Two weeks off from band practice again. This is what we get for expecting to rehearse in a school room during Easter break.

Tonight’s notes are thusly the last week of other people’s tunes what I have heard… We have been royally enjoying the sounds of Harbors, a band from LA, USA, being the project of a musician called David Shayne ‘and friends’. Nice lines in bitter lyrics with sweet melodies, and murmurous vocals that bring to mind 80s/90s New Zealand bands, as if this can be anything other than a good thing. The marvellous eponymous album can be had from Harbors Music at Bandcamp, and I really dig the tracks “Good Luck” and “Glass Heart” in particular.

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Also been listening to a mixtape from Azealia Banks, “Slay-Z”, which I found out about from Pretty Much Amazing dot com.
Dancefloor rudeness “Queen of Clubs”, loudly through earphones and juxtaposed with a very busy Easter Saturday shopping mission in ASDA, made me giggle (slightly hysterically). I also love the languid delivery on “Along the Coast”. Miss Banks recently abandoned Twitter in no uncertain terms, and that’s another reason.

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"ASDA"?

Finally, pleased to note that my favourite synth pop 80s throwbacks Robots With Rayguns have a new EP out, Skin Tight, which you can find at the RWR Bandcamp disco zone.

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The music's contagious, outrageous!

It is to my chagrin that I was too slow to snaffle a cassette copy of “As Fresh As It Gets”… maybe later… Sometimes you just need the Electric Love.

Next week: E, C#m, A, B, E

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