This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… A selection for late Spring/early Summer May 3, 2014Posted by WorldbyStorm in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
Dead Bronco – False Hearted Lover Blues
From the Basque Country, here’s Dead Bronco who somehow manage to effortlessly look as if they live many thousands of miles to the west. Great song, album is well worth a listen.
The Freshies – Bouncing Babies
Given that it’s all Frank Sidebottom at the moment here from a previous incarnation of Chris Sievey’s is this. The Freshies were pretty good, sometimes pretty great, power pop/punk outfit whose output hovered at or around the line where humour enters the equation but with some success.
Ray Collins’ Hot-Club – Barefoot
Here from Germany, I think, it’s Ray Collins’ Hot Club, with jump and jive, swing, rock’n’roll and to my ears it’s great.
Angel Olsen – Forgiven/Forgotten
This reminds me of the Pixies, or perhaps the Breeders. Angel Olsen is much feted, and her album is not exactly like this for the most part though mighty impressive.
Donald Fagen – Slinky Thing
Heard this on holiday at Easter and wondered at first was it a parody because it’s so quintessentially Donald Fagen. Or to put it another way, it seemed too Fagen to be Fagen. Odd lyrical content.
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
A strange strange song which mashes together a heap of styles and added late 70s and early 1980s vile guitar! But I have to be honest I like Maggie Reilly’s vocals on this which effortlessly swoop from sweet to something approaching the demented in the space of a few seconds.
Tiain Noone – Everything Is Okay With The Universe (eiokwtu)
Shoegaze and hip hop influenced producer/arranger. An interesting listen if only to spot sometimes curiously familiar sounds.
The Men – Turn It Around
This from US based operation The Men, reminds me of the Replacements crossed with Foo Fighters, the former of which is always a good thing, the latter I can take or leave. Their album mixes straight ahead trashy guitar rock of this sort with some experimentation.
Steve Kilbey – Gethsemene
The fact Kilbey crops up so much these days on this site is testament to his prolific output. Apparently he decided it would be a good idea to make an album full of songs recorded in Garageband on his computer. And why not?
The Raincoats – Overheard
Been listening again to them after a long while and realising just how remarkable they were. From their last record of the 1980s, this is an almost folky affair and again, another track with very interesting lyrics.
EMA – Neuromancer
Erika M. Anderson, AKA EMA, produces something interesting here from an album which apparently is based in part on the works of William Gibson. Kind of like it.
X-Marks the Pedwalk – The Side of the Wrong
German electro-industrial/hint of futurepop seeing as you asked.
Tycho – Dive
A bit of M83, a bit of Toro Y Moi, a bit of ambient, a bit of this, a bit of that.