Friday, May 27, 2016

Wesley Fuller's Forthcoming Fivepopper

Early this morning (5:43 A.M., for you exactophiles), we were notified that Melbourne glamodpsychpopper Wesley Fuller is set to release his five-song EP, Melvista, via 1965 Records this coming July 8. Thanks to the ever-active Nathan Ford, we were able to share the title song with you approximately . . . no, holy shite, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TODAY!!! Karma? Kismet? All-around good klean living? Yeah, probably.

Anyway, if you missed it, you can go back to that previous post or you can listen and download it via the triple j unearthed widget below. This is only our second post to incorporate triple j widgetry, so if you missed those fab songs by Adelaide band The Arch Menaces, click here to unearth 'em.

Click here to download.

We also posted another fab Wesley Fuller song courtesy of The Active Listener's superb covers comp, Nuggets 2 Revisited, viz.:

You've probably been asking yourself, "pp, just who was it notified you at 5:43 A.M. today?" Well, it was Alix Weymouth of Wasted Youth PR. And Alix didn't just stop at notifying us, oh, no, far from. He also let us hear the following cut off the forthcoming Wesley Fuller EP, Melvista.

So thank you, Alix, for everything! You are our new best friend who doesn't actually know us and, if you play your cards right, probably never will.

Finally - and we do hope this post hasn't gone on too long - we want to post some fabulous tuneage from the aforementioned Wesley Fuller's previous band, the poetically named Hurricane Fighter Plane. We got on a little HFP kick probably about a year ago or so today, and bought everything we could, which unfortunately wasn't very much quantitatively but thrilled us deeply qualitatively. So here's what we found and bought:

We don't usually "dig" videos all that much, but Wesley and the  "Plane" made some we do deeply "dig." So here are a few of them.

Oh, and (blushing), almost forgot: here's the video for "Melvista."

What a damn buncha douches we are.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Egyptian Blue Share The Rot

Man/Woman/Whatever, we love those Erik Blood songs so much we haven't wanted to obtrude another post that drives them down the page! (Anyway, that's our excuse and we're sticking with it (for now, at least.)))) But blogging being what it is, we must move on. And happily we do sow (further seed)

We found these Colchester lads at Cotswoldsblog The Mad Mackerel and are frightfully glad we did. If you like the poppsycher below, go to SoundCloud for more downloadable action.

Did we say "Colchester"? Wow, we've been there, got friends there . . . Hi, Mo, Nigel, Pat!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Touched by Blood

By following a link to his latest LP, we lucked onto a name-your-price offering of Seattlite Erik Blood's Touch Screens, one of our favorite purchases of 2012. Highlighted below are but a couple of our favorites from TS, plus several others we found at his Bandcamp site.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Streamers: Mind Meld, J. Robbins, Abjects, TV Crime, Tommy And The Rockets, The Lees Of Memory

Abjects bid New Mexico adieu.

We're not saying these haven't dropped, oh, no, no no. They just won't drop via Songdrop (and it's not necessarily the 'drop's fault).

Monday, May 02, 2016

Music of the Sphere: Lambrettas, Sunflower Bean, I Was a King, Gentleman Jesse And His Men, Telekinesis, An Horse, Kaiser Chiefs, Love is All, Cruiserweight, Glasvegas, Longwave, Metric, Spoon, Blink-182

This was going to be a simple followup to yesterday's Austin Town Hall archives post (and basically still is), but we thought we'd include a couple of recent finds as well, while we're at it. Hope that's okay with youse.

The Lambrettas - Living For Today & Da-a-a-ance - Still in Rock

Sunflower Bean - I Was Home - KEXP Blog (pic)

From ATH Way Back When:

I Was a King - Norman Bleik - Austin Town Hall
Gentleman Jesse And His Men - I Don't Wanna Know - Austin Town Hall
Telekinesis - Coast of Carolina - Austin Town Hall
An Horse - Camp Out - Austin Town Hall

Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss a Beat - Austin Town Hall
Love is All - Wishing Well - Austin Town Hall
Cruiserweight - Balboa - Austin Town Hall
Glasvegas - Geraldine - Austin Town Hall

