Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tiger Choir

Psych poppers from Tasmania, Tiger Choir have an album up on Bandcamp now, and this track from it is an excellent example of their pleasingly louche output.

Tiger Choir: Ghosties by -gaga

Monday, 15 August 2011

Guest Mix #1 - I Wanted To Talk About How We Had Nothing To Talk About

Courtesy of electric sound of joy associate Dave Von Coda comes the first in an occasional series of Guest mixes.

King Krule - Alicia
Koreless – MTI
Emiliana Torrini – Jungle Drum (Jai Paul remix)
Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop (Chilly Gonzales Rap)
Drake – Over
Prodigy of Mobb Deep – Keep It Thoro
No Kids – Bluster In The Air
Capitol K – Pillow
Grandaddy – Go Progress Chrome
Primal Scream – I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have
JJ Cale – Don’t Go To Strangers
Buffalo Springfield – Expecting To Fly
Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is
Patsy Cline – Sweet Dreams (Of You)

Other Lives

Sounding like haunted house dwelling siblings of Grizzly Bear, Other Lives are rightly attracting much attention at present. Their new album 'Tamer Animals' is due for release in the UK at the end of the month

Tamer Animals by Other Lives

Shoreline Is

Tip top Dream Pop from Dortmund, the industrial heartland of Germany. Still the Cocteau Twins hailed from, by all accounts,the hellish environs of Grangemouth and they were capable of conjuring stupendous beauty.

Living Things by Shoreline Is

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Grandpa Was A Lion

Drawing on the lineage of alt troubadours from Mark Linkous to Justin Vernon but enveloping his strummming in a sweet fuzz, Justin D'Onofrio aka Grandpa Was A Lion has recently released his 'Archaic' EP of which this is this the opening track.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Social Pipe

Mysterious electronica from Paris. It is almost cheesy, but then so are Phoenix and some of the best work Daft Punk have produced so maybe the french do it best with a touch of fromage.

Dice by Social Pipe

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Botany is the project of Texan, Spencer Stephanson. His wonderful remix of Mauves by Tropics has just got an airing and is more propulsive than this own recent EP but equally blissful. Feeling Today, taken from said EP, sounds like early Caribou (minus the two drummers) when Dan Snaith still went under the name Manitoba. For those in doubt, this is a very good thing.

TROPICS - Mouves (Botany Remix) by Botany

Feeling Today by Botany

The Dying Seconds

Sounding like much missed morose Yorkshire glitchers Hood, this upcoming single is a stark and beautiful introduction to the band.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Imandra Lake

Estonian shoegaze of the pastoral variety, this track from their recently released EP casts them as a Baltic version of Fields. More of the same is available on last years album Seesamseesam.

Imandra Lake Arkamis aeg by electricsoundofjoy