These young ladies supported HEALTH t’other day. I wasn’t immediately amazed, but this song happened to play a few times while I was researching them for the article. They also happened to be mentioned on a thread on Drowned in Sound about Britains worst band. Now it’s stuck in there. Seriously. Wont come out. I might even buy a t-shirt. How subversive of me. How ironic. They are adorable though.
Like me, the heartless bastards among you hate it when you’re made to endure the lamentations of a friend who’s just split with their partner. For a while they maintain a semblance of composure, momentarily joining in with the banter as if nothing’s happened. Hell, they even seem quite jovial. However, before long it all starts to go horribly wrong, and soon you find them blubbing into the remnants of their beer like a great clunking pansy. Read the rest of this entry »
No idea where this came from. Well, that’s a lie. It came from Twitter. See, it does have its merits. Unless of course you think it sucks and it’s taking up valuable space on my yellow mass of screed. It’s pretty great though, no? No?
LA noiserockers HEALTH are a band that must be observed in the flesh. This isn’t to say that their albums are in any way ineffectual, but live their music is given a whole new tumultuous and ear-shattering ferocity. HEALTH don’t hold back, primarily because their songs don’t allow it. Live, any deviation from pure abrasive fury would render their music largely impotent. Read the rest of this entry »
T’is a very enviable prospect having some of Bristol’s finest musicians as label mates, even more so when you happen to run the label they belong to. For Geoff Barrow, this was the rather fortunate position he found himself in one Christmas in 2007 at the Invada label Christmas party, The Invada Acid Tests. It was at this soiree where Geoff, Billy Fuller of Fuzz Against Junk and Matt Williams of Team Brick came together for a jam, with Barrow on drums, Fuller on Bass and Williams playing clarinet. Last January with space in their schedules the trio reunited once again to compose and record what would be the début album of BEAK>. Read the rest of this entry »
Following the release of the critically acclaimed Merriweather Post Pavilion, and with news that the Baltimore bred electronic folksters are to reissue Campfire Songs, it would seem unlikely that Animal Collective would feel compelled to release fresh material quite so rapidly.
However, a page has appeared on Amazon displaying an album, bereft of cover and track listing from the band. The album is displayed as Fall Be Kind, and is penned for release on December 8th through Domino Records.
While very little is given regarding the release. My guess, judging by the $11.38 price tag, is that it’ll likely be an EP of leftovers from the MPP sessions, much like previous releases People and Water Curses. Given that the band recently made headlines following the authorisation from the Grateful Dead to sample the band’s catalog, it would seem unlikely that AC would pass on the opportunity to release ‘What Would I Want Sky’, a track that has frequently popped up during live shows. Listen to it here if you want.