Wednesday, April 29, 2009

pppurcha$e$: March Buys

Two months ago we started a little blog called pppurcha$e$ to share what songs we are buying at eMusic, Amazon, etc. You can find our March 2009 purchases here. Hope you find stuff you like. We sure did.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Music of the Sphere: Kinks, Paul Kelly, Cars, Headlights, Brian Jonestown, Atomic Garden, Get Go, Pomegranates, et. al. . . .


We've been kind of naughty lately, what with not posting much and such. Don't worry, though: we're consumed with guilt. Really. Thanks to all the fabulous posterhoster(esse)s for the following!




Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Sounds' New Sounds Sound Sound

We've been enjoying this wavey Skåne län, Sweden quintet** for several years now and are quite excited their new Original Signal Recordings LP, Crossing the Rubicon, is due to launch 2 June. We've posted several by them previously; sadly the links have gone silent. You can stream some at their MySpace site and buy lots of mp3s here. Speaking of Sweden, please heed Jon Stewart's exposé on the dangers of socialism. Shiver. . .


**Maja Ivarsson (vox) - Jesper Anderberg (keyboards) - Johan Bengtsson (bass) - Fredrik Nilsson (drums) - Felix Rodriguez (guitar)

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Need Fab Pop: Okkervil, Orchid Highway, Death Valley Sleepers, Faraway Places, Black Moth Super R, Shortwave Set, Seldon Plan, Salim Nourallah

And now, Episode 680 of the continuing story of "An Introvert Goes Public." Typalyzer says my blog is the work of an ESFP. Half of that ain't me, though. I'm an INFP and I'll cower defiantly before anyone who says otherwise. But, ahem, such nattering's not why we're here. Here's why we're here, and darned excited to be so:

Okkervil River - Pop Lie mp3 - from Austinites' CD single Pop Lie, due out 21 April - and in case you missed it previously:
Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe mp3


Death Valley Sleepers - Seaside mp3- Thanks to Morten at Hits in the Car for the headsup on this excellent song. Morten assured me main Sleeper and fellow Dane Tobias Winberg (pic) would not mind my posting it. If this is in fact untrue, I will unhappily remove the link. The fact that Morten has posted all 15 known DVS songs suggests Tobias is probably down wid it. So if you are, too, go get 'em. Well, okay, here's one more we previously posted.
Black Pearl mp3

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On A Day the Sun Didn't Rise mp3 - from Eating Us, due for ingestion on 26 May - I resisted previous blandishments from the robotic voice, but this song's downright. . . cuddly; onward to the flame! Thanks to Andy Silva at Shurefire for winging it our way.

The Shortwave Set - Harmonica mp3 - from London/Southeast UKer's second LP, Replica Sun Machine


The Seldon Plan - Lost and Found and Lost mp3 - the first single and title cut from Baltimore/Washington band's forthcoming LP, due out 26 May - other LPs available here

Salim Nourallah - It's Not Enough mp3 - from Dallas dude's Constellation, released last month

Friday, April 10, 2009

Elephant Stone: Smooth Sailing Anticipated

Rishi Dhir (vox, bass, sitar, geetar [sic]), formerly of The High Dials, and his fellow pachydermoliths* are set to release their debut LP, The Seven Seas, on 5 May. The picture gives a clue as to what to expect. The title cut, streamers at Elephant Stone's MySpace site, and other tracks we've heard suggest this could well be one of our favorite albums of the year. Thanks to Jesse at Killbeat Records for shipping it our way.

Elephant Stone - The Seven Seas mp3 - from The Seven Seas

And in case you missed our previous postings, here are a few by Rishi's sometime band.

*Bobby Fraser (keys) - Robbie MacArthur (geetar, bass) - Stephen Venkatarangam (geetar, backing vox, sitar, flute) - Richard White (geetar, backing vox) - Chris Wise (drums)