"Ako nisam dobra" – new single from Vlasta Popić

End of the year is too often full of questioning about the passing year. Instead of moralising, Slovenian independent label Moonlee Records rather offers you first single »Ako nisam dobra« (And If I'm Not Good) from Croatian post-punk trio Vlasta Popić, whose new album »Kvadrat« will be released late January 2015. You can listen to loudy and noisy »Ako nisam dobra« on Moonlee Bandcamp profile, where it is available also for free download. New album by Vlasta Popić entitled «Kvadrat» will be released late January 2015 on Moonlee Records as CD and 12“ vinyl, as well as free download via Bandcamp. Vinyl will be released in coproduction with Numavi Records (Austria) and Vox Project (France). Christmas-newyear's period is supposed to be the gifting time. But what if one wasn't good enough throughout the year and didn't deserve the gifts? F**k it, listen to »Ako nisam dobra«, given away by Moonlee Records, and bravely jump into 2015. Cheers!

»Praznina« - new slovenian hardcore classic by Iamdisease

Slovenian hardcore veterans Iamdisease released their new album entitled »Praznina« today, December 16th 2014, for slovenian independent label Moonlee Records. It is released as a CD and also as free download via Bandcamp, where each music fan can (ab)use “name-your-price” option and support the band and the label. Iamdisease, hardcore veterans from Slovenia with members of acts such as Man In The Shadow, Low Punch, The Hoax Problem & Elodea, released their second album entitled »Praznina«, on which they continue where they left off with their previous album. The tradition of metallized hardcore of the early 90's is here further extended and combined with Black Flag's proto-sludge and the hybrid application of various extreme metal subgenres, predominantly black and death metal. Clocking just under 25 minutes, these 7 new tracks offer a consistent execution of fast-paced rhythms, jangly, dark guitar riffs with discordant melodic passages and precise bass lines under a rasp, angry vocal that delivers engaged messages to the listener. Release parties will be set in Ljubljana (Klub Gromka) on Thursday, 18.12.2014, and in Nova Gorica (Mostovna) on Friday, 19.12.2014.

Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident has released new EP - Povijest bolesti (History of Illness)

Moonlee Records released new EP by croatian punkrockers Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident entitled "Povijest bolesti" (History of Illness) to celebrate 20th-anniversary of band's existance. They keep it simple - 4 new songs, 4 new punkrock hits. EP "Povijest bolesti" is available only as free download at Bandcamp platform, where each music fan can use »name-your-price« option and support the label and the band. However, we decided to make one step more. Even though "Povijest bolesti" EP is currently released as a free download, with your help it can appear also on 7'' vinyl. If we manage to collect enough money abusing »name-your-price« option at Moonlee Records and Debeli Precjednik Bandcamp, Moonlee Records will press 500 copies of "Povijest bolesti" 7'' EP. The idea is simple: --> If we manage to collect 1200 € via Bandcamp, Moonlee Records will release "Povijest bolesti" as a 7" vinyl in 500 copies. --> Those who will donate 5 € or more, will automatically receive 7" when it comes out (shipping costs are included). --> To make it as transparent as possible, we will post how much we gathered on a weekly basis. --> If we won't make it in the end, too bad, but keep in mind that you still supported Debeli Precjednik & Moonlee Records. And we appreciate it! But hey, together we can make it!

Xaxaxa have a new album – «Sami maži i ženi»

The restless Macedonian punk rockers known as Xaxaxa have a new album out! It's entitled «Sami Maži i Ženi» and will be released 8th September as a split release between Moonlee Records and Prügelprinz Records! Although Xaxaxa have retained their signature, Revolution Summer-influenced sound, «Sami maži i ženi» sounds a bit different than before – slightly slower, more melancholic and definitely more melodic, a change in sound also influenced by the addition of Deni Krstev from Fonija on second guitar. Nevertheless, it's an amazing record and possibly the best Xaxaxa album so far! The album will be available on CD and 12“vinyl and as a free download on Bandcamp, as usual. Also, they'll be embarking on a European tour these days, so check the dates and come see Xaxaxa if they play anywhere near you!

