Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Lewis’

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Jamie at the ever wonderful Audio Antihero label has shared details of a new benefit compilation they’ve put together.

He says, “Because pretty much everybody in the world of politics right now is a totally evil scumbag, we’ve put together a wee compilation for Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center.” – one sentence that pretty much sums things up…

It includes exclusive songs from Jeffrey Lewis, Yr Friends, Okin Osan, Pearl Crush, Magana, Benjamin Shaw, Cloud, Deerful, Tom from Frog and many others

They have set the minimum donation at an eminently reasonable £2.99 to hopefully make it affordable to everyone, but if you can pay a little more then you are encouraged to dig a little deeper. Buy it here.

Have a listen to a couple of tracks from it below, Jeffrey Lewis’ Dictator Seeks Reichstag Fire and long-standing MM fave Benjamin Shaw’s Hole.

 

New From Jeffrey Lewis

Posted: September 3, 2015 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music
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Anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis is back with a new record. Manhattan is his seventh studio album, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs.

Whilst the album is named after, and inspired by, New York, the city of which Lewis is a lifelong resident, it is done so in a way that links his wryly detached observations of his hometown to his emotionally rich and scalpel sharp songwriting.

Listen to Outta Town below, a song Lewis describes thus: “how empty life feels when you are in a relationship and that person’s not there, because you don’t remember how to have a relationship with yourself, you broke up with yourself when you started dating the other person. You have to learn how to start dating yourself all over again.

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Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure.

1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song
2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast
3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain
4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue
5. Destroyer – Dream Lover
6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming
7. DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday
8. Spoon – TV Set (Cramps cover)
9. Nots – Virgin Mary

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Audio Antihero Rape Crisis Charity Compilation

Regular readers of this blog will know we are big admirers of the wilfully uncommercial Audio Antihero label, home to some MM faves like Benjamin Shaw and Jack Hayter.

The label is putting out a charity compilation to benefit the work of charity Rape Crisis in England, Wales and Scotland. Despite the clearly serious and important end purpose, the compilation, titled Regal vs Steamboat, is very much meant to be enjoyed and even has a silly pro-wrestling theme.

It contains a massive 31 tracks from a whole host of excellent bands and we’ve streamed  just three of our favourites below from the brilliant Jeffrey Lewis as well as our very own UK take on freak-folkies in the shape of Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences and the wonderfully unsettling David Cronenberg’s Wife.

Head to their Bandcamp page here to pick it up for a minimum of £3.99 (or more please) and help Rape Crisis and their centres continue with their essential support for rape survivors.

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Flaming Lips Cover the Beach Boys for Mojo magazine. This month’s Mojo magazine cover CD is a re-imagining of the Beach Boys classic Pet Sounds.

A tribute to their seminal 1966 album, it features The Flaming Lips, Neil Cowley Trio, Saint Etienne, Jodie Marie, Gaz Coombes, Tim Burgess, Jeffrey Lewis with Wooden Wand, Here We Go Magic and more.

Two of our favourites below – you can buy Mojo at any decent newsagents or subscribe via their website here.

Download The Flaming Lips – God Only Knows mp3 (from Pet Sounds Revisited)

Download Jeffrey Lewis with Wooden Wand and Janet Simpson of Delicate Cutters – I’m Waiting For The Day mp3 (from Pet Sounds Revisited)

Win Win Cover Crass.

In the 1980s Crass, and their whole anarchist commune collective, was a huge influence on my safe, rural, middle-class upbringing and made me aware of political issues and wider moral injustices that I may otherwise never have been. For that reason alone I will always have a fondness for them and the many bands like Zounds, Conflict, The Mob and others that appeared on their label.

That said, Crass covers don’t come along too often (Jeffrey Lewis excepted), and so hearing this one of Walls given a electronic dance makeover by Win Win from their Ones And Zeros EP was a treat in more ways than one. Have a listen below and compare it to the original and the Jeffrey Lewis version too if the fancy takes…

Buy the Ones And Zeros EP from iTunes here.

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Download Crass – Walls mp3 (from Stations Of The Crass)

Download Jeffrey Lewis – Walls mp3 (from 12 Crass Songs)

October's Free Digital Mix From Insound.Yep, it’s that time of month again. The October free Insound digital mix is up for a short time.

This time there is a bonanza 25 tracks to be had including We Were Promised Jetpacks, S.C.U.M, Real Estate, St.Vincent, Girls and Forest Fire. In fact this is one of the very best mixes they’ve put up in our opinion.

As usual, check out a couple of our favourites below, or just click here to get the whole thing for free.

Download Jeffrey Lewis – Cult Boyfriend mp3 (from Insound Digital Mix October)

Download Psychic Ills – Mind Daze mp3 (from Insound Digital Mix October)

Download Strange Boys – Me And You mp3 ((from Insound Digital Mix October)

We don’t usually do themed mixes, but Halloween is different. So many great songs lend themselves to a night of ghoulish wrongdoing and sorcery.

So to get you in the mood, download a marvellous combination of folk, punk, psych-rock, paisley jangle, experimental, indie, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll.

Fifteen great songs, all treats and no tricks.

Download The Dream Syndicate – Halloween mp3 (from The Days Of Wine And Roses)

Download The Cave Singers – Dancing On Our Graves mp3 (from Invitation Songs)

Download The Wooden Shjips – Vampire Blues mp3 (from Vampire Blues / I Hear The Vibrations 7″)

Download The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave mp3 (from HLLLYH)

Download Longwave – The Devil And The Lair mp3 (from Secrets Are Sinister)

Download Jeffrey Lewis – If You Shoot The Head You Kill The Ghoul mp3 (from It’s The Ones Who’ve Cracked That The Light Shines Through)

Download The Mob – Witch Hunt (JD Twitch Extended Mix) mp3 (from Waiting For The Witch Hunt)

Download Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks mp3 (from The Ghost Who Walks)

Download Timber Timbre – Demon Host mp3 (from Timber Timbre)

Download Chicken Legs Weaver – Zombified mp3 (from Nowhere)

Download Mad Tea Party – Dr Phibes mp3 (from Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghoul EP)

Download Emily Reo – Witch Mtn mp3 (from Witch Mtn)

Download Darren Hanlon – Electric Skeleton mp3 (from Electric Skeleton 7″)

Download Indie Folker – Monsters In Rome mp3 (from Monsters In Rome)

Download Thee Vitamin Sees – Evil Eye mp3 (From Demos)