Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jangle Till You Dangle with The Blurries

Whoa, HITW's where we saw LeRoi Brothers! Coo.

Do you enjoy these little background stories we tell? No? Coo, so just skip down to the songs.

Anyhoo, listening to a little playlist we'd put together called "Built to Pop," we were delighted by "Sunlight," a song by Janglecorers, The Blurries. After minimal searching, we found it available for free and legal action at Bandcamp. (See below.) The Dallas band were inspired by sounds wafting from other places, specifically, Hoboken, California, Liverpoo, and Athens (Ga., not Gr., WE THINK). Paper Cuts has bled for almost five years now, so you cutting edge POPPERS might not be interested.

As we entered HITW, the band were setting up. We asked Joe (or maybe Steve), 
"Could you play 'Are You With Me Baby (Say Yeah)'?" and he said, 
"Yeah, I think we could play that one." And they did!

And, of course, you should check this action:

Xmas & Baseball with Vista Blue

Every teenboy's dream.

Damned if this jaunty little number didn't (and possibly damned if it did) get us in a yuletide mood, and only six months to go!

Perhaps more seasonally apropos (in the USA) is this collection of baseball-themed poppers at the Nashville cats' Bandcamp.

Thanks to the excellent Faster and Louder for the batterup.

Black Liquid Drop Drop The Drop

Whoaaaaaa, Faultless Spray is our brand, too!!! Coo.

We love the driving, jangly psych through which these Austinites aim to keep their native city weird.

Waitress - Delay Our Time

His aim is true, but where are the wings?

Really nice gaze by these Saskatoonsmiths. The URL at their Facebook page includes the number "666," so look out.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Streamers: Arvidson & Butterflies, Cool Ghouls, Pale Lights, Tiga Lilly, Jim Younger's Spirit, Broncho, The Phantoms, Flamingo, Avers, The Lees of Memory

We very much liked or loved the following, but they couldn't "get it on" with Songdrop. That's why they're being streamed rather than widgeted. Hope you like.

Fantastic powerpop from these Gothenburgers, courtesy of Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records. We also especially favored #s 6 & 8. Thanks to Powerpopaholic for the headsup.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Riding With the Big Fish (and Walrus): Paul Hayworth, The Deathrettes, Crocodile Deathspin + The Tall King Dogs, Walrus, High Mountain Bluebirds, The Grand Illusion, My Expansive Awareness


Psychgazer's just done a couple of those monster posts of hisorhers, so we remora attach and cruise on The Big One's back. We checked out all 50 recommendations in Psychgazer .108 June Psych Playlist, and post first our favorite downloadables.

We deeply dug this former fluffer at Titanic Hotel Liverpool's oeuvre and look forward to further explorations of his bountiful riches. On Coastal Legends, we also favored #s 3, 5, 7, & 11.

Now let us travel way down south, 'round the Cape.

We keep heading east toward (we're guessing) California?

Although we've already Songdropped these below, let us draw further attention to:

Walrus - Wearing It

More from Halifax here.

High Mountain Bluebirds - Peter Fonda I Love You

Bunch more tweedly-dee at SoundCloud.

The Grand Illusion - Shake Shake

Face off with the Warrington band here.

My Expansive Awareness - Do You Wanna Be Rich?

They are from Zaragoza, the luckies.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Music of the Sphere: New Boss, Manhattan Love Suicides, Blanche Hudson Weekend, Acapulco Lips, PJ Harvey, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Desert Mountain Tribe, Golden Daze, Peach Kelli Pop, White Lodge, Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Brand New, Thee Oh Sees

Many thanks to these ace bloggers for providing the following. We're beyond thrilled to be reprising "Skulls," even though it accompanies a bit o' bittersweet, squirrely news. And, yes, you knew it was coming: since we're talking  TMLS & Polaroid, you will most definitely want to click here to grab the incandescent, if lo-fi, "Kessler Syndrome." We love that new one down there (Thanks, SOTO!!) by longtime faveband Dinosaur Jr.. We just checked and sure enough, our longago post still has a viable mp3 of the fantastic "Almost Ready." (Just click the songtitle to the left and you can hear/download.)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wesley Fuller's Forthcoming Fivepopper + Hurricane Fighter Plane

