May 2013

Tracks Mew – Comforting Sounds Share Set aside some time for this one - you'll need it, but it's well worth the effort. In the traditional style, I've saved the best for last. And by … >>
Tracks The Sugarcubes – Hit Share Before the highly and diversely talented Björk embarked on her solo career, all kooky screams and smiles, she was, of course, lead singer of Icelandic band The Sugarcubes, doing … >>
Tracks M83 – Midnight City Share In 2001, M83 were a vaguely shoegazey dreamsynth French outfit releasing a debut self-titled album. By 2011, they’d transformed into an epic double album releasing group, capable of unleashing … >>
Tracks Koop – Koop Island Blues Share Apart from the vocals, everything you hear is sampled. Each piece is meticulously fixed in place in a perfect impression of a smooth, soulful swing standard. It takes an … >>
Tracks M – Ma mélodie Share File under "not so easy to google", along with !!!. -M- (his more retrievable given name is Matthieu Chedid) hails from a musical French family, and created his on-stage … >>
Tracks Avocadoclub – Too Much Space To Walk Away Share The trouble with producing inoffensive melodic indie pop is that there's already so much of it to go around; new songs sometimes make only a tiny splash in the … >>
Tracks Kraftwerk – Tour de France Share Something German, I feel, in honour of this evening's Champions League final. Also, something for the Giro, and coming Tour. And really, something beautiful and entrancing, and comfortably the … >>
Tracks Miike Snow – Silvia Share Sometimes I am a google ninja, finding the facts that you can't. Other times I am just a dumb guy who likes a TV theme tune but doesn't even … >>
Tracks Delorean – Stay Close Share The sound of summer, as channelled through the creative hive-mind of a bunch of Barcelona-based Basques. I highly recommend you listen to the Stay Close remixes and 2010's Ayrton … >>
Tracks Erlend Øye – The Black Keys Work Share Loathe as I am to post video-less tracks, I can make exceptions for the perhaps lesser knowns, such as this track by the bespectacled half of Kings of Convenience. … >>
Tracks Phoenix – Entertainment Share I'd love to be the guy that develops concepts for music videos: it's pretty much a free-for-all, anything goes kind of frontier world. Take this effort from all-the-rage French … >>
Tracks Junior Senior – Move Your Feet Share Staring across at Efterklang from the other end of the Danish pop spectrum, Junior Senior would be an entertaining choice, but only if they can recreate the magic formula … >>