Thursday, July 28, 2011

Len Bias(ed)


One listen and we're already biased in this Boston band's favor. Download the below and two more for free at Bandcamp.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Pure Pop from The Fire Apes

Me so happy.

We hope you enjoyed The Fire Apes' "Hey Kate!," which we posted last week. (Clicky clicky.) If so, you might like to know that we just now received another excellent popper by the Apes from Chrissy Borsellino over at Big Picture Media. Click the following to acquire & fire (it up).

Monday, July 11, 2011

Slipslide's Sleeptalk



from 2003 LP
The World Can Wait

We were poking around over at Matinee Recordings and found this London quartet's lovely jangler all cued up and ready to talk.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Stars, XTC, Bass Drum OD, Tame Impala, K Vile, J Forte, Smith Ws, White Ws, White F, Fresh&Os, Girls, et. al. . . .***

Vile.

Favebloggers be doin' much good for hu/wo/mankind. Thanks, fb's.

Stars - Ageless Beauty - Chromewaves

XTC - Senses Working Overtime - Popdose

Tame Impala - I Don't Really Mind - Rollo & Grady

J. Forte - Purple Clouds, Dark Skies - Baby, You Got a Stew Goin'!

Hell On Wheels - Baby - The Finest Kiss

White Wires - Summer Girl - Indie Rock Cafe - Get more here and here.
The Fresh & Onlys - Summer Of Love - Indie Rock Cafe

The Happy Thoughts - Sweet Dirty Love - Raven Sings the Blues
Kindest Lines - Destructive Paths to Live Happily - Raven Sings the Blues - electromarcher/lovely voice

Impossible Hair - You Can Own - Gimme Tinnitus
Bad Sports - Would You Wait For Me Too? - Gimme Tinnitus
Night Manager - Pizza Pasta - Gimme Tinnitus
WATERS - For The One - Gimme Tinnitus - Not, perhaps, to every popper's taste, but we like it.

From an excellent blog new to us:

Kurt Vile - Jesus Fever - Weekly Tape Deck
White Fence - Lillian (Won't You Play The Drums) - Weekly Tape Deck
Bass Drum of Death - Get Found - Weekly Tape Deck
Eternal Summers - Prisoner - Weekly Tape Deck - more here & here
Fergus & Geronimo - Baby Don't You Cry - Weekly Tape Deck

A white-fonted sentence strategically placed can please peeps and peepers. (Sorry, we seem to have started a schtick from which we can't get unschtuck.)

Papercuts - Do You What You Will & John Brown - Weekly Tape Deck
Soft Powers - I Begin To Cringe At Eight Ten - Weekly Tape Deck
Cloud Nothings - Understand At All & Leave You Forever - Weekly Tape Deck
Girls - Heartbreaker - Weekly Tape Deck
The Smith Westerns - Give Me Some Time - Weekly Tape Deck

***Blogger only allows a certain number of letters in a postitle. We regret the inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Fire Apes: Powerpoppin' Primates


The Fire Apes - Hey Kate! mp3

from their May 23 release
A Life In Letters

These simmerin' simians from South Carolina have put out a hot piece of perfectly pure powerpop. Listing such influences as Fountains of Wayne, The Pretenders, Green Day, and somebody called "The Beatles" (no information available), lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and least hirsute bandmember John Seymour also enlisted the help of top producers and recording engineers (e. g., of The Who, Jimi freakin' Hendrix, Plain White T's, and others we might not mention) to make sure the album sparkles and shines (okay, one producer is the bassist in Shinedown), to the nth. We hope you enjoyed "Hey Kate" as much as we and highly suggest you click the links below to check out other songs from this and previous albums. Many thanks to Chrissy Borsellino at Big Picture Media for getting in touch, securing permishes, etc., etc.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Fun with the Fungis

She's tonguing the Girls. (Click to enlarge.)


Well, here we go again. No sooner do we buy this groovy little number at eMusic (as recently documented) than we find it available for free download at last.fm. So how does that make us feel? Ecstatic, that's how. You can find another free and legal by the Cleburne, Texas trio at that selfsame last.fm page.

eMusic pppurcha$e$ - Second Quarter of 2011

If you like some of the same music we do, you might like to check out our purcha$e$ at eMusic for April, May, and June of this year. Click here to scope out the list. We found plenty by "old" favorites plus a wealth of new-to-usses. We're pretty sure those LPs by Ringo Deathstarr, The Raveonettes, and Kids on a Crime Spree will end up among our very favorites for all of '11. Funny, though, isn't it, how even one great song from an album catapults an artist/album toward the toppermost of one's poppermost. Yeah, very funny indeed. Har-har. Happy listening.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

More Schweetness from The Sunshine Factory


You may remember (no penalty if you don't) our recent effusions over Mobile, Alabama gazers The Sunshine Factory? Well, we just noticed over at the last.fm Shoegaze group page that the band have posted their entire LP Sugar for free download. How sad were we that we had already spent some of our hard-earned for some of the LP? Not a whit because we were thinking of you and the fiscally friendly fun you were about to have. (Yeah, we know, "Awwwwwww, pp, ya softie ya," etc., etc.) Here's our favorite, to give you another taste. You take it from there (or here).