Longwave - Sirens in the Deep - Austin Town Hall
Metric - Help I'm Alive - Austin Town Hall
Spoon - Everything Hits at Once - Austin Town Hall
Blink-182 - Aliens Exist - Austin Town Hall

We checked and found that our mp3 link to that fabulous IWaK debut is still working, but what the heck, ATH deserved your custom. You might enjoy the live video we posted there, so let's post it here as well. Great performance, plus you get to practice your Norwegian.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Found at ATH: Pontiffs of Puff, aka "The Smoking Popes"

On a whim we betook ourselves to the very first post at Austin Town Hall, one of our favorite music blogs, and began to work our way from past toward present. We actually had time to make it through only the first year of ATH's existence but along the way encountered a number of pleasure-giving aural opportunities to which we wish to alert you. In a separate post we will publish the rest of what we've found so far but wanted to lead with our very favorite song by Windy City faveband The Smoking Popes. Sample it below and if you like, click this ATH link for enhanced activity. Buy some here and here.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Planet Trampoline Are Outta This World

These Cleveland psychpoppers def got us jumping. We lead with a downloadable oldie and then point you toward some personal faves from their March 2016 release, Dark Rides and Grim Visions. (It don't get much poppier than that, wot?)

We also particularly like #7, 9, & 11.

The LP title of course reminded us of The Damned's "Grimly Fiendish," but here's our favorite from Phantasmagoria.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Streamer: Household Names - Hold On Tight!

Recent promptings, within and without, decree the posting of this Austune.
Frankly, it's beyond my control.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From The Active Listener Sampler 41: Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Diamond Incarnation, The Creatures of the Golden Dawn, Psychic Lemon

Well, it's another month (it always is . . . eventually) and therefore another top-notch compilation from the top-notch blog/daily fix known as The Active Listener. Spotlighted below are our four favorites, but within each widget is each of the seventeen mindblowers in this 41st sampler. ( When we saw that number, we felt a flicker of farback flummox. For some reason, in one phase of our wasted youth, we and our fellow dingbats always used to smirk nastily at the number 41. Like if your P.E. shorts were number "41," everyone else would smirk while you (we) blushed. Never actually figured out why, but we smirked (and blushed) with the best (or worst) of 'em. When we moved to a bigger city we never encountered this particular numerical taboo again (although "maturity" put us in touch with other, rather pleasurable, ones.))

Note: Click on the comptitle to go to its Bandcamp page, which has links to the bands in the sampler.

Goodman's Gullah Gullah Island

I guess we missed the original that so inspired good man Goodman, but we love this cover he's made 'n' dropped for nyp download. We've been enjoying this nyp (new york popper) for several years now, so what better way to celebrate Primary Day in the Empire State?

While we're at it, here's Goodman's "Telegram Girl," one of our very favorite powerpop tunes from 2015. Sure, we dropped it into a Songdrop widget long ago, but maybe you missed it? Oh, and a hearty huzzah now that Songdrop has reappeared! Be still my hearts.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Songdropless Sunday: The Orange Kyte, REVERENDS, New Age Healers, The Blurry Minds, Sun Mahshene

These actually dropped but so, apparently, has Songdrop, as in "outtasight." We hope it's just temporary, but in case it isn't, we wanted to post these outtasight little numbers we found at that psuperb Psychgazer post .106 we referenced yesterday.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

SoundCloud Catchup: Verge Collection, Work Drugs, Gap Dream, Winter In Moscow, Mr. Bones, pet cemetery, Pinact, Nai Harvest, Ben Pearce, Maybelleen, Tacocat, Into the Woods

We looked back through our mp3 "green room" and found a shocking number of SoundClouders we haven't posted. We're starting at the present and working our way back to sometime in December of last year. If this is overwhelming, well, you're welcome. Better sated than sorry.

Perth band - Facebook - big WAVE file

Philly band - Facebook - big WAVE file

A 3-year-oldie, much beloved - Facebook 

The music we previously posted by this Shoreditch band is still available for name-your-price download. They've got a nice new one for sale at Bandcamp. - huge WAVE file


The Portland, OR band Mr. Bones has another nice free & legal here. - Facebook - big WAVE file

Glasgow band does a really nice Weezer cover. - Facebook - Courtesy of Art Is Hard.

