10 December 2008

today tracksandfields.com has started its public beta. It is a new place for bands and musicians on the web to make music together and to host your own remix contests powered by an online sequencer. Check it out and meet us there!

05 February 2008

Boy From Brazil- L' amour, le sexe, la drogue, la mort

Another new video by Boy From Brazil, vinyl single coming soon! Also, Boy From Brazil won't be playing solo shows for a while... check out his new band The Assassinations!

24 September 2007

NIS TOUR

NEW IDEA SOCIETY
präsentiert von Persona Non Grata, tonspion, sellfish
02.10. D-Remseck, HDJ/Impuls
03.10. D-Dresden, AZ Conni
04.10. CZ-Babice, KD
05.10. A-Wien, Einbaumöbel
06.10. HU-Budapest, Trafo Bar
08.10. CZ-Prag, Chateau
09.10. SLO-Izola, Shoto Klub
11.10. I-Rom, Jail Break
12.10. I-Padova, Unwound Club
13.10. I-Turin, Spazio
14-21.10 ESP-TBA
22.10  F-TBA
23.10. F-Bordeaux, Heretic Club
24.10. F-Lille, Yeti
25.10. UK-Chatham, Tap N' Tin
26.10. UK-Bolton, Dog & Partridge
27.10. UK-Exeter, The Cavern
28.10. UK-TBA
29.10  UK-TBA
30.10. F-Paris, Flèche D'Or
01.11. D-Berlin, Schokoladen
02.11. D-München, Kafe Kult
03.11. D-Freiburg, White Rabbit
04.11. NL-Amsterdam, Winston Kingdom
06.11. D-Frankfurt, Elfer

More dates to be added soon myspace.com/newideasociety

27 July 2007

TOKYO SEX DESTRUCTION VOLKSWAGEN TV SPOT

Tokyo Sex Destruction have borrowed their music and their appeareance to an new Volkswagen Multivan commercial.

Out Of The Past

Check out Boy From Brazil's new video for Out Of The Past (7")

02 May 2007

Harlan T Bobo & The Chimps will return for another European tour from
August to October. The bill and the backing band will be shared with
Jack Oblivian & The Tennessee Tearjearkers!

09 August 2006

We got some KID CONGO POWERS news not just for the diehard fans but for everybody who‘s interested in the career of an extraordinary artist. We
got some links to KIDS’s history in text, photo and mp3 format, covering his musical beginnings with THE GUN CLUB over his numerous projects in 80s and 90s to his recent band THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS and his latest album, the „Solo cholo“ compilation, soon to be released on Trans Solar. Just click on his page at ...bands/kidcongo.

21 July 2006

Get ready for the QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT Tour!

Go, check the "shows" section for complete informations.

10 July 2006

We are proud to announce that the new BOY FROM BRAZIL "Out of the past" 7" will be released soon. The single is ultra-limited and is predetermined to become a collector item soon. So, better get this piece of plastic fast! The record release party will be held at the WHITE TRASH on 7th september 2006!

12 June 2006

TRANS SOLAR is proud to release two hot albums:

First off, HARLAN T. BOBO's highly acclaimed debut CD "Too much love"! BOBO is an outstanding musician that brings folk-minimalism, modern alt country and back to basics - rock 'n roll together and draws from influences ranging from the late NICK DRAKE to early VELVET UNDERGROUND. The result is an outstanding masterpiece of modern songwriting that let BOBO become a part of this rich southern songwriter tradition. The album was recorded in the legendary Easley / Maccain studios (PAVEMENT, SONIC YOUTH, WHITE STRIPES). Even Dough Easley as a longtime fan of BOBO played on the record.

Secondly, KID CONGO POWERS's "Solo cholo" CD. It's a collection spanning twenty years of pure creativism. You will find the legendary member of THE GUN CLUB and THE BAD SEEDS experimenting with balladry, garage rock, techno, noise, goth, and whole lot more. The bands backing up KID are as eclectic on the songs within. For instance: German instrumentalists DIE HAUT (on a duet with LYDIA LUNCH), garage rock supergroup KNOXVILLE GIRLS, German electro-superstar KHAN, moody lounge-rockers CONGO NORVELL, LA/NY cosmopolitansBOTANICA, and THE FUR BIBLE - Kid's 1985 heavy London band featuring PATRICIA MORRISON (The Gun Club, The Bags, The Damned, Sisters of Mercy), MURRAY MITCHELL (Siouxsie and the Banshees), and DESPERATE (The Gun CLub).

In the meantime we are busy escaping the football worldchampionship chaos here in Berlin and looking forward to the upcoming QUINTRON tour. Dates will be posted soon.

