Auditory Pleasures // #34

Welcome back to another insight into some of the tracks which have caught my attention over the past week. Here is another collection of Auditory Pleasures.

The xx’s sparse sound calls for headphone listening in a dimly lit room. Barcelona-based John Talabot’s take on Shelter is therefore all the more impressive with it’s Caribbean feel and upbeat nature, perfect for a more social environment than the original.

The xx – Shelter (John Talabot Feel It Too remix)
Shelter (John Talabot’s Feel it too Remix) by John Talabot

Jens Lekman returns with The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love, a track penned from the heart following what sounds like a relationship breakup. The arrangement lends itself to Lekman’s voice, backing the vocals elegantly as the perfect accompaniment.

Jens LekmanThe End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love

Deerhunter could be compared to a fine wine, as it matures it becomes richer and more palatable, something the band seem to have tapped into and produced for their latest track. Revival will be taken from the band’s upcoming new album Halcyon Digest and is a short insight into what to expect from Bradford Cox and company.


The Charlatans return with the lead single from their upcoming album Who We Touch. Love Is Ending manages to mix new and old seamlessly, somehow sounding like it could be earlier Charlatans material while still sounding fresh and up to date.

The CharlatansLove Is Ending