Exciting news this week, with the auspicious arrival of three CDs of new music from a big favourite round these parts. Anyone care to hazard a guess who it might be?

Exciting news this week, with the auspicious arrival of three CDs of new music from a big favourite round these parts. Anyone care to hazard a guess who it might be?



I’ll put you out of your misery right away – it is, of course, the mighty Vibracathedral Orchestra, back with three separate discs of untethered Yorkshire psych. Who else could it have been, realistically?

In completely unconnected news, the other really nice new thing to make the list is a live album from Bill Callahan (featuring, capriciously enough, precisely nothing from “Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle”). Oh, and the James Murphy score to the new Noah Baumbach film, which is pretty typical, understated score-to-an-indieish-film fare on first listen, but I obviously need to give it another proper go.

1 James Murphy – Greenberg Original Soundtrack (Parlophone)

2 Ken Camden – Lethargy & Repurcussion (Kranky)

3 The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights (XL)

4 Wooden Shjips – Volume Two (Sick Thirst)

5 Pearly Gate Music – Pearly Gate Music (Bella Union)

6 Lissie – Why You Runnin’ (Fat Possum)

7 Vibracathedral Orchestra – Joka Baya (VHF)

8 Vibracathedral Orchestra – The Secret Base (VHF)

9 The Chieftains Featuring Ry Cooder – St Patricio (Concord)

10 Steeleye Span – Rocket Cottage (Charisma)

11 Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch)

12 Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)

13 Wanda Jackson – They Say You’re No Good/Shakin’ All Over (Third Man)

14 The Black Belles – What Can I Do?/ Lies (Third Man)

15 Bill Callahan – Rough Travel For A Rare Thing (Drag City)

16 Dylan LeBlanc – Changing Of The Seasons (Myspace)

17 Vibracathedral Orchestra – Smoke Song (VHF)