Thursday, March 31, 2011

Soft Healer - Movie Light (Daytrotter Session)

Soft Healer are from Austin, they've just released their second single. This Daytrotter Session was released today, it has their best track 'Movie Light' from their first single plus two unreleased songs 'Soeur' and 'Low Hangin' Fruit'. Visit Daytrotter for a download/stream. More Soft Healer is here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lonely Galaxy - Strawberry Adore

'Strawberry Adore' is a new Lonely Galaxy track from a compilation by Tough Love.

Papas Fritas - Passion Play

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'Passion Play' is Papas Fritas' second single and the first single taken from their debut from 1995. I have this green vinyl, the b-side is an alternate version of 'Lame To Be'.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PJ Harvey - England (Video)

Cake Like - Bum Leg

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Cake Like's first record Delicious from 1994 is great. I heard this track 'Bum Leg' on the radio and went to the record shop the next day. It was not so easy to find because it was only available on Japanese import. It's one of my favourite records ever.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Throwing Muses - Carnival Wig

'Carnival Wig' is one of the best TM songs ever, it's from Red Heaven. It's one of those Kristin Hersh songs that kick in hard every time I hear it. The guitar sounds lonely and then all of a sudden there's this scream that goes right to my nerves.Throwing Muses are mixing their new record at the moment. It has 35 songs so it's making up for all the years without Throwing Muses record.
The band has just released the third chapter of their Season Sessions. The sessions accompany Kristin Hersh's novel Paradoxical Undressing and are released on the first day of every new season. The spring session has 'Carnival Wig'. Download Fall, Winter and Spring here.
I couldn't upload the track on soundcloud because of some copyright thing, so here's a video of the band playing 'Carnival Wig' in 2000:

Friday, March 25, 2011

tUnE-yArDs - My Country

tUnE-yArDs' new record W H O K I L L is crazy, there's so much going on in every song. A lot of samples, vocal loops, trumpets and ideas. The single 'Bizness' already showed a lot of potential. I think this is going to be as big as Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca (or maybe the Projectors are just my association with tUnE-yArDs because I saw her opening for DP once). Listen to 'My Country' below.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Flying Into The Sun

The new Crystal Stilts record In Love With Oblivion is very good. 'Flying Into The Sun' is one of the best tracks.
photo by Nikos Doulos.

tUnE- yArDs - Bizness (video)

Ducktails - Killin The Vibe (Live)

I'm listening a lot to Ducktails' LP Arcade Dynamics. I didn't expect it to grow so much. He's playing in my town tonight. I was looking for a live video and I found this session from last summer.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Through The Floor (Video)

Blue On Blue - Colours All Leak / Days Come Back

Two beautiful new demo's from Blue On Blue. They seem quite prolific, every week there's a great new track. There's more on Soundcloud and there's more here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cheatahs - Some Powers / Froshed

Cheatahs is a guy from London, he has a blog and some really good songs. Listen to 'Some Powers' and 'Froshed' below. I like 'Some Powers' a lot.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hintermass - The Open Songbook

There are two new Ghost Box Study Series coming out soon.This preview from the Hintermass 7" sounds like the most poppy thing ever coming from the Ghost Box label.
Also check out Radio Belbury Programme 3, the monthly radio show from the label, some very good stuff there, Moon Wiring Club!

Stanford Prison Experiment - Disbelief

Stanford Prison Experiment's debut LP is from 1993. I taped the video for 'Disbelief' then, but I never found the actual record till yesterday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Charles De Goal - Exposition

Charles De Goal was a French punk / coldwave band that released their records without any information on band members which greatly intrigued fans. The anonymity lasted five years until they had their first gig in 1985.
Captured Tracks is reissuing a lot of great stuff this year and they also have their hands on Charles De Goal. They will release the first two LP's Algorythmes from 1980 and Ici L'Ombre from 1982 later this year on vinyl, CD and DL.
Listen to 'Exposition' from Algorythmes here:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Therapies Son - Still I Call

Transparent release Therapies Son's EP Over the Sea tomorrow on 10". You can get the download from bandcamp or the vinyl from Pure Groove. Listen to 'Still I Call' below and to some other tracks here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

PJ Harvey - The Nightingale

'The Nightingale' is the b-side from PJ Harvey's new single 'The Glorious Land', out April 18th.
Also below an interview on The Culture Show with a live performance of 'The Last Living Rose'.

