JudyJams picks #8, August 2010: Orange Juice, Sam Prekop, Bee vs Moth, and new Ceelo video!
It’s the end of summer picks edition, and while we’re all very sad that the beach weather is ending, we’re secretly happy about early Autumn. The good new music continues coming in, and plus, CMJ approaches! Here are the choices:
How could we NOT cover Orange Juice? The Scottish band who brought us the irresistibility catchy single “Rip it Up” will be releasing a very comprehensive box set this November on Domino Records. The vocalist of Orange Juice was Edwyn Collins (of “A Girl Like You” fame), and his new-wave sensibilities were very of the moment in 1979 and into the 80’s.
The box set will have six CDs containing the bands entire discography, as well as unreleased tracks and BBC session recordings, and a DVD with promotional clips. Orange Juice was seminal in their time, influencing countless Scottish bands (including Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and The Wedding Present) for years to come. Check out the fantastically 80’s video for “Rip It Up” below:
Second pick this week is the new solo album from Sam Prekop, singer/guitarist of The Sea and Cake. The album is called Old Punch Card, is out on Thrill Jockey September 7th. It has a darker, more electronic feel, which runs very contrary to the light and airy rock of The Sea and Cake.
This is Prekop’s first solo album in five years, so it is quite an event! Download the track “The Silhouettes” here.
Third pick is Austin, TX based Bee vs. Moth, a fuzzy-rock jazz band who is releasing their new album Acronyms on September 6th. Their take on jazz is a unique one, and basically, I’m biased towards anything that comes out of Austin!
Several tracks are available to listen to on the band’s website, and they will be playing a few live dates in the Midwest if you’re in that area and want to check them out!
Last pick is a fantastic new video from Cee Lo Green, of Gnarls Barkley fame. I’m a huge Cee lo fan, and the video for his new single “F**k You” is very simple but hysterical and effectual nonetheless. See for yourself: