It wouldn't be the least bit of an exaggeration to say this one is something of a no-namer - but an intriguing one at that. The almost un-Googleable Mrs. Peacock were a trio that strutted their proverbial "stuff" in/around the environs of Gloucester, MA, Side one (tracks 1-3) is impressive DIY post-punk flirting on the fringes of goth. A bit of noir mystique, chiming guitars, and a mouthpiece faintly recalling Julian Cope tally up to more latent potential than one might expect. Two iffier items occupy the flip of My Brain..., with the ambient drone of "Sally's Song" out-weirding anything else in sight. Overall, not bad for a 50 cent yardsale find.
01. My Brain and It's Headlights
02. The Empty Stare
05. Sally's Song
Various Artists: João Gilberto And The Stylists Of Bossa Nova Sing Antonio Carlos Jobim (él Records) - For what would have been his 90th year, él Records has released a lush, delightful two-disc collection of recordings and interpretations of Brazilian songw...
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