A few weeks back I spoke of perfect pairings. To recap, peanut butter and chocolate, scotch and a clean glass, fish and chips, and then there's beer, and, well, it goes with anything. Now two Aimless Skylarking favorites are coming together to make another perfect pairing. Brighton/London label Memorials of Distinction's next compilation, Sentimental Journey, includes a track from Boston area artist Jake Rollins. After last year's absolute banger of an album, Spend a few, Make a few, Jake offers up another kicked back 70's tinged classic, 'Figure it Out'. It's obvious that Jake's been in his Mom and Dad's vinyl again. Sentimental Journey is out April 25th, stream 'Figure it Out' below.
Buy Sentimental Journey here.
Memorials of Distinction had this to say about Sentimental Journey:
"Anyone who says music was better in the old days is an idiot who should be brutally murdered. Old music is rubbish. In an effort to make the world a better place, MoD bought 25 copies of a compilation tape of particularly crap old music - BMG's 'Sentimental Journey' - and have radically repurposed their corporeal vehicles of affected emotion. The cassettes have been emptied of their disgusting post-war shmaltz, and are now full to the brim with the best contemporary underground pop music attainable. Slash-and-burn, baby. Slash-and-burn.
This is the second compilation by MoD to recycle cassettes. A couple of the artists on this one were on the last, albeit in very different forms. Most are new. All are brilliant. These cassettes can't hurt people anymore."
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