Friday, July 13, 2012

The Semi Regular...okay...not recently but sometimes...New Music Roundup Thingy

I promised to keep posting the cream of the crop from my bulging inbox and by heaven I’m determined to darn well stick with matter how much turgid Oasis-a-like crap I have to endure. Happily the first choice couldn’t be less Oasis-a-like if it tried. Wrap your ears around some Jens a bit of a chilled out Prefab Sprout meets Belle and Sebastian vibe...gorgeous n’est ce pas?

Afrobeat revivalists Antibalas are back with a frankly so-funky-it-should-be -banned slice of booty shaking brilliance. Don’t blame me if you put your back out...

London four piece Arthur Beatrice serve up some classy pop with a nicely icy vocal (shimmering it says on the press release...and who am I to argue?) from the delightfully named Ella Girardot.

Grunge goth anyone. Thought look the sort. Try some IO ECHO for size.

If Phil Spector stopped blowing away hookers (allegedly) and hooked up with Stereolab instead it might sound a little like this one from Brooklyn’s TEEN. As cool as a hipster’s fridge freezer.

 That’s it for this edition of The Semi Regular blah blah blah. All of the above are out over the next few months...not that the concept of being ‘out’ means anything anymore, but there you go...that’s the modern world for you. It was all shellac and wax cylinders in my day...

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