Music Monday: July Week 2


Welcome back to Music Monday, our weekly summary of the music we’ve been listening to over the past week, for some the hot weather has clearly had an effect on our choices with music from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Kool and The Gang, Darling Farah and Jay-Z.

Cass McCombs – The Living World

“After seeing online this week that photographer Patrick O’Dell has created the video for Cass McCombs’ new track ‘Morning Star’ I was tempted to go back and listen to some of his older albums. It seems perfect timing for this week’s weather and ‘The Living World’ is one of the many songs that provides the perfect soundtrack to sit back and chill.” – Chris

Black Sabbath – The Wizard

“Black Sabbath always comes on at some point during the week and I’ve been listening to their first album quite a bit recently. It sounds so fresh even today.” – Chris

Death Cab For Cutie – Tiny Vessels

“It’s finally hot and I always like to celebrate the warm weather with my go-to summer band, Death Cab For Cutie. It may be a bit emotional for a period when most people are listening to dance music and getting drunk in parks but this reminds me of chilling with my home-town friends.” – Thom

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Moon

“On the other end of the spectrum, I have been spending a lot time this week enjoying Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. I’ve been aware of Alva Noto for some time but this week was the first time I have heard his stuff with Sakamoto. The best description of this song is a comment left on YouTube: “I think? I finally understand what is meant by “music is the space between the notes”.” Do yourself a favour, only listen to this with very good speakers/headphones.” – Thom

Kool And The Gang – Summer Madness

“With the weather we’re experiencing in the UK at the moment I doubt anyone can argue that this selection is anything but appropriate. You may recognise this one from the Fresh Prince- Summertime sample.” – Luke

Ordinary People – I’m Missing

“Drawing for my first garage selection since we’ve been doing Music Monday and a bit late if you ask me! This one was released on Social Circles back in ’98. Classic label, classic tune. Another one that sounds great in the sun too.” – Luke

Jay-Z – Magna Carta … Holy Grail (album)

“Although a little longer than I think this album needed to be, it’s a pretty enjoyable listen. It’s not groundbreaking but is definitely in the higher tier of Jay-z’s back catalogue. I personally enjoyed the Rick Ross appearance.” – Luke

Darling Farah – Younger

“Darling Farah is a real unsung hero in my opinion, so here’s one of his best oldies (not that he’s been around that long OR that he’s anywhere near being old). I don’t even wan’t to know how young he was when he made this track. It’s a great one for the warm evening chill sessions.” – Alex

Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Spank

“This tune speaks for itself. Party animal of a track. Wish I had this on vinyl.” – Alex

Adventures of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)

“One of those tracks that time will never let you forget, and for good reason. What a dope video as well.” – Alex

Luke Pinot

Co-founder of music blog Bass Ache and an active part of Bristol's music scene, Luke manages our mixtape series as well as contributing to other areas of The Daily Street.

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