Early this morning (5:43 A.M., for you exactophiles), we were notified that Melbourne glamodpsychpopper Wesley Fuller is set to release his five-song EP, Melvista, via 1965 Records this coming July 8. Thanks to the ever-active Nathan Ford, we were able to share the title song with you approximately . . . no, holy shite, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TODAY!!! Karma? Kismet? All-around good klean living? Yeah, probably.

Anyway, if you missed it, you can go back to that previous post or you can listen and download it via the triple j unearthed widget below. This is only our second post to incorporate triple j widgetry, so if you missed those fab songs by Adelaide band The Arch Menaces, click here to unearth 'em.

Click here to download.

We also posted another fab Wesley Fuller song courtesy of The Active Listener's superb covers comp, Nuggets 2 Revisited, viz.:

You've probably been asking yourself, "pp, just who was it notified you at 5:43 A.M. today?" Well, it was Alix Weymouth of Wasted Youth PR. And Alix didn't just stop at notifying us, oh, no, far from. He also let us hear the following cut off the forthcoming Wesley Fuller EP, Melvista.

So thank you, Alix, for everything! You are our new best friend who doesn't actually know us and, if you play your cards right, probably never will.

Finally - and we do hope this post hasn't gone on too long - we want to post some fabulous tuneage from the aforementioned Wesley Fuller's previous band, the poetically named Hurricane Fighter Plane. We got on a little HFP kick probably about a year ago or so today, and bought everything we could, which unfortunately wasn't very much quantitatively but thrilled us deeply qualitatively. So here's what we found and bought:

We don't usually "dig" videos all that much, but Wesley and the  "Plane" made some we do deeply "dig." So here are a few of them. (Update: Thanks to the prompting of longtime visitor J. B. Goode, we found free and legal downloadables for "Aftermath" and "Tell No Lies." See below.)

"Aftermath" is downloadable here at the late band's blog.

"Tell No Lies" is also downloadable at the aforementioned bandblog.

Oh, and (blushing), almost forgot: here's the video for "Melvista."

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Egyptian Blue Share The Rot

Man/Woman/Whatever, we love those Erik Blood songs so much we haven't wanted to obtrude another post that drives them down the page! (Anyway, that's our excuse and we're sticking with it (for now, at least.)))) But blogging being what it is, we must move on. And happily we do sow (further seed)

We found these Colchester lads at Cotswoldsblog The Mad Mackerel and are frightfully glad we did. If you like the poppsycher below, go to SoundCloud for more downloadable action.

Did we say "Colchester"? Wow, we've been there, got friends there . . . Hi, Mo, Nigel, Pat!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Touched by Blood

By following a link to his latest LP, we lucked onto a name-your-price offering of Seattlite Erik Blood's Touch Screens, one of our favorite purchases of 2012. Highlighted below are but a couple of our favorites from TS, plus several others we found at his Bandcamp site.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Streamers: Mind Meld, J. Robbins, Abjects, TV Crime, Tommy And The Rockets, The Lees Of Memory

Abjects bid New Mexico adieu.

We're not saying these haven't dropped, oh, no, no no. They just won't drop via Songdrop (and it's not necessarily the 'drop's fault).

Monday, May 02, 2016

Music of the Sphere: Lambrettas, Sunflower Bean, I Was a King, Gentleman Jesse And His Men, Telekinesis, An Horse, Kaiser Chiefs, Love is All, Cruiserweight, Glasvegas, Longwave, Metric, Spoon, Blink-182

This was going to be a simple followup to yesterday's Austin Town Hall archives post (and basically still is), but we thought we'd include a couple of recent finds as well, while we're at it. Hope that's okay with youse.

