Aural Delights 341

  1. Dr John – Black Widow Spider – Babylon
  2. Roky Erikson & The Explosives – You’re Gonna Miss Me – Casting The Runes
  3. Umbrella Assassins – Sweat It Out – Sweat It Out
  4. The Seven Twenty – Waves As Tall As Towers – Jackson Nights
  5. The Apartments – Everything is Given to Be Taken Away – Live At L’Ubu
  6. The New Fools – A New Way Of Thinking – Brilliant
  7. Dave Graney And The MistLY – Gloria Grahame (Fuck or Die) – Zippa Deedoo What Is/Was That/This?
  8. Jump For Neon – Scatterbrain – Vicious Tricycle
  9. Peter Hammill – Labour of Love – Not Yet Not Now
  10. Vee VV – Fish On Friday – Payola
  11. Lisa Salvo – Wednesday Morning – I Could Have Been A Castle
  12. Monkeys In Love – The Plastic Me – Monkeys In Love Are Ready For The Mountain
  13. Susan James – Posiedon’s Daughter – Sea Glass
  14. Earnhardt – Drywall – Earnhardt
  15. Holly Rees – Toast – Text Me When You Get There – The Live EP
  16. Enablers – Even Its Lies – Zones
  17. Susan James – Ay Manzanita – Sea Glass
  18. Dave Graney Show – No Pockets In A Jump Suit – The Dave Graney Show
  19. Lungbutter – Intrinsic – Honey
  20. Enablers – Cha Cha Cha – Zones
  21. The Red Propellers – A Cyclical Requiem – No Film In The Camera
  22. Rude Audio – Repeat Offender – Street Light Interference
  23. Submotile – Alba – Ghosts Fade on Skylines
  24. Vee VV – Better The Devil – Payola
  25. Lungbutter – Depanneur Sun/Curtain – Honey
  26. Cold Hands Warm Heart – Nightfall – Cold Hands Warm Heart
  27. Sad Planets – Just Landed – Akron, Ohio
  28. Sunwatchers – New Dad Blues – Illegal Moves

SHOW NOTES

  • Dr John – Black Widow Spider – Babylon
    • Babylon is the second album by Dr. John. In his autobiography, Under A Hoodoo Moon, Dr. John describes the origins of the album in detail: “Our second album was cut in late 1968—the year of the Tet offensive, and of the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a heavy time for me: Not only was the Vietnam War raging in all its insanity, but, as a semioutlaw, I was being pursued by various kinds of heat across L.A. In its lyrics and music, this album reflects these chaotic days. At times hard-driving, at other times following a deliberately spacy, disorienting groove, Babylon was the band’s attempt to say something about the times—and to do it with a few unusual musical time signatures. ……  I felt our number was up. We were trying to get into something…with visions of the end of the world—as if Hieronymus Bosch had cut an album.”
  • Roky Erikson & The Explosives – You’re Gonna Miss Me – Casting The Runes
    • A pioneer of psychedelic rock a remake of a classic 13th Floor Elevators track released in 1978
  • Umbrella Assassins – Sweat It Out – Sweat It Out
    • Released tomorrow – Gigs : 28th June Castle Hotel Manchester with AOS and Electric Cheese 13th July – Smokehouse, Ipswich, 20th July – Dublin Castle, London with Adventures of Salvador and The Get, 27th July – Pim Jam Festival, Rose and Crown, Haverhill

 

  • The Seven Twenty – Waves As Tall As Towers – Jackson Nights
  • The Apartments – Everything is Given to Be Taken Away – Live At L’Ubu
  • The New Fools – A New Way Of Thinking – Brilliant
  • Dave Graney And The MistLY – Gloria Grahame (Fuck or Die) – Zippa Deedoo What Is/Was That/This?

