Monday, July 30, 2007

Great Shoegaze Post at Milk Milk Lemonade

Sorry to be pussyfooting around about this, being oh-so-coy and teasing and all that sort of rot. Here's the link to Sorting the Shoe(gaze) Cupboard, a terrific post of songs by 26 shoegaze bands at Milk Milk Lemonade. I'd like to thank MML, as well as Indie-MP3 for pointing us toward the post. Oh, and here's a nice shoegaze summary at All Music, with lists of representative bands, albums, and songs. Look south while your spirit soars north.

Around the Blogosphere

As usual, the 'sphere is ablaze with great hosted tunes. No doubt you spent several restless 24's wondering how I would resolve the dilemma of linking to my newly-discovered friend over at Retro Music Snob. The decision is Solomonic (though I have far fewer wives). I shall link to RMS, which will then direct you accordingly. That way everyone benefits. I told myself, though, I would limit myself to no more than five RMS links in a post. Myself rolled eyes, sniggered and wished me luck. We'll see. Soooo. . .

Truly Retro (and Groovy)
The Go Go’s - Head Over Heels - Retro Music Snob - My favorite song by 'em
The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums & I Wanna Be Adored - Retro Music Snob
The Smithereens - Yesterday Girl - Retro Music Snob
The La’s - Timeless Melody - Retro Music Snob
Catherine Wheel - Crank - Retro Music Snob - Keep preparing for shoegazer mania, if'n you haven't already found the post. Coming real soon. . .
Sugar - Your Favorite Thing - The Runout Groove

Pretty Much Current
Deerhunter – Strange Lights - Indietastic
Film School - What I Meant to Say - Quarter Life Party - Check your sabots, people. It be comin', I tell ya.
John Strohm - Sha La – My Old Kentucky Blog
Tegan and Sara - The Con & Dark Come Soon - Heartache with Hard Work

Tokyo Police Club - Your English Is Good - Untitled Records
The Bleachers - Invitation - 5 Acts
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Two Hours Traffic – Jezebel – I (heart) music

Many thanks to all the wonderful hosts and hostesses.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Happy Few. . .

. . .won’t be the few for long. If the Utrecht quartet’s free demo is any indication, it’s soon to be oli- to poly-, and I don’t mean prolly. (I hope they’ll still be happy, the happy many.) WoW, and that goes backwards, too! I’m grateful to have found my way to the excellent Milk Milk Lemonade blog on other bidness (shoegaze mania, soon to be linked to) and met up with these gifted Netherlanders. They’ve made their demo available at their MySpace site, and I’m posting half of it below. Please don’t be offended by the greeting that awaits you there; I suspect they somehow happened across newscasts of Bush/Cheney scatalogy and are simply practicing gangster English. You can get the other songs at Milk Milk Lemonade and the MySpace site. Now, to quote a famous skellington, “Let us rock.”

The Happy Few
Red and Blue mp3
Give It to Me mp3

P.S.: Many thanks to 4casey4 at Milk Milk Lemonade and to The Happy Few.

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Flutter, Bark, and Fubar

I'm not really sure what kind of mood you're in right now (I mean, after all. . .), so I'll try to accomodate a couple and then attempt a reconciliation. What footwork this will require (specifically, a pirouette), what mixing of metaphors, but music hath the freakin' power, wot? Happy weekend. (As always, click the green artists' names for more information.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Welcome, Fuzzies, Regulars, & All Ears

I’ve noticed quite a few new visitors coming in from the Totally Fuzzy music aggregator and wanted to say a word of welcome to you and all other visitors, including you cherished regulars. As you see in the intro to the right, our purpose is mainly to post mp3s of songs you might like as well as links to songs I find and like at other blogs. Please scroll down the page, check out the Streampad widget to the right, and dig into our Archives. The vast majority of mp3 links in the Archives are still working, although they sometimes get taken down at the source. The Labels in each post and down the page on the right are very useful. The following Powerpopulist Series might also serve as a good introduction now and in the future, so please click and see: Around the Blogosphere, Big Blocs, From the Archives, Little Hits Faves, SXSW (South by Southwest).

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find music you like and will come back often.

Around the Blogosphere: In which pplist discovers a kindred spirit. . .

Thanks, host(esse)s.

