5 Brand New MUST-HEAR Longplayers Right Here…

This week’s brand new longplayers that will impress your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel‘ – COURTNEY BARNETT
Second full record by Aussie singer/songwriter/storyteller – Review NME here

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2/ ‘Wide Awaaaaake!’ by PARQUET COURTS
Arrogant Texans / First-rate garage rockers with 6th LP – Rolling Stone review here

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3/ ‘Konark Und Bonark’ by ELEFANT
Far-out debut album by Belgium’s eccentric noiseniks – More info here

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4/ ‘Islands’ by ASH
Veteran noisemakers back with – Review NME here

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5/ ‘Sparkle Hard’ by STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
Seventh solo longplayer by ex-Pavement frontman – Rolling Stone review here

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See/hear you next week, music junkies

The Seven Most Striking Albums of 2016… So Far!

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Here are the seven albums that left a memorable, cutting impression on my mind and/or my heart, soul and body in the first half of 2016. Music to energize your senses in many different ways. From furious anger to mad euphoria. Soundtracks for life. For the fear filled streets, for the hedonistic dance floors and for all noisy parties in-between. Music is the dope in these troubled times! Turn up the whole shebang! Inflame your sonic summer! Hell yeah…

1/ ‘The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left’ by FUTURE OF THE LEFT
Enough nasty drones to kick all pathetic political clowns around the world into space…
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FOFL: Website – Facebook

2/ ‘Distance Inbetween’ by THE CORAL
Glorious comeback opus by the psych fueled folk rockers from Liverpool
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THE CORAL: Website – Facebook
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3/ ‘Chaosmosis’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
Saturday night electro-pop fever as comforting soundtrack for today’s chaotic world…
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THE SCREAM: Website – Facebook
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4/ ‘Tracks Of Wire’ by DEUX FURIEUSES
Unambiguous & challenging powerhouse debut by the agitated British female duo…
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DEUX FURIEUSES: Website – Facebook
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5/ ‘Distortland’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
The grooviest gang on this crazy planet doing again what they do bloody best…
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DANDYS: Website – Facebook
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6/ ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY
London’s controversial outlaws love to dance madly with a knife between their teeth…
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FWF: Facebook – Twitter
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7/ ‘Human Performance’ by PARQUET COURTS
The New York based Texan punks deal brilliantly with anxiety and paranoia…
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12 Grooviest Tracks of 2016… So Far!

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Time flies when you’re having dazzling sonic strokes on your headphones. It’s already June, so here’s a steamy selection of Twelve Smoking Motherrockers to inflame all your 2016 summer parties. Clear your street, invite the whole neighbourhood, turn up the volume, sing and scream out loud and go completely nuts with this 2016 All Star Team… so far.

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1/ ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ by THE FAT WHITE FAMILY
London’s provocateurs on a mind-boggling roll. Unstoppable and irresistible groove.
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On album: Songs For Our Mothers

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FWF: Facebook –  Twitter

2/ ‘Golden Rope’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
When swirling psychedelia & electro vibes have a date with a gospel choir. Hallelujah!
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On album: Chaosmosis


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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website – Facebook

3/ ‘Coming Out Backwards’ by THEM BRUINS
From down under. Explosive psychobilly spiced with a stirring The Cramps swagger.
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On mini-album: Nobody Wants To Dance With Them Bruins

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THEM BRUINS: Facebook – Twitter

4/ ‘Dust’ by PARQUET COURTS
The New York based Texan punks are back with a swinging broom to sweep all critics.
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On album: Human Performance

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5/ ‘Semper Fidelis’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
You can’t ignore the catchy magnetism of these experienced Portland groove experts.
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On album: Distortland

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THE DANDY WARHOLS: Website – Facebook

6/ ‘T.I.W.Y.G.’ by SAVAGES
Never mess with the genuine intensity & power of this tremendous female four-piece fury.
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On album: Adore Life

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SAVAGES: Website – Facebook

7/ ‘I Decide’ by THE JULIE RUIN
Kathleen Hannah‘s gang on a thunderous trip accompanied by a seducing na-na-na choir.
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On album: Hit Reset

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THE JULIE RUIN: Website – Facebook

8/ ‘Translate’ by SUUNS
The Canadian sound wizards will get under your skin with this haunting electro kraut jam.
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On album: Hold/Still

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SUUNS: Website – Facebook

9/ ‘Kill Us’ by DEUX FURIEUSES
This British female duo will impress you with their raging passion & clenched outburst.
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On album: Tracks Of Wire

