NEW MUSIC: WHITE FENCE 'FOR THE RECENTLY FOUND INNOCENT' (DRAG CITY)

White Fence | 11/08/14

Recent Domino Publishing signee - Tim Presley AKA White Fence has released his fifth album 'For the Recently Found Innocent'. The first for Drag City Records and the first to be recorded in a studio rather than a bedroom. Produced by friend and fellow Domino Publishing writer Ty Segall, it follows 2013's 'Cyclops Reap' (Castle Face Records) and not forgetting the Ty Segall/White Fence collaborative LP 'Hair' (Drag City 2012).

NEW MUSIC: CONOR OBERST 'UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN' LP (WORLD EX US/CA)

Conor Oberst | 24/07/14

'Upside Down Mountain' (2014 Nonesuch Records) is the critically acclaimed new solo LP from Bright Eyes singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Featuring many a friend including musician/producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit, it's beauty is perfectly illustrated by this, the video for single 'You Are Your Mother's Child'. SPOTIFY

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THE WHIP

Between that bewildering news bite and the bitter breakup of New Order, one has to wonder: Who the hell is making important music in Manchester these days? Well, The Whip, for starters. Just ask the Parisians who run Kitsuné Records—a taste-making label/lifestyle company that dropped The Whip's "Divebomb" 12-inch in 2007. Or anyone who's been swept up in the band's limb-loosening gigs over the past year, including a festival-conquering Glastonbury appearance and buzz-stirring shows at CMJ and SXSW.

 Sure enough, Mixmag has already linked The Whip to their Mancunian ancestors, calling them "the best example of dance and rock since Happy... Read »