11 April 2006

EUROPEAN TOURS COMING UP!
Watch out for Viva L'American Death Ray Music in May and June!
Watch out for Quintron & Miss Pussycat in September and October!
Watch out for even more tours in Autumn & Winter!!!

03 March 2006

PRESS QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"What's on the NME Stereo?

Viva L'American Death Ray Music- in the meantime
They sound like Television and have the drummer from the Polyphonic Spree. Rather obviously, they are ace."
NME 4 MARCH 2006
Yes, they are ace indeed! Viva L'American Death Ray Music's Album will hit the store in a few weeks and this album is explosive!!

24 February 2006

after a few months of totally ignoring it, we finally start looking after our my space profile... www.myspace.com/transsolar

23 February 2006

SXSW 2006 Shows!!!
 
Thurday, March 16 @ Beerland
Harlan T. Bobo (8:30 pm)
 
Friday, March 17 @ The Velvet Spade Patio
Quintron & Miss Pussycat (time tba)
 
Saturday, March 18 @ The Velvet Spade
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds (12:00 am)
Viva L'American Death Ray Music (01:00 am)
 

22 February 2006

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2006 shows!! 
 
Saturday, Feb 25th @ Circle Bar
Viva L'American Death Ray Music (w/ The Royal Pendletons)
 
Monday, Feb 27th @ One Eyed Jacks
Quintron and Miss Pussycat w/ Peaches and Twilight (members of Viva L'American Death Ray Music and Gogogoairheart).
Are you going to New York City?
 
Kid Congo Powers is celebrating the release of two albums on March 3, 2006 at Tonic. Philosophy and Underwear, is the debut recording of his current New York band, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. Solo Cholo is a career-spanning compilation focusing on the legendary guitarist’s work as a vocalist and songwriter from 1985 to the present, that will be released on Trans Solar in June 2006. The headliner is of course Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. The Birds will also back up Thalia Zedek (ex-Come, Live Skull, Uzi, etc.) on a few Gun Club numbers. Another highlight of the evening is the reunion of the original New York version of Congo Norvell – Kid, Sally Norvell (actress, ex-Norvells, Prohibition, etc.), Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Vanity Set, ex-Sonic Youth, Cramps, etc.), Paul Wallfisch (Botanica, ex-Firewater, Love and Rockets, etc.), and Brian Emrich (film composer, ex-Foetus, Toasters, etc.). In addition to the pairing of both a current and former member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the show is also significant in that it marks this acclaimed ensemble’s first performance of the 21st Century. Kid will also join German experimental musician/producer/arranger Marcus Schmicklr (AKA Pluramon) in providing the accompaniment for Twin Peaks diva Julee Cruise. The Electroputas (Social Registry Records!), Botanica (Paul Wallfisch’s project), and Stu Spasm (ex-Lubricated Goat, Crunt, etc.) will perform short sets. A final significant musical event will be the New York debut of a brand new downtown supergroup, Size Queens - featuring Jack Martin, Bob Bert (International Shades, ex-Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, etc.), Ron Ward (Speedball Baby, ex-Blood Oranges, etc.) and Sean Maffucci ( Icewater Scandal). The night’s master of ceremonies is none other than Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), and the
evening’s DJ is the eternal sassiest boy in America, Ian Svenonius (Weird War, ex-Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses, etc.).
Tonic, March 3, 2006 107 Norfolk St, NYC (lower east side). http://www.tonicnyc.com/

17 February 2006

PRESS QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"What's on the NME Stereo?
Quintron & Miss Pussycat- swamp tech (Transsolar)
New Orleans keyboard legend returns, with a little help from his girlfriend. He plays like his hands are on fire, she dresses like a cat. Genius, obviously."

NME, Dec. 10 2005

18 October 2005

COMING SOON!!!

VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC "IN THE MEANTIME" LP/ CD
their fourth album and easily their best! recorded at the easley/ mccain studios (white stripes, wilco, sonic youth, pavement...)

HARLAN T. BOBO "TOO MUCH LOVE" CD

KID CONGO "SOLO CHOLO" CD

OUT NOW!!!

V/A "CHECKING THE SKIES FOR TAIKONAUTS"
our first official label compilation featuring Quintron, Monochrome, Kid & Khan, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, Boy From Brazil, New Idea Society, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds & Tokyo Sex Destruction. Exquisite Artwork, super low pricing!

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT "SWAMP TECH" LP & CD+DVD the cd features a bonus DVD disc with Miss Pussycat's excellent puppet- movie "Electric Swamp" that serves as a story to the album. new European live dates in august, september and october 2006!

TOKYO SEX DESTRUCTION "5TH AVENUE SOUTH" LP/CD the transsolar version of the cd has the songs from their MLP "the big red box...." as an exclusive bonus.

KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS "PHILOSOPHY & UNDERWEAR LP/CD