Tag: Merge Records

MAC McCAUGHAN – A New Song For Ewe

“If you’re anything like me, the idea of New Order with a woman singing sounds like a dream combination and Martha Ladly proves it on this fantastic 80s blast. Ladly was in Martha and the Muffins but wasn’t the main Martha. This single features Peter Hook on bass, “pan pipes”, strings arranged by Simon Jeffes of Penguin Cafe Orchestra and glorious synth washes & stabs all topped with Martha’s charming vocals & an epic hook on the chorus.”

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GREG CARTWRIGHT of REIGNING SOUND – Song For Ewe

“Mick says the label did not belong to him but the only record on JMT not credited to Mick, was for an artist named EASY.
One listen was enough for me to determine this was also Mick Lloyd. Hailing from Maryland, his voice is high, boyish, and often double tracked. This is offset by his delivery which is slow and laconic. Like a 22 year old Eeyore.”

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GAUCHE – Lucky 7

“Vivien Goldman is a legend and this is an all-time favorite song. Long live hypnotizing bass lines! I picked up her book on “Revenge Of The She Punks” last month and it’s a wonderful examination on feminist music history.”

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THE ESSEX GREEN – Lucky 7

“I’d never taken a close listen to The Roches until recently, which in hindsight seems crazy considering how much I now love them. Their songs have a quality that only a group of oddball, clever blood sisters could render is my guess.”

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