Monday, 11 March 2013

Out This Week - 11th March 2013

Sound City - Cut Me Some Slack

OK so you know the deal; Dave Grohl makes a documentary about Sound City Recording Studios and with it an album featuring many collaborators. Depending on your tastes favourites will vary, it takes in everything from hardcore to pop/rock. We had to go for 'Cut Me Some Slack' simply because it's the best thing either Sir Macca or the remaining members of Nirvana have done in years.

Sound City's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Work Drugs - Sunset on High Street

Californians Work Drugs will be following up their self-titled album with a new record, as yet untitled, sometime in the summer with a tour to coincide. 'Sunset on High Street' is its first single and was written about a homeless man they met in LA who told them fascinating stories about the area and the homeless community. The song is more summery indie/pop which a touch of yacht-rock thrown in for that 80s effect.

Work Drugs' website

Catch them live:

9MAR - Kung Fu Necktie, Philly, PA w/ Night Panther
13MAR - Columbus, OH
14MAR - The Maintenance Shop, ,Ames, IA
15MAR - Schubas / Daytrotter - Chicago, IL
16MAR - Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
27Apr - The Undergrounds Binghamton University, NY

Cop On The Edge - P-Man and Zee Girl

It's been the best part of a year since we last featured Cop On The Edge and their fantastic EP 'Friday Night Anywhere' but they're the kind of band it's worth waiting for. New EP 'Signs Of Life' is another belter, you can stream the whole thing below but we've highlighted 'P-Man and Zee Girl' for being a weird kind of krautish indie/new-wave tune that we've never quite heard done like this before.

Cop On The Edge's website

Stream or buy the EP

Catch them live:

Saturday 16 March 2013: The Water Rats, London

Luls - Sympathy Or Love

This track from the new double A-side single from Luls adds even more 80s-influence and bombast to this week's new releases. It's tastefully done though, with a dark and monotone vocal that gives way to a chorus that's about the size of Brazil. It's definitely a powerful beast and we think we prefer this to the lead track 'Never Let It Go', so it's handy it's a free download then.

Luls' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Mar 11 Louisiana, w/ Theme Park, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 12 Joiners Arms, w/ Theme Park, Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 13 Haunt, w/ Theme Park, Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 14 Heaven, w/ Theme Park, London, United Kingdom
Mar 15 Ruby Lounge, w/ Theme Park, Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 16 The Cluny, w/ Theme Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Mar 25 XFM X-posure Session, London, United Kingdom  
Mar 30 Stockton Calling @ KU Bar, Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom
Apr 02 The Fly 'Ones To Watch' @ The Garage London, United Kingdom
May 03 Liverpool Sound City @ Zanzibar, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Neon Neon - Mid Century Modern Nightmare

Well the big teases aren't letting us actually get hold of this track yet, instead releasing it a streaming single, but it seems that not much has changed since Neon Neon's acclaimed 2008 album 'Stainless Style'. It's still catchy as a very catchy thing electro-pop from Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip, and it even features Cate Le Bon again. The subject matter has switched though, from DeLoreans to Italian left-wing political activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, an extract from one of his poems is read here by Asia Argento. Admittedly the subject matter is fascinating if you care to research it a little, but the song is an absolute blinder too. Expect new album 'Praxis Makes Perfect' on April 29th.

Neon Neon's website

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