Thunder, lightning, hailstones, torrential rain and blazing sunshine – it must be summer. And that was just yesterday. Here’s this week’s selection for you, a complete mixture, like the weather. Hope you enjoy, thanks to all and please keep the worms coming to email@example.com.
The Last Post – Silence Seems To Say – DsD: Positioned somewhere between Low and The Sundays, I’ve always loved this song. It popped up on my Walkman shuffle t’other day, and I had to change the play mode to Repeat1 for a good half-dozen listens before I could get away from it again.
Billy Hubbard – Who Are You Listening To? – tincanman: Hubbard recorded this at home the other day and shared it for comment. I feed-backed him that it’s one heck of a song. It’s also earwormy; the title question haunts me now as I go about my daily business.
Bob Marley – This Train and The Stone that the Builder Refused – goneforeign: Acoustic Bob: This is a side of Bob that very few have heard; he’s sitting on a hotel bed strumming an acoustic guitar and working out tunes and lyrics, fortunately some smart soul was sharp enough to switch on a recorder and get a decent recording. Possibly songs you’ve never heard before.
Dean McPhee – Solar Crown – AliM: Dean McPhee is a solo electric-guitarist from Yorkshire. This could have been an entry in RR’s “minimalist” category this week – but I think Nilpferd has enough already. Anyway, it’s rather beautiful.
Givers – Ripe – Fuel: Givers are an indie pop group from Lafayette, Louisiana. “You like your man ripe, I like mine still growin’…” I couldn’t possibly comment. (Ed.)
Fable Cry – Fancy Dancing – AliM: Another promo, this one is from a Nashville-based “theatrical scamp-rock” band, whose album “We’ll Show You Were the Monsters Are” is due out in August. It’s macabre yet earwormy at the same time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofJG1svfmyI