Shall we do it again, five more? The Five music things thing yet again for whatever it still might be worth. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five, cross-pollination? Five more? Five more while Death Pill still hide in their basements and all we can really do is watch their social media feeds and hope they’re surviving over there in Kyiv
Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is there another way? A cure for pulling cats out of hats? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? Was there ever? What do reasons make? Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five, and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding is in that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we asked last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? We do listen to everything that comes in, we do it so you don’t have to, we are very (very) picky about what we actually post on these pages or play on the radio or hang in a gallery. Cut to the chase, never mind the editorial there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music that have come our way in the last few days and cut cut slash and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Here’s your five pieces of music for today….
1: Thurston Moore Group – “This is gentle live version of the track ‘Cusp’ from Thurston’s album Rock n Roll Consciousness from an intimate concert recorded in France with Thurston Moore playing guitar and singing, James Sedwards on guitar, Deb Googe on bass and backing vocals, Steve Shelley on magick drums. Lyrics and cello by Radieux Radio. Happy Bandcamp Friday springtime! x” There you go, we bring you these things, without a moment of thought for our own welfare, this Organ thing started out as a one of publication several life times ago somewhere in the last century, we cherry pick these things just for you, we do rather like this gentle version.
2: The Nightingales have a new single out, they have a great video as well, we’d share it here but but but they have it set so it can’t be shared which is damn shame, here it is and here’s the Bandcamp page and the pay whatever you want or grab it for free deal and hat with the price of fish and chips that will do nicely thank you very much. I didn’t get where I am today by paying artists for their art or the music they make. The single comes with an excellent s-side, a proper one, a live version of Simple Soul. They’re off on tour in April and May, dates via thenightingales.org.uk. Do so like the way The Nightingales continue to fall upstairs in such a slylish way, The New Nonsense indeed…
3: Tribe of Cro – “It might be April 1st, but this is no TOC-foolery. We’re dropping the first new studio recordings for years over at Bandcamp. A 24 minute slab of heavy riffs, intergalactic squeeps and wibbles, soaring guitars and pounding rhythms from the masters of sonic mayhem, and all for £1.99. Bandcamp Friday means that the Man won’t take his usual cut and we can spend more of it on space dust to make the music you know that you want”. Bandcamp Friday also means we get plagued by hundreds of bands and labels expecting coverage and never a thanks and hey, let us donate a tiny bit of big bag of Friday loot to help keep Organ going. Our in box is bursting with Bandcamp Friday bulpoopery and e.mails demanding out time and support The Tribe didn’t bug us though, and new Tribe of Cro activity has to be a good thing, the Tribe just flew past on a social media feed and and we probably haven’t encountered them since we all got lost in the dust and poisoned water of Treworgey Tree Fayre or the back room of Club Dog or some such place. “The band have also unlocked the secure TOC vault made of pure Unobtanium in order to release a couple of rare live recordings from the last century for your delight and for free download and well, sounding as fresh as they ever did, classic space tock flavoured free festival floating anarchy and the here and now of it all. This sounds like a Better Days tape you might have send off a postal order for having read about it at one of those paper Organs we sold you at a Hawkwind gig or a Stonehenge benefit at the Hammersmith Clarendon, this sounds like dyscordian delight and “The first new studio recordings for a number of years from legendary freewheeling festival spacefarers Tribe of Cro. 24 minutes of wigged out cosmic goodness”, One minute toooooo long maybe? Bandcamp and if you happen to be reading this on the otherside of Bandcamp Friday then it still seems liek a good deal to us. By the way, we have a Bandcamp page as well…
4: “Brooklyn-based band LAPÊCHE and New Granada Records are excited to announced the digital release of Spirit Bunnies (Remixes) EP out today” so says this press release, rather like this, reather like where they’re going with it. “Spirit Bunnies sees Lapêche’s 2019 EP, Spirit Bunnies remixed by some of the band favourite and most talented friends. Each artist offers different takes on the band’s uniquely somber, yet catchy indie-rock”. Explore via their Bandcamp
The EP’s lead track “Gracie” is remixed by Samuel Fogarino of Interpol. LAPêCHE’s David Diem says, “Sam beautifully deconstructs and reconstructs the song underscoring themes of anxiety, tension, and release.”
“Somewhat Similar” is remixed by Dave LeBleu of The Album Leaf, Mercury Program and Textual and the “Bottom Feeder” remix is created by Mark Rodriguez of Palatka, AKA NoCoding. Dave’s composition honors the original, artfully unearthing the bare bones of the song while Mark serves up a bombastic take, producing the most dramatic offering of the three of the tracks.
“LAPÊCHE is singer and guitarist Krista Diem, her husband and bassist Dave Diem, guitarist Drew DeMaio and drummer Richard Salino. The band fuses purposeful melody with sonic backdrops inspired by indie-alternative aesthetics and DIY ethics.
LAPÊCHE has toured with Jawbox as direct support and has previously played with J. Robbins Band, Torche, Russian Baths, Do Make Say Think, The Cave Singers, Erica Frias, Lauren Denitzio, Deadaires and more. They also performed at Sing Out Loud Festival (St. Augustine, FL) and The Fest (multiple occasions).”
5: Taleen Kali – There’s a press release here about her new single and a link to Spotify snd who knows what. Ee don’t do liknks to Spotify, we don’t like Spotify. i’ll read the press relase properly tomorrow, there ain’t none of that time stuff right now, ddin;t know a think about her unti lthis evening, let’s par kthis here for now and get back to you later, she’s from Los Angeles, California, someone has to be…
And that was that, five things squeezed in while we worked on other things and plates were spun and the price of gas went up and and more later, maybe? or maybe not, I guess we almost missed Bandvamp Friday, whatever, we’re not here as some band’s marketing plan or some Record label’s mouth piece whe nthey want to make a buck, none of ’em ever say thank you, we got our own Bandcamp by the way…
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