Humour from Hamburg is something special. Often ironic, often based around a certain wording, always very cheeky. It therefore comes with no surprise that the title of Hanseatic duo Die Vögel’s new EP might be strange to the non-German-speaking audience: the new tracks ‘Fratzengulasch’ and ‘Maikäferbenzin’ were released on DJ Kozes label Pampa records just yesterday.
Die Vögel, consisting of Mense Reents (Egoexpress) and Jakobus Siebels and best known for their 2009 dancefloor filler ‘Blaue Moschee’, are being joined by Hamburg singer Ebba Durstewitz of the band JaKönigJa for the hypnotic brass track ‘Fratzengulasch’ – which translates to something like ‘mug goulash’. They also just released a pretty funny music video for the single release, showing grotesque and funny grimaces based on photo material from around the last century, getting more and more colourful and silly as the track continues.
The EP’s flipside doesn’t take itself that serious either: ‘Maikäferbenzin’ (roughly translated ‘maybug petrol’) gets along on an instrumental-only basis while focussing more on groove and a damn deep bassline. Watch the music video below and listen to the new EP over at Pampa’s SoundCloud.
While the Fratzengulasch EP was published on July 18th it was being announced that Die Vögel will be releasing their debut album on Pampa in 2012 – so expect more humour from Hamburg.
Published July 19, 2011.