1. The Gleems (aka, The Jaynells) out of the Bronx were your basic interracial late-era group with two black guys and two Italians. They had one hit on Parkway, and they had That Sound. Oh, and they had originally named themselves The Jaynells, but the record company changed it to The Gleems without telling the group, and they were really unhappy about it. Many pressings of Sandra Baby actually had labels that said “The Jaynells” but then “The Gleems” was later printed over it.

  2. I was excited to see Jarvis Cocker doing some new takes on French classics with Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier (even the album title, Chansons d’Ennui, is perfectly Jarvis). But when I saw they’re in conjunction with Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, it somewhat dampened my enthusiasm.

    Jarvis Cocker & Laetitia Sadier, “Paroles Paroles” (Alain Delon & Dalida cover)

    Jarvis Cocker, “Aline” (Christophe cover)


    And I’ve recently been on a kick for this band, B Boys. Contrary to their, name, you could be forgiven for believing they leaped out of the ’70s post-punk scene, because they’d sound perfectly in place in that milieu. File between: Wire, Mission of Burma, with maybe a chaser of DC post-punk.

    B Boys, “Seagulls”

    B Boys, “I Want”

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