Big Star – Live in New York, 1974

Big Star are awesome. Alex Chilton was such a fantastic songwriter and as a band they had such great energy and musical brilliance between them. I would have gone for number 1 record (I really dig the contributions of Chris Bell in the early stuff) or third ('Nightime' and 'Kangaroo' are two of my favourite tunes) but they didn’t have either unfortunately, so I went with this guy instead, a pretty awesome document of an amazing band at arguably the peak of their powers.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Thank God for Mental Illness

Admittedly I found out about B.J.M from watching the insanely good Dig documentary on my gap year. Since then it’s been hard not to be quite hooked - Anton as a character and creative figure is just so intriguing and inspiring. This record comes out of what was probably the band's most prolific period and takes an interesting turn favouring smaller production with a western lilt, almost Jefferson airplane-ish at times. You can really hear the people behind the music and I feel that is an underappreciated facet of older methods of production these days.

Chet Baker – Sings

Chet has always been a favorite of mine. His feel on the trumpet is unique and genial, but his voice is what really intrigued me. Humble and delicate yet capable of carrying some weighty and emotionally rich standards. When I find myself trying to write creatively in other forms than music, I find this record a great accompaniment, un-intrusive yet packed full of lyrical and musical dynamism if you want to listen.

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

Probably my favourite band at the moment. I loved their previous records Content Nausea and Light Up Gold and when Human Performance came out it felt like they’d really honed everything that made them so great. Songs like 'Steady On My Mind' remind me of Velvet Underground esq ditties, while 'Human Performance' and 'Outside' are a blend of rich lyrical narrative and complex musicality and production. Great record.

Radiohead – The Bends

Radiohead’s best album. Come at me…

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Isaac Gracie's self-titled debut album is out now. Check out the video for 'Last Words' beow, along with more photos from the shoot. A huge thanks to Sister Ray for allowing us to take the photos in their store.

Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie
Record Shopping With I.Gracie