by Piotrek Czarnecki
There’s something punk rock about February. It’s short and to the point. In the spirit of the month, I’m gonna keep things brief. As per usual, I have used all my sources to find, collect and examine the new sounds collected here. Next step was to sift through all the noise and select only quality stuff. You know the drill by now. I’d like to take this opportunity to point towards some of my personal favorites this time. Here are the releases that have stood out for me above the rest and will surely stick around for the months to come:
*JOE GODDARD – “Moebius Trip”. A chilled out offering from the Hot Chip man captures the mood of the great buzz of the summer afternoon. Glasses cling, friends chat, a breeze passes through and goodtime flows. His motherchip is scheduled to play the second chapter of All Together Now festival this August. And as a longtime fan I hope this announcement forecasts new material coming from the group coming this year.
As for the upcoming concerts, I’ve secured the tickets for two gigs at The Vicar St: Stereolab (25th June) and Beirut (28th August). The Anglo-French vintage pop band are back touring for the first time in a decade along with the release remastered reissues of the whole back catalogue. Beirut, the ensemble lead by Albuquerque’s trumpeter and songwriter Zack Condon, will play two nights in Dublin at the end of August. Condon’s melodic and solemn croon inspired by folk music of the Balkans and Mexican mariachis will a perfect fit for the nostalgia of the last days of summer. Can’t wait!
The rest is for you to discover. As you might have already noticed, I rarely complain about the lack of great music around. I hope you will like the rest of the selection as well as my personal recommendations.
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