Friday, May 01, 2015

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! (Apologies for the tardiness of the post.)Our Pick this week: Helsinki's Black Lizard! Their new album, Solarize, is out via Soliti.

Joni Seppänen, Paltsa-Kai Salama, Onni Nieminen and Lauri Lyytinen, recapture -or continue, the swagger and venom of their 2013 debut, (which included one of my personal favorite tracks of the year: "Fucking Up",) by giving us a veritable hornet's nest of stinging tracks on this effort. Beginning with "Everything And Nothing," on through to the finale, "Shine High," the album is laden with spot-the-influence brilliance, imho. I hear Stones-like blues on "Helpless," and Screamadelica-era Primals on the aforementioned closer. Perhaps a pinch of what makes Singapore Sling so infectious, too...try it. Recommended. Highly.

You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every other Thursday from 11pm to 1 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!

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