Yeah, I know it's been on Pitchfork, and it's not news anymore, but I'm posting it because the new album from Jamie Lidell is one of my most highly-anticipated of the year. I was listening to Multiply again last week for the first time in ages and it's just so good. Easily one of the best records of the past five years. From the evidence of the above track, it seems like there might be more loose-limbed funk, which is a nice addition to the tight retro soul of Multiply. Speaking of which, here's a reminder of its goodness.
Download: Jamie Lidell - Game for Fools
Also from Pitchfork, we learned that the new album's called Jim (?) and is out on Warp on 29 April. Whoop!
Back to this week, and it's a good week for new releases. The main ones of interest for me are Cat Power's Jukebox (review coming right up - it's the only one I have so far), Black Mountain's In the Future, Lightspeed Champion's Falling Off Lavender Bridge. There are new singles from Noah and the Whale and Real Ones. Plus folky curios from Adrian Crowley, Thistletown, Dawn Landes and This is the Kit. It could be an expensive week. I will approach Rough Trade with caution.