Friday, December 29, 2017

Universal Frequencies (2)

(oystered 53)

1. Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions "Let Me Get There (Acoustic)" Son Of A Lady (Tendril Tales)
2. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile "Over Everything" Lotta Sea Lice (Matador)
3. The Cairo Gang "Real Enough To Believe" Untouchable (god?)
4. Ducktails "Light A Candle" Jersey Devil (New Images)
5. Beck "Wow" Colors (Capitol)
6. Sun Araw "Orthus" The Saddle Of The Increate (Sun Ark)
7. Ariel Pink "Feels Like Heaven" Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer)
8. Crescent "I'm Not Awake" Resin Pockets (Geographic)
9. King Krule "Cadet Limbo" The OOZ (True Panther Sounds)
10. Six Organs Of Admittance "Taken By Ascent" Burning The Threshold (Drag City)
11. Gunn-Truscinski Duo "Seagull For Chuck Berry" Bay Head (Three Lobed)
12. Wooden Wand "Mood Indica (Reprise)/ One Can Only Love [b. neptune mix]" Clipper Ship (Three Lobed)
13. The War On Drugs "Strangest Thing" A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)
14. Acetone "Smokey" 1992-2001 (Light In The Attic)
15. Roe Enney "Aquatron" Glare (Root Strata)
16. Peaking Lights "I'll Be In The Sky" The Fifth State Of Consciousness (Two Flowers)
17. Video Salon "Stars Reflecting" Video Salon (Not Not Fun)
18. Saint Etienne "London Like A Distant Sun/ Doods Brow/ Obvious [b. neptune's 'classic '90's threebanger' b-sides medley]" Dive (Heavenly)
19. Kelly Lee Owens "Bird" Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound)

Second and final installment (3rd of 6) of my year-end surveys regarding pop and rock formats. Featuring a wide mix of artists, from Beck, The War on Drugs, The Cairo Gang, King Krule and Ariel Pink to the more experimental and underserved styles of Wooden Wand, Crescent and Sun Araw. Also, a highlight from the Acetone retrospective on Light In The Attic, an electrifying performance from guitarrorists Steve Gunn and John Truscinski, a surprising debut from Kelly Lee Owens, but most of all, a classic, exquisitely delicious '90’s b-sides medley from Saint Etienne, proving adeptly that they’re still able to create timeless intercontinental pop tropes. Tilt!

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