Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Standing Ova-tion


For many a. . .well, for the second time now, we adhere to strict Powerpopulist tradition and celebrate this hallowed eve with this heady little caveat from {thunderegg}. Until things improve, I see no reason to stop. Maybe next spring I'll actually be able to reuse it at Easter. This past Easter a rare snowstorm temporarily wiped out my Internet service, leaving the kids of the world almost totally at the mercy of more sinister forces.

{thunderegg} - The Envelope Pushes Back - What About (The Children) (Single Edit) mp3

Monday, October 29, 2007

Around the Blogosphere, cont'd: Blue Foundation, Nice Stupid Playground, E.Z. Basic, Division Kent, Summer Cats, Superdrag, Built to Spill, et. al.

"Maybe later today" becomes definitely now. Myriad thanks to the posterhosters.

Blue Foundation - Hero Across the Sky & Talk to Me - Coast is Clear
Nice Stupid Playground - Stereo Girl - Coast is Clear
E. Z. Basic - You Never Learn - Coast is Clear
Division Kent - She’s Going Places - Hits in the Car
Summer Cats - Wild Rice - SKATTERBRAIN

Superdrag - Relocate My Satellites & The Emotional Kind & Lighting The Way - I Am Fuel, You Are Friends - Visitor johnbuck was right in a previous comment; thanks for the tip!
Built to Spill - Mess with Time - Battle of the Midwestern Housewives
Built to Spill - Saturday - 5 Acts

Sonic Youth - Computer Age (Neil Young cover) - 17 Seconds - Mmmmmmmm. . .
Big Country - Fields of Fire - Retro Music Snob
Bee Gees - Holiday - A Plague of Angels - Maybe the only BG's song I like, but I like it a ho' ho' lot.

Around the Blogosphere: Shoes, Red Button, Searchers, Little Girls, New Pornographers, Ooberman, Ringo Deathstarr, JeKKel

Sometimes you've just gotta stop right clicking and start typing. Sweet Golgotha, what a miraculous draft of hookery! Look and listen if you like.

Shoes - Not Me - Retro Music Snob
The Red Button - She’s About to Cross My Mind - 5 Acts
The Searchers - Hearts in Her Eyes (The Records cover) - Retro Music Snob
Little Girls - Earthquake Song - Retro Music Snob

The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant & Testament to Youth in Verse & Adventures in Solitude - Battle of the Midwestern Housewives
Ooberman - Car Song - A Plague of Angels
Ringo Deathstarr - Swirly - 17 Seconds
JeKKel - Brodie - Battle of the Midwestern Housewives

Okay, I've still got this many more, but that's enough for now. Maybe later today. Many thanks to these beneficent bloggers, who baited and didn't switch.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thrusting and Bursting with Aggressive Kantian Positivism


No curtains this time; we'll use a thrust. Thanks for visiting during Year One; I hope you'll do so some more. We begin with guidance from the same Voice who initiated proceedings here one year ago today and then branch out.

A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug mp3 - No, this isn't a theme post; it just kind of happened.

The next four I found at the site of the generous soul who more than any other, helped me get started on this blog and gave unselfish support all through the first year. It goes without saying that the music-loving Dane also put me--as he does myriad others--in touch with fabulous tuneage. Thanks, Morten, now and always. And don't worry, folks, these are but a few sparks from the powerful music machine that is Hits in the Car.

Mary Goes Round - Mary's Yellow Dreams mp3 - From Morten's latest Endless Post--This list must be seen--and heard--to be believed.
Soft CityThe Soft City mp3 - Reminds one of The Dream Syndicate/Steve Wynn. OMG, did I just do an analogy? Don't worry, it won't happen again.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lay, Lady Lay. . .: High Water Marks, Trolleyvox, Green Pajamas, Quarter After, Masonic, West Indian Girl, 1900s, Tulsa

. . .lay across my big brass blog. . . Yes, yes, I know, that's the first album, but I like this picture better, mkay?

Mind if I. . .lay a little music on you? Thanks very.

High Water Marks - The Leaves mp3 - I just now downloaded the new album, Polar, sight-unheard over at eMusic. "Sight-unheard [gasp, spit]? Are you crazy???" Maybe, but not in this case. I fell for 2004's Songs About the Ocean like sixteen tons. Its "Good I Feel Bad" delivers incandescent pleasure every listen, and "Queen of Verlaine" does some effective fancy-tickling as well. Anyway, that's enough emotin'.

The Trolleyvox - Much have I loved these Brotherly Lovers, as seen here. This new effort but fans the flames.
Your Secret Safe

The Green Pajamas - Wild Pony mp3 - from Box Of Secrets... - I said it before and I just might again: These Norwesters know how to dress for success.
The Night Races Into Anna

Masonic - from Austin!
Tulsa - Mass mp3 - I Was Submerged - Thanks to Pirate Brook, who, along with Pirate Meredith, has put together a fab little mix tape you might want to check out.

Not that anyone would get jealous (it'd be pathetic if they did), but just because I didn't say more doesn't mean I don't like every single song posted here because I very much do.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Around the Blogosphere: Whole Lotta to Love

My happy spot enlarges near to bursting as I continue reconnecting with my favorite blogs. Thanks, favorite bloggers. I've previously posted songs by some of these artistes, so check out the Labels thingy at the end of the post if you're so inclined.

