The Fifth Uncut Playlist Of 2017

Hear new Arbouretum, Ryley Walker, Wooden Wand, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jarvis Cocker/Chilly Gonzales and more

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After teasing the excellent Arbouretum and Wooden Wand albums for a week or two, a couple of songs have turned up on Bandcamp that I’ve linked to here (Just click on the listings). Still nothing from that wonderful Joan Shelley record with Tweedy and his gang, unfortunately.

Other stuff worth flagging up: the Jarvis and Gonzales concept album about the Chateau Marmont (scene, right by the pool and near the Belushi bungalow, of one of my strangest interviews back in the ‘90s); Matt Jencik cloudy ambience; and a couple of great new live sets from faithful retainers Hiss Golden Messenger (Back on the road after a seasonal pause) and Ryley Walker (in exploratory improv mode, jousting again with Bill Mackay). Been a while since I mentioned this caveat, but it seems salient this week: the playlist is just a document of music we listened to in the Uncut office – inclusion doesn’t automatically mean we liked it (though mostly, of course, we did)…

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1 Hiss Golden Messenger – Live At The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, 28/1/17 (Download here)

2 Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)

3 Feral Ohms – Feral Ohms (Silver Current)


4 Jarvis Cocker/Chilly Gonzales – Room 29 (Deutsche Grammofon)

5 Ryley Walker/Bill Mackay/Michael Zerang – Live At The Hideout, Chicago 28/1/17 (Download here)

6 Thundercat – Show You The Way (Feat Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins) (Brainfeeder)

7 Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley (No Quarter)

8 Wooden Wand – Clipper Ship (Three Lobed Recordings)

9 Blondie – Fun (BMG)

10 Arbouretum – Song Of The Rose (Thrill Jockey)

11 Skyway Man – Seen Comin’ From A Mighty Eye (Light In The Attic)

12 Jake Xerxes Fussell – What In The Natural World (Paradise Of Bachelors)

13 Ryley Walker – Shaking Like The Others/I Laughed So Hard I Cried/Two Sides To Every Cross (

14 Damaged Bug – Bunker Funk (Castle Face)

15 Karima Walker
- Hands in Our Names (Orindal)

16 Father John Misty – Pure Comedy (Bella Union)

17 Matt Jencik – Weird Times (Hands In The Dark)

18 Sampha – Process (XL)




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