Wednesday, 20 April 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 10/04/2016 - Primal Scream, Port St. Willow, BlackBooks, Mass Gothic


Old Pa :-
 Primal Scream - (I feel like) Demon Again (2016)

He is a nice track from Primal Scream's new album Chaosmosis (2016). I thought Screamadelica was one of the best albums of the nineties but they never really followed it up. Saying that, this is very nice in a pleasant sort of way. I'm off to get loaded.

Mass Gothic - Pier Pressure (2016)

Circumstances have made me a little morose of late. A lack of time on the blog is one of the minor reasons and as a result this brilliant track has been gathering dust in my favourite tracks to post box. As well as mirroring my mood, it has made me feel incredibly nostalgic with it's 80's feel taking me back to a simpler time when the only thing to get stressed about was the next release from Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Mass Gothic is a Manhattan based band which Legendary record label Sub Pop snapped up in 2015, Pier Pressure is taken from their self titled debut album, out Feb 2016.

Port St. Willow - Ordinary Pleasure

Here is a great track from Port St. Willow, which is the work of one individual songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Principe. 'Ordinary Pleasure' is not very ordinary, and somehow he has managed to create a vision of the city at night - with it's moody falsetto vocals, jazzy chords gentle drum brushes and a Saxophone and French Horn "solo" that seems to go all Mile Davis. It reminds me of something and I cannot seem to put my finger on it. (Why am I thinking of Sade?) Anyway, give this a listen late at night with your favourite tipple, scotch/wine/ovaltine, and you might get teleported to the big city which for someone who lives in the sticks is a nice treat.

London Scouser:-
Black Books -'Automatic' (2016)

Black Books were my band of the year in 2013 culminating in seeing them up close and personal at The Barfly in Camden. I even got to chat (drunkenly) to the lead singer afterwards... I just wish I could remember what I said !!! They were the band that started my obsession with Austin, Texas.
I've been patiently waiting for something new and was pleasantly surprised when I saw this week that they have a new track out. It starts out with a dreamy intro going into Ross Gilfallan's vocals and instantly it's like they've never been away. I can't wait for the release of their sophomore album

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 10/04/2016 - Primal Scream, Port St. Willow, BlackBooks, Mass Gothic
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19 April 2016 at 13:17

FC - Interesting track. hit me better second time round
SFW - very busy track. You are right does remind me of somthing. Maybe Santana
when in his John Mcloughlin phase.
Just realised You are playing the whole album there. I had to search out the track. Much better than the first track. Nice and atmopheric.
LS - Great track and sound. Majic

24 April 2016 at 22:10

OP - It starts off very 80's keyboard heavy... I've never been a huge fan, just thought they were okay... I'm probably in a small minority who doesn't like 'Loaded'
FC - I miss the S.A.W. days, and am still hoping The Reynolds Girls follow up 'I'd Rather Jack'... but anyhoo, this is a grower... nice
SFW - initially not impressed, but then as OP did, I realised it was the whole album... skipped to 06.54 and listened whilst not really being into Jazz (nice) I kinda liked this

And the winner is... Mass Gothic, and not just for the S.A.W. reference