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.
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.
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.
Even though Casiokids have returned to their hometown of Bergen, Norway after their US tour w/Light Pollution, we still miss the heck out of them! I'm sure Exclaim! and Discorder feel the same way becuase they both posted excellent reviews of the band's show at Media Club in Vancouver, BC. Check em out by clicking the links below.
Casiokids will be performing a live session on KEXP today at 12:00 PT. If you don't have anything going on during your lunch break, tune in by clicking the link below. They won't let you down! They're currently in the US supporting their latest compilation Topp stemning på lokal bar. Pick one up HERE if you like what you hear!
Good news for the Casiokids camp! You know that band a-ha? You know em..."Take On Me?" Well, a-ha decided to throw a MEGA contest, giving 4 Norwegian bands the chance to win about 1 million kroner (roughly $160,000) plus a chance to open up for a-ha during their farewell tour. Guess who was one of the winners? CASIOKIDS! You can read more about it in this article on Exclaim!
We're VERY excited about this because it means the band will be able to record more great albums, plus travel to America more frequently. Due to such an amazing opportunity, Casiokids have been forced to cancel a few of their US shows that were planned for late August in order to open for a-ha in Norway. But don't worry, they'll be back soon! Check out the updated schedule below.
Casiokids 2010 US Tour
8/18 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord 8/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 8/20 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project 8/21 Vancouver, Canada @ Media Club 8/24 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry 8/25 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's 8/26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
During their recent stop in Norway, of Montreal stopped by Casiokids' studio to lay down some tracks on the new Casiokids album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen, which comes out October 11th. Check out a few videos from the session above and below.
Woah! It's time for SXSW again! We couldn't be more excited for this year's festival, and neither can our bands! We've got Japandroids, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and James Husband representing the Polyvinyl family this year. Check out the COMPLETE schedule for all of our bands below. Also, don't forget to check out the Facebook event for the Polyvinyl Showcase by clicking the link. You'll need a badge or wristband to get in.
Casiokids 3/16 Media Temple Party @ The Mohawk (912 Red River) - 10:45 PM
3/17 Austin Pets Alive! Party @ Epoch Coffee (221 W. North Loop BLVD) - 1:10 PM
3/17 Shout It Out Loud Party @ Creekside Lounge (606 E. 7th St.) - 4:00 PM
3/17 Giant Steps Party @ Plush (617 Red River) - 6:00 PM
3/18 Filter Magazine Day Party @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W. 4th St.) - 12:00 PM
3/18 Moshi Moshi Day Party @ The Red House Pizzeria (1917 Manor Road) - 3:00 PM
3/19 Lose Control Party @ Vice (302 E 6th Street) - 5:00 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) - 10:00 PM
James Husband 3/18 Sled Island/Nudie Jeans Party @ Republic Live (301 West 5th St.) - 4:10 PM
3/18 DAG Presents Showcase @ The Parlor Hyde Park (4301 A. Guadalupe St) 10:00 PM
3/20 40 Watt Day/GROOP Party @ Side Bar (602 E 7th St.) - 1:30 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) - 11:00 PM
Japandroids 3/17 Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Emo's (603 Red River) - 2:00 PM
3/18 Schuba's Day Party @ Yard Dog (1510 South Congress Ave.) - 1:35 PM
3/18 Death + Taxes Day Party @ Red Fez (209 W. 5th St.) - 5:00 PM
3/19 Levis @ The Levis / Fader Fort - 3:00 PM
3/19 Pitchfork Day Party @ Emo's (603 Red River) - 5:30 PM
3/20 Urban Outfitters Day Party @ Urban Outfitters Backlot (2406 Guadalupe St) - 3:00 PM
3/20 Mess With Texas @ MWTX LOT @ (1001 E. 6th St.) - 7:30 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) 1:00 AM
Joan of Arc 3/17 Dag Presents Showcase @ The Parlor Hyde Park (4301 A. Guadalupe St) – 11:00 PM
3/18 Chronic Youth Party @ East End Tattoo (1101 Navasota St.)- 6:30 PM
3/18 SESAC Showcase @ Velveeta Room (525 E. 6th St.) – 1:00 AM
3/19 Antlerbox Presents @ Liberty Bar – 5:45 PM
3/20 Coffee? No Pants! 2 Day Party @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.) - 2:15 PM
3/20 What By Whatever - KVRX Day Party @ Domy Books (913 E. Cesar Chavez) - 5:00 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) – 12:00 AM Hide More
It's that time of year again, where we all flood the streets of Austin--and the Polyvinyl showcase: South by Southwest. And this year we've got an awesome lineup to keep you partying until the very end. The Polyvinyl 2011 SXSW showcase takes place on Satruday, March 19th at The Parish, and will feature performances by STRFKR, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Asobi Seksu, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and special guests Yip Deceiver. And check out that awesome poster for the show (above). See you there!
Casiokids' latest compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar, is so insanely catchy that you'll soon find yourself singing in Norwegian without even knowing what you're saying. For all you lyric lovers out there, Self-Titled Mag just posted a few translations of “VERDENS STØRSTE LAND” (“The World’s Biggest Country”) and “MIN SISTE DAG” (“My Last Day”). Pretty awesome stuff! Check it out by clicking the link below.
A bunch of Norwegians in American Songwriter? We'll take it! Casiokids are featured in the newest issue of the magazine, which praises their latest compilation, Topp stemning på lokal bar. Along with bands like Dungen and Sigur Ros, Casiokids are breaking the language barrier here in the states while embarking on an unstoppable dance rampage. Click the link below to read the full sized article.
Love Casiokids but don't have a copy of Topp stemning på lokal bar yet? Here's your chance to win a copy of the CD or LP + a poster for FREE! Head on over to Indie Rock Reviews and enter their RAD contest. All you have to do is send an email. Simple as that. Click the link below to enter.