Saturday, June 03, 2006
Burning World #8
At last summer seems to have arrived. The sun is shining and the sky is blue and the postman is walking down the street with hopefully one or two records in his bag for me....Oh well maybe tomorrow. Looks like rain now.
It's only June but already this has been one of the best years for music I can remember. There have been so many exiting new bands all trying to do something a bit different an long may it continue. Bishop Allen are one such band. They come from Brooklyn, New York and have had the challenging idea of releasing an EP every month. Personally I like the February EP best but evry one is a winner and I'm just a sucker for things like that and have to go and collect all of them or risk feeling incomplete for the rest of my life. The EP's only cost $5 so pop over to their website and have a gander.
Other stuff to try and find this week include the new single by 1990's. Produced by Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and including at least one former member of The Yummy Fur it's one of those singles which remains on your I-Pod for all time. A great slice of angular pop crafted as only the Scots know how and it's such a shame that their not in the World Cup...Oops.
Help She Can't Swim - Midnight Garden (Fantastic Plastic)
Sambassadeur - Think Nothing Of It (Labrador)
Duels - Potential Futures (Nude)
The Longcut - Vitamin C (Deltasonic)
Paris Angels - All On You (Perfume) (Sheer Joy)
The Blizzards - Why Do You Fancy Scumbags (Universal)
Bishop Allen - Central Booking (Champagne School)
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill (Elefant)
Booka Shade - Blue Room
Parks & Recreation - Perfect Love (Hush)
1990's - You Made Me Like It (Rough Trade)
Larrikin Love - Downing Street Kindling (Warp)
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba (Harvest)
Plaid - I Citizen The Loathsome (Warp)