Tocotronic is a German rock band founded in They are influential for bands such as Wir sind Helden. Tocotronic got signed to L' Age D' Or, a German independent record label situated in Hamburg, in after quickly gaining popularity in the local scene. Their early style consists of ironic sloganeering "I want to be part of a youth movement" and almost diary-like songwriting, paired with a lo-fi rock sound with elements of punk rock and grunge.
In , they released their debut album "Digital ist besser" Digital is better , followed by their second album "Nach der verlorenen Zeit" After the Lost Time only a few months later. Their third album, released in , was the first to hit the German charts. The music got more complex over time, their lyrics less direct, resulting in a sound that was compared to that of Pavement on Tocotronic's album "K.
The self-titled "White Album", released in , features dreamlike songs; metaphoric, heavily produced, highly polished, it completes a slow but steady course away from their early works "eins zu eins ist jetzt vorbei" - "one-to-one is over now".
Despite never being overly commercially successful, Tocotronic have a steady fan base in Germany and their records are regularly reviewed and acclaimed in mainstream newspapers and music magazines alike. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content. Buy new:. Arrives: Aug 28 - Sep Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Add to Cart. Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure. We work hard to protect your security and privacy.
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