Archive for December, 2016

Simon Lenski – “Oh City” EP

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in new animals

Simon Lenski has released his debut solo EP, “Oh City”. It has been in the making since 2012, and Simon himself tells a nice story of the genesis of the five songs that make up this EP, over on his new website,

Joining Simon (cello, synth, programming) for this release are Elko Blijweert (guitar), Joris Caluwaerts (piano, synth) and Frans van Isacker (bass clarinet). This EP is the precursor to a full album, which is to be released next year.

You can buy the album directly on iTunes, there is no physical release planned as far as I can tell.

(And how can it be that in 2016, iTunes still gives you absolutely no liner notes whatsoever…?)

If you speak Dutch, you can listen to Simon talk about the new record on this podcast – and if you don’t, the entire EP gets played during the show, and some other interesting stuff as well.

Watch the video for “The House”.

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DAAU to return in 2017 with anniversary album

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in new animals

The word is out on the band’s facebook page that the band will return in 2017 with an album that will commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary. The pictures show the band hard at work in the studio. The band have enlisted help from Antwerp indie legend Rudy TrouvĂ© (ex-dEUS, Kiss My Jazz, Gore Slut, Dead Man Ray & many more) for production duties, and the album’s release is planned for April 2017, when the band also plans to start touring again.

See the three Lenski brothers in the studio below. (Have those three recorded a vocal track before? … I don’t think so!). The guy looking on is Rudy.

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