TGIF! Yes, indeed it’s Friday. My weekend plans so far involve eating an entire loaf of bread, you? I hope you’re feeling well and taking care. Thanks for staying inside, here’s some things to check out while you hang out in the great indoors.
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Fiona Apple, Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Out today is Fiona Apple’s latest record, one about 8 years in the making, Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Before you check it out, might I suggest reading this New Yorker piece on Apple, which might give you some background of her life, her process recording the new record and, frankly, how the industry and world has evolved since her debut Tidal in the ‘90s.
Merch of the Day
Yes, it is Band Shirt Friday! To celebrate July Talk’s new track, why not visit their store if you can and support them while they prepare for an album release and hopefully figure out touring plans down the line.
Check out their latest track and appreciate their new video for “Governess Shadow.”
Explore David Bowie’s Record Collection
Check out this archived Vanity Fair interview with David Bowie from 2003 where Bowie made a list of his 25 favourite vinyl records.
It’s, no surprise, an interesting list full of some quite obscure picks, like he said, out of his collection of 25-hundred records he’d pull stuff out blindly, and if it was too obvious (like Sgt. Pepper or a Nirvana album) he’d put it back again till he “found something more interesting.”
While going through the cupboards I thought about Andy Warhol recently. Why? A soup can, of course. Synonymous with Pop Art, Andy Warhol really changed the way humble canned soup could be viewed (I mean, one painting from that collection sold for 11 million dollars!) But WHY? Did he really love soup? Discover a stash at his Nana’s house? Invest in Campbell’s? Here’s the story of why Andy Warhol painted soup cans.
Netflix Party with Menno Versteeg
Quite fitting to the times, have watched Groundhog Day yet? You can tonight with Menno Versteeg! You might know him from Hollerado, Anyway Gang, or Royal Mountain records, join him and I tonight in the Netflix Party chat and have a good laugh. Think of Netflix Party as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix. All you have to do is download the Netflix Chrome extension before logging in via the link to the movie before it starts at 8pm, it’s very easy.
Get more info here.
Thanks for reading, I hope you’re feeling well and taking care over there. Have a great weekend!
If you want to check out some more suggestions, check out past editions of Indoor Recess: