Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PJ Harvey - Written On The Forehead (From 'Let England Shake')

Ofcourse we were happy with last week's announcement of PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake, but we want to hear something as well. Below the stream of 'Written On The Forehead' plus the tracklist. It's released February 14th. For live versions of the title track and 'The Last Living Rose' go here.


1. Let England Shake
2. The Last Living Rose
3. The Glorious Land
4. The Words That Maketh Murder
5. All And Everyone
6. On Battleship Hill
7. England
8. In The Dark Places
8. Bitter Branches
10. Hanging In The Wire
11. Written On The Forehead
12. The Colour Of The Earth

Stephen Malkmus - We Can't Help You

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX - NY Is Killing Me

The Rapture - Time / The Return Of Truth And Beauty In American Popular Music

The Rapture released the Insound Tour Support Series Vol.19 EP in 2001. It includes a great version of 'House Of Jealous Lovers' without the electronics. Pukekos wrote a cool article about The Rapture's early days in New York, go here. The Rapture's perfect first single The Chair That Squeeks is also there, with the Psychadelic Furs cover 'Dumb Waiters' on the flipside.
Two tracks from the EP, 'Time' and 'The Return Of Truth And Beauty In American Popular Music', are streaming below, I never heard them before.

Photo: 'Dog' by Marloes van Doorn from Das Banale Ding.

Time by youandmeintheecho
The Return of Truth and Beauty in American Popular Music by youandmeintheecho

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Polish Man / The Woodsman / Make You Not A Man

The VEGC are recording a new album and have just toured with Archie Bronson Outfit. Scroll down for some b-sides from the Love On An Oil Rig singles plus the last single 'A Biting Wind Followed By An Occasional Drift Of Snow (Was No Way To Cure A Hangover)'. It's one of the best singles of the year and it's free, click on the arrow for the mp3. Also a live video of 'Parrot'.

Make You Not A Man by thisisfakediy
Polish Man by thisisfakediy
The Woodsman by thisisfakediy
A Biting Wind Followed By An Occasional Drift Of Snow (Was No Way To Cure A Hangover) by thisisfakediy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Atlas Sound - Bedroom Databank Vol. 4

This 4th Bedroom Databank was recorded yesterday, it's not as good as the previous 3. Vol. 4 is more a concept, apparently based on a (fictional?) tape a guy called Tommy recorded in the basement of his parents' house in Winnipeg in 1975. This 'Talent Show Audition Tape, Winnipeg 1975' is the best track, but for some really great Atlas Sound music, check out Vol. 1-3.
Download from Deerhunter's blog.

Atlas Sound - Talent Show Audition Tape, Winnipeg 1975 by youandmeintheecho

Swimsuit - Sunlight / Evaporation

Swimsuit's fantastic 5 track demo tape Life Like is sold out unfortunately.
They make rattling twee guitar pop, a bit sweeter and more contagious than Veronica Falls. The lo fi production also adds some charm to the sound. The download is here and their myspace is here. Below the two most striking tracks 'Sunlight' and 'Evaporation'.

Swimsuit - Sunlight by youandmeintheecho
Swimsuit - Evaporation by youandmeintheecho

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Atlas Sound - Bedroom Databank Vol. 3

Bradford Cox is really prolific, this is the third demo compilation in three days. Listen to 'Mona Lisa' and download from Deerhunter's blog. Tracklist and details below.

Atlas Sound - Mona Lisa by youandmeintheecho

B.Cox: Lit Globe, Panic, False Snare

1. Mona Lisa (Version 1) ^
2. Yards Of Silk +
3. I Can't Take It *
4. Border Agents #
5. Indian Bitrate *
6. Moonroof *
7. Crossdriver #
8. Comet 8 *
9. Drums & Pissing *
10. Western Shirt +
11. Notown Phase *
12. Dream Color *
13. Mona Lisa (Alt. Version) ^
14. Epilogue *

^ Recorded at home Nov. 23, 2010
+ Recorded at home summer / fall 2010
* Recorded at Notown 2010
# Recorded at the Hoxton Hotel, London 7/10

Comet Gain - I Never Happened 7"

A new Comet Gain 7" released by What's Your Rupture? It's calmer than their previous single 'Love Without Lies'. On the b-side their friends in Crystal Stilts and Love Is All play on a song plus there's a New Order cover. Below the a-side and an older video, 'Beatnik'.


