Songs To Learn And Sing – Retriever, The Jezabels and Lampchop.

Retriever, The Jezabels and Lampchop.

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Retriever.

Retriever

If you follow us on Facebook the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the occasional reference to Dum Dum Girls. And in something straight out of To Kill A Mocking Alan we’ve been following them around the north of England (more on that this week) :) anyway Retriever were supporting the DD’s in Manchester and we were suitably impressed and here’s why.

Volcano” By Retriever

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Their latest split single is available from bandcamp

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The Jezabels Free Download.

The Jezabels will be releasing a new single “Trycolour” on Monday 12th December 2011 , but you can download it for free here. If you missed our interview with them go here to rectify the matter forthwith. ;)

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Lambchop Free Download.

“If Not I’ll Just Die” By Lambchop.

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This could well be Lampchops last album entitled ‘Mr M’ there is a piece of art to accompany each track and its due for release in February 2012. It was written by Kurt Wagner who was working through with his grief at the loss of his freind Vic Chesnutt. Wagner explains. “As I worked, I was approached by Mark Nevers (former full time band member & producer for the likes of Andrew Bird and Will Oldham) with the idea of making another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and a method that worked with the tone of my writing. His idea was a kind of ‘psycha-Sinatra’ sound, one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open and yet complex way.

It was a studio creation, not a type of recording based on band performance, and this was a radical approach for us. I felt Lambchop had one more good record in us, and this time I was going to do things as directly and true to my desires as possible.”

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