Thursday, April 27, 2006


Taking their name from a South African slang word meaning manic energy, Voicst are a trio from Amsterdam that live up to the moniker.

Singer/guitarist Tjeerd is a moving target on stage, and combined with perpetually pogo-ing bass player Sven and hard-hitting drummer Joppe when you put these three together you get artistic friction with nuclear power. Music and vibe that as Joppe says, attempts to place them somewhere between Beyonce and The Melvins.

In 2003 the band released their first recording the six-song EP Eat The Evidence - to critical acclaim. While in New York in the summer of 2004 the band hooked up with producer and Girls Against Boys alumni, Eli Janney (The Rapture, Secret Machines) to record their first full-length album 11-11. The album was mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Athlete, PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Nick Cave) and in true indie spirit released in Europe on the bands own label DuurtLang Records (A Dutch word which aptly translates to takes a long time) through a distribution deal with Play It Again Sam.

3Voor12, influential Dutch media outlet, recently named 11-11 Album of the Year, and Joppe was voted Drummer of the Year by his peers. To celebrate, in true Voicst fashion they have been out touring throughout Europe and North America, playing at festivals including Rock in Idro (Italy), Popkomm (Berlin), Benicassim (Spain), SXSW (Austin, TX) and also supporting bands like The Bravery, The Posies and Millionaire.

I really like Voicst. They sound much better live than on the record. I recommend you to watch their live acoustic performance from Amsterdam's metro. Watch it here. Excellent!

Voicst - Whatever You Want From Life
Voicst @ MySpace
Voicst @ PureVolume

The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (2006) !!!
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped (2006) !!!
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006) !!!
The Stills - Without Feathers (2006) !!!
Hot Chip - The Warning (2006) !!!
Imaad Wasif - Imaad Wasif (2006) !!!
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time (2006) !!!
Lilys - Everything Wrong Is Imaginary (2006) !!!
Liars - Drums Not Dead (2006) !!!
Tapes'N'Tapes - The Loon !!!
+ Matt Nathanson, Built To Spill, KT Tunstall, Chris Whitley, Elvis Costello,
Josua Radin, Mat Kearney, Prince, Bjork, Pilate, Joseph Arthur, B&S, Calexico,
Apples In Stereo, Sean Hayes, Matt Nathanson, Spiritualized, Talk Talk, etc.
The Bravery - The Bravery
Brand New - Deja Entendu + Your Favorite Weapon !!!
Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
Paul Anka - Rock Swings
City And Colour - Sometimes
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Portishead - Portishead + Dummy
Old Mil - Old Mil
VA - Visible School: 2000-2003 Sampler


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first link doesn't work under bonus.

Is there some special way to make it work?

thanks so much.

<3 Nicole

10:36 PM  
Blogger luzerka i jadnica said...

prvi link samo daunloduje prvu pesmu sa albuma.

što je baš :(, pošto ima gomila sjajnih, i ne samo novih albumčića.

imaš neki tip, a ziggy?

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Pinky said...

Awww... Raconteurs link is dead... :(

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah links die when assholes steal bandwith

that one inparticular got me a lovely dmca notice

many thanks you worthless cunt

3:16 AM  

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