A lot of friends are making podcasts, playlist and whatnots, so I figured I should go the imitator route. Wanted to start off this week with a little indiepop for you all…so I made a podcast of hits, most of which come from 2017…and a few oldies added in for fun. Enjoy some upbeat numbers today…there’s a tracklist after the jump!
I don’t usually go for covers, but this one involves two of my favorites, so I can’t really hide my adoration for either. This particular tune features Business of Dreams, the project of Corey from Terry Malts/Magic Bullets, covering David Westlake of The Servants. Corey has a softer touch, accompanied by a female backing vocal and some light string arrangements. Still, the whole of the song is pretty special, as it always was, and warrants just a few moments of your time today…as well as the days to follow. Business of Dreams is wrapping up a debut LP, and we’ll keep you posted on that front as news comes our way.
One of the great things about the modern technological age is that bands that we once thought were gone, or never even knew about, are beginning to resurface. A while back I was first introduced to The Servants, and I’ve been on board ever since, though the band is no longer an active group. They survive through the hard work of Captured Tracks and the label’s continuous efforts to reissue forgotten acts. The label will be releasing Small Time/Hey Hey We’re the Manques as a double LP on December 3rd, and it couldn’t get here soon enough. A lot of people make nods to the Go-Betweens, but it’s hard to ignore the group’s evolving role in the early establishment of indiepop, not to mention the heralded C86 tapes.