Thursday, December 26, 2013

4AD Session: Camera Obscura

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The latest installment in the "4AD Sessions" series features Like Sugar favorites Camera Obscura taking center stage. The five-track session was filmed in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre. It features tracks from the act’s most recent album, Desire Lines, released earlier this year.
4AD says "Shot as the band were about to head off on a US tour, Tracyanne was heavily pregnant at the time, with her bump growing over the shoot as the baby re-positioned. For the session Iain and Jane made a large backdrop of the silvery tree-scape from the album cover and then set the band in front.
Over the weekend the band received the prestigious King Tuts Songwriting Award as part of the Tartan Clef Awards, held annually by Nordoff Robbins to celebrate the great and good within the Scottish music industry, as well as to raise awareness of their noble work."







Free Electro-Industrial Compilation from Alfa-Matrix

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Alfa-Matrix (Belgian Electro / Industrial label) offer a new, free compilation that "holds no less than 47 songs that reflect the Alfa Matrix music repertoire in the full-force of its diversity. You'll find not only new label signees such as Növö, XMH, Mondträume and Studio-X vs. Simon Carter but also several other label bands showcasing new unreleased songs including Komor Kommando, Armageddon Dildos, Krystal System, Aiboforcen, Star Industry, Razorfade, etc."
Listen via the player below or go to the Bandcamp page.

Mesh Covers Del Amitri's "Nothing Ever Happens"

Mesh covers Scottish act Del Amitri. A great way to close the year!



Monday, December 23, 2013

28 Days Later

This post via motel Wi-Fi... in Florida. Okay, it just seems like 28 days since I posted and even listened to music without headphones. On to the music:

Some easy to digest indiepop from The Kensingtons from The Riley's/The Kensington's EP, "Everything Better Than Everything Else" (Dufflecoat Records):








Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hiatus Nearly Over

I moved to Florida! Updates coming soon. Just got internet today (only took me 2 weeks to decide how to get connected). Been listening to the new Kitchens of Distinction over and over.
Please look me up at http://plug.dj/like-sugar any time! More on that later....