La CHANSON DU LUNDI

July 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on La CHANSON DU LUNDI · By

Daniel Johnston // “Come See Me Tonight”   You’ve probably seen the documentary about Daniel Johnston so it’s unnecessary to describe the man so atypical, only American society could have produced him. Torn between his desire to follow God and his artistic ambition, he finally sacrificed his reason and his mental health to become an […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

June 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Dorian Pimpernel / Allombon (2014)   Look no further, this is the album of the year. But don’t get too excited; few will know it and even fewer will buy it because as well as I can tell  – being a vinyl salesman – delicate pop albums are none too popular these days.  In this confusing time, […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

June 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Beleza Tropical // Compiled by David Byrne  (Sire, 1989) At a time when Brazil has everyone’s attention, here is without a doubt the most beautiful compilation of musical pearls coming from the Brazilian pop culture. No need to blather on about this one; just know that it’s indispensable for anyone wishing to live in eternal […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

June 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

 Diva / Original Soundtrack (1981)   Any vinyl enthusiast can tell you how exciting it is to pause in front of a stack of used vinyl, methodically flipping through it to absorb the contents (for better or for worse), and that occasion when you rediscover a long-forgotten favorite melody. I recently found such an ‘old […]

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TONIGHT: Earl Swift reading at New Dominion, 5:30pm FREE

May 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT: Earl Swift reading at New Dominion, 5:30pm FREE · By

Julia Kudravetz provides a rad write-up for a reading happening tonight! Earl Swift is one of that old breed of journalists who writes longform pieces. He’s reading tonight from his book, Autobiography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. (Puns. What are you going to do.) The book traces a ’57 […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

May 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Watter / This World (Temporary Residence, 2014)     Following today’s music scene, in all its density, is no easy task. One great thing about promo CDs is that I can listen to them, newly minted, one after the other while I work on other things, in the hopes of discovering something truly exciting. That […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

May 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Protomartyr / Under Color of Official Right (2014)   It’s Monday.  I’m swamped.  This is a f**cking great album.  What more do you need to know?     Ed. Note: Melody Supreme, located at 115 4th St. SE off the Downtown Mall, is Charlottesville’s best record store. The owner Gwen Berthy has impeccable taste and a curatorial hunger […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

May 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Dashiell Hedayat // Obsolete (1971) In the 90s in Paris, Radio Nova was the most innovative and underground radio station there was.  Techno, jungle and Drum & Bass saturated their air waves, but you could also hear more enigmatic titles like Dashiell Hedayat‘s “Chrysler” (’71) which actually became a ‘Radio Nova hit’. Dashiell Hedayat (who […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

April 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Timber Timbre // Hot Dreams (2014, Arts & Crafts) I won’t kid myself here. You’re not going to like this. Timber Timbre, is a music that’s as timeless as it is weightless, a bit like David Lynch covering the Tindersticks for one of his films. Sweaty, suffering and mysterious like a forbidden pleasure. Happy Monday! […]

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Le(s) DISQUE(s) DU LUNDI

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le(s) DISQUE(s) DU LUNDI · By

Nick Drake / Fruit Tree (the complete recorded works) (Island Records, Hannibal Records)   What could be more appropriate on this drippy day than talking about the Nick Drake trilogy: Five Leaves Left (1969), Bryter Layter (1970) and Pink Moon (1972)? I’m not going to insult your intelligence by explaining the albums’ cult status, or […]

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