Sunday, 19 March 2017

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 19-03-2017 - The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Proper Ornaments, Elliott Smith, Little Dragon

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Little Dragon - 'High' (2017)

One of my favourite bands of recent times, Little Dragon, have a new album due out on April 14th called Season High. I just love lead singer, Yukimi Nagano's voice along with the band's low-fi, dreamy sound. Quite a contrast to the band name, so called because of Yukimi's fiery temperament.....I don't believe it. Something for me to look forward to this Spring.

Old Pa:-
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Amputation

This has been out for sometime but it is the first time I have heard it this week. Great to see the boys from East Kilbride back and running (I stayed there in the late 70's for 1 year) So I have always had a soft spot. This is pretty good with a what sounds like a familiar riff but who cares I love it.

London Scouser:-
The Proper Ornaments - 'Memories' (2016)

I'm all over this band and their 60's inspired tunes. It sounds like it could have been a hidden Beatles track from their archives. It makes me want to just relax, shut my eyes on a sun lounger and listen on repeat. The band's second album 'Foxhole' was released earlier this year and it is a must-listen-to. The song 'Cremated (Blown Away)' reminds me of 'Love' and is just as good as this track.

Elliott Smith - I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out

It is now the 20th anniversary of Smith's final solo album 'Either/Or' and a remastered "extended" version is now available which includes this "never released" track. I have spent the last few weeks listening through his work and 'Either/Or' is definitly (for me), his magical best and would not sound out of place if it was released yesterday. Sadly it was only in 2004, that I first started listening to him, which was only a few months before his tragic death.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 19-03-2017 - The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Proper Ornaments, Elliott Smith, Little Dragon
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20 March 2017 at 09:56

Flycasual - I've been loving this track for a few weeks, you beat me to it!
Old Pa - They sound like the Dandy Warhols, or do the Warhols sound like TJAMJ? Who cares, it is bang Tidy.
London Scouser - Very Beatles! I love the Beatles.

21 March 2017 at 13:57

Old Pa, it's a good one, nothing groundbreaking but it's good to have the TJAMC back.

LS, my track if he week despite the disturbing image I have of you on a sun lounger in your Speedos.

Sfw, classic material. I remember you giving me a copy of Either/Or and saying it's a must listen. Time for a revisit I think.