"Život je raj" is the album of the year!

Here's some local news - looks like Damir Avdić's "Život je raj" is the album of the year, according to VIP Music. Massive kudos to Damir, he totally deserves it. Also, the album was released by Moonlee Records, which we are really proud of. Kudos to us, too! Anyway, check the VIP Music website for info on the album and an interview with Damir. It's in Croatian, but if you're really interested in what Damir had to say, Google Translate is always at hand. And speaking of VIP Music, its editor, Anđelo Jurkas, has just published "Bez Rocka Trajanja", a book about, you've guessed it, the rawk scene of the Balkans. The book comes with a CD and a graphic music map, so if you feel like learning Croatian, this book might help you. Oh, the CD also contains a Damir Avdić song. Just sayin'.

Bernays Propaganda remix by Mark Heaney!

Well, what do you know: Gang of Four's drummer Mark Heaney likes Bernays Propaganda so much that he decided to remix one of their songs. The song in question is "Buldozer", and you can download it right here. If you like it, consider getting Bernays Propaganda's new album, "My Personal Holiday", which also contains the original version of the song. And, as you may know, originals are usually better than remixes. Just sayin'.

Damir Avdić Bag-O-Joy!

Hello, foreign friends! You might find the following information uninteresting, but news in English about everything we at Moonlee Records do are still mandatory. Anyway, we're starting a new tradition of offering you bundles of great stuff dirt cheap, so this is what we're selling this month: The Damir Avdić Bag-O-Joy! OK, it's not really a bag. In fact, it's a couple of CDs and a book by this guy Damir Avdić, who is pretty big over here in the Balkans. Since the music is just him and his guitar, you might want to call him a singer-songwritter, but believe me, he's pissed off far more than any other singer-songwriter you've heard. Anyway, if you're into exotic stuff, consider acquiring the Damir Avdić Bag-O-Joy, which contains the following items: "Život je raj" CD "Mrtvi su mrtvi" CD "Enter Dzehenem" book The price, including postage, is 25 EUR worldwide. Buy it via PayPal! www.myspace.com/damiravdicc

Hitch split up

After 15 years of rocking out, looks like Hitch have decided to call it quits. Here's what they had to say: Friends, It tooks us a while to figure some things out - sorry about that - but I think we're there... We decided to call it quits but we wanna thank you, our friends and families, our labels, etc .... and everyone who helped us out and appreciated our music during all these years , by playing one FINAL and LAST show. I guess that's the least we can do ... It has been an amazing ride. This band has been a part of who we are. It's not just something we abandon. we will treasure this band for the rest of our lives. This band took us to places we thought we'd never go, through this band we have made friends for life all over the globe. Unfortunately all good things come to an end. But we don't necessarely think of this as a negative thing. We are gratefull for this experience and we felt we took everything out of it we could...Undoubtably there will be other stuff going on sooner or later ...so, keep your eyes and ears open for new musical projects of all members of HITCH. We can stop this band, but hell...we can not stop playing music. thank you. The aforementioned final show will take place in Kortrijk, Belgium on 18th December, so you lucky Western Europeans can go see them playin' live for the very last time. Oh, and since band breakups are often good for cashing in on record sales, we ought to remind you that we still have some copies of their album, "We Are Electric!", for sale. The album was released by Moonlee Records - that's us! If you want to, check out the appropriate section of our website and acquire your copy today. Or any day you like. Peace. HITCH RIP 1995-2010 www.myspace.com/hitchrocks
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Bernays Propaganda on tour!

