Scores & Songs

music by fred newman (claus friedrich)

Monat: Januar, 2018

Your Careless Spark recording 2nd album

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In January 2018, we’ve started recording our eponymous LP. We built our own studio into our own rehearsal space – our fifth since 2009, the first we have completely for ourselves without other bands in or next to our space – to produce and record this album in the DIY vein we love to do. We’re currently planning to record about 15 songs and then narrow it down to 10 or 12. The recording will be finished in March and we have eyed June 2018 for a release show in a special location. Stay tuned for all of this. There’s a lot of social media posts, so follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest news and pics.

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2017 News Roundup

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Hey there. Ahm… So 2017 was a pretty eventful and busy year and amongst all the other social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc., I kind of tossed this site to the side, not necessarily consciously, but it happened. So now I’ll play catch-up with all the stuff that was going down in 2017.

Album of songs for children (December 2016 and forward)
First, at the end of 2016, an album of children’s songs that I had written for a special project was released to a limited audience, this album might get a full commercial release, too, we’ll have to wait and see. It’s called „Bruni Hildiz: Glücks-Sternchen-Stark“ and was made as a special gift for kids from low-income families in Nuremberg. It was a great project and I came up with some fun and different songs for kids, including some crazy hiphop antics as well. As soon as I can post some snippets, I will.

Change in lineup of Your Careless Spark (August 2017)
Bass player and photographer extraordinaire Uwe Mühlhäußer left the band in May for personal reasons. We wish him all the best and remain close friends. After some back and forth, in August we welcomed The Robocop Kraus‘ bassist (and drummer of other projects) Tobias Helmlinger in our midst. You can see him on the left up there in the photo.

New distributing/label and publishing contract for Your Careless Spark (October 2017)
New York City music manager Tom Sarig (Lou Reed, Violent Femmes) added our band to his label Antifragile and his publishing company ECGNYC after having discovered us on Spotify. It really does happen, I know, it’s weird. As part of this deal, we released our cover version of Marvin Gaye’s classic „What’s Going On“ in November, with Antifragile and Tom Sarig promoting it to the TV and movie and advertising industries as well. There’s more to come on that front later this year, and also very soon.

Wrongkong split up after more than 10 years (December 2017)
After a number of disappointing experiences in the music business and on tour, Wrongkong decided to end their 10 plus year running carreer at the end of 2017 amicably. We played two sold out shows at Nuremberg’s Club Stereo and went out with a bang.
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That’s it for now. All the 2018 news will return in seperate, hopefully timely posts. Enjoy 2018, everyone. I am sure I will to the best of my abilities.