Thursday, 17 May 2012

Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time

No time to write tonight (or ever, really) but I have one word for you: Pond. Best find of The Great Escape by a long stretch...

Monday, 7 May 2012

Omi Palone - First Cassette

Omi Palone's first cassette isn't a new release by any stretch (they had the launch party in early Autumn last year, and the cassette has been kicking around for quite some time on Bandcamp) but I keep forgetting to mention just how purely excellent this tape/band is. With artwork by the wonderful Katie Scott, the purple pineapple design on a pleasingly turquoise cassette is enough to win me over anyway, but the fact the tracks embedded underneath sound like Beat Happening if they were to really get their shit together, makes it all the more special. My favourite song changes all the time, but today the dour despondency of 'Under The Water' seems to fit this depressing weather nicely. And yet, despite the often dismal subject matter, their unhurried melodies and sincere words are oddly uplifting and comforting.

The cassette is now sold out, but you can still get a digital copy here.