Bright Spark

Sparky Deathcap is a one man creation by Robert Taylor. He's just released a beaut EP called 'Tear Jerky'. The release emalgamates a few different sounds, which bodes well. The track below features Brian Wilson vocal harmonies, mixed with Final Fantasy. The Mancunian has also made some awesome tracks, including a Microphones-esque acoustic beauty called 'Berlin Syndrome'. The best track is 'Send It To Oslo' which sounds like Polyphonic Spree mixed with TV on The Radio or something. All in all, this is a fucking great EP and well worth the five or six quid it's on sale for. I can't wait to hear more from this fella. He's got a couple of UK dates which I've listed below too, so you should go see him.

10th Dec - Proud Galleries, London
11th Dec - Instore @ Pure Groove
16th Dec - The Hop, Wakefield

Sparky Deathcap – Glasgow Is A Punk Rock Town


Fill you ear chasms

Summery sounds for wintry days. Neon Indian is touring around Europe right now promoting his debut album 'Psychic Chasms'. The album is a Washed Out style treat of late seventies french pop influenced synth. A lot of this sort of stuff around at the moment, it's a good job I like it. Everyone's raving about the remixes Alan Palomo has done of Grizzly Bear's 'Cheerleader'. Although they are rather lovely, I just wanted to draw people's attention back to the great album he's created (out now) and his tour, which will make it's way back to New York before he hits down under in the new year. If you like this track, check out Washed Out, Tickley Feather, Nite Jewel and Ariel Pink too.

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer


How I love thee

Thee Oh Sees. Great great band. I've only just cottoned onto their last album 'Dog Poison' which was released on Captured Tracks back in October. If you like dark grimey feedback, Velvet Underground tambourine shakes, and lazy drawl style harmonies, you're going to fucking love this album. So many good tracks in one place. They've chucked out loads of material this year, including another LP 'Help' and some demos. Great stuff. Their touring Australia all December too. Psych!

Thee Oh Sees - Dead Energy