Sunday, 9 October 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 09-10-16 - The Veils, The Frightnrs, Faris, Vanishing Life,


London Scouser:
The Veils - 'Low Lays The Devil' (2016)

Considering they have been around since 2001, I didn't think I had heard of The Veils before. After a spot of Googling I discovered I had heard and very much liked one of their tracks from back in 2003 'Lavinia'. However this new track taken from the album 'Total Depravity' is different but equally enjoyable. For a start it's more upbeat and sounds to me like it could have been made back in the 70's. The album has been part produced by El-P of Run the Jewels who was mentioned a couple of weeks back by Flycasual. But my favourite bit of related trivia is that lead singer Finn Andrews has been cast in the new series of probably my favourite ever TV show, Twin Peaks.

Faris - Oulhawen Win Tidit (2016)

Desert wind in my face, sand in my eyes, after a long while, my love affair with the Desert Blues is wasn't you it was me. I came across this gem of a track and haven't looked back since, catching up with a glut of tracks from a number of artists. Faris Amine, is a Touareg musician who has played with the likes of Tinariwen, Terakaft and more recently Ben Harper and Calexico. With that kind of CV, I checked out his debut album, Mississippi To Sahara, and wasn't to be disappointed with the atmospheric, striped down Blues on offer. It's well worth your time.

Caravan over to Faris' website here.... 

Vanishing Life - Exile (2016)

Vanishing Life are a Punk Supergroup with members of Rival Schools/Rise Against/..And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. It's a riproaring, three and a half minutes of rock swagger that hits you like a double espresso at breakfast. I love the riffs and the 'lazyness' of the vocals - it sounds effortless.

Their first LP, 'Surveillance', is out November 11 on Dine Alone Records.

This came out on Record Store Day back in April and I have my buddy Stu to thank for it - he also produced it! I'm just gutted that it took months to listen to it! 

Vocals/guitars – Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools) 
Guitars – Zach Blair (Rise Against) 
Bass – Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) 
Drums – Jamie Miller (Bad Religion, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead)

Old Pa :-
The Frightnrs - All My Tears (2016)


The Frightnrs' debut album, Nothing More To Say, is out now! Not normally thing but I kind of like this and there is a niche in the market for this 'quality' soft reggae. Worth checking out.

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9 October 2016 at 12:08

London Scouser - I only know one of their tunes too, in my case it's 'Jesus for the Jugular'. I like 'Low Lays the Devil' a lot, but I find Andrews' voice a little too Brian Molokoesque at times.

Flycasual - A new name to me. Excellent stuff.

Sfw. Bracing!

Old Pa. The album is very good too. Their story is such a tragic one.

12 October 2016 at 15:09

Great selecshan!
LS, I had heard EL-P was doing some side project without actually pursuing it but this good.

Sfw, perfect shredding music for our midlife crisis skateboarding revival!!

Old Pa, not normally your think? I love this, great Old school Ska/Roots feel and you can feel the pain in the voice. I'm all over this.