"The new boy-hero of pop has emerged..."
...declared Noisey.com upon first hearing Alexander Geist, and indeed he has. Hailing from Berlin, the very heart of the international demimonde, Alexander Geist has come amongst us with music at once cinematically nostalgic and exuberantly contemporary.
Part Evelyn Waugh novel, part silver screen star, Alexander Geist is the velvet voice of a morose-disco soul. Embracing the dry wit of Morrissey, the soundscape of Moroder, and the sensibilities of Manet, he was born for the spotlight. Magnetic, lush, wry, with his melodramatic lyrics and insistent melodies, he has created the genre he calls, morose disco-soul. Of his sound Electronic Beats purred, "A little bit Bowie, a little bit Dietrich, and all class...rich, succulent disco-pop in the old tradition, melancholic yet sensual: this bad boy got soul."
After opening the “David Bowie Is…” exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Alexander Geist now returns with his third single, “Malediction”. Following “Bad Language” (2012) and “A Woman’s Right to Choose” (2014), this new track will be celebrated internationally with a series of live appearances.
An artist with an immense onstage persona, Alexander Geist and his band have toured Europe, from Zagreb to Paris, Vienna to Lisbon, London to Prague and back again, captivating audiences across the continent, with matinee idol charm. Indeed, BUTT has marvelled at his "short but startling career (which) has made him a cult hit in much of Europe’s underground." But success should come as no surprise for this future legend.
Witness Alexander Geist now, online in the Sight & Sound section, or live in den of iniquity near you. But do be smart ,and take the advice of Siegessaule magazine, "See him perform now, before he plays o2 world.”
The follow-up single from Alexander Geist, released 25 Nov 2013 on New Pangea records as an exclusive A3 art poster (incl. download code).
Drawn by Sophie Iremonger, the illustration depicts Chelsea Manning cradling Alexander's body in a pose reminiscent of the pieta. Ltd edition of 500.
Bad Language is the debut single from Alexander Geist. Issued by Haute Areal records the single comes as a purple 7" backed with the b-side "What I Mean To You".
Adored by lovers of Alexander Geist across the world from Rome to LA! Join the family with the classic t-shirt.Sold out!
The third single from Alexander Geist, is issued as a handwritten love letter and photograph, mailed out to lovers across the globe. The letter also includes a digital download code.
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