Eclectic Mainline 11th August 2010

I’ve just read that on 1st November Domino are releasing compilation entitled An Introduction to Elliott Smith.  Regular listeners to Eclectic Mainline will know, that introducing Elliott Smith to the world is never something I would shy away from.  So, this release is welcome news.  One of the tunes on it will be “Between The Bars”, a most beautiful song, from one of my personal favourite albums of the 1990s, Either/Or.  If you haven’t got any of his albums, I can highly recommend you start your Christmas list now, and put An Introduction to Elliott Smith at the top.

Elliott Smith – Between The Bars by DominoRecordCo
Now back to tonight.  If you’ve been listening in recent weeks you probably think, like I do, that “Window”, the new single by PVT (formerly known as Pivot before a legal dispute over the name) is the most played tune in my show.  Well, now the album is out as well, I played another cracking tune from that.  I also, finally, managed to take the vinyl by The Fresh & Onlys and Ass into the studio after failing to do so for an embarressing number of consecutive weeks!  Here’s the full list for tonight’s show:

Rose Elinor Dougall – “Carry On” (single) (Scarlett Music)
Blonde Redhead – “Here Sometimes” (single) (4AD)
Sleigh Bells – “Straight As” (LP – “Treats”) (Mom + Pop / Columbia)
The Fresh & Onlys – “Impending Doom” (single) (Agitated)
Eskmo – “Cloudlight” (single) (Ninja Tune)
Maps & Atlases – “Solid Ground” (single) (Fat Cat)
Zola Jesus – “Lightsick” (LP – “Stridulum II”) (Souterrain Transmissions)
Burning Spear – “Marcus Garvey” (LP – “
Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost“) (Island)
The Vaselines – “Sex With An X” (single) (Sub Pop)
PVT  – “Crimson Swan” (LP – “Church With No Magic”) (Warp)
Ass – “One Piece Concept” (LP – “Salt Marsh”) (Static Caravan)
Magic Kids – “Hey Boy” (LP – “Memphis”) (True Panther Sounds)
Autolux – “Supertoys” (single) (ATP)
Andreya Trianna – “Darker Than Blue” (LP – “Lost Where I Belong”) (Ninja Tune)
Max Richter – “Infra 6″ (LP – “Infra”) (Fat Cat)