Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Miscellany: Rocket Bureau, RiceCrackers, Tomiji, Lumps, Averkiou, Dripping Wet


Hope these get your pieholes quarter-moon-shaped. Sappy Habbath.


We're glad this Madisonian alerted us to his silo of freebies at Bandcamp.


Another fun email headsup. Boston band claims to "all Asian," although chanteuse Olivia West admits guitarist Huxley is a half-Russian Caucasian who lived in Singapore. But who cares, the music drives cleverly and reminds us of no grandmother we've ever known.


This chanson parisienne can be freely downloaded here.




Our favorite from a 20-song compilation by King Pizza Records.


Yes, another to love from the Gainsville band.


These Denton jangleurs almost (but not quite) make us proud to be Tetsuns. We best like #s 1, 3, and 5.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Faves from the Skywave Tribute: Static Daydream & We Miss The Earth + Ceremony


Widgeted below are two of our favorites from Got That Feeling, the excellent tribute to Fredericksburg, VA shoegazers Skywave. The nineteen-song compilation is available for name-your-price download, courtesy of The Blog That Celebrates Itself. Former members have gone on to form other bands we love, including Ceremony, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Static Daydream, two of which are featured on the tribute. Several excellent reviews can be accessed at The Planet Of Sound.





We should have posted "Stars Fall" long ago, our all-time favorite by Ceremony. (It's actually the top-ranked track at our Last.fm page.) If you like it on the vid, click  the link below for the free download, courtesy of Last.fm. Approximate lyrics here.



Friday, June 26, 2015

Did You Die


After they somehow found out we loved some of their tunes in the second widget below, the Vancouver band let us know about/love the tune in the Felix Fung-produced first.



We especially love #s 1 & 4, and very much like their cover of an all-time fave (#2).



White Bleaches' Bad Character


We'd like to thank Psychgazer (Episode 86) for the headsup on these Melbourne psychmeisters, and hereby do so. You can find another excellent f&ld (free and legal downloadable) here.

Touched by Volage

Ooooh, an upsidedown Hofner!

Here is our favorite off this Psychotic Reaction comp, but you might prefer one of the other twelve. And that's totally fine.



That previously posted song by the Tours band is still available here.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Mess: THING, Truls Mörck, Os Noctambulos, Heaters, Gilligan Smiles, Jabber, Listen Lady, Real Numbers, The Wild

Pull on up to the b0ard and feast on THING and things.


Song #2 got us twitchin' as well.

Here are our three favorites (that we haven't already posted) from The Active Listener Sampler 33, which we just now found in our emailbox. Thank you, Nathan Ford.







Oh, and here's another groovy li'l number courtesy of The Active Listener.





We have a new musicfriend!!! We found Thorsten Sideb0ard because he liked someTHING at Bandcamp we also liked and voila! Not only does he have fabulous hair but he also has fabulous taste in music. Here are a few THINGS we found by clicking around his Bandcamp collection.


Be sure and check out song #2, too.


We also very much "dug" #4.


Lots of good pop in this one, so drink up.


And tons more tasties on this comp, some of which we're planning to post in future. But, hey, go ahead and sample now, if you JUST CAN'T WAIT.

Finally, thanks, Thorsten, for following me, too. I'm looking forward to Bandcamp email notifications of what you're buying.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Soundclouders: Pana Waves, Dollar Bar, Lindberg Hotel, Young Jesus, Amaxa, Nectarine Pie


Let us rise and drift on this cloudy Sunday.


More by and about these Bard'stowners here and here.


The original by Arbuckle is one of our all-time faves. You can buy it here. Catch Arbuckle live here. (Posted by a member of Dollar Bar.) Read a little (very little) here.


Remember our previous post by these Curitibanos??? If not, 'sokay.





Apropos of the Sabbath. Chicagoans are Facebookable.


We wuv wawa. Found these Stockholmers at this site full of mucho wawa and other kinds of psychedelia and progressivia. We hovered and discovered the following to be freely downloadable:  2, 5, 13, 14, 15, 24, 28, 39, 41, 42, 50, 53, 55, 61, 64, 75, 79, 82, 105, 122, 141, 154, 158, 162, 165, 166, 170, 184, 185, 191.


Learn more about these Oaklander psychgaragers here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tiger Waves' Lost Album Found


Approximately 31 years ago we got turned way on by Austin/Chicago band Tiger Waves. We've just been notified they've dropped a superb 12-song Lost Album and made it available for free download at Soundcloud. The following are our very favorites, although we love and could have pretty much posted every song.



As previously noted, you can download beaucoup TW songs freely and legally at Soundcloud, but we can't resist posting two of our all-time faves from their catalogue. Feel free to check out the rest if you're so reclined.



And in case it's slipped (or never entered) your memory, we relink you back to our three-year-old post***on another incatnation of TW, yclept "Southern Boutique." More excellent free and legals await you there. To whet your appetite, here's one SB song we posted that's also on the new/old TW LP. Confusing?

