Featured Album: Immer & Überall

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Immer & Überall is the debut album for YA-HA!, the German pop/electronic group that got its start in 2010 and quickly found fame after making many live performances at concerts and on TV talk shows.  One of their biggest hits to date is the catchy “F.C.C. (Fake Coco Chanel)”, and at first you may not think much of it until it’s chorus gets stuck in your head.  It’s just one of those songs.

The female singer, Janna, is actually German-American as she was born in California when her mother toured through America during the Summer of Love.  Janna writes most of the music which has a sound that seems inspired by the 80’s and the German New Wave music scene.  Flo Schuster, known for being part of the band “Blumentopf”, contributes to the bands electronic and hip-hop sound by playing the synthesizer and drum machine and occasionally busting out a rap.

Overall, YA-HA! has created an album that is filled with catchy songs that blend the nostalgic 80’s German pop with a sound that still feels fresh and relevant to today’s music scene.

Songs to Listen To:
F.C.C. (Fake Coco Chanel)
Elektrisch ist die Nacht

You can preview the album using the player above.  If you like the album, an iTunes link is provided that will take you to the album. Your support of the German bands and musicians can help keep future releases coming to the US, and you can also financially support German Pulse when you download any of the music featured by using our provided link.  It’s a small amount but it helps.

Photo Credit: Christian Stangassinger

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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