Bank Holiday weekend has begun and it’s looking like a marvellous sun filled one and this week has given some great new music from Gerry Read, Alice Ant, and Erdbeerschnitzel.
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I swear I had about 3 nightmares last night, it was relentlessly horrible and now I wake up and everyone’s playing April Fools tricks, no news is safe, I don’t know what to believe anymore. Hence why i’m easing myself into Monday morning…i’m taking it easy, no hectic guitars, no frenetic beats just very relaxing music. In retrospect the ending of the Radiohead remix isn’t exactly pacifying but it is cathartic…cathartic will do to.
You were left mixless last week so here’s a new one, I think it might just be the best one yet. Let me take you through the tracks.
I’ve been feeling ill all week but i’m on the mend in celebration of this here is a round-up of all the stuff I’ve wanted to post.
First Locust-Strobes, y’all are going to have to understand that my descriptions of electronic music aren’t great. This track is for me paranoid, claustrophobic and exhilarating. It is haunting and unsettling, like Burial, a very intriguing if not entirely comfortable listen.
Next Luca offer up a slice of breezy indie/post punk with Summer. Lovely melodies, straightforward guitars and earthy bass combine with gravelly vocals to make a tune that deserves a few plays to coax you out of bed.
Next Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds because Push The Sky Away, has completely reignited my love affair with the band and could well be one of my albums of the year. We No Who U R is a beautiful, unexpected track.
Finally Laurel Canyons with Youth Blood, because on the day your friend turns 23 you really need a song that makes you feel like your still young. Big, anthemic chorus and jangling guitars are just the ticket for self-deception.
Every now and then a track that gets sent to us that requires no sales pitch. This is such a track, it just works. Stick with it for the first half a minute or so and then it springs into elastic, spirited life and bounces around your ears for the next four. At some points dreamy electronica and others funky soul, it skips around genres and refuses to be pigeonholed…its The Seshen Turn and its a winner.