Never mind the editorial bit at the top or what we said yesterday, exact same thing today. Another five slices of music things and however you slice it and of course it was the Pixies and here comes the introduction that heralds the latest Five Music Things feature thing. 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 better way? A cure for pulling flying pigeons out of the clouds? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? Was there ever a reason? What do reasons make? Five more? Snake foil? Everything must go and same as last time (and the time before that) 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 why we started this thing 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 really try to 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 about what gets played on the radio or indeed 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 it, who needs an editorial or words or worms in general? What’s Wordsworth? Just facts and links and sounds then. Here you go, play the music, grab your five, eat your greens, go eat some art, go eat some fresh flowers and don’t forget whatever it was we said last time…
here we go again. Today, if you ar reading today, I don’t know, you might be reading this tomorrow of in April or in 2025, that is the spirit of the age, today is Bandcamp Friday when all te moneny goes to the labels, bands and artists and Bandcamp wave thier cut so today is good day to visit the Organ’s Bandcamp page. Here’s Organ issue 74, must put all the oter old copies we stil lhave up there. On with it, oh for the wings of any bird, besides a battery hen of course… fly away, here’s some Terms….
1: Terms – it all becomes rather distinct We might have mentioned this already, but Terms have now officially announced a new album, the details, along with a rather excellent taster track, and how good is that track! The details and the terms are up on the Skin Graft Bandcamp, we say these five things are never in any particular order but this has to be number one today…
Previously on these pages: ORGAN THING: An exclusive reveal of that new Terms track on that forthcoming SkinGraft compilation as well as news of the dynamic duo’s new album and…
“Terms are kind of pulling rock apart and then putting it back together in a way that is still very much rock music but somehow isn’t quite rock as we know it. “Other” you might say. Tightly composed? – Yes. A sense of precision? – Yes. Yet it does feel so alive, so free… Laced with a spontaneous spirit – a careful need to go and discover where the next note goes” – THE ORGAN
“All Becomes Indistict” is the second full-length album from Chris Trull (YOWIE / GRAND ULENA) and Danny Piechocki (AHLEUCHATISTAS / JITTERS). Terms, arriving by way of Tampa Bay, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri surfaced during the pandemic as a socially distanced band – dealing in dissonance, atonality and the unknown. In the months that followed, the band pressed on, finally performing live (including a celebrated performance at 2022’s NO COAST Festival) and continued to hone their craft – forging an elastic rubberbanding harmony all their own – free of safe spaces.
“The duo commands a math rock nuclear reaction that manages to fit more riffs into a single song than most bands do throughout their entire discography” – RIVERFRONT TIMES.
While we’re waiting for more, here’s something from 2020 and the demos that became the “Hoarder Of Operations” EP back before the first album
2: Crow Jane – L.A Based label Kitten Robot Records say “This just came out today! Brand new from Crow Jane! Says Ms. CJ herself: “I mostly just wanted to dance around like Kate Bush dancing in the ‘Wuthering Heights’ music video with the red dress,” says CrowJane. “But some form of the story developed with Jessica Rowell’s styling. The ominous masked creature resembles a taunting dark side.” W’re guessing the video cane out today, the song has been around since her 2020 album Mater Dolorosa as far as we know
3: Lawn Chair – A new single, a first track from a new EP, not sure how that works, Lawn Chair have a new EP Eat The Beans and Wear The Jeans! due out April 28th, today they’ve released a new track, or maybe it was yesterday, or tomorrow, who knows? I do know we rather like it, we like it enough take it in a one of the government’s recomended five a day…
“Ever since their stage debut in late 2021, German-American art punk band LAWN CHAIR have relentlessly rehearsed, recorded and played shows, including appearances at showcase festivals such as Reeperbahn and Waves Vienna. The band, fronted by Seattle-born Claudia Schlutius, has quickly gained recognition in the German indie scene with a guitar-driven energetic sound, Schlutius’ powerful stage presence and meticulous songwriting.
After releasing a self-produced debut EP in the spring of 2022, LAWN CHAIR returned to the studio in the autumn to record their follow-up. Eat The Beans And Wear The Jeans! was recorded with the help of esteemed producer Olaf Opal (The Notwist) and L.A.-based mixer Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, TV On The Radio), who helped take the songs to the next level. The new songs present a new and interesting twist to timeless topics like unrequited love, the despondent boredom growing up in the countryside and the hardships of show business. With this new EP LAWN CHAIR are underscoring their rightful ambitions to a much larger audience.
