Saturday, September 24, 2011

Trucker Cleavage: Imaginary Friend



from
EP 1

Rick Steves' just-watched televised tour of Stockholm reminded us to post this delightful tune by these dudes from . . . ja, sure, Stockholm! We posted it long ago, lost it to the vagaries of the 'net, and rediscovered it at last.fm, along with three more free and legals. Many a minute have we spent in happy speculation about their name (Trucker Cleavage). It (their name) and a line in the song kind of reminded us of the following.


Happy Saturday (or whatever it is in your neck o'the).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Latest from Tiger Waves



Sorry to be so slow in posting this. We got home a little late from the mines (NaCl), had a happy meal, started working our way through our ppemail, posted the Matthew Sweet song, and lo and behold found even more sweetness but two emails later.

It seems that Reid Comstock and bandmate James Marshall of recently posted and instantly treasured Austin/Chicago duo Tiger Waves had just put the finishing touches on Side A of the excellent single but an inch or two up the page. The song was finished today at 4:40 P.M., his email was sent at 5:40, and we're writing this at exactly 8:40 P.M. You do the math, but as we say, we regret having delayed your pleasure.

If you missed the recent post, click here. That "Down Down Down" number is most certainly going to be one of our very favorite songs of the year.

Reid seemed understandably excited about Tiger Waves' forthcoming October tour through the Midwest and Northeast (USA). We don't usually hang out in those climes, but if you do, get details at TW's Bandcamp page.

Matthew Sweet Indeed

Purr.

Matthew Sweet - Late Nights With The Power Pop mp3

from forthcoming 27 September release
Modern Art
on
Missing Piece Records

Late night/early morning/midanytime catnip, oh yeah. Many thanks to Joe Stahl at Missing Piece for the stroke.

MySpace | Artist Site | Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Paul Kelly, M. Sweet, P. Collins, Godfathers, Wolfhounds, Shins, B. Coast, TV Torso, Lost Boy, Bake Sale, Secret Colours, et. al.


Many thanks to our favebloggers for making the following available.

Paul Kelly & the Messengers - Crosstown - Peter's Power Pop - our favorite by these Aussies; as before, we're going with their international name, for obvious reasons

Paul Collins Beat - Walking Out on Love - The Finest Kiss


Matthew Sweet - She Walks The Night - Planeta Pop

The Wolfhounds - The Anti-Midas Touch - Raven Sings the Blues

The Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death - Popdose


Best Coast - How They Want Me To Be (demo) - Everybody Taste

Bleached - You Take Time - Gimme Tinnitus

The Sonics - Strychnine - Weekly Tape Deck

Secret Colours - Follow the Drone - The Decibel Tolls
The Red Plastic Buddha - Daisy Love - The Decibel Tolls

Bake Sale - Meanwhile - Rollo & Grady
Lost Boy - If I Had A Chance - Rollo & Grady
TV Torso - My Fair Baby's Coming For Me (Paul Kane cover) - Rollo & Grady

The Kinks - Better Things - Perceptions! Delusions?
The Dandy Warhols - Best Friend - Perceptions! Delusions?
The Doors - Take It As it Comes - Perceptions! Delusions?

Film School - Sunny Day - Indie Rock Cafe
Generation X - This Heat - Indie Rock Cafe
Bad Sports - Days of Denton - Indie Rock Cafe
The Shins - New Slang & Caring Is Creepy & Phantom Limb - Indie Rock Cafe

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Catch Tiger Waves

Wave at Tiger Waves.




We found this Austin/Chicago outfit over at the ever-reliable Rollo & Grady. (Thanks, Rollo. You, too, Grady.) It was love at first listen.

We would now like to provide three options:

1) You can cut to the chase, i. e., Bandcamp, and, free of charge, bag the entire twelve-song LP, Only The Good Bands Have Animal Names, in one fell swoop or something. (Actually, we can think of lots of crap bands with animal names, but Tiger Waves ain't one of them--oh, no, no, no, far from it, very far indeed--so we'll leave our quibbling at that.)

2) You can grab three of their songs at the previously mentioned Rollo & Grady.

3) You can sample the three widgeted ditties we've embedded and decide what to do next. (It's quite possible you've already begun this process.) Please be aware that although the word "Download" is not mentioned in the three widgets, you can download the entire LP for free at Bandcamp, at least for now. You have to download the entire LP in the aforementioned one fell swoop, which is a really great and pleasurable thing. Of course you can also Buy each song separately if you like, so please follow your own animal instincts, yeah?




BTW (and we are not, repeat, not quibbling), we sometimes get a little confused when bands use singular and plural alternatively ("Only Good Bands . . ."/"Only Good Band . . ."), but it affects our enjoyment of their music neither a jot nor a tittle. (We almost wrote "tiddle," which would probably make our U.K. visitors titter, as to them it means the act of urination.)