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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tracks for your weekend moods from Chance the Rapper, Bruce Springsteen, Audion, Overhead, The Albatross, Boo Seeka and many more

Overhead, The Albatross

Fri, May 20, 2016, 10:03


Audion “Mouth to Mouth” (Spectral Sound)

Matthew Dear’s sleazy techno killer still rocks 10 years on. He’s reissued the track with a rake of remixers doing their thing, but the original still bests all.

Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia” (Columbia)

A week to go until the Springsteen show arrives in Croker.

Christine & The Queens “Chaleur Humaine” (Because)

The album to listen to as you read the interview with Héloïse Letissier in The Ticket today.

Overhead, The Albatross “Learning to Growl” (Self release)

Debut album from the Dublin-based dudes comes with the very best in bells and whistles. Aside from summer festival dates at Castlepalooza and Knockanstockan, they play their biggest hometown show at Vicar Street on December 9.

Car Seat Headrest “Vincent” (Matador)

Will Toledo continues his prolific streak – he seems to have a new track out every other week – with this charmer from their latest album “Teens Of Denial”.

Chance the Rapper “Coloring Book” (Self release)

Ambitious, compelling, joyful, audacious and downright enticing release from the Chi-Town cadet as he relishes his time to shine.

Soichi Terada “Saturday Love Sunday” (Rush Hour)

A gorgeous take on Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal’s “Saturday Love” by the Tokyo producer taken from the handsome “Sounds From The Far East” compilation put together by Hunee.

LV “Ruiselede” (Brownswood)

A slo-mo groove for any time of the day from Simon Williams and Will Horrocks’ latest album “Ancient Mechanisms” featuring Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan

Boo Seeka “Oh My” (Sureshaker)

Neat earworm from the Australian electronic duo comes with sweet soulful psychy fringes and bows.

Lil Silva “Jimi EP” (Good Years Music)

Join the Bedford producer and Banks collaborator for a Journey Inside My Imagination on his latest EP

The OTR Spotify playlist: the tunes we’ve given the thumbs up to over the last few weeks. New tracks added weekly. Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.