New single ‘Sunset Heartbreak’ tells the story of a rural laggard who is constantly pitying himself and blaming everything but his own shortcomings. The song is packed with lethargic resentment and intense longing for that long lost love all wrapped in catchy guitar riffs and cowbell goodness.
Eat The Beans And Wear The Jeans!, due out April 28th, refines the band’s own blend of indie and punk rock, adding wavy atmospheres, jangly country guitars and the occasional synthesizer to the raw and powerful sound the band is known for. In May 2023, to celebrate the release of their new EP, LAWN CHAIR will tour throughout Germany before going on to stage dive at many of Europe’s finest festivals this Summer”.
4: Thurston Moore, he of Sonic Youth and such as we’re sure you know, has just released a second song from his forthcoming album. It kind of makes me think about Cay…
“hurston Moore has unveiled the second song from his forthcoming album — an electrifying new tune entitled ‘Isadora’; it is an ode to longtime muse Isadora Duncan. The track, out on his label The Daydream Library Series today, on “Bandcamp Friday”, March 3, 2023 — comes from a session with Thurston’s London-based group, including bassist Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), guitarist James Sedwards (Nøught), percussionist Jem Doulton (Róisín Murphy), electronic music wizard Jon Leidecker (Negativland) with lyrics by London-based poet Radieux Radio….
…. ‘Isadora’ is the second single from a forthcoming untitled album and is accompanied by a music video featuring what Thurston has referred to as a “Sky Dance”. The video written & directed by Radieux Radio features American actress, musician, dancer & choreographer Sky Ferreira. “Sky is a talented friend who’s been spending time in London, and immediately understood the connection to this mysticism & music and sent through this magical digital diary for the song. Sky’s insight into modern dance, including her love of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham sparked off a conversation about Judson Theatre Group, Douglas Dunn, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Yvonne Rainer and other artists of performance and dance who bring the word ‘freedom’ to mind and spirit.”
hang on there’s more…
“THURSTON MOORE GROUP will be touring March and April 2023 (tour dates, venues, and links to tickets are now listed at ThurstonMoore.com) Thurston Moore’s touring personnel will include London musician Alex Ward in place of James Sedwards on guitar, Deb Googe on bass, Jem Doulton on drums, and Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) on electronics. Thurston is ecstatic to have support from Miami, Florida’s Jayan Bertrand of SEAFOAM WALLS for the full tour.
THURSTON MOORE is known as one of the founding members of Sonic Youth, a band born in New York in 1981 that spent thirty years at the vanguard of alternative rock, influencing and inspiring such acts as Nirvana, Pavement, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, and Beck. The band’s album Daydream Nation was chosen by the Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. Moore is involved in publishing and poetry and teaches at the Summer Writing Programme at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. At present Thurston is at work on his eighth full length album and his memoir Sonic Life due out this year by DoubleDay in the United States.
DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES is the house record label of Ecstatic Peace Library operated by Eva & Thurston Moore, distributed in the UK by Cargo Records; in The Americas by Forced Exposure; by CARGO-GERMANY in Deutschland; by Kuroneko in France; KonKurrent in Belgium, The Netherlands & Luxembourg; by GoodFellas in Italia; by Matrix in Slovenia; by Popstock in Spain & Portugal; Rockers in Poland; Supersounds in Finland and BORDER in Sweden, Norway & Denmark … and all yr favourite independent record stores in the Universe”.
We do hope James Sedwards is recovering from his recent illness…
5: Echoes of Zoo – ‘Bee Jive’ is the first single from the second album by Echoes of Zoo, a Belgian jazz supergroup with members of Black Flower, De Beren Gieren & Compro Oro.
“Inspired by a chaotic wriggling bee’s nest (“bee hive”), the band incorporated a catchy Senegalese sabar-rhythm (“bee jive”) in this ominous but festive tune, to top it off with short balkan riffs on tenor sax and a strongly oriental-spiced guitar solo that again culminates in a beastly wriggle. ‘Speech of Species’ will be released on May 12th 2023 via W.E.R.F. Records. More info on Echoes of Zoo
And while we’re here, Hawkwind’s classic Spirit of The Age covered stylishly by Energyocean, an old cover now, but this is the spirit of the age and this is a great version and it is on the internet where nothing ever ages and things are discovered again, deep frozen, a dozen years later. Taliking of which there is a new Hawkwind album – ORGAN THING: A first listen to Hawkwind’s new album, The Future Never Waits, is it any good? Is it the right stuff? Well actually…
We are into March now so that, for those wh odo the evil Spotify thing, means a new playlist. These playlists evolve throughout the month….