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Our Week In Spotify Bangers IV
The Quietus , November 18th, 2012 15:08

It's that time of the week again... 13 tracks selected from Spotify that span the music we've covered this week on the site.

Moon Duo - 'Sleepwalker'

Moon Duo hit London this past week. We imagine they sent various minds into thee orbit… much like will happen when you listen to this mix they did for us here.

Minny Pops - 'A Feeling'

Mainstays of the Dutch post-punk scene Minny Pops are playing live in London on 26th November. In advance of their show, frontman Wally Van Middendorp discusses reformation, Joy Division and cheeky northerners. Read the full interview here.

John Talabot - 'When The Past Was Present'

tQ's Rory Gibb headed to Turin last week to the 12th edition of the city's annual Club To Club festival, and along the way encountered vast quantities of gin, a leather clad cherub and - one of the highlights - a live performance from Barcelona's disco/house alchemist John Talabot. Click here to read the full review.

Lust for Youth - 'Always Changing'

"Growing Seeds works because the integrity of its parts – melody and noise, innocence and depravity, light and darkness – remain intact." Read our review of Lust For Youth's new LP Growing Seeds here.

Death Grips - 'Get Got'

A scholar of Death Grips, John Calvert expected to prostrate himself before the menace of MC Ride and Zach Hill. But is this the punk he was looking for? Find out by reading the full Calvert Report here.

Sidi Toure - 'Maimouna'

Our man David 'Rockfort' McKenna speaks to Sid Touré about turmoil in Mali and hopes for the future, voodoo, trance and the griot tradition. Read our interview here.

Hello Skinny - 'Hello Skinny'

"Shabaka Hutchings' clarinet snakes between the nursery rhyme nightmare lyrics, then is replaced by a rasping baritone saxophone and crisp club beats for a hard bopstep breakdown." Read our full review of Hello Skinny's debut album, complete with Residents cover, here

Anaal Nathrakh - 'Todos Somos Humanos'

"On record, and with each passing LP, they become oddly, almost paradoxically 'catchy', to the extent that upon first hearing Vanitas I flippantly referred to it as 'apocalypse pop' and as a consequence have since driven myself mental trying to work out exactly what I meant by it." Read Toby Cook's Columnus Metallicus, where he reviews Anaal Nathrakh's new LP Vanitas, here.

Robyn - 'Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do'

Robert Barry traveled to Pitchfork's Paris Festival recently and, while finding that many current buzz-bands seemed to be taking themselves a little too seriously, saw plenty of good stuff too. Robyn, "simply the best, most highly disciplined female dance-pop performer there is right now," was a highlight. Click here to read the full review.

Factory Floor - 'Lying'

This Saturday 17th November Factory Floor continue their artists-in-residence stint at London's ICA with a collaborative performance with Hannah Sawtell, "combining Factory Floor's distinctive analogue sound with Sawtell's digital reworking". Read Factory Floor discussing the collaboration here.

Swans - 'Lunacy'

Michael Gira's mighty Swans laid waste to London's Koko on Thursday night with a performance among the best, most intense and most physical the Quietus staff have ever witnessed. In advance of the performance, Gira himself talked us through 13 favourite albums, including Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Arvo Part and Throbbing Gristle. Read his list here.

METZ - 'Knife In The Water'

November spawned a Metz tour! Check out the full list of dates here.

William Basinski - 'Disintegration Loop 1.3'

"If the world's ending I can afford to get a fresh pack of cigarettes." William Basinski has recently reissued his seminal Disintegration Loops. He tells John Doran about his career, 9/11 and the joys of working with tape loops. Read the full interview here.

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