The TV Buddhas, currently based in Germany, but originally from Tel Aviv, have been playing their own blend of alienation drenched garage-punk for the past five years, first as a duo and later as a trio. Their music is reminiscent of The Wipers and Dead Moon, with a heavier, Stoner guitar sound, and minimalistic drumming played on a stripped down kit. The band consists of husband and wife Juval Haring and Mickey Triest, and sibling Uri Triest.

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Since leaving Israel in 2007 they have released numerous tour CDRs and cassettes, 2 LPs, an EP and a 7 inch record on both the Austrian label Trost, and the German label Staatsakt, all in the midst of intensive touring, sometimes playing over 200 shows a year.

Their latest offering “Band In The Modern World” features five new songs, oozing with Wipers/Husker Du influenced overdrive.  The EP was recorded in just less than an hour on their last winter tour in Europe, in a small studio in the city of Graz, and was later mixed by Steve Fisk, who produced the Beat Happening and worked with the likes of Nirvana.

The EP will be released by TROST Records, of Vienna




Robotra is a three-piece lo-fi indie rock band from Austria. They create delightful melodies, just to bury them under tons of distortion and fuzz, guitar and bass effects.


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