Music & Theatre 3 August 2011 Good vibes for your friends and family Tom Ravenscroft's music blog. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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. › "Yes, government still exists. We're sorry." Fresh sounds from the BBC 6 Music DJ Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month!