It's easy to miss out on some killer albums this time of year, as all eyes are already on the 'end of the year' lists and stocking them high for Christmas! (it's like seven weeks away now…) It's never a bad thing to look back and re-assess (we've been getting back into Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten and Poliça in a big way recently!) but October had as strong a calendar as any month so far this year.
Also last week we had the Mercury Awards, well done Alt-J, but the wrong choice was made, Field Music were robbed. So amongst all that musical landscape, what else has been rocking the stereo? - Record of the month was Flying Lotus' "Until The Quiet Comes" - according to the man, “a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies”. Glad so many of you who were scared off by the bleeps and crackles of Cosmogramma have given this a go as it is well worth the attention.
Drift Club was on a three week hiatus but returns in a big way. We're running a listening party this Wednesday for Paul Banks (interpol) solo album, where we'll finally get around to giving away that signed test pressing. We also have a massive 70" x 48" Cat Power poster to give away, and a couple of those huge XX poster's that are currently occupying the front window at Drift. This Wednesday we're also playing out the new Clinic album and taking pre-orders, fyi, we took a sneak listen and it is well lush. This month we'll be previewing (amongst others) Brian Ferry, Oneohtrix Point Never and Atoms For Peace. Scott Walker has a new album out entitled 'Bish Bosch' in December and we are going to have some sections of the canvas that he used to create the cover… a nice little Christmas treat I am sure you'll agree.
As we are now well into the Autumn/Winter months, we've teamed up with Dartmoor Breweries to offer up 'Jail Ale' on tap at Record Club. As if you needed another reason right?!!
Twins' is Ty Segall's fourth full release this year. A singles comp, a fabulous collaboration with White Fence, an album with The Ty Segall Band, and now this.
'Twins' contains the hit single 'The Hill'.
'Twins' follows 'Goodbye Bread', 'Melted', 'Lemons' and 'Ty Segall' as the prime statements in Ty Segall's ongoing discography, dating back to 2008.
Today, Ty Segall is a new man, a different kind of man from his more knuckle dragging earlier incarnations. Now he's jetting toward Jupiter, brooding, looking around with X-ray eyes, yearning with a superhuman heart for a love to come and stay.
The songs of 'Twins' are haunted by ghosts, shadowed by the other that we'll never see, struggling to rise above. A fury of rock ensues; songs rigged to explode on a dime, fired from a cannon into the stratosphere. They fuse together into one multifarious projectile, a bullet from a gun marked yin and yang.
Thank God For Sinners You're The Doctor Inside Your Heart The Hill Would You Be My Love Ghost They Told Me Too Love Fuzz Handglams Who Are You Gold On The Shore There Is No Tomorrow