This edition of Curator has been selected by Adam, Josh, Ryan and Jen from A Sunny Day In Glasgow... A band based out of Philadelphia and New York City although we'd forgive you for thinking they might be Scottish. There new album, Sea When Absent, is our August Record of the Month and is a brilliantly sculpted album of dreamy-pop, huge reverb and bags of hooks. It really is super. Pitchfork were pretty enamoured, they rated it 8.5, one of the highest of the year.
We were stoked when they took the time out to browse the racks, they picked eight damn good records too.
BLEEP: 10 I play drums, but i love electronic beats and bleeps and bass and rave drugz. - Adam
THE NOTWIST : Close To The Glass Love this band, heard a few tracks from this new one and i'm very excited to pick it up. Their Philadelphia show was cancelled for unknown reason, it really messed up my week. - Adam
I AM THE CENTER : (compilation)
Ive been listening to this constantly on my Ipod while reading. It's really further proof that new age isnt just for nerds and hippies. The vinyl version is pretty sweet also. Theres a very informative booklet with a page or two about each artist. Light in the Attic is probably my favorite reissue label. - Josh
LEWIS : L'amour
Speaking of Light in the Attic, I"ve been anxiously awaiting this reissue for a while. A friend of mine played this for me last year and Ive been pretty fascinated by it. It has a pretty interesting back story and the music is just so weird. I couldn't even compare to anything if I tried. At the very least I can say it's chill and might make you kind of uncomfortable at times. - Josh
SCOTT WALKER : Til the Band Comes In The party line on When the Band Comes In is that side two is a drag, so bad it was famously shit on by no less then Scott Walker super fan Jarvis Cocker in “Bad Cover Version” (produced by Scott himself!). The truth is that this record is much better then it’s reputation would suggest. Angela Morley, who orchestrated Scott 1-4, returns with arrangements that are both lush and dissonant. Side One is full of amazing original compositions and has two of my all time favorite songs of his, Little Things (That Keep Us Together) and Thanks for Chicago Mr. James. And Side Two, divorced of historical expectations, is actually pretty cool, full of weird southern boogie songs and movie musical numbers rearranged in the inimitable style of Walker. - Ryan
TODD TERJE : It’s Album Time I love this record so much I kind of don’t even really know what to say about it. It’s Album Time sounds like what I imagine everyone who was let down by the last Daft Punk record actually wanted. It’s a electronic record that feels deeply lived in and endlessly inventive. - Ryan
CATE LE BON: Mug Museum Really enjoy listening to this album. It makes me feel homesick but, really good while I'm driving. Great riffs and licks and a lovely, unique voice that I enjoy singing along with and impersonating. - Jen
BOOGARINS: As Plantas Que Curam I heard them play these songs live in Austin and their chops and charisma were undeniable, like a Brazilian-psych The Strokes. And I really like The Strokes - we all do! - Jen
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From the bewitching circular riff of the album's opener 'I Can't Help You' to the closing title track that sees Cate Le Bon accompanied by piano and the occasional burst of double-tacked clarinet, 'Mug Museum's reflective songwriting weaves around a richly detailed framework.
Like all museums it is a contemplative space, a personal world that is open to everyone. "A place of weighted hauntings and considered reconciliation, where you resolve and tailor your purpose and significance within your relationships"? is how Le Bon describes it.
As these ten songs attest, 'Mug Museum' is also a unique and dreamlike edifice and one that has been created by an artist at the height of their powers. Îà Featuring guest vocals from Perfume Genius.
I Can't Help You Are You With Me Now? Duke No God I Think I Knew (ft Perfume Genius) Wild Sisters Mirror Me Cuckoo Through The Walls Mug Museum