Rough Trade Shops End Of The Road 16
This is the fourth CD collaboration between Rough Trade Shops and End of the Road Festival and, as always, the tracks are selected by EOTR's Simon Taffe from artists playing at this year's event. If you are an attendee you will already be primed and will know exactly what to expect from the festival's consistently superlative line up, with selections from alternative rock to freakscene, from folk to country teasin' and a myriad of sub genres between. Baltimore's Animal Collective bring their Beach Boys-esque psychedelia, melding otherworldly vocal harmonies, electronica and their own magic in the most mind-bending ways, while the magnetic Devendra Banhart's eerie and joyful storytelling is always a welcome visitor to Larmer Tree Gardens. The influence of Kath Bloom's 40 year career can be heard in Banhart's oeuvre, her warm harmonies and unmistakeable voice will be something not to be missed this year. Singer songwriters par excellence will of course be in attendance, this year the genre represented by the enthralling M. Ward, the intimately frank Laura Gibson and the unique balladeer Meilyr Jones among others. Switching things up, Thee ferocious Oh Sees and the vibrantly joyous Goat will be bringing the raucous in support of the razor-sharp post punk Savages and the iconic Thurston Moore, while pop-avant garde shows from U.S. Girls and Jenny Hval will be hot tickets. And we haven't even mentioned that the legendary Scritti Politti are playing one of their incredibly rare live shows this year too! Add Omar Souleyman, Eleanor Friedberger, Steve Mason, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Bill Ryder-Jones, Field Music and Amber Arcades among many, many more and you have another wonderful line up of diverse and boundary-pushing talent on this release and at this year's event.
CD 1 1. Phosphorescent - Song For Zula 2. Whitney - No Woman 3. Karl Blau - Thats How I Got To Memphis 4. Laura Gibson - The Cause 5. JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll 6. Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart 7. Eleanor Friedberger - My Mistakes 8. Steve Mason - Planet Sizes 9. Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker - Anyone But Me 10. Bill Ryder-Jones - Daniel 11. Broken Social Scene - (Shoreline) 7/4 12. BC Camplight - Just Because I Love You 13. Meilyr Jones - Refugees 14. Amber Arcades - Turning Light 15. Devendra Banhart - This Beard Is For Siobhan 16. Kath Bloom - Heart So Sadly 17. M. Ward - Let's Dance CD2 1. Thee Oh Sees - The Dream 2. The Blind Shake - Calligraphy 3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - I'm In Your Mind 4. Baywaves - Time is Passing U By 5. Goat - Run To Your Mama 6. Omar Souleyman - Warni Warni 7. Imarhan - Tahabort 8. Kelley Stoltz - Cut Me, Baby 9. Dr. Dog - These Days 10. Martha - Dust, Juice, Bones and Hair 11. Animal Collective - Golden Gal 12. Field Music - The Noisy Days Are Over 13. Thurston Moore - The Best Day 14. Savages - Adore 15. U.S. Girls - Window Shades 16. Scritti Politti - The Boom Boom Bap 17. Jenny Hval - Sabbath