We saw some raving reviews lately about a 62 year old who made a new record. And as you might know by now… when old people release music, we at Sounds from the Dark Side eventually also folk to the sidelines for our own critical appraisal. Continue reading
High summer is upon us so let’s change the dark side for the light side with Khruangbin’s third. Oh, while we’re at it, take off those trousers, put on some shorts and look for a place in the sun. Done? Now, soak this one up.
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Twice I forgot about Mogwai’s existence. I first got acquainted with the band after picking them up during a BBC Peel Session. At the time Come on Die Young (1999) and Rock Action (2001) were not to miss albums. Yet shortly after that, they disappeared from my radar for unknown reasons but reappeared a decade later with Hardcore will never die, but you will (2011). Luckily I was still there to enjoy the instrumental contents of ‘Hardcore’ that in the end never nested on my playlists. Again I had no good reason for this to happen, but it did somehow. Musically Mogwai always was worthwhile to listen to. So a few weeks ago the grey, black and pink cover of their new release, Rave Tapes, caught my eye and made me, shamefully, think about Mogwai again. Let’s say three time’s a charm, all right.