If you’ve not checked out St. Vincent’s latest eponymous album then I highly recommend that you get on it this instant. Musically abstract with beats all over the place but a strong sense of melody throughout, definitely not your average indie record and all the more awesome for it. I Prefer Your Love is probably one of the more accessible tracks on there and it’s well lovely…
Treebound Story was Richard Hawley’s old band who had a few releases back in the mid to late ’80s. It’s all lovely Smiths-like stuff with pretty melodies and weaving guitar lines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was Morrissey and Marr at the controls at many points.
You know when you listen to an album and you know half the tunes on there but never knew who they were by and what they were called? No? Maybe it’s just me then.
This just happened to me with The Teardrop Explodes’ awesome Kilimanjaro LP. I have no idea when I heard all of these songs as I don’t ever recall listening to these guys before (although they have been on my “list of bands who sound interesting and I should probably check out” for a while). Top 80s “psychedelic” post punk/new wave/indie/whatever from Julian Cope et al. Listen.
The Vaccines are a band that I’ve seen the name of loads and have heard a couple of tunes from but never paid all that much attention to. I guess there are just too many indie bands out there to give them all a shot, which is a shame because what I’ve heard has been pretty good. They have a new EP out in August that this is the title track of and it’s really rather nice.
Great moody ambient indie from way back in 1980. Headed by awesome nutter Julian Cope The Teardrop Explodes made some wicked post punk goodness. Love the beatless(ish) vibe on this one, really need to explore their back catalogue a bit further and discover a few more gems!
This comes from the “Killamanjaro” album which apparently originally going to be called “Everyone Wants To Shag The Teardrop Explodes”. I think we can agree that this is a much better title!