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Animal Magic Tricks/King Creosote/Meursault – Cold Seeds

A lo-fi, folky Scottish collaboration of Kenny Anderson of King Creosote, Frances Donnelly of Animal Magic Tricks, and Neil Pennycook and Peter Harvey of Meursault. I’ve been sitting on this vinyl for some time and it’s probably the best thing to come out of Scotland in quite a while. It’s recorded in the living room of Edinburgh’s Toad Records and that  highlights it’s a “Sunday morning with a cup of tea” kind of album. Well, to me anyway. Cello, guitar, ukulele and god knows what else, this folk super-group does the usual Scottish BAWWWWW; cover everything in an air of melancholy and nostalgia. The jewel of the album is the last track “Please Don’t Send Me Home” which, in my humble opinion, makes the record fucking amazing. Just when you think you’re starting to get it, or feel comfortable, Neil rips apart your ears with a super distorted organ/vocal combo. It was the one song that drew me to the record in the first place.

tl;dr: Scottish folk bawfest with meow on the first track. Shit’s good.

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Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes return with a brilliant album that shows the band intricately infusing their indentifiable sound with… durp de durp de durp.

Fleet Foxes, along with Joanna Newsom, have made twee, folk-esque music cool and even fashionable. This whole scenario started with the Floxes first EP ‘Sun Giant’ that contained a humble little slice of folk-rock and acted as a teaser for the  successful debut album self titled ‘Fleet Foxes’ . Since then the main man Robin Pecknold has played with a guy from Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newson and even making a couple of mediocre songs.

As per  usual there’s a lick before you bite.



Helplessness Blues



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