Sunday, May 13, 2018

Blast From The Past: The sound of 1978

Ten amazing tracks selected from some of the best albums of 1978, the year that defined the sound we would later call "post-punk":


The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
Album: All Mod Cons


Elvis Costello & The Attractions - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone

Public Image Limited - Public Image

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Metal postcard
Album: The Scream


X-Ray Spex - Oh! Bondage Up Yours! (Live At The Roxy)

Devo - Mongoloid

The Saints - Know your product

Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve & Danno


Magazine - The Light Pours Out of Me
Album: Real Life


Sunday, May 06, 2018

New Releases: April 2018

Round-up of April's most interesting new releases featuring the debut full-lengths by London indie-rockers Goat Girl and MIEN, a psych-rock "supergroup" featuring Black Angel's Alex Maas and The Horrors' Tom Furse, plus new singles by Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Thurston Moore and LUMP,  a collaborative project between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay:

Albums

GOAT GIRL - Goat Girl
SPEEDY ORTIZ - Twerp Verse
MIEN - Mien
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - Pinned
WYE OAK - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
LAURA VEIRS - The Lookout
JOSH T PEARSON - The Straight Hits!
DRINKS - Hippo Lite
HOP ALONG - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - Sex and Food
OKKERVIL RIVER - In The Rainbow Rain
FORTH WANDERERS - Forth Wanderers
HINDS - I Don't Run
BLOSSOMS - Cool Like You
EELS - The Deconstruction
THE DAMNED - Evil Spirits
MELVINS - Pinkus Abortion Technician
KING TUFF - The Other
ALEXIS TAYLOR - Beautiful Thing
DANIEL AVERY - Song For Alpha
DR OCTAGON - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
MOUSE ON MARS - Dimensional People
GROUPER - Grid Of Points
GRIS-DE-LIN - Sprung
JOSH ROUSE - Love in the Modern Age
JEFFREY LEWIS - Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923 - 2010)
JAMIE STEWART - An Aggressive, Chain Smoking Alcoholic
MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Resistance Is Futile
SLOAN - 12
DR DOG - Critical Equation
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW - Forest Bathing
NANAKI - Decline & Dislocation

Singles & EPs

COURTNEY BARNETT - City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast
PARQUET COURTS - Mardi Gras Beads
THURSTON MOORE - MX Liberty / Panik
SNAPPED ANKLES - Violations EP
JANE WEAVER - The Lightning Back
LUMP - Curse of the Contemporary
BELLY - Feel EP
BUFFALO TOM - Only Living Boy In New York / The Seeker
LAURA VEIRS - Fading of Stars
KEVIN MORBY AND WAXAHATCHEE - Farewell Transmission / The Dark Don't Hide It
SUPERCHUNK - What a Time to Be Alive (Acoustic) / Erasure (Acoustic)
BUSH TETRAS - Take the Fall EP
THE VOIDZ - Qyurryus / Cool As
ALBERT HAMMOND JR. - Etchings From Francis Trouble
DJANGO DJANGO - In Your Beat
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - People Will Always Need Coal
DEATH IN VEGAS - You Disco | Freak Remixes
BLANCK MASS - Odd Scene / Shit Luck
GLASSER - Sextape EP
GIRL RAY - The Way We Came Back
WOLF ALICE - Don't Delete The Kisses (Remix EP)
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - Sky Full of Song
FLEET FOXES - Crack-Up / In The Morning
XYLOURIS WHITE / RATTLE - Livas / All Over the Place
THE LIMINANAS - Dimanche / Two Sisters
BAXTER DURY - Miami (Parrot And Cocker Too Mix)
SUFJAN STEVENS - Mystery Of Love EP
LOS LOBOS VS THE SHINS - The Fear
MAC DEMARCO AND SHAMIR - Cover Beat Happening
ULRIKA SPACEK - Suggestive Listening EP

Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty

Parquet Courts - Mardi Gras Beads

LUMP - Curse of the Contemporary