A strong week of new music to hear...

A bit of a complicated week at Uncut, given that we’ve migrated from the eight floor down to the third floor, into what is admittedly a more comfortable space (with natural light!) until recently occupied by Now magazine. Moving aside the discarded copies of Fifty Shades Darker, here’s what we’ve been annoying the new neighbours with: special attention, please, to the fine new Steve Gunn record I’ve been keeping quiet about for a while; an excerpt from Eno’s excellent “The Ship”; the return of Hope Sandoval; an auspicious hook-up between Christian Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke; and, maybe best of all, something wonderful from Brigid Mae Power, who reminds me of both Tim Buckley and Liz Fraser – but not, oddly, of This Mortal Coil’s “Song To The Siren”…

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1 Various Artists – Day Of The Dead (4AD)

2 Tony Joe White – Rain Crow (Yeproc)

3 Brigid Mae Power – Brigid Mae Power (Tompkins Square)

4 Spain – Carolina (Glitterhouse)

5 Psychic Ills – I Don’t Mind (Feat. Hope Sandoval) (Sacred Bones)

6 Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun (Warp)

7 The Still – The Still (Bronzerat)

8 Ragner Kjartansson & The Allstar Band – The Visitors (Vinyl Factory)

9 The Grateful Dead – Red Rocks 7/8/78 (Rhino)

10 Mr David Viner – So Well Hid (Mauvaise Foi)

11 Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Virgin)

12 Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines (Matador)

13 Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke – It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry (Editions Mego)

14 Moses Sumney – Everlasting Sigh (Youtube)

15 Michael Stipe – The Man Who Sold the World (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF2ed7ouU3o

16 Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC – Blues From WHAT (Three-Lobed)

17 Marisa Anderson – Into The Light (Mississippi)

18 The Skiffle Players – Skifflin’ (Spiritual Pajamas)

19 Brian Eno – The Ship (Warp)