Valentine Records Singles Club 2013
Well, here we go - the last three instalments of the Valentine Records 2013 Singles Club!
12 singles released throughout the year - each featuring a different artist with an exclusive a-side
backed up by a weird-and-wonderful cover version.
Rounding up the series we have wildly different contributions from Petrol Bastard (who you may recall
from their suitably incendiary appearance during last year's live TAGO>MAGO series), along with one-half-of-Octobuse/
solo-artist-in-own-right AND graphic designer of the entire 12-strong singles club: the wonderful Mita Lupa
Last but not least, December (with it's suitably wintery themes) we had no doubts from the off that Mr Neil Milton
would be the artist to deliver a suitable closing edition for the series
B-side cover versions are (drum roll): Mita Lupa - Charlotte Gainbourg's Trick Pony (as penned by Beck)
Petrol Bastard's take on Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty (no, seriously)
and, lastly Neil's take on the seasonal/traditional In Dulce Jubilo
The entire singles club can now be downloaded here:
Valentine 070 (No-Way Sweden: As Elvis Presley Sang/Time To Pretend) can be downloaded here
Valentine 068 (Ill: Kremlin/Cock In My Pocket) can be downloaded here
Valentine 067 (Babyslave: Grit in Your Oyster/I've Seen Footage) can be downloaded here
Valentine 066 (Lynskey: Time Machine Go/99.9F°) can be downloaded here
Valentine 065 (Reigns of Monty Carlo: The Sound Of Bombs/I Want You Back) can be downloaded here
Valentine 064 (Kurt Dirt: Sleazoid Cannibal Girls In Heat/Body Talk) can be downloaded here
Valentine 063 (Ravens: Stand Up For Yourself/Snakedriver) can be downloaded here
Valentine 062 (Red Martian: Ago/Behind The Mask) can be downloaded here
Valentine 061 (Octobuse: Octobuse/Whip It) can be downloaded here
Valentine 059: Joe Ladyboy - Playboy Logic
Four years and a couple of (life changing) sabbaticals later - the third (and allegedly final) LP from label manager/tea-boy/
occasional 10th Doctor impersonator Joe Ladyboy is finally here and among us.
Playboy Logic (for that is it's name) takes it's cues from both it's predecessors (2006's 'Mekano Disco' and 2009's 'Excursions')
and then throws several hundred new ideas into the mix. Thirteen tracks (with various uncredited segues/intros/outros) in 39 minutes
this, in spite of it's meandering gestation is not a record that waits around to make it's point.
Collaborations this time out include new friends and old faces - not least of all a guest vocal from Damo Suzuki (recorded during
last year's TAGO>MAGO live improv); more instrumentation than your average BBC Prom; fleeting cameos from Iggy Pop, Mitt Romney,
Brian Clough (or possibly not) and Neil Young's first synthesizer
This release will be free-to-air for an initial limited period - enjoy.
Valentine 059 can be downloaded now here
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