Sunday, June 07, 2015

PP-IAE: Roaring Juniors, Wild Meadows, Andy Ketch, Moving To Ashbury, Swedish Death Candy, For Keeps


Possible Pleasure-Inducing Aural Experiences:


We also very much enjoyed #8 by these Ann Arborites.


Melbourne band go four-for-four on this excellent EP.


Chicago popper liked by Ms. Ketch and us. #1's the one we actually wanted to lead off with, but Bandcamp sometimes insists otherwise. Oh, heh, when you click play, it leads off with #1. Heh.





We also very much like #7, 8, & 9 by this Swedish band.


Swedish name but band's from London.


More sweetness, in this case from Denver.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mellow Miscellany: Hidden Pictures, Rite Flyers, Freelove Fenner, Citradels, Honeymoon, Broken Fires


We're in kind of a mood mellow on this last day of May. Hope that's okay.


Thanks to Last.fm friend and Bandcamp followee Miyuki for the headsup on the latest from this Oakland band we've enjoyed for years. And here are some n-y-pers from a previous HP LP.

That riff at 00.05 in Song #3 kind of reminds us of the recurring riff in KISS's "Comin' Home," you? Okay, right, discipline, pp, stay focussssed. Well, can we just mention we also really like #9??? Whatever.


Gotta thank Jennifer LeDuc for the SOTO headsup on this Austin band. Song has kind of an, I don't know, XTC feel to it, yes? . . . Um, focus, pp?


Found this at It's a Jangle Out There, for which, many thanks. N-Y-P download here.




Read a most interesting interview of the Melbourne band at The Active Listener.


We also love #2 on this Brooklyn band's EP.


Yessss, we pick up the pace just a jot for this post's Swansea song.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

rECENT fINDS: Puma Pumku, Dolores, Scupper, DEAFCULT, The Sun Machine, Undone


We've been enjoying these and wondered if you might, too. 








Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Faves from The Active Listener Sampler 32: The Hanging Stars, Mystery Flavors, Wesley Fuller, The Noble Krell, Tangerine Love Puppies, High Mountain Bluebirds


Mr. Nathan Ford has recently posted one of the best ever samplers fronted by the indispensable blog/label, The Active Listener. Here are our favorites, tendered with many thanks to Mr. Ford and TAL. We strongly suggest you click here and check out the rest.

B-b-b-b-but, pp, aren't all the songs available in each of the widgets below????? 

Why, yes, yes they are, you clever Thing you.








ZANY LITTLE WIDGET SEPARATOR





Thursday, May 21, 2015

Still Afloat at Soundcloud: Dead Parties, Colored Lights, Funeral Advantage, Averkiou, King Kartel, Tusks


We've struggled through the week regretting we hadn't shared with you all we'd recently found at Soundcloud. So let us try and make partial amends with a baker's handful of songs we're loving. This still isn't all we've found there, so the struggle continues.

That previous one we posted by these Barcelonaussie charmerchimers is still downloadable here.

Freely download the Norsemen's song here.

Face off with the Beantown band here.




We recently posted some seven-year old songs by this Gainesville group 
with the unpronounceable name. This younger song is downloadable here.

We also posted one previously by this Manchester band, and it's still here!!!

Visit the excellent Brighton band here.
Update: They seem to have negated its freebietude. Usually 
we respond in kind, but what the Hades, let it stand.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Custom Made for You: Feel Weird, The Thing, Paper Apes, Human Hymn, The Astral Planes, Stereoma


Floating around on Soundcloud, we chanced upon an invigorating series of samplers from an entity called Custom Made Music. All the songs in the four samplers we sampled are available for free download. Forthwith, a few of our favorites.








Strange Babes' Eponymous Debut


Yankiwi band Strange Babes have dropped an excellent debut album and are making it available here for free downloading. Go to Facebook for other kinds of acculturation.

Four from The Accord


We weren't able to gather much written information on Leeds band The Accord, but the musical inputs more than satisfied. They've got more freebies and streamies at their Soundcloud page, and you can read a bit here. Below are four (or five) of our favorites so far. (Click down arrows to download.)




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mighty Fine Finds: Mystery Flavors, Shadow Folk, Crosa Rosa


Oot and aboot, we found this loot.

Many thanks to The Active Listener for the headsup on these frightfully satisfying Frisco jangleurs. Nathan's got some freebies by a couple more artistes here.




Each of the following four widgets opens with our favorite from these excellent Halifax, NS, psychpoppers.










Thanks to Psychgazer for the intro to this merry band from Nottingham.




Actually, #1 ("Jigsaw") is the one we prefer, but sometimes Bandcamp just will work its will. Bitch.


Here's the Crosa Rosa tune on to which Psychgazer first turned us. You can buy it here.