Night Beats – Who Sold My Generation (Heavenly Recordings 2016)
What a nice discovery this third opus of the group Seattle is, which oscillates between Garage Punk and Psychedelic Rock from the 60’s, with a very West Coast backdrop (worthy parent of the excellent Ty Seagall and Thee oh Sees). I do not remember where I read this but the journalist thought that this album would be perfect for an original soundtrack of a Quentin Tarantino movie. And when listening to songs like “No Cops” or the epic “Shangri Lah” (which makes you want to travel route 66 hair in the wind), I can only say this is true. I have a weakness for the song that brilliantly closes this superb LP: “Egypt Berry”. As you understand, an album you must urgently discover to beautifully welcome the beautiful days that are coming back.
And just for pleasure, the superb video of “No Cops”:
Stranded Horse – Luxe (Talitres 2016)
Change of atmosphere with Stranded Horse, here again, a very nice discovery. The one who hides behind this project is called Yann Tambour and he manages to mix with a lot of finesse and grace the European and African sounds, to use the words of the excellent magazine New Noise. The 9 songs are magnificent and invite you to dream and let yourself be carried by a sweet languor. But two songs are, for me, the most beautiful: “Monde” and the captivating “Dakar”. Listen to this album, you will not regret it!
Discover the trailer of the album: