ORGAN: Five Music Things – New Boo Hiss, deux furieuses, more Ghost Car, Fred Abong’s new album, Deadletter and…

The editorial bit again again yet again, the introduction and the Five Music Things thing for whatever it is all about. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five. Cross-pollination? Five more? 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, everything must go and 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) very very picky about what we actually post on these fractured pages or what gets played on the radio or what we 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 or words in general? Just facts and links then, here you go, grab your five, eat your greens, go eat some art, go eat some dirt or…

1: Boo Hiss – There’s new Boo Hiss, that is never a bad thing, “Boo Hiss has been slowly been unrolling a new project called ‘Garden Party’ and the 3rd installment of it, called “Pedantry Rag” just dropped” so said someone from Deathbomb Arc. Boo Hiss is from Los Angeles, “Boo Hiss is the current name for my projects. For years it was Books on Tape but now there are TOO MANY Books on Tapes. There are probably other Boo Hisses too but I give up.”

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Check out all three installments so far here via this film featuring them all

“This one was composed and programmed, then literally dragged outside where I broke it up into various pieces. Those pieces were each recorded with different approaches but all including the outdoor sounds of an afternoon in my backyard. These “field” recordings were then layered with the original track, some of them processed through hardware effects, with a last round of low-end keys added to anchor. The title comes from the outside nature of the recording with a nod to Rick Nelson. Walk through the garden with us as we make our way towards a larger project and live event, details to be revealed at a future date”. More Boo Hiss here via Deathcamp Arc

2: deux furieuses have a new album out at the start of November, here the second sinle from that album. The band p;ay a London show this week, we’ve mention it already – ORGAN PREVIEW: Baltimore feminist punks War on Women heading to London later this month as part of a UK tour… – the new album is called Songs From Planet Earth, they say it is “a beating heart signal out from this world as we fall spinning into a vortex of pandemic, isolation, avoidable deaths, political corruption, personal mourning and ultimately survival. The album documents the journey from the city to the countryside in search of sanctuary”. Links for more here and probably more from us whe nwe’ve heard more than the two tracks they’ve reelased so far…

3: Ghost Car – we may nave mentioned them before,, this is another fiesty slice from the new album ‘Truly Trash’ out on 28th October, do we need to say anything else?

4: Fred Abong, best know for his time with Throwing Muses and Belly (he’s also an academic lecturer and Vedic astrologer), Fred has a rather refinded rather intimate new album called Yellowthroat out next week, you can hear the whole thing on good old Bandcamp.

“Abong’s sixth album, it was recorded together with Rob Ahlers, drummer in 50FOOTWAVE and the Kristin Hersh Trio, of which Abong is also a part. Abong’s music has been described as cross between “ragged Replacements and lyric-driven Bob Dylan,” and as “Elliott Smith with balls”.I guess those are reasonable descriptions although I always thought Elliott Smith had a lot of balls and really, is anyone anywhere near as “lyric-driven” as Mr Dylan? Yellowthroat is warm, restrained, throaty, stripped back and clever in terms of the simple way it all flows and invites you in to listen to those words that flow so well…

5: Deadletter have a new single ‘Binge’ out everywhere sometime around about now so we’re told, here’s the video, more about it underneath said video…

“Hailing from Yorkshire, now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of Gang of Four and the lopsided rhythms of Talking Heads into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. With members being firm friends from birth, there is an instinctive understanding of movement and danceability to their music worth its weight in gold, whilst never cheapening the nuance and grit of their sound.

Today they share new single ‘Binge’ which follows breakout tracks ‘Hero’, ‘Pop Culture Connoisseur’, and ‘Fit For Work’.

‘Binge’ was musically spawned from the depths of a long London winter, with little sunlight and little joy. It is the sound of various excesses cyclically incubating then emerging in a world geared towards constant satiation of desire, but with a hungry black hole at its centre which seems to only grow the more it is fed. Whether through devotion to a deity or stamp collecting, as humans we are all desperate to feed the emptiness festering at the intersection of sentience and instinct. Thus, we binge.

On the track singer Zac Lawrence said, “Binge was written in no more than 25 minutes during rehearsals for a tour in January. Using our usual formula of “drumbeat, bassline, lyrics, seasoning” it was quickly realised that we had to include it in our coming live shows and record it without further ado. Sometimes the energy of a track’s just there, you don’t have to think about it for a year.”

Zac adds, “Hearing the word Binge, we may initially be drawn to a very specific image or thought of a person or a habit, however when we take a closer look at society it can be realised that bingeing is inherent within our behaviour as human beings. Whether it be something as mundane as collecting stamps, or devotion of your existence to a deity, we are all bingers through and through and, ultimately, life is one long binge.”

And while we’re here, here’s some Lunachicks for no reason what so ever

More of this kind of thing in a few days probably, well maybe? Or maybe not….

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