Sunday, 13 April 2014

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 13/04/2014 Glass Animals, New Order, Cousin Marnie

Three tracks that weren't in opposition for us...

Glass Animals - Gooey(2014)

This ones a bit, er, Gooey.  With its artsy video that features characters who pose nude, dance, wrestle, and all linked together by the presence of a slimy, mysterious substance. Despite that sounding like a Saturday night out for MTV Valleys - the bump and groove beat and falsetto vocals is as infectious as a bout of ebola. It's by Glass Animals, an Oxford based four-piece who have just released it on their 'Gooey' Ep.  It was produced by writer/musician/producer/extraordinaire Paul Epworth.

Old Pa:-
New Order -Singularity (2014)


It is always exciting to hear a new, New Order song even although probably their best days have come and gone. This is a live version of the new song Singularity recorded at Lollaplooza in Buenos Aires. There are several takes of the song available in YouTube, none are brilliant quality, but this take is about the best. It is typical of vintage New Order and has a nice hook (with apologise to Hooky who is not there).  I am certainly looking forward to a rumoured album to be released later this year. I will definately give it a shot..

Cousin Marnie - 'Farewell Nellie' (2013)

I've been captivated by the haunting 'Farewell Nellie', all this week. Daydreaming about the song being an old sea shanty for a fisherman off to dangerous seas, or a Country ballad about a soldier off to war, or a disgruntled airport worker, like I, reluctantly driving into work early one morning, the parallels are striking! I read about London's Cousin Marnie (not really her name) earlier this year, about how her style ranges from Country to Hip Hop to Folk. "A treat for the ears!', I thought and last year's debut EP, Sleeping, is a worthy listen. Which interestingly covers four Carter Family tracks, a group that were a big influence on her. Her forthcoming EP, Cain, is out later this year and you can hear the title track 'Cain' on Soundcloud.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 13/04/2014 Glass Animals, New Order, Cousin Marnie
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13 April 2014 at 09:28

OP - I look forward to hearing a studio version
FC - mesmerising

13 April 2014 at 12:36

Glass Animals - really nice tune, gross video.

New Order - good to hear they are producing new stuff. Will need to hear the studio version of this to judge. Sounds promisingly classic NO in form.

Cousin Marnie - anyone who can draw on hip-hop AND The Carter Family can't be bad! Very interesting.

14 April 2014 at 18:18

Sfw, Weird, if a little unnerving video which is finely rescued by a great song....

Old Pa, this is really good, like SB I definitely want to hear the studio version.

14 April 2014 at 20:52

It has to be Cousin Marnie for me this week. Haunting stuff.

24 April 2014 at 11:44

SFW - Lets have a Goo party...quite nice toon.
FC - this is great, must here more...just remember on the way into work it is unlikely you will receive a bullet in the head or you car will be rolled by a giant wave.