Playlist 252 - Feb 5 2013

So, a major event in the music world this week, a new album by My Bloody Valentine (pic). Whatever you think about them, m b v has some beautiful moments, including ‘if I am’. Interesting too to listen to it side by side with ‘Only shallow’, a classic from Loveless.

More from Julia Kent again, from her new album Character, another gorgeous cello-based instrumental, and the new single from Olof Arnalds, which is very Joanna Newsome-esque – and that’s fine by me.

Ty Segall next to Dublin’s Lie Ins worked well I thought (!), a couple of instrumental Hidden Shoal gems in the shape of Apricot Rail and Markus Mehr, the latest in the Collision/Detection series featuring The Doomed Bird of Providence, and some swooning chamber folk from both Amor de Dias and Choice Prize-nominated Adrian Crowley.

Shonen Knife were in on the MBV theme with a cover of ‘When you sleep’ (from a Japanese MBV tribute album charmingly called Yellow Loveless) and Ghost Estates, who play Cork in February, with the brilliant chop-up pop of last year’s single ‘Never forget’.

Feb 5 2013 show w/ Julia Kent, Olof Arnalds, Amor de Dias, Ty Segall, Adrian Crowley, MBV++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 252
Tues Feb 5 2013
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Julia Kent - Nina and Oscar
Olof Arnalds - A little grim
Ty Segall - Would you be my love
Lie Ins - Death to Lie Ins
Ghost Estates - Never forget (playing The Pavilion, Cork, Feb 23 w/ Slow Motion Heroes)
Amor de Dias - Voice in the rose
Best Boy Grip - The clerk
Brendan Benson - Swimming
The Doomed Bird of Providence - In the terror of the moment (Collision/Detection v7)
Adrian Crowley - Alice among the pines
Apricot Rail - Basket press
My Bloody Valentine - if i am
My Bloody Valentine - Only shallow
Shonen Knife - When you sleep
Markus Mehr - Off (excerpt)
Clogs - Sundown song

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