PICK OF THE WEEK
March 2001] The
US zine Delusions of Adequasy
"Who knew the next hotbed of indie rock would be in Sweden? Well,
if that country is about to take the world by storm, it will be Moonbabies
leading the revolution.
This album blew me away, causing me to repeat this album time and again,
and each time I found a different song to cherish, a different quality
that sets this duo apart..." Featured as the Pick of the
week, read the whole review of June
and Novas here.
Delusions of Adequasy will follow up with a interview with moonbabies
within the next weeks.
Brand new pictures of
the band has been posted in the Picture Gallery. Staffan Wieslander, the
photographer did a very good job, thanks a lot. Click
here for the new pix
OF THE YEAR
"June and Novas" was recently voted the
#1 album of 2000 at the dreampop forum & radio station Blisscent! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Blisscent/
Blisscent's Top 25 Of 2000
25. Trembling Blue Stars- Broken By Whispers
24. Brincando De Deus- S/T
23. Color Filter- I Often Think In Music
22. Moose- Migh Ball Me
21. Lilys- Selected
20. Cush- New Sound
19. Air Formation- S/T
18. Northern Picture Library- Still Life
17. Mahogany- The Dream Of A Modern Day
16. Sixteen Deluxe- Vision Take Me, Make Me, Never Forsake Me
15. Isobella- Akasha
14. Electro Group- A New Pacifico
13. Malory- Not Here, Not Now
12. Six By Seven- The Closer You Get
11. Sway- S/T
10. Aerial Love Feed- S/T
9. Doves- Lost Souls
8. Mean Red Spiders- Stars And Sons
7. Mellonova- S/T
6. Sunstorm- S/T
5. Skywave- Echodrone
4. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors- Straight Blue Line
3. Aisler's Set- The Last Match
2. Autumns- In The Russet Gold Of This Vain Hour
page has been updated with more info on all the CD, EP and compilation
releases. The links page has been updated.
More gigs has been booked for the moonbabies US tour in 2001. Among them
concerts at the Crocodile, Sunset and Paradox - all
located in Seattle. Dates will be posted soon.
has been given their own page at the excellent ALL MUSIC GUIDE site. please
visit and post your comments. Click
here for Moonbabies @ All music Guide
NEW INTERVIEW POSTED
March 2001] Click
here to read a short interview with Carina and Ola published in Groove
Magazine recently. (swedish only, sorry) Click
It is now also confirmed that Moonbabies will play
an instore performace at Ozone Records in Portland, Oregon, at 4 pm on
Saturday, May 5th.
Feb 2001] A
4 track CD EP (title to be annouced) will be released in the USA in April
/ May. This E.P. will be feauting the album track "We're Layabouts"
+ 3 previously unreleased songs. A Video for "We're Layabouts" is also
Moonbabies have also started to work on a follow-up album, which will
possibly be released in the winter of 2001 or early 2002.
Duckweed Records is pleased
to announced that Shellshock Records of London will be distributing the
Moonbabies album June and Novas as of February 2001. Record stores wishing
to order this release may do so by contacting NAIL
Distribution (USA) or Shellshock
Records (Europe), or ordering straight from Duckweed Records (email
us for wholesale rates).
We're down to our final copies of the original pressing of the June and
Novas CD. The original version contains a 16 page full color booklet.
The re-pressing of June and Novas will have a 6-fold sleeve in place of
the 16 page booklet, remixed versions of the track "Count Stars >>> Be
Patient". Stay tuned for further info.
AMG (allmusicguide) www.allmusic.com
recently published a review of moonbabies' June and Novas.
a sophisticated and intelligently crafted sound, the Moonbabies'
debut is an absolute modern pop success. Featuring studio-smart pop production,
this Swedish duo injects electronic textures, drum loops, and various
effects into the seemingly straightforward pop sensibilities. Sometimes
coming off as a combination of the easygoing aesthetic of Toad the
Wet Sprocket and the meticulous sheen of Garbage, this band
provides a multi-pronged attack, bouncing from driving rock to moody musical
interludes. As both Carina Johansson and Ola Frick share
the songwriting, instrumental, and vocal duties, many sounds and moods
are evoked, from the out of control (and tune) sprawl through the grungey
"My Buddy Buddy" to the soft acoustic guitar coda "Winter Broken
Time." Still, the majority fall in between, with Frick building many
arrangements on top of his shimmering guitar hooks and using various atmospheric
production tricks to create a densely enveloping sound. Overall, an impressive
marriage of traditional indie pop and modern electronic production."
