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July Release Round Up

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July provided us with plenty of suitable summer soundtracks, as well as some darker releases that'll make perfect sense one the nights draw in and there's a chill in the air. In the former camp, and perfect for partying the long summer nights away, were Street Punk by Hunx and His Punx, Deap Vally's blistering debut Sistrionix, and Gogol Bordello's typically full-on Pura Vida Conspiracy.

Bringing us some more relaxed but no less sunshiny vibes were the likes of Soothsayers collaboration with reggae legend Cornell Campbell, Nothing Can Stop Us, Scott & Charlene's Wedding latest DIY-indie offering, Any Port in a Storm, and Semi Sweet, a collection of bittersweet garage-rock gems from San Francisco's Tijuana Panthers. Classic alt-rock sounds were also on offer on albums from Coke Weed and Speedy Ortiz. At the other end of the spectrum, Johnny Borrell's debut solo album gave us all a shock by being a) full of sweetly arranged chamber-pop, and b) really quite good. Who'd have thought he had it in him, eh?

Meanwhile, lurking in the background like a looming Sunday morning hangover from hell were fantastic comebacks from David Lynch with the spooky blues-hop of The Big Dream, and Fuck Buttons who, despite soundtracking most of last year's Olympics, still make music which makes your brain feel like it's melting. Which is a good thing as far as we're concerned.

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