And Sheffield band does right by Teenage Fanclub. - Facebook - Also courtesy of Art Is Hard.


A rare slow one to like. - Many more here. - Thanks to The Sound of Confusion for the good info on this San Francisco artist.

The Montreal bros (pictured above) have another nice one here. - Facebook -  big WAVE file

From the Seattle band's excellent new Lost Time LP, dropped 1april16. - Facebook

Melbourne magic indeed. Pudding? Mebbe. - Facebook

From the TBTCI BOO Comp: Duelectrum, The City Gates, Did You Die, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun

Below are our four favorites from The Blog That Celebrates Itself's excellent tribute to 90s Liverpool popgazers The Boo Radleys. We've posted them in a kind of order, but they're actually the first four songs on the comp, should you prefer hearing them that way.

P.S.: Songdrop seems to be going through one of its periodic cockups, so we apologize for that hideous one-eyed widget action in the upper right of this page. Maybe by the time you read this, it'll just be a bad memory (for us).

The White Tulips Gaze & Fondle (Our Ears)

Xia Men band play nice, and we found just the right emotions aroused. Thanks to Shoegazer Alive 9 for the headsup. Here's their Facebook. Below's the one we like best, although you can hear them all.

Supercherruy "doesn't wanna share it," but We Do.

Uptempo psych in a big WAVE file, so you might want to convert to mp3. Found at Psychgazer post .106, which has some pretty pstunning pstuff. More freebies at Londoners' SoundCloud page. Facebook 'em 'ere.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

These Wouldn't (Song)drop: The High Learys, Woods, Radiohearts, The Graffiti Crimes, The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse, Dream Boys

We tried to feed these to Songdrop, but for some reason it wouldn't ingest. We like-or-love-'em so much we wanted to make sure you hear them, so voila.

By the way, as you may know, on the left-hand side of this page we generally try to feed you free and legal downloadables, but this might be changing. A highly valued longtime visitor said such punctilio isn't really necessary in an age of subscription music platforms. We would very much like to know how much you value the freely/legally downloadable aspect of this and other blogs, so drop us a comment if you care to weigh in. Thanks.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Music of the Sphere: Head, PJ Harvey, Bleached, Nothing, Wire, Black Mountain, Pity Sex, Tancred, The Hotelier, Holy Wave, Levitation Room, Tracy Bryant, Dog Date, The Saints, The Murlocs, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

We still get a kick out of this long-ago collage. (The band, too, only much more so.)

Many thanks to the benevolent hostenpostenfolken for making the following tuneage available.

Head - Spend the Night Alone - One Base On An Overthrow

PJ Harvey - The Wheel - KEXP Blog
Bleached - Keep On Keepin' On - KEXP Blog

Bleached - Sour Candy - Side One Track One
Nothing - Vertigo Flowers - Side One Track One
Wire - Nocturnal Koreans - Side One Track One
Black Mountain - Florian Saucer Attack - Side One Track One
Pity Sex - Bonhomie - Side One Track One
Tancred - Control Me - Side One Track One
The Hotelier - Piano Player - Side One Track One

Holy Wave - You Should Lie & Western Playland - Still in Rock
Levitation Room - Reasons Why & Crystal Ball - Still in Rock
Tracy Bryant - Subterranean & I'm Never Gonna Be Your Man - Still in Rock
Dog Date - I Did Not Do It - Still in Rock
The Saints - (I'm Stranded & Untitled - Still in Rock
The Murlocs - Wolf Creep & Compensation - Still in Rock
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - I Will Not Hurt You - Still in Rock

The Brother Kite's Patrick Boutwell Drops a Winner

We've loved Providence, RI's The Brother Kite since this blog's early days and are excited to find high-flying Brother Patrick Boutwell has dropped a superb LP, Hi, Heaviness, for name-your-price download. It's got jangle, it's got crunch, it's got TBKitean uplift, and, as you might expect, it's got Boutwell's megafab vox. We love pretty much every song but are posting each of our very favorites in its own personal widget. (The entire LP is accessible in each widget.) Many thanks to highly valued musicfriend Bill Curran, whom we first met at the sadly defunct, for the headsup on this highly valued find.

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