Asthmatic Kitty artist Liz Janes doesn’t always get the credit she deserves as a musical adventurer, always throwing herself into new sounds. Her latest album, Say Goodbye, was only released in the US late last year and in the UK last month, but already here comes a cover of one track, ‘Bitty Thing’, by fellow Asthmatic Kitty signing My Brightest Diamond. It’s part of the new seven-track Time & Space EP, paying tribute to Janes, not only from within the AK stable (Son Lux, Helado Negro) but also admirers from further afield.
01 Son Lux, ‘Desert’
02 My Brightest Diamond, ‘Bitty Thing’
03 Helado Negro, ‘Tristeza’
04 Black Heart Procession, ‘Martyr’s Grind Up’
05 Fol Chen, ‘Streetlight’
06 Danielson, ‘Wonderkiller’
07 Arrington de Dionyso, ‘Poison & Snakes’
Stream the whole EP over on Bandcamp, where it’s on sale for just $5.
Liz is in the UK in May supporting another Asthmatic Kitty artist, Julianna Barwick, at London venue The Slaughtered Lamb.
In other My Brightest Diamond news, check out the recent video for ‘The Sea’. This track is one of two original songs (the other is by Clare & The Reasons) on the new spoken-word album from Turkish writer/poet Mustafa Ziyalan. Letters To Distant Cities, out next week via New Amsterdam Records. From the press release: “‘The Sea’ opens the album and cracks the door to a mythical realm, into which Shara Worden enters and embodies the female persona of Ziyalan’s poetry, speaking the texts of twenty-four poetic snapshots, connected by Rob Moose’s incidental reflections and interventions for violin.”