Two new ones from South London wonderkids Disclosure. Both are on the upcoming The Face E.P. I can imagine Control, featuring Ria Ritchie played almost anywhere in London this summer, swanky city garden terraces, grotty basement soundsystems, massive clubs, back yards, city parks, on tinny headphones on the train, the list goes on. In What’s In Your Head they cook up a warm and...
recent: Father John Misty, full album stream
Finally got around to listening to Father John Misty’s Fear Fun. It’s a spectacular album, crisp and tender and endlessly interesting. Out now on Sub Pop.
NEW: Alt-J, FULL ALBUM STREAM
Cracking debut album from Alt-J. Full stream here, out May 28th on Infecious Records. An Awesome Wave by alt-J
Goodbye Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb died last night. Very sad news.
new: King Tuff, full album stream
And just as I was pontificating about how much I’m enjoying pristine production and high fidelity I come across this, an adorable dirtbag of an album by King Tuff. It’s called King Tuff and is out on Sub Pop on May 29th. via. Spin King Tuff - King Tuff by subpop
Hot Chip: The 2 Bears remix
Hot Chip’s latest single remixed by The 2 Bears. Hot Chip - Night & Day (The 2 Bears Remix) Ft. Trim by The 2 Bears Hot Chip - Night And Day (Radio Edit) by DominoRecordCo …and for the tenuous Pop Goes The Radio link: Raf Daddy from The 2 Bears is set to play Leefest, a non-profit south London festival taking place June 29th and 30th. Also set to play are Mystery Jets,...
It’s out there alright. New from Halls, on the excellent Sounds Of Sweet Nothing label. thesoundsofsweetnothing: In the video for Sanctuary, the overture for Halls’ debut Fragile EP. Director Ben Symonds explores paganism against the stunning back drop of Britain’s coasts. Halls’ Fragile EP is out now on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing and is available here.
I’m enjoying Sean from Drowned in Sound’s youtube playlist of music documentaries, there are a few I haven’t seen here. No more work getting done for another few weeks.
Donna Summer 1948 - 2012
Very sad news to hear that Donna Summer died today.
Canadian duo Japandroids are back with a new album June 5th on Polyvinyl. It’ll be called Celebration Rock. Their 2009 album Post-Nothing was a cracker. If this intense melancholy jam is anything to go by the new one should be too. Japandroids - Jack the Ripper by Polyvinyl Records
new: Flight Facilities video
I’m very fond of Flight Facilities, here’s the new video for the excellent With You ft. Grosvenor. It’s a beautifully crafted anime style video by animator Ben Drake. With You feat. Grovesnor by flightfacilities
Highlight of last weekend’s Camden Crawl
new: Not Squares
It’s quite a change from the spazzed out shout-along had been known for, but since it’s a banger there’s no issue. Download it free here or from AU Magazine.
new: Animal Collective
For the artwork alone …
A Joyful Slog: Independent music in Ireland
A documentary on independent music in Ireland from the folks at Dublin Community Television. Featuring Jape, ASIWYFA, The Jimmy Cake, Squarehead and loads more.
cos you can't, you won't and you don't stop ......
Adam Yauch, aka MCA passed away today. The Beastie Boys were a huge part of so many people’s lives. They were a unique group for whom fun was the primary objective. They sold forty million albums without dumbing down their content or pandering to music trends. People talk of acts affecting the history of music, on the basis that they sold many records. Adam Yauch and the Beasties...