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Cosy Recordings

Post by Mattias » Fri Dec 21, 2007 22:22

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Can I make a COSY RECORDINGS thread?

Suppose I can. Just remembered how awkward it felt when I first started editing the page on Wiki, even though I didn't create it myself...

Anyway. I'll try to make it an informative one...
First, here's the text I wrote a while ago for the website (I'm getting rid of M****ce as the prime website soon, got an offer from a web designer just an hour ago, she'd do it for a little piece of the cred, I'm VERY thankful!):

Cosy Recordings is a label based in Gothenburg, Sweden. As for the releases, I usually get sent something that I fall madly in love with, and want the rest of the world to fall madly in love with. Then I ask Christian or Karin to help out with the design for the record. They never fail, really.
And after that, I'm on the phone or on the msn with the artists for hours and hours and hours... talking about which songs to put on the record, if this or that sound should be tuned up or down. If they're not completely sure themselves, that is. But asking me isn't the best idea really, I'm useless with sound. Yeah, except I sometimes hear songs I fall in love with.
Eventually, the record is actually out. Some copies may have a cat hair or two in the sleeve - Alma likes to be where the action is and sometimes she just won't get out of the way. No matter if you're in Stockaryd or Lima, for every time that someone places an order I always wish I could come and deliver it in person.

Since I'm not all that rich, the releases are in cdr format (and made in a limited ammount of copies). Not that I've ever seen the point in distinguishing a difference between cd and cdr - the cd has never been a fantastic format anyway, has it? - but yeah. The records I put out may not have as much in common as it perhaps looks at first sight. Cosy Recordings is not another little Swedish twee label, no matter what you read on that blog! But it is definitely a label that believes in whole-heartedness, socialism & feminism, and sometimes even love.

Thank you for stopping by!

Yours until the cassingle revival comes,

Mattias


Um, what else can I say?
Well, the catalogue isn't handily available on the myspage, come to think of it... CLICK THE BANDS! :)

Catalogue:

001 V/A "Cosy Den goes lägenhet ett år" (one year anniversary compilation for the old apartment club)
002 V/A "Sjung! med I'm from Bräkne-Hoby!" (festival sampler, title mocking that disgusting band)
003 TAFRA "I'm sorry, Bräkne-Hoby" (Niklas Tafra was supposed to play bass with SKWBN at that festival, but overslept, and made this song shortly after)
004 JOHAN HEDBERG "Johan Hedberg" (debut EP - don't believe the Labrador website, kids... - with the tall one from Suburban Kids With Biblical Names)
005 AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS "A short melodrama" (debut mini album, Alice from The Never Invited to Parties)
006 ELENETTE "Autenticitet EP" (feminist saxophone new wave band, indescribable)
007 V/A "The Pillow EP" (for the girl who made the pillow, an unreleased song each from Elenette, After-School Sports & Johan Hedberg, download here!)
008 ELENETTE "Maskulinitet EP" (second five song EP)
009 MOOFISH CATFISH "On a sunbeam to your heart" (debut mini album, six songs)
010 BARE KNEES/RAY RUMOURS "Songs to play at sleepovers" (split album, 14 songs!)

Upcoming releases:

011 LITTLE BIG ADVENTURE "Saltsjö Duvnäs" (at first, a single will be released, with two of his amazing cover versions, one of Erik Halldén and one of Broder Daniel... and perhaps Cosy will release the full length as well!)
012 THE GARLANDS "Why did I trust you? EP" (debut EP, four songs, co-release with Cloudberry!)
013 THE BUDGIES "The Theater Café" (farewell release from Lund's prime jangle outfit, with the last nine songs they ever recorded, plus everything else they ever recorded, as bonus material!)
014 THE SALIENT BRAVES "Guilty until proven innocent EP" (at last, here comes the first Salient Braves release, go check out his stuff - best in this genre since, eh, Jamie Wednesday?)
015 THE FROST "Title TBA" (I'll probably release their five years old demo as an EP together with My Secret Garden Records, this band was a bit related to Le Futur Pompiste and Cats On Fire... and pretty swell)
016 BLACKBERRY WINE "Title TBA" (Rachel from The Local Heroes has got a thing of her own, and what a thing it is, fantastic voice and great songs, expect a lovely full-length album here!)
017 ERIK HALLDÉN "Title TBA" (Erik has now started recording his first release with lyrics in Swedish, and it will be out this Spring!)
018 THE DEIRDRES "Title TBA" (some sort of EP or single, in time for what I hope will be a Sweden tour in the summer!)
019 THE NEVER INVITED TO PARTIES "Title TBA" (A posthumous release of what they recorded, including the Siddeleys cover!, together with Cloudberry)

