Casiokids made the journey all the way from Norway to play this year's SXSW. They also played a few shows in NY before too! To sum things up quickly - THEY KILLED IT! Tons of reviews and photos have been popping up in places like Rolling Stone, Filter, Under The Radar, and more. Click the links below to check everything out. Above photo by Wendy Redfern.
Casiokids have announced their new album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen and it's available for pre-order through our online store. Aabenbaringen over aaskammen, which roughly translates to "the revelation over the mountain," is much more cohesive than the collection of Moshi Moshi singles and double A-sided 7" tracks that comprised Topp stemning pa lokal bar. The album will be available on limited-edition 180-gram blue vinyl (limited to 500 copies), 180-gram black vinyl, CD and MP3 formats. Click the link below for a free download of the first single "Det haster!" and to pre-order your copy of Aabenbaringen over aaskammen.
NME is hosting a pretty sweet mixtape right now that features the Velferd remix of Casiokids' "Verdens største land." There are also other tracks from bands that will appear at this year's Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway (The Megaphonic Thrift, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and more). Download the whole mixtape for FREE by clicking the link below.
Casiokids' new jam, "Finn Bikkjen!" is featured on the new Urban Outfitters sampler, LSTN # 10. The sampler also features tons of other great songs from bands like Twin Sister, The Drums, Woods, Here We Go Magic, and more. Click the link below to download the sampler for free!
Casiokids' Ketil Kinden Endresen sat down for an interview with Best New Bands to talk about the upcoming Casiokids album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen. Check out the interview at the link below, and don't forget to pre-order your copy of Aabenbaringen over aaskammen on limited edition 180-gram blue vinyl.
We love Casiokids. It's as simple as that really. FILTER Magazine does too because there's an awesome interview with frontman Ketil Kinden Endresen about the band's upcoming compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar, along with other fun facts, like how they used to go on kindergarten tours and play electro pop for youngsters in Bergen, Noway. I wish Casiokids played at my school when I was 5. Check out the interview by clicking the link below.
Prefix has a great interview with Ketil Kinden Endresen of Casiokids up on their site. The interview touches on the new Casiokids album, Aabinbaringen Over Aaskammen, along with Ketil's brief stay in Nigeria to study African music. Check out the interview at the link below.
Want to know more about Casiokids and see them perform "Finn Bikkjen!" in a hot air balloon? I do! Casiokids frontman Ketil Kinden Endresen answered some awesome questions for an interview with WFUV regarding their latest compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar, along with Ketil's favorite venue...you guessed it, a hot air balloon. Click the link below to read the interview.
Casiokids recently cruised through Portland and Seattle for shows at Mississippi Studios, The Vera Project, and a great live performance on KEXP! The KEXP performance has since been archived and can be streamed HERE. The video above is from the band's Portland show @ Mississippi Studios. Click HERE for another video from the show. That monkey sure can dance!
Baeble Music just posted a few great live videos of Casiokids performing at The Launch Pad at Spike Hill. Songs include "London Zoo," "En Vill Hest," "Fot i hose," and others. Check it out above, then head to Baeble for more at the link below.
Check this out! Casiokids have been nominated to win a 1,000,000 NOK (approximately $150,000) grant from the legendary Norwegian band a-ha. The contest will see four awards, allocated to Norway's east, west, north and south, respectively. The winners will be decided through the amount of votes each band gets online. All it takes is two simple clicks! See below on how you can help Casiokids make more music!
You will need to select "Casiokids" and press the button "Stem".
Then in the next frame you'll need to enter in an email address and click "register." Don't be scared of the Norwegian! All you have to do is enter your email and you're done. (Not sure if this needs to be an existing address or not, but no confirmation seems to be needed.)
2. If the link above doesn't work, click this ARTICLE.
Scroll down to where it says STEM PÅ DIN FAVORITT HER, choose Casiokids and then register an e-mail address.
This is an amazing opportunity for Casiokids, and will make it possible for the band to record more albums and tour the world! Please help by casting your vote!
Casiokids have been nominated for a Spellman, which is the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, for Best Music Video. The video is for the song "En Vill Hest" off of their recent compilation Topp stemning pa lokal bar. The video features glowing crystals, exploding cereal, radical dance moves, and lots of smoke. Like the Grammy's, Spellman nominations are determined by a jury. But unlike the Grammy's, Spellman winners are determined by popular vote. So click the link below to head to the voting site, and watch it above.
Our very own Casiokids are featured on the latest MOG compilation Best of By:Larm with a ton of other awesome Scandinavian bands! Andrew Phillips, MOG Editor-in-chief, put together a great list of up-and-coming artists that you all should know about. Go download Casiokids' track "Fot I Hose" by clicking the link below.
Casiokids made quite the impression during this year's CMJ Music Marathon! The band is featured on NPR's latest All Song Considered program - CMJ Discoveries. Listen to what NPR had to say about Casiokids by CLICKING HERE.
Casiokids also performed at this year's Under the Radar CMJ party. Check out a bunch of great photos from Under the Radar's very own Wendy Lynch Redfern RIGHT HERE. Above photo by Wendy Lynch Redfern.
NME just posted a great video of Casiokids performing a stripped down version of the song "Golden Years," which appears on their latest album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen. Check out the video above then head to NME at the link below.
Hey all you online'ers, Stereogum has a few SWEET Casiokids songs available for download right now! One is a remix of "En Vill Hest" by fellow Norwegian Prins Thomas. The original version, which appears on the band's upcoming compilation Topp stemning på lokal bar, is also available for download. Go do yourself a favor and click the link below to scope out the goodies.
Casiokids just touched down in the good ole U.S of A last week and played a few shows in New York. Brooklyn Vegan was at the Littlefield show and Kyle Dean Reinford snapped some great photos. Click the link below to check em out!
We're VERY VERY proud to announce that Norway's Casiokids have signed with Polyvinyl! We'll be putting out their upcoming compilation Topp stemning på lokal bar in North America on June 8th. It's the first Norwegian-language pop music ever to be released in the U.S!
Hailing from the same Bergen scene that made up Datarock and Annie, Casiokids were named after their trademark use of beatup, old analog Casios. Their intention? To make electronic music more visual with their theatric live show, which incorporates a blend of shadow puppets, video projections and animal costumes. Whether it's playing a 12-date tour for Norwegian kindergarteners, or their current tour with Hot Chip, Casiokids are sure to leave whatever age group they come across pleased.
The songs on Topp stemning på lokal bar were previously distributed in Europe via Moshi Moshi, both as part of the label’s renowned Singles Club and as a series of double A-sided 7"s. For this debut US release, all eight tracks have been re-mastered and are accompanied by a bonus disc of new material (including six remixes and two covers). Topp stemning på lokal bar will be available on CD/2xLP + MP3. The CD includes a bonus remixes disc and the 180-gram LP includes a bonus 12". To pre-order your copy, follow the link below. Hide More