BENTO #9 – CURATED BY DAM MANTLE
Carrying on the sensational Bento series for Turnstile records, Dam Mantle follows in the footsteps of Gareth Campesinos!, Islet and Huw Stephens in putting together a few tracks for the label. Along with picking his best new talents, there’s one of dam’s own tracks in there as well.
[download from turnstile]
TOKYO POLICE CLUB – WAIT UP (BOOTS OF DANGER)
Some bands, you have to be in a certain mood to listen to. Put on either of Tokyo Police Club’s releases and it’s always going to be a good time. as tracks from their next effort ‘Champ’ drip out, lap this up, as well as the reworking that Passion pit have put upon it.
OTHELLO WOOLF – DOORSTEP (MAN LIKE ME REMIX)
His last.fm parades him as taking on the ‘white-boy soul mantle’. He’s nowhere near as sickening as that, nor the ‘post-Penate’ tag thrust upon him either. Test it for yourself with this Man like Me remix of his upcoming single Doorstep
NEON INDIAN – SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ACID WITH YOU
If you live in Manchester, you no longer have an excuse for not showing up to see Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian. Johnny Flynn has been incapacitated by illness, meaning his rival gig has been dropped, and whilst Swanton Bombs might not be playing anymore, you can’t afford to miss it. If you live elsewhere, sorry about that, enjoy this free download, courtesy of Neu.
KELE – TENDERONI (LARRY TEE AND BECKWITH REMIX)
If he didn’t feel enough like Morrissey, it looks like we’re going to have to deal with him ramping it up even more – from his ‘open’ sexuality, through to his charismatic stage presence and excellent interview technique, it looks as though he’s going to have a stellar solo career as well. The man simply embodies talent.
BEKO BOX 1
The summer months in the UK are notable for their lack of a proper festival to celebrate, hence the proliferation of barbeques and desperate attempts to centre lives around Football matches. Central Europe, infinitely more cultured as they are, have their own way to fill the time, and Walpurgis is this week. Rather than butcher any meaning from the Wikipedia page, enjoy Beko’s celebrations with this commemorative 3-band download ‘box’ for the Walpurgis season. Superb.