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]


Ekko said...

I can't believe the blogger community isn't up in arms about the Ryan Adams thing. Ryan should be doing everything he can to stop Lost Highway from backing the prosecution. What a dickbag he's turned out to be.

I for one will never post a Lost Highway artist again. We all should be joining together. We matter. We've proved that with Gnarls Barkley, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and probably Franz Ferdinand, too.

Join me, dude. Get mad. Act up.

Jim el Buho said...

I'm with you ekko, yeah we need to get organised. There's a few more artists you could add to that list, Tapes 'n Tapes and Arctic Monkeys spring immediately to mind.

Have a read of this interview with an RIAA lawyer on Pitchfork. Very interesting. With any luck someone in the industry will listen to him.

jamiego said...

Oh yes, Archie Bronson Outfit...what is it they have? Something I can't put my finger on, but I love them. Saw them in Glasgow on Monday and they did a great (but short) gig. The album is incredible.

colleen said...

yay for you -- i love this blog of yours! xo c