Shit the bed! Some amazing tracks from returning artists: Yeasayer, CoCoRosie, The Afghan Whigs, Passion Pit. Plus the usual mixture of indie, garage rock, electronic pop and krautrock influences. Yet another great track from the forthcoming Heaven by The Walkmen and a haunting cover to round things off.
CoCoRosie ‘We Are On Fire’
Produced by Dave Sitek so the odds of it being good were always pretty high. This is my favourite track these often musically quirky sisters have done. Plus, it marks their return to and relaunch of the excellent Touch and Go label.
First taste of album number three from my favourite badly dressed band. African polyrhythms have given way to more of a reggae / dub influence. Some lovely
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Passion Pit ‘Take A Walk’
Upbeat electronic pop from Michael Angelakos. His first release since ‘Manners’ three years ago.
Girls Names ‘A Troubled See’
Belfast band return with a split 7” (w/ Brilliant Colors) on Slumberland/ Tough Love. Indie influenced by early Cure with a hint of Krautrock.
Intelligence w/ Kelley Stoltz
San Franciscan garage rockers team up with Sub Pop guitar jangler for a split 7”
John Maus ‘Mental Breakdown’
Sometime keyboard basher for Animal Collective / Ariel Pink with vaguely gothic, staccato, new wave and Krautrock influenced indie.
Marissa Nadler ‘Apostle’
Haunted indie with a country / torch song / dream-folk feel. ‘Apostle’ comes from Nadler’s forthcoming sixth album ‘The Sister’.
The Afghan Whigs ‘See and Don’t See’
First new track from the Whigs in five years marks a fully fledged reunion from Greg Dulli and co. No guitar pyrotehcnics this time, but plenty of blues.
[The Afghan Whigs]
Father You See Queen ‘We Give and Give and You Take and Take and Take and Take’
Minneapolis duo with penchant for long titles and slow, blissed out songs. Hear more on Soundlcoud
[Father You See Queen]
Melody’s Echo Chamber ‘Cystallized’
Electronic dreampop that has shades of a more lo-fi School of Seven Bells.
[Melody’s Echo Chamber]
Liars ‘No.1 Against The Rush (Vince Clarke Remix)‘
The original of this was featured in the last Cloudcast, but here Basildon meets Brooklyn as VC gives it a tasty techno remix. I love it when the twangy guitars come in at the 5 minute mark.
The Walkmen ‘Can’t Be Beat’
This is he third track I’ve featured from the band’s forthcoming album Heaven. Yes, I’m ridiculously excited about getting my hands on it.
Oneohtrix Point Never ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’
Mercury Rev, Frank Sinatra and Beck are just three of the artists who have covered this 1934 penned classic, but the 1959 doo-wop version by The Flamingoes is the bench mark (hey, it’s the one they used in Buffy so you know it’s true). This Daniel Lopatin take is equally special, a real grower that taps into the Flamingoes’ version’s haunting atmosphere).
[Oneohtrix Point Never]