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DEUX FURIEUSES: Website – Facebook

10/ ‘Snakehips’ by THE LAPELLES
Young Scottish guitar pop firework with electrifying my guitar generation sparks.
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THE LAPELLES: Website – Twitter

11/ ‘Cocktail’ by DOUBLE VETERANS
Sixties jingle jangle fueled garagebilly to get rid of your hangover in 2.07 minutes.
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On album: Space Age Voyeurism

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DOUBLE VETERANS: Facebook – Bandcamp

12/ ‘Blink Your Eyes’ by BIG BAD ECHO
Mind-bending serpent turning more enraged with every second. Fervid Australian frenzy.
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Mini-album: It Takes a Big Dog To Weigh a Tonne

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BIG BAD ECHO: Facebook – Spotify

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PARQUET COURTS – Live In Antwerp, Belgium

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PARQUET COURTS – Trix Club, Antwerp – 21 June 2016

Third time I saw these New York based Texan punks. On tour now to promote new
album HUMAN PERFORMANCE. They’re still arrogant narcissists. They still tell stupid
jokes between songs and they still think that they’re the only worthwhile band in the
universe. But they still produce ace riffs and compelling stories about all the shit that’s
happening all the time on this troubled planet. So, yes, in the end I left with some mixed
feelings. Nevertheless I reproduced their set list here on Spotify. In the end the music has the last word…

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PARQUET COURTS! New Track ‘Berlin Got Blurry’…

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The Texans punks based in New York PARQUET COURTS release new album HUMAN PERFORMANCE on 8 April. They just shared a video for a 2nd track called BERLIN GOT BLURRY. A groovin’ jingle jangle ride through the most famous city of Germany with frontman Andrew Savage getting frustrated by pay phones, tumble dryers and spilled
street food. Wayward as usual…

PC: Facebook

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7 BIG NEW ALBUM TRACKS – Week 49…

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Seven towering tracks from new
released albums to soundtrack your week…

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1/ ‘No, No, No’ by PARQUET COURTS
New York-based wayward Texas punks with their first release for
Rough Trade – a 1.12-minute drum beat driven burst.

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Album: Monastic Living

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2/ ‘We’re Gonna Have A Really Good Time Together’ by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
Coolest gang ever playing four days in a small club in San Francisco in 1969
and having a really good time – brand new four-disc live box set.

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Album: The Complete Matrix Tapes

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3/ ‘Capitol Hill’ by WIMPS
Seattle’s scene veterans generate some rambunctious stuff on their debut
album full of guitar punk havoc and polyphonic screams on top.

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Album: Suitcase

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Bandcamp – Website – Facebook – Twitter

4/ ‘The Slider’ by TY SEGALL
The 24/7 multi-instrumentalist/singer/producer/punk.rocker collects his
T.Rex covers on one album – expect a fat glamour riffs parade.
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Album: Ty Rex

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Website – Facebook

5/ ‘Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles’ by FLAMING LIPS
The Oklahoma pysch experts release a 20th-anniversary reissue of their
7th & breakthrough album ‘Clouds Taste Metallic‘ – eight miles high.
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Album: Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997

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Website – Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘No Passion’ by CAR SEAT HEADREST
Busy, young singer/songwriter Will Toledo is ‘Car Seat Headrest’ –
this track is an outstanding bedroom achievement on his new LP.
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Album: Teens Of Style

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Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Little Blue’ by MARTIN COURTNEY
On a comfortable cloud in the blue sky would be the perfect place to
listen to Real Estate’s frontman solo debut – elevating pop beauty.
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Album: Many Moons

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PARQUET COURTS – ‘Pretty Girls Is A Motherfucker’…

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The Texan New York punks have a pair of split 7″ singles coming out. On the first one Parquet Courts cover the sarcastic ‘Pretty Girls Is A Motherfucker’‘ track of home taping solo artist Joey Pizza Slice , also recording as ‘Son Of Salami’ and crazy Joey covers a song of theirs. Weirdo stuff!

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Salami man…

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Parquet Courts having a  walk on the cover side…

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PARKAY QUARTS aka PARQUET COURTS with NANCY SINATRA cover…

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Artist: Parkay Quarts
Who: 2 members of Parquet Courts + some friends (with one member completing a degree in mathematics and another starting a family, the two remaining PC’s, Andrew Savage and Austin Brown, created the excellent ‘Content Nausea’ album with a little help from their friends)
Track:These Boots Are Made For Walking’ – wicked cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra hit…
Here are the original boots…


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Parkay Quarts – Tourcoing, France – 2014
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