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It’s getting hot in november!

Just when winter’s knocking on your door, we want you ready for a very special event with fellow comedians 2gewinnt and our annual Leopoldi concert!

RADIO MELANGE
On Nov. 12th, we will be performing exclusively with 2gewinnt, a world-renowned comedy duo. This show is called “Radio Melange” and is being performed in german.
Please get your tickets now, before they are all gone!
RSVP here: www.aera.at
You can check out the Facebook event here: Radio Melange Facebook Event
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LEOPOLDI GIG
And after this, join us on Saturday Nov. 15th at the Flat-Pub Klosterneuburg for our annual Leopoldigig. We’ll be playing original songs as well as covers we think will fit for this evening. A corresponding Facebook event is on its way! Big thanks to Hans and Toni for inviting us year after year!

Do not let the cold winter evenings prevent you from going out – simply join us at the Aera and Flat-Pub. It will be worth your while!

Why is the cup empty? Or isn’t it? Are those guys really funny, or are they just trying really hard? All of this will be answered on Nov. 12th.
CONTEST INFO HERE! You did it!
If you read this, please comment below and you can win 1 of 3 Gold Rush in Dead Space albums!!

Solar Manoeuvre w/ Small Moments LIVE @ Die Manege Klosterneuburg

Unfortunately our favourite bar in Klosterneuburg is closing its doors for good. That’s why we have to take this last chance and celebrate as loud and as long as we possibly can. To accomplish this, we asked our friends Small Moments to play along with us.

Entry at 8pm. (Free!)
Concerts begin at 9pm.

You can find the event on Facebook, Google+ and Last.fm.

How do I get there?
From Heiligenstadt take the bus (238 or 239) to Klosterneuburg Niedermarkt.
Or take the train from Franz Josefs Bahnhof/Spittelau/Heiligenstadt to Klosterneuburg -Kierling Bhf.
After exiting, just walk down the Wasserzeile (between Erste Bank and the chinese Restaurant) until you see a TV.

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Be there!

Today is Record Store Day 2014!

Like last year, let us celebrate Record Store Day again!
Each year on the third Saturday in April independent record stores get together to celebrate the art of music. The Record Store Day 2014 ambassador is Chuck D. So be sure to check out you local record store and support it.
For example you can buy “Gold Rush in Dead Space” at RecordBag.
Alternatively you can visit and support these shops in Vienna:

For a list of all participating stores in Austria, simply click here:
List of participating stores in Austria

To get to know more about Record Store Day, go here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Alex and I already went shopping and here is what I got!

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Happy Record Store Day!

The “Salon”.

For the last few months we’ve been building a new rehearsing room / recording studio for ourselves. And after almost 12 months in the making, we finally moved in after our gig at the B72 in Vienna! It’s not fully finished yet, but it’s good enough to write and play new songs. So without further ado, say hello to the “Salon” and look at how nice it already is!

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2 Years in Review

The Band evolves

2 years have passed and it is time to recap a few milestones. Back in July 2010 I did not know what to expect when Roland wanted to start a new band, but Alex and I did not hesitate a bit to join for a few jam sessions. It was great at first, but we needed a drummer, so we called Christian. In September we started playing together and by the end of 2010 we had written around 12 songs and we simply knew we started something special. When we first decided to record our first album “Chez MIR“, Roland was against it. Back then the rest of us were too enthusiastic to even stop thinking about it. In 2011 we started recording in our rehearsing room in Höflein an der Donau. It was a great experience for us. Chez MIR was recorded from April to September 2011 and released on September 14th at the machbar Klosterneuburg.
We were so pumped, that in December we decided to write and record new songs in 2012. And for that we needed a bass player. A brief collaboration with DJ Cosmo Umupilipili from Zambia showed us that Dave was our guy, so we asked him to join us. And he did so in February. What we did not know was that recording a new album was going to be the last thing we would do in our rehearsing room in Höflein. So around April/May we set out to record again. It was extremely fun and horrible to say the least. For us recording an album always is a lot of fun, but it stresses us a lot and we tend to come into conflict with each other. It took everything from us, but as always we did it again (almost missing our deadline for the November release, which was planned 3 months early). A great big thanks goes out to Reka our album artist / photographer for always taking the time to create something special for us! And thanks again for monkey. for providing their services to us.
On November 1st we did not only release “Gold Rush in Dead Space”, but we also moved from Höflein an der Donau to Vienna. It certainly was a big step for us to leave our idyllic room behind and start something new, but it was necessary – no hard feelings. This rehearsing room was perfect for the moment. Almost all of our stuff was in Vienna, so concerts there were easy to arrange, but we wanted something bigger, something we call our own. Before we could start such a journey we had to save money… a lot of money. But first, we had to promote our album, play the songs we recorded for so long. So we played 8 concerts to promote “Gold Rush in Dead Space” alone. We loved every single one of it, sort of ^^.
Weirdly enough, almost all of these concert had one thing in common.

How to NOT write our name

A lot of people were not able to write our name correctly. Here are some examples of how we were spelt:

@puls4.com: (for the Gold Rush in Dead Space CD Release)
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@Bandcafe Facebook Page:
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@ Loop Vienna:
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@puls4.com: (for the same event as above)
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@ B72 Vienna:
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@ Flat-Pub Klosterneuburg:
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Manouvre, Maneuver, Maneovre, Manouevre…
It really is not that hard once you write it 10 times every day ;)
In the last year (2013), we had to tell almost every venue to please correct our name. Even hosting and organising the event itself did not help to get written correctly.

On a quick sidenote: Please listen here on how to correctly spell our name, despite the “oeu” it is not french, it just derived from the french language a couple hundred years ago.
We live in Europe, but we love the Brits a tad more than the French!

Click here for further reading:
Oxford English Dictionary
Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionaries

Let us build our own rehearsing room

After playing a few concerts, we knew we had to find something for ourselves. We simply weren’t as productive as we were in our old rehearsing room and the McDonald’s right across the street made us fatter every time we rehearsed. Luckily before summer 2013 we had found our new location. Now what was left to do? Let me explain with a few pictures:

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Umbau 04
Umbau 05
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There still is a lot to do, but I’ll make sure a few more pictures will leak out there ;).
Walls and ceiling are mostly done and our electrician will assist us in early January 2014. Then we still need to move everything we have to our new home, but don’t worry, everything still is according to plan. Somehow.
Album III is already planned, but we will take all the time we need. We want it to be the last one of our space trilogy, which started with Chez MIR. Who knows what will come next…

The songs that did not fit

And at the very end I want to remember the songs we had, but were lost during time and recording sessions because they simply did not fit in:

  • Well Dosed Anger
  • Blue Skies
  • Riot
  • Torrero Song
  • Drifting Away
  • Monkey Song
  • Gimme Some Change
  • and all the others I forgot…

These songs will probably never be played or recorded properly. They will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Thank you for staying with us! It was a hell of a ride until now and we like to keep it that way.
We want to wish you a happy new year!