Vlae Salep - first single off new Xaxaxa album

It's perfect time to sit back, drink some 'salep' (google it) and listen to first single from new Xaxaxa album, entitled «Vlae Salep», which you can listen and download at Moonlee Bandcamp. Third Xaxaxa album «Sami maži i ženi» will be out on September 8th 2014 on Moonlee Records and Prügelprinz Records on 12“ and CD. As usually, it will be followed by another European tour in September/October. But already next week Xaxaxa and Bernays Propaganda will do mini-tour along the Adriatic coast. Here are the dates: 31.07.2014 - Xaxaxa @ Attack, Zagreb - Monte Paradiso pre-party (HR) 01.08.2014 - Xaxaxa @ Monte Paradiso Fest, Pula (HR) 03.08.2014 - Bernays Propaganda @ Hangar Bar, Izola (SI) 05.08.2014 - Bernays Propaganda @ Super Uho fest, Šibenik (HR) 06.08.2014 - Bernays Propaganda @ Kapetanski, Zadar (HR)

New XAXAXA album is due!

So, as you've probably guessed, XAXAXA have recorded a new album and it'll be out sooner than you think! On their new record, entitled «Sami maži i ženi», the songs are somewhat slower and more melancholic than usual, but the band are still loyal to their Revolution Summer meets Hüsker Dü sound. They've also recruited a new member – Fonija's Deni Krstev is on the second guitar now, making XAXAXA a four-piece. Anyway, «Sami maži i ženi» will be out in September 2014 on Moonlee Records and Prügelprinz Records on 12“ and CD. As usual, XAXAXA will also do a European tour in September/October, but more information will be provided timely, so keep watching this space.

Moonleejada 2014 – celebrating the 10th anniversary of Moonlee Records

This year, Mr. Moonlee is marking the 10th anniversary of Moonlee Records. To be honest, we never expected all this to happen. However, being surrounded by great bands and inspiring music, the only reasonable thing was to keep on. In 2014, we are still here and excited about the future! Thanks to all the bands, »little helpers«, co-labels, journalists & media, promoters, fans and everyone else interested and supportive of what Moonlee Records is doing. We appreciate it. This special occasion will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28th 2014 at the Moonleejada 2014 festival at Gala Hala in Ljubljana. Repetitor, Debeli Precjednik, Lunar, TRUS! & kleemar will share the stage and invade your ears, whilst the special guests, DJ/VJ Samo Sloga Sound System, will take care of the afterparty. As always with Moonleejada, it will be an awesome show and a hell of a party, and you're all invited!

Bernays Propaganda on US tour!

We will keep it short and simple, since the dates below speak the best for themselves. Bernays Propaganda are restless. And they are back in the van for their first US tour. Impressive 44 shows in 44 days. Bernays Propaganda will share the van with folk-punks Ghost Mice and indy-pop-punks High Dive. Check them out if you have a chance. Bernays Propaganda & Ghost Mice 07.04.2014 @ The Hose, NYC 08.04.2014 @ The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ 09.04.2014 @ Freedom 52, Philadelphia, PA 10.04.2014 @ Washington, DC 11.04.2014 @ Baltimore, MD 12.04.2014 @ 1300 Bainbridge St, Richmond, VA 13.04.2014 @ 2615 Farthing St, Durham, NC 14.04.2014 @ The Additorium, Asheville, NC 15.04.2014 @ Garaj Mahal, Greenville, SC 16.04.2014 @ Area 15, Charlotte, NC 17.04.2014 @ Savannah, GA 18.04.2014 @ Rain Dogs, Jacksonville, FL 19.04.2014 @ Shanghai Nobby's, St. Augustine, FL 20.04.2014 @ The Space, Orlando, FL 21.04.2014 @ Epic Problem, Tampa, FL 22.04.2014 @ The CMC, Gainesville, FL 23.04.2014 @ WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA 24.04.2014 @ Sluggo's North Vegetarian cafe, Chattanooga, TN 25.04.2014 @ Bloomington, IN 26.04.2014 @ live on WFHB radio 27.04.2014 @ The Black Sheep Cafe, Springfield, IL 28.04.2014 @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO 29.04.2014 @ Peste De Merde, Columbia, MO 30.04.2014 @ Kansas City, MO 01.05.2014 @ Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 02.05.2014 @ Galesburg, IL 03.05.2014 @ The Seventh Street Space, Dekalb, IL 04.05.2014 @ The Free Space, Milwaukee, WI 05.05.2014 @ Chicago, IL 06.05.2014 @ The House of Pancakes, Grand Rapids, MI 07.05.2014 @ Kalamazoo, MI 08.05.2014 @ Grumpton Manor, Ann Arbor, MI 09.05.2014 @ Indianapolis, IN 10.05.2014 @ Rhino's All Ages, Bloomington, IN Bernays Propaganda & High Dive 11.05.2014 @ Nashville, TN 12.05.2014 @ Rake's End, Cincinnati, OH 13.05.2014 @ Athens, PA 14.05.2014 @ Detroit, MI 15.05.2014 @ Cleveland, OH 16.05.2014 @ Pittsburgh, PA 17.05.2014 @ Collective A Go Go, Worcester, MA 18.05.2014 @ Boston, MA 19.05.2014 @ NYC

