2013 album which is destined to go under the radar, well worth a listen.
I was bored one evening and listening to internet radio station Dandelion Radio (link: http://www.dandelionradio.com/), the internet radio station that, as it says, is inspired by legendary late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. A lot of the music was not really stuff that I liked, but there was the occasional track that made me want to investigate the artist further, and one of those tracks was by The Uncluded.
I was intrigued by the relaxing, sweet sound of the track, as well as the familiar female vocalist, Kimya Dawson, whose work was featured heavily in the wonderful film Juno. For the first youtube link of this post, here’s a song from that film that was covered by Dawson, but originally was recorded in 1977 by Barry Louis Polisar, and that is the version you can click on below:
If you want to listen to the Kimya Dawson cover of that song, you can find it on youtube.
So Kimya Dawson is one member of The Uncluded, and the other member is Ian Bavitz, who has acheived a lot of success recording hiphop under the name Aesop Rock, releasing albums on Big Dada records in the UK. So, then, The Uncluded takes a little bit of guitar-y singing and mixes it with rap and beats. Their album grows on you each time you listen to it, with catchiness and poignant lyrics. Here is a great track from The Uncluded’s debut LP, Hokey Fright, released in 2013 (WARNING – mild swearing):
And congratulations to Marion Bartoli, my favourite tennis player, on a wonderful career and winning Wimbledon! I’m a little sad she’s retired.