This is it guys! This is Viewing Gum Listening Post Number Twenty One, or VGLP21 for short. Bit of a bumper crop we have for you today, with 14 tracks and clocking in at just over an hour, but it is richly stuffed. Indie rock from China, post-punk from Sweden, and minimalist moodiness from the very depths of space – for real! Newcomers, returning old favourites, and seemingly an obsession with hands, as they feature prominently on at least three album covers (plus one track has ‘fingers’ in the title, so clearly the theme for this edition). I’ve even been really clever and put Loudon Wainwright III’s song about finding a parking space, ‘Spaced’, with Jamie xx’s ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ which prominently features a sample from the TV show ‘Spaced’. And you probably thought no thought went into compiling these playlists.
Enough jibber-jabber, click here for sonic stupendousness or stream this mother below!
- Porter Robinson (featuring Urban Cone) – Lionhearted
- Basement Jaxx – What’s The News
- Interpol – All The Rage Back Home
- The New Pornographers – War on the East Coast
- Death From Above 1979 – Right On, Frankenstein!
- INVSN – Down In The Shadows
- Ebsen and the Witch – Dig Your Fingers In
- The Dø – Keep Your Lips Sealed
- Jenny Lewis – Just One Of The Guys
- Loudon Wainwright III – Spaced
- Carsick Cars – She Will Wait
- Spoon – Outlier
- Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving
- Spiritualized – Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)