Indie band Tramplīni releases third EP

Tramplīni, a Latvian indie rock band, has released its third EP, Ziepju trauks. The compact disc appeared in Rīga stores on Dec. 16.

Just 500 copies of the disc are available (we picked up No. 154 at the Upe music store on Valņu Street in Rīga).

Tracks on the album include:

  1. Zibspuldzes
  2. Mazā paciņa
  3. Labi draugi
  4. Biezpienbumba
  5. Par lietu

Members of the band include Jānis Birznieks on vocals and guitar, Anete Kozlovska (keyboards and vocals), Māris Peterlēvics (drums, guitar and violin), Janis Barlo (guitar), Uldis Kozlovskis (bass), and Aigars Celms (metalofone, minipops, triangle, backing vocals). Several guest artists perform on the EP.

“We recorded this album in places like hotels, offices, church, home, in the wild. We wanted to make it organic in every sense,” Birznieks said in a press release announcing the release. The album was

Tramplīni was formed in 1997 in Liepāja. The band released its first EP, Planetas, in 1998. The band’s second EP, Hallo, mazie!, appeared in 2006.

For more on the band, visit its Web site, or its MySpace page.

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Ziepju trauks is the third EP by indie band Tramplīni.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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