1. I Never Happened
2. Thee Eager Younger Fraternity Bop Pt. 1 (featuring Love Is All)
3. Thee Eager Younger Fraternity Bop Pt. 2 (featuring Crystal Stilts)
4. Love Vigilantes (New Order cover)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Atlas Sound - Bedroom Databank Vol. 2

A new day, a new Atlas Sound record. This volume 2 is the follow-up to yesterday's volume 1. It's been a bit quiet on his blog lately but with two great records in two days I won't complain.
Below the 11 minute 'Here Come The Trains'. The video for 'Heatwave' is here.
Download from Deerhunter's blog.

Tracklist and details:

B. COX: Electric Bass, Bells, Congas, Nylon Guitar, Mouth Organ, Vocals

1. Pilot Light +
2. Strange Parade +
3. Stationary Blood *
4. La Luna +
5. Day Out *
6. Heatwave +
7. Change Is Good +
8. Mouth Of The Desert *
9. Autumn Intro Cascading Into University Courtyard +
10. Town Center +
11. Helio Intro +
12. Summer Edit +
13. Willful *
14. Wintergreen Sketch +
15. Oceanview +
16. Here Come The Trains *

+ Recorded at home
* Recorded at Notown

All tracks recorded in 2010.

Solex - The Cutter

Echo And The Bunnyman cover from 2000, released on a split 12" with The 1985 by Progeria Records. Buy Solex records from Solex here: http://www.solex.net/
Photo by Adrian Brun from Das Banale Ding.

Solex - The Cutter by KokinoRadio

Monday, November 22, 2010

Atlas Sound - Bedroom Databank Vol. 1

Bradford Cox uploaded these Atlas Sound bedroom recordings today on his blog. It's really good. There are some slower Atlas Sound tracks that could've been on the two records and some bedroom computer tracks. Also covers of Kurt Vile's 'Freak Train' and Bob Dylan's 'This Wheel's On Fire', the standout track here. The whole thing was recorded between August and November this year. For the download go to Deerhunter's blog.


1. Green Glass Bottles
2. These Were My Walls
3. Wild Love
4. Lanterns
5. New Romantic
6. Cynic's Recourse
7. Freak Train
8. Afternoon Drive
9. Hotel Orlando
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. Postcard

Atlas Sound - Green Glass Bottles by youandmeintheecho
Atlas Sound - Lanterns by youandmeintheecho

Psychobuildings - Terror Management

Psychobuildings - Terror Management by acid stag

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Aidan John Moffat - Ten Short Songs For Modern Lovers

This is a supercool short LP pressed on a 7". It makes the end of Arab Strap easier. It's only 9 minutes long and this is based on 'a rather underdeveloped theory about the modern consumer's attention span and the decline of the artistic platform as the music industry becomes more focused on singles (...) it makes you wonder wether all albums should be 9 minutes long' (www.aidanmoffat.co.uk/).
The vinyl and download are available now from Chemikal Underground. There's also an LP coming out next year Aidan Moffat made with Bill Wells, the trailer is below.

Aidan John Moffat - Less Than Three by youandmeintheecho
Aidan John Moffat - End Of The Night by youandmeintheecho

Josef K - Heaven Sent

'Heaven Sent' is taken from a Peel Session from 1981, this 12" was released in 1987. It also has the 'Radio Drill Time' demo plus two tracks from the Sorry For Laughing album. I hope Domino Records put out a Josef K anthology as well, would be really cool to have their whole body of work in one release.

85. Josef K - Heaven Sent by loinsecticidas

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Orange Juice - L.O.V.E. Love

The Orange Juice anthology is out now, you probably noticed that. Below one of my favourite Orange Juice tracks from 1981. The sleeve above is from the Postcard single 'Falling And Laughing'. Get the anthology from Domino Records here. More Orange Juice is here.

L.O.V.E. Love Orange Juice by youandmeintheecho

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Neat - Hips (Video)

R.E.M. - Can't Get There From Here

This is one of my favourite R.E.M. singles. It's from the recently remastered Fables Of The Reconstruction. With Deerhunter and Soft Healer bringing back saxophone in indierock, this song got in my head the other day.

