Good vibes for your friends and family

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

I have an abundance of awesome new vibes this week, more than I know what to do with. It can weigh one down, so I'm going to offload some of them here. You can take them with you and do as you will -- perhaps you can give them to family members or friends who you feel need a vibe change.

Eric Copeland, who some may know as the front man of Black Dice and others for hanging out and making noise with a member of the Animal Collective, has released a solo 7" called "Whorehouse Blues". It is a seriously heavy thing: "a 1950s slow dance sung by a mean villian through a broken radio" is the best way to describe it. I very much hope he carries on in this vein.

 

Pony, a Canadian who now lives in the Netherlands and is sometimes called Audrey, has an album called (I Forgot) to Turn You On, which is a bit magical, like a fairy tale. It's very pretty and distant-sounding. My favourite track, "That I Must Rise", is a slow and lazy-sounding series of out-of-tune piano chords that, for some reason, makes me think of a cartoon character trying to walk through treacle. That's a pretty odd vibe.

 

 

 

 

 

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SRSLY #99: GLOW / FANtasies / Search Party

On the pop culture podcast this week: the Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW, a new fanfiction-based web series called FANtasies and the millennial crime drama Search Party.

This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online.

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SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s assistant editor and editorial assistant. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer.

The Links

GLOW

The show on Netflix.

Two interesting reviews: New York Times and Little White Lies.

Screen Rant on the real life wrestling connections.

FANtasies

The show on Fullscreen.

Amanda Hess’s NYT column about it.

Search Party

The show on All4.

For next time:

We are watching Happy Valley.

If you’d like to talk to us about the podcast or make a suggestion for something we should read or cover, you can email srslypod[at]gmail.com.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #98, check it out here.

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