Monday, February 21, 2011

Die Jungen - $

There's something about 'old-time classic' music that makes us (/me) feel both young and old. I guess it has something to do with our ability to reference the time that has passed and it also allows us to relive those memories as if they were happening for the first time (you know, when we were all alive in the 50s and 60s?). In any case, here's a new project by Klaus Von Barrel that goes by the name of Die Jungen, which means 'the young' in German. This is very different from what we have heard from him before (see The KVB, for example) but I am quite taken by it as it has served as a great vehicle for old memories and new thoughts to travel into my mind today.

The first three tracks (not in album order) have that sentimental classic sound to them but I would say the last one, Drowning (After Dark), is a little different in the way that it sounds like Candy Claws (in a sense) found their way onto the set of an old surf movie and decided to make a song about it—I dig.

All and all a great album, and currently available for free on Bandcamp.

[MP3] Die Jungen - When I Awake
[MP3] Die Jungen - In The End
[MP3] Die Jungen - I Surrender
[MP3] Die Jungen - Drowning (After Dark)

This is one of the two videos made for this album so far. To view the other one (and more) check out Klaus' page on Vimeo.

Die Jungen - I Surrender from klaus von barrel on Vimeo.


  1. This is quite fantastic!!!!! I will pass this good word to friends! Excellent music!!!!

  2. Thanks for your help in spreading the word!! Klaus is the man <3

  3. yeeaaah nice one T!!
    btw Die Jungen also means The Boys

  4. oh, did google translator fail me? I wonder which one he prefers? I'm guessing the boys...

    Thx Hendrik !

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