Three for the Rotation – Clinic, Foals & Suuns

Three for the Rotation – Clinic, Foals & Suuns

Welcome to “Three for the Rotation,” a new series intended to inject your playlist.  So without further adieu, here’s three albums prime for repeated late-night, dial at 11 listens …


Clinic – Free Reign

15 years into their career, Clinic released their self-produced seventh album, Free Reign, in November on Domino Records. Recorded in Liverpool and mixed by Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never, it’s a jarringly delightful juxtaposition of 60′s and 70′s garage psychedelic and eletro-punk.


Track 6 – For the Season

Foals – Holy Fire

Oxford art rockers, Foals, have recently released their third album, Holy Fire on Transgressive Records, and aside from what the band’s name implies there is nothing green about it. Their confidence apparent, and the album is expansive – it seamlessly moves from dance-punk assault to massively distorted metallic guitar jam outs making it a guilty pleasure you have to indulge.

Track 2 – Inhaler

SuunsImages Du Futur
Montréal ensemble Suuns’ sophomore album, Images Du Futur, is a beautiful buzz of tension tinged rhythms sometimes under, sometimes overtaking frontman Ben Shemire’s nonchalant yet trenchant vocals. Inspired in part by the Quebec student protests, he says the album features, “a climate of excitement, hope and frustration.”

Images Du Futur, is out  March 5th on Secretly Canadian.

Track 5 – Edie’s Dream


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Erika Bogner

Erika Bogner

Contributor at Serial Optimist
Erika Bogner appreciates music and art throughout history, and their delicate dance with society. An all around cultural cavorter, she freelance consults, designs, writes and photographs her way through each day. Erika resides in Brooklyn with her two Boston Terriers near Prospect Park.
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