Posts Tagged ‘New Pornographers’

Here are ten new tunes all nicely collected up for you in one easy post – from the righteous fury of IDLES and Honey Lung to the traditional folk of Bonny Light Horseman and Devendra Banhart. We also have new songs from the likes of the Lumineers, Parsnip, New Pornographers, Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen and The Growlers.

Whatever floats your boat, there is something here to enjoy.











  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You












best of the weekHere we are again, but with lighter nights, spring flowers beginning to bloom and eight songs from the past week rounded up for your listening pleasure.

From a new benefit single for the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have wonderfully spectral folk from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and some equally wonderful psych-folk from a re-issue of a long-lost 70s classic by Philip Lewin. There is a excellent video for Conor Oberst’s muzzy new drinking song and some rousing, full-on punk rock from Whips. We also have Speedy Ortiz’s contribution to the Our First 100 Days project, a blast of classic power-pop from veteran indie royalty Robyn Hitchcock, and classic indie rock from The New Pornographers. Rounding us off is a chugging new Bleached track with some enjoyably hefty power chords.

All yours.

  1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Treasure Map
  2. Conor Oberst – Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  3. The New Pornographers – This Is The World Of The Theater
  4. Whips – Goldmine
  5. Philip Lewin – Watercolours
  6. Speedy Ortiz – In My Way
  7. Robyn Hitchcock – Mad Shelley’s Letterbox
  8. Bleached – Flipside










Late again. Tsk. It only took a curry and a bit of ale. My mind wandered, as it often does.

It’s now one month until the much anticipated Cave Singers gig in Hoxton, Lahn-don. (Can I send a heartfelt wish into the ether: please play I Don’t Mind. A special and significant song for me. A signpost and a turning point. Fingers crossed.)

In fact, this led me onto thinking that I might piece together the whole TFI from different lyrics but then I got a bit self-conscious. And had drank too much ale and wine by this stage. So it was in danger of being a bit maudlin/reflective/bonkers. Don’t give yourself away.

I’ve gone from This Mortal Coil to The Butthole Surfers; from Johnny Cash to Laura Marling. And back again. Did I dream you dreamed about me?

Do not be afraid and maybe learn to let go. Oh my heart shies from the sorrow.

Wear then what you get.

[Did you follow? I hope not!]

Wishing you a cocoa-filled Easter Sunday, wherever you are.

Mrs Mackerel

Here’s a great tune. (Quit the room so our thoughts can rest.) It builds up quite slowly and then there’s an almighty bit of drumming to close (I always like to imagine Animal from the Muppets, and I mean that in the best possible taste). It’s my head down and dig deep kind of song.

It’s never too late to play The Bleeding Heart Show by The New Pornographers.

Download The New Pornographers – The Bleeding Heart Show mp3 (from Twin Cinema)