Just a few odds and ends, really:
HEALTH – USA BOYS
Presumably to try and ease the pain of not playing anywhere near me in their ongoing UK tour, HEALTH have given away a new track entitled USA Boys. It’ll be included on their upcoming DISCO2 remix album. Ridiculously, it’s possible that they’re actually getting better, though whether they’ll ever top the near-perfect Die Slow remains to be seen.
[download from pitchfork]
THE LEAF LIBRARY – BEKO DSL
Fresh from having A New Band A Day say some pretty nice things about them [here], they’ve gone and become Beko DSL’s latest stars by having their digital single put out. It’s the usual high quality fare, don’t miss out
[download from BEKO DSL]
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – THIS IS HAPPENING STREAMING
Their final album, and it’s as good as the first two. Find out yourself by listening to it on their official website.
[listen to it here]
IDLEWILD – THE BOX, CREWE REVIEW
Saturday was a good day for gigs in Manchester. The Strange Boys played Manchester’s Deaf Institute, Frankie and the Heartstrings played Ruby Lounge amongst others. Where was I? In Crewe, watching Idlewild. Not the nicest of places, and having a pre-gig drink in ‘The Barrel’ hardly made the impression any better, but it was a fairly decent gig and you can read about it on This is Fake DIY:
SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY PREVIEW
Also, if you’re not had enough of me carping on about Sounds from the Other City festival on here, then you can go over to Creative Tourist and have a little read about a few bands that you should try and see there:
That’s about it. If you’ve got any free mp3s you want adding, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org