Picking her favourite Anton Newcombe cuts...
Anton Newcombe x Tess Parks

Anton Newcombe and Tess Parks are a perfect pairing.

Deeply individual artists, both are from North America – one from California, one from Toronto – with both choosing to settle and make art in Europe.

Now the pair have decided to release a joint album. 'I Declare Nothing' follows a recent Record Store Day release, and will be available from June 29th.

A full tour is forthcoming, but before then Clash asked Tess Parks if she could pick some of her favourite tracks from Anton Newcombe's Brian Jonestown Massacre catalogue.

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'Open Heart Surgery'

I remember my friend Kayla playing me this song and it instantly just ignited something in me. Such a simple, beautiful love song.

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Classic Brian Jonestown Massacre. Can't go wrong with this. Just makes me want to jump and dance around. It sounds like good times.

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'If Love Is The Drug'

Easily one of my top favourite songs of all time. It's just perfect. Anton is the most gifted composer and lyricist.

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'Get Some'

All I've heard of this song is a live version... it sounds like the Velvet Underground, but better.

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'The Devil May Care (Mom & Dad Don't)'

Yeah, wow, again... Anton just knows how to write songs that have a serious impact on his listener's emotions. He can literally just put the same chords you've heard a million times before together and it will be better than anything you've ever heard.

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'I Declare Nothing' will be released on June 29th.

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