My unhealthy man-blog-crush with Yewknee continues as I feel compelled to hype the next installment in the Yewknee Records catalog, the latest Uncle Skeleton LP. I haven’t gotten the chance to spin it in its entirety but considering I put Pancho Chumley in my favorites of ’09 list – this will be worthy of our time.
There’s also a new Yewknee mix that pre-dates the Summer Mix Series contribution. There’s several great tracks on here, some of which you already know. Click the pic for details.
R.I.P. Optical Atlas
I’m always a month behind in preaching the news of the latest Musical Alliance Pact – June is ready for downloading, the July edition is right around the corner – today possibly? Only 28 artists from 28 different countries this month as several bloggers are on summer holiday. June’s US contribution comes from the much-hyped (and duly so) Oberhofer. Dig the track below! (UPDATE: The July edition is right har)
Paint me very impressed with the Mondo Salvo music blog. Not only have I enjoyed several of the artists covered thus far and the site layout but there are 2 current compilation/mixtapes up for grabs, 33 and 34.
The Road Goes Ever On, a member of Pitchfork’s heavily scrutinized Altered Zones ‘blog’, presents the Small Summits compilation as a free download. Notables include the opening Blackbird Blackbird track (mmm) and an intriguing cover of Joanna Newsom’s ‘Peach, Plum, Pear’.
Last, but definitely not least for this edition of news, is the Built On A Weak Spot June mix. Haven’t listened yet but those Kitchens Of Distinctions and Spare Snare tracks are top-notch.