Hang the DJ goes to America
To celebrate the US release of his delightfully idiosyncratic book of music lists, Hang the DJ, Angus Cargill is pulling together a series of songs and clips featuring some of his favourite American music. Today’s offering is ‘Roll on Arte’, by the incomparable Felice Brothers, and I’m sure tomorrow’s will be of an equal calibre, so if you’d like a tour of some bands and music you may not have heard before (and most definitely should) it might be worth keeping an eye on his site over the next week or two.
And if you haven’t got a copy of the book, track one down. It’s a wonderfully peculiar compilation of rants and raves about music from writers like DBC Pierre, Rick Moody and Ali Smith, and it’s not just a fascinating window into the musical likes and dislikes of a truly eclectic bunch of writers, it’s a lot of fun.