Thursday, May 18, 2017

Planet Rotations #235: Single Suite 2

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

In this week's edition of Planet Rotations, Sarah handpicked some great singles that have been released in advance of their respective albums. This is part of an ongoing series designed to keep you up-to-date on new releases that should be hitting your ears. All tracks are collected in the Spotify player at the bottom of this post.


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PJ Harvey - A Dog Called Money
from the tour-exclusive, double A-side 7" single A Dog Called Money / I'll Be Waiting - limited to 1000 copies on Island Records

The Charlatans - Plastic Machinery
from Different Days - out May 26th on BMG

Chastity Belt - Different Now
from I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone - out June 2nd on Hardly Art

Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse
from Cigarettes After Sex - out June 9th on Partisan

Alison Moyet - Reassuring Pinches
from Other - out June 16th on Cooking Vinyl

The Drums - Heart Basel
from Abysmal Thoughts - out June 16th on Anti-

Algiers - The Underside of Power
from The Underside of Power - out June 23rd on Matador

Beach House - Chariot
from B-sides and Rarities - out June 30th on Sub Pop

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Anymore
from The Echo of Pleasure - out July 14th on Painbow

Grizzly Bear - Three Rings
first new album in 5 years - from Painted Ruins - out August 18th on RCA

The National - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
from Sleep Well Beast - out September 8th on 4AD

Shout Out Louds - Oh Oh
album title and release date TBD - on Merge


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Planet Rotations #234

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week, Sarah and I each highlighted 6 albums that we played in full. Make sure to tune into the Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 6
Slowdive - s/t
Robyn Hitchcock - s/t
Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Until the Hunter
The Dream Syndicate - The Days of Wine and Roses
Gene Clark - White Light

Sarah's 6
Slowdive - s/t
D.A.R.K. - Science Agrees
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
San Fermin - Belong
Asobi Seksu - Citrus
The Darling Buds - Crawdaddy

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Planet Rotations #233

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week, Sarah and I each highlighted 6 albums that we played in full. Make sure to tune into the Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 6
Future Islands - The Far Field
Buffalo Clover - Test Your Love
Spandau Ballet - Journeys to Glory
The Cranberries - Something Else
Mew - Visuals
Whipping Boy - Heartworm

Sarah's 6
Various Artists - Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle
Cracker & Leftover Salmon - O' Cracker Where Art Thou?
Woods - Love is Love
Tashaki Miyaki - The Dream
Longpigs - The Sun is Often Out
Belly - Star

Listen to our ongoing Spotify Planet Rotations Playlist!

If you're a vinyl enthusiast, check out our feature on the Spin Clean Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine (click image below)

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