Planned releases (order may change severely!):

PADDINGTON DISTORTION COMBO "Live at Cosy Den, Kortedala" (live record with Calle from the Bear Quartet)
OFFERPRÄSTERS ORKESTER "Title TBA" (either mixtape or EP with Frej from Slagsmålsklubben making hiphop in his own way)
JOHAN HEDBERG "Title TBA" (the difficult second EP)
THEHELPMEPLEASE "Title TBA" (if Jonas ever records something and wants me to put it out, I'm here, we'll see!)
V/A "Haninge revisited" (compilation with bands from the 90's in the suburb that created the scene around SKWBN, there's so much fantastic stuff that never reached an audience wider than 25 people... this project may take forever but is meant to be a double cdr)

Whoa! That was helpful for ME, to have that written down... somehow forces me to actually DO all that aswell!
Do yourselves a favour and check out the bands, they're all amazing! Hopefully you'll find something new to fall in love with!

Cheers for reading!
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Re: Cosy Recordings

Post by SophieC » Sat Feb 09, 2008 14:07

Mattias wrote: THE NEVER INVITED TO PARTIES "Title TBA" (hopefully there'll be a posthumous release of what they recorded, including the Siddeleys cover!, together with Cloudberry Records)
this is grand, grand news. i may even break the habit of a lifetime and pay actual cash money for this.
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Post by crystalball » Sat Feb 09, 2008 16:54

That is, indeed, brilliant. As are the releases by The Garlands, The Frost and Bare Knees/Ray Rumours. Get in!

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Post by Mattias » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:23

Oh, er, cheers for bumping!
Now I can bring myself to editing and updating and other fun stuff!
I updated the Catalogue section in the first post, I added a Upcoming releases, and here's some random news about upcoming stuff!

* Johan never got around to make a Christmas/New Year's websingle... perhaps we'll get a Rami Shaaban one instead?! You never know with that man!

* There WILL be a joint release with Cloudberry for the debut EP by The Garlands! Four songs on it probably, and we're aiming for Marsh!

* And there will ALSO be a very last release from The Budgies! It will be called "The Theatre Café", named after the place in Lund where the last ever Budgies magic was created... eight smashing twee bangers! Probably released around the same time as the Garlands EP!

* Palpitation have decided to continue with self-releases for a while longer and I wish them the best of luck with that, and they're always welcome...

* The Pillow EP can now be downloaded here!

* Oh, and this is what the new releases will look like!

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Post by Mattias » Fri Feb 15, 2008 04:24

Thought you'd perhaps want to know that I've put up new songs by The Garlands and The Budgies, that you can listen to here!

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Post by Rob Lab » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:43

Hello Mattias

It's Rob that came over with White Town the first time you put us on in Gothenburg. Just wanted to let you know I'm 'working' on The Deirdres stuff and the songs are indeed ending up as a big bag of fun.

Cosy sounds like it's doing good work, good work indeed!

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Post by Pop Kid » Fri Feb 15, 2008 14:02

Mattias wrote:Thought you'd perhaps want to know that I've put up new songs by The Garlands and The Budgies, that you can listen to here!
Thanks Mattias - I couldn't think of two more perfect bands than The Garlands and The Budgies.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Feb 15, 2008 14:24

The Garlands song is such a joy!

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Feb 15, 2008 14:42

I really dig that Budgies song. I love anything snare-heavy, fast and loose, and poppy like that. Thank you!

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Post by crystalball » Fri Feb 15, 2008 14:46

alongwalkhome wrote:I really dig that Budgies song. I love anything snare-heavy, fast and loose, and poppy like that. Thank you!
The entire Budgies oeuvre is like that. You used to be able to download loads of their songs from their website but it's gone down since they split up. They still have some on here. 'Think Small' is a masterpiece.

