Thanks for all the nice feedback about the Liam Hayes/Plush piece I wrote earlier in the week. Lots of other good new arrivals in the list here, and you could do worse than start off by listening to the Cool Ghouls from San Francisco, especially if you're interested in the Allah-Las, the Ty Segall axis, Nuggets ad nauseam and so on.
Thanks for all the nice feedback about the Liam Hayes/Plush piece I wrote earlier in the week. Lots of other good new arrivals in the list here, and you could do worse than start off by listening to the Cool Ghouls from San Francisco, especially if you’re interested in the Allah-Las, the Ty Segall axis, Nuggets ad nauseam and so on.
Meatbodies, meanwhile, are part of that Segall axis, sharing personnel with The Fuzz and Mikal Cronin’s band, so you can guess pretty much how that one’s going to sound. Please also take note of a new Neil Young track, give Julian Casablancas and Ariel Pink a chance, and check out Mirage, a sort of one-man teenage Grizzly Bear. Also, two terrific comps to recommend from Ace: “Where Country Meets Soul Volume 3” (that Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson version of “Jambalaya” is mindblowing) and, especially, the Cosimo Matassa one from R&B.
Perhaps it goes without saying this week, but not everything on my playlist comes with an unequivocal endorsement. Maybe a few of you have felt similarly these past two or three days?
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1 Liam Hayes & Plush – Korp Sole Roller (Bandcamp)
2 Liam Hayes & Plush – One Way Out (Soundcloud)
3 Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita (Upset The Rhythm)
4 Tindersticks – In Flanders Fields Museum Soundscapes (City Slang)
5 Meatbodies – Meatbodies (In The Red)
6 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused (4AD)
7 TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot (Sony)
8 Cave – Release (Drag City)
9 The See See – Once, Forever And Again (Dell’Orso)
10 Cool Ghouls – A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye (Empty Cellar)
11 H Hawkline – Salt Gall Box Ghouls (Heavenly)
13 Ariel Pink – Pom Pom (4AD)
14 Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny (Cult)
15 Dean Blunt – Black Metal (Rough Trade)
17 U2 – Songs Of Innocence (iTunes)
18 Neil Young – Who’s Gonna Stand Up (www.neilyoung.com)
19 Jordan De La Sierra – Gymnosphere: Song Of The Rose (Numero Group)
20 Various Artists – Cracking The Cosimo Code: ’60s New Orleans R&B And Soul (Ace)
21 Duke Ellington – My People (Boplicity)
22 Various Artists – Cold Cold Heart: Where Country Meets Soul Volume 3 (Kent)
23 Richard Dawson – Nothing Important (Weird World)
24 John McLaughlin – My Goal’s Beyond (Douglas)
25 Greylag – Greylag (Dead Oceans)
26 The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends (Bella Union)
27 The Voyeurs – Rhubarb Rhubarb (Heavenly)
28 Mirage – Blood For The Return (Olde English Spelling Bee/Weird World)