Unlike most people, I actually quite like Mondays. That’s most probably because, unlike most people, I’m unemployed. But whilst the start of the working week may mean the beginning of more drudgery and self-loathing, it’s also when Beko Singles Label unleashes it’s latest additions to it’s already amazing roster. Next week brings Moscow Olympics (the thought of which is already getting me excited), but today the label has given us the double gift of Sore Eros and Boneless
Sore Eros – Beko 10 (link)
Sore Eros are in the minority of bands that, when googled, pops up with a mediafire link to download their album. Whether or not it’s been put up by the band isn’t really certain, but nevermind. With these two tracks (‘Yellow Dress’ and ‘Fooled Me’) the band showcase their tender, haunting sound. It’s all incredibly dream-like, with distant and fragile vocals providing a haunting undercurrent to something beautiful. With repetition and a slow, distorted build up, the songs only grow on you. Wonderful, lo-fi noise pop.
Boneless – Beko 11 (link)
One thing that all the Beko releases have in common is that they’re unlike pretty much everything else being put out there. The fact that they’re free singles gives them licence to put out pretty much anything they want, and Boneless could pretty much be ‘anything’. It’s almost like there’s a really good band playing, but you just happen to be listening to them from the bottom of a nearby swimming pool. Bewildering but wonderful.
You can download the rest of the Beko Singles from the official website. The Procedure Club comes highly recommended.
Beko DSL – Official Website (link)