Pretty busy trying to finish an issue here, but as usual, Neil Young is providing a distraction. Today there’s an opportunity to see why we’ve been making such a fuss about “Psychedelic Pill”: a video for the 16-odd minute “Ramada Inn”…

Pretty busy trying to finish an issue here, but as usual, Neil Young is providing a distraction. Today there’s an opportunity to see why we’ve been making such a fuss about “Psychedelic Pill”: a video for the 16-odd minute “Ramada Inn”…



Also some way into “Waging Heavy Peace”. This sentence on page 114 seems to sum it up thus far – “Point is, there were a lot of cars” – but if you’re further on than me, please let me know what you think.

As for the playlist this week, a belated and wholehearted discovery of Goat here in the office, a fine new Michael Chapman venture, a lot of Godspeed’s extraordinary return, plus Mark Kozelek US TV debut, which is well worth a look…

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1 Serafina Steer – The Moths Are Real (Stolen)

2 Villagers – Awayland (Domino)

3 Eternal Tapestry – A World Out Of Time (Thrill Jockey)

4 Michael Chapman – Pachyderm (Blast First Petite)

5 Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)

6 Goat – World Music (Rocket)

7 Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)

8 Bee Mask – Vaporware/Scanops (Room 40)

9 Gareth Dickson – Quite A Way Away (12k)

10 Mark Kozelek & The Roots – Mistress (Live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)



11 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend Ascend (Constellation)

12 Woo – It’s Cosy Inside (Drag City)

13 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lord I Love The Rain (Jellyfant)

14 Arbouretum – Coming Out Of The Fog (Thrill Jockey)

15 Pelt – Effigy (MIE)

16 Various Artists – Pendle 1612 (Lancashire Folklore Tapes)

17 Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs – I Watch You (Heavenly)

18 The Levon Helm Band – Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Vanguard)

19 The White Meadows – A Time For Drunken Horses (Tor Press)

20 Obnox – Rojo (Permanent)

21 Fontanelle – Vitamin F (Southern Lord)