Welsh singer/songwriter Simon Love just released his sophomore solo album, Sincerely, S. Love x (Tapete). You should buy it immediately. The foul-mouthed Love will also be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Just in case you aren’t yet aware of this former frontman for the Loves, he took the liberty of introducing himself to you, dear MAGNET reader. And remember, kids: Love is all around and all you need.
Love: Swamp Dogg came to me through his cover of John Prine’s “Sam Stone.” It started playing automagically on the YouTube, and from the photo (the cover of his Cuffed, Collared & Tagged), I thought he was a modern neo-soul singer. But further investigation lead me to a world of wonder. His albums are full of psychedelic soul with one foot in social commentary and another in goofy vignettes. He also has a great line in great liner notes but awful record sleeves cf: 1971’s Rat On. He’s still going, too. Next month he’s releasing an LP, Love, Loss And Auto-Tune.