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Ten Tracks: August 2011

August 22, 2011

Cancel all immediate plans; the new Article Ten Tracks playlist is here! Let our pick of the month’s music occupy your auditory organs for the next forty minutes and twenty seven seconds.



Article Ten Tracks: August 2011 by Article Magazine on Mixcloud

Grimes – Rosa
Grimes has been a little self-deprecating regarding Geidi Primes (re-released on CD this month) since its first outing on cassette and download over a year ago, but it’s difficult not to get along with Rosa’s unremitting baseline and sinuous vocals

Amen Dunes – Bedroom Drum
Through Donkey Jaw, the new album released last week on Sacred Bones, takes a little time, but its sparse songs creep all over you, rewarding a listen that’s loud and late

Beirut – The Peacock
New album The Rip Tide sees Zach Condon tighten up and slightly tone down on the horns and nomadic tendencies, settling in to a sound a little closer to home

Slow Club – Where I’m Waking
Sitting with Henderson’s Relish, cutlery, Pulp and Moonshine on the list of top five Sheffield exports, Slow Club return with a second LP next month; less of a shouty affair than their last, but still with those lyrics shifting between death and heartache, some marching drums, and a good deal of wit

Sea of Bees – Gnomes (Tunng remix)
Tunng have tweaked this track from February’s Songs for the Ravens album for the Gnomes single’s B-side, out this month

M83 – Midnight City
Shooting through space on that euphoric M83 sound, to end in a sax solo at the far end of the universe – from forthcoming album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Balam Acab – Oh, Why
Despite pitch-shifting close to Chipmunk territory, this is creepily lovely – Wander/Wonder LP is out at the end of the month

A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Requiem for the Static King Part One
Composer Dustin O’Halloran and Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie took to acoustic spaces like this to record their ambient collaboration – this track is in memory of Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous

Active Child – You Are All I See
Pained love songs by an ex-choir boy who took to synths and harp, from the album due out in October

Grandaddy – He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot
I nicked The Sophtware Slump from my dad when I was a kid because it had a cool cover; now ten years later it’s gone ‘Deluxe’, giving us a great excuse to end proceedings with this timeless expanse of a track


And thanks to Hannah Martin for her ‘ten turkey tracks’ picture!



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