‘The dichotomy between Daniel Johnston-styled sketch (the both gawky and Gorky’s Another Day Slips Away) and downright sketchy (the ludicrously curt ending to the Lemonhead-scented rollick of You and Me, say) is one worthy of footnoting although essentially, Moore ought now be appreciated and with it admired as is Johnston as a tutor of his beloved Lo Fi. Stick this one in your Pitchfork and smoke it ‘til helplessly stoned then, yeah?’
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Conjoining the overwhelmingly joyous sensations innately affiliated with the quintessentially British concept of the village fête with a line up reliably cutting edge enough to lacerate the thickest of bricklayer skin, Field Day looks to be back with aplomb for 2012. Taking place in E9’s Victoria Park come June 2nd, those artists already pencilled in are nowt short of spectacular as the likes of Liars and Gold Panda and Rocketnumbernine and Peaking Lights and Andrew Bird all plug in to our beloved, rebooted festival circuit. And so what of those acts to shred the contemporary? Well, Montreal’s venerated collage pop polymath Grimes lines up alongside the sultry elastane gumball stylings of Friends; the sweedest of Swedes Korallreven up against Sunless ‘97. More relatively known territory is trampled by the thankfully finally reformed Mazzy Star, oddball Scot rocksters Franz Ferdinand, globetrotting partystarters Metronomy, and psychotic Brat Pack of two Sleigh Bells. While we’ve got your attention grappled, we’d like to take the opportunity to extend this here preview to advocate attendance at shows from Julia Holter, Baxter Dury and of course cult icon R. Stevie Moore if we may…
The full line up thus far now looks a little something like:
Austra & Afrocubism & Andrew Bird & Baxter Dury & Beirut & Blawan & Blood Orange & Citizens! & Com Truise & Crocodiles & Daniel Avery (Stopmakingme) & Django Django & Eats Everything & Errors & Fennesz & Franz Ferdinand & Friends & Gold Panda & Grimes & Here We Go Magic & Hudson Mohawke & Huw Stephens DJ & Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard & Jessie Ware & Julia Holter & Julio Bashmore & Justin Spear & Kassem Mosse & Kindness & Korallreven & Koreless & Last Dinosaurs & Laurel Halo & Liars & Maya Jane Coles & Mazzy Star & Metronomy & Modeselektor & Outfit & Papa M & Peaking Lights & R. Stevie Moore & Revere & Rocketnumbernine & Rustie & SBTRKT & Sleigh Bells & Spector & Summer Camp & Sunless ‘97 & Tim Burgess DJ & THE MEN & The Vaccines & Theme Park & To Kill A King & Tortoise & TOY & When Saints Go Machine & Zomby & Zulu Winter.
‘It may have already been a little old while since Ariel Pink went and spray canned Before Today all over myriad cerebrums but he’s now back, and by his side stands his compulsively creative, inadvertent ‘mentor’; lo-fi New Waver R. Stevie Moore. Together they go by the typically subversive, if immediately apt moniker of Ku Klux Glam and already prepped is a numbered tape limited to a run of 100 that serves as a ‘20 track sampler’ of what we may only presume to be an already expansive ‘catalogue’ (pre-order here via Stroll On Records). Spewed from said spools is No Zipper, a track that serves as a quintessentially scatty abridged history of glam that hotfoots on high heels from the breathy sulk of Bryan Ferry, to the batshit surreality of XTC, to the invigorating distortion clunk excreted from Marc Bolan’s heavily petted guitars. Pink’s periodic squeals send thoughts bolting back toward that UK tour of yesteryear during which he seemed at least mildly contented, as he jejunely questions “Stevie” as to who’s been “taping my boots”. The irrevocable high point of three extravagantly transporting minutes comes around the 1:30 mark when speak-sing vocals redolent of those blurted by Ferry during Virginia Plain clash with junkyard guitar clutter and Devo-ish schizoid time signature. Crazily perfect.’