Hidey-ho, mp3 time again, and a good selection since the start of the month of labels and artists forwarding their stuff on. Not least Bailiwick Recording Company - based in Guernsey! Ace! - who wrote to inform us that they're putting out a Gossamer Albatross 7" on October 20th, sent us the tracks from it and said "go on, post one". Alright then:
Gossamer Albatross - Elizabeth, Queen Of The Sea
We haven't been as constantly vocal about them as we have with others, but wiry, spry London trio Popular Workshop are a band we've had a lot of time for over the last year - featured in Weekender as a Myspace discovery over two years ago, in the Class Of '08 covermount right at the start of the year and quite a few different tracks in the Weekly Sweep. Now they've got an album ready, We're Alive And We're Not Alone, out on October 6th and recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago with all that entails. Sounds like it was, too.
Popular Workshop - Her Birthday
Laura Wolf was in the Sweep a few weeks ago. Heartbeeps filled the H requirement in the A-Z of Myspaces from a couple of months back. And when they met, it was Internet Forever, fuzzy guitar plus lo-fi keyboard alternapop. RIYL Times New Viking, UltCult, a Los Campesinos! affected by the credit crunch.
Internet Forever - Break Bones