DRKLNG is about pushing forward the Zebra Katz brand, sticking to minimal beats and boasting a headline-making guest performance (of which more later). Tearing through twelve tracks in twenty-nine minutes works wonders for him though: it’s just enough room for him to start fleshing out Zebra Katz without having to sacrifice the intensity of his performance.
I’ve reviewed the great new mixtape from Zebra Katz (he of Ima Read fame) over on my music blog: I’ve also included a stream of it as well, because I’m just nice like that.
The Pastels release their seventh album Slow Summits on May 28 via Domino. Along with the Glasgow indie pop groupâs core duo of Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, Slow Summits includes contributions from Norman Blake, Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub, and members of To Rococo Rot. John McEntire of Tortoise and the Sea and Cake co-produced.
Want something nice and relaxing to listen to before bed tonight? Try this. Really beautiful, lush return from the classic Glasgow indie band.
I could listen to the last half of this song on repeat pretty much infinitely. Life Without Buildings were a Glasgow band that were together between 1999 and 2002 and, maddeningly, only released one studio album.
Yes yes yes. Only one album, but holy hell what an album. Please listen iif you’ve never heard them before!
Of the two big electronic albums out this May […] one of them is a colossal turkey whose ratio of extravagant budgets and hype compared to listenable music is so out of kilter it seems destined (once the cheques for advertising have cleared and the public backlash has become impossble to ignore) to become this century’s own Be Here Now. Endless Window is not here to tell you about that record though. Endless Window is here to tell you about the effortlessly superior After Dark 2.
The superb new Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire, Mirage et al) compilation, reviewed on Endless Window.