Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Architecture in Helsinki / Meltdown 2007
* New Architecture In Helsinki? Now that's something to get excited about. 'Heart It Races' is the first single from the band's new album, Places Like This and it's a calypso-tinged tune that strolls up to you in a charity store college b-ball tee, skinny black jeans, and Chuck Taylors before pulling back your hair and whispering in your ear, 'Hey man, let's get some cider, grab a frisbee and head to the park'. Summer all over.
Hear it at AIH's MySpace page.
As a special treat, I've been sent the DJ/Rupture remix of 'Heart It Races' featuring Lee G, and it's even toastier. Buss it.
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (DJ/Rupture's Ital Hymn remix feat Mr. Lee G)
Pre-order 'Heart It Races' from Polyvinyl.
Jarvis (taken by Phil Sharp)
* Motorhead, Melanie or Gonzales? Jarvis, don't make me choose! This year's Meltdown festival, at the refurbished Southbank centre in June, is being curated by Mr Cocker himself and it's certainly an eclectic collection of artists who've been invited by the ex-Pulp singer to perform. The first evening features Lemmy and the gang, a folk icon, and the quirky pianist/MC/singer. Three wonderful acts, but in three venues and all on the same night! And on June 18 there's another difficult decision - Sunn O))) or ex-13th Floor Elevators singer Roky Erickson? Thankfully, JMC will be performing solely on Friday June 23rd (well if you reform you've got to have a MySpace, let alone a website...).
Then there's Devo, John Barry, Don Letts, Clinic......oh Jarvis, you do spoil us. Tickets on sale from Thursday May 3rd (click here).
Jarvis Cocker - Black Magic
The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me (available on The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Reverence (Live in New York, 1992)
* What's the time? It's time....for another Beastie Boys record.
Instrumental too, as The Mix-Up is sans vocal if you know what I mean. Here's the tracklist.
1. B For My Name
2. 14th St. Break
3. Suco De Tangerina
4. The Gala Event
5. Electric Worm
6. Freaky Hijiki
7. Off The Grid
8. The Rat Cage
9. The Melee
10. Dramastically Different
11. The Cousin Of Death
12. The Kangaroo Rat
What's with the rat fascination anyway? The Mix-Up drops on June 18.
* And it's bye bye to the Special One and the Blues.
Number six in Athens?