Posts Tagged Spotify

Date: February 22nd, 2016
Cate: new releases, rediscovered

The Missing Souls & Miriam

Two bands who have mastered the art of making faithful cover renditions, but without losing the power of the original tunes. Miriam Linna released her first album in 2014, and Nobody’s Baby turned out to be one of the best records of that year. These were some of the best versions of 60s underground classics to come out since Fabienne Delsol was in The Bristols with Liam Watson of Toerag Studios. Then last year, a single called “The Hand Don’t Fit the Glove” appeared along with a tongue-in-cheek karaoke video. That song was originally done by Terry Reid, and is now included on a second LP with songs by as widely differing artists as The Beau Brummels and David Bowie. It actually came out in October last year, but I didn’t see a copy until this January.

Now, we all know Bowie passed away, but “You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving” was recorded before that. What more fitting tribute to David Bowie could there be on Record Turnover than a cover of one of his very best compositions, originally released in August 1965 under the pseudonym Davy Jones. Unfortunately he did make a habit out of leaving – the faked death of Ziggy Stardust wasn’t enough.

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Another band I’ve been missing out on is French garage masters The Missing Souls, whom I seem to have discovered last year but then forgotten about. Their 2015 release was a 45 featuring covers of “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” by Karen Verros/Dana Gillespie and “Bad Way to Go” by The Bruthers. That came out on a label called Dangerhouse Skylab, who will be putting out their debut LP sometime soon. On the strength of that single, they were picked up by Hidden Volume for a second 45. This one has got covers of the legendary Oscar & the Majestics, as well as The Uniques. It came out last month but this amazing video from two years ago really captures the energy of the song.

Pick up the 45 here, and keep an eye out for the LP which will features both of their previous a-sides.

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Date: November 17th, 2015
Cate: new releases

The Kumari | Walking 7″

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Phil Moore’s classy 60s outfit The Kumari are back with a new single. After the amazing 45 on Hey Girl! they’ve now made a reputation for themselves to live up to. “Walking” is available now from the French label Croque Macadam. While the flip “Beam” is very similar to the folk-rock stylings of their last outing, the top lays down some serious grooves. “Walking” sounds like The See See at the wildest and best. Now we’re just waiting for The Kumari to make it over to Scandinavia for some gigs.

Date: August 9th, 2015
Cate: new releases

Nightmen | Girl For You EP

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Nightmen is a Swedish band out of Malmö, including members from “other bands”, but they’re just as good – or better – than those other bands. I’ve already called Girl For You the best punk 45 from Sweden this year, so if you haven’t checked them out yet you should do so now. They turned in a great set supporting The Hussy last week, and they have an album coming out soon. Check out some more pictures from the gig here.

Another great Swedish punk group that played Malmö recently is Viagra Boys from Stockholm, that remind me a lot of East Link. Watch out for their first two releases this autumn.

Date: July 29th, 2015
Cate: rediscovered

Burger Mix

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Did you make a #burgermix yet? Here’s one I made a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago, of some favourites from their catalogue. Check out the Fast Company interview with the Burger founders here. Making it big, they are!

Date: July 28th, 2015
Cate: new releases

The Higher State | (Consider It) a Debt Repaid 7″

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The Higher State have just layed down some tracks for their new and fifth (!) studio album. Considering their last one was their finest moment so far I have high hopes for this one, to be called Vol. 26 (no doubt a reference to West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band who called their albums things like Vol. 2 when it was actually their third). However, it is a bit unclear who is actually in the band now apart from founding member Marty Radcliffe and new recruit Paul Messis. But you’ll get a taste of what’s to come on the new 13 O’Clock single coming out next month. It is already playing on Spotify so check out these moody janglers embellished with organ. I am convinced!

