Source Tags and Mixtapes
This week is pretty heavy on punk rock in its various guises. OFF! open this one up with a 46 second stormer from their new self-titled LP (well, I say LP; the thing's 16 minutes long), and I spin the eponymous 7" by "Birmingham DIY punks" Human Hands. As it turns out, that description isn't so all-encompassing. Cloud Nothings also muddy the punky waters with their delightfully noisy take on indie rock.
Then, things get a little dreamier with this week's recommended record: the 2012 remaster of My Bloody Valentine's 1991 opus "Loveless" - the two tracks here are remastered from the original 1/2" tapes, which definitely gives them more of a warm, earthly feel. Sleeping Peonies put a darker twist on the shoegaze blueprint with a track from the new, free EP "s l o w l y d i s a p p e a r i n g".
Elsewhere, there's a highlight from the new PS I Love You album "Death Dreams", which has finally dropped in the US. If you were paying attention to the Source Tags & Mixtapes Facebook page on the 18th, you'll have seen the link to download the album for free. Didn't catch it? Too bad, you'll have to pick up the LP now.17:00 - 18:00