Earworms 20 March 2017

Another day, another worm (or six) – here’s this week’s selection for you to enjoy. Thanks to all contributors – if anyone has an earworm they would like to share, please send an .mp3 to earworm@tincanland.com together with a short paragraph about why you’ve chosen it. Happy Monday!

case/lang/veirs – 1000 Miles Away: CaroleBristol: I bought the case/lang/veirs album a few weeks back and I’ve been playing it a fair bit. It is a collaboration between k.d lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs. I bought it because I liked the single, “Best Kept Secret” released from it, but the one that has stuck in my head is this song, “1000 Miles Away“. It is a classic ballad.

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Sounds on Sunday 22

Greetings all, it’s a bumper week this week, with seventeen new tracks for you. Have a listen and let us know what you think, in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Kevin Pearce – Heartbeat Mind: This is Essex based singer songwriter Kevin Pearce’s new single Heartbeat Mind, released recently. “After a busy year of touring the UK and writing his new album So On, he’s back with an intriguingly dark and foreboding track, featuring Dean Honer of The Moonlandingz – the riotous supergroup made up of members of Fat White Family.

Chris Elliott – Westward Bound: “Hi … I used to be in a band called Leisure that toured with Girls for their “Album” tour some years ago. We have since broke up and I have been working on writing and recording my own music in Boston with a similar sound. My first single is an indietronica / rock song, think a mixture of Sales, Tame Impala, Yeasayer, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”

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Earworms 13 March 2017

Greetings from Earworm land, I hope this reasonably cheerful selection finds you well. I’ve been under the weather recently, but my attempts to recover by treating my body as a temple were foiled tonight, when the dog ate my vitamin tablet. So it’s back to beer and crisps for me, and a long and invigorating walk for the dog. Many thanks to all contributors – if you have a tune you would like to share, please send an .mp3 to earworm@tincanland.com, with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. Thank’ee.

Ben Wendel – Song Song – glassarfemptee: Canadian saxophonist Ben Wendel is now New York based. This is track is from last year’s album “What we bring”, and has a timeless classic period feel.

Animal Collective – Jimmy Mack – tincanman: How do you take a break from making weird, experimental pop? Listen to Motown, apparently. This Martha & The Vandellas cover is from the loose collective’s new EP, The Painters, just out last month (Feb).

The Penguins – Let’s Make Some Love – severin: The chaps who recorded my favourite Doo Wop song “Earth Angel”. Personally, I think they could do no wrong. This is a belter.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You – Ravi Raman: I’m so used to CCR playing this, and Etta James. Surprised to find out that this is the original.  Shows how much I know.

Monkey Warhol – Beige – AliM: Minneapolis-based electronic music producer Monkey Warhol has shared this track with us. It’s very catchy. More bio on bandcamp: https://monkeywarhol.bandcamp.com/

The Wooden Sky – You’re not Alone – AliM: From the Toronto based band’s upcoming new album “Swimming In Strange Waters” coming April 7 2017. “Drawing its title from a line in Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune – “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water” – The Wooden Sky’s fifth full-length record finds frontman and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Gardiner matching personal trauma against the increasingly bleak political climate we find ourselves in.” https://soundcloud.com/nevado/the-wooden-sky-youre-not-alone-1

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Sounds on Sunday 21

Hi there, here’s some more Sunday listening for you. Lots of artists ask for feedback, so don’t forget to leave your (constructive!) comments below. Thanks to all contributors!

Analogue Wave – Hope:Analogue Wave is an Irish-based electronic duo, mixing dub and electronica with breakbeats, vocals and synths. After a three-year hiatus, the band have returned to the underground scene with a brand new single ‘Hope’. This is a sonic call to arms in a world spinning wildly out of control, both politically and climatically, with no hope of a positive ending in sight. Imbuing and poignant, this track has a timely message.”

Maggie McClure – Be Right Here For You: “The Norman, Okla-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has … performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC … Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith. Maggie’s third and newest album, Time Moves On – produced by Justin Glasco, whose work includes Dan Wilson (songwriter of Adele’s hit “Someone Like You”), Gary Jules, Tyler Hilton, and Cary Brothers – chronicles her move from Oklahoma to L.A. and centers on the mental and physical bravery it takes to push yourself in an unknown city and make people pay attention and convince them to be part of your dream.”

