news round-up: July & August 2013


->”The Marshmallow Notebooks” album (free download here) is officially loved by more than a couple of people, which is nice
->the album was met with generally positive reviews from critics as well – Dubravko Jagatić (T-Portal), Predrag Prlek (Terapija) and Jelena Svilar (Ravno Do Dna) gave the album 9 out of 10, Siniša Miklaužić ( gave it 4 out of 5 and Anđelo Jurkas ( gave it 7 out of 10; Jagatić called it “the best singer-songwriter album of the year”, Brlek called it “a great summer record”, Svilar said that, “with a bit of luck and PR, it could easily become the Croatian album of the year”, Miklaužić wrote about “beautiful lyrics” and “a very relaxing indie pop/folk music” and Vedran Harča (RTL) called it “one of the best lo-fi/Americana/chamber pop albums of the year”; if you’re familiar with the language (reviews are in Croatian), you can read all the reviews here
->Matija played an ad-hoc free solo show, obviously his favorite gig so far, in one of Zagreb’s parks on August 3; the setlist is here and you can listen to as many as four songs from the show over at Soundcloud
->the first single off the album, “Advice”, received plenty of airplay, mostly thanks to great shows like Supersonična Emisija (Radio Student, Zagreb), Drugi Ponedjeljak (HR2, Zagreb), Kozmic Blues (Radio Kikinda), Pop Depression (Studio B, Beograd), Mountain Air (WSCS, New Hampshire)…
->Matija was interviewed by Anđelo Jurkas for the Ravno Do Dna web magazine; check it out here; it’s in Croatian of course
->you can hear the instrumental version of “You Can Tell Me Lies” in Josip Visković’s short movie “Someone Might Drop a Cigarette Butt”; you can watch the entire movie here
->the “official” video for the second single off the album, “Summer”, will be out on Tuesday, September 17; all clips featured in the video have been recorded and donated by The Marshmallow Notebooks fans, friends and family; thank you
->”The Spectacular Lo-Fi Years (2001-2008): Level Two” compilation was released on August 10; feel free to download it here
->there will be plenty of The Marshmallow Notebooks full-band shows in November, December and 2014, but for starters, Matija will play a couple of shows without the band – in Zagreb on September 26 and in Zabok on October 12; more details are here
->if you don’t want to miss out on the extra-limited vinyl edition (200 copies only) of the new album, out in November, please get in touch to reserve your copy