I made a mix of stuff that I’ve been listening to lately, mostly for reviews and interviews. Here’s a track listing:
Katjon Band “Red Flag” This Jon Langford and Kat from the Ex in a sort of one-off collaborion.
Wilderness “Strand the Test of Time” I'm interviewing these guys for Copper Press by email sometime soon...no idea what to ask them.
Fabulous Diamonds, “Untitled” Fantastic no waver duo from Australia, check out the detuned sax at the end.
Palms, “Monte Alban” Really hard-to-classify, trans-continental duo with a new-ish album out on Rare Book Room, which used to be mostly a studio but somehow turned into a label.
Starlite Desperation, “We Don’t Do Time” Fuck yeah, rock and roll.
Jay Reatard, “Painted Shut” See above.
Boston Spaceships, “Two Girl Area” Pollard with a pretty damn good band sounding exactly like himself...a good thing in my book.
Mogwai, “Batcat” The loud one on their new album.
All the Saints, “Fire on Corridor X” New psych-grunge-heavy band from Atlanta that got signed to Touch & Go while I wasn't looking.
XX Teens, “Round” Hmmm...already fading on this one, but I do like the drums. Anybody else thinking "Keep them Separated" by the Offspring?
Giant Sand, “Muck Machine” My fave track off proVISIONS with that loopy, bloopy bass line.
Hush Arbors, “The Light” This is one of the louder, more rock-oriented tracks off a really beautiful new freak folkish outing from Sun Burned Hand of the Man's Keith Wood.
Woven Hand, “The Beautiful Axe” My favorite Old Testament prophet/Joy Division fan, Dave Eugene Edwards...off his new album Ten Stones.
Boduf Songs, “Spirit Harness” So quiet, so devastating.
Larkin Grimm, “Ride that Cyclone” Omigod, just interviewed this woman, Michael Gira's latest find, here backed by his other new band, Fire on Fire...crazy, dark bluegrass sort of.
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, “Back Burner” Also talked to Isobel finally, who said that the guitar lick at the end of this piece (Dave MacGowan BTW) is her very favorite sound on the excellent Sunday at Devil Dirt.
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