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July 12 2016 w Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, NSRO, Bat For Lashes, Gene Clark, Todd Terje, Holy Fuck ++

July 12 2016 w Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, NSRO, Bat For Lashes, Gene Clark, Todd Terje, Holy Fuck ++

Playing tracks by

Cate le Bon, Tim Presley, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, David West, North Sea Radio Orchestra and more.

Most welcome new music this wk from North Sea Radio Orchestra, a unit built around songwriter/composer Craig Fortnam which makes great progressive folk music with elements of pastoral and minimalist classical music. The new song is just as wonderful as we've come to expect, hopefully more from them soon.

Cate Le Bon being brilliant and wonky ("I want to make sense with you") and then producing Drag City compadre Tim Presley into somewhat similar shapes.

Scott & Charlene's Wedding sounding like a more invigorated late VU (is the Maureen of the title Mo Tucker by any chance?). Bat For Lashes contemplating marriage in lovely dreamy unsettling tones.

Some dancing interludes featuring Todd Terje covering Yellow Magic Orchestra, Holy Fuck getting dreamy and The Avalanches getting nice and beaty.

And something old from The Chills getting a reissue on Flying Nun - jaunty and effortless and heart on sleeve guitar pop.

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