Here’s your weekly German media recommendation from Monoglot Anxiety. This time, it's the song "Meine Kneipe" by German indie band Von Wegen Lisbeth.
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According to Spotify wrapped, "German Indie" is my #1 most-listened genre. And a chunk of that German Indie is songs by Von Wegen Lisbeth. The group is known for using somewhat unconventional instrumentation—including a kids glockenspiel—in their songs in addition to the typical indie-rock guitar and... stuff. I'm not a music critic, okay. Leave me alone. Anyways, "Meine Kneipe" is one of Von Wegen Lisbeth's more popular songs, and for good reason. It's about a relatable situation (not caring what your ex does so long as they just don't show up in your favorite spots) and just fun to listen to. If you like indie rock at all, I suspect you'll like this song. And bonus: there are German subtitles on the music video, so it's quite easy to follow along.
You can find the music video on YouTube.
If you like the German version of "Meine Kneipe," check out the Italian cover, "Al mio locale" by Crucci Gang. Crucci Gang is a collaborative project of a handful of German musicians who cover their songs and other German hits into Italian, and it's awesome. Often the original lead singer(s) sing the cover, and don't just change the lyrics, they change the instrumentation, the feel, all of it.
Oh, and one last thing — do check out the comments section on the YouTube music video for "Meine Kneipe. There are lots of English comments, many from German learners which I found very wholesome and funny, including this one:
That's it for this week. Gesundheit alle you 😂
Elise from Monoglot Anxiety