I haven’t heard anything from Julian Cope in a long time. I miss his psychotic babblings about mother earth, Stonehenge and the little people living under the ground. The Durds are not exactly a perfect substitute, but they do mine the same, very odd, ground.
The Durds have a new record out this week on Banazan Records. The record is a called Cucumber Mosaic Virus Rampages Through My Field. The title track rambles along at a slow folky pace and mostly concerns itself with a banana subspecies called plantains (which btw are great, there’s a Cuban grocery store with a deli in the back on Devon that serves up especially juicy fired plantains and rice). While “Sultry Summer Nights” has an electronic beat and appears to be exactly what the title suggests (making it almost the weirder of the two tracks).
Order the record here.
(Editor’s note: I woke up this morning intending to post this piece about The Black Hollies but Some Velvet Blog Beat me to the punch. Still loving the track though, so I thought I’d just add it on to the bottom of this post instead or relegating it to the stack of throwaway posts.)
You’ve probably heard your fair share of 60′s influenced garage rock here on Songs:Illinois. We’ve kicked it old style from the beginning of the site with the likes of The Original Sins to The Fleshtones. Here’s a new one for me – The Black Hollies. I could be wrong; maybe it’s late/lack of sleep/delirium caused by too much computer time but I’m bopping my head and tapping my feet to this little nugget.
You can pre-order this Feb. 12 release called Casting Shadows from Ernest Jennings Record Co. here now.