Welcome again to our weekly round-up of new music
R.E.M. – Mike’s Pop Song (demo)
Taken from the upcoming Automatic For The People 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, out November 10th. The deluxe edition includes the original album remastered, a disc of demos, and a rare Automatic-era live set. Recommended.
Pugwash – The Perfect Summer
Thomas Walsh, main man of Pugwash, is in love with pop music, and that love informs everything he commits to tape. One of Ireland’s premier recording artists, Thomas’ new album Silverlake will be with us on November 24th, and can be pre-ordered here.
Bjork – the gate
Foregoing the use of capital letters on this release, it’s the first single from Bjork’s upcoming album, due in November which she has described as a record about being in love. Aw, that’s nice. This is Ms. Gudmundsdottir at her most elegiac
The Lemon Twigs – Why Didn’t You Say That
Their haircuts haven’t improved much, but their way with a tune is undimmed. Lead track from the Brothers Of Destruction E.P., out next Friday
New Album Of The Week
Prophets Of Rage – Prophets Of Rage
Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine and Cypress Hill collide on this furious album of protest music. why, even with a child in The White House, is it left to the old guys to write the topical songs? Regardless, this album is a must for fans of music that means something
Reissue Of The Week
Prince – 4Ever
Yup, we know this was released last year, but Warners have just issued it as a 4LP set. 40 songs over 8 sides of vinyl, and it gives us another chance to highlight last year’s ‘Moonbeam Levels’