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Song of the Day #692 – Ruins of Krüger

Song of the Day #692 – Ruins of Krüger

Imagine a desk. A desk full of promo CDs, thin glass cases and paper sleeves lined in tiny towers like a mini metropolitan sprawl. Are you sitting at this desk? Good. Stand up. Now, with one arm (two if you’re a wimp), sweep off everything. What is this clatter, reeling far away from the center? […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 31. The 16th Century + The Legend!

The return of Everett True | 31. The 16th Century + The Legend!

This is a little cheeky, I know. Trouble is, if I don’t write this, who else will? There’s little to no money to be made, documenting the underground. No one ever got rich putting out Legend! records. (Uh…) I can’t trust to other people’s taste or enthusiasm – if I could trust to other people’s taste […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 30. Son Bou

The return of Everett True | 30. Son Bou

Hey there. Missed me? Some old-fashioned pop music for you today. (We’re talking 90s, or 2009 at least.) It’s all fuzzy and warm and effervescent. They call it twee and shit, like that ain’t a put down. And maybe it isn’t in Spanish, who knows?All I know is that when some corporate journo suggested to […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 29. Ela Stiles

The return of Everett True | 29. Ela Stiles

A slight diversion from my embarrassment of Spanish riches today, but well. Sometimes. You know? Sometimes. Sometimes you just got to enter the room two hours too late. This is better than when I saw the bats fly away from the balcony of the Old Museum. Better than a knight-alone checkmate when you’re black and […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 28. Arponera

The return of Everett True | 28. Arponera

Another drawn from the fast-becoming-legendary Facebook tip-off concerning Barcelona and bands and wonderment and spice. (Check back over the last couple of posts for the others.) I had a press release written round this somewhere – downloaded for free from the BandCamp site, alongside this wonderment of music – and I was going to translate […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 27. Brabrabra

The return of Everett True | 27. Brabrabra

…and still they keep tumbling through. I guess it helps that I appreciate the tuneless alongside the melodic. You can take either word as an insult if you so desire, but I don’t understand why you would. There’s a certain keyboard sound I will always go a bit doolally for (partly because it reminds me of my kitchen […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 26. Me And The Bees

The return of Everett True | 26. Me And The Bees

Dude recommends me eight female-led bands from Barcelona. You think I’m not going to check out a tip like that? You crazy, crazy kid. First out the blocks is Me And The Bees. The name must’ve got me, or something. (Damn. I passed over “All female band. They sound like Raincoats or Malaria singing traditional Spanish […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 25. Hallie And The Annies

The return of Everett True | 25. Hallie And The Annies

…and the hits keep coming. Just a beautiful unruly restrained clattering pop song. Nothing more and certainly nothing less. Male-female harmonies and splendour and a whole bunch of humanity. A minimal guitar solo to ping the wooden boards up from your deck with and send hurtling down the road. Tunefulness and melody achieved through… ah, […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 24. As Ondas

The return of Everett True | 24. As Ondas

More strange beauty from London. I’ve always been fascinated by fire, the shapes it takes. In Brisbane, I’ll stare into the embers of our stove fire for minutes on end, mostly believing in fire fairies. I love experimenting with the supply of oxygen, taking it right down to the minimum before watching the flames burst […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 23. Priests

The return of Everett True | 23.  Priests

I got to. I just gotta. It’s a deviation from the main frame, I know. But for months – years, it seems like – I’ve been sitting on this beautiful brawling beast of an album called Bodies and Control and Money and Power, and I can barely resist the temptation to break out much longer. But […]

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