Seven Songs: A Classic Education

Friday, 17 April 2009, 16:14 | Category : Seven Songs
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Last week we had His Clancyness, the solo project from Bologna-dwelling Canadian Jonathan Clancy. Now it’s the turn of his band A Classic Education. Well, it’s really just Jonathan answering my seven songs questions, but he’s doing it with his Classic Education hat on, rather than any of his many others.
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Object Lesson

Friday, 17 April 2009, 15:34 | Category : Good new stuff
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I’ve taken my eye off the ball on this one. I knew there was a new Jeffrey Lewis album coming out soon, hadn’t realised that it’s next week until I got a timely reminder yesterday in the shape of a track from the album (forthcoming single Roll Bus Roll) and a link to this ace [...]

Still Rollin’

Friday, 17 April 2009, 12:22 | Category : Remixes
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“Are they still going?” my colleague just asked me as I was looking at the new Cornershop single on the Rough Trade Shops website. Well may he ask - it’s almost seven years since they last released an album, and ten since they had their day in the sun, courtesy of a Norman Cook remix [...]

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Friday, 17 April 2009, 8:20 | Category : Reviews
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You’d be forgiven for thinking that this blog was changing its name to The Daily Camera Obscura, given their prominence on here of late. But I’m making no excuses in talking even more about them, for two main reasons - (1) their new album My Maudlin Career is out next week and (2) it’s brilliant.
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