First installment covers the Israeli indie scene.
By Blurt Staff
Burger Records has launched its new Burger World series, and the first edition focuses on the NOW SOUND of Tel Aviv, Israel delving deep into the psychedelic/shoegaze scene that is blossoming there courtesy of the Noar Avud label run by Juval Haring of Vaddat Charigim. You can stream it online now at the Noar Avud Soundcloud page. It’s released on limited edition cassette and available digitally.
Haring’s background as a promoter, publicist, festival organizer, and touring musician led him to the idea of starting a local label, focused on underground sounds, and the Hebrew language, with the intent on bringing endemic music from Israel’s busy indie scene, to a wider, international audience.
Prior to Noar Avud, Haring was part of many local indie labels such as Fast Music (which sprung the international touring band Monotonix), and Pit/Kit – a local lo-fi Tel Aviv based label. Noar Avud’s ties to Burger Records, through Haring’s band Vaadat Charigim resulted in the new label’s first cassette – “Noar Avud 1”, a compilation of some of the label’s bands, all in Hebrew, from lo-fi to electronic to math-rock and emo.
The next few compilations in the Burger World series will focus on the unheard and unknown scenes happening in Mexico, France, Brazil and beyond.