Saturday, January 31, 2015
We like to use our Songdrop lists to remind us of purchases to make at eMusic near the end of each month. During this past Thursday night's Purchasefest we couldn't find the songs below at eMusic but, lo!, found them for free download elsewhere and wanted to give you the opportunity to check them out.
Big fun but also just plain BIG (64.2 MB, in case you need to know)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
We made our mind up the first time we heard San Francisco rocker Mikal Cronin, and it was, like, yessssssssss. We just noticed the new tune from his forthcoming LP MCIII at Austin Town Hall and then found it downloadable at Side One Track One, so thanks, Austinites. MCIII is due to drop May 5 on Merge.
Monday, January 26, 2015
We search daily but lately haven't found scads of hosted, nonwidgeted downloadables that plunk our particular twanger. What we have found, though, plunk it quite pleasingly, and we therefore thank the hosting entities from the bottom of our . . . ears.
DTCV - Noel Interdit - Magnet Magazine
Stag - She + Me - KEXP Blog
FF - Caught in a Dream - KEXP Blog (pic)
Toro Y Moi - Empty Nesters - Side One Track One
The Go! Team - The Scene Between - Side One Track One
Hundred Visions - You're Gonna Cut Me Loose & Thanks For Nothing - Side One Track One
Oh, yeah, no doot, here 'tis, and only 26 days late. What you find in our regular posts is not all the music we're loving and acquiring, oh, no, no no. So if you're looking for recommendations of music you might like, click here to see our list of recent purcha$e$..
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Having heard and loved nine of the thirteen songs on London band The Fireworks' forthcoming LP, we strongly suggest you mark 10th February as the day Switch Me On pops. We previously plunked its "On and On" into our Songdrop widget and are posting another sample from the LP below. First, though, we thought you might like to hear and possibly download a name-your-pricer we found in a freakScene compilation at Bandcamp.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The following are our two favorite poppsych numbers from the latest sampler by The Active Listener, a blog we check pretty much every single day. An additional 16 n-y-pers await your activation at Bandcamp.
Many thanks to the Ice Cream Man for tuning us into these excellent Kansas City powerpoppers. You'll find four more name-your-pricers at Bandcamp and further fun at Facebook.
Monday, January 12, 2015
The postitle pretty much sets this one up, omitting the obvious: we very much like or love the first tune featured in each widget (and sometimes others as well, so isn't that nice).
We freely admit this might not be the precise cuppa for some poppers, but it might be for others, so here we go. We found these poppunkin' Montrealers while browsing the Collection of another Montrealer who'd liked something else we'd liked (The Vandelles, in case you were wondering). So merci, David. We particularly like #1, 3, 5, 8, 10, & 11.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Saturday Sixsnack: Tyrannosaurus Dead, Welzeins, b u r n i n g h o u s e, [ cameraphone ], Young Leaves, Slight
In honor of Steve!
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Phoenix New Times Blogs is starting a weekly feature called "It's Heritage Hump Day." Each Wednesday they'll be featuring a pre-2000 Phoenix band, posting a free downloadable song for ONE WEEK ONLY. We really like their first pick by early Nineties glampoppers Beat Angels. Tip o' the topper to the excellent Faster and Louder for the headsup.
Covers: Secret Colours (Beatles), Sick Sad World (Weezer), New Speedway (Manfred Mann/Dylan), Golden Bloom (Wussy), The Chemistry Set (The Rolling Stones), First Base (Devo)
(Not actually at pp's place)
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Just in Time for Day 3: Very Most, Dollyrots, P. Reynolds, Reporters, Harmony Dischord, Postcode, Watoo Watoo, Brainpool
If you like this one by The Very Most, click here for a free download courtesy of Indiecater Records.
Perennial pp faves The Dollyrots have rounded up five of their holy hymns and widgeted them thusly: (We particularly like #'s 1, 2, & 3.) Thanks, 'rots!
We especially like #'s 1, 2, 6, 11, and 12 from the 16-song Small Bear Records compilation, Never Mind the Baubles . . .. Many thanks to The Devil (irony . . . or not?) for this and the porcine one right after.
This powerpop carol is quite cool but also big in bytes (43.9 MB), so you decide.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Music of the Sphere: Tony Molina, The Young Evils, Comet Gain, Yoofs, Littler, American Wrestlers, The Letters, Strangeways, Wire, Buzzcocks, Ramones
Many thanks to the dedicated bloggers who posted the following for our listening, downloading, and general intellectual pleasure. Click, gogetters.
Tony Molina - Nowhere To Go - Side One Track One
The Young Evils - Renegades - The KEXP Blog
Comet Gain - "Sad Love" And Other Stories - Polaroid
Yoofs - Something - Newtown Radio Blog
Littler - Didn't Ask - Newtown Radio Blog
American Wrestlers - I Can Do No Wrong - Newtown Radio Blog
The Letters - Don't Want You Back - Killed By Death Records
Strangeways - Show Her You Care - Killed By Death Records
Wire - Outdoor Miner - Killed By Death Records
Buzzcocks - Love You More - Killed By Death Records
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop & Havana Affair - Killed By Death Records
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Many thanks to Washington, D. C. powerpoppers Dot Dash for alerting us to the free download of the following tune from their 2013 LP, Half-Remembered Dream. You can catch them live tonight at The Black Cat in D. C. and in Rockville, MD on January 29, along with the B-52's. Their fourth, Mitch Easter-produced (!) LP is due out in January 2015.
Click here for the free download.
From PressWolfPR with (we hope) Love: Pink Frost, Hollows, Shrouded Strangers, White Mystery, Blank Tapes
We were looking for something else at PWPR's Soundcloud page and howled with glee to find the following available for free and legal download. (They've got quite a few others there as well.)
"B-b-but, pp, these are like two years old! We already have them. We don't need them. You are wasting our time." If that's you, we thank you for speaking out, as we like to imagine how it might be to get, like, comments from our visitors. So again, thank you, thank you, thank you.