Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dropped & Found: Faith Healer, Powder Blue, Shy Boys, Claire & The Cops, Wand-


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

Mikal Cronin Keeps Our Mind Made Up


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

Music of the Sphere: DTCV, Stag, FF, Toro Y Moi, The Go! Team, Hundred Visions


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

pppurcha$e$ - Fourth Quarter 2014


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$e$..

Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love: Burrow


That's a fun bandname to write. Hearing "Burrow"'s even better. Thanks to Last.fm friend and every-Monday-go-to-guy, Serba, for the headsup. Courtesy of South London label Audio Antihero, "Specialists in commercial suicide . .  and a new kind of awesome." Click here to visit the London band at Facebook.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Year Fireworks


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

From The Active Listener: Beaulieu Porch & Violet Woods


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.



Deco Auto - One of a Million


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

Recent Finds: Protists, Frankie Teardrop, Car Seat Headrest, Barbarian, Ex-Gentlemen, Jaguwar


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).















Jesuslesfilles Bring le Poppunk


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.

The Return of Le Man Avec Les Lunettes


Big heart, big sound, big file (31.5 MB). Thanks to Polaroid for the headsup on these Brescianisti.

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!

Here's a little snackypoo of great poo we've recently found and, yes, loved. There's a lot of clickable links within the widgets, if you want more songs and info and therelike.







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Free download here.






Thursday, January 08, 2015

Happy Humpin' with Beat Angels

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)

Do you like covers? Yeh, so do we, especially on what's being called the coldest day of the year, at least in these parts. Course, it's still a fairly new one. Which reminds us: Happy NY.




Free download here.






Free download here.


Free download here.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Just in Time for Day 3: Very Most, Dollyrots, P. Reynolds, Reporters, Harmony Dischord, Postcode, Watoo Watoo, Brainpool


Is it too late for a few more Xmas songs? Hopefully not, since only today our true love gave us the trio of Gallic chicks, and we avariciously anticipate with pleasure what the next nine days will bring.

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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Schweet Xmas Cheer from The JAC


If you are remembering with pleasure Aussie Joe Algeri's previous Xmas treat we posted, you're already panting in anticipation of what's widgeted below. This one by The JAC is not as ribald but is certainly every bit as sweet. Many thanks to the most excellent blog/online radio show Pop That Goes Crunch for the headsup.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bloom/Decay - A Dot Dash Freebie


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.


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.









Saturday, December 20, 2014

More to Love from The Candy Strypers


We blushed to hear The Candy Strypers' Paul Hughes noticed we'd posted him before and went all ebullient-like to hear he's just put out a new LP. You can sample Happy Birthday Koala here and check out a couple of personal faves available for free download below. A total of 33 free and legals await you at The Candy Strypers' Soundcloud page. Many thanks to Paul for the thoughtful headsup and tasty pop.