Sunday, 24 July 2011

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 24/07/11

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


Sfw:-
The Broken West - Perfect Game (2008)

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you don't hear a song when it's released.  I've only discovered this week - and I cannot stop playing it! "Perfect Games" by "The Broken West", to me, is summer bottled into a song, whether it's imagining the drive up the Pacific Coast highway - or the reality of driving to Tenby - this song just picks me up. It's a bit like Foster the people's "pumped up kicks"....so good when the sun is out! Enjoy!

Old Pa's Corner:-
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight - 'Windy Day' (2011)


This is not that new but was released in March this year. It has been hovering around on my playlist for sometime and I often wake up with the melody in my head and I can't shake it off. I just felt I had to share it. It's a beautiful, sad, haunting song with some a luvely sax, well I think its sax.  I believe it is about suicide but I probably got that wrong as well. Anyway I hope you like it.

Marry Waterson and her brother Oliver Knight belong to the best-known folk dynasty in Britain. Their mother was Lal Waterson, the singer and experimental songwriter who died in 1998, their aunt and uncle are Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy, and their cousin is Eliza Carthy. Keep it in the family, comes to mind.

Flycasual:-
La Canaille - 'J'ai Faim feat Napoleon Maddox' (2011)


Great track with a killer bass and on point delivery. It even has American rapper Napoleon Maddox managing to rhyme 'Pastis' in a verse....fantastique! It reminds me a bit of the Tom Morello side project, Street Sweeper Social Club with it's Rap/Rock style.

I'm usually first in on my early shift at work (04h30), it's a ridiculous and an inhumane time for anyone to have to deal with. One advantage is that I can lay claim to the wireless before anyone else comes in and says 'what's this bloody shit'? Recently I have been listening to French Radio London as they do a playlist from about midnight to 6 am which is a pretty chilled and continous eclectic mix of French and English language tunes. Being half French, not only do I get my French fix but I also get to listen to stuff I wouldn't normally be exposed to, like this tune. I lost touch with French Hip Hop but this prompted me to get back into it! C'est super chouette!

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24 July 2011 at 09:48

Maddox c'est bon track avec le grande base, il y a beaucoup Superbe, a gem

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24 July 2011 at 09:51

They are new to me swf but as you say a 'perfect' summer driving song, they are definately on there 'game'

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24 July 2011 at 17:10

La Canaille sound a bit like the Fun Lovin' Criminals if they were french! Like it. I can imagine "Perfect Game" will be a grower too.

My track of the week is "Embrace" by Chase & Status Ft. White Lies. The industrial backing reminds me of Depeche Mode or Nine Inch Nails.

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25 July 2011 at 07:52

SFw: Thanks for the tip on The Broken West - new one on me. A drive to Tenby sounds perfect about now!

Old Pa's Corner: This Waterson/Knight track is wonderful. Must get the album. Sounds like it could fit right into Lal and Mike's 'Bright Phoebus'. Her voice is very similar to Lal's. Did you know that, very sadly, Mike passed away recently? Love The Watersons.

Flycasual: Rap really seems to work in French (even though I don't understand it!). Lookingh forward to more French-related posts from you in the future.

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25 July 2011 at 13:50

Thanks Singing Bear, your comments are always greatly appreciated and glad you liked the tracks.

Sfw, took me a couple of listens to get into it but I really like it now. I can see it being a windows down summery car song despite the ultra violent video.

Ol Pa...impressed with the French as would the Canaille crew. You'd never know your track would be about suicide but I guess it's to be expect from a folk crew. Clarinet by the way

Love that Embrace tune, pretty jammy of you going to see them this week. You can always take me!

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25 July 2011 at 15:32

Sfw, I thought that the Broken West song sounded like the Foo Fighters in places. Maybe it's just me.

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25 July 2011 at 16:13

Flycasual - Well I had to work hard to get comments about 'that instrument' and 'that suicide' but it got there in the end.

Singing Bear - Thanks for the info was unaware Mike had passed away

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25 July 2011 at 16:33

Well I had to get in there with the clarinet at some point as I didn't want people to think you were a fool.

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25 July 2011 at 16:37

Many thanks for clarineting that for me.

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27 July 2011 at 18:07

I'll try to be brief:
The Broken West - I will definitely give it another few listens, they could become new friends of mine.
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight - Not my cup of tea sorry.
La Canaille - I wish I could understand the French rapping, but regardless it's a good track. I wouldn't press the FF button on it.

My track of the week is the newly anticipated Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie. Mainstream it may be, but a welcome return from the boys

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