Support Saša Relić - Reljo

Some of you probably know Saša Relić - Reljo as a member of Storms, Don't Mess With Texas and Lunar, but first and foremost, he is a friend of many. A good one. And he could use some help. In early 2014, Saša suffered a severe stroke. He's currently in therapy and recovering well, but still has a long way to go, and the medical costs just keep increasing. Since we at Moonlee also want to help ease our friend's ordeal, we've decided that from now on, all the proceeds from Storms and DMWT record and merch sales will go to Saša. This is where you step in. If you want to contribute, do some shopping here and here. If you buy some Storms or DMWT albums from our Bandcamp page, all of the money will go to Saša as well. Also, there'll be a benefit show for Saša on 12th April – try not to miss it if you find yourself near Zagreb. The lineup is stellar and more info is available on the event page. Support this great guy on his road to recovery! Thanx! benefitzarelju

TRUS! delivered Seven Words in a video

The Slovene multi-genre trio TRUS! launched a video for “Seven Words”, a song off their new album, “Banana split”. The video was made in cooperation with AVA – Academy of Visual Arts Ljubljana and you can view it here. At the beginning of 2013 TRUS! were still searching for the right sound, which they eventually found and recorded on their debut, “First Step” (Moonlee Records, ZARŠ). By the time their sophomore record, “Banana split” (Moonlee Records, God Bless This Mess Records, 2013) was out that same year, they were already lauded as one of the most pleasant surprises in the Slovenian independent music scene, as both records got a lot of praise from music critics and fans. The video for song “Seven Words” proves that TRUS!'s exploration of musical and social curiosities won't stop in 2014! This time, they've embarked on a search for solitude and emptiness and wrote “Seven Words”, in which Jelena's voice subtly intertwines with keyboard tunes and free jazz-like drum acrobatics, oscillating wildly between playful and tranquil parts. Altough it's gentle and uplifting upon first listen, »Seven Words« is actually inspired by an urban myth about seven words that should be said to tollbooth attendants, in order to cheer them up, prevent the depression and discourage them from suicide. Alongside the presentation of the video, TRUS! actually are starting a campaign of cheering tollbooth attendants up and they're inviting all their fans to join! Altough the problem may seem marginal, it seems to us that rain feels more gentle and sounds nicer with »Seven Words«. The video was produced by AVA – Akademija za vizualne umetnosti from Ljubljana (Academy of Visual Arts Ljubljana), where it was made by Pepi Sekulich (directing and camera) and Matija Jakin (editing and post-production), continuing the collaboration started at Klubski maraton Radia Študent 2012, which was also the first time TRUS! presented themselves to the public.

Repetitor visiting Netherlands (again)

Serbian post-punk trio Repetitor is heading north again. They will perform twice at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014 festival in Groningen, Netherlands, and on their way back they will play couple of shows in Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland on their way back. As most of you already know, Repetitor is fantastic live band, so grab the chance to see them on stage if you live nearby.

15.1.2013 @ De Spieghel (Up), Groningen, Eurosonic (NL) 16.1.2013 @ Shadrak (Floor), Groningen, Eurosonic (NL) 17.1.2013 @ surprise gig ! (NL) 18.1.2013 @ Vrankrijk, Amsterdam (NL) 19.1.2013 @ Neustadt52, Schaffhausen (CH) 20.1.2013 @ Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munchen (DE)

It's time for Banana Split with TRUS! and kleemar!

