28 July 2011

Die Jungen

So this is embarrassing. I live in Plymouth, which, compared to the United States of America and Germany, is very close to Southampton. Die Jungen is from Southampton, and yet blogs such as no fear of pop, Pasta Primavera, and yvynynl have all known of him far longer than I have. Yeah, soz about that.

Perhaps what makes this most sad is that Die Jungen is excellent. Largely dark, downbeat, and indebted to yesteryear, Die Jungen's minimalist and lo-fi pop compositions make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. They feel genuine, they feel 'real', and most importantly they sound brilliant. It's difficult to believe these songs were written amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Die Jungen - I'm Sorry Bo Diddley

Die Jungen - 10-24

Die Jungen - The Way Down

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