Aural Delights on the Overflow 122

On this weeks show lots of new releases, a focus on New York band Big Thief, Canadian artist Mount Maxwell and a classic track from Kim Salmon and the Surrealists.

  • The Shenandoah Electric Company – Coronation Day from LP1 (2022)
    • Pax Aeternum presents LP1, the debut recordings from the Maryland-based cinematic alt-rock trio formed by members of Pianos Become The Teeth.
  • Salem Trials – Viva La Republique! from Viva La Republique! (2022)
    • A brand new single that was written on Monday, recorded on Tuesday, mixed on Wednesday and self released on June 2nd. Topical!
  • Big Thief – Spud Infinity from Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You (2022)
    • American indie rock band with folk roots based in Brooklyn, New York. Its members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar, backing vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums). Their fifth studio album was released as a double album through 4AD on February 11, 2022.
  • Dominic Carlton Jones – Transition from They Say We React (2022)
    • The EP is a reaction to a post lockdown world and follows on logically from Dominic’s previous release “Tales From The Lockdown Basement”. Four new tracks focus on the changes that have happened in the world since the last release. All lyrics voice and instruments-DCJ except Bass on Transition by Danny Needham
  • Legless Trials – Dirt Bike from Dirt Bike (2022)
    • El Borko and Andy are back with a single recorded remotely, with all overdubs improvised in single takes, January-March 2022
  • Mount Maxwell – Sons & Lovers from Only Children (2021)
    • A founding member of Vancouver Island’s MMR Collective, and head of the Canadian experimental electronic label Hotham Sound, artist and musician Jamie Tolagson (Mount Maxwell) currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC. His music is a unique blend of analog synths and acoustic instrumentation, calling to mind such artists as Boards of Canada, Bruce Langhorne, and Tangerine Dream.
  • Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – I Won’t Tell from Ya Gotta Let Me Do My Thing (1997)
    • 1997 which Kim has recently revived for live performances
  • Salem Trials – Bread & Circuses from Viva La Republique! (2022)
  • Big Thief – Forgotten Eyes from Live at The Bunker Studio (2021)
    • The bulk of these recordings are culled from 2019’s widely praised Two Hands and U.F.O.F., additionally including ‘Black Diamonds’ from their earlier album Capacity.
  • Royal Catastrophe – Royal Catastrophe from Royal Catastrophe (2022)
    • Steve from Monkeys In Love back after a three year haitus with some great music
  • The Courettes – So What from Back In Mono (B-Sides & Outtakes) (2022)
    • 10” Mini LP/CD featuring outtakes and re-recorded B-sides from the ‘Back In Mono’ sessions. So What‘ was previously only available on a split single with The Jackets released on Chaputa Records back in January.
  • Mount Maxwell – The People’s Forest from The People’s Forest (2021)
    • His fifth album ‘The People’s Forest’ is packed with micro-earworm moments, nourishing synths and playful crunchy percussion. It’s got a skyward gaze and nostalgia for futures never realized, packing a kind of childlike optimism inside an arpeggio-laden, hermetically sealed little sound world.
  • Big Thief – Those Girls from Two Hands (2019)
    • Their fourth studio album,released on October 11, 2019. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, shortly after the recording of the previous album U.F.O.F. and is billed as its “Earth twin”.
  • Salem Trials – Thinking Machines from Young and Easily Bored (2022)
    • Recorded during July, 2021 but abandoned and left unmixed and produced until May 2022. Featuring some of the first songs to be recorded, following Andy’s wrist break, and he felt that some of the playing was unsuitable for release so the album was shelved.
  • Neural Dance – Ungrateful Subject from Ungrateful Subject (2022)
    • Neil returns with a new and topical single

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