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Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

There’s really no shortage of Norwegian bands covered on Indie Music Filter lately.  It’s pretty impressive that for a country of just over 5 million people, they produce some really interesting bands and artists.  Today, I’m putting electro-pop band Whales & This Lake on your radar with the impressive “Sahara Blind”.  The charismatic trio are Hans Olav Settem, Max Peder Brekke and Anders Søvik Hjelden, who are right now working with Canadian producer Digory Smallz (who’s got a pretty good record bringing me great content lately, ie. Austin Basham).

Take a spin.

This video is quite a psychedelic trip, created by Magnus Borka Kloster-Jensen (Borka Productions) and Jonas Lien Svarstad.

A Few Minutes Of Summer

A Few Minutes Of Summer

Karen O did it again: she wrote one of those songs that take you from a dark, cloudy and cold day, to a distant, warm, instagram-y summer where people still use analogue cameras.  She also made a genius decision regarding the video for “Day Go By” – a short film by Wiissa aka Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe – which is absolutely adorable.  I’m in actual awe of it.  So stop whatever it is you’re doing, put the video into full screen and enjoy the ride.

Video: “Greek Tragedy” by The Wombats

Video: “Greek Tragedy” by The Wombats

I’m playing hooky today, because I always try to take off on my birthday.  Still though, I felt I needed to get something up on the old blog today.  How about this track that’s been stuck in my head all weekend?  “Greek Tragedy” by The Wombats, from the upcoming release of Glitterbug.

Video: “Burns” by Alice Boman

Video: “Burns” by Alice Boman

There’s a small abandoned cabin far into the woods of southern Sweden. It seems like nobody been living there for a very long time. It’s still furnished but others have been there, tumbling around, looking for valuables. They’ve missed out. What’s left is the memories

of what i think is an older lady, a well-traveled lady. There’s a lot of old worn out suitcases in the attic and there’s a whole lot of handmade amateur art hanging about in the cabin, from all over the world. In a shelf there’s lots of 8mm film rolls. All left for itself.

I left the cabin that time and returned a year later. More people had been there and more things were missing. So i decided to borrow some rolls of film home with me. I recorded some of the films named “U.S.A.” and watched them. Maybe for the first time in over
3 decades.

Then I took the liberty to put together a video for “Burns” by using an unknown old lady’s memories.

-Christoffer Castor, director

“Burns” by Malmo, Sweden songwriter Alice Boman from her debut album EPII + Skisser.