I guess this is the week of Human League related posts. Over the years, ClockDVA has had members from Human League, Heaven 17, and Caberet Voltaire. This song was recorded live in Italy in 1993 and I have absolutely no idea what the announcers are talking about at the beginning of this track. Presumably they are saying how amazing ClockDVA were live, at least that’s what I would be saying.
Stockholm's Shout Out Louds have just finished their US tour in support of the new album Optica with a two-night stand at LA's El Rey Theater. It was their first visit to the city in three years. If you haven't heard them before, their music can be described as often bleakly wistful lyrics completely camouflaged by bright, sunny tunes (More...)
The terrible news yesterday was of Jason Molina’s passing. Jason was the force behind the Songs: Ohia moniker (largely for his own solo work) and Magnolia Electric Co (which saw him working with a regular band). I saw Jason perform three times, in 2004 (Charlottesville), 2006 (Baton Rouge), and 2007 (New Orleans). I spoke with him on two of those occasions. (More...)
In March of 2012 Stephen Merrit released the best Magnetic Fields album since 2004's i. The album features songs with classic Stephin Merritt charm and benefits from vast improvements in production over recent releases. This album should have been nothing but aces, but it could have been a whole lot better (More...)