London label Something In Construction are offering up a treat today, a massive album of summer tracks just in time for the fleeting moments in the park ahead called ‘Better Pop Music’. Featuring Air France, Caribou, Memory Tapes and Class Actress it’s a pretty blissful affair including a fair sprinkling of exclusives. You can download the whole thing below.
Plus, we’ve got five physical copies to give away too, with one winner picking up a load of other albums from the label (all the above plus LPs from Forest & The Trees, Acrylics, Silent League and The Rest). To be in with a chance comment below with your favourite summertime tune, that one track that sums up lazy days in the park with good friends and a few ciders. I’ll select five winners next Monday (May 24th).
Try before you download above, and watch a few of the acts on the label below. The excellently-named Fitness Club Fiasco are a bunch of Bristolian electro-poppers with a soft spot for The Postal Service and in a dancey kind of way Los Campesinos. The Forest And The Trees, meanwhile, are from Sweden and purvey shimmering Scandanavian pop (think Air France sped up a bit) while New York’s Class Actress are the new project of Elizabeth Harper. The latter also featured on the third Radar mixtape.
For more info on Something In Construction, head to their site.
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NB, thanks for all your suggestions. Here’s a We7 playlist of the 29 best ideas (and Len)
(Update 24th May)
OK. First prize winner: Ultraghost. Other four winners: Leah, Adam Skirving, Wildee and Michael Townsend. Email your names and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get the CDs mailed out