Date: December 23rd, 2014
Cate: new releases

2014 in reverse

While I am compiling the year-end lists for 2014, I’ll be adding records to this Spotify list. I realise there has been a lot of stuff I’ve missed this year, so it’s taking some time to catch up. There has even been a pile of records I have meant to write about during the autumn, but I simply haven’t found the time. This means that next year I will probably switch to more bitesize mentions of records to check out rather than full reviews – so you hopefully won’t miss as much as I have in 2014. Just looking at this playlist, which already contains over 600 tracks, we can definitely conclude that this year has been as great as any year for new music.

2014 a playlist in reverse

If you want a quick catch up, you should read Shake Appeal’s guest lists of 2014, a veritable who’s who of current garage and punk. Pitchfork’s new column Shake Appeal has actually been the lone reason to land on their website again, circa 10 years after it stopped being cool.

Date: December 7th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Taping

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There, handed in the final assignment for this semester. Next up, in 2015, will be the masters thesis. This last essay was about soft innovation, comparing Spotify to the new cassette-manufacturing boom, using Fred Thomas’ interview with Burger Records.

Date: September 4th, 2014
Cate: graphic design, new releases

The Original Five album art

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Finally getting round to posting some photos of the most recent album art I’ve done. This is for the Greetings From Möllevången longplayer from local bluegrass gurus The Original Five. The cover is set in Academy Sans and Serif from Playtype and printed in the Pantone red specified for Swedish road signage. It’s available on the Rootsy label, and for the launch we also did some matching posters and postcards (of course). It was a pretty brave choice from the band I have to say, but they wanted to break the mold a little bit and it turned out great. Stream the record here. More photos on flickr.

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: graphic design, Music

Todo Gira

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After playing with Marcus at Shadows & Reflections and his own Radio Syd club night, we decided to try putting on our on night. The result was Todo Gira, named after the Los Impala song, and we’ve already done two nights that I, unfortunately, haven’t had the time to update you about. But here at last is the details for our next, and third happening. This time the flyer features Dutch mod icon Bonnie St. Claire. Below are the two first flyers, one featuring a still from Bertolucci’s Partner with Tina Aumont.

Here’s a promo playlist I made for the first event: Todo Gira on Spotify.

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Date: March 10th, 2014
Cate: Music

Radio Syd

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Last weekend I was invited to DJ at Malmö’s premier 60s night, Klubb Radio Syd. Along with resident Marcus Cawood I was also joined by Johanna (who used to run Club Flipside together with Marcus). It was a real honour, and here’s what I played:

Flavor – Heart Teaser Columbia
The Autographs – I Can Do It Okeh
Toni McCann – Saturday Date Zodiac
Los Bohemios – Dame tu cariño Hispavox
Wanderléa – Vou Lhe Contar CBS
Clara Ward – The Right Direction MGM
Gary Walker – You Don’t Love Me CBS
Furia – Furia BP
The Dream – Rebellion Milkcow
Jason Knight – Our Love Is Getting Stronger Pye 2nd
Double Feature – Baby Get Your Head Screwed On Deram
George Cash – The Phantom of My Past Philips
Los Shakers – Break It All Odeon
Ian & the Zodiacs – No Money, No Honey Philips
The Crazy Boys – Si credile Durium
Debra Swisher – You’re So Good To Me Boom
The Dave Clark Five – I’m Thinking Epic
? & the Mysterians – “8” Teen London
Amanda Humphrey – Power of Love USA
East River Drive – Hard Way to Go Mainstream
The Left Banke – Lazy Day Smash
The Tidal Wave – Searching For Love Buddha
The Plagues – I’ve Been Through It Before Quarantined
The Kinks – Come On Now Pye
Joey Dee & the New Starlighters – How Can I Forget You Caneil
The Evil – From a Curbstone Florida Archive
The Choir – It’s Cold Outside Roulette
Gonn – Don’t Need You’re Lovin’ Dirty Water
The Yo Yo’s – Gotta Find a New Love Goldwax

We also put together a spotify list with some of the tracks we play.
The next night is this Saturday with Sebastian (The Gabb) on the guest decks.