- 4 out of 5 stars Matt Fink, AMG
In the first issue
of Rollerderbysuperstar zine you
can read an article about moonbabies upcoming US tour. The first issue
also includes articles like "Subjected to Sound", "Being
Steve Malkmus" & "Todd's emo-torial". It doesn't get
much better than this, a great zine with a delicious design http://rollerderbysuperstar.com/
Komakino Interview and Article he Italian DIY fanzine Komakino recently
published an interview and article on moonbabies. Previous interviews
include bands such as Brittle Stars, Fugazi and Make up. Check it all
out friends! read
nice looking white vinyl (1000
copies limited edition) release from the UK label Sur La plage.
This 7" contains the poppy track "I'm Insane but so are you"
plus the previously unreleased B-side "Happy when smile". Early
versions of this songs can be found on the past cassette compilations
Sweet Morning Themesongs and Climbing up these miles. This
7" will be released and distributed in Japan and the UK only.
[11 Dec 2000]
MP3 "City Walk" avaliable
Another track from June
and Novas "City Walk" is now avaliable for free download at
just click here!
have the pleasure to let you know, that when the swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan
recently announced the best albums of 2000. Moonbabies "June and
Novas" was to included as one of the 5 best albums. Journalist
Håkan Engström declared that moonbabies were "heading
for the stars".
Click here to read his review of June and Novas
Blowfish music sampler is
a cd-rom containg 19 songs and 2 videos from 12 different alternative
rock/pop bands. The price is $2+shipping and features moonbabies, as well
as J Mundok, Grenade, Strange Radio, Greenland and many more.
Visit their website for more info on this project
Read an interesting interview
Leonard Ives from Indieport did with Carina and Ola about 2 weeks ago.
Indieport.com is a on-line radiostation, focusing on broadcasts of new
exiting independent bands as well as reviews, articles and interviews.
[29 Nov 2000]
This summer the american
fanzine AUTOreverse graced their front cover with moonbabies + a 5 page
article/interview. Now you can read the full interview with Ola &
just click here!
New review of June and
Leonard Ives (indieport.com) insightful review of moonbabies' June
and Novas. Quote: "To Master Stockhausen and other interested parties
(retired or alive): I would like to bring to your attention a couple of
young artists residing in Malmo, Sweden. Ola Frick and Carina Johansson,
a.k.a. the "moonbabies," deal in the trade of techno-pop with a distinct
minimalist twitch...//... Our young Swedes break
a lot of new ground, using technology as an expressive tool. Think of
how Pink Floyd took a wattage-crazed guitar and used it as the ultimate
liberation of the blues."
click here to read the full review
[11 Nov 2000]
The moonbabies website has
been updated and re-designed. Carina and Ola are currently busy rehearsing
material for upcoming shows.
Shining Sun Remix
A new spooky, experimental remix of the
track "Shining Sun" can be found at moonbabies new page at IUMA.com.
If you want to hear it click
[6 Nov 2000]
Things are going very, very well over in USA as well. After much hard
work, Duckweed Records (who are releasing the "June and Novas"
album) have found us a partner. NAIL will distribute the album
The members personal playlists
can be found here
has also been updated
Come here (express yourself)
A brand new recording is now
avaliable at moonbabies mp3.com page - The members personal playlists
can be found here - The guestbook has also been updated
AUTOreverse [eleven] issue is
out now - which features a lenghty interview with moonbabies. A fanzine
that always worth checking out. www.autoreverse.net
"June and Novas" updates
The album has recieved brilliant
reviews in magazines & newspapers since it's release in June, and several
songs has been broadcasted on radio in the UK, US, Australia, Germany,
Sweden & Denmark. The band will play both US and Scandinavian gigs to
support & promote "June and Novas" in autumn 2000/spring 2001.
Insane but so are you
In December "I'm Insane but so
are you" will be released in Japan /UK on 7" vinyl by the UK label Sur
la plage/Atom Records.
Compilations to look forward to
appear on some compilations this autumn, among them "Lunch with a bouncing
space vol.2" A Bouncing Space, US & Blowfish, US and on tape compilations
by Best Kept Secret, Italy and Aquamarine, UK. Also a cover of the 1967'
hit-single "Arnold Layne" has been recorded for a swedish Syd Barrett
>> Archieved News 2000