Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Age - Trafalgar


Bandcamp just* notified us that these Halifax psychpoppers have just* released a pleasing little EP, and we're awfully glad they (notifiers & releasers) did. We particularly like the title cut.

*as in 26aug15, actually

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paul Kelly Gets Us Happy

Spring is about to fall and so, says Happy, the Aussie festival season is upon us. We doubt we'll be able to make it down, but seeing Paul Kelly was slated to perform reminded us of two of our favorite songs from the late 80s. We bought Under The Sun (twice) when the band was yclept Paul Kelly & the Messengers, but, like, what's in a name, yeah? Fantastic tunes by one of Oz's yugest talents. You can buy the LP or individual songs here.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Resonars + Prom Body + more from AZ


Prom Body's #2. You know we love The Resonars, yes?

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haven't had this much fun blogging in a long, long time! Ten in a row while scarcely muttering a word! Wheeeee keep this up and wheeeee just might blog more often. And these last ten only stretch from May to, I don't know, June, maybe July of this year. Gotta grab some dindin, so luego, muchacho/as.

Mindflowers - Heat Wavve


We also especialllly like #5, 6, 7, and 9 by this Sacramento band. Thanks to The Active Listener for the headsup.

HYLA - Weightless Cloud


Great gaze from Perth, WA. 

Sun Mahshene - On Blood w/ Paul O'Connor


Pscintillating psychgaze from Dublin. Check out #1 (all three, if you like) on this EP as well.

Yo maté a tu perro - Todo está bien


No, we didn't off yer pooch, they did. Or so they say. All's cool, mkay?

The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Martians Don't Surf


For the psychedelically inclined, courtesy of The Active Listener.

CITY OF ME - Done


It probably takes a lot of guts to make music, or do anything, in their CITY these days. And do they ever do it well!

Travelling Wave - Motorcycle Two


Great driving gaze from Brazil! A little muted because it's a rehearsal session. The studio version and full resulting LP are available for nypdl here.

The Astral Planes - Stay Alive


We already posted #2 ("Tides") by this Louisville band and then found the whole dangnice LP available for free download. Might we also recommend #7 & #9? Why, yes, we just might, and do.

The Thing: Spike (plus much more)


We already posted #1 by these Torineros (or whatever people from that enchanted land call themselves), but then found this whole downloadable LP. We especially love #3 (see above in pride of place), #6, & #8. BTW, we're planning to post a bunch of songs without a bunch of commentary. By the time you reach this post, you'll see what was going on. Being minor league bloggers, it really doesn't matter now, does it?

Monday, August 24, 2015

La Garçonne: Stranger in the Dark


My god, what a song, perfect for doing whatever one does with a(n) hiatus: end it, mend it, break it, kill it, cause it (because, let's face it, it wouldn't even exist if it weren't ended, mended, etc. It'd just be cessation, death, terminus, whatever). Anyway, sorry. we've been otherwise engaged (although we've dropped oodles at Songdrop.)

Found at TBTCI, for which, many, many thanks. Go there and read the interview and listen to more. Facebook. Bandcamp.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Music of the Sphere: Static Daydream, EZTV, La Luz, Wavves, Dante Elephante, Widowspeak, Explorers Club, The Oohlas

TO

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel toward these hostingpostingbloggers, so we won't even try. ("Cop-out, pp, cop-out." "STFU, pp, STFU.")

Static Daydream - More Than Today - Magnet Magazine Blog

EZTV - Trampoline - Still in Rock
La Luz - Weirdo Shrine - Still in Rock
Wavves - Way Too Much - Still in Rock

Dante Elephante - Never Trust A Junkie - Side One Track One
Widowspeak - Dead Love (So Still) - Side One Track One
Explorers Club - Last Kiss - Side One Track One - in a "one blog wonders" kind of post; Beach Boysesque, as we said before
The Oohlas - Small Parts - Side One Track One - in that self-same "obw" post; We long ago posted our personal fave by TO, and it's just below here. And, oh, wow, we just noticed "Small Parts" or "small parts" is offered with four more songs at Bandcamp for nyp download. (nyp = name your price, duh)

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Soundcloudownloadables: The Higher State, Wireheads, The Wheelers Of Oz, Crossed Wires, Aerial Love Feed, The Death Of Pop


We hope you didn't mind our posting those Soundcloud ditties that weren't downloadable or droppable. If you did, perhaps the following will atone.

We love these Folkstone chimers. Thanks to The Sound of Confusion for the headsup.

Adelaiders on Brisbane's Tenth Court label.

Still down under but further west (Perth, to be precise).



Hatchers from Halifax.

Straight outta Brooklyn.

Yes, we posted these Londoners before. Your point? (Btw, those previously posted songs are still available as free and legals.)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Soundcloud Songs That Wouldn't Drop: OBN IIIs, Triptides, Blossoms, Holy Springs, La Bête Blooms, Pretty Vicious, DeadwolfOfficial


How could so much pleasure flow from such a sad postitle? Well, you're about to find out. So, yeah, on the left side of this blogpage we mostly post free and legal downloadables. We put others we like over in that Songdrop widget in the upper right. But what if Songdrop can't or won't drop songs from Soundcloud??? That's been happening a lot lately, so here are some songs we like that wouldn't drop.







Here's one that wouldn't even widget. Sheesh. Click on the link to go hear it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Via Soundcloud: Fuzz, Plum, Jacuzzi Boys, Best Behavior, Shiners, n.Lannon


Some recently located free and legal and highly lovables:


We're excited about the forthcoming LP (October 23) from Ty Segall-led Fuzz.
Update, 24july15: Soundcloud dl links were removed at the source. Still in Rock has dls here.

You might remember our previously posted couple of freebies by these Denver psychpoppers. They're still available.


De Miami




Straight outta Brooklyn


London band


From San Rafael

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Found & Liked or Loved: Colleen Green, JEFF The Brotherhood, Yuno, The Pharmacy, Puddle Splasher, Wipe, seventeen years


We're not writing much this time. You're welcome.







And on that very same Old Flame compilation is one of our very, very favorite songs of the last couple of years. (We could really get to emotin' about this one, but it might, you know, turn you off.)

We also love this one by The Pharmacy:




We thank our blogbud john b for recommending the next band.





pppurcha$e$ - 2nd Quarter 2015


We recently sheeted a list of our purcha$e$ at eMusic and Bandcamp during the second quarter of the current year. If you're "down" with stuff in the powerpop, indiepop, shoegaze, psych, garage, or jangle arenas, you might get some ideas for buys, streams, or "borrowings" of your own. Click here to spread 'em. Oh, and if you're one of those who likes to hear songs in their entirety before purcha$ing, check out our Bandcamp collection. (Optional. Just a, you know, thought.)