It’s The New Thing

About Fucking Time
July 18, 2008, 10:58 pm
Filed under: Late of The Pier, Metronomy


At long, long last both Late of the Pier and Metronomy have kindly obliged to release new records.  Late of the Pier, who released their lauded Zarcorp Demo on myspace way back in 2006, have finally planned to release their debut album Fantasy Black Channel.  FBC sees the Castle Donnington crew do what they do best with their Gary Numan-esque synths and electric energy.  The band looked to have used their time well after leaving bloggers and fans alike gagging for new material with only three singles over two years to sustain us.  Six out of the eight tracks that featured on the band’s hype inducing Zarcorp Demo get new shiny makeovers for Fantasy Black Channel, with a suped-up version of Heartbeat and a monumental brass infused VW.  Fantasy Black Channel appears to be worth the long wait and the record is packed with the full-blooded, electro/pop hits that LOTP have long promised since 2006.

Mp3: Heartbeat

Mp3: VW

Mp3: Broken

Mp3: Random Firl

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 Metronomy’s debut album Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 Grand You Owe), like LOTP’s Zarcorp Demo, was released in 2006.  After that the band got involved in dodgy contract deals that slowed down the bands imminent success.  For Metronomy sustenance we relied on Jo’s sublime remixing ability where he made tracks his own.  But with contract issues over and a cash-rich new record deal signed, Metronomy got to work on Nights Out, the follow up the acclaimed but mainly underground Pip Paine…  Nights Out is a natural progression from the largely instrumental Pip Paine… and showcases the best of Metronomy’s idiosyncratic music.  From the polished seduction of Radio Ladio to the dysmorphic new single Holiday, Nights Out finally combines the tracks that were formerly exclusive to watching three guys dancing eccentrically on a stage with spherical lights upon their chests (Metronomy’s live shows for those of you still in the dark).  Metronomy have to be one of the only bands around with their own unique brand of music and hopefully Nights Out will see Jo and the band achieve the commercial success that their music deserves.

Mp3: Holiday

Mp3: Radio Ladio

Mp3: On The Motorway

Mp3: Heartbreaker

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Une Mixtape De Nouvelle Chansons

  1. Tapes ‘N Tapes – Hang Them All
  2. Born Ruffians – Hummingbird
  3. Cadence Weapon – We Move Away
  4. Foals – Tron
  5. The Futureheads – The Beginning of the Twist
  6. The Kills – The Last Day of Magic
  7. Be Your Own Pet – The Kelly Affair
  8. These New Puritans – £4
  9. Late of the Pier – The Bears Are Coming
  10. Atlas Sound – Recent Bedroom
  11. Cut Copy – Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix)
  12. Crystal Castles – Through the Hosiery

Greetings, today at 2.42 I bring you this group of 12 songs. If anyone is wondering why the title is in French it’s because it purely looks better than “A Mixtape of New Songs” which is the translation. Basically, each of the 12 tracks is off the band’s new album or single, and each track is great in its own right. Tapes ‘N Tapes return with a jangly, organ laden track in Hang Them All. Recent Bedroom is my personal favourite track off the Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox of Deerhunter) record, Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, with its hazy atmosphere and sharp, echoing guitars. Ex-Pitchfork journo, Cadence Weapon features with We Move Away, off his second album, Afterparty Babies, and Foals’ epic closer Tron is also incorporated in the mixtape. Every track is amazing, it would just take me too long to describe them all to you now, especially at this late an hour. But do DL them all, they are all worth it, and a special mention goes to £4 by These New Puritans for being the most played song on my iTunes.

P.S : all these mp3s are now “right click and save as…” ones, which should make things a lot easier, tell me there are any problems.

Mixtape: 1

Well, at long last it’s here. Hope you enjoy it!
Animator – Pull Tiger Tail
Wait A Minute – The League of International Super Best Friends
Your Love – Friendly Fires
Elviss (demo) – These New Puritans
Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home – Scissors For Lefty
Ready to Uff – Uffie
In The City – Blah Blah Blase
Made of Codes – Jack Penate
VW – Late of the Pier
That Boy, That Girl – Hadouken!
Hang Me To Dry – Cold War Kids
The Great Escape – Art Brut
Only Lovers Left Alive – The Long Blondes
Trafalgar – BoNO MUST DIE
Count in Fives – The Horrors