Hot Press Electric Picnic CD: Our Friends Electric
Included with the mag is a CD. It's not an Insta-Marriage Electric Picnic Festival CD, but Our Friends Electric: Ten Essential Picnic Tracks does offer ten songs by artists at this weekend's Electric Picnic Festival, and word is, they're "essential".
Our Friends Electric Track Listing:
1. Bloc Party - Banquet
2. Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams Of Pavement
3. Duke Special - Maps (Live) (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover, available on the Portrait EP, recorded at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast) A cover of "Maps", why hasn't anyone else thought of that?! Yikes, this song is covered often. I should produce a "Maps" covers album, pronto. Piano + dude, sincere cover here.
4. Semifinalists - The Chemicals That Wait (available on Semifinalists) Chirpy, synth-heavy, sweeping and dramatic but on a small-scale
5. Hot Chip - Crap Kraft Dinner (available on Coming On Strong) Mellow, sad electronica.
6. Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
7. Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
8. Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
9. Tilly & The Wall - Nights Of The Living Dead
10. dEUS - 7 Days, 7 Weeks (available on Pocket Revolution) Sweet vocals and lyrics mixed with music that sometimes sounds like it's played at the wrong speed (I need to listen to it more to figure out what about it sounds a bit off to me. Nifty and then... off)