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Post by shaved head thrills » Fri Feb 15, 2008 15:31

YAAYYYYYYY!!!!!

ive been waiting to hear new things from both of them foreverrrr!!!
those songs are so great, but i cant decide which i like more!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Feb 15, 2008 17:28

crystalball wrote:'Think Small' is a masterpiece.
Wow--that's some excellent stuff. Wish you could still buy the EP somewhere.

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Post by RITH » Fri Feb 15, 2008 19:01

alongwalkhome wrote:
crystalball wrote:'Think Small' is a masterpiece.
Wow--that's some excellent stuff. Wish you could still buy the EP somewhere.
If I remember correctly, we've got our own Martijn to thank for that song, partially.

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Post by Mattias » Fri Feb 15, 2008 22:00

Bloody hell!

A) Should have known from the start that the only way to really shake this thread alive would be some FANTASTIC JANGLE just a click away.
B) Suppose Marianthi's sent a group e-mail to everyone on the forum, telling them about how I stood in her kitchen saying I was a bit sad that no one had replied?

I suppose C is the heavenly option here?
Rob Lab wrote:Hello Mattias

It's Rob that came over with White Town the first time you put us on in Gothenburg. Just wanted to let you know I'm 'working' on The Deirdres stuff and the songs are indeed ending up as a big bag of fun.

Cosy sounds like it's doing good work, good work indeed!
Ah! Rob! Great to hear from you! How are things?! I miss you!
Hopefully I'll come to Derby sometime during springtime! Let's all have a disco.
And fantastic to hear that it looks as if the Deirdres meant what they said about me getting to do a release!
I wasn't even completely sure of that myself.
Hope to see you soon!
Pop Kid wrote:Thanks Mattias - I couldn't think of two more perfect bands than The Garlands and The Budgies.
Um, I'll second that. At least when I'm in the mood. Good thing with both Garlands and Budgies is that they work for most moods. Such buzzing songs, but not very happy lyrics-wise. I like that sort of thing.
crystalball wrote:The Garlands song is such a joy!
Yep! And so is the rest of the EP. Hehe. Karin is working on the sleeve now - and Henry from Cats on Fire is doing some mixing. I suppose they'll be out in 6-8 weeks!
alongwalkhome wrote:I really dig that Budgies song. I love anything snare-heavy, fast and loose, and poppy like that. Thank you!
crystalball wrote:The entire Budgies oeuvre is like that. You used to be able to download loads of their songs from their website but it's gone down since they split up. They still have some on here. 'Think Small' is a masterpiece.
alongwalkhome wrote:Wow--that's some excellent stuff. Wish you could still buy the EP somewhere.
Guess what?
Since the Budgies are getting all sorts of praise here, I came up with the idea to squeeze in EVERYTHING they EVER recorded in that swan song release that "The Theatre Café" will be.
I think everything is out of print anyway. And it would be ace to have everything on one cd - I've only got one EP by them!
Suppose the diabetes problem among indie poppers would go from worrying to disastrous, though!
REALLY hope they're up for it. At least one fourth of the band is right away!
shaved head thrills wrote:YAAYYYYYYY!!!!!

ive been waiting to hear new things from both of them foreverrrr!!!
those songs are so great, but i cant decide which i like more!
Guess what, mate?
There's NO NEED TO DECIDE! You can have both! Haha. Well, I really am thrilled about both these releases.
RITH wrote:If I remember correctly, we've got our own Martijn to thank for that song, partially.
Yup!

Alright! Please feel free to carry on about the Janglelands and the Janglies - but do you dare to listen to these four girls from Stockholm? Early Honey is Cool, some Pixies riff-fest now and then, and you never have any idea where the hell the songs are heading. I love them, obviously...

linus

Post by linus » Fri Feb 15, 2008 22:17

if you can get all that the budgies have ever done on 'theatre cafe' I'll be your best friend forever!

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Post by Mattias » Fri Feb 15, 2008 22:50

xxxxxxxo wrote:if you can get all that the budgies have ever done on 'theatre cafe' I'll be your best friend forever!
Sounds like a plan!
At least half the band is up for it now!
If they find everything themselves. And manage to "master the shit" as one of them put it. Fingers crossed!

