Unpopular Advent 2019 – Day 11

Jeanines – ‘Winter In The Dark’ from ‘Jeanines’ LP

Sixteen songs. Twenty Five Minutes. The way Pop albums should always be. Except when they aren’t, which is implicit in that statement anyway, so, parenthetically speaking, this sentence is an irrelevance. Jeanines are a glorious irrelevance too, and this of course is also implicit when we talk about Pop: The magnificent contradiction of something that means everything yet simultaneously nothing at all. Our lives depend on it. Our lives are nothing at all without it. Our lives are nothing at all in spite of it.

But Jeanines, eh? Blimey. Like Tiger Trap trapped in a time-travel portal. Imagine that. Like Aislers Set in a kaleidoscope world of candyfloss ecstasy. Dum Dum Girls in a mirror scrawled with ’Siddeleys’ in lipstick smears. Marine Girls soaring on thermals of melting Popsicle perfume. You get your ideas.

Breathless. Limitless. Atrociously, amateurishly limited. Limitless exactly because of those limitations.

But ‘Jeanines’, eh? Blimey. The way Pop albums should always be.

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Download the entire mix here.

Small Town Graffiti – Lispector (from ‘Small Town Graffiti’ LP. Bandcamp)
Cotton & Cane – Olden Yolk (from ‘Living Theatre’ LP. Bandcamp)
Tourist Town – James McArthur and The Head Gardeners (from ‘Interglactic Sailor’ LP. Bandcamp)
Amos – Jim Sullivan (from ‘Jim Sullivan’ LP reissue)
Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Mono Single Mix) – The Kinks (from ‘Arthur’ LP reissue)
The Hills of Cinnamon – The Lilac Time (from ‘Return To Us‘ LP)
Society Of Inner Nothing – Comet Gain (from ‘Fireraisers Forever!’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Career Saver – The Yummy Fur (from ‘Piggy Wings‘ LP)
Religious Me – The Jazzateers (from ‘Blood Is Sweeter Than Honey’ LP. Bandcamp)
Sentimental Lady – Medicine (from ‘Scarred For Life’ LP. Bandcamp)
Shoulders – Big Thief (from ‘Two Hands’ LP. Bandcamp)
Lips Lasso – Emily Fairlight (digital single. Bandcamp)
The Amputees – Tindersticks (from ‘No Treasure But Hope’ LP. Bandcamp)
Hissing Waves (radio edit) – The Leaf Library (full version on ‘The World Is A Bell’ LP. Bandcamp)
My Sister Lives In Glasgow – Socks and Ballerinas (from ‘SOAP!’ LP. Bandcamp)
Michelle – One Man Bannister (from ‘Rubber Solo’ LP. Bandcamp)
Holloways – Vic Mars (from ‘Inner Roads and Outer Paths‘ LP)
Creep Out of Bed – Carla dal Forno (from ‘Look Up Sharp’ LP. Bandcamp)
Natural State – Rose Elinor Dougall (digital single)
Meander – Elizabeth (from ‘The Wonderful World Of Nature’ LP. Bandcamp)
Chance – Angel Olsen (from ‘All Mirrors’ LP. Bandcamp)

Partial (almost complete!) playlist on Spotify

Complete mix on Mixcloud

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will we be remembered?

Teigngrace – The Diamond Family Archive (from ‘Black Autumn‘ LP. Bandcamp)
Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath (from ‘Paranoid’ LP YouTube)
The Foundry – Gravenhurst (from ‘The Ghost In Daylight’ LP YouTube)
Camera – R.E.M. (from ‘Reckoning’ LP YouTube)
Sentries in the Ambush – The Mountain Goats (digital single. Bandcamp)
Going to Georgia – Cockroach Clan (from ‘Songs About Blunt Knives And Deep Love’ LP. YouTube)
Worlds in Crisis – Current Affairs (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
Weather Radio – Pylon (from ‘Gyrate’ LP YouTube)
Mango Marble – El Valerie (from ‘i d a’ LP. Bandcamp)
URU 96° – KSDS (from ‘Non Stop’ LP. Bandcamp)
Wind The Bobbin – HARESS (from ‘Haress’ LP. Bandcamp)
Hollow Hill – Kim Thompsett (from ‘The Hollows’ LP. Bandcamp)
Beaten – Meursault (from ‘Crow Hill’ LP. Bandcamp)
Caravan – Ummagma (from ‘Compass’ LP. Bandcamp)
Show Me More – Girl Ray (from ‘Girl’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Highway Again – Remington Super 60 (digital single. Bandcamp)
Emma’s House – Red Sleeping Beauty (from ‘Tonight’ EP. Bandcamp)
Kelvinhall – U.S. Highball (from ‘Great Record’ LP. Bandcamp)
My Resistance – Armstrong (from ‘Under Blue Skies‘ LP)
Major Sunday (David Scott) – Darren Hayman (from ’12 Astronauts’ LP. Bandcamp)
Fixtures and Fittings – David Woodcock (from ‘Normal Life’ LP. pre-order)
Visions At The Stars – Spinning Coin (from 7″ single. YouTube)

