Concord Label Group
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:58:00 GMT
Crate Digging is a music discovery platform where contributors take home and discuss two records from across Concord Recorded Music’s active and historical labels.
Joe Rice, music supervisor at SixtyFour Music, discusses his frontline and catalogue releases.
I hadn’t heard of Elvis Costello’s newest release Hey Clockface, but now having a listen through I can't work out how I missed it. It's an eclectic mix; moving from ethereal tracks to more traditional ballad and rock songs.
Hey Clockface is a lot more eclectic than other releases of his and there's something very cinematic about it as it moves through lots of genres. It has a David Bowie quality about it.
The standout track on the album for me must be ‘Revolution #49’. It sounds like the opening credits to a movie or the start of a play where the scene is being set; the lyrics really help transport you into the story.
I also think 'Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?' has something very fun and upbeat about it; the instrumental could work for a lot of things.
For a catalogue release, it had to be Jonathan Richman’s ‘I, Jonathan’ because the album became a staple of Lockdown for my girlfriend and I. 'I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar' was the soundtrack of 2020 for me, but also I'm a big fan of The Modern Lovers.
For this release, Jonathan Richman basically delivers a garage rock album which has catchy pop hooks with an off-key punk delivery. There's something very familiar about it even if you've never heard it. Some tracks have a blues and folk feel to them; it's all super catchy.
My favourite track is 'I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar', it's just a very fun track, very upbeat and doesn't take itself too seriously. You could almost play it on the dance floor. Again, it also reminds me of Lockdown so there's some nostalgia attached to it.
I would say there’s something in ‘Tandem Jump’ that would work in sync. The tracks timeless groove could soundtrack multiple media from adverts to films.
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