Immerse yourself in the healing, soothing sounds of The Veldt, taken from their recent live appearance at the Athens Popfest. Note: do not consume while operating heavy machinery.
Sue Barker was a young, promising Australian soul singer who released her self-titled debut in 1976, and then promptly disappeared. This reissue brings an extremely rare record back from the obscurity, even as it proves a point about how rarity does not equal quality.
Taken from the Real Gone Music released, Shock Tactics.
Denver’s Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is a mystery wrapped in an enigmatic riddle, blending all sorts of American song into one heady, weird stew. Cipher was their 2008 release, and is a fine slice of oddness that can only be called Slim Cessna-ish.
Manchester-based James’ first forays into the major label world were creatively fruitful but commercially disappointing, not helped by the band’s tendency of self-doubt and frequent hiatuses. This two-disc collection compiles their complete output for Blanco Y Negro, offering its idiosyncratic debut album Stutter and its impressive follow-up, Strip-Mine>
Taken from the Cherry Pop release, What You Don’t Know (Expanded Edition).
While Jazz has predominantly been considered an American phenomenon, during the genre’s renaissance period, a quiet, low-key British scene developed. This three-disc set offers up a delightful smorgasbord of some of the best the early Sixties’ British jazz scene had to offer.
When The Righteous Brothers split up in 1968, both members launched solo careers. Bobby Hatfield’s was quite low-key, releasing nothing more than a handful of singles and only one solo album. This new compilation shows that even though his solo career may have been brief, it wasn’t lackluster in terms of quality, as the music found here demonstrates.
Taken from the Aberdeen release, Grey Skies Don’t Last: Extras 1992-2012.
Taken from the Domino Records release, Bright Phoebus.