Sunday, 3 July 2011

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 03/07/11

These are our tracks of the week. Do you have any? Let us know!




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The Horrors - 'Still Life' (2011)

I imagine this from a cut scene in an 80's film where a lovelorn protagonist, white jacket (sleeves rolled up) and Wayfarers on, is driving dazed through the city. Hmmm anyway that was probably me fantasing on the way back from Camberley with the weekly shopping . There's an abundance of bands recreating 80's style Synth-Pop but I took an instant liking to this track, perhaps it has that right mix of all those 80's bands at the darker end of the spectrum. A slow stomping beat culminating to an anthemic ending..huge!

Definately in the mix in this song:-
Jesus and Mary Chain, Gary Numan, Joy Division




SFW
Lana Del Rey - 'VideoGames' (2011)

My wife put me onto this (she heard it on Fearne Cottons show) and although the song as nice as a chilled glass of Chardonnay it needs a few listens - fortunately the video is worth a watch and it could easily be targeted at the male audience - it features pouting, video games & skateboarding. Which are 3 things that I enjoy.....enough said! 




Old Pa
Bon Iver - 'Calgary' (2011)
This is taken from the new self titled Album 'Bon Iver'. Two eagerly anticipated albums this year was this one and the new one by the Fleet Foxes. Both were hard acts to follow. There does not apear to be the standout Tracks that were prominent in their last outings. Saying that, I have heard enough from both, that, with a little bit of 'work' (I mean work with pleasure) the rewards will be forth coming. The Calgary track hit me right away  and gets better with each hearing.


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sfw
3 July 2011 at 08:54

I was looking forward to Bon Iver's album so much that, at first, I was a bit disappointed with 'Calgary' as the single sounded a bit too Vangelis/Blade Runner Soundtrack...but once you listen to it on the album, it gets better and better!

The Horrors track is a tune!

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3 July 2011 at 10:44

Horrors had an album out I think last year 'Primary Colours' and I was interested, but took in no further....will eagerly awaint their new one judging by this effort.
lana Del Rey...the girl got somthing if you are one of those lip fan type guys...the track reminds me of somthing but can't remember what.

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sfw
7 July 2011 at 08:48

The more I listen to the Horrors 'Still Life', the more it sounds like Simple Minds!

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22 August 2011 at 13:28

I had a mega music moment yesterday. Driving to work at stupid o'clock in the morning, a song came on the radio. I knew I had heard it before but didn't have time to sit and wait for the radio DJ to tell me what it was, so I cranked it up and pulled over! Good ol' Shazam app kicked in and it revealed the song that possessed me for a minute...Still Life! Favourite song of the moment, even though its almost 2 months after being your track of the week Fly!

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22 August 2011 at 13:30

You can throw in Interpol and Echo and The Bunnymen into the mix too...

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