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by PopMatters Staff

11 Jan 2013


Vienna’s Tosca has already released two streams for the upcoming Odeon project and has just given us a third in “What If”, which features Belgian singer Sarah Carlier.

Tosca’s Rupert Huber says of the new song: “‘What If’ was the first track that we finished for Odeon. The song’s basic idea—”what if this was not the case”—can serve as a layout for the whole album: what if noise was a song? What if the sound of the sea was a symphony? What if the ears could listen? The vocals of Belgian singer Sarah Carlier are an instrument like any other instrument on the track, as we always like to do. Every Tosca track is an architecture of sound, and the time of the clock turning into groove-time; Tosca-time. Music is the place where we like to be, where everything is possible, where anything can happen; what if the world was music?”

Brisbane indie-pop band Hey Geronimo have been celebrating the Australian summer with the video for “Dreamboat Jack”, garnering over 50,000 hits on YouTube. Billed as “aka the Greatest Puppet Chase Ever Filmed”, the adorable stand-in characters face classic obstacles such as a plate glass window, a wayward dog and even fragile eggs as they speed along. The song is from the group’s self-titled EP released last June.

The quintet is a composite of band members from Blame Ringo, Montpelier and the Boat People. Lead singer Pete Kilroy directed the video, with the help of Joe Brumm of Studio Joho (where they create loads of projects for College Humour). Kilroy explains the idea behind the footage: “We had one of those little GoPro cameras and thought—let’s strap this to a remote controlled car! And a boat! And a plane!!” While the catchy tune is obscured a bit by sound effects, the alternative is to check out the audio only as provided below. But what fun is that?

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