Monday, December 26, 2022

Mike Viola - European Tour 2023

Mike Viola will be in Europe with the Panic at the Disco tour in February 2023.

He will also do a set of solo concerts:


22/02/2023: Hamburg (Freundlich + Kompetent)

Friday, November 11, 2022

Ivy - The Best Of (Adam Schlesinger, Dominique Durand, Andy Chase) on vinyl

Ivy (Adam Schlesinger, Dominique Durand, Andy Chase) have  just released an exclusive Best Of on opaque turquoise vinyl via VinylMePlease. It's limited to 1000 vinyls.

Buy it here:

Dominique and Andy had an interview with VMP:

Saturday, October 15, 2022

New Music +++ October 2022 +++ (Queen, Ron Sexsmith, Aqualung, CATT, Dodie, Del Amitri, Phoenix, Panic At The Disco!, Bird Streets)

CATT - Wild Heart

Aqualung - Champion Of The World

Album: Dwad Letters (release: October 2022)

Bird Streets - Machine

Album: Lagoon (release: November 2022)

Del Amitri - Lips Of London 

Album: Fatal Mistakes - Outtakes And B-Sides (out now)

Dodie - Lonely Bones 

Album: Hot Mess EP (out now)

Panic At The Disco! - Sad Clown 

Album: Viva Las Vengeance (out now)

Phoenix - Tonight 

 The new album "Alpha Zulu" will be out November 2022.

Queen - Face It Alone 

The unreleased song is part of the "The Miracle" Box Set, out October 2022.

Ron Sexsmith - What I Had In Mind 

New album "The Vivian Line" will be out February 2023.

Eric Barao - From My Planet To Your Star EP

Eric Barao is back with his new EP "From My Planet To Your Star" (release date: October 18, 2022).

The album was recorded during the pandemic in Eric's home studio with additional tracking in  Austria. It's entirely self produced, mixed and mastered.

 Listen to the wonderful first track "Whoever You Are" here:

Mike Viola - Paul McCarthy ( & new album) - also: the attempt to create a "The Best Of Mike Viola"

Mike Viola is back!

His brand new song "Paul McCarthy" is out on digital platforms NOW!
If you look closer to the cover, you will recognize Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco!) and Jake Sinclair (producer of Weezer, Fallout Boy and Panic at the Disco!) in the background...

Also: The new album will follow in January 2023!


Mike Viola - The Best Of

I made the (almost impossible) attempt to create a The Best Of Mike Viola collection of all the official records, songs that didn't make it on an album - and even not official released stuff. When I collected all my favourites, the result was six (!) overfull records! 

So I tried to cut it down to a double album. Sadly almost half of the songs are not avaliable on streaming platforms. But still ... *drumroll* here is the result:


Here is the full list (including songs, that are not available on streaming platforms):

Mike Viola - The Best Of

Disc 1

01 Maybe Maybe Not (from "Lurch")

02 The Strawberry Blonde (from "Lurch")

03 Falling Into Place (from "Falling Into Place")

04 It Does A Number On My Brain (from "Bitten and Cursed EP")

05 That Thing You Do! - The Wonders (from "That Thing You Do soundtrack")

06 Hair Of The Dog (from "Just Before Dark")

07 Get You Back (from "Electro de Perfecto")

08 So Much Better (from "Lurch")

09 The Wind (from "Songs for Sandy Hook")

10 Rock N' Roll Denny's (from "Ghoul")

11 El Mundo De Perfecto (from "Electro de Perfecto")

12 You Belong To Me Now (from "Play With Your Head")

13 She Thinks She's In Love (from "Ghoul")

14 Paul McCarthy (from new album - out 2023)

15 Moving Forward (from "Ghoul")

16 Time For Everything To Change (from "Ghoul")

17 Hang On Mike (from "Hang On Mike")

18 King Kong Hand (from "American Egypt")

19 Unexpected Traffic (from "Hang On Mike")

20 Motel Mood (from "Lurch" - B-Side)

21 Start Of Something (unreleased)

22 Good Ideas Grow On Trees (from "Lurch")

23 Oh! Darling (Live) (unreleased)

24 Number Crunch (from "Just Before Dark")

25 Hunker Down (from "Hang On Mike")

26 Just Before Dark (from "Just Before Dark")


Disc 2

01 USA Up All Night (from "Godmuffin")

02 Soundtrack Of My Summer (from "Electro de Perfecto")

03 Cupid Complained to Venus (from "Candy Butchers")

04 Clusterfuck (from "Just Before Dark")

05 Sparkle! (from "Hang On Mike")

06 I Let Her Get Away (from "Play with your Head")

07 Be My Baby (from "Ghoul")

09 Superkid (from "Hang On Mike")

10 Something Electric (from "Lurch" - B-Side)

11 Break Your Heart (from "Falling Into Place")

12 Loving Is Enough (from "Ghoul")

13 Mutant Ninja Turtle (from "American Egypt")

14 Don't Want To Die In LA (from "Introducing Mike Viola - Japan Best Of")

15 Falling Into Place (Unplugged) (unreleased)

16 Can't We Do Anything Right (from "Falling Into Place")

17 Virginia (The Nines Cover) (unreleased)

18 Killing Floor (from "Falling Into Place")

19 California Girl (from "Live at La Bonboniere")

20 Sandi Bright (from "Just Before Dark")

21 Life Magazine (from "Candy Butchers")

22 Fall Back Down (Unplugged) (unreleased)

22 Secret Radio (from "Acousto de Perfecto")

23 Hair Of The Dog (Acousto) (from "Acousto de Perfecto")

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Aqualung - Dead Letters (new album)

A brand new Aqualung Album 'Dead Letters' will be released worldwide on 28th October, 2022.

It will be available digitally, on vinyl, CD and white and silver vinyl. 

Also the Aqualung records "Still Life" and "Aqualung" will be released on colored vinyl in November 2022. 

You can get all of that here (vinyl, CD, digital, signed records):

 Here is the new (and absolutely beautiful) single "Imperfect Cadence":

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Eric Barao - Whoever You Are

Eric Barao is back:

"I’ve recorded a new EP during the pandemic, and while I put the finishing touches on it, today I am releasing the first single entitled ‘Whoever You Are’ on Bandcamp. Look for the whole EP to be released later this summer."

The new song is a gem - listen to it here:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Feeling - Loss. Hope. Love

The new record of The Feeling is out now: Loss. Hope. Love - and it's filled with great music. 

My personal top 3:

Phoenix - Alpha Zulu


Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance



Bird Streets - Unkind

Bird Streets is back with a brand new song: Unkind. And it's a great one!


Bill DeMain - new music in 2022

Bill DeMain was and still is a hidden gem in the world of music. Just listen to his songs from 2022: