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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

A few cool things to play and/or download on the playlist this week, kicking off with a couple of free new tunes from the characteristically profligate White Denim, which come highly recommended.

Check out that Michael Chapman preview; Natch should be posting the whole thing any day now. In the meantime, you’ll note that Ben Chasny’s busy summer has fetched up the second Rangda; that I can finally admit to owning the excellent Grizzly Bear album; that Agitated are putting out the great Birds Of Maya (parent band of both Purling Hiss and Spacin’) jam; that the Cave soundtrack features, among other things, both Mark Lanegan and Ralph Stanley having cracks at “White Light/White Heat”; and that one of these 19 records stinks on ice…

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1 Rangda – Formerly Extinct (Drag City)

2 Birds Of Maya – Ready To Howl (Agitated)

3 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man (Parlophone)

4 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Lawless: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony)

5 Bill Wilson – Ever Changing Minstrel (Tompkins Square)

6 Hiss Golden Messenger/Elephant Micah – My Cousin’s King/Balthazar (Paradise Of Bachelors)

7 Howlin Rain – Collage/When The Morning Comes (Agitated)

8 Michael Chapman & The Woodpiles – Natch 7 Preview (http://natchmusic.tumblr.com/post/28689236317/natch7video)

9 Michael Mayer – Mantasy (Kompakt)

10 White Denim – Darlene/Gas On F (http://soundcloud.com/whitedenim/sets)

11 Woods – Bend Beyond (Woodsist)

12 Kreidler – Den (Bureau B)

13 Spectre Folk – The Ancient Storm (Vampire Blues)

14 Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent (Drag City)

15 Daphni – JIAOLONG (JIAOLONG)

16 The Eccentronic Research Council – 1612 Underture (Bird)

17 Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp)

18 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – The Magic Door (Silver Arrow)

19 Martha Wainwright – Come Home To Mama (Drowned In Sound/V2)

Picture credit: Michael Hammett and Bobby Weiss


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