Discotheque of Darkness – to be released August 1st.

(For english – press f9, then scroll down. Otherwise, scroll away)

Vær hilset! Det har vært en liten taushetsperiode fra Ping nå. Tiden har vi benyttet til å finslipe «Discotheque of Darkness» som skal utgis på Luftwaffel Records 1. august.

Albumet blir tilgjengelig på gatefold vinyl og CD, samt gjennom alle store nettbutikker.

Vi vil fortsatt legge ut gamle og nye perler på thepingpage.com, om enn ikke i en månedlig syklus. Men, stikk jevnlig innom for enkle rariteter, og storslåtte epos.

Hva kan vi så si om skiva?

Som vanlig er det essensen av en rekke svisker, oppkledd i ny plommedrakt. Avantgardistisk gladpomp på popmanér. Sfærisk vellyd tilpasset menneskeøret óg dyreøret. Kort og godt – gjødsel for din åndelige vekst!

Relevante inspirasjonskilder er Steely Dan, Syd Barret, Motörhead og Vidar Sandbeck. Og som vanlig – de fire store B’ene: The Beatles, Beach Boys, Beefheart og Bobbysocks.

I anledning utgivelsen blir det en gratis slippekonsert på Café Mono i Oslo, lørdag 1. august. Mer informasjon om dette kommer senere, men datoen kan du sette av allerede. Grunnet familieøkning vil det nemlig bli et svært begrenset antall muligheter til å oppleve Ping live i år!

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If you pressed f9: Congrats – you have just reserved one copy of Ping’s fourth release “Discotheque of Darkness”, which is to be released on Luftwaffel Records. You can pick it up at the release show Saturday August 1st at Café Mono in Oslo or at your nearest cybershop. The album will be available on gatefold vinyl and CD, as well as through all major digital distributors.

The music may be described as manure for your spiritual growth.

Ping on iTunes!

It’s only been three years and a couple of weeks since the release of The Castle Massacre. To exploit all the hype and media surrounding this recent release we decided to make the album available through iTunes!

We are confident that the enormous amount of income this will generate, will help us during the finalization of our coming album “Discotheque of Darkness” which is scheduled this summer on Luftwaffel Records. (These are not mere speculations, but official rumours damn it!)

Mr. Kazoo

Enjoy a slideshow of Ping photos, accompanied by Mr. Kazoo – a should-have-been-hit from the 90’s!

Ping performing Like a Virgin

Here’s our take on Madonna’s virginity, dressed up as Tom Waits, with just a hint of Prokofiev in between. Performed live at Midnattsrocken in Lakselv, Norway, July 2007. Kudos to Mr Bendik Foss on the violin and Mr Thomas Haugbro on the guitar.

Free downloads…every month!

As the alert reader may have noticed, thepingpage has undergone dramatic changes recently. In addition to a soothing visual experience we present you the “Ping for your pod-sidebar”, where you can download all the latest audible ping-folly, wherever, whenever and with whoever. An added bonus for you treasured listener, is that it’s free – gratis – on the house – bang for no buck!

But why stop now? Click back every month for new unheard Ping material!

That’s right – we intend to fullfil your downloading desires by presenting all our recent work, straight from the studio – on a monthly basis.

We hope to see you again soon, and do feel free to drop us a line, whether you like it or not :]

Musikk til barne-tv mon tro?

      Bow to the Beagle
fra The Castle Massacre har alltid slått godt an blant små mennesker.

      God Mad
(fortrinnsvis siste del)

og

      Mr. Kazoo
er uutgitt grums med lystige undertoner :]
      Mr. Kazoo

ThePingPage relaunches!

Yup, we’ve redone our website. And now, we’re really going to start blogging – so check in daily.

On second thought, check in weekly. Blogging is hard work.

P.S. We’re still working on the page – expect frequent design updates!