Five? Five slices of Monday music? here you go, five things that have passed our way over the last week or so. Five musical things for you to explore should you wish to. Five slices in no particular order…
1: TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – A taste of the debut album from Philadelphia, PA’s Taiwan Housing Project, Veblen Death Mask, the album is out om May 5th on Kill Rock Stars Taiwan Housing Project are a band fronted by Kilynn Lunsford (formerly of Little Claw) and Mark Feehan (formerly of Harry Pussy). “This is probably the most out there KRS release since the first Marnie Stern album. A very exciting, experimental take on punk from a batch of lifers making the best music of their careers” so said Ben from Kill Rock Stars. He did put careers in quotation marks, and KRS are still one of those labels always worth taking note of, whe nsomething is on the US label then you expect it to be interesting.
Taiwan Housing Project, a collaboration between Mark Feehan, of Harry Pussy, and Kilynn Lunsford of Little Claw. Members include: Pat Ganley (Drums), Adam Cooper (Bass), Kevin Boyer (Keys), Kevin Nickles (Sax), Donald Bruno (Percussion, Noises), Gwen Rooker (Jack of All Trades). Here’s that first taste of the forthcoming album
2: DEERFUL is Emma Winston, and Peach is a bold and ambitious eleven track debut long player, released less than two years after writing her first song. “There are elements of Grimes, The Julie Ruin, Black Box Recorder, Yazoo and Suzanne Ciani all topped off with Emma’s remarkable voice (you may have heard her sing before on records by Darren Hayman, Enderby’s Room and Owl & Mouse)”
Peach comes out on Wiaiwya on 9th June 2017. “Peach is an album of lush, sad, romantic electronic pop made on synthesisers small enough to use on the bus (the OP-1, PO-32 and the Critter & Guitari SEPTAVOX). Peach was written, played, recorded, produced and mixed by Emma Winston – she did the sleeve art too. Peach’s narratives are driven by the feminine, combining Emma’s reminiscences and stories with those of the (extra) ordinary women who inspire her.
Emma describes Peach as being an album about affirming the ordinary and vital, about the everyday things that provide comfort to you in difficult times, and about finding your own way to push back against the expectations that constrain you. It’s about moments of contact between people, especially between women, and above all about celebrating the small moments that make up a life.
After self-releasing an original Christmas song, ‘City Bells’ as a digital download in December 2015, Emma put out a 7″ single, ‘Moon Maps’/’Hush Me’, on Where It’s At Is Where You Are, followed by a cassette EP, Staying Still, and a USB drive loaded with 8-bit remixes, Home. She has played numerous shows and festivals (including indietracks, Wales Goes POP! and the DIY Popfest), and is as comfortable in folk basement as a DIY space or Islington’s Union Chapel”
3: BLACK LIPS – Here, have a taste of a second new track from Black Lips’ upcoming album – check out the Sean Lennon produced Squatting In Heaven, described all too rightly by SPIN as “refined, direct and a little cocky in a sly, half-winking way”
“Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?, is set for release May 5th in the UK through Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll.
During the recording the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing the album with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the first place. On Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? founding members Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley teamed with former guitarist Jack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004) and recent additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. The album also features contributions by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family and guest vocals by Yoko Ono.
Black Lips were born of DIY ethic, working their way from sweaty basement shows in Georgia to huge crowds at international music festivals (including a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest that appears in Terrence Malick’s forthcoming film Song to Song) to tours in such far flung locales as India, Jordan, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraqi Kurdistan, the United Arab Emirates and many more. Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? vindicates Black Lips for sticking it out through many years of shifting trends and buzz bands; providing a sonically captivating document that is as creatively unhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in the band’s storied history”.
4: CELLULAR CHAOS are currently on tour in the U.S, Orland today, Miami tomorrow if you need to know. The band head over here to Europe in May including one UK show, a London date here in Hackney at the Brewhouse on June 1st. Cellular Chaos are a band featuring Admiral Grey, Weasel Walter, and Rad Chaines, they play “Rock and roll for people who’ve lost their grip on sanity”. Lots more soon….
5: MOMMY LONG LEGS – Now here’s a band we haven’t mentions for a while, they just crossed our path via social media so here you go. They’re from Seattle, Washington, here’s what they do… do go explore, exploring is good for you…. And, they corossed our paths because they;y happen to be releasing a 4-song 7″ with Youth Riot Records!”
And while we’re here, more Supper, you can never have to omuch supper
Supper’s Ready from the album Foxtrot by Genesis (1972), arranged, performed and produced by pianists Yngve Guddal and Roger T. Matte (January 2016). More information