Seven Songs: Camera Obscura

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 23:30 | Category : Seven Songs
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Camera Obscura are busy people right now. They’ve just done a load of gigs in Austin and New York, and are already tuning up for their UK tour starting on 21 April. They’re just about to release a single ahead of their new album My Maudlin Career, easily one of the best of the year [...]

We will punish you

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 13:53 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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Various Production have been on here recently, but their workrate is prodigious and it’s hard to keep up. Since then, I’ve discovered them backing up dour Scottish poet Gerry Mitchell on a recent album, and this: a delicious, if unnerving reworking of Friendship’s The Graveyard Shift. The fact that it’s been re-titled Punish You is [...]

His Clancyness

Monday, 6 April 2009, 13:39 | Category : Good new stuff
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Jonathan Clancy is a man of plenty talent but (presumably) little time on his hands. Not content with fronting Bologna-based pruveyors of widescreen noirish soundscapes A Classic Education, and co-presenting a daily radio show in the same city, he’s also got a solo project on the go. Under the guise of His Clancyness, he strips [...]

Freak Out

Saturday, 4 April 2009, 14:00 | Category : Good new stuff
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Phew. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, for all sorts of reasons not worth going into here. The lack of posts is evidence of that. I’ve got just about enough time now to bring you some Banjo or Freakout. I don’t think I’ve mentioned the man otherwise known as Alessio Natalizia on here yet, [...]

Seven Songs: Tom Brosseau

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 23:31 | Category : Seven Songs
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Tom Brosseau is new to me, even although he’s on his eighth album. The North Dakota native, LA dweller is signed to Fat Cat records who have already put out a couple of these records, and are about to release his latest, Posthumous Success soon. It’s this latest one that’s been my introduction to Tom, [...]