Another good list this week, I reckon. Fairly predictable pleasure from the Howlin Rain EP that Ethan Miller snuck out the other day, on a break from what he describes as two years of pre-production on the next album with Rick Rubin. Very brave Hendrix cover, too.

Another good list this week, I reckon. Fairly predictable pleasure from the Howlin Rain EP that Ethan Miller snuck out the other day, on a break from what he describes as two years of pre-production on the next album with Rick Rubin. Very brave Hendrix cover, too.

I suspect some of you in London might be joining me at the Howlin Rain/Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo Garage show, though there a bunch of nice ATP-affiliated things going on round the city tonight, not least the Rangda/Borbetomagus face-off at the Lumiere. Any reports from these – and from ATP, of course – gratefully received. I’ll try and post something about the Garage gig tomorrow morning.

Quick note about Metal Mountains, who are another manifestation of that old Tower Recordings folk scene, featuring Helen Rush, PG Six and Samara Lubelski. Also, The Psychic Paramount sound pretty much how you might imagine from the name, which obviously goes down well here…

1 Mushroom – I Don’t Remember Yesterday, Today It Rained (4Zero)

2 Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi/Jack White/Norah Jones – Rome (Parlophone)

3 The Fresh And Onlys – Play It Strange (In The Red)

4 Ty Segall – Melted (Goner)

5 The Parting Gifts – Strychnine Dandelion (In The Red)

6 The Fugs – It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest/Tenderness Junction (Floating World)

7 Metal Mountains – Golden Trees (Amish)

8 Howlin Rain – The Good Life EP (Birdman/American)

9 The Psychic Paramount – II (No Quarter)

10 This Week’s Obligatory Mystery Album (Out March I think)

11 J Mascis – Several Shades Of Why (Sub Pop)