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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NEW MUSIC: KING CREOSOTE - FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE

King Creosote | 22/07/14

King Creosote’s first album since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins (Domino Publishing), 'Diamond Mine', 'From Scotland With Love' was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work... Read more?

ARAB STRAP

After a career spanning ten years, Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton have decided to wind up a musical partnership that has rightly earned its place in musical folklore. It’s rare nowadays for a band to stake any sort of legitimate claim on originality; with Arab Strap, it’s a claim to which they can feel richly entitled; over the last decade they have pursued a musical vision so singular in its tone and inventive in its execution that they found themselves in a genre almost entirely of their own. For Chemikal Underground, Arab Strap’s decision to dissolve represents something far more... Read »