To whom it may concern: Macedonian road warriors Bernays Propaganda will spend the next few weeks touring Europe. This is basically a promotional tour for their recent album, "My Personal Holiday", which was released on Moonlee Records back in May. Everything regarding Bernays Propaganda is well-known, and constantly writing about how much they rule (and they do!) is getting really tiring, so just go check them out if they pass through your town, OK? It'll be great, we promise! 16.09.2010 @ TEATAR, OSIJEK (HR) 17.09.2010 @ MKNŽ, ILIRSKA BISTRICA (SI) 18.09.2010 @ ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS FESTIVAL, PRAGUE (CZ) 24.09.2010 @ ZORO FESTIVAL, LEIPZIG (DE) 26.09.2010 @ GLOCKENBACHWERKSTAT, MUNICH (DE) 28.09.2010 @ JUZ, MANNHEIM (DE) 29.09.2010 @ AUTHONOMES CENTRUM, KOLN (DE) 30.09.2010 @ AZ, MULHEUM (DE) 01.10.2010 @ HAFENKLANG, HAMBURG (DE) 02.10.2010 @ KOMA F, BERLIN (DE) 03.10.2010 @ AJZ, BIELEFELD (DE) 05.10.2010 @ RADIO ŠTUDENT, LJUBLJANA (SI) 06.10.2010 @ GUSTAF(PEKARNA), MARIBOR (SI) 07.10.2010 @ KINO ŠIŠKA, LJUBLJANA (SI) 08.10.2010 @ KSET, ZAGREB (HR) 09.10.2010 @ KC GRAD, BEOGRAD (RS) 10.10.2010 @ FEEDBACK, NIŠ (RS) www.myspace.com/bernayspropaganda

New Moonlee website!

Believe it or not, Moonlee Records has a new website. We're not gonna go into detail because you can see for yourself, so let's just say that the website was designed by Antonio Karacha and fine-tuned by Dalibor Gvozdano and Rok Pregelj. The site also features an RSS feed, so don't forget to subscribe, kids. Oh, and the infamous new E-Store is in the final stages of completion - stay tuned.

NoFX supported by Debeli Precjednik!

Just to remind you kids that Debeli Precjednik will be supporting NoFX at their first Croatian show ever. Yeah, we've already mentioned this somewhere, but hey, it's not like Moonlee bands support NoFX every day so we've gotta brag about it a bit. The other support band will be Pasi, local and national heroes. All in all, a pretty good punk show. Oh, the location and date? Preluk (near Rijeka, Croatia) on 18th August 2010. See you there. DB/FP @ MySpace | DB/FP @ BandCamp

Fat Prezident's summer plans!

Hey everybody! Here are some news about Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident and their plans for the summer! First of all, the boys will be playing Slovenia's ŠklabFest, headlined by some of punk greats such as Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of MedicineDown By Law and... well, just check out the gig poster: And now for the fulfilling of many a young punk's lifelong dream: Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident will be one of the support bands at NOFX's first Croatian show ever! That's right, the guys that basically invented melodic punk have finally decided to get their asses to Croatia and play some tunes for the people. This historic event will take place in Opatija on 18th August, be certain not to miss it! That's it for now, stay tuned and see you at the shows. DB/FP @ MySpace | DB/FP @ BandCamp

Bernays Propaganda is out!

It's May 17 and Bernays Propaganda's new album is now officially out! Hooray! Everything's already been said about this Macedonian new wave-dancey-post punk combo, so I'm not going to tell you about how great they are and all that... Their music speaks for themselves. Or itself. Whatever. Anyway, you can get the album through the usual channels, which includes: buying at Bandcamp or by shopping at shows blessed by the presence of the almost-legendary Moonlee distribution Krew. So, buy buy buy from the circle A! Seriously, we'd really appreciate your money because we are B-R-O-K-E, man. Oh yeah, a Bernays Propaganda tour will follow the album release, so check the dates through the usual channels, such as Myspace. buy LP via PayPal 15 EUR postpaid buy CD via PayPal 12 EUR postpaid

Moonlee on Bandcamp!

We've made many announcements about the soon-to-be-opened Moonlee e-store, but there's still no sign of it. Well, this is because setting up a a proper e-store is a task of epic proportions, and we really want to do it right! I mean, there's tons of vinyl, CDs, shirts, pins and various other crap that we have to add to our e-store. It takes time, you know. In the meantime, we've decided to create a Moonlee profile page on Bandcamp because it's: a) less work b) cool! And everybody's doing it. Anyway, the Bandcamp page contains all of the Moonlee releases which can be streamed or downloaded, covers, lyrics, technical details and so on. Some of our bands' releases can even be downloaded for free - but there's also the option of paying as much as you're willing to, so you can support the Scene and retain peace of mind by knowing that you did the right thing. That's it for now, enjoy Bandcamp and we'll go back to working on a real e-store. Spread the word! Or something. moonleerecords.bandcamp.com

Damir Avdić’s new album out tomorrow!

