What do we love? THINGS! When do we want them? THIS WEEK!
Right you are.
Loyle Carner – Ottolenghi
In the words of a random YouTube commenter: “Goosebumps alert”. This track is so laid-back you’ll be setting your recliner to maximum tilt to let the crazy smooth vibes wash over you. Muted synth piano chords lead the way, with Carner’s deep and soothing bars helming the verse and the calming influence of Jordan Rakei on the chorus. Just a simple tune about riding the train. Awesome. Oh, and the video has some really nice dogs in it if that’s your thing. It’s mine.
Super Furry Animals’ Fur
The Welsh alternative band have announced the release of ‘Super Furry Animals at the BBC’. But wait, there’s more. In 2003, the band put out Golden Retriever, the video for which saw Gryff Rhys and co don Yeti outfits. Clippings of this Yeti fur will be pressed into 100 copies of limited edition vinyl. What?! Here’s an artist’s impression. Gross.
Additionally, genuine stage-worn Yeti fur will be embedded into 500 numbered bonus hand stamped envelopes. Yup.
Paul McCartney – Come On To Me Video
Here’s one to get you through Friday and into the weekend. This is Fred. He’s a security guard. Watch him boogie his way through the shopping centre along to Macca’s latest single from ‘Egypt Station’. Everyone should be as happy as Fred. He is my idol now.
Record Store Black Friday Releases
Record Store Day is held in April, however as per the last decade or so, the organisers have put together another list of exclusive releases for Black Friday (and for the first time this year what they’re calling Small Business Saturday, to encourage spending at your local record store).
The list is a long one, and includes the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Blue Oyster Cult, Mamas and Papas, Manchester Orchestra, Rage Against the Machine, Outkast, Taylor Swift and even that cover of Toto’s Africa by Weezer, obviously. Head here for the full collection. Get ready to start your Christmas list.
That is all.