Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Throwing Muses - Swollen (Demo)

The monthly Throwing Muses demo. This has some drums in the distance and then some percussion, I hope the other two Muses are in this soon. mp3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weekend - End Times

Great new single from Weekend after their brilliant All-American 10" debut on Mexican Summer last year.
This split 7" with Young Prisms is out on Transparent May 30. Get it from Pure Groove.

End Times mp3

The Neat - Fruits (Live)

'In Youth Is Pleasure'

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lion Child - Closer

Nice track from Lion Child, check their myspace.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thieves Like Us - Shyness

The new Thieves Like Us record Again And Again is streaming on their website. Get the track 'Shyness' from RCRD LBL below.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wild Nothing - Bored Games

Wild Nothing's LP Gemini is out this week on Captured Tracks, it's great, get it from them here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sonic Youth - Mildred Pierce

The girl with the lipstick is Sofia Coppola.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pearl Harbor - LUV Goon

This is from the Something About The Chaparrals EP, available on vinyl from Mexican Summer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lush - Split

Lush released a string of excellent singles on 4AD in the late 80's / early 90's, recently inspiring Pearl Harbor. They debuted in 1991 with the Robin Guthrie produced, dreamy and heavily claustrophobic Spooky, and ended their career as a britpop band with the sharp Lovelife in 1996.
In between these two records there is Split from 1994. Sounding more crisp and punky, without leaving the shoegaze guitars and dreaminess of the early stuff, this is arguably Lush's best record.
Singer Miki Berenyi said in an interview at the time of the release that she was inspired by labelmates Throwing Muses, which is most prominent on first single 'Hypocrite'.
Pearl Harbors' EP Something About The Chaparrals is available again on vinyl from the Mexican Summer shop.


'The Invisible Man':

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Books - Beautiful People / The Lemon Of Pink

There's a new Books record on the way. Below you can hear a new track off it and 'The Lemon Of Pink' from their second album with the same name.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Long Blondes - Fulwood Babylon / Autonomy Boy

For quite some time I thought Kate Jackson from The Long Blondes sang People think I'm being perverse on purpose in this song 'Fulwood Babylon', but she actually sings People think I'm being the first on purpose.
It's a shame they broke up a few years ago, they were a lot of fun live. The only personal thing I have on stage here is my gin 'n tonic, Kate said last time I saw them.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Child Bite - Odd Inn

Child Bite's new album The Living Breathing Organ Summer is out June 15th.

Double Dagger - No Allies

'No Allies' from Double Dagger's last album MORE.
More of them here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wild Nothing - Chinatown

A new video by Wild Nothing from the forthcoming LP.
Photo by Marloes van Doorn, from the great Das Banale Ding blog.

Wild Nothing - Chinatown from Jack Tatum on Vimeo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pavement - Starlings Of The Slipstream (Live At Paradiso, 8 May 2010)

I saw Pavement last Saturday in the Paradiso, it was so much better than I expected. The set had a great build-up, 'In The Mouth A Desert' and 'Grounded' were great with Stephen Malkmus putting his guitar in his neck. The last songs before the encore were ' Stop Breathing' and 'Starlings Of The Slipstream' (video below). They seem like a fit band ready to record an album.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Psychobuildings - Portrait / No Mans Land 7"

This limited 7" Portrait / No Mans Land is out now on Transparent. It sounds like a 1983 New Order demo. You can order it from Puregroove.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Deerhunter - Helicopter

A new Deerhunter song. Get this one and a cover of The Fall's 'Who Makes The Nazis' from JP's Blog.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Chap - Well Done Europe

The Chap release their new album Well Done Europe May 24th. The split single Oversized / Well Done You with Chap side-project Omo, is out now.
Below the video for 'Fun And Interesting' from the last record Mega Breakfast and the video for Omo's 'Oversized', the video is better than the song.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hatcham Social - In My Opinion (Demo)

The demo of 'In My Opinion' is more compact than the version on You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil. Hatcham Social have recently recorded a couple of new songs. They are planning to release 3 more great records before they quit.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Warpaint - Little Casio / Polly (Live At Spaceland)

Two new lengthy Warpaint songs, it's uncertain if the first song is called 'Little Casio', the second one is an exotic Nirvana cover.
They play the Walk The Line Festival May 15th. Their debut album is also out this month on Rough Trade.
Photo by Nikos Doulos.