I'm still not 100% sure why Fred Thomas isn't a global megastar - very few people write better pop songs*. Maybe this time, eh Fred?
Gentle Japanese occassional electric folk pop something something.
This is genuinely wonderful. Even if it does make me feel. So. Very. Old.
Noisy, melodic bleep madness from New York.
This would not have been out of place at the Haçienda.
It's difficult to think of a better word than "throbbing".
Putting the sinister into synthpop New Wave covers.
Part bigverb piano, part electrofolk noise, all lovely.
Psychedelia-laced pre break-up space optimism.
Tasty Chicago Jam.
Scratchy warble electro swells, done gud.
"Taishi-Koto, Pt. 1" - L'Eclair
A not unpleasant amount of soundtrack-y organ.
"Steady State" - Rimarimba
Pulsing lo-fi guitar vs electronicalism and drones. From Felixstowe. Obviously.
"Deterritory" - Young Jesus
It's nice to know someone in LA still makes brainrock.
"In the Middle of the Night" - Still Corners
I mean, someone is probably going to have to write Pink Floyd a cheque at some point but that doesn't mean it's not glorious.
"There Is No God But You" - Kathryn Joseph
Lilting, soaring and generally wonderful.
"Negative Space" - American Nudism
Lo-spec grumblewave from Washington (USA state, not Tyne & Wear).
"Never Finds You" - The Washboard Abs
Introspective and beautiful psychpop.
"Anneal Me" - SiGRÚN
Beautiful, minimalist electronic quasi-folk from multi-instumentalist / singer / composer Sigrún.
"Surface to Air" - Firefriend
Apologies for the dead air, have been off earning my keep and doing other things. Back now though, with some awesomedirge Brazilian shoegaze because why not.
"Again" - Numb.er
Noisy, punky, synthy goodness from LA.
"Ojai" - Bolinas
Dreamy, sun-drenched LA synth pop.
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin
You don't get another Aretha Franklin. Rest in peace.
"Roller Disco" - Jonathan Bree
Lazy strings and lamentation of things past. Slightly Pulp-y.
"Fear & Celebration" - Blood Wine Or Honey
Latin-infused dance music from Hong Kong. Obviously.