'The Nightingale':

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sebadoh - Careful

Sub Pop are reissuing Sebadoh's masterpiece Bakesale this summer. I love that record, it's full of good songs. I always like Lou Barlow's songs more than the ones penned by Jason Loewenstein, with the exception of 'Careful' (stream is below). For me this song is the heart of the record, straightforward and intense. I can listen to it on repeat for a long time.
Also below the video's for Bakesale singles 'Skull' and 'Rebound'.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Vivian Girls - The Other Girls

'The Other Girls' is the opening track of Vivian Girls' third LP Share The Joy, which is out April 12th via Polyvinyl. The single 'I Heard You Say' is quite good and it also has 'Lake House', which was released as a 7" in 2009.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blue On Blue - Come Down Girl

Blue On Blue will release their first double A-side single in early June on Oh Genesis Records, the new label from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans. 'Come Down Girl' is one track from it. It's a gorgeous popsong that got stuck in my head immediately. It has the atmospheric feel of their last track 'Summer Daze', with more prominent drums and structure. The stream is here. Below two new demo's of tracks the band are currently working on.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land (Video)

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - A Conversation

This is the first single from the VEGC's new album Bag of Meat. The single is out in April, the album in May.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Wake - On Our Honeymoon

Next month Captured Tracks reissues two hard to find 7" singles by Scottish band The Wake. Their first single 'On Our Honeymoon' from 1982 is great.
The label will also release a limited edition tribute 7" with Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils covering The Wake tracks, 'Gruesome Castle' and 'Plastic Flowers' respectively.

'On Our Honeymoon':

Pixies - Hey (Live in Studio 1988)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Through The Floor (from 'In Love With Oblivion')

The second Crystal Stilts record In Love With Oblivion is out April 11th on Fortuna Pop! and Slumberland. I'm very much looking forward to it, there's no Crystal Stilts song that I don't love. This month they release the second single off it called 'Through The Floor'. Below the stream plus the LP tracklist.

In Love With Oblivion tracklist:

1. Sycamore Tree
2. Through The Floor
3. Silver Sun
4. Alien Rivers
5. Half a Moon
6. Flying into the Sun
7. Shake The Shackles
8. Precarious Stare
9. Invisible City
10. Blood Barons
11. Prometheus at Large

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Electricity In Our Homes - Singles Collection

Electricity In Our Homes just released a compilation of all their 7" and 12" singles. It's a limited edition of 100 hand-stickered and numbered copies. There are 17 tracks on it and it only costs £4. Go to their blog for details, I just ordered mine.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wild Beasts - Albatross

'Albatross' is the first single from Wild Beasts new album Smother. I'm not immediately impressed by this song. If you 'like' Wild Beasts on facebook, you get an instant free download of 'Albatross', go here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

50 Foot Wave - Radiant Addict

'Radiant Addict' is a new track from 50 Foot Wave's forthcoming EP or LP With Love From The Men's Room (it's not clear to me what it's going to be). It's released through Kristin Hersh's fair trade, listener supported organisation CASH Music. Download and support the band on their CASH Music page.

John Maus - Quantum Leap

Terror Bird - Married Women

Terror Bird are a duo from Vancouver. 'Married Women' is the opening track on their debut album Human Culture. I think this is the best track. They have a 7" out soon on Night School, that's also streaming below.

Gene - Sleep Well Tonight

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kate Jackson - Weightless

A new demo from ex-Long Blondes singer Kate Jackson. It's quite long, when you think it's about to make a point it goes on. I like it but it could use some editing. It's good to see her back though. The two previous demo's 'The Atlantic' and 'Homeward Bound' are here.