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Earworms 6 March 2017

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If anyone out there is new to Earworms, the concept is very simple – just send us an .mp3 of something that has caught your ear recently, and that you’d like to share, to earworm@tincanland.com. It doesn’t have to be new, in fact we don’t usually include new music here unless the wormbank is low, that’s reserved for “Sounds on Sunday” or other individual posts. Anyway, here’s another musical selection box for you – many thanks to all contributors, and hope you enjoy the sounds.

Martin Green (featuring Becky Unthank) – I saw the Dead – severin: Here’s another album I only know about because of R/R. Stumbled across it while searching for songs about accordions. Leeds Lily filled in the details about it being based on a stage show. I love the Unthanks and all their works so Becky’s voice on this is a bonus. The song itself is alternately creepy and manic. Which seems topical for some reason.

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Energy Flow – glassarfemptee: Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto  (formerly of Yellow Magic Orchestra) has been hugely influential, affecting the path of electro and hip hop with his eclectic mix of computer game music, soundtracks, and electronica. Then he released a pure piano album, BTTB (back to the basics), and this track was the first-ever instrumental number one hit in Japan.

Vaishnavo Jana To – Pt Ronu Majumdar – Ravi Raman: Pt Ronu Majumdar is a noted flautist and he is playing this 15th century bhajan, which was one of Mahatma’s favourites. The thoughts of the ideal man expressed in the poem became his credo. Those interested can read more:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaishnava_Jana_To

Andy Prieboy – Tomorrow Wendy – tincanman: It is complete now, she’s been diagnosed with AIDS and it’s the 80’s so it doesn’t have a name yet and there’s no cure or relief.

The History of Colour TV – Wreck and As Grey As Park Can Be – AliM: The first and second singles from this Berlin-based trio’s “Something Like Eternity” LP, due for release on 17 March via France’s Crane Records. “Something Like Eternity is an album of sparse, immediate performances captured live in studio. The room seemingly reverberates to a wide dynamic range of sonic tapestries ranging from fleeting moments of near-silence to elongated passages of guitar meltdowns, loaded with emotion.” LP pre-order: https://thehistoryofcolourtv.bandcamp.com/album/something-like-eternity 

Sturle Dagsland – Nzinga – AliM: “You should really check out the new song from the Norwegian Band Sturle Dagsland. It’s completely insane.” Well, how could I resist? Much improved by not watching the video, I feel. But perhaps I’m just sensitive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3z9NTJjpus

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Sounds on Sunday 20


Ten more new tracks for you this week, lots of interesting listening to enjoy! Please let me know what you think, in the comments below. Thanks very much to all contributors!

Montana B – Do Your Thing: More from Montana B (SoS12 and SoS18), this was released for Valentine’s Day.

Vandana – Vicious: “The singer songwriter, producer and a visual artist was raised in India, educated in London and now lives in Brooklyn having collected an eclectic tapestry of both musical and aesthetic influences over the years, all of which find a place in her music. From Portishead to The Cure, the London rave scene to Indian pop music, metaphysical and esoteric references merge with throbbing, swollen synths making for a really absorbing listen. Her new EP, Nox Anima is out April 21st but in the meantime, check out her new song ‘Vicious’.”

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Earworms 27 February 2017


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Better late than never for Earworms this week – another interesting selection for you. Many thanks for all contributions, please keep your worms coming to earworm@tincanland.com if you have songs you’d like to share.

4 Clefs – I Like Pie, I Like Cake – severin: False teeth back in again, the 4 Clefs are hungry. From a compilation called “The Jive is Jumping” as, indeed, it is.

Ry Cooder – John Lee Hooker for President – Ravi Raman: The album in which this features,  “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down”, is full of gems, and Ry Cooder is credited with playing all the instruments except drums. Published in 2011 the songs may have been written for today.

The Great American Canyon Band – Tumbleweed – glassarfemptee: Baltimore based The Great American Canyon Band is based around husband and wife Paul and Krystal Jean Masson. It says here. But I could have picked any number of their recent tracks, as they make consistently complex and engaging Americana.

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