Heard of Damir Avdić? Yeah, we thought so. Anyway, from this day on, you can listen to his new album, Život je raj in its entirety on Bandcamp... which is also the place where you can download the second single off the album, Umreži se. The album will be physically released on May 5th, and you can order it through... that's right, Bandcamp! If you're too oldschool for that, you can still order it by sending a good old-fashioned e-mail to mirkich@moonleerecords.com. There will also be an album release gig at Galerija SKUC in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 4th, which is today! The show begins at 8.30 PM, so don't be late, kids. Since Damir Avdić is becoming more and more popular around these here parts, it would be wise if you'd reserve your ticket, which is something that you can do by sending an e-mail to mirkich@moonleerecords.com. The ticket price is 12 EUR, which may seem a lot, but you'll also get a copy of Život je raj along with your ticket. We know you want it. Well, that's it, see you at the show. 12EUR postpaid

Bernays Propaganda new album, preorder, tour!

Looking forward to My Personal Holiday, the new Bernays Propaganda album? Well, from this day on you can listen to it in its entirety on our Bandcamp profile page. Bandcamp is also the place where you can download the second single from the album, entitled Ovoj den da pomine, even though that option is well-hidden behind the pop up window that asks for your money, but just enter 0 and download away. And now, the real thing - the album will officially be out on May 17th, on both CD and vinyl. In case you feel the urge to be the first in town to own it, send an email to mirkich@moonleerecords.com and tell him that you'd like to see your name on the people-who-are-preordering list. As usual, a lot of touring will ensue after the album's release, which means you'll be able to catch these folks at shows across Europe in May and June. Check their MySpace page for dates and stuff. And seriously, go see them if you get a chance, they sure won't disappoint. 15 EUR postpaid 12 EUR postpaid moonleerecords.bandcamp.com

First single from Bernays Propaganda’s upcoming album!

New album from Macedonian political new wavey post-punx Bernays Propaganda, entitled 'My Personal Holiday', will be released by Moonlee on May 17th. Expect the possibility of preordering soon, and in the meantime, you can download Buldožer, a song from the new album, and dance away. You can also jump to their Bandcamp and do the same there. As usual, they'll be doing a lot of touring after the album's release, so expect them rockin' out in Western Europe during May and June. And at some festivals in the Summer. Be there, and check the dates on their MySpace page.

Radio 101 loves Moonlee and vice versa!

In case you like Bernays Propaganda and/or Damir Avdić, you might wanna listen to Radio 101 this weekend. "Why?", you may ask. Well, one of the songs from the new Bernays Propaganda album will be this Friday's Powerplay song on Radio 101, which means that it'll be played many times through the day. Afterwards, the song will be a new entry at the Top 40 Countdown show, which is aired on Saturdays at 2 P.M. Also on Radio 101, of course. However, we still don't know which song they will choose, so don't ask. And in Damir Avdić's case, Bratstvo i jedinstvo, a song from his upcoming album Zivot je raj, will get its radio debut this Saturday on Radio 101's show named Cener. Due to the song's really offensive and not-heard-often lyrical content, we doubt that it will get much airplay, so this will be your chance to be one of the first (and maybe last) people to hear it on the radio and witness history. Anyway, set your radio dial to 101 MHz this weekend or listen to the shows on the internetz.

Damir Avdić’s new single and album!

Ummm... hi. Just to let you all know, Damir Avdić's new record, entitled Život je raj, will be released on Moonlee at the beggining of May, and you can also expect the option of pre-ordering very soon! In the meantime, you can listen to a song from the album over at Bandcamp or download it from the Moonlee download section. This might also be the only way to hear it - due to its offensive content, I doubt that it'll be played on the radio very often. Punk! damiravdic.bandcamp.com | myspace.com/damiravdicc

Ten years of Senata Fox!

Senata Fox, the beardiest (is that even a word?) hardcore punk band in the Balkans, are celebrating their 10th anniversary of thrashin', so they decided to put on a gig featuring every band they've done a split record with. And themselves, of course. Anyway, the gig will be on 17th April at the Mocvara club in Zagreb. Be there. Oh, the lineup? Here it is: SENATA FOX (hardcore punk, dude!) UNISON (hardcore punk) AK47 (anarcho hc/punk) NO ABUSE (grind/hardcore) BRIVIDO (hardcore punk) Just like the good old days.

