On their tour of California and Nevada no:carrier also played at the legendary Viper Room in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. Now there are two live videos from that show: On is the original “Let Me Walk Alone” from their album “Wisdom & Failure”, the other one a cover version of Kraftwerk’s “The Robots” sung in German and English. Check them out:
Finally the three songs from the acclaimed iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ are now available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CDBaby and other retailers. In the game a universe sandbox meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defense and Master of Orion. Depicted in the haunting Title Theme and the two in-game songs for the outer galaxy where danger lurks and the home galaxy with a more soothing, relaxing song.
no:carrier live shows in California & Nevada, April/May
With the new album “Wisdom & Failure” coming out soon, no:carrier will hit US roads for the first time to play five shows in California and Nevada. Here are the dates, most of them are with free admission
• April 21st, 7:00 pm – SAN RAFAEL, CA – Blue Moon Comics, 1560 4th St. – free admission
• April 29th, 9:30 pm – LOS ANGELES/WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Viper Room, 8852 West Sunset Blvd.
Album Release Party with special guest: cover designer Cassidy Bliss Cooper
• May 2nd, 9:00 pm – LAS VEGAS, NV – First Friday, Hub Stage, Casino Center Blvd. – free admission
• May 4th, 6:00 pm – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BrainWash, 1122 Folsom St. – free admission
• May 5th, 7:00 pm – SAUSALITO, CA – Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. – free admission
Special guest: Lauralee Brown
The upcoming album “Wisdom & Failure” – release date April 29th (May 2nd for Germany) – is now available as a digital pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp page. If you pre-order it you can already download four songs from the album, including a new one, “Let Me Walk Alone”. “We’re really excited to get the new songs out, as they’re really special to us, and we hope you’ll like them,” says the band. Listen and get the album here!
Confession without regret: no:carrier release “Confession EP” – on iTunes, Amazon…
Released on February 24th, 2014, the “Confession EP” brings three new songs that show the bands’ variety. The title song “Confession“ deals with a confession without regret or remorse: „I know what I have done wrong, but can’t regret it or beg for forgiveness,” says Chris Wirsig while singer Cynthia Wechselberger adds: “You confess your faults and then leave – as you know that you can’t stay after this confession.” Stylistically “Confession” dwells in the field of Synthpop/Electropop, the second new song “Hero To A Fool” surprises with acoustic elements – from tuba to clarinette – but still is electronic. “The lyrics are socio-critical. Sadly we are really living in a time where the dumbest man can look like a hero to a fool, as it is said in the song,” says Chris. “A Bright Room” is the most experimental song of the three new works. Feverish surrealistic lyrics just like from a dream (or nightmare), angelic choirs, deep bass. A perfect soundtrack for the next dark mystery thriller…
“The Nine Days’ Queen” – tragic lifestory in a captivating song
“Born on a Sunday, destined to fall prey.” This line summarizes the life and destiny of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for just nine days. She’s the subject of our new single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that is available digitally now – released (of course) on Sunday, December 8 – at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others.
A tragic life story woven into a captivating song: “The Nine Days’ Queen” tells the story of Lady Jane Grey who was born into tumultuous, dark times, became the Queen of England for nine days before being dethroned by the real successor of King Edward VI. After several legal struggles Lady Jane Grey was beheaded on February 12, 1554. Musically no:carrier’s trademark dark Electro Noire Pop (already compared to the likes of Kirlian Camera, Dead Can Dance, and as „Portishead meets Depeche Mode“) mingles with medieval instruments and a small orchestra to form a captivating blend of electronic sounds, beats and instruments, with Cynthia’s great voice above all.
no:carrier release schedule – leading up to new album “Wisdom & Failure”
After completely re-mixing the new songs the release schedule for new music from no:carrier is finalized. The band will release a digital only single and an EP leading up to the new album “Wisdom & Failure” that will be released in May 2014. “It’s a tight schedule, but we’re happy to finally get the new songs out to our fans and see how they will like what we did this time”, says Chris Wirsig, main songwriter and producer of the Electropop duo.
The planned releases are as follows:
“The Nine Days’ Queen” – December 8, 2013 – single release on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
“Confession” – February 2014 – ep release as CD and on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
“Wisdom & Failure” – May 2014 – album release as CD and on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
The album will be released as a CD in North America and Europe inlcuding marketing and PR campaigns, and the band will support the release with several live dates.
no:carrier to release a song about Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days’ Queen
We’re currently working on the final version of the upcoming no:carrier single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that deals with the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey, who reigned England for nine days. The music combines medieval and acoustic instruments and sounds with harsher electronics and synthesizers. And of course features Cynthia Wechselberger’s outstanding voice.
Counter Coummunication to produce music and sound fx for upcoming iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″
Chris Wirsig is producing music and sound fx for the upcoming iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″, that already garnered great reviews for its free trial predecessor “Alien Tribe”. The music will feature a mix of electronic “space” soundscapes and orchestral textures. More information to come soon…
Today the 5 track single “Last Scene” by no:carrier is released. Quote the press release: “The background stays dubious and no one knows exactly what the protagonists have lived through. „Last Scene“ commemorates past things that may better not have happened, but might have lead to success. Anyway they can’t be changed, so all that is left is the embittered-melancholic retrospect. Imbedded in electronic-swing beats, carried by Cynthia’s voice – contemplative, angry, dunning.”
The single is available as 5 track download or limited CD at Bandcamp. The Radio Mix of “Last Scene” is also available at iTunes, Amazon, and others.