Kak - Electric Sailor - Electric Sailor
King of Prussia - Spain in the Summertime - Electric Sailor
The Monkees - Porpoise Song (single version) - Electric Sailor
Tyrannosaurus Rex - King of the Rumbling Spires - Electric Sailor - not to all tastes, great medieval feel, featuring Marc Bolan’s hyperquavery voice, for you vibratophiles

The Teenagers - Make It Happen - The Yellow Stereo
The Rosebuds - Boxcar - The Yellow Stereo
Sherwood - The Only Song - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Dios Malos - You Got Me All Wrong - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?

Film School - Sick Hipster Nursed by Suicide Girl - Obscure Sound
Sarah Hallman - The Loving - I (heart) music
Creeping Jenny - Living a Girls Adventure Tale - Mira el Péndulo
The Headmen - Reach the Sky - Mira el Péndulo

The Cure - Friday I’m in Love - The Modern Music90s songs at TMM
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion - The Modern Music
Nirvana - In Bloom - The Modern Music
Smashing Pumpkins - Today - The Modern Music
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones - The Modern Music

VHS or Beta - Take It or Leave It - Obscure Sound
The Most Serene Republic - Sherry And Her Butterfly Net - SKATTERBRAIN - Stick with it; the song takes a brief time to warm up.
Charlatans UK - The Only One I Know - Some Velvet Blog
Bright Eyes/Spoon - Let The Distance Keep Us Together - Some Velvet Blog
Foxx on Fire - Politzia - Sandwich Club

The Sugarcubes - Delicious Demon - Broken Dial – (Maybe the only Sugarcubes song I like.) Found at a new friend (doesn’t know me, etc.), a fellow/sister Texan (Dallas) whose entire blog--Retro Music Snob--is devoted to tracking down songs from the past, apparently loosely defined as up to the preceding wisp of a second. Other notable posts link to songs by Holly and the Italians, Nick Lowe, Garbage, Jesus and Mary Chain (“Head On”!!), The Undertones (and further down, Feargal Sharkey), Stars (including the transcendent “Ageless Beauty”), The Judybats, Game Theory, and others too numerous to mention. I typed the word “Found” up there about thirty minutes ago. It took a long time just to hit the page down key over and over without stopping (but of course, I often stopped). Don't believe me? Go see for yourself. I discovered lots of excellent blogs I’m adding to my personal rota, too. This Dallasite is one busy beaver, with 26 posts just for Wednesday. I’m a piker, but at least I feel less guilty for pointing you toward stuff I like at other blogs. It’s weird pointing you toward a blog that points you toward other blogs. Pleasingly. Oh, and I think RMS wants you to bookmark the blog. Not sure, but that's the impression I get. Now to go wrestle with the dilemma of whether in future I should send you to RMS or the blog to which RMS sends you. Oh, happy, happy dilemma!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Maritime, The Sounds, Ryan Ferguson, Maps, Frank Allison

Oh, wow, I previously paired Maritime and The Sounds. Amazing(ly jejune patter)! Is it enough that I mainly want to post music? This I may never know. In the meantime. . .

Ryan Ferguson - Kill My Confidence mp3 - Thanks to 3hive, which has a bunch more by RF.
Maps - Elouise mp3 - Thanks to Fingertips.
Frank Allison - Athletic Dan mp3 - Thanks to Toolshed, which has four more FA's.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Around the Blogosphere

Lots of newbies and several older buds are kindly being hosted. Many thanks to the hosts and hostesses. I don't mean to sound like a broken mp3 file, but some of these might be taken down soon, so haste is advised.

The Electric Soft Parade - Misunderstanding - The Modern Music
Code Pie - Kinsey, Are We Even? - Obscure Sound
Tiny Dancers - Hannah We Know - Obscure Sound
Mandrew - Cocktail Tree - 5 Acts
Heartbreak Disco - Godspeed When You Sleep - Hits in the Car

Rubicks - Wish You Were Here - Coast is Clear
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - The Lino Heart - Indie-MP3
The Trolls - Walking Shoes - Raven Sings the Blues
Le Futur Pompiste - Seeds - SKATTERBRAIN

Viva Voce - From the Devil Himself - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Graham Coxon - Bittersweet Bundle of Misery - Headphones On
Park Hotell - Size of Spain - Headphones On
Kenickie - Punka - Headphones On

Their Hearts Were Full of Spring - New Favourite Band - Eardrums
Revolving Paint Dream - (Burn this House) Down to the Ground - Mira el Péndulo
Barbel - Hip and Her Cheek - Mira el Péndulo
The Lassie Foundation - The Sweet Release - 5 Acts
Dance With Your Shadow - The Fine Arts Showcase - Heartache with Hard Work - Excellent Rough Bunnies cover. . .

