"Ariana" by Mercury Girls (Slumberland 7")
Yet another classic single from Slumberland. It's unimaginable that there will ever come a time when a record such as "Ariana" won't be met with rejoicing in these quarters. Now that the sun has plucked up the courage to come out in Glasgow it sounds even more lustrous.
"Your Boyfriend's Girlfriend" by Pale Spectres (self-released cdep)
Pale Spectres played one of my favourite Indietracks sets ever with each song seemingly more charming and boasting a more memorable guitar line than the last. "Your Boyfriend's Girlfriend" makes good on the promise of that set. It's just a shame that National Pop League is no more as it would have sounded glorious at volume in of the Woodside Social as the condensed sweat of a hundred dancers dripped down the walls.
"Buy This Record" by Nic Hessler & EZTV (Captured Tracks 7")
There seems to be an exponential decline in the goodwill of record shop regulars towards Record Store Day but I'll be happy for it to continue if at least a few of the future exclusive releases are as great as Nic and EZTV'S Milk'n'Cookies covers 7" or Burger Records' public service vinyl compendium of the slim but joyful output of early 80s group The MnMs. It would appear that neither record made it to the UK in any significant numbers so there was a wee windfall for the Post Office when it became apparent that I needed both.