“Staircase” [new track, live on From the Basement]
Radiohead posted a new song today on Dead Air Space. It’s called “Staircase,” and it features two bald drummers, the other being Clive Dreamer. He drummed on Beth Gibbons’ Out of Season and I think (because I looked it up) Mark Springer’s Nature Music Food The Stars & The Planets. The clip is from their upcoming session on the BBC’s From The Basement.
Radiohead have sure come a long way, haven’t they?
When Moon Glyph is on point, they put out some real gems. This time, we have a collection of demos from synth-progger Steve Moore, member of Zombi. There is a directness to the tracks that I find interesting, and if the samples are any indication, the tape could pass for a proper 2011 synth opus. According to Moon Glyph:
“Demo 2004” is exactly what it says – a series of songs Steve Moore recorded in his home before the release of Zombi’s “Cosmos”. In collecting the batch, Moore said, “I never gave any thought to releasing them. I liked the idea of keeping them for myself.”
Moore reveals himself as a greedy dick.
P.S. amazing album art.
Prepare yourselves: Melbourne, Australia’s noisy post-punkers Fungus Brains are getting resurrected. A reissue of the band’s 1983 album, Ron Pistos Real World, is available now through Load and captures a young, presumably incorrigible Mick Turner (Dirty Three) on guitar. If you’re into Turner’s other early projects — Sick Things, The Moodists, Venom P. Stinger — or even The Birthday Party and Swell Maps, then Fungus Brains will be right up your alley.
• Load: http://www.loadrecords.com
“Crystalline” (Omar Souleyman remix)
Björk has collaborated with some pretty cool dudes over the past several years — Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt), Chris Corsano, Antony, Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Mike Patton. But these collaborations are all lame as shit compared to the somewhat recently announced collaboration with Omar Souleyman. While she’s in the midst of promoting her ambitious Biophilia project, Björk (or someone who works for her) has found the time to upload an in-studio vid with the Syrian dabke master to Vimeo, which will eventually result in some presumably fantastic release. Check it out above, courtesy of Disco Naivete.
“Smells Like Content” [Daytrotter session]
The Books recently made their way to Daytrotter to record a handful of tracks for your listening pleasure. Check out “Smells Like Content” below. Don’t expect anything special though. Expectation leads to disappointment. If you don’t expect something big, huge, and exciting, usually, uh… I don’t know. It’s just not as… yeah.
• The Books: http://www.thebooksmusic.com
Belle and Sebastian
“Come on Sister” / “I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X mix)”
On July 19, Belle and Sebastian will release the final single from last year’s Write About Love (TMT Review). It’ll come in the form of a 12-inch, featuring the lead single “Come on Sister” (which will also appear reworked by Tony Doogan), a remix of “I Didn’t See It Coming” by Cold Cave member Richard X, and “Blue Eyes of a Millionaire,” a track that was only available on some version of the new album. Check out two videos they made to celebrate the single.
“I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X mix)” video: