Beyond the Pale

Goodness, three months into the pandemic we have guests back on No Magic. What a strange relief! It's a special one too, since former BFF.fm Radical Advice host Lily Sloane is here with collaborator Martin Austwick to talk about their new mini album as Pale Bird & Lily Sloane, I Told You How Important You Would Be, which is available in all good record stores on July 28th. On Bandcamp you can find two tracks available now. We'll be playing them, along with discussion about long-distance composition and collabroation, the vibrant Song Fight community here in the Bay Area that bore their record, and they'll be playing some of their related inspirations too.

Meanwhile, the featured record this week is PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, a stunning work, and segues nicely with our guest's contributions of compellingly crafted duets, and characterful songwriting.

You can pre-order I Told You How Important You Would Be on Bandcamp now!

Playlist

  1. Honey by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on Honey (Flightless)
  2. An I Missing Something? by JARV IS… on Beyond The Pale (Rough Trade)
  3. Prisoners by Doves (Heavenly)
  4. All & Everyone by PJ Harvey on Let England Shake (Vagrant )
  5. Long Distance by Turin Brakes on Ether Song (Astralwerks)
  6. Break
  7. Dog Proposal by Dry Cleaning on Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks EP (It's OK)
  8. Surrender by Will Butler on Generations (Merge)
  9. The Glorious Land by PJ Harvey on Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  10. Break
  11. Indeterminator by Pale Bird & Lily Sloane on I Told You How Important You Would Be (Self Released)
  12. Water Me Down by Vagabon on Vagabon (Nonesuch)
  13. Interference by Thom Yorke on Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (XL)
  14. Break
  15. To Kick Off This Apocalypse by Pale Bird & Lily Sloane on I Told You How Important You Would Be (Self Released)
  16. Hunter by Björk on Homogenic (Elektra)
  17. Como Se Goza en el Barrio by Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos on Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (Atlantic)
  18. Break
  19. In The Dark Places by PJ Harvey on Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  20. Inspirit by Julianna Barwick on Healing Is A Miracle (Ninja Tune)
  21. This Mess We're In (feat. Thom Yorke) by PJ Harvey on Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (Island)
  22. Break
  23. Eurasia by Tengger on Nomad (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
  24. Try by Airhockey on Walkthrough EP (Pet Tapes)