“Never Held a Baby” is the new collaborative track from The Album Leaf and Peter Broderick. (via Listen: The Album Leaf and Peter Broderick – “Never Held a Baby” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)
Slept on. Toooootally slept on. The self-titled album was released in 2010, a left-field Stones Throw joint. Anika (Henderson) style of singing might be described as a (more) woozy, (more) careless Nico. The foundation of the album is supported by Geoff Barrow (of Portishead)’s dirty, dubby post-punk production.
Two originals, six covers, and one dub on the LP. Yoko Ono’s “Yang Yang” video posted above, but the record also includes Anika’s take on “Masters of War”, “End of the World”, and (my personal favorite) the Kinda Kinks b-side “I Go to Sleep”.
Just saw this at the Art Institute of Chicago, reminded me that Daydream Nation is reissued & available now for only $24.98, 2LP w/ download!
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Pretty much everyone’s introduction to this record:
Egon’s meticulous, not so much that his interest becomes academic, but enough to where you know there’s something important in the 32 page booklet that adds context to what’s happening on this record. Which is something strange for sure. You can hear something under the raw, wasted, brooding proto-grunge. Tinted psychedelia where the evil cannot be seen, but if you get close enough to the glass, you can tell something’s wrong. One cannot go without recognizing the homogeny of this album to that of Alexander Spence’s Oar. Veeeery similar in spirit…
This doesn’t belong in your collection near your numero compilations, rare drum breaks, flea market psych, or somewhere easily accessible for that matter. There’s nothing it belongs near. So you might as well just hide it in a crate, you’ll find it every once and a while and put it on, fall into a temporary existential crisis, hide it again, and return to your normal boring life.
Necessary / Essential / just get it.
LPs are limited to 1000 copies. So that mean’s there are 1009 copies of this record out there including originals… unreleased demos included.