Shameless Tuesdays: Livre 97 | Weimar
Even in a foggy gaze, Weimar just wants to cut the floor. On their debut album Dancing On A Volcano, the grooves they create transcend between B-52's-like new wave and Spanish tango. It results in a record that itches to boogie, despite the land covered in deadly lava! But hey, if chaos is reason enough to shake your tail feathers, then Weimar have every right to demand a dance party when everything's on fire! Thankfully, before it gets too hot here, Weimar are leaving us an escape raft that's got a Shameless Tuesdays for the long row back to safety!
Here's what Weimar have to say about this week's playlist:
Weimar's inspiration comes from a wide myriad of sources, reflected in the eclectic and unpredictable nature of our repertoire. This playlist presents a selection of material that inspires and informs our sound in one way or another, giving a deeper insight into what makes us Weimar. Among the artists included here are some of the musicians who guested on our album, along with other bands our members have played in, friends and labelmates, and artists we have been long-time fans of. Weimar's sound, lyrics and outlook draw inspiration from the grit beneath the glamour of the city, the decay behind the net curtains of suburbia, the dark side of human nature, and the ultimate power of music to encapsulate the human experience and celebrate its highs and lows, and the resilience of the human spirit amidst trials and tribulations.
Accordingly there is a wide range of moods and styles in this playlist, from aggression and noise to calm melancholy, moments of camp and frivolous entertainment alongside introspection and experimentation. Ultimately the World of Weimar is a world of 'elegance and decadence' - a line from Kraftwerk's "Europe Endless", and a phrase that summarizes the themes that run throughout this playlist and the space in which Weimar's psyche resides; a place occasionally jaded yet always hopeful, a place where elegance and decadence are intertwined in resplendent harmony. This is The World of Weimar... enjoy listening!
For more information on Weimar, visit their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out Dancing On A Volcano below via their Bandcamp!
Promotional consideration provided by Shameless Promotion PR.