Saturday, May 14, 2011


MP3: Martin Newell - Sun Comes to the Wood

So glad for the recent cottoning-on to Martin Newell and his Cleaners from Venus; love for his brittle, psych pop beauty from contemporary favs like Big Troubles as well as Taylor Richardson (of Infinity Window) and Gary War's Fixed Identity imprint is cementing his status as predecessor to much recent lo-fi and hauntological-leaning balladry. This solo jam is far from the soft focused sentiments of "Mercury Girl"; ghostly and preferring a more nervous, street edge with almost "Whip It"-like inflections atop anxiously energetic shredding and an ultra-subtle and disqueiting analogue synth humming below. Songs for a Fallow Land is nearly sold out, get your copy before it's too late

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