Cool Beatnik Songstress LIZ PHAIR Shares New Track ‘SPANISH DOORS’

15 April 2021

Chicago raised Amazon LIZ PHAIR drops new album
SOBERISH next June. Her first new music in 11 years.
Order info here.

After singles Good Side and Hey Lou she makes
us happy again with new cut SPANISH DOORS.

A song “about the fracturing of a beautiful life, when everything
you counted on is suddenly thrown up for grabs,”
says Phair.

Despite the troubling story, the tune has a vivid feel…

LIZ PHAIR: Facebook

Daydreamers LOW Knock On BOB DYLAN’s Door

15 April 2021

British music monthly UNCUT will celebrate the imperishable and legendary
troubadour BOB DYLAN‘s 80th birthday (my all-time favorite singer/songwriter
born in Duluth, Minnesota on 24th May 1941) with a CD of covers.

Uncut‘s June issue comes with DYLAN REVISITED: “A covermount CD made up
of 14 cover versions of choice cuts from Dylan’s songbook recorded exclusively for
Uncut, as well as a previously unreleased track from the man himself.”

One of the artists who were invited to pick a Dylan pearl are daydreamers
LOW – originally coming from the same city where the master was born!

They covered Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. A beauty Robert Zimmerman wrote
for the soundtrack of 1973 western movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Low truly enchants, charms, and twinkles with their starry-eyed interpretation.

Dim the lights, light a candle and dream away…

The original

LOW: Facebook


15 April 2021

Who: Indie rockers based in Worthing, UK.
The band formed in 2018.

Influences: (the all-time greats) The Beatles / The Kinks / Bowie /
Roxy Music / T-Rex / THEam / The Clash / XTC / Echo & The Bunnymen /
New Order / Stone Roses / Radiohead

Pick: AMSTERDAM – new single

Score: I love Amsterdam for hundreds of reasons. A 2-hour drive from
my Belgian hometown. A truly bustling city, day and night. David Bowie
sang about (the port of) Amsterdam. Jacques Brel, John Cale, Paul Weller
and many more too.

British trio Moonlight Parade joins the long list of Amsterdam fans. with
this nightly, red-colored humdinger, combining the melodic melancholia
of Teenage Fanclub and The Coral. A sweet little gem I’ll play from now on,
on my car stereo when I drive to my beloved Amsterdam. I am waiting
impatiently for the borders to open again.

Watch, listen, enjoy (great footage by Andrey Shagin
capturing the city’s heart and soul beautifully)

Also on Spotify


(band photo via their FB-page)

THE ROLLING STONES Released Their Breakthrough Album ‘AFTERMATH’ 55 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

15 April 2021

Their 4th British and
6th American studio LP.

Released: 15 April 1966 – 55 years ago today
Score: #1 in the UK, #2 in the USA

Note: The Stones first album with only original
Jagger/Richards songs and several hits on it.

Record Mirror Magazine wrote at the time: “Whether they realize it
or not – and I think Andrew Oldham does – the Rolling Stones have on
their hands the smash LP of the year with Aftermath.”

Singles/clips: Paint It Black / Lady Jane / Under My Thumb




Full LP

THE STONES: Facebook

Coming Soon… ROCKY ERICKSON Tribute Album

15 April 2021

The late great ROKY ERICKSON (15 July 1947 – 31 May 2019) was one of the pioneers
of psychedelic rock back in the sixties as founder/frontman/guitarist of The 13th Floor Elevators and kept on rolling afterward as a solo performer.

The legend will be honored with a tribute album, titled May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, featuring artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Margo
Price, Ty Segall, Lucinda Williams, Mark Lanegan, Neko Case, Chelsea Wolfe and The Black Angels

The LP (clear/purple vinyl with a bonus RSD-only flexi disc featuring an unreleased early-’70s Roky Erickson track, ‘Love Hieroglyphics’) comes out on Record Store Day,
on July 17. A CD version will be available later in 2021. More info here.

