Bless Playlist 8/11/2004

Low piccy

This week’s top new choon was by ‘Monkey’ by Low. It’s a brooding, chugging slab of menace and I don’t know what the hell it’s about. Except I’m glad I’m not a monkey. It’s from their new album which is not out till January 2005 (Sub Pop in the US, Rough Trade over here) so Bless punters tonight got a very special early preview. Get your pre-orders in now, it’s a belter of an album!


The best old track tonight was by Belgian electrodisco masters Telex. I’ve wanked on about Telex before: they’re one of the great lost synthpop bands, unless you were alive at the time, you’ve probably never heard their music. Which means you’ve missed out on some of the most subversive, catchy pop ever made. In 1979 they got in the UK charts with their cover of ‘Rock Around The Clock’ and when I heard it, I fell in love. With synths, with vocoders, with Telex.

Haven’t we met somewhere before?

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – We’re Still The Weaker Sex
Sage Francis – Gunz Yo
Robag Wruhme – Hugendubel
Converge – Death King
Ricky Nelson – It’s Late
Monster – Gone Gone Gone
The Odd Couple – The Lounge
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
Radioactive Man – Night Bus To Nowhere (Original Mix)
Cosigner – Sorry
Shellac – This Is A Picture
Khonnor – A Little Secret
7L & Esoteric – Way Of The Gun (Feat. Celph Titled, Lord Digga & Apathy)
Rollins Band – Icon
Mavis Rivers – In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
Josh Rouse – Love Vibration
Napalm Death – Scum
Dat Politics – Go Pets Go
Pretty Girls Make Graves – Chemical, Chemical
Promoe – These Walls Don’t Lie
NOFX – It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite
Grand Funk Railroad – Upsetter
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Panasonic Youth
Le Tigre – Let’s Run
Mark B And Blade – The Unknown
Erase Errata – Tongue Tied
Dntel – Fear Of Corners
Biffy Clyro – A Day Of……
Jedi Mind Tricks – Walk With Me
STARS – What I’m Trying To Say
Blood Brothers – Teen Heat
The Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
The Invisible Cities – Oh Yeah
Blueprint – Keep Movin
Guided By Voices – Huffman Prarie Flying Field
Golden Boy With Miss Kittin – Autopilot
Weezer – Why Bother
Karate – With Age
Descendents – Descendents
Mr SOS – Intro
Low – Monkey
Napoli Is Not Nepal – They’ve Never Had The Popsense
Q And Not U – A Line In The Sand
Wordsworth – What We Gon’ Do
Flake Music – The Shins
Sufjan Stevens – The Dress Looks Nice On You
Telex – Rock Around The Clock
The Elected – Go On