And the olderies:
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me - The Modern Music
Dinosaur Jr. - Little Fury things - Can you See the Sunset from the Southside?
The Sisters Of Mercy - Adrenochrome - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Diamond Jim, Sorry, Zookeeper, Kinetic Stereokids, Taxi Taxi, The Coathangers


I'm continuing to play a little catchup from the down time two weeks ago. Hope you like.

Sorry - Wedding Guest mp3 - Thanks to Gary at Seattle-Powerpop for the recommendation. He has more at his excellent blog.
The Coathangers - Parking Lot mp3

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Black Before Red, One for the Team, Aquadays, The Stills, J. Forte, Suzanne Vega

All for one and one for. . .
Here are some recent finds I've really been enjoying. Thanks for stopping by. I don't say that often enough.

Black Before Red - Teenage America mp3 - Thanks to Team Clermont, which has another.
One for the Team - Take Cover mp3
Aquadays - June mp3 - Thanks to Peter at Coast is Clear, who posted another.
J. Forte - Come Back Now Baby (Your Data's Good) mp3 - Thanks to Morten at Hits in the Car, who has one more.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Around the Blogosphere: "Classics": XTC, R.E.M., Morrissey, Psychedelic Furs, Devo, Modern English, Cure, U2, Ramones

As promised, here are some of the "classics" I found at other blogs. These are the ones I like best at each post, most of them old friends. There are plenty of others you might like better. Thankee, hosts.

XTC - The Mayor of Simpleton - An Aquarium Drunkard - Follow the bass line if you like. Amazing.
XTC - Dear God - 5 Acts - This and the next two are found at the same post at 5 Acts. I don't really know what's the best way to do this, so I'm inconsistent, based on the way I feel on any given day.
R.E.M. - Electrolite - 5 Acts
Morrissey - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful - 5 Acts


These next three are found at the same post at Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
The Psychedelic Furs - Into You Like a Train - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Devo - Jocko Homo - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?

The next five are found at the same post at Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
XTC - Senses Working Overtime - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Modern English - Melt With You - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
U2 - I Will Follow - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?

Around the Blogosphere: Bishop Allen, For Ex-Lovers Only, Lovetones, Satellite 66, Five Blank Pages, Kite Flying Society, Elliott Smith, Vandaveer

There they go again, these generous hosts, and may they be blessed and thanked and anointed in whatever ways would give them pleasure. Etc. A nice mix of new and newish. Next time: some fab classics scattered about the 'sphere. . .

Bishop Allen - Middle Management - You Aint No Picasso
For Ex-Lovers Only - Mindy (Le Findy) - SKATTERBRAIN
The Lovetones - Wintertime in Hollywood - Untitled Records
Satellite 66 - J.P. Morgan - Can You See the Sunset from the Southside?

Five Blank Pages - A Point Of Reference - i (heart) music
Kite Flying Society - Oh, Amy! - You Aint No Picasso
Elliott Smith - Going Nowhere - Said the Grammophone
Vandaveer - Parasites & Ghosts - 5 Acts

Monday, July 02, 2007

Assistants, Lost Patrol, GoStation, Art in Manila, Hives

Surprise! I' ve found some songs I like. Perhaps we should be more propulsive here at the first of the week, but, um. . ., well, okay, if you're gonna twist my arm, the last one might gitcha goin'.

The Assistants - White mp3- Thanks to Frank over at Chromewaves for cleaning up. He's still got three Assistants.
The Lost Patrol - Sirens mp3- Thanks to heet at Hot Stof, where one more by The Lost Patrol is found.
The GoStation - Wandering Away mp3 – Thanks to Bob at extrawack! This link's fading in and out. Persevere.
Art In Manila - Set The Woods On Fire mp3 - I previously posted one by these Nebraskans, in case you're interested.
The Hives - Here We Go Again mp3 - Like, buzz, man.