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Robert Forster w/ Jherek Bischoff & String Quartet
Here's an interesting curio. Robert Forster (the Go-Betweens/World's Most Dapper Man) played a selection of songs arranged by Jherek Bischoff at a festival way back in 2013 but they didn't get released. Finally a couple of them see the light of day, the Go-Betweens early day classic 'People Say', backed with 'In Her Diary' from their 'Bright Yellow, Bright Orange' LP. A must for any Go B's fan
Will Oldham has already delivered two full lengths and two singles this year, but still has a pair of spare tracks left over for a Düsseldorf label. He’s in countryish mode here. Conquer is a minor key but upbeat two-step tune, while the b-side You Have Been Seen is a more brooding number, digging again into pet themes of guilt and broken relationships… or at least that seems likely to be the case based on the short available sample.
Shintaro Sakamoto / Devendra Banhart
Californian-based hippie/folk revivalist Devendra Banhart has teamed up, Shintaro Sakamoto, vocalist and guitarist with Japanese underground band Yura Yura Teikoku, to record a double A sided single. Side one features Sakamoto performing his song, Another Planet, whilst side B sees Banhart covering the song. Limited 7” single on Slowboy.
Ben Wallers of the Country Teasers fame cranks out 5 crazy tunes.
Edition of 200.
'Tip On' cover with handpasted art.
Lo-fi. Schmo-fi. This beats the lot. Daniel Johnston eat your hat off. This is a re-issue of shambling, inept lo-fi pop from the '90's which has been given a re-issue of 200 copies for a reason only known to the perpetrators. It has though oodles of charm like a school band just starting up with only a copy of Velvet Underground's 'White Light, White Heat' as a reference point. The playing is basic beyond belief the rhyming couplets extraordinarily naive but this is all super fun in the same way as the lo-fi Shrimper pop of the 90's transcended its limitations.
Nice LP re-issue - a wraparound slick is pasted on so it covers the LP opening and must be slit open to remove the record. The primitive cartoon-like drawing of the band shown as a trio even though they were a duo. Bonkers.