Friday, 31 January 2014

Guest Mix No11 - Abe (I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here - Mix)

Sheffield art-poppers Abe graced ESOJ a few weeks ago with a couple of cuts from their debut EP.

Now they have rustled us up a Guest Mix of extreme quality.


1.Rafiki Mourns - The Lion King [Original Broadway Cast]
2.World I need You, Won't Be Without You (Proem) - How To Dress Well
3.I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here - David Crosby
4.Fall Out - Mount Kimbie
5.A Cherry On Top - The Knife
6.Today - Jefferson Airplane
7.Whole Earth Tascam - Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
8.Nosun - Koreless
9.Stone Island - Dean Blunt
10.If Leaving Me Is Easy - Phil Collins

Made Violent

A perfectly formed piece of snotty guitar pop from Buffalo newcomers Made Violent.

Kisses & Holy Models

Kisses get the remixing treatment from Holy Models. Just another supreme release via Cascine.


Another sweet bit of super melodic, lo-fi indie pop from Florida's Sales.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Slow No Wake

A strange but alluring psychedelic confection this, from Ohio one man band Slow No Wake.

Cash + David

London based newcomers Cash + David have aired a very promising first release.

  Funn by Cash+David

Monday, 27 January 2014

Lykanthea & Savage Sister

The fruits of a collaboration between these two Chicago acts can be heard in full on the newly released Sundrowned EP . A particular favourite is this slice of floaty drone.


Famy (formerly Family) have returned newly spruced up and carrying with them some rather bombastic  but definitely moving fare.

Los Porcos

DISCO GANGSTER TRAILER from Los Porcos on Vimeo.


A perfect 5 minutes of wistful dream-pop from Delaware band Fiance. More please.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Guest Mix No10 - Jettison Tape

Dave Fischoff aka Jettison Tape was recently featured on ESOJ via two exquisite cuts from his cinematic new LP 'Second Sleep'.

Generously he has rustled us up a superbly atmospheric Guest Mix.


1. Foxes in Fiction - Lately
2. Abacus - Beach Whale
3. Belmondo & Milton Nascimento - Ponta De Araia
4. Mercury Rev - I Collect Coins
5. The Durutti Column - Sketch for Summer
6. Jon Brion - Phone Call
7. S.Olbricht - LtubeDub
8. Ssaliva - Best Lose the Dream
9. Mark & Suzann Farmer - Dreams
10. Philip Jeck - Wipe

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Los Angeles based Liphemra did us a tremendous guest mix on the back of the release of the wonderful 'Young'. Now she has returned with another idiosyncratic track.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Blackstone Rangers

Dallas synthgazers Blackstone Rangers have an LP upcoming, and this woozy number is taken from it.


Advanced dulcetry taken from the new LP by Tycho coming out via the consistently superb Ghostly International label.


Super sweet but irresistibly hooky electro-pop from Boston duo Mvscles.


Ever so slightly warped house from this duo based in LA & Colorado.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Beautiful dream-pop from this Berlin band whose slightly fragile sound only adds to their appeal.

The Notwist

Wonderful new track from these veteran genre straddlers.

If you are looking for a place to start with them you could do worse than this

Ancient Babes

Another welcome dose of hypnagogic soundscaping from Ancient Babes.

Monday, 20 January 2014


21 year old Leeds based producer Favela has a spectacular way with emotive electronica.


Out of the 25 Years & Running stable, home to perennial ESOJ favourites Champions League comes this blissful track from Anthems.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Guest Mix No9 - Ewok Fur

Having featured German producer Ewok Fur late last year we now have the pleasure of hosting a superb guest mix from him.

His Dustlights EP released in December is well worth looking up, a masterclass in candlelit wooze.

01 Toro y Moi - Still Sound
02 Nujabes - Highs 2 Lows (feat Cise Starr)
03 Vomit Heat - Tell Me What‘s Evil
04 Broadcast - Man Is Not A Bird
05 Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
06 North Bay - Golden Years
07 Black Moth Super Rainbow - Just For The Night (BMSR Remix)

Ice Cream Cathedral/Scarlet Chives

An EP of remixes of tracks from Ice Cream Cathedral's 'The Drowsy Kingdom' LP has just surfaced. This glorious take on 'The Volume of Your Voice' by Scarlet Chives is a particular highlight.


Eminently listenable, extremely progressive fare from Liverpool's Ninetails.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Goddam Nobody

Art is Hard continue a seemingly never-ending hot streak with this track from Goddam Nobody which is part of their recently announced Pizza Club .


Via the ever reliable Not Not Fun label comes this atmospheric slow-burner.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Fresh material from Washington DC duo Ploy. Sparse, minimalist electro-pop of significant power.

Holy Esque

Another big, big record from this Glaswegian band whom we first featured a long while ago.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Carb On Carb

A sweet piece of lo-fi fuzz from Auckland duo Carb On Carb.

April Towers

Nottingham duo April Towers' output takes a turn for the euphoric on this new release.


We missed this little slice of psych-pop before christmas. Seemingly steeped in the sounds of the West Coast circa 1969 but actually produced in the genteel environs of Bournemouth, it can only whet the appetite for a full Yoofs LP which is due in February.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Jettison Tape

David Fischoff used to be signed to Secretly Canadian, now recording under the moniker Jettison Tape,  he is producing exceptional cinematic instrumentals. His 'Second Sleep' LP is a pay what you want download here

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes

French in name but Italian in nationality, Les Man Avec Les Lunettes play the kind of intelligent, string laden indie-pop which Fanfarlo are synonymous with.

Pixel Fix

Oxford's Pixel Fix continue on their path melding wistful electronica with something altogether louder and more dynamic.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sunbeam Sound Machine

The wonderful work of one Nick Sowersby, Melbourne's Sunbeam Sound Machine major on woozy psychedelia if this track is anything to go by.

Joey Fourr

Released as part of a 12" collaboration between the Art is Hard and Reeks of Effort labels, this slab of chugging indie pop is a lo-fi gem.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Snakadaktal's new single demonstrates their continued mastery of shimmering pop.

Wild Beasts

New Beasts....

Linea Aspera

Chicago producer Linea Aspera unleashes another irresistible psychotropic onslaught.

Monday, 6 January 2014


It is hard to place the debut EP from Sheffield's Abe, wilfully leftfield at times but with a sprinkling of pop charm. A unique proposition shot through with a peculiar and lasting appeal.

Francis Lung

The first single proper from ex Wu Lyf man Francis Lung 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Joel Hood

Belatedly easing us in the to new year, this soothing piece of luxuriant electronica from Joel Hood is just the job.