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June Release Round-Up

by Rich Morris Rating: Release Date:

So... June. Was it good for you? It was certainly a healthy month for music. Looking back at the key releases, it's striking how many are mould-breakers, some subtle, some bold. Releases from Snorkel, Simian Mobile Disco and Disclosure mixed eclectic electronic genres; Peaking Lights' Lucifer refined their 80s-ballad-on-acid sound; and The Flaming Lips had warped, musically varied fun with their fwends.

Meanwhile, the likes of Ty Segall, O. Children and Silver Jews mostly busied themselves with rocking like deranged motherfuckers. Just as wild sounds could be found on Can's The Lost Tapes, a bonza anthology or, if you will, Canthology (groan) of unreleased stuff from the legendary Krautrockers. Of course, if you just wanted some straight-up indie-rock sounds, the dependable likes of Paul Weller and Maximo Park were on hand to deliver that.

Here's what Soundblab had to say:

Disclosure - The Face EP

Snorkel - One Long Conundrum EP

Paul Weller - 'When Your Garden's Overgrown'

Peaking Lights - Lucifer

Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse

O. Children - Apnea

Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns

Can - The Lost Tapes

The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

Silver Jews - Early Times

Maximo Park - The National Health

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