I guess there’s some fairly auspicious new entries in this lot, though I’d also direct your attention to a couple of the other records here, by Bitchin Bajas (a Cave spin-off, I believe) and Jonathan Wilson. Really good stuff.

I guess there’s some fairly auspicious new entries in this lot, though I’d also direct your attention to a couple of the other records here, by Bitchin Bajas (a Cave spin-off, I believe) and Jonathan Wilson. Really good stuff.

And if you missed the news last week, a lot of this year’s Wild Mercury Sound playlists are now, thanks to the assiduous Mr Watt, available to hear on Spotify by following this link. Given that one of you expressed surprise at the Foo Fighters appearing on there, it might be time to say again that the playlists are simply a document of the music we play in the office. Inclusion is not the same as recommendation, folks.

1 Vieux Farka Touré – The Secret (Six Degrees)

2 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Domino)

3 Mind Over Mirrors – The Voice Rolling (Digitalis)

4 Bitchin Bajas – Water Wrackets (Kallistei)

5 The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time (Decca)

6 The Horrors – Skying (XL)

7 Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother The Mountain (Domino)

8 The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love (DFA)

9 Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)

10 Kourosh Yaghmaei – Back From The Brink (Now Again)

11 Spain – Blue Moods Of Spain: A History, Part One (Diamond Soul)

12 Beirut – The Riptide (Pompeii)

13 Cliffie Swan – Memories Come True (Drag City)

14 Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See (Domino)

15 DJ Shadow – I Gotta Rokk (Island)