Mr. Moonlee has joined powers with God Bless This Mess, a record label from Prekmurje (a region in Slovenia), and proudly announces a double nice surprise - a second release this year by TRUS!, and kleemar's eagerly awaited debut album, which we’ve been waiting for the last decade. These nice guys joined forces, peeled the banana, threw the peel in front of your legs, sliced the banana in half, served it in the form of a collaborative vinyl record, and named it “Banana Split”. “Banana Split” brings a double exciting dose of an insightful musical expression. Full of energy and curiosity, TRUS! fill their side of vinyl with post-punk playfulness, indie-electronic mischief and seductiveness of trashy pop. Therefore, it's simply impossible to put their musical expression inside the usual genre compartments and pull up obvious comparisons with other bands, which is just one more reason to cock our ears and simply spin the music. On the other side of the disc, kleemar took care of sentimental ethereal electronics which explore the subtle melancholic microambients and invokes a delightful atmosphere. Kleemar remains indefinable by genre, as well, as he draws influence from very diverse artists such as Mount Kimbie, Dan Deacon, Gold Panda, Four Tet, Album Leaf, Caribou … ”Banana Split” will be released on 17th December 2013 as a 12'' vinyl and free download where each can also decide about the amount of the support. For those dying to know how Banana Split tastes like, vinyl pre-orders are already available, and music is also ready to listen and download on Bandcamp. The release parties will take place on 20th December 2013 at Gromka, Ljubljana, and 21st December at MIKK in Murska Sobota. Also, TRUS! and kleemar have prepared a special surprise for these occasions, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Banana Split – a double portion of Kleemar and TRUS! singles

It's almost holiday season and Mr. Moonlee's offering up two singles as a preview of his next release, the »Banana Split«, on which TRUS! and Kleemar will be joining forces! Kleemar, a.k.a. Matej Končan, the enfant terrible of Slovene IDM electro and ex-keyboardist of Lollobrigida, presents his first single, »Made in My Hand«, which brings a subtle, dreamy soundscape bathed in the melancholy of Prekmurje. On the other hand, TRUS! are offering the dynamic and playful »Movie Star«, which proves that this Slovene trio still radiates a special creative energy and freshness, which we've been amazed by since their debut release, First Step. »Banana Split« will be released on 17th December 2013 by Moonlee Records and God Bless This Mess as a 12'' vinyl and free download. The release party will take place on 20th December 2013 at Gromka, Ljubljana, and 21st December at MIKK in Murska Sobota. Also, TRUS! and Kleemar have prepared a special surprise for these occasions, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Mr. Moonlee's next stop – Banana Split with Kleemar and TRUS!

Mr. Moonlee proudly announces his new release - sweet vinyl split album “Banana split” featuring Kleemar and TRUS!. The recipe is simple; take one banana and cut it on the half, one half should be garnished with crushed organic samples and sound bits of an analogue synthesisers, the other half with roasted post-punk and crunchy trash-pop. Serve it on vinyl plate. Kleemar’s reputation of being the enfant terrible of slovenian IDM electronics will finally come at its peak. Waiting it for 10 years, here it is: his debut album! Armed with the mixture of melodic post-rock and electronical dance sound expressions Kleemar (Matej Končan) is ready to occupy clubs as well as your record player. TRUS! suddenly appeared on slovenian music scene as a surprise in 2012 and already in 2013 presented their debut “First step”, an eclectical mixture of different genres, once again defined on the upcoming album as their unique musical expression. Along with their positive energy and striking appearance we are really looking forward to present you their new material. Moonlee Records and God Bless This Mess are warning you: Beware of Banana split - mind the mischievous wordplay and watch your step! There might be some banana peels on the ground this winter!

GO Moonlee! Fest in Nova Gorica

Ta-daaaa! It's time for another episode of Moonlee Records festival! This time we are going back to Nova Gorica, where we had a blast last year. Check out the video report to bring back the memories. Anyway, the past is nice, but let's look into the future – GO Moonlee! Fest will take place on Saturday, October 12th 2013, at Mostovna in Nova Gorica. And who will rock your Saturday night away? Repetitor will show once more how garage post-punk can still be fully energetic experience. Macedonian post-punks Bernays Propaganda, who are still on tour, will mix together danceble, tight and noise tunes. The title of the noisiest and most chaotic band will probably be taken by Nikki Louder, whereas TRUS! will present their charming garage-lo-fi-trash-jazzy-punk mix. Local support will be given by stoner/hardcore Iamdisease. There will be also Moonlee Records and Indie-Grad merch tables, and last but not least - Mr. Moonlee messing around with his irresistible charm. Oh yeah, it will be a hell of a party. Welcome. GO Moonlee! Fest 2013 @ Last.fm GO Moonlee! Fest 2013 @ Facebook

Bernays Propaganda on the road...again!

As you probably heard Macedonian post-punk combo Bernays Propaganda released their third full length album Zabraneta Planeta in spring, which was accompanied by huge 9-weeks long tour through Europe. And it seems they are still restless regarding promoting their new record, since they are on the road again. Only 6 weeks this time, but on the other hand it will lead them to some unexplored grounds in the eastern Europe. Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia are on the map this time. Impressive...once again. Bernays Propaganda rocks! Check the dates.