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Post by crystalball » Sat Feb 16, 2008 19:49

That Elenette song 'Kärlekskomplexet' is amazing, by the way. I can't get round to listen to the whole ep in one go because I keep going back to that. I have fantasies of playing it over and over again at Spiral Scratch until people start throwing things at me.

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Post by Mattias » Sat Feb 16, 2008 20:08

Aw. I'll *have* to ask Kalle to make a txt file with translations that I can put up for download...
I made a half-arsed translation of "Att göra en hit" (you can download it and Kärlekskomplexet, and listen to the rest of the EP, here) for Jyoti, here it is:

To make a hit

Everyone aims for originality
Even though everyone knows that it's an impossibility
But one can always raise questions of authenticity
Wish that I'd come up with that baseball bat idea

The sailor suit is already taken
Every cross over genre already done
One fights between SMK-farce and Joy Division complex
To put out a product that yells:

Come and look at me!
Here's my very own unique thing!
I'm on my very own rat race
A rat race that I'm trying to sell on Myspace
Speaking of authenticity

Bla bla bla bla

But if we'd choose a sleezy disco drum comp
And then a funky bass that goes round, round round
And as my grandmother said when I played at that baptism
"Saxophone and organ go so well together"
But one has to watch out for too much of a Knife-ish arrangement
So I'll throw in a Mark Knopfler guitar

There we go, with some good old cut-and-paste
We'll surely make it to the Trackslistan
Since some of everything has spinned a bit
The song will feel both authentic and new

So most humbly, Mr Bjurman, say
Why don't you kiss me?
And Mrs Fahl, why so lukewarm?
Is it time I'd change the channel?
Is it a question of quality,
or is it something that I don't know?
Speaking of authenticity

Bla bla bla bla


***

* Baseball bat refers to The Tough Alliance.
* SMK is short for Slagsmålsklubben, that computer game music quintet.
* Trackslistan is the chart show on national radio.
* Per Bjurman is a, eh, pretty old music journalist. He invaded the stage at an early Håkan Hellström gig and kissed him.
* Hannah Fahl used to run P3 Pop, indie show on national radio. She's now in Kissing Mirrors.

EDIT: Oh, and Marianthi, could you or Christos help me out with this? ;P

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Post by Mattias » Mon Feb 25, 2008 15:14

xxxxxxxo wrote:if you can get all that the budgies have ever done on 'theatre cafe' I'll be your best friend forever!
Alright, I did it!
When can we meet?

Oh, and I updated the Upcoming section of this websi... thread. Eat yrselves fitter:

Upcoming releases

011 LITTLE BIG ADVENTURE "Saltsjö Duvnäs" (at first, a single will be released, with two of his amazing cover versions, one of Erik Halldén and one of Broder Daniel... and perhaps Cosy will release the full length as well!)
012 THE GARLANDS "Why did I trust you? EP" (debut EP, four songs, co-release with Cloudberry!)
013 THE BUDGIES "The Theater Café" (farewell release from Lund's prime jangle outfit, with the last nine songs they ever recorded, plus everything else they ever recorded, as bonus material!)
014 THE SALIENT BRAVES "Guilty until proven innocent EP" (at last, here comes the first Salient Braves release, go check out his stuff - best in this genre since, eh, Jamie Wednesday?)
015 THE FROST "Title TBA" (I'll probably release their five years old demo as an EP together with My Secret Garden Records, this band was a bit related to Le Futur Pompiste and Cats On Fire... and pretty swell)
016 BLACKBERRY WINE "Title TBA" (Rachel from The Local Heroes has got a thing of her own, and what a thing it is, fantastic voice and great songs, expect a lovely full-length album here!)
017 ERIK HALLDÉN "Title TBA" (Erik has now started recording his first release with lyrics in Swedish, and it will be out this Spring!)
018 THE DEIRDRES "Title TBA" (some sort of EP or single, in time for what I hope will be a Sweden tour in the summer!)
019 THE NEVER INVITED TO PARTIES "Title TBA" (A posthumous release of what they recorded, including the Siddeleys cover!, together with Cloudberry)

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Post by RITH » Wed Mar 12, 2008 13:58

I like the Moofish Catfish mini-album, 'On a sunbeam to your heart'!

Nice!

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