The One Quart Magazine Playlist is a weekly selection of music picked by various One Quart contributors. It’s our take on what’s spinning on the office stereo. This week features new selections by Ryan Adams, XX, Future Islands, Sampha whilst amongst the old cuts find Beyoncé, The Fire Engines, Paul Simon and many more.
Ryan Adams cover of Radiohead‘s ‘Karma Police’. Fiacha Harrington
Future Islands is/are back with a new single ‘Ran’. Ville Kilpeläinen
Members of Midlake, Grandaddy, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand and Travis have formed a new supergroup called BNQT (short for Banquet). Expect a full album in April. Midlake members Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler form the core whilst joining them as vocalists are: Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and Travis’ Fran Healy. Fiacha Harrington.
Their new album sounds incredible on vinyl, looking forward hearing them again in Suvilahti. Jaakko Mattila.
Selected by Fiacha Harrington
Gabriella Cohen’s forthcoming debut album on Captured Tracks Full Closure and No Details has crossed my radar mainly down to the excellence of ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’. This is effortlessly cool and brings the required guitar onslaught – almost a tribute to the Velvet Underground , and yeah that’s alright with me. This is sublime. Nick Triani
Father John Misty has now shared another new track from his forthcoming album Pure Comedy. The song ‘Two Wildly Different Perspective’ comes with a provocative video by Matthew Daniel SIskin, featuring footage of children from around the world juxtaposed with images of guns. Posting the video, FJM wrote, “More kids are going to die now thanks to the unbelievably selfish immigration policy of places like Saudi Arabia and the USA.” Fiacha Harrington
One of the stand out tracks from Sampha’s new album Process. Ville Kilpeläinen
Depeche Mode are back with this first track from their forthcoming album Spirit. Fiacha Harrington.
Also new on Captured Tracks, Molly Burch has a sound akin to a rawer Neko Case, but an understated approach (supplied by the sneaking chorus) and a lovely expressive vocal makes this worth yours and my time. Nick Triani
New track ‘T- Shirt’ from the Atlanta trio Migos comes from their new album called Culture. The video looks like it could have been shot in Lapland. If you like this then check out the hit ‘Bad and Boujee’. Fiacha Harrington.
Pallbearer can’t be best described as alternative doom metal. This new track ‘Thorns’ is from their forthcoming album Heartless. Fiacha Harrington.
The great Captain was still delivering the weirdness late into his career. This could be as close to a hit as CB ever got. Nick Triani.
Selected by Astrid Swan.
I love the trash aesthetics of this, The Fire Engines were fine purveyors of this kind of filth, ‘Get Up And Use Me’ revels in barbaric and unhinged glee. Nick Triani.
Hurray For the Riff Raff cover the Ronnie Spector classic ‘Be My Baby’. Fiacha Harrington
Stephen Malkmus’ solo output doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. Not too many songs about Yul Brynner out there either. It’s amazing to think this is over 15yrs old. Nick Triani.
This always takes me back to many places. Jaakko Mattila.
I love the room sound of this early Fall. A favourite of John Peel, I remember this getting a lot of airtime when I first started listening to his radio show. Marvelous. Nick Triani.
You must have heard the news! The Queen is expecting babies! This is my favorite song from her album Lemonade. Astrid Swan.
Mother Goose are probably the most underrated band to emerge from the Finnish underground. Period. You will not have heard of them and googling them will probably not give you the results you want. Yet, they have released a series of often wonderful and sometimes amazing records on tiny labels from here and elsewhere (Check out Autumn Masochism and Anna Lumena, released in 2003 and 2009 respectively on Verdura Records)
They will have a new record out soon. They will also perform in Helsinki at Lepakkomies on the 23rd of March. Joel Kupiainen
I’m almost through with reading Robert Forster‘s excellent bio on Grant McLennan, Grant and I. The book not only focusses on The Go-Betweens dynamic duo’s personal friendship, but gives a fascinating overview of a band that should have been massive (they had the songs) but somehow managed to court disaster throughout their career. Forster notes that he went through a heavy Prince phase in the mid-1980’s and the ‘Head Full Of Steam’ video is a homage to the purple one’s ‘Kiss’ video. If you look closely enough, yes that is Grant in full drag. Nick Triani.
This week’s playlist was put together by: Astrid Swan, Nick Triani, Ville Kilpeläinen, Fiacha Harrington, Joel Kupiainen and Jaakko Mattila.
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