A reminder, first off, that the excellent Arbouretum will finally be playing Club Uncut, next Monday, July 27, at the Lexington on Pentonville Road. Full details here, if you’re interested.

A reminder, first off, that the excellent Arbouretum will finally be playing Club Uncut, next Monday, July 27, at the Lexington on Pentonville Road. Full details here, if you’re interested.



Secondly, this week’s playlist. The Unthanks, perhaps obviously, are the renamed Rachel Unthank & The Winterset. “Here’s The Tender Coming” probably sounds like the best new arrival, at this point.

1 The Unthanks – Here’s The Tender Coming (EMI)

2 Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor (Drag City)

3 Masters Of Reality – Pine/Cross Dover (Brownhouse)

4 Air – Love 2 (Virgin)

5 Volcano Choir – Unmap (Jagjaguwar)

6 The Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love (4AD)

7 David Bowie – London Boy (Spectrum)

8 Noah & The Whale – The First Days Of Spring (Mercury)

9 Joan As Police Woman – Cover (Reveal)

10 Vowels – The Pattern Prism (LoAF)

11 Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide: Deluxe Edition (Universal Island)

12 Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking (Island)

13 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Through The Devil Softly (Nettwerk)

14 Times New Viking – Born Again Revisited (Matador)

15 Girls – Album (Fantasy Trashcan/Turnstile)

16 Big Star – Keep An Eye On The Sky (Rhino)

17 Pearl Jam – Backspacer (Universal Island)

18 Jimmy Webb & The Webb Brothers – Cottonwood Farm (Proper)

19 Richard Hawley – True Love’s Gutter (Mute)