Noise Problems is a net-label dedicated to electric and amplified music of all sorts. It is also a collection of live shows. After the very first #6 Noise Problems Selections out now are volumes 7 - 13. Slightly different but still another perfect showcase of the ecletic Noise Problems suff. We are psyched to have an international palette of bands like CAVE, Thee Irma & Louise, Mexican Holiday, The Pussywarmers, LA MINOR, CAMERA, MV&EE in this sampler.

As a quick introduction CAVE is an American mostly instrumental psychedelic band based in Chicago, Illinois formed in 2006 as an informal collaborative project by friends Cooper Crain, Dan Browning, and Rex McMurry, with Chicago native Rotten Milk. CAVE live at the OCCII in Amsterdam is one of Noise Problems long time favorite and opens Noise Problems Selections vol. 7-13 Sampler.

Thee Irma & Louise live at the Winston in Amsterdam. Thee Irma & Louise formed in Switzerland in 2002, then choosing to settle in Berne, city of love and Swiss garage punk capital. They have been regular guests in Europe's most dimly lit basements rooms, releasing a bunch of D.I.Y. records along the way. We love Thee Irma & Louise.

Mexican Holiday was a band born as an accident in the winter of 2005 with 3 friends Erik, Melvin and Manu making noise. In 2007 and 2008 Robert ex-Pony Pack was their drummer, they played more, recorded more. At the end of 2008 they disbanded and at the same time brought out a full-length album CD, '-post mortem-'. Friends Thee Irma & Louise convinced them to do some gigs again and here they are live at the Winston too.

We first caught up with Les Louise Mitchels way back in 2006 at a live show in Amsterdam. We didnt managed to record it then sadly because we were so blown away. When they came back to the Netherlands to play the Multiplex in Leiden we rushed there. Les Louise Mitchels are featured here live at the Dans l´cul Danku! DIY Festival

To close of with "One for the Road" MV & EE are Vermont-based group of musicians focused on Matt "MV" Valentine and Erika "EE" Elder. They have recorded under many different names, including MV & EE Medicine Show and The Bummer Road. Their style is self-described as "lunar ragas", with many of the lyrics dealing with celestial imagery. They combine Indian raga style composition with Appalachian folk and post-psychedelic experimentalism. And they are amazing people!

Other greats are in there too but we don´t want to spoil the surprise so check it out now and let us know what you think. Stay tuned for the CD release with art work hand drawn and painted by Pedro Santos tattoo artist.

The Puddle Parade opened the second night at the LE CLUB SUBURBIA now legendary 17 and 22 June events. Seven bands and live acts Noise Problems got most of it. We have now finished compiling and uploaded the last of the recordings from said events. Check out The Puddle Parade opener at the Free Music Archive. Check out The Puddle Parade´s album release "Origami" too

the puddle parade: [ðə ˈpʌdəl pəˈɹeɪd] 1. imaginary children’s game. while walking on the street after a summer rain, you have to make sure to step on either only puddles or no puddles at all. 2. one-girl band. loop lo-fi. a guitar gets looped and supplemented with singing, melodica and toy instruments. the result: frail lullabies with vague melodies and distorted, fading voices. in other words, a minimalistic crackling toy orchestra in slow motion. member: LN. tools: guitar, voice, loop station, melodica alto, melodica soprano, music boxes, children’s accordion, tooth brush, analog 4-track recorder, distortion pedals, xylophone, zither, dictaphone, and many more stuff

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"Staggering new live album from this legendary underground post-Velvets country –honk outfit and big VT faves"

"Live they are an absolute dream, as anyone who witnessed their legendary – and completely incongruous – set at Glasgow’s Instal fest back in the day. Vocalist Peggy Snow can re-think traditional folk phrasing with alla the heartbreak of your favourite Christmas carol, power-beaming visions of angel choirs into the simplest two chord folk lament as on the staggering “Lay The Cloud Thin”, with its stratas of female vocal bliss. Their mutant take on Doctor Ross’s original Sun recording, “Boogie Disease”, pretty much re-locates it to Saturn, with glorious New Angloid Sound-style kazoo hysteria and a Half Japanese-plays-Diddley-beat feel. It’s jaw dropping. And when the sound of “Roman Aqueducts” comes marching in it feels like the Albert Ayler jug band playing hallelujah in the face of the final judgement. Peerless American goodtime music straight out of the mystery zone and a major contender for one of the last-minute records of the year. Love this group so much – highest possible recommendation!" @volcanictongue

The Cherry Blossoms Live in Amsterdam is one of the very first Noise Problems recordings. Actually its one recording that helped kickstart the whole thing back in February 2008. The Cherry Blossoms come from Nashville, Tennesse. Legendary among the folk art, avantgarde scene they are unique in their own right. Incursions and experiements with traditional country music and the freedom each band member has gives life to this free form psych folk ensemble.

A while back we where contacted by Peggy Snow wondering about the master tapes for the Amsterdam show. They where in contact with Chicago based label Hairy Spider Legs and wanted to release a vinyl format album. We were thrilled by the idea went into the Noise Problems vaults retrieved the masters and 11 months later The Cherry Blossoms - Live in Amsterdam was out.

In CD and LP formats the 7 track live album is available through the Hairy Spider Legs website or you can order from us a vinyl copy if youre in Europe. One of Volcanic Tongue's record of the year 2013

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