TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?’ – Eight LP By ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Released: 16 April 1999 – Eight Bunnymen longplayer

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Echo & the Bunnymen made a dignified return in 1997 with ‘Evergreen’,
but that record displayed some hints of rustiness and a desire to stay hip – two things notably absent from its superb sequel, ‘What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?’ Trimmed to just the duo of Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, Echo has succeeded where many of their peers have failed – they have matured without getting stodgy, they have deepened their signature sound without appearing self-conscious.”

Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A melancholic diamond. An underrated masterwork
from start to finish. Great album title. Great cover. Great musings. Sergeant & McCulloch are genuine legends. Hail hail!

TOP TRACKS: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? / Rust / When It All Blows Over




ALBUM in full…

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Website – Facebook – All Albums 

New LP THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON out 5 October – Pre-order facilities here

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One Man Electro Band ESCAPE-ISM Shares Creepy Track ‘BODYSNATCHER’ From Upcoming Album…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

31 August 2018

ESCAPE-ISM is the self-proclaimed Found-Sound-Dream-Drama starring DIY musician
Ian Svenonius out of Washington D.C. Next week his new album THE LOST RECORD will
be out. According to Merge Records, his record label, the LP will be “a classic, destined to bewitch the minds, hearts, and dancing shoes of any rock ’n’ roll fan who happens to discover it, for as long as such creatures exist”. Resonates fascinating to my ears and to get in the right mood here’s one of the new tracks. BODYSNATCHER is a curious electronic tune with a minimalist Suicide touch, sounding both intriguing and creepy, but also one that sticks instantly, as first-class glue. Check it out for yourself right here…

ESCAPE-ISM: Facebook

New album THE LOST RECORD – out 7th September – all info here

SPIRITUALIZED – Stream Brand New Soul-Searching Album ‘AND NOTHING HURT’ Right Here…

30 August 2018

JASON PIERCE‘s symphonic orchestra SPIRITUALIZED first album in over six years, entitled AND NOTHING HURT will see the day of light on 7 September. But thanks to NPR MUSIC you can have already a ‘first listen’ accompanied by a short review. Click and join Pierce‘s new soul-searching journey right here… Stream New Spiritualized Album.

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook – Website

THE BREEDERS Released Flamboyant Album ‘LAST SPLASH’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 August 2018


Album: LAST SPLASH – second LP

PITCHFORK wrote: ” ‘Last Splash’ is a noise-pop record in the fullest sense of both of those words: It is a symphony of feedback but the melodies holding it all together are sweet enough
to rot your teeth… ‘Last Splash’ is a tight record that’s also alive with happy accidents. Perhaps the most famous example: the bassline’s hesitant entrance on “Cannonball”– and we’re talking about one of the most iconic basslines of the 90s– was actually the product of a fortunate mistake. In a rehearsal, Wiggs played the last note of the riff flat (twice in a row) but everybody thought it sounded cool, so it became a part of the song…”

Score: 9/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Without a shadow of a doubt The Breeders’
best longplayer. Crackling pop songs, turbulent electricity.

Top Tracks: Cannonball / Saints / No Aloha




SPLASH in full…

THE BREEDERS: Website – Facebook – All Albums

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout Team – AUGUST 2018 – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks played on repeat in August!
A heated mix of flaming rippers and glowing grooves
energizing all of my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team!

1. ‘Bells & Circles’ by UNDERWORLD Feat. IGGY POP
British veteran techno junks return with a smoking groove AND with legendary maestro punk Iggy Pop babbling a lot of nonsense all over it. But it bloody swings! Full EP right here.


2. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
An inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed. Mind-stimulating, body-energizing and soul-stirring. From their upcoming EP ‘3‘ – out 14 Sept.

SEXTILE: Facebook

3. ‘Disaster’ (Is What We’re After) by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
A glorious glam slam thundering madly from the banging start to the wildly sax-noise injected finale with Bonnie Bloomgarden‘ voodoo vox adding fuel to the fanatic fire. Ace!

NEW ALBUM: Darkness Rains

4. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Luik, Belgium)
Demonic and loudmouthed molotov cocktail that feels like exploding any second. Nasty, riotous and tons of fierce guitars. Blustery eruption from new LP ‘Laurent‘. Check it here.

5. ‘Air Supply’ by ahem (Minneapolis, MN, US)
From the smashing start your adrenalin will pump faster, your body will make mysterious moves and your voice will scream along. From the band’s new EP Chutes And Ladders.

6. ‘I Want You Around’ by Oh800 (London, UK)
This corker resonates like a pungent fusion of LCD Soundsystem‘s repetitive beats and The Rapture‘s scintillating dance rhythms with vitriolic guitars adding a vicious edge. Top cut!

Oh800: Facebook

7. ‘Erase Me’ by KERCHIEF (Tennessee, US)
A robust hammer, a sinewy steamroller with a high dose of heartfelt power. The ardent combination of Hill‘s begging vox and the repetitive riffage is spot-on! Emo-wall-of-sound!

KERCHIEF: Facebook

8. ‘I Love Today’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
This mantra-like sing-along groove activates your bloodstream, makes your feet tap and your head shake. Body/mind trance experience. New LP Shared Values out 30 November.


9/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Bingo!


10. ‘High Above‘ by SEASIDE HEIGTHS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A wondrous synths injected composition with echoes from The National and Editors. Both magnetic and mysterious. From their excellent, new EP Made up Minds and Bad News.


11. ‘The Somnambulist’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool, UK)
Anthemic, bewitching and irresistibly infectious with a king-sized chorus. Best Bunnymen score in years. From the band’s upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.


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See/hear you next month, music junkies

THE BOO RADLEYS Released Triumphant Album ‘GIANT STEPS’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 August 2018


Album: GIANT STEPS – third LP

Released: 31 August 1993 – 25 years ago

NME and SELECT named it both ‘album of the year

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Titling an album after John Coltrane’s masterpiece may well seem
the height of pretension, but heck, it never stopped the Replacements from a similar move
vis-a-vis the Beatles. As it is, the title is perfectly justified. Carr, a Coltrane aficionado among many other things, here finally leads his band from the promising to the truly inspired. Carr’s guitar work is much more distinctly his own throughout the album, with often volcanic, inspired soloing adding a huge, echoed sound to many of the songs. A number of guest performers help, notably Steve Kitchen on brass; his trumpet and flugelhorn parts and flourishes add jazzy touches throughout, at times reminiscent of Miles Davis’ work on ‘Sketches of Spain’.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Giant Steps was/is adventurous,
colorful and multifaceted pop music that will never age.

Album in full…

THE BOO RADLEYS: Website – Discography