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Playlist 07.05.12

Stuart Bailie | 14:29 UK time, Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Beachwood Sparks play sweet, woozy tunes from the canyons of California. I was terribly fond of their earlier records, 'Beachwood Sparks (2000), 'Once We Were Trees' (2001) and 'Make the Cowboy Robots Cry' (2002). And I remember a messy but sublime gig in Belfast, possibly at Auntie Annie's around the same time. Since then, it's been rather quiet, bar some reunion gigs on the West Coast. Happily though, there's a new album due, called 'The Tarnished Gold', and a teaser track that I played on Monday night. 'Forget The Song' is a reminder of the Beachwood ideal. The lap steel twinkles, the chorus is emotionally true, the voices are class and the listener transported. If you're looking for the antecedents of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, here they are.

New Order - Regret (Centerdate)
Spector - Celestine (Fiction)
Profile - Muscle Shoals Studios
Southern - Where The Wild Are (white)
Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose (Rough Trade)
Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble (Warner)
Rachel Austin - All That I Lose (live) (white)
Rufus Wainwright - Montauk (Polydor)
Clubfeet - City Of Light (Too Pure)
Our Krypton Son - Plutonium (Small Town America)
So So Sailor - De Moines (No Dancing)
Eddie and The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do (Island)
Garland Jeffries - Coney Island Winter (Big Lake)
Glen Hansard - Love Don't Keep Me Waiting (Anti)
Nell Bryden - If I Forget (1st)
Beachwood Sparks - Forget The Song (Sub Pop)
George Jones - Nobody's Lonesome For Me (Righteous)
Ben Glover - Whatever Happens Will (white)
Perfume Genius - Dark Parts (Turnstile)
Eric Mercury - Wrap Me In A Map (Stax)
Kelly Hogan - We Can't Have Nice Things (Anti)
Bronagh Gallagher - Fool (white)
Cold Specks - Blank Maps (Broken Hertz)
The Who - Love Reign O'er Me (Polydor)
Reptar - Sebastian (Lucky Numbers)


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