Singles of the Week
Slim pickings this week, which makes the chosen Single of the Week shine all the more brightly. And so without further ado....
Dan Sartain (feat Jane Wiedlin)
Erstwhile Go-Go Jane Wieldin adds her voice to this raucous Ramones styler rocker from Birmingham, AL native and TMF fave, Dan Sartain. 1’21’ of pure punk rock power that will have pogoing around the house. What more could you possibly want?
The problem for Dear Reader is that there's a lot of it about - 'it' being smart, well-read pop that's probably less kooky than it thinks it is. Heck, we cover most of it here at TMF. And lap it up, mostly. 'Monkey' has all the constituent parts, to the point of being over-produced and over-busy, but fails to engage - which is surely a failing.
MONKEY (Go Home Now) by cityslang
With just one week to go before the release of their self-titled debut album, 'Default' is the last chance to get on the Django Django bandwagon before everyone else tells you to. And you'll want to. The trio have crafted another three minutes of unique beats formed around a seemingly loose, but ultimately cohesive, structure that is undeniably thrilling.
If ever a track was destined to be heard loud on the dancefloor, it's Redlight Music's latest effort 'Get Out My Head'. Distinctly retro with a heavy house vibe, it's boosted by the guest vocal from Nicole Jackson and is destined to appeal both to the people who look back fondly on the 90s rave scene as well as the youth of today who can't get enough of Chase And Status et al. At just under three minutes, it's short but hits hard and stays.
Still doing their thing, incredibly enough. Tight, predatory post-industrial rock hampered only by a chorus that barely qualifies as such. Overall consensus is: better a world with Therapy? than without.
Single of the Week
Lana Del Rey
Just how do you follow up one of the finest singles of recent years? By basically doing the same again if you're Lana Del Rey and, for once, that's no bad thing. 'Born To Die', the title track from her upcoming debut album of the same name (out January 30th), is sumptuously seductive and darkly compelling and while not as flawless as 'Video Games', it's miles ahead of the competition. We can't wait to see what LDR has in store for us on the album.