Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Music of the Sphere: We Five, Move, Stone Roses, Grand Atlantic, Bare Wires, French Kissing, Bad Sports, TV Girls, Bleached, C Stilts, et. al.


As the clock ticks down toward the end of the fifth year of our little music blog, we pause to . . . never mind. Thanks, hosterposters for the great tuneage below. Click to go there and hear and do whatever you like. Thanks for visiting.

We Five - You Were On My Mind - Popdose

The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums - Passion of the Weiss - Do you, too, find exciting the fact they're reuniting?

Bare Wires - Dancing on a Dime - Infrasons - plus two more by BW

Bare Wires - Back on the Road - Austin Town Hall (pic)

Memory Map - House Sitting - Gimme Tinnitus - XTC-ish, would you agree?

TV Girls - Girls Like Me - Old School

Hooded Fang - ESP - The Burning Ear

French Kissing - Oh Suzanne - Pop Headwound

Bad Sports - June Sixteenth - Requiem Pour Un Twister

Swiftumz - Angelita - The Decibel Tolls

Montage Populaire - Separate Frames - Weekly Tape Deck

The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow - Peter's Power Pop
Grand Atlantic - Smoke And Mirrors - Peter's Power Pop

Said The Whale - Camilo (The Magician) - Chromewaves
Crystal Stilts - Through The Floor - Chromewaves

Bleached - Searching Through The Past - Everybody Taste
Mikal Cronin - Apathy - Everybody Taste

eMusic pppurcha$e$ - July to October 2011

Maybe you like some of the same music we do, maybe you don't. Fair enough. If you do, you might enjoy checking out our last four months' purcha$e$ over at eMusic. We mostly bought powerpop, indiepop, shoegaze, psych, and garage and are pretty darned pleased with the haul. Do you want recommendations? That's kind of hard, as the quality's pretty satisfying across the board. Well, okay, leggo our arm.

We had a good time to and from work today disporting with The Phantom Six, The Savage Resurrection, XL, The Wellingtons, and White Fence, amongst others. We're quite hopped up about Spiderbait, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, The Sugar Stems, and of course the latest Fountains of Wayne. But here we'd best stop, for we feel beyond shame the crushed hopes of all the stellar artists we're leaving out. Just click here to see the full list of 157 lays. Some of our previous purcha$e$ can be accessed here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Fantasies Are Not So Dumb


Yes, there's no doubt Herbie von K would get off on this smart little janglemarcher. (I mean, look at the picture, for Peter's sake: maestro's smiling his flipping lips off.) We've said several times we really "dig" what these Northampton lads are doing tune-wise and thank them for knocking us up emailily with this, their latest, released today. As noted in those previous posts, you can find more by them at their Bandcamp pages. If you're new to The Fantasies, you simply must click either the word "several" or the word "times" up there and listen to "Tick Tock." Not trying to be bossy, but you must. Thank you. That is all.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Something About/By Terry Malts


These San Franciscans have really scary artwork on their EP covers, but their songs are way the other way in terms of delight. (I. e., we very much like-to-love.) Thanks to Ma and Pa Slumber for the headsup. Click them down arrows to, like, download.

Terry Malts - Something About You by Slumberland Records

Here's one we posted earlier.

Terry Malts - Distracted by Slumberland Records

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Narrow Sparrow: Joe Meek's Dream


Some of you purer sorts might well be turned off by the electronic emanations that kick this one off. You might well reply in kind by actually kicking/turning it off. And frankly, that makes us kind of weepie because we found the song strangely affecting. Well, it's out of our hands now, so there you are. (The band are from Chicago, Illinois, by the way.) Thanks to yvynyl for the headsup.

P. S.: How proud are we to have eschewed all bird references in this introduction? Not very.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Shins, Fannies, Spoon, New Ps, M Crenshaw, Soft Boys, Ikey M, Cage the E, Gross R, Nashville R, Dinowalrus, et. al. . . .

Hiyas.

We're excited about the below and thank the thoughty bloggers for hosting/posting. Click to go hear.

Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl - Teenage Kicks - our favorite by MC

Soft Boys - Queen Of Eyes - For The Sake Of The Song

Nashville Ramblers - The Trains - Requiem Pour Un Twister
- Neither bandname nor songtitle inspire hope, but don't be misled.

Cage the Elephant - Around My Head - Indie Rock Cafe - Every time our 'pod opens this, we make happy ape sounds.

Dinowalrus - Godstar (Psychic TV cover) - Gimme Tinnitus (pic)

Replicants - Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover) - Star Maker Machine
- Granted, a cover of this might not be needed, but this one is pleasingly heavier than the original.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Dead Beat - Who The Bloody Hell Are They? - more primate jollity

Ikey Mo - You Don't Say - Peter's Power Pop
Fountains Of Wayne - The Summer Place - Peter's Power Pop

Sleeper - Statuesque - Chromewaves
The Shins - Taste Of Cindy (live Jesus and Mary Chain cover) - Chromewaves

Wax Idols - Gold Sneakers - Raven Sings the Blues
Gross Relations - When You Go Down - Raven Sings the Blues - We got GR here.

Steve Adamyk Band - Landslide - Austin Town Hall
Diarrhea Planet - Warm Ridin' - Austin Town Hall - Right, yucky bandname but yummy rocker.

Teenage Fanclub - I Don't Want Control of You - Popdose
The New Pornographers - Silver Jenny Dollar - Popdose
ELO - Little Town Flirt - Popdose
Spoon - Finer Feelings - Popdose
The Successful Failures - Waiting For A Ride - Popdose