After two very promising EPs back in 2019, Dry Cleaning have finally launched their first long play, ‘New Long Leg’. Here, Florence Shaw’s sharp, deadpan spoken word vocals contrast with the chaotic instrumentation of the English post-punkish art-rockers in one of the most intriguing (and well accomplished) rock and roll albums of 2021.
The second coming of tindersticks (official) keeps yielding fruits. Everything the band has released since the mid-00s lineup change, from the Constellation to the City Slang eras, has been consistently good. Their 12th album, “No Treasure But Hope”, is amongst the best of the bunch. Don’t be that person who reads “12th album” and instantly looks the other way. Staples and co not only still have it in them; they seem like they’re ageing too gracefully.
Plus: new tracks by Chuck Prophet, Federale, Jesca Hoop, Bill Fay, Joe Henry, Andy Shauf, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Pan•American, Land of kush, Tinashe, Rosalía, Jessie Ware, of Montreal, Wye Oak, William Doyle, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Ratboys, Hot Snakes, and black midi.
Bolachas Now Playing, 29/2017 (#114):
Wolf Parade – You’re Dreaming
Alex Cameron – Runnin’ Outta Luck
LCD Soundsystem – other voices
LCD Soundsystem – change yr mind
Ibeyi, Kamasi Washington – Deathless
Vince Mira – Mujer Perdida
Jillette Johnson – In Repair
Lilly Hiatt – Trinity Lane
Ratboys – The Record
David Rawlings – Cumberland Gap
Hiss Golden Messenger – When the Wall Comes Down
Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile – Over Everything
JD McPherson – LUCKY PENNY
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Brother
Deer Tick – Card House
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band – Have We Mistaken the Bottle for the Whiskey Inside
Michael Nau – I Root
Iron & Wine – Summer Clouds