Thursday 21 April 2011

Tracks Out This Week

5 of the best new releases, including 2 of this year's 'Found Of Confusion' stars.

The Tamborines - Black & Blue

This new single from London shoegazers The Tamborines shows a slightly lighter, poppier side to the band than much of last year's debut album, but contains enough grit to make it another worthwhile purchase. You may have to wait a few more days for the vinyl due to a delay with the pressing though. The download is available now.

The Tamborines Black And Blue by thetamborines

The Tamborines website

Buy the single.

Jukebox Collective - Lost And Found

As mentioned in February's 'Found Of Confusion' - Jukebox Collective release the finished studio version of 'Lost And Found' this week. Difficult to categorize, the track mixes standard British indie-guitar music with electronic bleeps, glitches and synth lines resulting in rich and warm base for vocalist Kev's Scroobius Pip meets Jamie T half sung/half rapped delivery. Really quite good.

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Buy the single.

Polarsets - Sunshine Eyes

The first ever 'Founders' are their releasing their new single this week. Kitsune Records rarely put a foot wrong, and it looks like they've struck gold again in the shape of Polarsets. If you've ever wondered what would happen if Friendly Fires remixed The Postal Service, check out the link below and you should have some kind of idea.

Polarsets Website

Buy the single.

Unouomedude - Frequency

I can't tell you how to pronounce Unouomedude but I can tell you they're from Florida and that new single 'Frequency' could have been given a bit more studio shine and probably be on the playlists of alternative radio stations across the country by now. Thankfully they've left it's rugged charm intact and the warm summery fuzz makes it all the more enjoyable.

Frequency by unouomedude

Unouomedude website

Buy the single.


PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land

It's pretty much a certainty that PJ Harvey's latest album Let England Shake will feature highly in end of year lists and probably get a Mercury nomination. There's good reason for that though. With things looking increasingly buggered for the UK, the closest the music world seems to be able to come to a protest is a few clueless bands who want to stick it to 'The Man'. Oh come on. We can surely do better than ill imformed diatribes about how politicians are bad, or whatever half baked ideas The Enemy muster up for their next record. Thank God for PJ Harvey. A different type of protest song (and a million miles away from any Billy Bragg/Frank Turner bard-like busking) with feeling, emotion and ideas, that deals with the war in Afghanistan. The Regimental March by the Irish Guards backs a Stereolab-esq shoegaze drone.
"What is the glorious fruit of our land? / the fruit is deformed children / what is the glorious fruit of our land / the fruit is orphaned children."

PJ Harvey's website

Buy the single.

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