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The release of the fifth studio album of the crew around mastermind Benjamin Gibbard not only marked their first output under a major record label, but also indicated a stunning transition towards a more lush and melodious sound design. NBHAP author Andreas revisited his initial encounter with the indie veterans and kindly encourages you to follow him around.
What to listen to when summer is in its full swing and Covid-19 detains you from travelling to your favourite vacation spot? Well, time to take a trip insight your mind ... or maybe even throw a socially distanced pool party if you are capable of. Whatever you do, make sure to have some Washed Out playing on your speakers. And we're not just talking about his brilliant new album "Purple Noon" but also the great mixtape mastermind Ernest Greene compiled for us.
We are launching a new playlist in collaboration with the nomadic future folk duo dumama+kechou. Beyond Borders celebrates the diversity of musical influences and aims to amplify voices of artists who are often marginalized by the mainstream Western-centric industry. Join us in actively working against these structures in place by decolonizing and broadening our understanding of music.
How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personnally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that matters during this time. This time it's the turn of our dearest Liv Toerkell again to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
The lines between "pop" and "indie" are constantly vanishing for many years now but even by these standards a collaborative album between one of the world's biggest indie music stars and a global pop phenomenon feels like a surprise. Born out of the lockdown and a longing for artistic growth this is actually quite an inspirational musical adventure. Here's why you should give it at least a try.