The 54th edition of This Week On DiS as a playlist, featuring Animal Collective, John Cooper Clarke, The White Stripes, These New Puritans, Yeasayer, Boredoms, Deerhunter and a few more for good measure!
1. Animal Collective - 'Peacebone'
Should we allow artists their wilful indulgences, asks Brad Barrett in reviewing Animal Collective's film-music-type-project, ODDSAC. If you call it ODDSAC I think we'll let you have it. You are Animal Collective afterall. Still, I'm not sure how much more of this sort of thing we can tolerate...
2. These New Puritans - 'We Want War'
Horribly and cruelly looked over for this weeks Mercury Prize, I'm sure you'll agree. Still, our Essex lads don't need that kind of recognition, although they may eventually get it. Somewhere. Some time. Anyway, aside from that, Salem had a go at remixing their newest single from Hidden, 'Hologram'. Read all about it here.
3. Yeasayer - '2080'
We sent (OK, they wanted to go) Wendy Roby and Andrzej Lukowski to this year's Latitude festival over in deepest darkest Suffolk. Yeasayer were one of Roby's particular highlights. She does love them muchly. '2080' is still the best track they've ever written, though. Stickability.
4. Light Pollution - 'Fever Dreams'
These lot got a slightly mixed review from Simon Jay Catling. Read it here. You can kind of here why in 'Fever Dreams', there's something there, but it's not quite substantial enough, a bit throwaway. Ah well!
5. The Walkmen - 'Canadian Girl'
Just because we didn't want to put 'The Rat' on the playlist. Oh, and because they announced their plans to release a new album later in the year. Yeah, that too.
6. The White Stripes - 'Now Mary'
It's not every day you play at The White House. But Jack White had a bloody good go, really. It was a tribute concert for Saint Paul McCartney and White chose to play 'Mother Nature's Son' for the assorted masses. Watch the performance of that particular song here.
7. Boredoms - 'Tomato Synthesizer'
This is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. I'm not sure whether or not I'd like to have been very close to it all. Would have been a righteous racket. And perhaps slightly painful. Anyway, you can watch the trailer for Boa Drum 77 here.
8. Deerhunter - 'Agoraphobia'
Deerhunter will release Halcyon Digest later in the year. They're kind of on a grassroots tip with this record, asking their fans to stick up flyers and posters advertising it wherever they can, in return for some of the tracks from the release. First one went up this week, as did the details about the release date, the cover art and tracklisting.
9. Adam Green - 'Emily'
Have a look at our snaps of a fairly sweaty Adam Green performing at Liverpool Academy here.
10. Max Richter - 'Journey 4'
It's always a pleasure and never anything close to a chore to read Chris Power's armchair dancefloor column. This week featured Max Richter's Infra, which Chris described in glowing terms. Read the whole thing here.
11. Solomun - 'After Rain Comes Sun'
The Mix that featured with armchair dancefloor was from Solomun, so it makes perfect sense that we'd stick something by Solomun in this week's playlist. After rain comes sun, and indeed it did this week, specifically yesterday. More here.
12. Os Mutantes - 'Trem Fantasma'
Russel Slater went along to the Royal Festival Hall to catch Os Mutantes. Here's what he reckoned to it all. Lovely stuff.
13. The Roots - 'Dear God 2.0'
Yes, this was originally done by Monsters of Folk but this version's pretty cool, too. As is the rest of the album, How I Got Over which, by many accounts, including ours, is one of The Roots's best. Which is going quite some way. Read the full review here.
14. John Cooper Clarke - 'Kung Fu International'
The first time I heard this track was when I was about 14. I'm not sure I got it. I'm somewhat closer to "getting it" now, being 10 or so years older and about 50 wiser. He popped his massively-haired-northern head up at Latitude this year. Click here to read what Andrzej Lukowski thought of it all in our Latitude review.