June 2014

Tracks Weezer – Jamie Share Jamie first appeared on DGC Rarities, Vol 1, a Geffen compilation of rare and unreleased tracks by the label's artists. A paean to the band's lawyer Jamie Young, it … >>
Tracks Saint Etienne – Fake ’88 Share Originally appearing on Volume 6 of the legendary "Volume" series of indie compilations in April 1993 (and then on Sharks Patrol These Waters: The Best of Volume, Part II … >>
New music Bombay Bicycle Club – Come To The joy of Come To is all in that ringing dream-pop guitar sound. I don't know how, or why, but it does funny things to my brain. >>
Reviews Daisy Victoria – Heart Full of Beef EP A stunning post-punk / garage debut EP that you simply have to listen to. Heart Full of Beef is equal parts lyrical, abrasive, dark and beautiful. >>
Tracks The Beatles – Rain Share Having been reared on 1962-1966 (aka The Red Album), and 1967-1970 (aka The Red Album), I took the path of least resistance and started my own Beatles album collection … >>
Tracks Grizzly Bear – Will Calls Share Word is that Scorsese's preferred cut for The Wolf of Wall Street is an hour longer than the theatrical release. That's one whole hour on top of a film … >>
20 songs Hey Good Weather Share The sun came out and I thought it would be a good time to kick off a new project... The aim of "20 songs" is to compile a playlist … >>
Tracks The House of Love – Pink Frost Share I think I've explained the demise of The House of Love in enough detail in previous posts (nutshell: drugs, egos, bust-ups and bus stops), but it's always worth reminding … >>
Tracks The Wonder Stuff – Something For Sammy Share Some songs, no matter how good, are just destined for hidden track status. Brilliant though they are, catchy though they may be, something about them means they don't quite … >>
Tracks The Specials – Why? Share This b-side to 'Ghost Town" - one of two stellar songs accompanying the number one single, the other being 'Friday Night, Saturday Morning" - was written by Specials guitarist … >>
Tracks Gene – I Can’t Help Myself You have to go all the way back to Gene's début single Be My Light, Be My Guide for today's selection. I Can't Help Myself first appeared as a b-side to that excellent single. >>
Tracks Bob Mould – Can’t Fight It Share In 1993, Bob Mould was in the middle of an early 90s purple patch of chart and critical success, that had started with the formation of Sugar and the … >>