Tuesday, 8 December 2015

8 December 2015

It's all about the final track this week. Consider the first 12 tracks as a preamble.

Imaginary People - Summerstock
An unmistakeably New York sound. Off the LP Dead Letterbox, which is a great title, which came out in summer.

The Chills - America Says Hello
Another one from the first Chills album in 15 years, Silver Bullets.

Featured Album
Art Brut - Formed A Band
Art Brut - Modern Art
Our featured LP this week is Art Brut's debut long-player Bang Bang Rock & Roll. It came out in 2005 and introduced us to a totally unique band. Just brilliant.

Brando's Island - Auto Warfare
To Australia now, a band completely new to me. And blimey do they kick up a racket. An LP is due shortly. And they raise a fair point. Did we even have  debate on shifting warfare to bunkers many thousands of miles away from battle?

Ghost Car - Be A Better Lady
Another track from their split LP with Summerisle, the Ghost Car bits which are now available as a self-titled EP.

The Migrant - Silence
Denmark now, and the new single from these psych-folk rockers. The album is Flood and it's out now.

Vertical Slump - Chanteuse
Comprising members of other bands, Shopping and Omi Palome for two, this is off the EP Ruined Value which came out last month.

Salary - Mini Moke
Back to Australia, Perth in fact, for this one. Out last week. Easy on the Autotune, eh?

Radar Men From The Moon - Deconstruction
Named for a 1952 B-movie, these are from Eindhoven. This is off the EP Subversive I which came out in October.

Featured Album
Art Brut - Good Weekend
Another one from Bang Bang Rock & Roll. A gem.

Blank Realm - River Of Longing
Back Down Under again, this time to Brisbane for another track from the LP Illegals In Heaven, their fifth, which is out now.

David Bowie - Blackstar
And so here it is, the new single from Bowie. An epic ten-minuter from an LP of the same name which is due out in January, his 25th studio album. Spectacular. He's gone full Scott Walker, hasn't he?

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

Not in next week - football - so the next one will be the christmas special in a fortnight.

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