‘Things’ – Paul Westerberg
Reawoken to this beauty by Evan Dando’s cover on the new Lemonheads album. ‘You’ll be a song I sing, a thing I give away’
Blue Rose Code – Ebb & Flow
A quick piece of research before an interview sent me on the path to this Postcard style piece of gospel pop.
On repeat for much of the month, with a penchant to repeat ‘Nightcall’ a number of times before I move on.
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
A highlight from The Upside; funky, steady and horns. The Queen does what only she could do.
The Coasters – Sh Boom Life could be a dream
I’m convinced this is in a Scorsese, but I can’t seem to find it…
Yo La Tengo – Can’t forget
Learnt of this through Evan’s cover. Like a meeting between Buddy Holly and Gram Parsons….
Straight crazy -galactic
Light, funky, and toe-tapping. A lovely dance floor track with the sound of the summer.
Mr Ben and The Bens
Sunflower Bean meets Devandra Banhart for the coolest piece I’ve heard in some time.
Paper trails – darkside
With its Bumbling bass line and dark vocals this is a door into the other world. I told you i would get you.
R.E.M. carnival of sorts
More guitarists should play their guitars with the intensity of peter buck. It really is that simple
Eddie Vedder – Society
It’s never usually a good sign when this one ends up repeat….
No change – hungry t
I need more drum n bass in my life. A warm up track that caught me skanking before the Kahuna gig in Newcastle.
John Grant – Black Belt
An absolute weapon from Grant and the highlight of his January show at the Sage. I see through your antics. You got really nice clothes, bet you didn’t pay for those.