Sunday, 22 March 2009

The Week That Was

A somewhat schizophrenic musical week, covering anything from alt-indie through late 90's British hardcore to contemporary electronica, prompted me to summarise the week in tracks. I'll try to do this most Sundays where possible, as it gives an opportunity to post some lesser-known stuff without getting bogged down in the back story (my main delay on posting....spiralling descent detail distraction).

So here are some of the tunes that have rocked my week. If anyone does want more info, I can always whack it into a comment reply.........

Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
> Prompted by speculation that new release 'The Eternal' may be ace. Back to the old days in the meantime, though.

Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
> A follow on from catching up again with Sonic Youth. This song accurately soundtracked the more zoned out moments in a sickly week.
White Zombie - Super Charger Heaven
> See Past Blast.

Cynical Smile - When Friends Become Enemies
> A random, pleasant reminder of a late '90's Brit hardcore/metal mob. They only released one album to my knowledge - albeit an excellently raw and abrasive one - then disappeared. 10 years later, here's some more retrospective love.

Cut Copy - Saturdays
> Following on from catching up with In Ghost Colours, back to their earlier release for a sec.

The Fumes - Automobile
> No such luck to be at SXSW '09.....maybe next year......but a buddy was down there and reported back that these dirty Aussie rockers are worth checking out. He's right.

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
> Finally caught up with these cult heroes, in reverse after liking AC Newman and Neko Case's recent efforts. What an album! This one typifies the joyful, alt-pop that stays fresh throughout.

Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve
> A great song that's constantly reminding me to pick up the full album. She's got a voice full of character and individuality, making her stand out from the crowd.

The Smiths - Panic (video)
> A quick spin of How Soon Is Now?, as always, turns into a run through of the other classics.

Now playing: Future Of The Left - Manchasm
via FoxyTunes

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