Cowabunga Babes – Lovesong

September 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Taken from ‘Lydia Lunch’
Out now on Volar Records

Stan says: #Monday. Big fan of the 90 second pop song … when done well. It’s always a fine line between making a mess and making music regardless of track length but squeeze too many ideas into too little time and things can go wrong fast. This track (from the Austin, TX groups 2010 release), makes it through with the flag flying and has that moldy peaches esque rough hewn vibe that’s always good to hear on a Monday morning – especially if you are ever in need of reminding that MUSIC = FUN.

Ladytron – Ninety Degrees

September 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Taken from the album ‘Gravity The Seducer’
Released 12/09/2011 on Nettwerk.

Stan says: #Monday #unseasonalmusicpartt3 #vs. For no particular reason at all we’ve never been big followers of Ladytron in times past. Maybe it was the name? Either way they have previously managed to find themselves filed under the ‘bands we can’t quite to bothered to listen to right now’ category in our mental music scrapyard, (along with an almost infinite quantity of ‘world music’ artists that we long ago promised we would listen to but are now hiding away from in an overwhelmed corner). ‘Ninety Degrees’ however is currently proving a more than acceptabe accompaniment to our afternoon tea and biscuits so perhaps further investigation is warranted? Just can’t quite shake the Sarah Nixeyness in the vocals and the resultant itch to listen to some old Luke Haines records. Perhaps that Ladytron album fest can wait for another day …

Cass McCombs – The Same Thing

August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Taken from ‘Humor Risk’ by Cass McCombs
Released 7/11/11 on Domino Records

Stan says: #Monday. Cass McCombs is not always the recommended treatment for a stag hangover, especially if teetering on the edge of something mildly existential. This however is almost (almost), upbeat in a House of Love kind of way and McCombs’ vocal has a definite Sumner-ish/Mancunian quality to it at points. Interesting.

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