The Lambrettas - Living For Today & Da-a-a-ance - Still in Rock

Sunflower Bean - I Was Home - KEXP Blog (pic)

From ATH Way Back When:

I Was a King - Norman Bleik - Austin Town Hall
Gentleman Jesse And His Men - I Don't Wanna Know - Austin Town Hall
Telekinesis - Coast of Carolina - Austin Town Hall
An Horse - Camp Out - Austin Town Hall

Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss a Beat - Austin Town Hall
Love is All - Wishing Well - Austin Town Hall
Cruiserweight - Balboa - Austin Town Hall
Glasvegas - Geraldine - Austin Town Hall

Longwave - Sirens in the Deep - Austin Town Hall
Metric - Help I'm Alive - Austin Town Hall
Spoon - Everything Hits at Once - Austin Town Hall
Blink-182 - Aliens Exist - Austin Town Hall

We checked and found that our mp3 link to that fabulous IWaK debut is still working, but what the heck, ATH deserved your custom. You might enjoy the live video we posted there, so let's post it here as well. Great performance, plus you get to practice your Norwegian.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Found at ATH: Pontiffs of Puff, aka "The Smoking Popes"

On a whim we betook ourselves to the very first post at Austin Town Hall, one of our favorite music blogs, and began to work our way from past toward present. We actually had time to make it through only the first year of ATH's existence but along the way encountered a number of pleasure-giving aural opportunities to which we wish to alert you. In a separate post we will publish the rest of what we've found so far but wanted to lead with our very favorite song by Windy City faveband The Smoking Popes. Sample it below and if you like, click this ATH link for enhanced activity. Buy some here and here.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Planet Trampoline Are Outta This World

These Cleveland psychpoppers def got us jumping. We lead with a downloadable oldie and then point you toward some personal faves from their March 2016 release, Dark Rides and Grim Visions. (It don't get much poppier than that, wot?)

We also particularly like #7, 9, & 11.

The LP title of course reminded us of The Damned's "Grimly Fiendish," but here's our favorite from Phantasmagoria.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Streamer: Household Names - Hold On Tight!

Recent promptings, within and without, decree the posting of this Austune.
Frankly, it's beyond my control.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From The Active Listener Sampler 41: Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Diamond Incarnation, The Creatures of the Golden Dawn, Psychic Lemon

Well, it's another month (it always is . . . eventually) and therefore another top-notch compilation from the top-notch blog/daily fix known as The Active Listener. Spotlighted below are our four favorites, but within each widget is each of the seventeen mindblowers in this 41st sampler. ( When we saw that number, we felt a flicker of farback flummox. For some reason, in one phase of our wasted youth, we and our fellow dingbats always used to smirk nastily at the number 41. Like if your P.E. shorts were number "41," everyone else would smirk while you (we) blushed. Never actually figured out why, but we smirked (and blushed) with the best (or worst) of 'em. When we moved to a bigger city we never encountered this particular numerical taboo again (although "maturity" put us in touch with other, rather pleasurable, ones.))

Note: Click on the comptitle to go to its Bandcamp page, which has links to the bands in the sampler.

Goodman's Gullah Gullah Island

I guess we missed the original that so inspired good man Goodman, but we love this cover he's made 'n' dropped for nyp download. We've been enjoying this nyp (new york popper) for several years now, so what better way to celebrate Primary Day in the Empire State?

While we're at it, here's Goodman's "Telegram Girl," one of our very favorite powerpop tunes from 2015. Sure, we dropped it into a Songdrop widget long ago, but maybe you missed it? Oh, and a hearty huzzah now that Songdrop has reappeared! Be still my hearts.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Songdropless Sunday: The Orange Kyte, REVERENDS, New Age Healers, The Blurry Minds, Sun Mahshene

These actually dropped but so, apparently, has Songdrop, as in "outtasight." We hope it's just temporary, but in case it isn't, we wanted to post these outtasight little numbers we found at that psuperb Psychgazer post .106 we referenced yesterday.

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