Analena giveaway!

The troubles of Analena fans have finally come to an end! No need to search for various blogs and rapi-media-mega links anymore - the band has decided to make their entire discography available for you kids to download. And not only that you can download the stuff, you can even choose the format, be it FLAC or mp3. Besides, sitting there next to the releases are a detailed info, covers, lyrics and even streaming. All in one, just like at a supermarket!

"Do I have to pay for this?", you may ask. Well, the answer is "Nah". I mean, it's up to you. You can either download it for free, or you can pay us some money for the download. You know what they say, to download is to explore, to buy is to support. But yeah, we'd appreciate your money, we've got a whole Scene to support! And some families also. Anyway, head on over to Bandcamp to pick up the goods. And while you're out there, feel free to buy the new and still scorching hot Analena album that they call Inconstantinopolis. But wait, that's not all! On the first day of Spring (i.e. 21st March), Analena will be playing a show at the Močvara club in Zagreb, along with Auxes, a band featuring the legendary Dave Laney of Milemarker fame, and Storms, a new post-rock outfit formed by members of the late Don't Mess With Texas. It's the Storms' first show ever and the last Analena show until Summer, so don't miss it. You've been warned. analena.bandcamp.com | analena.org | myspace.com/analena buy  LP via PayPal 15 EUR postpaid buy  CD via PayPal 12 EUR postpaid

New In-Sane tour!

Even though they've just returned from a successful more-than-a-month-long European tour, In-Sane are already working on a new one. This tour will be a bit shorter, taking them to Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia, and they'll be touring together with Atlas Losing Grip, comprised of ex-Satanic Surfers members. Nice, huh? As you can see, In-Sane are obviously insane (pun intended) with all this touring, but isn't that what punk rock is all about? Oh yeah, they'll be promoting their new album, Trust These Hands... Are Worthless., and you can buy it from them or from the good people of Moonlee. The tour dates are below. You know the drill. 23.03.2010 @ CENTRO GIOVANI, LODI (I) 24.03.2010 @ O’BUNDIES, MARSEILLE (F) 25.03.2010 @ WARM AUDIO, LYON (F) 26.03.2010 @ LES ARCADES, BESANCON (F) 27.03.2010 @ TIKI’S, GENEVA (CH) 28.03.2010 @ URBANKELLER, SALZBURG (A) 29.03.2010 @ SUB, GRAZ (A) 30.03.2010 @ ENTRO P’S, PAYERBACH (I) 31.03.2010 @ CHANNEL ZERO, LJUBLJANA (SLO) 01.04.2010 @ UNITED CLUB, TORINO (I) 02.04.2010 @ CA DE MANDORLI, BOLOGNA (I) 03.04.2010 @ LATE, BRESCIA (I) www.in-sane.si | www.myspace.com/insaneslo

Damir Avdić in studio!

The Bosnian psycho known as Damir Avdić sure doesn't waste time. After completing his novel Enter DŽehenem and putting on a monodrama, entitled Most na krvi (The Bridge Over Blood), he decided it's time to return to the studio and record a new album.

That's exactly what he did, so expect Život je raj (Life Is Paradise) sometime during Spring. Out on Moonlee Records, of course. Stay tuned for more info and some MP3s..

damiravdic.bandcamp.com | myspace.com/damiravdicc

New Fat Prezident… umm, “video”

The undisputed winners of every drinking contest are still very much alive and kicking! And yes, we're talking about Debeli Precjednik, or Fat Prezident, as they are known internationally. Anyway, someone's recently pieced together a video for their song Waste Of My Time, which is basically a bunch of video clips filmed at the Pannonian Challenge contest back in 2009. View it in high definition of Vimeo. Since the song in question was on their album Through The Eyes Of The Innocent, released by Moonlee Records, we thought it'd be cool to remind you that we still have copies of said album in stock, so buy buy buy from the circle A! And in case you'd like to see them live, hop a plane/train and come to Zagreb, Croatia on 27th March, where they will play their first show at the Mochvara club in six years!