The Stress of Leisure vs Dark Night of the Soul

This morning I set out into the beautiful drizzle to catch The Stress of Leisure at Tognini’s Cafe (State Library) as part of fete de la musique. And I have to say (despite the venue not being prepared for wet weather) it was great to see The Stress in relaxed troubadour style, bantering with the early morning coffee crowd; dusting off tracks from both albums as well as throwing in a new track and a cover of The Modern Lovers classic, Pablo Picasso. For all those in Brisbane (and beyond) who have not yet become a Leisure Seeker, you can catch the band playing at The Treasury Casino on Thursday, July 23 or alternatively, check out their clip to House and Garden. Great stuff!

 

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And now as the morning slips into afternoon and the rain starts to play its wild timpani on my roof, I totally recommend you check out Dark Night of the Soul. It is a collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch… now that is an interesting mix of minds. Throw into the mix guest appearances by Iggy Pop, Frank Black, Vic Chestnutt, Suzanne Vega & The Flaming Lips and you have a mesmerising, hypnotic soundscape that slips dreamlike through your body.

Sadly, the album may never officially be released due to complications between Danger Mouse and EMI, but never fear, you can listen to the whole album at the moment on NPR, so do yourself a favour on this Sunday afternoon; get comfortable and let yourself enter the Dark Night of the Soul.

Press play here.

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4 responses to “The Stress of Leisure vs Dark Night of the Soul

  1. ghostboy

    wow man, the mere idea of “Dark night” makes my spirits rise (and I’m not just pleased to read you). great link.

  2. mr oCean

    In the deluge of goodness, both Shark-borne and otherwise, I’d missed checking this out ’til now. Magic stuff! Hope EMI pulls its head in sooner or later and lets the magic out in its fullness of wonder. Thanks for the linkgold!

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