Creepy, dark and very much in the shadow of VU, Royal Baths’ Litanies very much hit the spot over the weekend, though I’m far too late to do anything about it. It’s on the Woodsist label, which people seem to have turned on lately, but it’s really not the sort of sunny, loosely-strung garage psychedelia that you might expect. The closest recent reference is probably the XX, but there’s a bit more spine here, somehow. Here’s the free mp3 track “Nikki Don’t”.
And the obligatory live footage
We lost power in a wind storm early this morning and just now regained it. I'm a bit behind on everything, but at least the heat's on again.