We’re honored to be a part of the Altin Village & Mine releases once again, in the form of premiering something from their roster. Once again, we’re into the rather popular formula of mixing rhythm’n’blues with more appropriate genres. As set in motion here on Invisible Guy, mainly by the act Jogging House. We do not really have any fondness of rhythm’n’blues to begin with, but we’re rather acceptable of crossover attempts which involve this genre. Therefore, we when we were asked by Marcel of Altin Village & Mine to do an premiere of a duo that call themselves Young Hare, we couldn’t resist. There is a lot of things going on in their music which could be called retro, but also a sudden impact with funkiness, not overshadowing the rest of it. Since there seem to be a resurgence of indie pop that deal with other genres, rather than downright indie pop as such, the atmospheric content of what’s at hand certainly becomes something more than just that. Germany seem to be keen on using these different styles that shape themselves from ethnic music vibes, to rhythm’n’blues, to even calypso, to disco and electronica combined into a miss-mash of differences that suddenly match. The key sound to this sound itself is ironically indie pop itself, and the indie-sound, as an overlaying shell.
Young Hare is a duo from Frankfurt am Main, compromised by Marc Krause and Martin Pfanzer. Whom have earlier had their music released on Unbreakmyheart, which seem to be their own label or a friend of theirs. The material that was released there was their self-titled four-tracked, single-sided; “Young Hare“. This was back in 2011, and since then they’ve also done a split together with the Berlinian post-punk band Bodybuilding, in 2012. In 2014 they had their breakthrough on Altin Village & Mine, whom first released their EP titled “Isla Nubia EP“. Much of the music they’ve released appeal to me on a whole other level. Even though it might not be my cup of tea – there’s a certain emotion and complexity that overshadow just that. It would seem like the release I’m about to present to you might actually get them even further. So here we go, here we’ll be right now, for a moment.
I’m presenting to you a rather unorthodox release, which wouldn’t really fit in here very well with what I’ve been doing lately. You can’t really put it into those categories that I’ve been working with. So it feels like we’re rewinding to 2013, when I first stumbled upon Jogging House. That’s precisely what I feel when I listen to this, albeit the difference would be that there’s actually real vocals on this one, and not only samplings that act as a way to enhance the atmosphere. Invisible Guy gives you the exclusive premiere and streaming of “Unbreak My Heart“, which is the forthcoming album by Young Hare. I would sincerely recommend you to listen to this if you’re into indie pop, indie as such, or simply into the rhythm’n’blues crossovers that’ve been popping up these years. The album itself will be released on the 15th of March, on a co-release between Altin Village & Mine and Unbreakmyheart. Stream this release from Invisible Guy, Sweden. Scroll down and heartily enjoy. It can be bought as a LP, CD or digitally from Altin Village & Mine, and a wide-range of distributors that carry the physical releases.