Friday, August 15, 2008

Music of the Sphere: Rapturous Retro Return Edition

We are delighted the inimitable Gary is back in harness at Retro Music Snob after an eight-month hiatus. Here are some highlights from what we found there last night.

The Beatles - In My Life - Retro Music Snob

Wednesday Week - Missionary - Retro Music Snob - a personal favorite from the late 80s; I've got the vinyl, too, Gary, and a cassette! A perfect song.

Smoking Popes - Little Jane-Marie - Retro Music Snob

Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind - Retro Music Snob
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet - Retro Music Snob

Leg Tail Leg Edition: Teenage Head, Girls, Ettes, Monolators, Upsidedown, Telepathic B's, TBRP, Head of Femur, Bellfuries, Marching Band, et. al. . .

Girls, Girls, Girls!!!
One more time, in case we still have visitors. (Hopefully you haven't noticed our recent AWOLitude.) Here's what we've been up to. How 'bout youse?

Teenage Head - Top Down mp3
The Girls - Transfer Station mp3 from Yes, No, Yes, No, Yes, No - Thanks to Pitchfork.
The Ettes - Marathon mp3 - off the forthcoming release Look At Live Again Soon - Thanks to Alyssa Kleven at Vitriol Independent Promotions.
The Monolators - This Is Goodbye mp3 - from Don't Dance, due 21st Oct

The Upsidedown - Silver Wind mp3 - They'll be supporting The Dandy Warhols on their upcoming fall tour of North America. You might notice sonic similarities.
The Telepathic Butterflies - Telescope mp3 - from Breakfast in Suburbia - Rainbow Quartz has another sample here (plus samples from other TTB albums). Not Lame has more samples and purchase info here.
The Broken River Prophet - This Gaping Wound in My Chest Is Like Reading Your Diary Out Loud mp3 - I'm kind of a psucker for this psychy Byrdsy pstuff.

Bellfuries - Give It, Get It mp3 - from Palmyra (out 4th Nov)
Plushgun - Just Impolite mp3 from Plushgun (fires 19th Aug)
Psychic Stunts - Speaker's Block mp3 - from their 101 Pick Up Lines EP - Thanks to the wonderful Estogang over at microlips.

Further contrition: We regret we ran out of room to include the last period of the ellipsis in the postitle (not to mention Plushgun and Psychic Stunts). Sheesh.