Archive: July 2010

We heard the first taste of Interpol back in April, the earlier this month we got a video and a new track. Now we have a performance of the new song, ‘Barricade’, on David Letterman. It gets better with every listen. Remember, no more Carlos D. It is Dave Poja. He used to be in […]

Beck’s Record Club is fascinating. Not heard of it before? “Record Club is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. The […]

The xx might be one of the most remixed bands in history. At least the most with only one album under their belt. But what an album. it has soundtracked everything: the British general election, the World Cup, festival coverage, and so much more. And here we have a remix of ‘Shelter’, one of the […]

Have a look at the new single from Stornaway who released one of the more acclaimed albums of the year in Windowsill. The track is ‘Watching Birds’ and is out in August on 4AD Records.

Pop stars hailing from the Dominican Republic are few and far between. If they are as good as Twin Shadow though, maybe we should head out there for a look. Twin Shadow is George Lewis. He came to America at an early age and had a stint in the circus. You often hear of pop […]

Your new favourite band just made your new favourite video. The band is Tennis, a duo who like to sail. The track is ‘Cape Dory’ which continues the trend of making people fall in love with them in an instant. Tennis – Cape Dory (Underwater Peoples Records) from RichsLaw on Vimeo. Have a listen to […]

Now this is exciting news. Jens Lekman is one of those artists who you only really hear of through word-of-mouth. It was colm O’ Regan of Cork Campus Radio who turned me onto the Swede. Night falls Over Kortedala is one of the best albums of 2007. After not hearing much from him since, it […]

They may be known to a lot of people already, having been featured on Stereogum back in September. But Freelance Whales only released their debut album, Weathervanes on this side of the pond last Friday. It has been out in America for a few months now, and the hold-up is odd. If I was a […]

Sainthood is an album that has passed under my radar so far this year. This video didn’t though. It is for ‘On Directing’. It was directed by Angela Kendall. What more do you need to know?

Have a look at the new video from Caribou. ‘Sun’ is taken from their acclaimed album Swim. The clip was directed by Simon Owens.