Sunday, April 23, 2006

This Month I Will Mostly Be Listening To….

Tracklist for this month's compilation CD (Vol 4.)

1. Boy Kill Boy - Susie
2. Graham Coxon - You & I
3. Editors - All Sparks
4. Bromheads Jacket - When You Wasn't Famous
great cover of the Streets hit by yet another Sheffield band
5. Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (scroll down)
6. Seth Lakeman - Riflemen of War - from new album Freedom Fields
7. Archie Bronson Outfit - Dart for my Sweetheart
from Derdang Derdang, the best album this month, and one of my top 3 of the year so far. Qualifies for rare double entry here.
8. The Infadels - Girl That Speaks No Words
9. Brakes - All Night Disco Party
10. Larrikin Love - Edwould
11. Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood - former Libertine shows how it's supposed to be done
12. Futureheads - Skip To The End
13. Lovely Feathers – Wrong Choice
14. Hess is More - The Magic Invention from TDPRC
from new album Captain Europe by this amazing Danish multi-instrumentalist
15. TV On the Radio (with David Bowie) - Province
16. Gorillaz - Kids With Guns (scroll down)
17. Shit Disco - Disco Blood
18. Archie Bronson Outfit - Dead Funny
19. Duels - Animal
20. Tapes 'n Tapes - Buckle
21. Depeche Mode - Suffer Well

Thursday, April 06, 2006

My ears are thanking me and yours will too

Some of you might have guessed that I've been put off my stride somewhat by the FileLodge incident (see below). What with the famous Ryan Adams blogger case and the announcement yesterday of another 2000 cases to be brought against filesharers in Europe, my opinion of the record industry has dropped lower than I thought was possible...

On the other hand I've also been working my ass off the past 10 days and haven't had any time to blog. But then along comes an album that has made me sit up and take notice to such an extent that I had to make time in between to give you a heads up.

The Archie Bronson Outfit is a trio from the west of England whose new album Derdang Derdang is total psych-out rock n roll, with here and there Celtic / Irish touches and even a bit of early Hawkwind squeaky saxophone floating over the top. OK this description does it no justice whatsoever, but suffice to say if you like Tapes 'n Tapes and/or TV On the Radio you will love this.

So I urge you to nip over to their Myspace page and stream the songs there, or pop over to Musicisnotdead blog and download two songs. I've pasted the links below, thanks to Andy for these.

The album is out now on Domino, if you buy only one album this month, make it this one!

Archie Bronson Outfit - Cherry Lips [MP3]
Archie Bronson Outfit - Kangaroo Heart [MP3]