On the fifth day of Christmas, 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. AN EXCLUSIVE PLAYLIST AND WIN A T-SHIRT!
The tracks of my year by Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick has put together his favourite tracks from 2104 – a fantastic selection but as Patrick says “I’ve missed loads here – Tuneyards (which took time but I did end up liking), Warpaint (didn’t it come out last year?), Robert Plant’s record, Prince, Swans, Gazelle Twin, etc etc. Looking at the end of year lists there is so much to explore. Send me your lists!”
10/ Scott walker & Sunn o))) : Brando
From the album Soused. A good bash over the head. Cleansing, like turpentine. Oil spill black.
9/ Alvvays : Archie, Marry Me
Hair-grip pop from Canada. Sarah records, sunshine, fey girls hiding behind fringes. Smudged pastel pink.
8/ Beck : Morning
Loved this record – beautifully recorded. Palest sky blue.
7/ Future Islands : Seasons (Waiting on you)
That Letterman performance, reclaiming passion for the older man. Cringeworthy? Not really, just heartfelt it seemed to me. Fantastic pop song too. A lush Springsteen red.
6/ Jack Adaptor : Number One Record
Indie pop swings by. Reminds me of happy summers in 1987. A faded brick red with grass stains.
5/ Laetitia Sadier : Release from the Centre of Your Heart
Sultry and knowing, which is sexy. The sound of swaying politics and jazz. Indigo stripes.
4/ Ghostpoet : Dialtones
Ghostly indeed. Haunting tune, great acoustic version online too that’s worth seeking out. Really like his drawled delivery. Rainy greys speckled with streetlamp orange.
3/ Fingersnap : Blackbirds
McAlmont and Davies get it very right with this touching ballad. Not black, this is shimmering turquoise.
2/ Perfume Genius : Grid
For the screeching taunting voices. For the flaunt and courage. Colour me blood, not red, just blood.
1/ Perfume Genius : Queen
My absolute favourite music moment of the year was the first viewing/listening of the video to this song. For the flaunt and courage, the resurrection of T Rex as synth laden gender terrorist. Gold fucking lamé indeed.
WIN A LIVING WORK OF ART T-SHIRT!
Released to celebrate Kitchens of Distinction’s Record Store Day 2014 release, Extravagance, we have 2 of these limited edition t-shirts to give away.
We’ll pick a winner from all you sharers and tweeters…
EXPLORE THE WORLD OF KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION!
“A literate, passionate comeback worth waiting for.” CLASSIC POP – 4/5
“Euphoric and uncompromising, Folly is up there with KOD’s best work.” Q MAGAZINE – 4/5
“KOD’s first album in 19 years reassembles the heady blend of poetics and lush textures that made them, secretly, one of the best British bands of the early ’90s” UNCUT – 7/10
“History rarely gets to be rewritten, but it seems that Kitchens Of Distinction may at least succeed in adding a new chapter to their tale.” THE QUIETUS
“a genuine stunner; the strongest, most breathtaking album I’ve heard all year. A noisy, beautiful masterpiece.” POP MATTERS – 9/10
“if you were to tie Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler of Interpol to chairs and force them to confess they would certainly be quick to admit to have found a good portion of their tracks by listening to Kitchens of Distinction” MUZIK EXPRESS
“Folly rivals 1991’s Strange Free World as their best – dazzling waves of multilayered/colored sounds… can we hope for more albums like this masterpiece?” THE BIG TAKEOVER
“I can listen to a British Sea Power record and think: ‘You know what? Kitchens Of Distinction were ahead of their time.’” STEVE LAMACQ, BBC RADIO 2013
1. Oak Tree
4. Photographing Rain
5. Japan To Jupiter
6. Wolves / Crows
7. No Longer Elastic
8. I Wish It Would Snow
9. Tiny Moments, Tiny Omens
10. The Most Beautiful Day
“’Extravagance’ is a career defining mission statement” [SIC] MAGAZINE – 8/10
A1: Extravagance (Album Version)
A2: I Wish It Would Snow (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio)*
B1. Extravagance (Demo/Original Lyric Version) *
B2. Drive That Fast (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio) *
* previously unreleased
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