The Boxer Rebellion

So – it’s been a while. Thank you for all the emails regarding the blog. It’s been a hectic few weeks hence the lack of new posts but thought I’d drop by and post a couple of songs that have been sending tingles down my spine the past few weeks, especially ‘Soviets’. They’re from the album ‘Union’ by The Boxer Rebellion. Enjoy.

Play track: Soviets

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus

So – have already posted a few tracks today but was at Rough Trade earlier and picked up a superb new release that I just had to post because I’m listening to it right now and frankly it’s so good that I think you should hear it too!

Band is called Phoenix and they’ve just released a 2-disc edition of their album, ” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” with a second disc of rmx’s by Animal Collective, Passion Pit and Devendra Banhart – which makes this a pretty much essential release for the second disc alone.

Here are some of the standout tracks:

The Temper Trap and Wild Beasts

So for this Monday here’s a couple of songs/videos by two great new(ish) bands: The Temper Trap and Wild Beasts.  Both have a lead singer who sings in a falsetto but with very different and thankfully unmannered results.  I love The Temper Trap’s debut album, “Conditions” whilst Wild Beasts’ cd (also their debut) “Two Dancers”  is a more patchy affair – I think the song below is the best on the album.

There are a few reviews out there of these two releases so I won’t offer a critique, I’ll just let the music do the talking: