Austin Lace : Katz (single) (62TV)
The most refreshing Belgian band in the universe is officially back with this petzz story, a sunny- sugary idealized foretaste of a wittingly delayed album recorded in Italy, to be released this autumn.
Their very first full-length "Easy to cook", despite its mixed tendencies, already was an object of highly immediate effect, charming popfans from Copenhagen to Milan.
Expect further massive contagion this year...
Mexican Kids at Home : When we all live in igloos EP ( WeePOP! )
Imagine 5 venture scouts hosting you to take on on some light-hearted songs around the campfire...add some ukuleles, accordions and melodicas, and you'll get a clearer image of what those Mexican Kids at Home are about.
The precondition to bring this experience to a climax is to strike down your prejudice : yes skaters can be twee, yes igloos can fly, yes cold air balloons are CO2-free...
=> Get your copy HERE ! Limited to 160 copies !!
This is Ivy League : S/T (Twentyseven Records)
For no particular reason, I'm sometimes getting undisposed to listen to some new stuff for a long period of time and I have to admit I've been into this kind of mood lately. It's been weeks since my last purchasing fever on a mailorder !
So to my great astonishement I found this "This is Ivy League" album in my mailbox recently and it was not any label promo stuff but a real order I made...more than 2 months ago !!! I must start suffering from some kind of senility cos' it completely slipped my mind. And, far more motivating than the Sales season, this debut album from the quite hip Brooklyn duo is just the thing I needed to enter into a purchasing fever again.
Difficult indeed not to be dazzled by this pop perfection, flirting with the low-key purity of early Ben Watt stuff - think North Marine Drive- and Modesty Blaise's lush harmonies, just proving that the lovely "London Bridges"2006 single was not a one-shot wonder...