I’m currently working on a new album with the Loose Train and it’s great fun. We made the first recordings couple of days ago and tried out a new recording format too – cassette tapes. I don’t think it’s going be the only recording medium to be used in these sessions but it’s always interesting to explore different recording techniques. We used Cutec MR402D 4-track cassette recorder, a bunch of ribbon mics, recorded everything live and the results sound good!
I’ll perform solo at Gong (Turku) on January 12. The event (Ipaviemäri-klubi) is a part of Turku Band Festival. Other artists of the evening are Sister Capricorn and Joku Iiris. Check the event on Gong’s page by clicking the pic below. More info about Turku Band Festival can be found here.
Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More radio show’s new compilation is out now and ‘What Goes On’ by Matti Jasu and the Loose Train is included. ‘Power Popsicle Brain Freeze’ is a great collection of music featured on the show and you can download it for free.
Our ‘What Goes On’ vid made it to the Oulu Music Video Festival’s competition. You can check out the list of all of the nominees here: http://www.omvf.net/fi/kotimainen-kilpailu/kotimainen-kilpailu-2016
The physical copies of ‘Gone to the Dogs’ and the previous albums are now available at these stores:
Jigsaw Records (Seattle, USA)
Thistime Records (Tokyo, Japan)
We’ll do some string strumming and pedal stomping at Kuka (Turku) on April 22. Check the event on Facebook for more details.
A shout-out to ‘If There’s Hell Below’ for including our music in one of their podcasts and comparing Janne’s guitar work to Hendrix!
Gone To the Dogs is no. 36 on ‘1001 Records’ blog’s 200 Best Albums of March list.
If you missed Ice Cream Man’s Power Pop show on Radio Andra (www.radioandra.se), listen to it now as a podcast. We’re included in a bunch of great tunes! You can find the latest show from here: http://icecreammanpowerpop1967.podomatic.com
You can now also get the CD from 8raita record store (Turku, Finland) and Kool Kat Musik (New Jersey, USA). More stores will be added soon.
“This is mostly a damn good melodic pop album, but also those Neil Young-influences still push through in some of those long guitar-driven slightly folk-y rock treasures”.
– One Chord To Another’s view on the new album.
“I love the noise they make, I love the big chorus tunes”.
– Nordic Music Review gave “Gone to the Dogs” 8/10 on their review.
NY-based Powerpopaholic features the new album too. By the way, you can also download this “freebie” in hi-res FLAC format (96 kHz/24-bit) on my Bandcamp.
Levy päivässä blog also gave “Gone to the Dogs” a nod of approval (in finnish).