Today’s Yesterday Track – CAST Having A ‘FINETIME’…

Golden oldies to soundtrack the summer of 2017…

Band: CAST – Britpop group formed in Liverpool in 1992 by singer/guitarist
John Power after leaving the near legendary The La’s Cast is still going
and released vibrant new longplayer ‘Kicking Up The Dust‘ last April…
Track: FINETIME – debut single from debut LP ‘All Change
Released: 3 July 1995 – actually Powers performed the song for the very
first time acoustically at a Liverpool festival while still being with The La’s
Score: guitar pop par excellence – highly catchy, boosting and a feel great
vibe from start to finish – solid gold…

CAST: Facebook – Instagram – Discography


1995All Change – debut album…

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2017Kicking Up The Dust – sixth album…

HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS – The Angel Of The Night Whispers Silently… ‘SLEEP’

Pearls for the dark hours…

Last year HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS (singer Mazzy Star and My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig) released their third, fascinating and cinematic album UNTIL THE HUNTER. Dim twilight stories inspired by moony musings and melancholic reflections. Next month the duo will release a new 10″ EP, titled ‘Son Of A Lady’. Check Pledgemusic for details. Here’s the first track. SLEEP is what you want to be whispered
in your ears just before you close your tired eyes late at night in bed, certainly when it’s sung by Sandoval, the angel of the night…

HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS: Facebook
HOPE SANDOVAL / MAZZY STAR: Website

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DEATH FROM ABOVE With New Booming Track From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘NEVER SWIM ALONE’…

Havoc that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

15 August 2017

Band: DEATH FROM ABOVE
Track: NEVER SWIM ALONE
Score: another drilling drone hammer by the near legendary two-stroke engine DFA.
Perfect noise stimulant to smash your confused head against your neighbors’ wall, on repeat. Bloody result guaranteed. Press the button, release the beast, hit the bricks…

DEATH FROM ABOVE: Website – Facebook – Tour Dates


New album ‘Outrage! Is Now‘ – out 8 September – all details here

JENNIFER – Another Ecstatic Triumph With Ravishing New Track ‘I DON’T KNOW HER’…

‘I Don’t Know Her’ by JENNIFER

Band: JENNIFER (London, UK)
Who: the group started as a duo in 2014, but recently became a five-piece. Together the band create a ‘Wall of Sound’ effect with 3 guitars forming an intricate labyrinth of textures
and layers. Influences are drawn from 60s Psych and late 80’s indie. Having gained UK and European support-slots with ‘Lorelle Meets the Obsolete’ as well as sharing the same stage
with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Horrors’ and Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre…

Track: I DON’T KNOW HER – after three excellent EPs (all here on Bandcamp) this stellar psych turbo is back with another stunning performance. Their fresh supersonic cracker is, aurally, another giant step forward compared to their previous achievements. Here’s a spectacularly expanded sound with more electrical waves than ever before. Imagine an ecstatic reincarnation of Spacemen 3 going full speed like an unstoppable runaway train. The wall-of-glimmering-guitars-wall is massive, breathtaking and highly addictive. A mind-gratifying pleasure you’ll want to experience over and over again. Impressive ride! Press the button and enter sonic paradise…

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JENNIFER: Facebook – Instagram

Anniversary Albums – GARBAGE – Debut LP Twenty-Two Years Ago…

Remembering great moments in sonic history…

Band: GARBAGE
Album: GARBAGE
Released: 15 August 1995 – 22 years ago today
Review: by Rolling Stone
My impression: one of the best debut LP’s of the nineties…
Three Top Tracks: Only Happy When It Rains / Stupid Girl / Milk

ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS – ‘Pour your misery down on me‘…

STUPID GIRL – ‘All you had, you wasted‘…

MILK – ‘I can use my tears to bring you home‘…

Full Album

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GARBAGE: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Discography


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My first Garbage concert – 31 March 1996 – In my hometown Ghent
Sold out (1200 cap. venue) – Memorable experience

SETLIST
Queer
Fix Me Now
Not My Idea
Dog New Tricks
My Lover’s Box
Milk
Supervixen
Stupid Girl
Trip My Wire
Only Happy When It Rains
Vow
Kick My Ass
Subhuman
Girl Don’t Come

15 August 2017

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 33…

A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven lively strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven top-notch tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!


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1/ ‘Dawn’ by TEENAGER (Toronto, Canada)
This is unstoppable guitar driven electricity produced by four self-proclaimed musical baristas. Now I know where Parquet Courts got their inspiration from. Teenager released their turbulent, 5th LP last month via Telephone Explosion. Check it out on Bandcamp.

TEENAGER: Facebook – Label: Telephone Explosion

2/ ‘Friend Of A Friend’ by RED RUM CLUB (Liverpool, UK)
This sextet “formed in 2014, combing sounds of old and new channelling ‘Tarntino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet…” New track ‘Friend Of A Friend‘ is vivid proof of their trumpet-iant punch. This banger is highly vibrant and extremely catchy. Top stroke!

RED RUM CLUB: Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘Silent Knights’ by MIRROR MIRROR (Spokane, WA, US)
Terrific late 70s/80s echoes on this new track from upcoming album ‘The Love Opaque‘. The Cure and Joy Division are omnipresent in a most intruiging way. Darkly attractive & melodic.

MIRROR MIRROR: Facebook – Bandcamp

4/ ‘Stuck In A Turnstile’ by THE GAMETES (Poway, CA, US)
This band is “a direct result of corporate chemical-testing gone awry, The Gametes were unnaturally birthed into a fittingly unnatural world”. Actually, we need more jingle jangle weirdos like this Parquet Courts inspired gang dressed like rescued Tsjernobyl engineers!

