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3 August 2011

Good vibes for your friends and family

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

By Tom Ravenscroft

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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