I blame anyone but me

Partial playlist on The Spotify

Full playlist on The Mixcloud

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Screaming in the fields

A Raven – The Diamond Family Archive (from ‘Would I Were A Swift (Or A Skylark Be)’ LP. Bandcamp)
Shadows In The Water – sproatly smith (from ‘Thomas Traherne’ LP. Bandcamp)
Hymn Fifth – Alula Down (from ‘Homespun’ LP. Bandcamp)
God’s Food – trappist afterland (from ‘Insects In Amber’ LP. Bandcamp)
Wanderer – Sharron Kraus (from ‘Chanctonbury Rings‘ LP)
Sweet Lemany – Burd Ellen (from ‘Silver Came’ LP. Bandcamp)
Terminal Paradise – Big Thief (from ‘U.F.O.F.’ LP)
Maeve (JFDR Rework) – Penelope Trappes (from ‘Penelope Redeux’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Owl Service – Pram (from ‘The Museum Of Imaginary Animals’ LP. Bandcamp)
Tea Rooms – Gazelle Twin (from ‘Pastoral’ LP. Bandcamp)
She Moves Through the Fair – Fairport Convention (from ‘What We Did on Our Holidays’ LP)
Great Houdini – Meic Stevens (from ‘Outlander’ LP)
Billy Don’t You Weep for Me – Nic Jones (from ‘An Introduction to Nic Jones‘ LP)
I’ve Loved Her For So Long – Unicorn (on ‘Strangers In The Room‘ compilation)
Evening – Nick Garrie (from ‘The Nightmare Of J​.​B. Stanislas’ LP. Bandcamp)
Underwater – Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures (from ‘Tequila Island’ LP. Bandcamp)
Noon Rendezvous – Prince (from ‘Originals’ LP)
He Sails Tonight – Ian Broudie (from ‘Tales Told‘ LP)
In Walks a Ghost – The Montgolfier Brothers (from ‘Seventeen Stars‘ LP)
Violins – Lloyd Cole (from ‘Guesswork‘ LP)

Animals, darkness and trees

Partial playlist on The Spotify

Full playlist on The Mixcloud

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It was on the 12th of June

Contact – Big Thief (from ‘U.F.O.F.’ LP)
You Let My Tyres Down – Tropical Fuck Storm (from ‘A Laughing Death In Meatspace’ LP. Bandcamp)
Midnight Mist – Witch Hazel (from ‘Otherwordly’ LP. Bandcamp)
Vacation – Sebadoh (from ‘Act Surprised’ LP. Bandcamp)
D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E – Clinic (from ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’ LP. Bandcamp)
How Far – Sacred Paws (from ‘Run Around The Sun‘ LP)
Don’t Cry For Me, California – Red Sleeping Beauty (from ‘Stockholm’ LP. Bandcamp)
Sun Memory II feat. Rose Berlin – epic45 (from ‘Sun Memory’ EP. Bandcamp)
Haiku – Katherine Johnson – Pam Berry (from ‘One Small Step For Global Pop’ LP. Bandcamp)
Chronostasis – Deerful (from ‘One Small Step For Global Pop’ LP. Bandcamp)
Qui A Su – Gillian Hills (YouTube)
In Your Life – Adam Faith (from ‘Three Day Week: When the Lights Went Out 1972-1975‘ LP)
Within a Dream – trappist afterland (from ‘Insects In Amber’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Dukes of Stratosphear – Ralegh Long (digital single. Bandcamp)
The Postcard – Stephen Duffy (from ‘I Love My Friends‘ LP)
The Dystopian Days of Yore – Monnone Alone (from ‘Summer Of The Mosquito’ LP. Bandcamp)
What Was That Sound? – Theatre Royal (from ‘Singles 2010-2018’ LP. Bandcamp)
Light Bending – The Claim (from ‘The New Industrial Ballads’ LP. Bandcamp)
Waylon Jennings Live! – The Mountain Goats (from ‘In League With Dragons‘ LP)
Technicolor Summer Sunshine – Paul Den Heyer (from ‘Everything So Far’ LP. Bandcamp)
There Goes My Miracle – Bruce Springsteen (from ‘Western Stars‘ LP)
Devil May Care – Son Volt (from ‘Union‘ LP)
After the Sunrise – The Grip Weeds (from ‘Trip Around The Sun‘ LP)
Heavenly Day – Peter Perrett (from ‘Humanworld’ LP)
If That’s Alright – Uncle Tupelo (from ‘Still Feel Gone’ LP)

