We have spent a year as matchmakers for indie and indiepop bands from all over the world. The result of the 31 collaborations are now ready for release, - for free.
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Between Two Waves - The Second Wave

A free 31 song album on 3 volumes, with new indiepop collaborations
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See the tracklist for all three volumes below in this email)

How would our favourite bands sound like if they made a song together? Now we know.
We at the small netlabel EardrumsPop have spent a year making a compilation with new, exclusive collaborations between our favourite bands. The main idea is that two bands go together, write a new song, and find a new name for their project.


Some bands have known each other for a long time, other bands found friendship during this project. Some have collaborated face to face, others across borders via email. Several plan to continue working together, so we have basically created a lot of new bands. :-)

Today, the first volume of the compilation is released. Next week, we will share the second and in two weeks, the third will be released.
As usual with our releases, we have a strong visual focus, and the artworks are made by illustrators/artists Sean Mahan (vol A), Featherfin (vol B) and Gemma Cotterell (vol C). The album also features a booklet with interviews and info, made by Graphic designer/illustrator Silja Haddal Mork.

You can download the first volume here:
http://www.eardrumspop.com/ALBUMS/BTW2/BetweenTwoWaves_TheSecondWave_MP3_A.zip
You can stream the first volume here:
https://soundcloud.com/eardrumspop/sets/between-two-waves-the-second/s-Z7RZc
You can download the hi-res artwork for the first volume here;
http://www.eardrumspop.com/ALBUMS/BTW2/coverart_by_SeanMahan.jpg
You can download/view the PDF booklet with info about the projects here:
http://www.eardrumspop.com/ALBUMS/BTW2/Booklet%20BTW2%20Volume%20A%20.pdf

Feel free to share any song on the album..


The subtitle "The Second Wave" means that we have done this once before, in 2009, and the first release is still available for free download from our website.

We are available for questions and interviews at team@eardrumspop.com.

EardrumsPop is a small netlabel, releasing everything we do for free, - based on the love for good, warm and melodic music + good illustration and art. We hope you can help us get the word out about this release, and we will be so happy if you do! Every mention means a lot to us.

Thanks for reading, and hope you will enjoy the music! 

The EardrumsPop-team,
Tim, Stefan, Silja and Knut

Here is what you can expect on Volume A:

1. KEEN ON GIRLS (The Bilinda Butchers + PASTEL GHOST) – Sea Wave
2. Heart Noir (Tiny Fireflies + Boyish) – Left Behind
3. Greenland Sea (The Swapsies + Jam On Bread) – Who Needs the Bureau de Change
4. Red Deer People (Sleeping Policemen + Firestations)- Early Warning System
5. The Saint Valentine State (Lost Tapes + Wallflower ) – Moments are Moments
6. The Restoration (Darren Hayman + Ralegh Long) – Cut Out the Noise
7. What We Did On Our Holiday (Let’s Say We Did + Top Sound) – A World Apart
8. Soft Lads (Finnmark! + This Many Boyfriends)- Never Again
9. EVIL (Evripidis from Evripidis & His Tragedies + Odil Bright) – Play it Sam
10. The Paris Work-In (The Mare + There Is Thunder In Our Hearts)- I Will Think of What You Said

Here is what you can expect on Volume B:

1. The Sarah Palin Theme Song (Onward Chariots + Sundae) – In My Scene
2. The Quiet Hearts (The Very Most + Arts & Leisure) – Bluebird
3. Kitten Club (Northern Spies + Kids On Bikes) – SÃ¥ Säkert Nu
4. Coquelicot (Pale Spectres + Postal Blue) – Can’t Say Goodbye
5. The Carlisles (Rachel Queen + Joe Brooker) – Japanese Embassy
6. Mikroflirt (Mikrofisch + Flïrt) – Girl in a Tree
7. The Strumpets (Adam John Miller of T.O.Y.S. etc + Lisa Bouvier of The Flatmates etc) – Oranges are Orange
8. The Grave Lobby (Bears + Starlet) – The Singing Pines
9. The Orchestrals of Normandy (The Understudies + A Little Orchestra) – If I come to you (remixed by Sunny Intervals)
10. Featherfin ft. The Seven Twenty - Autumn Leaves, Summer Breeze
11. Shekon & Anna (Shekon + Anna Frankl-Duval) – She Chromatic

Here is what you can expect on Volume C:

1. Ivor MacGyver (The Just Joans + The Spook School) – Saliva
2. Photon (Watoo Watoo + MAUP) – La fuite en arrière (En-joy)
3. Guards! Guards! (Monster Bobby + Lisa Bouvier) – Go Nowhere
4. Field Glass (Enderby’s room + Jacob Mayfield from Victoria & Jacob) – Postcards
5. Franklin’s Kite (Postal Blue + Marc Elston) – Mumble
6. Edine (Fireflies +The Marshmallow Kisses) - Where The Sidewalk Ends
7. The Color Waves (Alison Eales + Garry Hoggan (both All My Friends/Butcher Boy)) – Adjustments
8. Warped Kiss (Jon Kohen + Warped Forest) – You Always Find a Way
9. Crimson & The Sunbird (ANT + Loud Off + Adam Kirk) – Where Did the Day Go?
10.After The Noise (Robert Post + Ingrid Støy)- Those Were The Days

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