Too much music, too little time has become our mantra somewhat in recent times. SO… we have revived Blurb-O-Rama to cover as much of the new releases that we really dig! For your kind consideration. Enjoy!!
BIG EYES – STAKE MY CLAIM (DON GIOVANNI RECORDS)
Kait Eldridge fronts Brooklyn’s Big Eyes and evokes the best of 70s ‘underground’ melodic rock i.e. nascent punk, sweet power pop and dirty rock ’n’ roll. Stake My Claim is a feisty throwback to Suzy Quatro, The Runaways and of course, Joan Jett. Pop-rock bliss! http://www.bigeyesband.com/
NOTHING – TIRED OF TOMORROW (RELAPSE RECORDS)
Released in May this year, nothing’s dream pop channeling agenda is a credible effort that balances on the knife edge of familiarity and radiant freshness. Sure, it’s impossible not to relate this music to its 90s forebears but that’s probably the point and isn’t necessarily a bad thing. MBV, Ride and Swervedriver fans will dig nothing completely. http://www.bandofnothing.com/
SCATTER FACTORY – S/T (FLECKTONE RECORDINGS)
Will Foster, formerly of art-pop band Delicatessen, is the brains behind this impressive instrumental project. Tracks like the fragile “Scatter’d”, the ambient “Sheepish Hello” and the dramatic “PowWow” demonstrate Fosters’ creativity, ability and technical nous. A potent eclectic spirit runs through this album and admirers of The Album Leaf, Boards of Canada and Ryuichi Sakamoto would do well to check out Scatter Factory. http://scatterfactory.net/
OH WELL, GOODBYE – SWOON EP (BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS)
Liverpool post-punk revivalists Oh Well, Goodbye have no qualms about faithfully plundering their influences for their new EP, the first release of a proposed trilogy! The grey skies of Northern England inform the dark and melancholy vibe here with obvious nods to Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes. Released on 16th Sep. Pre-order here.
THE MOLES – TONIGHT’S MUSIC (SELF-RELEASED)
Richard Davies (of Cardinal fame) has put out a new Moles album! Who? Well, The Moles were/are a quirky alt-rock band who emerged in the 80s. Together with like-minded outfits like The Chills and Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians, The Moles represented the offbeat vanguard of the times. On Tonight’s Music, Davies returns (with assorted musicians) to present melodic, avant garde, psychedelic pop-rock that pays no heed to commercial concerns whatsoever. Essential. https://themolesmusic.bandcamp.com/
… still there’s more …