Hydrogen Jukebox: Web special II
More aural treats from the interweb. Dust off your ears.
Jape – Floating
The finest song about methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine-assisted love since Arab Strap's The Shy Retirer, Floating hails from Dublin's finest Richie Jape. The track's been doing the rounds as part of Jack White/Brendan Benson fronted Raconteurs' live sets by a twist of fate and good taste. For sheer perfection though, try the original.
More: Floating video // Raconteurs cover
Subtle – I Heart L.A.
Sometimes there comes music that defies you to name it, that to label would be an exercise in futility. Hip-hop, ambient, indie, I Heart L.A. is all of these things and more but as Jesse Jackson once said, "We know that music is music." Subtle set off for destinations unknown some time ago and, despite some rotten fucking luck, have been reporting back peerless poetry, musical innovations, conceptual characters and the merciless baiting of slebs from the great beyond ever since.
More: Official site
The Olivia Tremor Control – California Demise Part 3
Synthetic Flying Machine. Black Swan Network. Dusk at Cubist Castle. Albums based on dreams fans had. Soundtracks for films that didn't exist. Some things are best not explained.
More: Elephant 6 site
Seabear – I Sing I Swim
Radiant folk-pop, from the Icelandic seven piece, to see you through hibernation.
More: I Sing I Swim video // Official site
Tuco – Can't Tell The Good From The Bad
Named after Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez or "the Ugly" in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy, Tuco were a Warrington quartet that briefly existed for one flawless atmospheric EP The Shrinking Process and are now sadly no more. In some parallel world, they're Coldplay-size.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Darran Anderson is co-editor of Dogmatika and editor of Laika Poetry Review. His writing features in The Flash fiction anthology [Social Disease] and in the Poetry Salzburg Review [Austria], the Listening To Water anthology [Foothills Publishing, NY State], BLATT Magazine [Prague] and a load of websites. He has completed a collection of verse called Tesla's Ghost, and is working on a short story collection entitled Junk and a novel entitled The Immortals.