Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It List & Not New Music Tuesday

Sondre Lerche (House of Blues)

90's Night with Yeah Def and special guest DJ Daniel Folmer (Hailey's)

Folmer, who turns out to be a DJ Screw aficionado will be joining Yeah Def for 90's night.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)

Poly Styrene
1981 Receiver Records

Like most of the new wave and punk bands of the late seventies and early 80's, X-Ray Spex burned brightly but briefly. In their short time together the band embodied the independent punk spirit, much more than some of the more marketable figureheads of the time. The bands brace faced lead singer Poly Styrene also released a record in 1981 that is worth checking out for those of you hungry for more from this enigmatic performer.

Unlike the sneering proto-riot girl she played during her time with X-ray, Poly Styrene's fist solo album Translucence shows a much softer side to the unlikely chanteuse. Surprisingly the album has more in common with Astrud Gilberto than Johnny Rotten. While the arrangements and sounds are often light as air, Styrene's unique songwriting and undeniable voice make this a thoroughly solid record. Translucence is currently out of print, and in fact I'm not sure if it was ever even released domestically. So I would recommend you grab this and chill the fuck out to it, some of you guys seem to be a little high strung lately.

From now on NNMT links will be taken down after a one week cycle so grab it while you can.

Poly Styrene - Translucence


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