New Nikki Louder album «Golden Men» is out!

Today is the day! Day full of noise! Which means Mr. Moonlee is celebrating release of another fine new record – third full length album from slovenian noise-rockers Nikki Louder, entitled «Golden Men». «Golden Men» is available on CD, 12“ vinyl and as a free download. You can get physical copies via the Moonlee Trade Center, whereas downloads should be handled at Bandcamp. The release is a cooperation between Moonlee Records and Založba Radio Študent. Release party is scheduled for friday, April 19th 2013 in Menza pri koritu, Ljubljana, where Barka Tone In Bele Plombe will play along Nikki Louder, while Djane Vaservaga & DJ Augenmas will challenge your dancing skills. It will be a blast. And yes, sure, what does new Nikki Louder album brings? Well, "Golden Men" can still be loosely defined as post-punky instrument-slaughtering noise rock, elements of chaotic wall-of-sound textures are still present, and thundering rhythm section still forms thick and solid base over which noisy guitars and screaming vocals dance wildly. However, new Nikki Louder album sounds a bit more straightforward and less hermetic than before, the songs have a certain ethereal color and are somehow more concrete, and as such the album will probably be a step more digestible to those used to a more "classical" noise-rock approach. But don’t be mislead – "Golden Men" is by no means less heavy and intense from its predecessors. No way. Check it out for yourself at Bandcamp.

«Golden Men» - first single off new Nikki Louder album

Sure, Mr. Moonlee keep on rolling and delivering new records! Next week Moonlee will release new album from slovenian chaotic noise-rockers Nikki Louder entitled «Golden Men», which will come out as CD and LP, as well as free download. You know the deal. Already today you can check the first single «Golden Men» at Youtube or Bandcamp, where you can also download it. Get yourself a good dose of eclecticism and noise. What else to say? Let's just give you a hint. «Golden Men» is so similar, and yet so different than the previous albums, and it reminds us why we love Nikki Louder so much and gives a good perspective on how a band progresses smoothly and naturally when its members are packed with inexhaustible energy and creativity. For more you have to wait few more days. Stay tuned!

Storms & Cripple And Casino touring Europe

Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory – these two Moonlee bands are about to embark on a joint European tour, the first and hopefully not the last. The nine-day tour will take Storms and Cripple Casino through Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovenia, so if you're anywhere near, feel free to drop by and see this post-rock vs. noise-rock battle live!

05.04.2013 @ Budapest, Szféra Klub (HU) 06.04.2013 @ Linz, Kapu (AT) 07.04.2013 @ Brno, Boro (CZ) 08.04.2013 @ Prag, Cafe na pul cesty (CZ) 09.04.2013 @ Heilbronn, Mobilat (DE) 10.04.2013 @ Mannheim, JUZ (DE) 11.04.2013 @ Freiburg, White Rabbit (DE) 12.04.2013 @ Vienna, Fluc (AT) 13.04.2013 @ Bled, Kult (SI)

TRUS! debut album is out!

Tresk! Trusk! TRUS! Debut album »First Step« from slovenian trio TRUS! was released in an experimental format on March 14th 2013 by Moonlee Records and Založba Radio Študent. “First Step” is conceived as an experiment and isn’t available as a classic phonogram, but as a free download only, which makes their music available to everyone. Since this by itself isn’t that special, TRUS! also attacks on the visual front – with an interesting booklet featuring drawings by twelve different artists. The booklet, which includes a download link and lyrics, is nicely packed by TRUS! merchandise (t-shirt, cotton bag or scarf), and all this presents TRUS!’s debut album. But TRUS! is not only a conceptual band, since along with an interesting form, they also offer exciting musical content. The diversity of their musical backgrounds is obvious in their songs, where they flow between hectic powerful outbursts, calm sensual atmospheres, joyful exuberance and back. In this enigmatic sound wall you can recognise influences from bands such as Deerhoof, Bilk, Milemarker, Stereolab and Trans Am, but it still doesn’t cover all the aspects and richness of their music. Ironically, TRUS! like to keep things concrete and describe themselves with this formula: TRUS! = 45% Alter, 20% Garage, 17% Punk, 10% SynthRock, 8% Electro New Wave. As already said »First Step« by TRUS! is available for free download via Bandcamp,but you can also get yourself it in the form of t-shirt, cotton bag or scarf at Moonlee Trade Center. You know the deal and the drill. TRUS!