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Dec 07, 2012

Demonstrating the cross-cultural nature of the holiday spirit Norwegian quartet Casiokids have debuted a special rendition of one of the more modern Christmas classics, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You." More

Nov 02, 2012

Check out the new tune from Casiokids called “Skip i Natten.”  More

Nov 21, 2011

Under the Radar had a CMJ party on October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. We'll be posting videos of some of the songs that were performed and today we have Casiokids performing "London Zoo." More

Watch: “Det Haster!” Video by Casiokids

A Man and His Stuffed Animals

Oct 27, 2011

The new video by Casiokids features ALF, Carebears, assorted stuffed animals…and is pretty dang impressive. We have the clip.  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party

Featuring, The Stepkids, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and More!

Oct 24, 2011

Check out a photo gallery from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party. With performances from Chad Valley, Caskiokids, Porcelain Raft, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and The Stepkids. To see the full gallery, click here. More

Casiokids - Under the Radar’s CMJ Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's CMJ Party is October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn

Oct 10, 2011

On October 19 Under the Radar will host a free CMJ day party sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we’re letting you know about each artist playing. Today we’re spotlighting Casiokids. More

Listen: Casiokids’ New Album (Full Stream)

Aabenbaringen over aaskammen Out October 11

Oct 05, 2011

Casiokids’ sophomore album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen may not street until October 11, but you can hear the Norwegian electro-poppers’ work now. We have the stream.  More

Under the Radar Announces CMJ Party, Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, The Stepkids, and Still Corners

October 19 at Public Assembly; Lineup Also Includes Casiokids, Porcelain Raft, and Chad Valley

Oct 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is excited to announce the details of its first CMJ event, sponsored by PRS Guitars. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19 at Public Assembly in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Featuring performances from Eleanor FriedbergerStill Corners, The Stepkids, Porcelain RaftCasiokids, and Chad Valley, the party is free and open to the public (21+), no CMJ badges or RSVP required. More

Aug 03, 2011

Norwegian 8-bit funsters Casiokids have announced their new album Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (due out October 11 via Polyvinyl). T More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Polyvinyl Releases Compilation to Benefit Japan

Includes Material from of Montreal, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Love Is All, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Polyvinyl have released a compilation to help raise money for Japan, which suffered a devastating tsunami in March of this year. More

Bands Added to SXSW 2011 Lineup

DeVotchKa, The Dears, and J Mascis Slated to Play the Fest

Nov 23, 2010

Today, SXSW released a generous batch of bands that will be joining A Place to Bury Strangers, Asobi Seksu, Nite Jewel, and Erykah Badu, to name a few, in the numerous live venues of downtown Austin. More

Casiokids Nominated for a-ha Grant

Help Our Favorite Merry Pranksters Win With Two Clicks

Jul 13, 2010

a-ha (go ahead, take a moment to sing “Take on Me), is giving back to their country mates. Since ramen noodles and equipment can be expensive, the Norwegian pop band is offering a grant ($154,662—no small chunk of change!) to an up-and-coming Norwegian act. Among the nominees? Former “Pleased to Meet You” artists, Casiokids. We have the details on how you can help them win.  More

Casiokids to Invade America Beginning August 18th

Tour Kicks off In San Francisco

Jul 07, 2010

 

Norway’s party starting, puppet-using collective Casiokids (think: Scandinavia’s answer to of Montreal with less cross-dressing) are hitting the road for a series of North American dates in support of recently released album,Topp stemning på lokal bar. We have the dates. 

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Mar 23, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the fourth day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Casiokids, The Middle East, Wave Machines, and Tanlines. More

Mar 22, 2010

In my experience, Saturday night, the last night of SXSW music, is usually the weakest night. Most bands and attendees are fully burnt out by the time the fourth night rolls around and some industry folk even leave Austin on Saturday morning or afternoon, so the Saturday night line-up simply isn't as strong. Whereas on previous nights there were as many as five bands playing at the same time that I wanted to see, on Saturday night there were rarely more than two truly appealing bands playing at once and during certain hours there was only one. The beauty of this is that you don't have to agonize over which artists to see. Despite our tiredness and severely sore feet after four days of standing and trekking around Austin, three of the four artists we did see Saturday night got us up and dancing. More

Photos from SXSW 2010 Day 1 - Spoon, Sharon Jones, The Walkmen, and more

Also A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, and more

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the first day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, Findlay Brown, Oh No Ono, The Walkmen, and Spoon. More


Interviews

Casiokids

Of Moustaches and Mayonnaise

Oct 10, 2011

It’s hard not to smile when listening to a Casiokids album. The 8-bit melodies—created via their namesake Casio keyboards, of course—bounce and crackle with a Mario Bros. meets of Montreal energy. Check out our silly conversation about time travel, secret identities, and mayonnaise with the “kids.” Be sure to catch their set at our CMJ party on October 19. More

Casiokids

Child's Play

Jan 05, 2010

Recounting Casiokids 2009 schedule, frontman Ketil Kinden Endresen sounds a bit tired, despite being on break from tour duties. "We played 170 shows in 18 countries. It came as a surprise because the year before that we played maybe 35, 40 concerts!" he explains in quiet awe, speaking from his hometown of Bergen, Norway. More


Reviews

SXSW Day One Recap: Casiokids, Foster the People, Gayngs, Duran Duran

March 16th, 2011

Mar 17, 2011

Day one of my first go-around at the bacchic excesses that is SXSW, I had a very important realization: there are a lot of people here. Bars, restaurants, clubs—basically anywhere with a door—opens to let artists perform. The streets are, to put it mildly, peopled. Intellectually, I knew this.  Physically I’ve not only survived, but also enjoyed, in a variety of packed festival situations. But to borrow a parlance from my hometown of Los Angeles: dude.  Here’s the kicker, even with the sea of humanity, it is still quite possible to see quality bands up close and personal. SXSW, you have my heart. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Three Recap - The Flaming Lips, The Ravonettes,  and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 11, 2010

The third day of a festival is always a bit tough. Sore feet, musical overload, sunburn—it’s a lot to take in. But then, there’s day three of the Off Festival—which proved to be an exception. And not just because I ended up in an orange jumpsuit by the end of the night. More

SXSW Day 4 Recap – The Middle East, Casiokids, Tanlines, Wave Machines (Saturday, March 20, 2010)

Mar 22, 2010

In my experience, Saturday night, the last night of SXSW music, is usually the weakest night. Most bands and attendees are fully burnt out by the time the fourth night rolls around and some industry folk even leave Austin on Saturday morning or afternoon, so the Saturday night line-up simply isn't as strong. Whereas on previous nights there were as many as five bands playing at the same time that I wanted to see, on Saturday night there were rarely more than two truly appealing bands playing at once and during certain hours there was only one. The beauty of this is that you don't have to agonize over which artists to see. Despite our tiredness and severely sore feet after four days of standing and trekking around Austin, three of the four artists we did see Saturday night got us up and dancing. More