Another quick word with… Dan Michaelson

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 15:46 | Category : A quick word with..., Covers, Interviews, Video
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It’s funny to see Dan Michaelson still referred to as ‘former Absentee singer’, especially now that the release of his third album sees his solo output surpass his former band’s by 50%. But let’s not dwell on the past. The good news is that Dan’s new record Sudden Fiction is excellent; a stripped-down, melancholic late [...]

Echo Lake

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 14:38 | Category : Covers, Songs, Video
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Echo Lake - Alisa from ///NO PAIN IN POP\\\ on Vimeo.
This afternoon I’ve been listening to Echo Lake, mainly because they’re the support band at tonight’s Early Years gig at CAMP Basement. On the evidence of the songs on their Soundcloud, they’re pretty much the perfect support band for The Early Years, with their dreamy [...]

Phosphorescent back in the UK

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 13:31 | Category : Covers, Live music
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Here’s one I missed at the tail end of last year. Phosphorescent sneaked out a digital-only live EP, with a few tunes from their touring of last year’s awesome Here’s To Taking it Easy album, as well as this Leonard Cohen cover. It’s worth posting not just becasue it’s great and Matthew Houck makes it [...]

Help Mazes solve the mystery of the cover version

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 0:46 | Category : Covers, Good new stuff, Songs
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If you’re a fan of the fuzzed out tunes of Mazes, you may be interested in this. You may well have picked up the demo version from their blog earlier in the year, but here’s the live studio version, recorded on BBC 6 Music last Thursday. And here’s the mystery. It’s a cover of a [...]