Sunday Brunch: March 16, 2014


New Music Every Sunday.

Dean Wareham – “The Dancer Disappears” (from Dean Wareham, 2014)
A new track from the prolific Dean Wareham, previously of Galaxie 500 and Luna.  A lullaby for the future, an elegy for the past. “Now in the twilight of the psychedelic years”…. (oh, and would you like to buy a car?)

Yellow Ostrich – “Shades” (from Cosmos, 2014)
Despite being a relatively young band (forming in 2009), they’ve already released five albums (well, this will be their fifth) and five E.P.’s.  Prolific, indeed.  I’m new to their music, but if it’s all as vibrant as this, I’ve got some more listenin’ to do.

Ronnie Lane – “Debris/Ooh La La” (Live on the BBC, 1974) (from Ooh La La: An Island Harvest, 2014)
For some reason, his classic 70’s solo albums are still out of print, but this new compilation is a nice place saver till (and if) they ever get reissued.  Lane was one of the Small Faces and then The Faces (Rod Stewart’s early band), and is responsible for writing some of the most timeless songs of the last 40 or 50 years. The audio of these two beautifully performed tracks is part of the new collection (here complete with guest dancer at end…ya don’t get that on the audio!). Here’s a nice article on the man.

“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.

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