From the province to the moped and then into the big city – POGENDROBLEM make their way from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany into the interior of the metropolitan region. Free and likewise lost between pubs and competence marathons in public transport and private political circumstances; the bad life is to be savoured in to the max.
With the great variety of records and bands from This Charming Man Records, it’s always exciting to see another offering from its roster. Today, we’re pleased to unveil the newest song from German punk band POGENDROBLEM, bringing in a pinch of 80’s D-Punk, a little Hamburger Schule with noise-garage and some added pop cuteness. Their newest offering “Ich – Wir” (the compilation of the concept EP “Ich – Wir” and a retrospective of the debut EP “raus”) deals with the relationship between individuality and collectivity in the current late capitalism. The big and small questions of the social, of the ways of relating to each other are not only explored by the titles “Ich”, “Wir”, “Wg-gesucht” and “Foucault im Großraumbüro”, but also by the tour documentary “pogendroblem in search of utopia” (watch below), which uses numerous interviews, the knowledge, ideas and utopias of other musicians* in the scene. Be part of it: Akne Kid Joe, Deutsche Laichen, Mülheim Asozial, HC Baxxter, Finisterre and many others.
“The song “Ich” is intended to reflect the conflicts between the individual and the meritocracy, as well as the rejection of right-wing, conservative and capitalist norms and values as a factor in personal development.”
“Auf der Suche nach der Utopie” (engl. “In search of utopia”) is a documentary movie (with English subs) that follows the band into the German-speaking DIY punk scene, asking bands (Akne Kid Joe, Deutsche Laichen, HC Baxxter, Mülheim Aoszial and Finisterre and more), bookers, organizers, zined and label people etc. about their utopian ideas.