Thanks for all your kind words over the past couple of weeks about the relaunched mag. I know this will undoubtedly read like self-justifying hype on our part, but we have been genuinely thrilled and overwhelmed by how positive the response has been.
I mention this again, anyway, since we’re just putting the finishing touches to the next issue, which includes my first ever Uncut cover story. This is my excuse for not having posted much in the last couple of weeks here: hopefully I can get moving again now.
To kick things off, here are the records we’ve played in the last couple of days in the Uncut office – not all, it’s worth stating once again, come recommended by me personally. If you didn’t spot it on last week’s playlist, the astonishingly diligent Nick Watt has been building Spotify playlists based on these blogs if and when the records become available. Check it out: http://spoti.fi/wnYs8A. – and thanks again.
1 Greg Haines – Digressions (Preservation)
2 The Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop)
4 Fela Kuti – Live In Detroit 1986 (Strut)
5 Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar (BMG Rights Management)
6 Bill Callahan/Mickey Newbury – Heaven Help The Child (Drag City)
7 The Young – Dub Egg (Matador)
8 St Etienne – Words And Music (Heavenly)
9 Garland Jeffreys – The King Of In Between (Luna Park)
10 Dave Shuford/Margot Bianca/Pigeons – Natch 2 (http://natchmusic.tumblr.com/)
11 Howlin Rain – Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Winter Tour Companion 2012 (http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2012/03/12/howlin-rain-winter-tour-companion-a-compilation/#more-28144)
12 Gallon Drunk – The Road Gets Darker From Here (Clouds Hill)
13 Jack White – Blunderbuss (Third Man/XL)
14 Jon Porras – Black Mesa (Thrill Jockey)
15 Bo Diddley – The Black Gladiator (Future Days Recordings)
16 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge (Parlophone)
17 James Yorkston & The Athletes – Moving Up Country: 10th Anniversary Edition (Domino)
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