Friday, January 12, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
How about a dinner party in Manchester, UK? Can't make it? No problem, Too Live To Die, the latest menu from Manchester's Dinner Party is available via Icecapades Records. And what fare can you expect? Garage, punk, psychedelic, fuzz rock, and even a bit of some loose-limbed Americana, among other things. And while the meal doesn't come with hot sauce, it is delivered with plenty of "don't give a damn" attitude.
Dinner Party has not been among the most prolific of groups, and Too Live To Die is their first album in three years. But unlike some of us who produce at a slow rate (such as the writers of this blog over the past three weeks), the members of this band have an excuse. Edwin Stephens is a member of Irma Vep, Sex Hands and Klaus Kinski. Nick Ainsworth and Tom Settle are members of Former Bullies, among other projects. But the wait was worth it, because when this trio gets in the kitchen, the results are magic.
Order link at Icecapades Records
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Crooked Numbers is out this Friday, January 12, via Swoon Records. You have your choice of digital, CD or cassette versions.
Bandcamp for Crooked Numbers
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Academic are Craig Fitgerald (vocals/guitar), Matthew Murtagh (guitar), Stephen Murtagh (bass), and Dean Gavin (drums). Tales From The Backseat is out Friday, January 12.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Suspended Second is serious, intelligent art, but it also is a great listen. It is an anguished cry on all of our behalf, expressed via accessible and memorable songs. The album is available in digital, vinyl (including a deluxe version), and CD via Occultation Records (and Fishrider Records in NZ and Australia).
Bandcamp for Suspended Second