Just For Kicks – MusicMule’s Weekend Tracks, April 3rd.


Apologies for the lateness of the post but I’m in the French alps with limited Internet access.

I’m going to throw in two Saturday tracks this week as a way of making up to you faithful MM readers.

There are some great new tracks from Delphic, Asobi Seksu, Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Leisure Society.

Here goes:

Friday (just pretend ok!)

mp3: Delphic – This Momentary (Monitor Mix)

This Mancunian lot Delphic are tipped for the top and from the sound of this little gem of an 80s tinged electro tune they could do just that. Reports are that they aren’t bad live either which pleases me greatly.

For Fans Of: Hot Chip, New Order, Neon Neon.

Saturday x 2

mp3: Asobi Seksu – Familiar Light

Asobi Seksu = another awesome Brooklyn band = yawn. But these guys aren’t just a flash in the pan, they’ve been around a while but are only just starting to cause a fuss on a big scale. Familiar Light is taken from their new album ‘Hush’, it’s truly epic featuring their custom soaring guitars and Japanese front lady Yuki Chikudate’s vocals are particularly affecting. Love it.

For Fans Of: Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Explosions In The Sky.

Buy: Hush   CD /   mp3

mp3: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

Cymbals Eat Guitars are from New York too! But wait they’re from Staten Island so at least that’s mixing it up a little! Very excited about these guys as are a lot of bloggers from the sounds of things. A four-piece that play quality indie rock n roll songs, sometimes a little abrasive like Modest Mouse but that’s hardly a negative. The emotive vocals of the interstingly named Joseph Ferocious and the beautiful jangly guitars, timely keys and elaborate percussion of his band mates make for powerful stuff that sounds like it will age well with time. Let’s hope so.

For Fans Of: Modest Mouse, Pavement, Sonic Youth.

Buy: Why There Are Mountains   CDiTunes


mp3: The Leisure Society – Last Of The Melting Snow

London based folk band The Leisure Society have just released their debut album The Sleeper (a rough trade album of the week) through Wilkommen records. They’re being dubbed as England’s answer to Fleet Foxes. A tough billing to live up to but you can see why they’re being talked up so much when you listen to the gorgeous mixture of new and old folk styles that is ‘Last Of The Melting Snow’. The song fits in nicely withn my current surroundings too which is always special.

For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens.

Worth noting: The Leisure Society are part of the highly talented Wilkommen Collective that also features members from The Miserable Rich, Shoreline, Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Leisure Society, Atlas Crease, MoonshineMoonshine, Laish Quartet. They’re carving out quite a folk scene around London and the South these days.

buy: The Sleeper

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