Episode 48 - William Ryan Fritch / Palace / Thom Yorke
Episode 48 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up on Monday (you should go listen to it if you haven't already / subscribe on iTunes), and today I continue with the usual 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about the tunes that were featured on the episode. So pop the headphones on and give some extra ear time to these 3…
The run of excellent William Ryan Fritch releases just keeps on running. His latest —which you can pre-order now, and comes out February 10th— is the “you only need to sample 2 tracks to know it'll be amazing” Revisionist. Unlike most of the previous albums, Revisionist contains a lot more vocals (and collabs with other vocalists, like the excellent Esme Patterson, to name just one), but like all the previous albums, the instrumentation is exquisite.
This is one of those albums that took me awhile to get around to actually picking up. It’s not because it wasn’t instantly good. It’s just that I forgot to come back to check out the rest after I was totally won over by the pre-order sample Veins. Well, that’s one of the good things about doing big year end lists… you end up finding some of gems that fell through the cracks. Go pick it up on Bandcamp now, before it falls down your crack as well.
In big Bandcamp news of late, Thom Yorke has FINALLY put up some of his music on the site. Not only did his most recent album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes find a home there, but he also released an excellent new single on Bandcamp. That's pretty mega. Thom has yet to confirm whether he decided to start using Bandcamp after reading my 'Why U No Talk About Bandcamp?' and 'Why David Byrne's Guardian Op-Ed About Spotify Has Blown My Mind' posts (which both wished out loud that Thom would've included 'using Bandcamp' in his recent rants about Spotify smelling of gas). And since he has also not denied that reading those articles influenced his decision, I'm going to just go and take partial credit.
Alright, that's it from me for today. If you made it down here without pushing play or clicking on any of the things above, you should probably head back up and correct that. Maybe even buy the artists a metaphorical pint if you like what you hear. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also probably go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on. And then I'll be back to talk about the songs from the episode that I haven't already talked about. Alright? Alright.