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Can anyone recommend me any German rock/pop/indie acts? Especially ones that sing in German? I'm very fond of Wir Sind Helden and I'd like to discover more bands in the same sort of vein as them.

(I enjoy 2raumwohnug, MIA and Silbermond too if that helps?)

Date: 2012-05-06 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] alexbayleaf
Ooh, I'm not sure, but I'd like to see the recs too. The only German stuff I know much about is in heavier genres.

Date: 2012-05-06 05:27 pm (UTC)
zing_och: drawing of a Wagner-style Valkyrie singer with a big bust breaking a glass with her voice (Walküre)
From: [personal profile] zing_och
OK, I'll have a try!

I'm never sure what's supposed to be indie, but here's some stuff in German. Unfortunately a lot of German stuff isn't on youtube, and what's there is often blocked in Germany; I installed an proxy addon just to write this comment. So these aren't all vids and not all tracks are good quality, but it might give you a starting point.

Pretty much in the same vein as Wir Sind Helden are Juli. Zerrissen is a rather recent track.
Die perfekte Welle was their first big success. (Or maybe it was Geile Zeit? I'm not sure anymore.)

Annett Louisan! She's a solo singer who usually sounds singer-songwriterish.

In this version of Eve there's an orchestra, but they're not allowed to do much. *g* Like "Eve", a lot of her stuff is very funny: Drück die 1 is a long answering machine message.

On the other hand, she does great quiet stuff, too: For the release of her new album "In meiner Mitte" she did a kitchen concert I love. Here's "In Meiner Mitte"

An old favorite: Element of Crime.

I like them for their really cool lyrics as well as Sven Regener's raspy voice. (He writes books, too, and reads the audio books himself. Awesome!)

A catchy one: Der weiße Hai
Pretty famous: Delmenhorst (the song, not the city)
One of my favorites: Mittelpunkt der Welt

What else... since I'm talking about raspy voices: Kettcar!
Balu der Bär
a rockier one: Deiche

Old school indie: Die Sterne
Universal Tellerwäscher

As well as Tocotronic. Classic!
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and ahaha, the 90s. Wir sind hier nicht in Seattle, Dirk.


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