Lots to dig into this week, not least a song to sample from the Hiss Golden Messenger album that I’ve been alluding to for so long. Strong Ronnie Lane vibes there, perhaps. Among some biggish new entries here, some lesser known names to check out, too: Jennifer Castle; 75 Dollar Bill’s weird adaptation of desert blues; the new Blonde Redhead album that increasingly feels like their strongest in an age; and Hurray For The Riff Raff, magnificent on Letterman.

Lots to dig into this week, not least a song to sample from the Hiss Golden Messenger album that I’ve been alluding to for so long. Strong Ronnie Lane vibes there, perhaps. Among some biggish new entries here, some lesser known names to check out, too: Jennifer Castle; 75 Dollar Bill’s weird adaptation of desert blues; the new Blonde Redhead album that increasingly feels like their strongest in an age; and Hurray For The Riff Raff, magnificent on Letterman.



Lot of good techno and electronica, too: not quite sure why that is at the moment. I’ll leave you to meditate on whether a reggae cover of “Purple Rain” in its entirety and featuring, among others, Ali Campbell and the drummer from Fun Lovin’ Criminals, is something to actively seek out…

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1 Plastikman – Ex (Mute)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDBcxEMHNMs

2 Caustic Window – Caustic Window (Rephlex)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk7Q7nYJpS8&list=PL05YPqhPmTtJUC0AWZAOJrhWJrjlCH11q

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5 Interpol – El Pintor (Soft Limit)

6 Jennifer Castle – Pink City (No Quarter)

7 Blonde Redhead – Barragán (Kobalt)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS8FLOMgSlk

8 Wire – Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 (Pink Flag)

9 Ibeyi – Oya (XL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAzjmDZD4aY

10 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers (Merge)

11 The Allah-Las – Worship The Sun (Temporary Leisure)

Hear a new Allah-Las track here

12 FKA Twigs – LP1 (XL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yDP9MKVhZc

13 Pye Corner Audio – The Black Mist EP (Front & Follow)

14 John Cale & Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax (Esoteric)

15 Radio Riddler – Purple Reggae (MITA)

16 Linda Ronstadt – Hand Sown … Home Grown/Silk Purse/Linda Ronstadt (BGO)

17 Various Artists – Total 14 (Kompakt)

18 Simian Mobile Disco – Whorl (Anti-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HLp58Qt3Xo

19 Luluc – Passerby (Sub Pop)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQetpSkYnA8

20 Gerry Goffin – It Ain’t Exactly Entertainment (Adelphi)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j2uNnKEdxU

21 The Allman Brothers – The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Universal)

22 Houndstooth – Yellow Stone (No Quarter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz52pY1spv4

23 75 Dollar Bill – Olives In The Ears (www.bandcamp.com)

24 A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos (Erased Tapes)

25 Robert Plant – Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64qknmWWRE

26 Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap (FatCar)

27 Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Body Electric (Live On Letterman)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PURNz-8U_Ko

28 González & Steenkiste – Dimly Lit (Fort Evil Fruit)

29 Tweedy – Sukierae (dBpm)

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