Here’s Roky fronting the 13th Floor Elevators (60s)…

Tribute tracklist:

01 Billy F Gibbons: “(I’ve Got) Levitation”
02 Mosshart Sexton: “Starry Eyes”
03 Jeff Tweedy: “For You (I’d Do Anything)”
04 Lyyn Castle / Mark Lanegan: “Clear Night for Love”
05 The Black Angels: “Don’t Fall Down”
06 Neko Case: “Be and Bring Me Home”
07 Margo Price: “Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)”
08 Gary Clark Jr. / Eve Monsees: “Roller Coaster”
09 Ty Segall: “Night of the Vampire”
10 Lucinda Williams: “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
11 Chelsea Wolfe: “If You Have Ghosts”
12 Brogan Bentley: “May the Circle Remain Unbroken

Chameleon Duo FIELD MUSIC Rolls On New Track ‘DO ME A FAVOUR’ From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses…

15 APRIL 2021

Early this year British brotherly indie mavericks FIELD MUSIC from
Sunderland – who started their journey back in 2004 – announced
their 8th longplayer, titled FLAT WHITE MOON.

Out next week, 23 April.

We got three tasters so far (all together on Spotify below):
‘Orion From The Street, ‘No Pressure’ and ‘Not When You’re In Love.

And we can shake and swing to another track.

David Brewis about DO ME A FAVOUR: “I wanted to write something that
was really simple and direct — something which didn’t require any interpretation,
and that in itself is probably a bit unusual for us. I wrote it thinking about my daughter
who was deep into her terrible twos at the time but I hope it works as an all-purpose
song of love and obligation, whenever you feel that you’re doing all the work to hold
things together and you just need a tiny bit of help.”

Field Music show their chameleon skills again. They can switch easily from one
vibe to an entirely different one in an eye blink. This time they come up with this straightforward rocker that gets under your skin from the get-go. No special effects,
just movin’ and groovin’. Yeah!

Let’s roll

All four shared
tracks together…


Flat White Moon – out 23 April via Memphis Industries

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – Topped UK Singles Chart 55 Years Ago with ‘SOMEBODY HELP ME’

Top singles from the past…

14 April 2021

Today 55 years ago, on 14 April 1966 British beat band SPENCER DAVIS GROUP,
named after its Welsh founder and guitarist Spencer Davis (R.I.P.), topped the
UK Singles Chart with SOMEBODY HELP ME. A song written by Jamaican musician
Jackie Edwards.

It was also the first band of mighty soul voice Steve Winwood – only 16 at the time.

Watch this pretty cool live version from a
German TV show (with wunderkind Winwood
on the right of your screen)…


TRASHMOUTH RECORDS Still Alive & Kicking After 10 Years Of Slash & Clash Bash

14 April 2021

Glorious independent London label THRASMOUTH RECORDS
has survived 10 years of slash & trash bash, this month.

They’re alive and kicking and will shake the pandemic world with a commemorative LP, titled TRASHMOUTH RECORDS – 10 YEARS STILL NOT DEAD. The LP will be pressed on the finest affordable, luxurious fake-gold vinyl & encompass a visual history of the label within its artwork, featuring photographs of the now-legendary Trashmouth live nights. More info to come.

Trashmouth Records, I hear you ask? Well, it’s actually a sort of psychiatrist hospital.
The (small) staff prevent (almost) lost outcasts from going to jail by giving them a chance
to make some deranged noise and put records out.

They opened the doors of their smelly basement for lots of dope(d) bands such as
Fat White Family (one of the best bands of the 21st Century to my ears), Warmdüscher, Chupa Cabra, Pit Ponies, Madonnatron (I miss them), and many more other patients
Turn Up The Volume
loved dearly as they helped me to ease my own mental health problems.

Anyway, the birthday festivities start here and now with London’s misfits
WARMDUSCHER, the coolest mustache-fronted band on this fucked-up planet. Trashmouth remixed their kooky 2015 track YOLK BUNS USA. Check it out, folks.

Cheaper than laying on the knee
of your shrink for an hour…


Riff-Crazy-Guitar Stunner – Brand New Single ‘PHANTOM LIMB’ by TEAM PICTURE

14 April 2021

(photo by Sam Joyce )

Who: Rock squad from Leeds, UK

“The sound of a (fairly) different group of individuals making quite
a different type of music to what we make now,”
says the band.

Score: These are the fervidly flaming firecrackers that boost my day the very
moment they invade my eager ears. Holy smoke! The wall-of-riff-crazy-guitar
sequences that make my headphone go mental here feel like shots of pure
ecstasy. Play this full-blast-ahead jaw-dropper out loud on your car stereo, with
the windows down, and see what happens. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll? Yes, but insanely
addictive and fucktastic fun. Trust me, I was hooked after just one spin.
Follow me, folks.

Press play and explode…

Also boiling on Spotify