Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gomez new album

Gomez have a new album out in May called How We Operate. They've sent me lots of nice emails about organising listening parties, but I'm a bit old for that - in fact I hope to be a father by the release date (UK is at the end of May) so I'm going to pre-empt the album release by posting a couple of tracks here to add to the track I posted on lastsoundofsummer a few days ago.

Always a sucker for a well recorded guitar and some nifty percussion, the new album is a welcome return to form.

Listen: Gomez - Chasing ghosts with alcohol
Listen: Gomez - Charley Patton songs


Saturday, March 11, 2006

The 18th day of May

The 18th Day of May are a young band, building on the early Fairport and Trees psychedelic folk rock sound. They build songs that twist and turn like a pair of corduroy flares in the wind.

But seriously, I like it - hope you will too. Here are couple of tracks from their self titled album (on Rough Trade), a quick instrumental and a full on song.

Listen: The 18th day of May - Twig folly close
Listen: The 18th day of May - Hide & Seek

Official - there are some podcasts of the quiet joys of brotherhood and sir casey jones on the site that are worth getting too.