Friday Random Five (#18)
Yes, it's the return of the Random Five-- back from the dead like Fascism, but with better music. All new stuff this time around, too, including music from a couple of upcoming Matador releases, a live and covered classic, a Doug Martsch-fronted Boise side project, and something else that's uncategorizable.
1- From the first of the Matador releases, The Oblierati, the second installment since the reformation of the legendary Mission of Burma, drops on May 23rd. "2wice" (MP3) is from it.
2- The other upcoming Matador album comes from Alabama's Brightblack, who are apparently now known as Brightblack Morning Light. Conicidentally enough, the album's called the same thing, and is out June 20th. "Everybody Daylight" (MP3) is kind of spooky.
3- A live one here: Jill Sobule and Billy Bragg join forces here for a rendition of David Bowie's "All the Young Dudes" (MP3), recorded in London town, 2004.
4- In addition to recording and releasing a new album with Built to Spill and requiring surgery on an eye he injured playing pick-up basketball, Doug Martsch has also recently joined forces with some slightly lower profile Boise musicians to form the studio act Boise Cover Band. Martsch recorded the 7-track EP Unoriginal Artists with fellow Boiseans Ned Evett, John Mullin, and Ian Waters. Included are covers of David Bowie and Captain Beefheart, among others. Martsch plans to sell the EP at shows on Built to Spill's upcoming tour. "Strange" (MP3) is a Delusions song.
5- Finally, something uncategorizable. Danielson's Ships is due out May 9th on Secretly Canadian records. "Did I Step On Your Trumpet?" (MP3) is all-together weird, wild, and zany, not that that's a surprise.
enjoy. rinse. repeat.