Just arrived this morning and straight onto the stereo, a new album from Beirut, that seems to consist of half recordings with a 19-piece Mexican funeral band, and half bedroom synthpop. I’m not sure what the synthpop’s going to be like, but it’s started well.
I’ll report back on the whole album in the next few days, I imagine. In the meantime, here’s this week’s collection of records played in the Uncut office. Something of a glut of intense Australians, it seems.
Oh, maybe we’ll see you at the Club Uncut Wild Beasts show tonight? I think there may be a couple of tickets left if you’re stuck for something to do.
1 Ekkehard Ehlers – Plays (Staubgold)
3 John Phillips – Pussycat (SPV Yellow)
4 Alela Diane – To Be Still (Names)
5 Delta Spirit – Ode To Sunshine (Rounder)
6 Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Primary Colours (Goner)
9 The Drones – Havilah (ATP Recordings)
10 M Ward – Hold Time (4AD)
11 Chicks On Speed – Super Surfer Girl (Chicks On Speed Records)
13 Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (Virgin)
14 Earthless – Live At Roadburn (Teepee)
15 The Kinks – Picture Book (Universal)
16 Various Artists – The Factory Box Set (Rhino)
17 Beirut – March Of The Zapotec/ Realpeople: Holland (Pompeii)