Scott Creney

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

Pale Green Ghosts is an album as diverse and hilarious, as dying and alive, as life itself. What more could you ask for? Prior approval? Grow up. The music world is a lot bigger than Pitchfork, and there are far more interesting journeys to go on than the path from a publicist’s e-mail to a writer’s inbox.


Brigette Herron’s 22-track summer mixtape for 2012

Just do me a favor and don’t count.

 Mike Turner

22 of Mike Turner’s Favorite Songs of 2012 So Far

I mainly checked this band out due to Pitchfork not being into them.


Live Review | All Tomorrow Parties curated by Jeff Mangum, Butlins, Minehead, UK, 09-11.03.12

Sometimes it’s just fine to have good old-fashioned fun at the seaside.

 Everett True

Plan B Magazine #3 – the alternative covers

Bit of a corker, this one. And once again, I find myself preferring the one of  the cover star that we didn’t use. Familiarity, probably. (Note the numbering on the cover.)

 Everett True

Plan B Magazine #3

John Peel dying was a big deal for many of us, especially as it was so unexpected.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 211: Hotpants Romance

It seems almost inconceivable to me that I haven’t drawn your attention to the many-splendoured delights of Hotpants Romance before

 Everett True

Song of the day – 124: Allo Darlin’

Don’t be put off by 1) the name, or 2) the beards, or 3) the cardigans. This is twee pop par excellence. Oh, don’t be put off by 4) the use of the word ‘twee’ in these circumstances either. I too despise it with a vengeance, but sometimes it’s easier just to bow gracefully and […]