Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Saturday Surf #13

Summer festival season is well and truly underway and after last weekend’s Good Weekend this week we’re stationed at Lulworth in Dorset for the fourth ever Camp Bestival where not only will we be catching the likes of Laura Marling, Caitlin Rose, Katy B and Primal Scream performing Screamadelica in its entirety, but we will also be DJing as part of the Sunday Best Forum Allstars. We hope to keep the cocktail drinkers of the Bollywood Bar entertained each afternoon. So whilst we’re away doing that, here’s our weekly round-up of tracks that have been chewing our ears off but didn’t quite make it to a full blog post. This week there’s just three songs.

Craft Spells – From The Morning Heat

Sounding like a hazier, dreamier version of New Order, California’s Justin Paul Vallesteros is the leader of Craft Spells. His song From The Morning Heat is heavily nostalgic and dips its net into the pools labelled dream pop, fey indie boy vocals and jangly reverb laden tunesmithery. Nice.

From the Morning Heat by CraftSpells

Ghosting Season – Dead Man’s Switch

Ghosting Season is a new project from Tom and Gavin of Worried About Satan. That is not to say that Worried About Satan is no more, as the boys say “It's not a name change, it's something new.” Whatever it is, it’s very good. The 8 minute long Far End of the Graveyard has already received some critical praise, but it’s this track Dead Man’s Switch that has really won us over. It’s a propulsive piece of instrumental electronica that seems the perfect soundtrack for journeys in the night.

Dead Man's Switch by Ghosting Season

Givers – Up Up Up (CSS Remix)

Givers perkily infectious Up Up Up first appeared on a Saturday Surf back in May, with a further video post shortly after. Now CSS (remember them?) have got their hands over the track and thankfully haven’t changed it that much, retaining everything that made the song so infectious in the first place and instead have just loosened it up for the dance floor a little further.

Givers - 'Up Up Up' (CSS remix)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I *love* that CSS Givers remix - went to see Givers a few weeks ago and they were amazing. Incredible live band, go see them if you can. Thanks for the head up on the remix, I've stuck it in our new podcast: Shady Ladies podcast