Sometimes Jools Holland throws up some absolute stormers. Welcome then my new favourite band (at least this week…) 2080 by Yeasayer.
Definitely from the Wolf Parade/Animal Collective/Panda Bear camp, but what makes them stand out for me is the quality of that bass. I can’t help but think of Talking Heads; David Byrne flapping around stage as Tina Weymouth let rip the funk.
Was this really 19 years ago? From one of my favourite albums of all time; the Arch-Drude himself.
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Youtube linky for those without embedding. This is one of those records that changes my mood every single time I hear it, regardless.
This record has been living in my head for the last few weeks. You have to hear it, and you must love it
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It’s really worth seeking out the entire album – what the youtube above doesn’t get across is the pure, sparse, funkiness that the guitar and bass produce. The basslines are truly awesome.
…and listen to death from above.
Clearly a band called CSS is going to get at a few plays in our office. That and being used in the best scene of the Phoo Action pilot means I can’t get that nagging riff out of my head. Also, same track, live on Later.
I love youtube; particularly as a music discovery service. I don’t think I’ve talked about this enough here so here’s the first in (hopefully) a more concerted effort to post music videos to this blog.
This is the track I was looking for when I first discovered exactly how good youtube is for music. It wasn’t there at the time, it was the other things I found that made me realise. Thankfully someone has posted it since and for your delectation here is one of the highlights of Talking Heads career done by David Byrne plus small orchestra on Later a few years ago. This must be the place (naïve melody).
But I think it’s time to finish the ODDM feature for the moment… One more for luck, however…. Souvlaki Spacestation from the sublime Slowdive album, Souvlaki…
Admittedly posting up fantastic deleted dance music is like shooting fish in barrel. Still, things like Faze Action’s In The Trees should be resurrected…
Surely I don’t need to say much about Julian Cope..? Jehovahkill was essentially the follow up to Peggy Suicide, and between them those two albums really define Cope in the 90s – right at the end of his major label career. Sublime pop, bombastic space rock and Cope at his Archdrude best. To be honest this is an album that needs to be listened to as an album, so any track I post may not click in the way it should…. Nevertheless – Fear Loves This Place was the single, and is a perfect introduction. Seek out this album on ebay – it’s well the £10/£15 you’ll pay for a copy….
A line from CSN’s “Almost Cut My Hair”, yes, but also a call to arms from the beautifully freaky Tranquility Bass… Best known for the singles that aren’t on the album, “Cantamilla” and “They Come In Peace” this is dubbed up chilled out dance music at its… well… freakiest. Ladies and gentlemen, let your freak flag fly…