out for a couple of months, but I didn’t know about it until reading the lovely Eardrums Music blog yesterday. The video itself isn’t anything special, but I loved this sweet indie pop song so much that it jumped ahead of the long music video queue I already had in place.
Cold Mailman Website
Cold Mailman at myspace
This time we travel to Sweden and monstrously highly recommend this fantastic power pop group called The Genuine Fakes. Yeah, I know I’ve already posted this once, but replay is definitely in order because this is so wonderful. They make me feel ten years younger, because they are kind of like updating this 90’s power pop thingy (Popsicle and The Posies especially) and that’s the music I love the most. Some of the bands that take influences from there occasionally sound a little outdated and don’t come even close to the level of their influences. However, The Genuine Fakes is the real thing and manages to sound totally fresh and just outstanding. Heck, if the rest of the album is equally wonderful, The Genuine Fakes might even beat The Posies and Teenage Fanclub (who are also releasing new albums in 2010, TFC already did) in their own game and make the most enjoyable pop album of the year. No pressure guys.
The Genuine Fakes are also now giving away a free mp3 of a song called Star on their iLike profile. That’s the reason I started to listen to them today and It’s another great tune. Someone should drag these guys to Finland. It isn’t a long journey from Stockholm. Next single is out on august 18th. Probably more The Genuine Fakes praising when it hits the airwaves. This is the first single I Don’t Want It:
The Genuine Fakes Website
The Genuine Fakes at myspace
Don’t worry. I probably won’t add these videos of the day every freakin’ day. And if I do, I probably forget about it in a couple of weeks anyway. Right now this feels like a good way to introduce some fine pop bands/artists (and some cool videos) from all over the globe. This time the video of the day takes us to Netherlands. Tim Knol is a young dutch singer-songwriter (born 1989) and his debut album is out on the lovely Excelsior Recordings. When I Am King is a great song and it actually reminds me a bit of the (at least should be) legendary Excelsior band Daryll-Ann. I need to check out more of his songs. Meanwhile I can watch this wonderful video ten times in a row.
Tim Knol Website
Tim Knol at myspace
Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon has a new album entitled I Will Love You At All. I think it’s already out in Australia and in september Yep Roc will release it in the states. Darren Hanlon is a fantastic songwriter and I can fully recommend his whole back catalogue as well. This is a guy who can write a moving pop song about a kickstand or make squash sound like the most beautiful game ever. The first single of the album is All These Things. The song is wonderful and this music video is so adorable and beautiful. The best music video I’ve seen all year.
Darren Hanlon Website
Darren Hanlon at myspace
A whole lot of pop fun for a change. Thankfully I’m not totally lost in the country zone and pop music can still make me excited. First I “only” liked this, but after a couple of listenings I’m already loving it. It’s The Sugar Stems from Milwaukee and their debut album has just been released. I think I need to buy it..
The Sugar Stems at myspace