1. Ital Tek – To Dust 2. Rosemary Loves a Blackberry – Play or Pay 3. Timeron – Risers 4. I Speak Machine – Blood from a Stone 5. Lighght – Gutter 6. Near Future – Divides At 7. Bernholz – 58 8. Anneka – These Lands 9. Acquaintance – We’ve Got to Have Some Music on the New Frontier 10. Alex Painter – Sweetness 11. Gazelle Twin – Smash 12. Lone Taxidermist – Red Kiss 13. Fog School – You Were Born for Chilling Deeds 14. Nick Sutton – Prayer All profits in support of Refugee Action.
Music writer Chris Ott has started uploading video essays/diatribes on his Shallow Rewards blog dealing with a number of themes surrounding music scenes and pop culture. He puts forward some really interesting ideas based on personal life experiences in bands, journalism and as a fanboy.
This video discusses the idea of forced scarcity and deliberate obscurity many acts have adopted to create a greater sense of ownership and belonging for its select audience.
Oh yeah btw, you can get the ltd edition cassettes of the Great Pagans EP right here…