We had a bunch of exclusives this week so let’s re-cap:
Oh, look at all the treats we have in store for you this week. The Grizzly Bear record is utterly super, there’s a great album by The Last Dinosaur which you must check if you like sad music, two long-lost Hood records have been re-issued on lovely vinyl, and there's even a brand-new release by Plinth on our very own Public House Recordings imprint.
- There’s no guessing our Album of the Week...
- ...and here’s your Weekly Playlist. Best tunes selected by Laurie.
- A tuneful blast of catchy post lo-fi from Amy O.
- Really great, really windswept experimental pop music from Grizzly Bear.
- Plinth makes music using old victorian music boxes.
- Litigious man and wife The Dears go soulful and intimate.
- Lovely folky stuff from previous tough nuts The Duke Spirit.
- The Districts try to bring the 2000s Ameri-Indie sound to the stadium.
- Brilliant heartfelt songs from The Last Dinosaur. Kinda Sparklehorse meets Talk Talk.
- The Trailer Trash Tracys sound nothing like their name would suggest. It’s UK art rock.
- And you will know them by the trail of beer ‘n’ baseball caps…. it has to be Lambchop.
- Mumbling grumbling UK rap pioneer Ghostpoet.
- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. They like synths you know.
- Super splintered avant rock from Housewives. Highly limited.
- Spooky string tessellations for sour times from Nadia Sirola.
- Two records of solo electric guitar from Comets on Fire dude The Odyssey Cult.
- Not just the Dwight Twilley of his generation. Please say ‘hi’ to Kelley Stoltz
- This bloody weather never quite makes its mind up. Matthew Bourne knows what we mean.
They just can’t let it go….
- Two exclusive re-issues from Leeds very own pastoral post rock/electronic secret Hood.
- Dead serious post punk misery guts Interpol get their rather good ‘Our Love To Admire’ revamped.
- Paul Weller’s oddball ‘80s folly The Style Council get a few albums re-considered.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Taking the kids on holiday to (Theo) Parris(h).
- Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s experiments with Harry Bertoia’s sound sculptures. LP on Demdike Stare’s DDS label.
- Damaged sounds of suburban decay from sonic archeologists Fossil Aerosol Mining Project.
- Detroit’s Byron The Aquarius pops up on Floating Points’ Eglo label for a 12” of interstellar disco, jazz, acid and house.
- Dark and grungy, distorted acid/techno from Italian producer Shinoby. For fans of Mike Dred etc.
- Reconstructed Sheffield Bleep tracks from Detromental on Central Processing Unit.
- Neil Landstrumm’s been playing with Shopkins.
- Trax for the wee hours from FXHE affiliate Jason Fine on Don’t Be Afraid.
- Anotherday reissue DJ Bone’s (aka Differ-Ent) in demand ‘Riding The Thin Line’ 12”. Originally issued in 1999 on Juan Atkins legendary Metroplex imprint.
- Mondo Groove reissue LP of early ‘80s Commodore 64 / SID Chip tunes from K.Bytes.
- Sote processing and re-imaging traditional Persian instruments on Opal Tapes.
- 12” from unsung Scottish techno hero Stephen Brown on Echocord Color.
- Moonlit ambient from Tamaru & Chihei Hatakeyama.
- ‘re:works Piano’ CD/2LP feat. Appleblim, Anders Bruk, Cagedbaby, Third Son, Dusty Kid etc. re: working Satie, Bach, Pachelbel, Debussy and Co.
Can we squeeze ‘em in?
- Really good and in no way past their best indie chaps The Charlatans.
- As annoying as Phil but more talented. It’s Ariel Pink.
- Hard psych rock with no dilly-dallying from The Oscillation.
- 60’s inspired fuzz and psych from the back streets of Burnley by The Goa Express.
While I’m here, a big shout out to my mother who is 71 today (or tomorrow - better check on that). See you next week!
Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.
Work: Laurie, Ian, Phil, Robin, Jamie and Benn.
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