Another day dawns in the wonderful world of earworms. I hope you enjoy this week’s selection. If anyone would like to top up the wormbank, please don’t be shy – send your unwanted .mp3 worms to firstname.lastname@example.org, where they will be given a good home. Many thanks.
Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends – Sugaree – CaroleBristol: Here’s a brand new ‘worm, a genuinely brand new one. Day of the Dead, a celebration of The Grateful Dead’s music, is going to be released by 4AD on May 20th, 2016. It has been created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is described as a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization. So far, five tracks have been released on YouTube and I’ve picked this cover of Sugaree. I’ll be interested to see what other Deadheads think. Personally, I rather like it.
Little Big Town – Firebird Fly – Ravi Raman: An earworm that is stuck in my head courtesy of the RR community. Brilliant harmonies and though I picked up another of this band’s album after listening to this, this is my favourite LBT track.
Cyminology – Nemibinam – abahachi: I’m disappointed that I had to leave Berlin a week before this group was due to play my favourite jazz club there, as I think the intimate atmosphere (and excellent beer) would be great for really getting into their music. Very Multikulti, one might say: Iranian-German singer, singing in Farsi; German bass player, Franco-German pianist, Indian percussionist; part jazz, part goodness knows what. I think this is rather lovely and strange.
Emeline Michel – Bel Kongo – goneforeign: From Haiti; I like the interplay between the voice and the various instrumental themes plus the backup singers. Love that opening groove.
Hawkwind – The Demented Man – AliMunday: All being well I’m off to see Hawkwind next weekend, and this song has been stuck in my head for the last week or two. It’s an acoustic number from Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975) – I particularly like the seagulls.
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