Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We just got a message from the ever-active Nathan announcing The Active Listener Sampler 7. Without fanfare we post our favorites, even if they make you even further aware of our own bloggy torpor. (In other venues, we're as busy as a no-armed paper hanger.) You can download the entire excellent sampler on a NAME YOUR PRICE basis. You might want to check out our previous post with still gratisgrabbable songs from The Active Listener here. That is all. (For now.)
Seeing that song by Milanesinas*** The PeΔrls reminded us of one of theirs we recently found and loved, so here it is. The entire eponymous EP or LP or whatever it is is available for free download at Bandcamp.
***Possible made-up word, just a guess, really
Saturday, April 20, 2013
We are saddened to learn of the death of Scott Miller, frontman of long-time favebands Game Theory and the Loud Family. If you like any of the songs posted above, you will have an inkling why, particularly considering a new Game Theory LP was being planned. Six Game Theory LPs are available for free download at the Loud Family website. The stated rationale for this generous offer captures in part the spirit of this incredibly gifted man:
"My main goal is to prevent people from trying to capitalize by selling these long out of print albums for lots of money. I want everybody who would like to hear these albums to be able to do so without paying outrageous prices."
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hmmm, I kinda like that name better.Those are just some of the tags we stitched together from this protean Philadelphia band's Bandcamp page. In addition to the first number below, you can download the second and the rest of the songs from Weekender's Spanish Peaks EP on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp.
And here's one from when they were The Tweeds. More here.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
We saw the email was from The Fantasies and nearly sprang a leak. The cryptic message read:
"old friend, i have returned bearing a new name and more hooks than before: . . ."
Thus were we introduced to new music by mysterious Northampton musician . . .(insert name here, when/if we get it) . . .in his latest endeavor. And just as we've thrilled to the fantastic psychsurfspacepoprock of The Fantasies the last couple of years, so are we grooving to the derevolutions. We'd like to hook you up with more info, and will do when we get it. (I'faith, we did get a wee bit more, but it's kind of like, you know, private.)
We're posting our favorites and encourage you to go to Soundcloud for more. We're also posting a couple of Fantasiesfaves and sincerely thanking ___ for letting us do so. (He took down the Bandcamp widgies and sort of told us why, but the deeper motivations remain mysterious. We're gonna see if we can't convince him to reassess.)
The Fantasies - Tick Tock mp3
The Fantasies - So Dumb mp3
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We were on a routine search and deploy mission involving long-time faveband Pris, when we noticed at last.fm they were being compared to long-time faveband Fizzgig . We couldn't find freebies by Pris but hit the jackpot on the late F-word band from Cincinnati. Below are a couple of our favorites; you can find another freeb at their Sonicbids site and buy more at eMusic and elsewhere. Read more here and here.
Fizzgig - Bleed mp3
Incidentally, we previously posted on Pris and other progeny of Burke Thomas, but those mp3 links are no longer working. As usual there's not much writing worth reading there, but to pp and me the post is precious for copping a rare Comment, in this case from faveblogger Peter of Peter's Power Pop.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Music of the Sphere: The Twin Atlas, Telekinesis, White Fence, Dead Ghosts, Alkaline Trio, Bleached, Kinski
De Fence!Sure, we just did this kind of thing last Friday, but we found something at mp3hugger we thought you might like, so here we go. (As we've said before, the hugger don't keep 'em posted for long.) Salutations and appreciations to the hostin'postin'bloggerfolken.
The Twin Atlas - Double Shot - mp3hugger
Telekinesis - Empathetic People & Laissez-faire - 3hive
White Fence - To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley - Side One Track One
Dead Ghosts - Roky Said - Rollo & Grady
Alkaline Trio - I Wanna Be A Warhol - Indie Rock Cafe
Bleached - Next Stop - Indie Rock Cafe
Kinski - Conflict Free Diamonds - Indie Rock Cafe
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Yes, definitely a stance Elvisian
Wise beyond his years, young (we've read 17, we've read 18) San Francisco singer/songwriter Matt Jaffe so attracted the attention of Talking Head Jerry Harrison that the latter wound up producing his music. Rhythmic teens Alex Coltharp and Sammie Fischer round out Matt Jaffe and The Distractions. In addition to the below, you can download others at Soundcloud and read and view more here, here, and here.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Music of the Sphere: Turf War, Teen Machine, Warm Soda, Wire, Peach Kelli Pop, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, The Band In Heaven, Legs, Roomrunner, Shark?, Mikal Cronin, White Fence, Kurt Vile, The Lovely Bad Things
Sometimes we wait too long to post songs we find at our faveblogs. This isn't one of them. Thanks, fb's, for that thing you do.
Turf War - Born to Run Free - Austin Town Hall
Teen Machine - I'm Gonna Steal Your Boyfriend - Peter's Power Pop
Warm Soda - Busy Lizzy - Indie Rock Cafe
Wire - Love Bends - Indie Rock Cafe
Peach Kelli Pop - Stay Away - Rollo & Grady
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - The In-Between - Rollo & Grady
The Band In Heaven - High Low - Rollo & Grady
Legs - Two Colours - Gimme Tinnitus
Roomrunner - Spinning - Gimme Tinnitus
Shark? - California Grrls - Gimme Tinnitus
Mikal Cronin - Weight - Side One Track One
White Fence - Fragility - Side One Track One
Kurt Vile - Never Run Away - Side One Track One
The Lovely Bad Things - Hear or Anywhere - Side One Track One
BTW, we bought that entire Warm Soda LP over at Bandcamp. Unprecedented? No, but just about. But then, they are, at least in part, ex-Bare Wires.