BECK Released His Triumphant Album ‘ODELAY 25 Years Ago

Back in time….

17 June 2021

Artist: BECK
Born: Bek David Campbell in Los Angeles, 1970
Active: Since 1985 / 14 LPs so far

Released: 18 June 1996 – 25 years ago today

AllMusic/Stephen Thomas Erlewine: wrote: “Odelay is
a full-fledged, full-bodied album, released on a major label
bearing an intricate, meticulous production by the Dust Bros…
Like a mosaic, all the details add up to a picture greater than
its parts”
Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume
: Unquestionably the best ever LP
by the white soul man, who definitely isn’t a loser.

Singles/clips: Where It’s At / Devils Haircut / The New Pollution




Stream here…

BECK: Facebook

File Between SHAME And BLACK MIDI – Discover FOLLY GROUP And Their Single ‘BUTT NO RIFLE’

17 June 2021

(photo by Josh Taylor-Moon)

Band: Facebook
Who: Young rebels from London

Top cut from brand new, excellent EP AWAKE AND HUNGRY

Score: Not famous… yet, but you can file these young wolves between
outspoken and punked-up misfits Shame and venturesome sound
crusaders black midi. Similar ebullient energy, biting bravado and
adrenalized attitude.

Butt No Riffle is a robust ripper bouncing forth and back with
intoxicating Gang Of Four guitars, commanding vocals and an
impactful intensity. Touchdown.

Listen/watch here…

Don’t miss their rad new EP
‘Awake and Angry’
Available via iTunes.


Darkwave Duo COLD CAVE Released New (Mini) Album ‘FATE IN SEVEN LESSONS’

17 June 2021

Band: COLD CAVE (Virginia Beach)
Who: Main man Wesley Eisold and Caralee McElroy
Active since 1995 / So far 2 longplayers and
several EPs/mini albums

Eisold hasn’t wanted to owe records to labels, and he
hasn’t had much faith in the primacy of the album as
a form. He’s talked about watching friends being trapped
“based on an outdated idea of a record cycle.”

Released: 11 June 2021 via Heartworm Press

Stereogum says: “All through Fate In Seven Lessons, Eisold and Lee sing
about human connection as a kind of impossible miracle: “A seething atheist
prayed for an angel.” The lyrics on the record concern past degradations and
the idea that giving yourself over to someone else, to building something else,
can be salvation… It’s the first Cold Cave album that’s truly exploded with joy.
If you can make truly happy music and remain goth, then you know it’s real.”

Turn Up The Volume: Like if British electro-pop champions
New Order
entered cold/dark wave territory – certainly on lead
single ‘Night Light’. Cold Cave sound, eh, like Cold Cave. Nightmarish
beats/synths/drums, winding melodies, bombastic orchestrations
and Wesley Eisold‘s familiar echoing baritone voice. Nothing new but
nothing bad either.

Singles/clips: Psalm 23 / Night Light

– PSALM 23 –


Stream/buy full album here…

COLD CAVE: Facebook

(images from CC albums via Bandcamp)

Second Single From Upcoming Album – LIARS Have A ‘BIG APPETITE’

New sonic impulses…

17 June 2021

Who: Australian-American indie rock trio
Active: Since 2000 / 9 albums (so far)

New album: THE APPLE DROP – 10th LP
Out: 6 August 2021 – more info here

New single: BIG APPETITE – 2nd cut from the LP
Slo-mo stonker with a haunting and spooky progression. Top!

Angus Andrew (the band’s orchestra master) about the video
for the new song: “I thought that spelunking with bats for the
first single Sekwar video tested the upper limits of my fear
tthreshold, but it turns out having a revved up drill pointed
close to my forehead for a day is truly the stuff of nightmares.”

Watch/listen here…

LIARS: Facebook

New album out 6 August

BLONDIE Released Their Debut Single ‘X OFFENDER’ 45 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past…

17 June 2021

Band: Blondie
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present

Single: X Offender
B-side: In The Sun
Released: 17 June 1976 – 45 years ago today

Album: Self-titled debut

Here comes Debbie

I saw you standing on the corner, you looked so big and fine
I really wanted to go out with you, so when you smiled
I laid my heart on the line

BLONDIE:  Website – Facebook