Tally Hall - Two Wuv - The Underrated Blog – Another early-2006 pleaser rediscovered on a recent nocturnal mission; dumb title and dubious objects of affection, but this should carve out a neatish niche inside the average poppernoggin’.
Bears - Wait and See - you aint no picasso
Vox Von Braun - Lord of Pesetas - Milk Milk Lemonade

The Legends - Closer - Obscure Sound - plus others by the omnitalented Mr. A.
Rebecca Scott - Book of Love (Magnetic Fields Cover) - Milk Milk Lemonade
Magnapop - Thirteen (Big Star Cover) - My Old Kentucky Blog – Evidence of another excellent covers project at MOKB

Film School - Dear Me & Go Down Together - Untitled Records
The Capstan Shafts - Carbon Neutral Enterprise - The Yellow Stereo
Tiny Masters of Today – Hologram & Trendsetter - Obscure Sound

Arcade Fire - No Cars Go - Untitled Records
The Storm – I’ve Gotta Tell You Mama - Raven Sings the Blues
Sam Gopal - Midsummer Night’s Dream - Raven Sings the Blues

Friday, October 19, 2007

Duys & Golls: Looker, Love of Diagrams, School, Girl Band, Manchester Orchestra, April Skies, Airfields, Celestial

Beyond the terrestrial. . .
Never, ever accuse me of not being in touch with my inner wuss (or I'll weep), and this post proves it. Kind of a staff/distaff thing, too, though not necessarily in that order. The hardest-hitting song is by Girl Band, if that tells you anything. Bon weak-end, valued visitors.

Girl Band - Today mp3 - Celebrating homicidal nonfruition

Manchester OrchestraBrother (Annuals cover) mp3
Celestial - Lake Como (remix) mp3 - You can get the rest of the wonderful EP, Last Day of Summer, here. Thanks to the ever-faithful Girlfriend! And, heck, I've just gotta repost this heavenly beauty:
Nothing Happens; Twice mp3 - Oh My Godot, what a powerful semi-colon!

Click band names for additionals.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Around the Blogosphere: SKATTERBRAIN CATCHUP EDITION

As recently indicated, I've been off my rocker rota lately, so I'm trying to play catchup with my favorite blogs. No doubt many of you have been there yourself, but Matt over at SKATTERBRAIN has been serving up some really nice hooch the past month. Here's what I liked best, but there's lots, lots more there, and your taste may vary.

The Manhattan Love Suicides - Head Over Heals - SKATTERBRAIN
Young Sensation - Happiness - SKATTERBRAIN
The Lucksmiths - Falling Off of My Feet Again (Siddeleys cover) - SKATTERBRAIN
The Siddeleys - Falling Off of My Feet Again - SKATTERBRAIN
Pants Yell! - Magenta and Green - SKATTERBRAIN
Modular - Playa Biquini - SKATTERBRAIN
No Age - My Life’s Alright Without You - SKATTERBRAIN – Slightly askew, but I like the chording and that little hook at the end.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Caching In: Glass, Perro Del Mar, Midways, Attention Now, Stars in Coma, Mission of Burma, onelinedrawing, Eux Autres, n. Lannon


I've gotten way behind in visiting my favorite blogs, but tonight I found a nice cache at several of them. I am posting songs available at band, label, and promo sites, but you can find scores more tasty ones at Eardrums, particularly here, here, here, here, and here.

The Glass - Fourteen Again mp3
El Perro Del Mar - Coming Down the Hill mp3 (pic)
The Midways - A Lot Like Me mp3
Attention Now! - Soundwaves mp3
Stars in Coma - Spring Rain Song mp3 - Eardrums have one more by Stars in Coma.

Another favorite blog, die Stagediven, also has a wealth of goodstuff. Two of my favorites are posted below, and you can find more where those came from.
Mission of Burma - Dirt mp3 - Die Stagediven has 3 more by MOB.
Smile mp3

I've also found some nice ones at mp34u, which is always nicely stocked.
Eux Autres - Other Girls mp3
n. Lannon - Next Obsession mp3

Friday, October 05, 2007

Fin de Semana: Robert Pollard, Brother Kite, State of Samuel, John Ralston, Black Kids, Earlimart

Black Kids, obviously.
Of the making of music there is no end, and I for one am glad. Have a great weekend (which doesn't necessarily mean I'm through posting for it: just hoping you have one).

Robert Pollard - Rud Fins mp3 - Coast to Coast Carpet of Love is due to drop Tuesday instant. Ta to Toolshed. Do I need to keep saying "former Guided by Voices leader?" Thought not.
The State of Samuel - Square Roots mp3 - Thanks to SKATTERBRAIN, who has one more.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I Love Calling it "Mittwoch": Krinkles, British Sea Power, Grey Race, Tullycraft, Emma Pollock, Sally Shapiro. Owls, Earwig

Take a wild guess. . .
Several interested parties recently sent nice product my way, so I'm sending it yours. They emailed it to me, but I'm posting it here at the blog. Just thought I'd make that clear.

The Krinkles - Gimme Gimme mp3 - Mucho grateful I was when Krinkle Matty Favasa let me post this for awhile back in the spring and happy I am Glorious Noise has made it available now. Thanks to all.


Click artists' names for more info.