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If you listen to one thing this week…make it Wild Nothing

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Jack Tatum, Wild Nothing (Credit: Shawn Brackbill)

More specifically the recently released Wild Nothing album Nocturne, eleven new tracks gifted from Jack Tatum’s Virginia based band. Sure there are some overly swishy, looped beachy moments and it has an unmistakable eighties throwback – but Nocturne makes it possible to live in a dream pop bubble.

Its autumn, soon to get dark before 5pm and time to rock chunky knitwear – who doesn’t want that?

Stream all the loveliness right here:

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Obsessive Habits…New Band of the Day

Right now I have really annoying obsession. I am literally fixated by the Guardian’s New Band of the Day feature. Fixated.

I’d heard of it before, but never really checked it out for some reason- WHAT an oversight. I stumbled across it properly before I reviewed Brooklyn ‘band of the moment’ Friends and noticed they had been featured a while ago – and they’re pretty good right? So I thought I’d take a look and see what else I might have missed. The thing is almost all of it is good. Really. I’m not lying. I even read the story of the chap who writes it all. He hasn’t had a holiday in forever.

I’ve only been through about thirty articles and there are over a thousand, but I feel like I might miss something really good if I don’t listen to everyone I haven’t heard of. Plus, of course, the new band each day. This could take a while…so in the meantime here are my current top picks

Blondes

Much of the best music comes out of Brooklyn, roll on in dance duo Blondes. There’s something about them I just LIKE.

Bluebell

She’s the daughter of late Monkee’s singer Davy Jones and I like her voice

Zeus

Hand me some alt-rock and funk it up a little, why thank you Canadian’s Zeus

Blood Diamonds

Found myself head bopping to this track, from Vancouver based artist Michael Diamonds

Call to Mind are playing…Pandit

Call to Mind are, if you don’t already know them, simply worth checking out. The Glasgow based four piece have been making self-tagged ‘glacial pop’ for several years, an atmospheric blend of electronic sounds and sultry vocals. Their debut LP is due out in 2012.

Martin from the band suggested a track from Pandit, a gem of a discovery and incidentally perfect Sunday morning listening.

Pandit- Kathryn My Love

Pandit is Lance Smith from Lumberton in Texas. He records everything from his home studio. His ‘Steady Nerves and a Strong Heart’ EP is rather lovely.

Listen to the Latest Call to Mind EP below, or downloaded it at Bandcamp for free!