I get lost in the sound of sardonic vocals and distorted vocals and smart bittersweet vocals and listening vocals.
“Gyratory System are hypnotic, spasmodic, lush. More fun than batting a battalion of Arcade Fire fans round the heads with the complete recorded works of Damo Suzuki”
In response to a request from a friend on Twitter, I’ve collected together some of my more recent writings about Jonathan. And from tomorrow, you can listen to an incredible early demo of ‘The Morning Of Our Lives’ over here. ——————————————————————————————————————————– (from Plan B #18, originally printed in The Stranger) I first heard Jonathan Richman […]
My Friend Wallis have a bandcamp page where you can download a whole bunch of great “tropical dream-funk from Vancouver” like this, for free. Sole band-member Crystal Dorval like the female Panda Bear, and I didn’t even realise I liked Panda Bear that much …
This song is a couple of years old – and this is newer material available – but have you any idea how hard it is doing a Google Search on the word ‘Songs’? I’m motivated to put this one up today for a couple of reasons. 1. This Sydney band’s self-titled debut long-player I nominated […]
Surely, you had to be expecting this one. Domino Records have just reissued this still-missed Boston band’s three studio albums, each with a bonus CD of ‘rarities’. Exciting, although I do believe I own ALL these songs already at least four times on various previous reissues and box sets and vinyl originals. Exciting, because this […]
Yep, Songs. Their debut album – due out in November – is quite honestly the greatest record I’ve heard all year. Full stop, end of story. It might well be the greatest record I’ve heard this decade but a) it’s still not a competition, and b) my memory does play tricks on me, and c) I’m […]