Thursday, March 09, 2017

Divide Unite and rule

Fair play to Donald Trump. In his victory speech last November, he pledged that "We will come together as never before". It's a promise that's since come true. Not only is his presidency provoking mass protests around the world, he's also inspiring musicians to form fruitful new alliances. Without him, we wouldn't be able to enjoy 'War/Golden God', the high-octane collaboration between Kim Gordon and Mikal Cronin, recorded under the banner Self Esteem.

Our First 100 Days continues to give birth to superb songs, not least PWR BTTM's 'Vacation', A Place To Bury Strangers' punishing 'Everyone's The Same', Peter Silberman's suitably gorgeous cover of one of my favourite Flaming Lips songs 'Feeling Yourself Disintegrate' and (of course) the Angel Olsen track 'Fly On Your Wall' that kicked the whole thing off. Thus far, the project has also featured contributions by the likes of Speedy Ortiz, Kate Tempest, Meat Wave, Surfer Blood, DRINKS and Gold Panda. At this rate, I might actually be disappointed by Trump's inevitable impeachment.

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