It was a long old week last week, what with one thing and another, culminating in a weekend of drinking too much alcohol, catching the sun and general debauchery. So a fairly soothing start to the week for you today. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or link to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it, and I’ll try and feature it. Many thanks to all contributors.
Lee Ritenour – Daddy Longlicks – Ravi Raman: I’ve been waiting a long time to get some of his music and this collaborative effort was irresistible. From B B King to Slash, it has 20 artists on show and is full of gems. Here it is Joe Robinson (only know what Google tells me about him, Australian guitarist). The six strings also refer to Ritenour’s theory of the aspects of guitar music: jazz, rock, blues, acoustic, country and classical (again from Wiki).
Cigarettes After Sex – Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby – glassarfemptee: Once sleeper hits were by word of mouth. These days it’s social media that spreads the word on unknowns. And who could resist a band called “Cigarettes after Sex”? Here are the US band with a slice of dreamy pop.
junk-E-cat – Spectrum – abahachi: Very Berlin: a weekend of ‘offene Baustelle’ at the new Humboldt Centre, allowing people in to see how they’re rebuilding the old Berliner Palais and turning it into some sort of enormous cultural space, also included an assortment of local acts, including a bloke in a mask and a black onesie on top of a decommissioned fire engine, mixing electronic beats with sampled reed instruments. This is the one track currently available; not earwormy in a traditional sense, but an interesting sound and style.
Keen – Darker Glasses – severin: I’m shameless, I know. Keep it in the family. For those who don’t know this is my sister’s old band. This is another track from the album of their (two) late-eighties EP releases and some demos. Social comment lyrics and in my opinion their best ever musical performance.
Colin Hay – Come Tumblin’ Down – tincanman: A jaunty little tale from the former Men At Work frontman.
Amesoeurs – Gas in Veins – AliM: Thanks again to Spotify weekly and wikipedia – Amesoeurs (Soulmates) is the only album by the band of the same name, released in 2009 (just before the band broke up). This is the first track, and I can’t get it out of my head.
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