Earworms 29 May 2017

We’re a bit short of worms this week so here are two playlists for you – a worm list and a new sounds list. Hope you enjoy them both. If you’d like to send us an earworm, please send an .mp3 file or a link to earworm@tincanland.com, together with a short paragraph about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all contributors.

Elliot Galvin Trio – 1666 – glassarfemptee: Edition records recently issued a compilation to celebrate something or the other. They run a great stable, and here’s the UK’s Elliot Galvin Trio. Galvin was winner of European young jazz artist of the year a while back. This moody bit of after hours jazz is from their ‘Punch’ album. I think he is big in Germany, so Nilpferd may be able to tell us more.

Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler –  There’ll Be Some Changes Made & Sweet Dreams – Ravi Raman: A collaborative effort that I like very much.  Couldn’t really choose between the two.

Marianne Faithfull – Witches’ Song: I heard “Broken English” again recently; a great album. This track has been lodged in my head ever since. No idea what it’s about, but who cares?


Trü – Trouble: “Happy to share that NJ-rockers Trü are gearing up to release their debut, self-titled EP on June 9th. This is the lead single.”

Neil – The Meaning Fades: “Seahorse Recordings presents the sophomore album from Neil, called ‘Black Flowers’. Recorded on the isle of Sicily in southern Italy with renowned producer Paolo Messere (Blessed Child Opera), these 11 tracks showcase songmanship that mix folk with grunge, and vocals with an uncanny resemblance to Gavin Rossdale (of Bush). Written and performed by Neil Lucchetta (vocals, guitar, harmonica). This second album offers a more rock-oriented sound than the previous album thanks to the contribution of Andrea Breda on drums and Alessandro “Ake” Donazzon on bass. Now, during live performances, he is accompanied by Andrea Breda and Alex Michielin (bass).”

The Foreign Resort – She Is Lost: “Considered Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, THE FOREIGN RESORT is now gearing up for a video crowdsourcing campaign for their new single ‘She is Lost, as well as a mini-tour in Denmark/Germany with NYC dreampop faves DEAD LEAF ECHO. They’re well prepared for this blast, having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, and sharing bills with DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and Cold Cave.”

The Veldt – Sanctified: From “The Shocking Fuzz of your Electric Fur” EP which is worth buying for the title alone (from an E.E. Cummings poem) – “Having expanded from a retail music chain to also include a label, Raleigh-based Schoolkids Records felt one of the first releases they should invest in is ‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation’ Mixtape EP from pioneering sheogaze / alt soul fusionaries THE VELDT.”

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9 thoughts on “Earworms 29 May 2017

  1. In the first batch I liked 1666 the most. Elliot Galvin Trio is definitely worth following.
    Marianne Faithfull: I first heard her Lucy Jordan on the ‘Hippie Highway’ and opinions were sharply divided. Worth pointing out that none of us arguing that night had a clue as to who she was, or about her supposed connections to Mick Jagger etc. I just loved her singing and others didn’t. Broken English still remains part of my library.
    Of the songs on SoundCloud: Neil gets my vote followed by Foreign Resort, Patrick DeFrancisi and The Veldt in that order.
    Thanks Ali, my day and week started off well with the early Worms!

  2. The Galvin trio track is indeed very nice, I haven’t heard them before. They may well be known further north in the main jazz centres- Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin- but down south we tend to be a bit out of the loop, unfortunately. Certainly agree about Edition Records, they are building a fantastic roster of artists and releases.

  3. The first four are all enjoyable. Never heard that Marianne Faithful song before and probably wouldn’t have identified her. What an odd performance by Chet Atkins. Kind of funny but according to my Googling it was recorded in 1990. Bit late to notice rock stars wearing make-up and leather! Liked it though. Elliot Galvin Trio track was brief but intriguing. I would like to hear more.
    I have only played the Soundcloud songs through once and liked Trouble the most. I’m getting worried that it’s often the first song on these playlists that sticks in my mind. Is it necessarily the best one or do I just have no concentration any more? Will listen again later.

    • Everyone’s idea of “best” is different. I don’t deliberately put the Soundcloud tracks in any order, it just depends on the date they’re sent in. And quite often I write up the blurb and then realise I’ve left one off the playlist, so I have to cut and paste and put it in on the end. So… pretty random!

      • I definitely wasn’t accusing you of putting them in your own order of preference. Just musing that my brain latches onto the first song and then switches itself back off again.
        Anyway, I listened again and I liked The Foreign Resort as well this time. Reminded me a bit of New Order. Quite liked all of them in fact but that was the other stand-out for me.

  4. Only listened to the first batch so far. The novelty song from Chet and Mark was fun, but not something I would listen to again. The languid “Sweet dreams” was, well, sweet! As others have said I would not have know the Marianne Faithful track was her unless told. It is an interesting track – probably my fave of the week.

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