Friday, December 08, 2006

Scottish Fiction: The Delgados on Gideon Coe

I'd feel terrible if I didn't mention the Delgados once more this year. It's funny how hearing a random band name (particularly when it's in association with a familiar one) can yield such great results. This was the case with the Big Takeover's interview with Stars, in which both Lush and this wonderful group were mentioned. When I last featured them, my listening was more or less confined to Hate, and the tracks reflected that. While a great album, their follow up and final album, Universal Audio has become one of my favorites. Again, if you like what you hear, definitely investigate their fantastic studio catalogue, and also take a listen to their Complete Peel Sessions, released this year, as they've really been criminally neglected. With any luck, singer Emma Pollock will be releasing her own album some time next year.

This set was recorded on BBC 6's Gideon Coe on Feburary 2nd, 2005. Unfortunately, it's one of the their last appearances as a band.


1. Intro
2. Everybody Come Down
3. Interview
4. Is This All That I Came For?
5. Outro

I Bought the Angels: Here

In other news...

Happily, fellow Scots Camera Obscura will be at Warsaw in January as part of their winter tour. Go Brooklyn!

In addition to those dates, Pitchfork also has more hilarious coverage of the ongoing Colbert/Decemberists bout. As a bonus, Colbert's recent interview with NYU's own John Sexton is also streaming here and here.

The Grammy nominations have been announced, and it's befuddlement as usual. I'm happy for Imogen Heap's appearance, but she doesn't seem particularly new. It's nice to see Goldfrapp up up for a couple, as well as Zero 7, but the offering as far as electronica (okay, everything...) goes is rather ignorant.

Something unsurprising is Tool's nomination for best packaging, although I've also purchased Fair's The Best Worst-Case Scenario (as members of Eisley guest on a track), and I don't see what the big deal is there. Anyhow, life goes on.

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