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New & Notable XXVII

And we're back! The geniuses behind New & Notable had a birthday and a three-country tour but never forgot about their tens of fans who have been waiting patiently for an update. We've also become more hardass with our selection process for N&N, bringing you only...

New & Notable XXVI

We just realized that N&N is old enough to drive! Wow! For this edition you know we are bringing the heat (because it's freezing out there). Artists from all over the world playing all kinds of music. Today is also the birthdays of Etta James and Virginia Woolf, so...

New & Notable XXV

2019 has been wacky-crazy thus far and shows no signs of stopping. Many amazing releases are slated to drop and more new projects are seeing the light of day, everyday. Here are some recent releases that we think are worth your time and attention. You just have to...

New & Notable XXIV

As the holidays approach humans often become introspective and nostalgic. We are aware that the holidays aren't an enjoyable time for everyone but we think the below list will have a little something for everyone. Enjoy. Va Banque Germany Mechanical while maintaining...

New & Notable XXIII

Hello all you nice and naughty kiddies. Schmutz has been making it's list and checking it twice and the below tracks are naughty in the nice way and nice in the naughty way. We hope these tunes will get you through this chilly December and to the party that is NYE....

Photo Recap: serpentwithfeet & Kelsey Lu

Photos and words by Ryan Mackley, edited by Joe Bisciotti Spiritual intensity rang through Lido Berlin thanks to serpentwithfeet and his supporting act Kelsey Lu. She opened with her recent single “Shades of Blue,” commanding the hall with the clarity and resonance of...

New & Notable XXII

The cooler weather is finally starting to grip Berlin and we're all starting to feel it. Good thing for you Schmutz cares. Schmutz cares so much that we've compiled some hot tracks to warm you up. You're welcome darlings. Ellemetue Canada This track recalls some of...

New & Notable XXI

New & Notable is old enough to drink in the United States! Hazaa! We've gathered tracks specifically geared towards an older, more mature drinking crowd for this one. We hope you'll enjoy the sophisticated taste of this edition. Our Echoes Scream Japan Horror...

Photo Recap: The Vaccines & whenyoung

The Vaccines and whenyoung had sold out Festsaal Kreuzberg weeks before their show on October 26th, but we were able to get our lad from Kingston upon Hull, Jack Hare, in there to shoot the bands. Keep a close eye on this one folks, it's not the last time he'll be...

New Track: Party Fears – Dog Star

We're telling you no lies when we say the gals of Party Fears will have you out of your seat for a boogie with their new track 'Dog Star'. Champions of the (heavier) indie dance scene in Berlin, that unrelenting post-punk bass, those hand claps, and very real talent...

New & Notable XX

Woah! We've hit the alustrious twenty mark for our "New & Notable" serious! But you know what they say... "There's no sleep till Kreuzberg" and we've really taken that one to heart, we're not going to stop turning out the N&N's until the world knows about all the good...

Music Video: RYL – Ian Curtis (Frying Burgers)

The Radical Youth League is at it again! They've unfurled Berlin's red carpet and look who's rolled out, it's Ian Curtis and he's got some special sauce for ya. RYL's new garage jammer puts you through your paces, would you eat a burger fixed by the corpse of Joy...