I felt like a teenager out on a date

Partial playlist on The Spotify

Full playlist on The Mixcloud

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It never hurts to give thanks to the navigator

May 9th – Will Burns & Hannah Peel (from ‘Chalk Hill Blue’ LP)
Brambles of Dourlens – Bess of Bedlam (from ‘Folly Tales‘ LP)
Conditions – Rozi Plain (from ‘What A Boost‘ LP)
Wordlessly – Rose Elinor Dougall (from ‘A New Illusion‘ LP)
Aerosol – Patience (from ‘Dizzy Spells’ LP. Bandcamp)
Progress – The Shining Levels (from ‘The Gallows Pole‘ LP)
Ray C – Sweet Whirl (from ‘Love Songs and Poetry‘ EP)
Opus 18 – Vic Godard (from ‘Mum’s Revenge’ LP. Bandcamp)
Am I Losing You – Memory Fade (from ‘She Loves The Birds’ EP. Bandcamp)
In the Capital – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (7″ single. Bandcamp)
I Wanna – Mammoth Penguins (from ‘There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win’ LP. Bandcamp)
Mini Was a Preteen Arsonist – Martha (from ‘Love Keeps Kicking’ LP. Bandcamp)
Younger – The Mountain Goats (from ‘In League With Dragons‘ LP)
The Bluebell Wood – The Wild Swans (from ‘The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years’ LP. Bandcamp)
Hello Sunshine – Bruce Springsteen (from ‘Western Stars‘ LP)
Live Till You Die – Emitt Rhodes (from ‘Emitt Rhodes’ LP. YouTube)
Live – The Bangles (from ‘All Over The Place’ LP. YouTube)
The Conversation – Sacred Paws (from ‘Run Around The Sun‘ LP)
Red Sleeping Beauty – Red Sleeping Beauty (from ‘Stockholm‘ LP)
Ping Pong – Stereolab (from ‘Mars Audiac Quintet‘ LP)
Pinch Disco – El Valerie (from ‘Electro Pampas’ LP. Bandcamp)
Weight of the Planets – Aldous Harding (from ‘Designer‘ LP)

All my kingdom for a moment more


partial playlist on The Spotify

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can you drive me to the shore?

Water Water – Emily Fairlight (from ‘Mother of Gloom’ LP. Bandcamp)
Music Speaks (DJ Version) – David Chesworth (from ‘Layer on Layer’ LP)
Under The Hangar (Radio Edit) – Honey 2 Honey (from ‘A Taste Of’ EP)
So Much Better – Carla dal Forno (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
Anymore – Vetchinsky Settings (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
Spring Dawn On Mad Mile – Will Burns & Hannah Peel (from ‘Chalk Hill Blue’ LP)
The Colour Of Spring – Mark Hollis (from ‘Mark Hollis’ LP)
Want You – Tight Knit (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
The Girls Are Chewing Gum – Patience (from ‘Dizzy Spells’ LP. Bandcamp)
I’m Gonna Tell It – Robert Forster (from ‘Inferno‘ LP)
Pen Name – The Stroppies (from ‘Woosh!’ LP. Bandcamp)
Step By Step – Jasmine Minks (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
All About Hope – The Claim (from ‘Boomy Tella’ LP reissue. Bandcamp)
These Are Dangerous Times – Dragon Welding (from ‘Dragon Welding’ LP. Bandcamp)
I Want Your Dreams – Peter Perrett (from ‘Humanworld’ LP. Pre-order)
The Suburbs Are Killing Us – My Favorite (from ‘The Happiest Days Of Our Lives’ digital reissue LP. Bandcamp)
Closure – Mammoth Penguins (from ‘There’s no fight we can’t both win’ LP. Bandcamp)
Visions – Strand of Oaks (from ‘Eraserland‘ LP)
Hope (I Wish You’d Believe Me) – Wah! (the long version)
Doors of Your Heart – The Beat (R.I.P. Ranking Roger)

all the sadness and regret just left me

Partial playlist on Spotify