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It’s going to be a bit silent around here for the next couple of weeks whilst I am away but that doesn’t mean that there will be nothing left to listen too judging by this round up post which features some music I have meaning to mention separately but time etc.
The excellent The Choo Choo Trains, who describe themselves as playing “girl-guide Shoegaze”, have a new cassette album out via Meat ’n’ Tatty Tapes entitled Foggymotion. Some great tracks on here with Margo T & Me being the pick of the bunch for me.
I wrote about South Korean based Nice Legs and their Lullaby Land EP last year. If you liked the EP it is now available in a physical format via the Slovakian Cassette label Z Tapes. The digital download is still available on a pay what you want basis.
Belgian label Alfa Matrix have released as a free download the classic Front 242 track Lovely Day which is a taster for the forthcoming remaster of 1984’s No Comment album. It’s also backed with a new remix Take One.
Staying with the label I came across the excellent Panic Attack single by Zombie Girl. The remixes are a bit pants but the original reminds me of vintage KMFDM or the likes of Excessive Force.
Feels by Sighs is a really nice indiepop track mixing 1980’s indie and dream pop. It seems the track is available digitally everywhere accept, at time of writing, on bandcamp which is a bit of an oxymoron!
Hey Anna who released the excellent Pompette EP a couple of years ago recently released their debut album Run Koko. It’s still in the “um erm. haven’t decided” camp for me but I plan on giving it a few more spins.
Earlier this month Patetico Recordings put together a three volume series of compilations in response to the earthquake that hit Nepal in April. All monies raised from these compilations go direct to the relief cause. There are over 50 tracks spread across the three volumes including the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, The Manhattan Love Suicides, Ummagma and many more. So contribute to a worthy cause and get some decent tuneage in return.
And in case you were the only person who missed it New Order have previewed their new single Restless which will be the first single taken from the forthcoming album Music Complete. I am a bit amazed there is going to be a remix bundle because for the life of me I cannot see (or hear) what there is to remix. The track may make sense in the context of the album but on it’s own its pretty weak to these ears.