You know by now that I’m super into the Finnish scene, right? Well, I owe that entirely to my friend Nick, who at one point worked with Gim Kordon on his own Soliti label. But, the band’s own Aleksi has started a new label titled All That Plazz, who will be releasing future music from GK…for now they’re teasing that with a new single. This has a great 90s college rock feel to it, kind of hints at scuzzy, but plays a bigger role with a huge pop sensibility; its the sort of sound that wouldn’t be far out of line with a Merge or Sub Pop, particularly in the late 90s…so you know everyone here is on board. We’ll keep you posted on more, but just wanted to have you dip your toes in some jams from overseas.
It’s been over a year since Gim Kordon released their last record, and I’m definitely stoked to hear the entirety of their new 7″, Vielakin On Ikava. While the band chooses to work in their native Finnish tongue, the crisp guitar work and the steady drum work provide a nostalgic turn to classic alternative guitar rock. This is hopefully just a glimpse of greater things to come, with the band hard at work with their friends at Soliti Music to bring you something explosive. If you’re lucky, you might be able to grab this limited release on April 18th.
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I’ll pretty much stand by the quality work of the folks over at Soliti Music, the Finnish label that’s been pretty consistent with releases over the last few years. Up until now, the majority of the works they’ve released have had English lyrics, but not this track from Gim Kordon. But, that being said, the music alone is pretty special, encouraging me to play it over and over today. Their debut album Ei Ole Helppoo will be out on the label on May 9th, and if you want to partake in the wordily religion of rock n’ roll, then give this tune a thorough listen. You can also check out a pretty rad video for the single HERE.
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I’m always down to support our friends over at Soliti Music, especially because it helps us work on our global view of music. The Finnish label has just signed their very first act to speak in their native tongue, Gim Kordon. They’ve got a track floating around today to celebrate the signing, indicating where the band might be going with their debut in 2014. They’ve dropped names like Dino Jr. and Sonic Youth, and while I can see those, something here definitely smells of Superchunk too. Sure, I don’t understand a single word, but sometimes it’s just the music that moves you![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TOKA-MIXAUS.-7.6.mp3]
Download: Gim Kordon – Ei Ole Helppoo [MP3]