No Joy - Hawaii (Video)

No Joy - Hawaii from Mexican Summer on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Say Party - Suck It / Star Trail (I'm Gonna Follow Your)

Good to see You Say Party! We Say Die! back as You Say Party. This split 7" with Duloks is limited to 500 copies and is out now on Too Pure. It features two exclusive YSP tracks, 'Suck It' and 'Star Trail (I'm Gonna Follow Your)'.

Suck It - You Say Party by clubthemammoth
Star Trail (I'm Gonna Follow Your) - You Say Party by clubthemammoth

Plug - Body Story (mp3)

After two great singles on Parlour Records, Plug are back with an LP on Upset The Rhythm. They still have the sparse post punk sound with excellent powerful vocals. Check out 'Body Story' below.


1. Intro
2. Don't Forget It
3. You Keep The Beats
4. Body Story
5. Man vs. Machine
6. Faces Of Diversity
7. Sexy Coma
8. Real Girl
9. Money Loves Drugs Fame
10. Day Tripper
11. Attractive

Plug - Body Story by youandmeintheecho

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prinzhorn Dance School - Off The Radar, Off The System (Sample)

This is the B-side of the excellent new single, 'Seed, Crop, Harvest' which is out now on DFA. The stream/mp3 is here.

Prinzhorn Dance School - Off The Radar, Off The System (Sample) by DFA Records

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing (From 'Ventriloquizzing')

Ventriloquizzing is out January 25th. It's a darker, moodier album than their last one Lightbulbs from 2008. For the free track 'Sixteen Shades Of Black And Blue' go here.


1. Ventriloquizzing
2. Sixteen Shades Of Black And Blue
3. Cat Got Your Tongue
4. Taiwanese Boots
5. Yoyo
6. Pills
7. OK
8. Minestrone
9. Spilt Milk
10. Tinsel & Glitter
11. Universe

E&TC Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing (Carnivalization) by EATC

Friday, November 12, 2010

Forest Swords - Fjree Feather EP

No Pain In Pop released 'Rattling Cage' by Forest Swords, one of the best singles this year. Now they offer a great package deal for only £13, including the Dagger Paths EP with the sold out 'Rattling Cage' single on one CD, 320kbps mp3's download of all tracks, a CDR with the deleted Fjree Feather EP, a mixtape with FS reworks of These New Puritans, Wild Beasts, Becoming Real and others, PLUS a Forest Swords t-Shirt. Go to No Pain In Pop.
Samples of the EP and single are here. Below two tracks from the Fjree Feather EP.

Forest Swords - Down Steps by youandmeintheecho
Forest Swords - Red Rocks Fogg by youandmeintheecho

Orange Juice - Coals To Newcastle

Looking forward to the Orange Juice anthology Coals To Newcastle released by Domino this month. It includes all their singles, records and radio sessions. You can listen to 18 racks on the Domino website and download 'Felicity' here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lonely Galaxy - Bible Truth Depot

Lonely Galaxy's new EP is out December 6th on Transparent. Photo by Nikos Doulos.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Weekend - Monday Morning / Monongah, WV

Weekend's debut LP Sports is out now on double vinyl, it's available here. The splattered vinyl is sold out. Below the video for 'Monday Morning / Monongah, WV'. A couple of sample mp3's from the record are here.

Blue On Blue - Smalltown Boy

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

No Joy — Hawaii / Heedless (From ’Ghost Blonde’)

No Joy will release their debut LP soon on Mexican Summer.

01 – Mediumship
02 – Heedless
03 – Maggie Says I Love You
04 – You Girls Smoke Cigarettes
05 – Pacific Pride
06 – Hawaii
07 – Indigo Child
08 – Still
09 – Untitled
10 – Ghost Blonde

Twin Shadow - Forget

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Puro Instinct - Can't Take You Anywhere (Live)

Puro Instinct's debut LP Headbangers In Ecstacy is out early next year, but they expect to leak it soon. Also out soon is the new single Stilyagi. Below a live track from the last EP.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cap Pas Cap - Mirrors (mp3)

'Mirrors' is the first single off Cap Pas Cap's debut LP Haunted Light, out soon on Skinny Wolves Records. For the 'We Are Men' video and 'See And A' go here.

Cap Pas Cap - Mirrors by Cap Pas Cap