26 September / 27 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’ by METZ (Toronto)
Another clamorous knockout you need a police permit for to play it when your neighbors are at home. Rumour goes that the Richter scale collapsed when the Canadian three-piece recorded this haymaker. Their new longplayer Atlas Vending hit the streets on 9 October .

‘What Are Friends For?’ by THE SONDER BOMBS (Cleveland, Ohio)
New label for the UK/EU and new single for this rollicking 4-piece. “From the very beginning we knew this was a song that we wanted people to shake their butts too! I was dancing my heart out while tracking vocals for this one and I think that hype energy really came through in the final product” says frontwoman Willow Hawks about the new ripper. She’s definitely right.
It’s steamy, electrifying, swirling, and big fun! Get it now via Big Scary Monsters.

‘Eletric War‘ by OSEES (Rhode Island, US)
Now I’m totally sure. John Dwyer never sleeps, he’s a 24/7 music-making maniac. Last week Osees‘ new LP Protean Threat came out and Dwyer already drops a new red-hot-blooded jackhammer from an upcoming EP. The man says: “People need some tunes right now and I think the artists community is making a good run of it. So much great shit is seeing light right now.” Thank you, John!

‘Hear Me Out’ by PIXIES
“All I’m trying to say is it’s alright” sings bassist Kim Deal, oh sorry… Paz Lenchantin. The glimmering guitar-driven pop song is actually from the sessions for their 2019 album ‘Beneath The Eyrie . It will be on a 12″ vinyl single, out October 16, with also a cover of T-Rex’s ‘Mambo Sun‘.

The Boss who turned 71 yesterday and was born to run
still dances in the dark. His new album Letter To You is out on 23rd October.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

PIXIES Released Third Album ‘BOSSANOVA’ 30 Years Ago Today…

13 August 2020


Band: Pixies (Boston, US)
Active: 1986–1993 / 2004–present
Album: Bossanova – the band’s third LP

Released: 13 August 1990 – 30 years ago today

Rolling Stone wrote: “Pixies have left certain of their attention-grabbing college-band
antics behind. Gone, for instance, are the macabre (and often misleading) song titles once favored by singer, songwriter and chief instigator Black Francis. And the Pixies do not ricochet all over the stylistic map, as they did on Doolittle. Bossanova is more of a straight-ahead rock album — by the Pixies’ standards, meaning it’s still safely off the mainstream. Potent and compelling, Bossanova leaves the listener curiously anticipating the Pixies’ next move..

Key phrase: “We break the rules, but it’s mostly
because we don’t know what the rules are.”
Black Francis

Key tracks/singles: My Velouria / Dig For Fire / Alison




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