Cargo Collective June 2012

The chaps over at Cargo Records are streaming a new mixtape.



The chaps over at Cargo Records are streaming a new mixtape featuring a bunch of acts from June’s Cargo Collective, including Ben Kweller, Variety Lights, Guided By Voices and many more. Have a listen using the player above, and find out more about each release below.

Ben Kweller – Go Fly A Kite
The Noise Company LP/CD

Acclaimed new album described in Rolling Stone 4* review as – “his best album yet” and Uncut 4* “ crunchy rockers and ballads showcasing his ingenious vocals and neoclassical impulses”

Gabby Young And Other Animals - The Band Called Out For More
Gift Of The Gab CD

Gabby Young And Other Animals, (otherwise known as the “World’s Finest Purveyors of Circus Swing” – Clive Anderson, Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4) release their new highly anticipated new album

The Young – Dub Egg
Matador Records US LP / CD

The Young’s sophomore release is classic Matador meets classic rock - shimmering with quiet confidence and psychedelic explosions.

Chains Of Love – Strange Grey Days
Manimal LP / CD

Vancouver based Spector worshipping quintet dishes out lo-fi garage soul tunes that have won the admiration of The Dap Kings, Morrissey & Jack White

Variety Lights - Central Flow
Fire Records LP / CD

Mysterious mad-genius David Baker, legendary frontman of the original incarnation of Mercury Rev, is back with new psychedelic synth band Variety Lights.

Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots A UFO
Fire Records LP / CD

The new Guided By Voices album is the best thing the band has recorded since the last album by the legendary Dayton, Ohio rockers.

Giant Giant Sand – Tucson
Fire Records 2LP / CD

Giant Sand is dead. Long live Giant Giant Sand. Howe Gelb’s band’s most ambitious album ‘Tucson’ is a country-rock opera about a life-changing road trip.

Jonjo Feather – Held
Numb Tongue CD

His self produced second album - beautiful melodies, bitter-sweet lyrics and whispery vocals underpinned by tape loops, radio static and lo-fi soundscapes.

Jon Windle - Sober Minds
Tiny Teeth Records CD

The Little Man Tate songsmith returns with his second solo offering. Frank humour and subtle poetry combined with 60’s psyche and contemporary lyrics. Windle at his best!

Julia Holter – Ekstasis
RVNG Intl 2LP / CD

Julia Holter’s Tragedy was Boomkat’s album of the year. Her 2nd album, Ekstasis, written and recorded over 3 years marks a return to the playful searching of her 2007 EP, but guided by newly-learned disciplines, better technology & nearly limitless home recording time.
Death or Glory: Fontaines DC

Death or Glory: Fontaines DC

In-fighting. Self-doubt. An entire scrapped album recording. This is the story of ‘A Hero’s Death’, and how it helped piece Fontaines DC back together again.