So, something I always intended to do when starting this was to put together end of month mixes ala FWBA when that was still up and running. Not everyone has the time or the wherewithal to go hunting down the Hype Machine etc all day every day trying to find something to replace the endless Toto that is on everyone’s playlist. Yes, it is always total. So, voila!
Now, not everything in this playlist has been featured on Beer For The Ear this month. It’s purely a sense of choice. There is far too much music out there to continuously share everything I think worthwhile and, inevitably, I feel it is just as important to showcase acts that you may not find otherwise as opposed to the latest releases by bigger names. Don’t get me wrong, if I think something is worth sharing from a massive name I will 100% put it in, but I think most of my readers will already be aware of some of the larger presences. So this mix is a combination of my favourite featured posts and some of the other stuff I’ve had on repeat this month for you all to peruse at your leisure.
This is what I like to see whilst procrastinating in the studio. Waxahatchee are returning for a new album “Ivy Tripp” on Merge Records released 6 April here in the UK, 7th for the US. It’s delicious and slower than the tracks that initially drew me to Waxahatchee. The track Air seems tailor-made for the headphone obsessives among us who pretend we’re really cool and instead just don’t know how to talk to people. It builds slowly and Katie Crutchfield manages to engage with her audience spectacularly as usual. She’ll be following up her release with a European tour that I’m certainly going to catch when she rolls through Glasgow.
23 – Dresden, Germany – Beatpol
1 – Münster, Germany – Gleis 22
3 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
4 – Copenhagen, Denmark -Beta
8 – Koln, Germany – Blue Shell
10 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
11 – Bristol, England – The Fleece
12 – Manchester, England – The Ruby Lounge
13 – Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
14 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – McHughs
15 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
16 – Newcastle, England – The Cluny
17 – Leeds, England – The Brudenell Social Club
18 – Sheffield, England – The Harley
19 – Southampton, England – Joiners
20 – Brighton, England – Bleach