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?

BIG EYES/THE BIG EYES FAMILY PLAYERS

On 6 August 2012 The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends are to release ‘Folk Songs II’ a follow-up (of sorts) to the ‘Folk Songs’ album released with James Yorkston on Domino in 2009. It is a continuation of the previous collection (a selection of traditional songs from theUKandEire), but on this record the boat has been pushed out a little more. The songs and stories are more sprawling, and arrangements show further disregard for any folk tradition. James Green (Big Eyes captain) admits openly to not knowing much about folk music, or particularly having much time for folk authenticity.... Read »