Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Weekly Sweep
And because there is just so much high quality stuff around at the moment it's a one-off rollover double Weekender, on the understanding that we'll never get to mention some of it again so might as well alert you to it in one great big lump.
4 Or 5 Magicians - Change The Record [Myspace] Anathallo - Noni's Field [Myspace] (Preview track from their forthcoming album Canopy Glow, and yes, this one is set for UK release. Word from their British label Big Scary Monsters' majordomo Kev is it's in his top three on the album) Arthur And Martha - Autovia [Myspace] (He was in Saloon, she was in the Duloks, together they are early OMD versus Ladytron) Blood Red Shoes - Say Something Say Anything [Myspace] British Sea Power - No Lucifer [YouTube] Broken Records - If The News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It [Myspace] (For all that's good and proper, if you haven't already go and listen to and watch a bit of the Broken Records Toad Session, including a version of this song) Clinic - The Witch (Made To Measure) [YouTube] Death To Anders - Ghost Rock [Myspace] dEUS - Slow [YouTube] El Perro Del Mar - Jubilee [Myspace] (Not the single from second album From The Valley To The Stars - that's How Did We Forget?, also there - but better, we say) Elbow - An Audience With The Pope [mp3 from A Plague Of Angels] Fighting With Wire - Everyone Needs A Nemesis [Myspace] ¡Forward, Russia! - Breaking Standing [Myspace] Future Of The Left - Manchasm [YouTube] Grammatics - D.I.L.E.M.M.A. [Myspace] The Indelicates - America [YouTube] Ipso Facto - Harmonise [Myspace] (Actually, despite having a Farfisa-ish organ, the singer being from Southend and the two bands being compared in every single piece of press, they don't really sound much like the Horrors. Stand yourself down) Joan As Police Woman - To Be Loved [Myspace] (Again, a preview track from a second album, To Survive. She's just sold out the Roundhouse!) Johnny Foreigner - Eyes Wide Terrified [Myspace] Jonquil - The Weight Of Lying On Your Back [Myspace] (A new EP this time, led by a re-recorded version of Lions track Whistle Low, but again this is its superior) Laura Marling - Cross Your Fingers Lightspeed Champion - Galaxy Of The Lost [YouTube] The Long Blondes - Century [Myspace] Los Campesinos! - My Year In Lists [mp3 from JP's Blog, as well as details of their latest triumph of the free will concept single] Make Model - The LSB [YouTube] Minnaars - Spelt With A K Not A C [Myspace] The Mystery Jets - Half In Love With Elizabeth [live YouTube] (Eleven studios and eight engineers on the album? Has Kevin Shields joined on the quiet?) Noah & The Whale - Shape Of My Heart [Myspace] Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author [Myspace] (Not the next single, unfortunately, although More News From Nowhere is no more likely to make playlists) Portishead - Machine Gun [YouTube] The Rosie Taylor Project - A Good Café On George Street [Myspace] The School - All I Wanna Do [YouTube] The Shortwave Set - No Social [Myspace] Superman Revenge Squad - Idiot Food [Myspace] Tokyo Police Club - Tesselate [Myspace] The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Trading Things In [Myspace] (See, we've been meaning to get this in for weeks, and finally we find an excuse for the shoehorn) Wake The President - You Can't Change That Boy [Myspace] White Williams - New Violence [Myspace] Why? - Song Of The Sad Assassin [YouTube] Young Knives - Turn Tail [Myspace]