Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Music of the Sphere: Total Slacker, Gap Dream, White Caves, Mirror Travel, Other Lovers, Magic Trick, Gorgeous Bully, Hunters, The Fratellis, Davis Fetter
Many thanks to the bands, labels, agents, p.r. cos., miscellaneous shills, anonymous tippers, under assistant west coast promotion persons, and hostingpostingbloggerati who have made the following available.
Total Slacker - Keep the Ships at Bay - Rolling Stone (pic)
Gap Dream - You're From The Shadow - Rollo & Grady
White Caves - I've Lost - Who The Hell - Scroll down to Oz.
Mirror Travel - Mexico - Side One Track One
Other Lovers - New - Side One Track One
Magic Trick - Crazy Teeth - Austin Town Hall
Gorgeous Bully - Sinking Feeling - Austin Town Hall
Hunters - Seizure - Indie Rock Cafe
The Fratellis - This Old Ghost Town - Indie Rock Cafe
Davis Fetter - I Won't Let The World Break My Heart - Indie Rock Cafe
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
We kind of had to piece this together, so please bear with us. Apparently sometime after his stint as The Music Man, Robert Preston added an extra last name and formed a band called "Pink Mexico." (Something seems to have happened to his eyeballs, but we're not going there.) PM are about to release Pnik Mxeico via Fleeting Youth Records on December 17. Fleeting Youth had, via email, expressed appreciation for our appreciation of their Basketball Shorts and, we're presuming, decided we might like Pink Mexico, which we do. Therefore:
Notice that "buy" means "free." We tried, it's true.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
We've been intending to post this boyfriend/girlfriend/friendfriend San Antonio band for some time now and are grateful friendfriend Raul Vela IV kicked our aspirations into gear by notifying us of a new single and forthcoming LP. The latter is due out early next year, while the former, "Washaway," is posted below. We're also including a couple of our favorites from their previous Spur of the Summer EP, although truth be told, we love all five songs, earable and downloadable below.
Incidentally, it's been kinda fun down through the months speculating as to which kind(s) of "mites" they're fronting.
And what the heck, we're loving the video of the above-widgeted "Marjorie's Injury" as well.
Friday, November 29, 2013
We continue playing catch-up, with songs we've long loved but haven't posted. In this one we heed Abigail Adams' admonition to hubby John to ". . .remember the ladies but don't touch 'em or I'll snatch you bald(er). It's okay to listen, though."
from Waiting for Something to Happen,
one of our very fave LPs of 2013
Note: We certainly appreciate the very significant contributions of various hommes to the above, so, please, haters, btfo. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
These Cornishmen's first (and eponymous) LP "dropped" in September via Art Is Hard Records. It's excellent lo-fi, and you can buy it here and here, among elsewheres. Their excellent Chica EP is available for free download at Bandcamp. To assist you in the decision-making process, we're posting several of our favorites below. You take it from there.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
One advantage of being in the
(Our little exfm widget's been pouting for months now about never getting fed anything to play, so here we go. Sure, we fed it The Student Teachers, but awaken a sleeping widget and you deal with the consequences.)
(Could lead to chipped teeth, so watch it.)
Gee, what a pleasant bunch of songtitles. Oh, well:
(They reel in some years and then go lowe.)
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
It's called "Polaroid," man, and it's très coo.
The Student Teachers were part of the late 70s NYC underground scene and have re-released tuneage via Nacional Records. Here's our favorite of what we've heard. Read and hear more here and here.
The Student Teachers - Looks mp3
Note: With this post we double our number of posts from the fateful 2012. What this means we have no idea. And as Mersault might say, were he speaking English, "It doesn't matter." Although, come to think, one or more of them bandspersons up there might've been preparing to teach maths.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
We found this fab Dublin band while exploring a fellow/sisterly Warm Soda fan's Bandcamp collection. They made our State a good deal better than Sorry. We're even including a vid. Gasp, spit, say WHAT?
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Music of the Sphere: Veronica Falls, People's Temple, The New P's, Rozwell Kid & Sleeping Bag, Sick Rose, Olivia Tremor Control, Lame Drivers, Swearin', PyPy, Pity Sex, Hookworms, Surfer Blood, Potty Mouth, High Highs, Beliefs, Eagulls, Moon King
Which one's the Kid & which one's the Bag?
Nice finds. Get thee thither before it's too late. Inexpressible thanks to the hosts.
Veronica Falls - Nobody There - Side One Track One
People's Temple - Twice Burned - Requiem Pour Un Twister
The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed - Heartache With Hard Work
Rozwell Kid & Sleeping Bag - It's Cool - Rollo & Grady
The Sick Rose - Nothing To Say - Rollo & Grady
We're not exactly sure who Newtown Radio are or how they got such great connections, but they post a shipload of great music. So thank you, Newtown Radio, thank you very much. BTW, the following are grouped by post. A small point perhaps, but potentially useful.
Oh, and one other thing: when you get to NR, a song begins playing automatically. Unless you enjoy listening to two songs at once, you might want to click the PAUSE thingy in the pink area labelled "THE BROADCAST." We say "Unless" because occasionally we'll find a page where you can listen to a bunch of songs at once. We'll get, like, seven or eight numbers playing simultaneously and enjoy the strangely satisfying cacophony. A small point perhaps, but potentially useless.
The Olivia Tremor Control - Love Athena - Newtown Radio
Lame Drivers - Excess - Newtown Radio
Swearin' - Movie Star - Newtown Radio
Surfer Blood - Demon Dance - Newtown Radio
Potty Mouth - Black and Studs - Newtown Radio
PyPy - She's Gone - Newtown Radio
Pity Sex - Wind Up - Newtown Radio
Hookworms - On Returning - Newtown Radio
High Highs - A Real Hero - Newtown Radio
Beliefs - She Comes Alive - Newtown Radio
Eagulls - Nerve Endings - Newtown Radio
Moon King - Big Dumb Blue Angel - Newtown Radio
A couple of beams are just out of sight.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Just like them osculators! (Well, sorta.)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
We recently posted some excelentes from Edinburgh label Dogs Got A Bone. Here are our two favorites from their just-released, ten-song compilation, Capitalised: Tall Tales & Low Lives of Edinburgh, available for free download at Bandcamp.
Music of the Sphere: King Khan, People's Temple, Ovlov, Chambermaids, Audacity, Persian Leaps, Medicine, Guthrie & Irion, Bleeding Rainbow, Jacco Gardner, Twin Peaks, Gross Magic
King Khan & The Shrines - Better Luck Next Time - Polaroid
The People's Temple - Twice Burned - Requiem Pour Un Twister
Ovlov - nu punk OR The Valley - Gimme Tinnitus - Blog says TV, download says np.
The Chambermaids - Electric Sky - Austin Town Hall
Audacity - Couldn't Hold A Candle - Austin Town Hall
The Persian Leaps - Silent Treatment - Indie Rock Cafe
Medicine - It's Not Enough - Indie Rock Cafe
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Chairman Meow - Indie Rock Cafe
Bleeding Rainbow - Wasted Youth - Rollo & Grady
Jacco Gardner - Clear The Air - Rollo & Grady
Twin Peaks - Irene - Rollo & Grady
Gross Magic - Sweetest Touch - Rollo & Grady