THE GAMETES: Facebook – Label: R.I.P. Records

5/ ‘Bulletproof‘ by LON LON (Pasadena, United States)
Clamorous newcomers ready to make an impact on your havoc hungry ears. Expect some vital passion and agitated vocals with a wicked touch while ardent guitars power it all up…

LON LON: Facebook – Bandcamp

6/ ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ by BLACKWATERS (Guildford, South East England)
Before idiotic world leaders destroy this troubled planet we need to rock much harder than we ever did before. This boiling hammer will help you to go nuts. Hail BlackWaters!

BlackWaters: Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Virgin’ by DANCEHALL (London, UK)
Electrifying steamroller by “a trio of believers in distortion, energy, and melody and who meld their serrated punk with droning shoegaze elements.” Hallelujah indeed! Impressive slam!…

DANCEHALL: Facebook – Twitter


See/hear you next week, music junkies…

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT Fronted By Awesome Voice ROWETTA Cover JOY DIVISION Majestically…

‘New Dawn Fades’ by PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT with ROWETTA on vocals
Original by JOY DIVISION

Four reasons to feature this song. One: to my devoted fan ears NEW DAWN FADES is
the darkest, the gloomiest and most affecting track Manchester legends JOY DIVISION
ever produced with monumental vocals by the late Ian Curtis. Two: next Saturday (19 August) I will see PETER HOOK (ex-Joy Division/New Order, as all fans know of course) playing live again at W-Festival in Belgium. His outstanding and mind-boggling way of playing the bass was/is, unquestionably, essential for both band’s truly unique sound. Without Hooky no JD or NO as we know them today. Three: this live rendition with ace singer ROWETTA (most famous as a member of Happy Mondays) is nothing less than stunning. Her towering voice gives ‘New Dawn Fades‘ another dimension. Suddenly this pitch-black masterstroke sounds touchingly soulful & romantically melancholic. WOW! Although the audio quality of this clip isn’t 100% I guess you’ll understand why I say that Rowetta is blessed with one of the greatest soul voices I ever heard. My supplication to Hooky: bring Rowetta along for next Saturday’s gig…

A change of speed, a change of style
A change of scene, with no regrets
A chance to watch, admire the distance
Still occupied, though you forget

Different colors, different shades
Over each mistakes were made
I took the blame

Directionless so plain to see
A loaded gun won’t set you free
So you say

We’ll share a drink and step outside
An angry voice and one who cried
‘We’ll give you everything and more
The strain is too much, can’t take much more

Oh, I’ve walked on water, run through fire
Can’t seem to feel it anymore
It was me, waiting for me
Hoping for something more
Me, seeing me this time
Hoping for something else

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: Facebook & Tour Dates
ROWETTA: Facebook –
Twitter

Anniversary Albums – BRIGHT EYES – 15 Years Ago…

Remembering great moments in sonic history…

Artist: BRIGHT EYES
Album: ‘LIFTED Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground’
Released: 13 August 2002 – fourth album – 15 years ago today…
Review: by All Music NME
Score: Conor Oberst‘s passion, intensity, energy is almost beyond human – terrific songwriting – monumental voice – pure Americana brilliance…
Three Top Tracks : Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and Be loved) / Don’t Know When
But A Day Is Gonna Come / Laura Laurent /

LET’S NOT SHIT OURSELVES (TO LOVE AND BE LOVED) – introspective masterstroke…

DON’T KNOW WHEN BUT A DAY IS GONNA COME – a modern Johnny Cash...

LAURA LAURENT – in memoriam…

Full album

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Website – Facebook – Discography Bright Eyes – Discography Conor Oberst


Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

THE DISTRICTS – New Album ‘POPULAR MANIPULATIONS’ Is Amplified With Anthemic Pulsations…

Experiencing band new music for the first time and…

Band: THE DISTRICTS (Lititz, Pennsylvania, US)
Album: POPULAR MANIPULATIONS – frontman Rob Grote explains the title: “It hints
at how people use each other, for good or bad, and the personal ways you manipulate
yourself and other people in day-to-day interactions”
Indeed, real life that is…
Released: 11 August 2017 – their 3rd LP
Reviews: by NPR
My first impression: everything, sound and lyrics, is more intense, more profound,
more anthemic than their first two gripping albums. Give the record time to grow and
it’ll capture your heart and soul. If you can catch them on tour don’t hesitate to discover their emotional life force. I’ve enjoyed their vital stage presence several times before (the header of this blog is a photo from the band’s concert in Belgium 2 years ago) and will do again next month in Brussels. Here’s an idea…

Now… POPULAR MANIPULATIONS

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THE DISTRICTS: Website – Facebook – Tour Dates

PIXIES – Playing Energizing loudQuietloud Bossa Nova Music 27 Years Ago…

MWeekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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Band: PIXIES
Weekend Beat(s): : BOSSANOVA – 3rd album
Released: 27 years ago on 13 August 1990…
Reviews: by Rolling Stone and Classic Rock Review
Note 1: melodic rock at its punky best – like frontman Francis Black once
said “you have punk rock, you have rock, you have blues, you have soul, it’s all disco.”
Note 2: I still have the cassette (somewhere hidden under all my other cassettes)…
Three Top Tracks: Velouria / Is She Weird? / Dig For Fire

VELOURIA – catchy scream along single…

IS SHE WEIRD? – nightmarish impact…

DIG FOR FIRE – great title, great flow…

It’s weekend, time to play this
disco record in full & on repeat…

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PIXIES: Website – Facebook – Discography


Pixies – 1990…


Pixies – last week (Friday 4 August live in Belgium – more pics here )