OK, Internet down , doing this on the mobile so I’ll keep it brief. The usual great music is here – check RIFKIN KAZAN, It It Anita, Flasher, The Molochs, DTCV, Yama Warashi, The Loch Ness Mouse, TENTS, WESEN, Little Big Sea, Tusen Takk, Y.M.C.K, Los Valses, Sundayman and Einar Stray Orchestra.
Here’s an OMD concert from 1985 that was played to an audience of dolphins ans senior Greenpeace hippies. Pretty damn fine and not an acoustic guitar in sight. That must have confused the hell out of the knit your own yogurt brigade.
We snaffled a hard boiled interview with Marcus from Near Myth
We raided the archive to hear about the music that moves Unn from Tusen Takk.
SWIT’s Long Player of the week is Pavo Pavo’s new “disc”, currently hot on the turntables at SWIT HQ. It’s an amazing REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. Only 12 short months ago they were slammed by The Daily Discharge for being “too clever by half” and “putting the era in liberal”. Now, the band, who live in an abandoned Soviet space capsule (The Vostok 3KA)in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery, have emerged with this amazing set. Have you ever wondered what Brian Wilson would sound like if he had lived in Space 1999. No? Maybe you should. Riff on space jazz, big jammy drums and a back lot full of broken analog keyboards. Strawberry jammy drums.Pavo Pavo are currently on tour in Mongolia where they are rumoured to have developed an addiction to dried Yak milk curd spaghetti. It tastes like those candy cigarettes you used to get when you were a kid. So does this record. Check it out.
Finally, our latest work of art to be hung in La Galleria De La Swit (?) is this wonderful drawing by Kate Feldmann of Belly Belt.
Put up those trees!