Monday, December 31, 2012

Tea Cozies: Muchos Dracula


We made a huge mistake not posting this song a couple of months ago when we found it at faveblog The Finest Kiss. We downloaded it while it was still free at Bandcamp but by the time we were set to post, it was no longer free. But after grooving mightily on it earlier today (evidence here) we put forth renewed effort and found it floating free at Soundcloud, hence the widget action below.

Click on the various links we just provided to check out this excellent Seattle band. We'd say more were we not such inarticulate/laconic bloggoons. Besides, what we don't tell you your ears will, and if they don't, The Finest Kiss does with its usual finesse. They, or he, not sure which, put another cozy little number in TFK's excellent Best of 2012 post. (Scroll down to #9.)


Download here.

Oh, yeah, and Happy New Year to ya.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hot Nun's Hot

We always get excited when finding out Spinning Jennies/The Well Wishers aceman Jeff Shelton is up to something new. Thus are we well fired up to hear of his latest project, Hot Nun, some early fruit of which is posted below and final harvest of which is due out early next year. We may follow up on this soon, but want to post it right away, the mad, mega-competitive world of powerpop being what it is(n't). BTW, there's another selection by Hot Nun st(r)eaming at Bandcamp. Click here to check out our previous Well Wishers posts containing Shelton-sanctioned free and legals.


Christian Bland & The Revelators



Yeh, so that's the other one we found during our recent scrobblefest at last.fm. Both longtime psych faves The Black Angels' Christian Bland and The Revelators themselves are revelatory indeed in this excellent song. (So, apparently, is the individual to whom the song is addressed.) Read more here and here.


Channeling Elk


We were just now over at last.fm innocently celebrating being able to scrobble again when we found a couple of fairly recent discoveries all free and available like. Torontans Elk seem to be channeling a bit of the old Mickey and Sylvia with that irresistible little hook in "Riverview #3" and hint at it in the very next Daydream ditty as well. We don't hear it quite so much in the curl-shootin' "Sometime Together," but it's still a highly pleasing song. (See/hear/dl below.) Go to Bandcamp and scope out more, if you like. (Sarah Greene says they're channeling The Kinks, and she may well be right.) Whomever they're channeling, if indeed they're channeling anyone at all, we're just mighty happy our ears are channeling them.




 


Oh, and that other recent discovery? To be posted soon.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Music of the Sphere: Crookes, Kickstand Band, Super Vacations, Bring Me. . ., Prince Rupert's Drops, Dog Bite, Apples in Stereo, Deerhunter, Telekinesis, Titus Andronicus, Ty Segall, Jason Lytle, Rooney, Stone Roses, P. Frampton, Gap Dream, Dude York, Orwells, Icona Pop, Japandroids, Tame Impala, White Wires, Desaparecidos, Deep Time


We sincerely thank the hosting entities for posting the following. Maybe you'll thank them, too.


Fahrtin' Around mit den Trippies




Maybe we're takin' liberties mit der deutschen Sprache, but these Hamburgers make us do exactly what their name bespeaks. Cloudberry promise more and there's already some's been waitin' for us here. For example:



Fantastic, indeed.


Saturday, December 01, 2012

New Hue About The CRY!


These Portlandians caused quite an uproar in these parts last year about this time, so we're grinnin' again to hear from John Their Manager that they've recently released new terrifics. We love that other one, too, but please know that it's kind of big (like, physically, weighing in @ 47.48 MB). You will find twelve more free and legals at Soundcloud, including the two we posted last year.