Sunday, June 12, 2011

new: Emmy The Great, Popical Island compilation, (old) Das Racist and The Feelies ...and the Sunday Smile playlist

Until yesterday I'd only heard of Emmy The Great, but after reading a piece on her new album in the Guardian I checked her out. She's excellent, looking forward to hearing more. Check out gig shots of her three night residency in St. Pancras Old Church on The Camden Store. The new album is about the breakup of her relationship after her fiancee found God. Virtue is out June 13th. Get this track free from rcrdlbl. I'm falling in love with her songs.

A Woman, A Woman, A Century of Sleep by Emmy The Great

Popical Island strike gold yet again, compiling the very best in Irish pop music. This is the second installment, 18 tracks that will be released June 25th on CD and download. Here is a taster of what it will sound like along with a bandcamp stream of the first compilation. Head over their Soundcloud page for a listen to a track from Tieranniesaur, a groovy jam called Here Be Monsters.

Relax is set to be the title of the next Das Racist release on August 16th. I've listened to their tracks here and there but hadn't come across this yet. Listening to more of their stuff is getting me excited for their first proper (paid for, full release, not mixtape etc.) album. I'd missed out on this tune first time round, it's top notch!

Das Racist - Fashion Party feat. Chairlift by blackmarketborn

Here are their first two, free stream/download mixtapes. Quality business.

Mishka Presents Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude Mixtape by dasracist

Das Racist - Sit Down, Man Mixtape by Hypetrak

The Feelies are new to me. They were on the go between 1976 and 1992, garnering much acclaim and legendary and influential status. They reformed in 2008 and recently released their "comeback" album Here/Before on Bar/None Records. 

The Feelies - Nobody Knows by Song of the Day

Every Sunday morning my buddy Byron and I post 20 odd tunes on 8tracks for our friends to listen to over breakfast and general Sunday morning relaxing. Here's this mornings offering. Chilled, upbeat and fun ...even if it is pissing down outside.

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