The The’s “Uncertain Smile”

The The perform "Uncertain Smile" at the John Anson Ford Theatre on 09.24.18.
Circa 1983 from the alternative album "Soul Mining."  This track still sounds remarkably fresh and weirdly unique.  And these guys recently reunited and are on tour.  They're playing in Los Angeles on Monday 09-24-18 at the Ford Theatres. Can't wait. "Uncertain Smile" from the 1983 album "Soul Mining" Update: Here's some grainy footage of The The …

Tamaryn

Tamaryn's "Tender New Signs" (2012), "These Waves" (2010) & "Cranekiss" (2015).
These first two tracks from New Zealand-born singer-singwriter Tamaryn Brown are perfect late night lounge lizard psychedelic shoegazy affairs, say 3 to 4 in the morning, when you're coming down from whatever it is you're coming down from.  Light a few candles.  Burn some incense.  Turn up the volume.  And chill. "While You're Sleeping, I'm …

The Verve (pre-Bittersweet)

The Verve's 1992 EP singles "All in the Mind" and "She's a Superstar," and their 1993 debut album "A Storm in Heaven."
I've been finding that most people I've talked to about the Verve, or frontman Richard Ashcroft's solo efforts, haven't heard the early material - i.e. pre-"Urban Hymns," which features their most popular and least profitable song "Bittersweet Symphony."  Thank the Stones for that last bit, due to a copyright disagreement over a particular sample.  Anyway, …