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Release party The Vacuum Dreamers

There will be a small release party for Don’t Tell the Bees by The Vacuum Dreamers from 5 PM on Friday the 3rd of May at Cafe Mono. Unfortunately the band will not play live, but you can enjoy DJ Steinar B (Robert Birdeye of The Vacuum Dreamers and The Tables) and DJ Njål B at the turntable from 5 PM to 9 PM. And you will of course be able to buy the new LP and the CD from last year, buy a beer and if you like – chat with the band.

At Soundcloud you can listen to Iris the Serene & Judy the Obscure # 2 while waiting on Friday.

The Vacuum Dreamers


Astroburger and The Loch Ness Mouse in Sarpsborg

Every Thursday evening Hverdagsklubben arranges concerts at Vertshuset Cafe og Bar in Sarpsborg. Our friends in Astroburger and The Loch Ness Mouse have been booked to play in February, so if you are near Sarpsborg one of these days you know where to spend these evenings.

Astroburger and Rebel Overdrive
Date: February 14th
Venue: Hverdagsklubben at Vertshuset Cafe og Bar
Doors: 20.00
Admission: NOK 100

The Loch Ness Mouse and Thea Stapnes
Date: February 28th
Venue: Hverdagsklubben at Vertshuset Cafe og Bar
Doors: 20.00
Admission: NOK 100

The Vacuum Dreamers

Good news from the void: The Vacuum Dreamers’ second album will soon be unleashed on a suspect world – we can almost hear the splodges of black vinyl hitting the matrix down there in Germany right now – and as a spooky little hors d’oeuvre, “good old” Bartleby (or “bad old”, or just “old”…or just “Bartleby”) has seen fit to assemble a video to go with one of the songs. Here it is: “Iris The Serene & Judy The Obscure #2“ from the forthcoming album “Go Tell The Bees” by The Vacuum Dreamers! Don’t watch it after dark!

The Time Lodgers @ Last Train

The Time Lodgers are the founders of Perfect Pop Records, but they split as a band ages ago. When we celebrated 20 years as a record label we asked our founders to play at our jubilee festival at Mono, and they said yes. And they have been playing ever since. They will have one last concert in 2012 at legendary Last Train so be there, but if not – keep an eye on their homepage or Facebook for concerts in 2013 . On Saturday they wrote “Suberb øvelse i går” (“Superb rehearsal yesterday”) on Facebook, so the concert should be a gem.

Date: December 20th
Venue: Last Train
Admission: NOK 100

The Southern Alps at Vaffelføzz

One of our favorite festivals is Vaffelføzz in Drammen. Our friends in The Southern Alps will attend the festival this year and entertain us with some of their timeless classics. The festival takes place on Saturday 14th this month, and if you love music and waffles, both individually and collectively, Union Scene is the place to be.
Doors at 1700.
Admission 200 kroner.

Some broadband narrowgauge news

We can’t say for sure whether it’s a slow or a fast train coming, but we’re sure it’s gonna be a super-sonic event any way you look at it when The Loch Ness Mouse play two sets at Fossum train station on the old Urskog-Høland railway line on midsummer’s eve, June 23. The first set will start at 7 p.m., the second at 9. We at Perfect Pop promise nice weather, and we always keep our promises. Promise! We ought to mention that this narrow gauge railway has been occuring in several LNM songs from the indiepop days way back when, so the LNM playing live at this train station is something more than a far-fetched notion.

Back on the farm, you may have noticed that one of the founders of the LNM, Jørn Åleskjær, has released a solo album on VME/Tune-J, produced by his brother Ole, and with contributions from both Ole, Emil Nikolaisen and several other former and/or current members of The LNM. I’m So Glad I Spent This Day With You is the heart-warming title, and the press has reciprocated with a bunch of very heart-warming reviews. The album will also be released on the American indielabel Sounds Familyre. Meanwhile, back in China, or rather Ireland, a new 7” EP by The LNM has seen the light of day on the Irish Arkhanglesk Recordings (limited edition of 300 copies), with two tracks: Ask Him (a soulful tune from New Graffiti) and the unreleased Kunming, a groovy jazz/fusion impro piece – “dedicated to the city of Kunming, China, and the people we met there” – it says on the cover. Horizons are made to expand. You will find both releases in our Pop Shop.

Release party for Don’t Fit the Bill

There will be a small release party on Sunday February 26 to celebrate the debut album of the The Vacuum Dreamers. Since the band is a studio act only there will be no concert, but DJ Syrstad will play records all night long, and Robert Birdeye of The Vacuum Dreamers will also have some sessions behind the turn tables.

Venue: Café Mir
Time: February 26 at 8 PM
Admission: Free

Don’t Fit the Bill

The debut album of The Vacuum Dreamers has finally arrived our premises, and are now available in our web shop. We hope you will enjoy this release as much as we do. There will be a small celebration of this release in a few weeks, but no date is set yet. But we will for sure inform you in due time.

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