 

  • Jump For Neon – Scatterbrain – Vicious Tricycle
    • The vehicle for ex pat Welsman, now living in China, William Gray. Melodic singer songwriter.
  • Peter Hammill – Labour of Love – Not Yet Not Now
    • Originally on the Patience album from 1983
  • Vee VV – Fish On Friday – Payola
    • Edils Records, Liverpool – Bandcamp and CD
  • Lisa Salvo – Wednesday Morning – I Could Have Been A Castle

 

  • Monkeys In Love – The Plastic Me – Monkeys In Love Are Ready For The Mountain
  • Susan James – Posiedon’s Daughter – Sea Glass
    • For the last decade or so, the SoCal-born-and-raised James has been releasing solo albums that span Folk, Country, Pop, Rock, ethnological and gently experimental realms, an intriguingly mixed bag of music that marked her as a crafter of that near-mythical California Sound. She’s a smart, Pop-minded visionary unfettered by the rules of Pop tradition, offering music and a persona radiating a sun-warmed sense of the unconventional.
  • Earnhardt – Drywall – Earnhardt
    • Based in Brooklyn, Earnhardt are songwriter Adam Gerard (guitar and vocals), Grant Anderson (drums and vocals), John MacDonald (lead guitar), Steve ‘Sunshine’ Stapleton (bass), and Veronica Davila (vocals). Earnhardt is alt-country for people who like The Verve, heartland rock ‘n’ roll for people who like The Smiths, and Americana for people who hate the word ‘Americana’.
  • Holly Rees – Toast – Text Me When You Get There – The Live EP

 

  • Enablers – Even Its Lies – Zones
    • Established in San Francisco, CA in 2002, Enablers are to release their sixth album of their transcendent approach to “Spoken Word” music, entitled Zones. Zones is a cooperational release by Lancashire and Somerset, Exile on Mainstream and Broken Clover Records — a further example of their push for musical expansion and growth, and refusal to be pinned down by category or genre. Zones depicts Enablers as a band that is increasingly more comfortable with experimentation and improvisation, while continuing to embrace all the musical elements that have established their sound and style for close to twenty years. The album follows the release of Enablers’ fourth EP, Pigeon Diaries (available for streaming via Bandcamp, and expected on LP format via Lancashire and Somerset later in the year).
  • Susan James – Ay Manzanita – Sea Glass
  • Dave Graney Show – No Pockets In A Jump Suit – The Dave Graney Show
    • 1998
  • Lungbutter – Intrinsic – Honey

 

  • Enablers – Cha Cha Cha – Zones
  • The Red Propellers – A Cyclical Requiem – No Film In The Camera
  • Rude Audio – Repeat Offender – Street Light Interference
    • Based in South London, Rude Audio is a collective with a history of putting on fantastic underground parties, releasing the occasional dubby Balearic opus, engineering for the disparate likes of Paul Weller, Lemon Jelly and Royal Blood and generally mooching about anywhere that doesn’t have bouncers or operate a dress code. The core of the collective are Mark Ratcliff  , Owain Lloyd   and Dave [The Rave] Brennan  .
  • Submotile – Alba – Ghosts Fade on Skylines
    • Submotile are Michael Farren and Daniela Angione, an Italian-Irish couple who call the Irish capital their home. Now full-on hybrid in their sounds, defying genre pigeonholing, Submotile were initially conceived as an ambient, experimental project. The duo evolved its sound considerably once Daniela began to add vocals to Michael’s guitar experiments, yielding their first proper collaborative track ‘Signs of My Melody’. The well-received debut EP ‘We’re Losing The Light’ followed, gaining the band significant interest in the shoegaze community. This encouraged them to pursue their dream of recording a proper album. ‘Ghosts Fade on Skylines’ is the culmination of nine months of recording – from August 2018 to March 2019.

 

  • Vee VV – Better The Devil – Payola
  • Lungbutter – Depanneur Sun/Curtain – Honey
  • Cold Hands Warm Heart – Nightfall – Cold Hands Warm Heart
  • Sad Planets – Just Landed – Akron, Ohio
    • A new band formed by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and John Petkovic of Cobra Verde, Sweet Apple, Guided By Voices and Death of Samantha. (Bandcamp)

 

  • Sunwatchers – New Dad Blues – Illegal Moves
    • Sunwatchers drew a line in the sand with their last album “II”, a powerful statement of the band’s unique brand of spiritual, free-rock, gonzo attitude and a progressive socio-political worldview. “Illegal Moves” is their latest dispatch and second album for Trouble In Mind. “Illegal Moves” is the band’s most potent blend yet; a heady potion of free-jazz, psychedelia, punk & noise rock that is both tender and ferocious; the perfect soundtrack to smash capitalism and fix our broken system thru sonic catharsis and revolution. (Bandcamp)

 

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