Posts tagged as "“museum of bellas artes”"
  • Monday Music – 31 August 2010

    Posts still sporadic – still getting my act together.  Bear with me.  Here’s my favourite songs this week:

    Museum of Bellas Artes – Who Do You Love? (mp3)
    Signed to Force Majeure and due at White Heat in a few weeks, this Stockholm trio have put in an early bid for cover of the year via this reprise of The Sapphires’ little-known Motown song from 1964.  Relentless beats, glossy synths and moreish vocals combine to prove summer’s not through with us yet…

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    Still Corners – Endless Summer (mp3)
    …as does this effort from the hotly-tipped Londoners.  Sounding like a witches’ spell for the senses, this is whimsical hallucination-pop designed for empty stares into deep blue skies.

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    Zola Jesus – Sea Talk (mp3)
    Just climb up to a rooftop, stretch your arms out wide, feel the wind, and fly fly fly away…

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    Freelance Whales – Hannah (mp3)
    The FWs specialise in pretty lines about trivial episodes, sung in glorious, folky euphoria.  For example: “Hannah takes the stairs ’cause she can’t tell that it’s a wiiiiiiiiinding spiral-case”.  Magic.

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    Small Black – Photojournalist (mp3)
    I rarely remember my dreams, my journey to that world, but the little scraps I do retain are much like this slice of haunted pop: groggy, discomforting, lonely, and full of subverted, out-of-focus voices prior to a sudden, bereft, awakening.

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