Thursday, July 25, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Music of the Sphere: Connections, Everywheres, Sloan, Field Mouse, Gross Relations, King Tuff/Gap Dream, Ty Segall, Elf Power, Army Navy, The Purrs, China Rats, Jay Arner, Beaches, Customers, Bleached, Twin Peaks, Pale Saints
Beaches: humble & less so
Seems like forever since we've done one of these, but it's only been two months (give or take). We humbly thank all bloggo sapiens who made it possible to link to the following.
Connections - Mall Lights - Fingertips
The Everywheres - Unfortunate Direction - 3hive
Sloan - The Answer Was You - Chromewaves
Field Mouse - Tomorrow Is Yesterday - Gimme Tinnitus
Gross Relations - Cut the Final Scene - Austin Town Hall
King Tuff (feat. Gap Dream) - She's On Fire - Newtown Radio
Ty Segall - Femme Fatale - The Mad Mackerel
Elf Power - Sunlight On The Moon - Side One Track One
Army Navy - Crushed Like The Car - Side One Track One
The Purrs - Rotting On The Vine - Indie Rock Cafe
China Rats - To Be Like I - Indie Rock Cafe
Jay Arner - Don't Remind Me - Indie Rock Cafe
Beaches - Send Them Away - Rollo & Grady
Customers - She's Heroin - Rollo & Grady
Bleached - Dead Boy - Rollo & Grady
Twin Peaks - Irene - Rollo & Grady
Pale Saints - Sight Of You - Rollo & Grady
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Actively Listening to The Beginner's Mynd, New Speedway, The Vickers, Invisible Ships, & Paul Messis
Looks like hours.
Nathan's back with Episode 10 of The Active Listener Sampler series (TALSs), with pseventeen pselected psych and pop tunes that will groovily activate your ears and, perhaps, other organs. And speaking of organs, here's our favetune from #10. You can download it with the entire LP on a NAME YOUR PRICE basis. (Message to pselfs: Be sure to thank Nathan and the bands.)
All of this reminds us that until a few seconds hence, we've not posted several previous TALS faves, all of which are available on an NYP basis by downloading the whole LPs. (We blush to be such slothful bloggers. Forgive? Didn't even notice? Phwewww`````````!)
We really like this next bloke's music but find his attitude toward/eschewal of digital distribution dismaying. Therefore, feel lucky Nathan has made this one available.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Free at Last: Shy Mirrors, The Orange Peels, The Pizazz, Jetman Jet Team, The Koolaid Electric Company, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Burning Hearts, The Wagner Logic, Love Culture, The Band In Heaven
We came across this interesting analysis of the IHAD speech and took it as a sign we're supposed to post. Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Last.fm who made the tuneage available and to our Last friends who alerted us to some of these. Click on the triangle thingies to listen and the word thingies to download.
Shy Mirrors - Astronauts mp3
The Orange Peels - We're Gonna Make It mp3
The Pizazz - Dolphin Patrol mp3
Jetman Jet Team - Candy Loop mp3
The Koolaid Electric Company - Untitled #1 mp3 (pic)
Divider line thingy to break up the mass of green and blue and white, and such
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Kurt Cobain's Sweater mp3
Burning Hearts - I Lost My Colour Vision mp3
The Wagner Logic - Waiting For Snow mp3
Love Culture - Vicious mp3
The Band In Heaven - High Low mp3
Monday, July 01, 2013
Yes, he's done it again and done it up right. Back the first of the year we totally grooved to the pop treats of Mr. Darren Riley of Bolton, a one-man bander recording under the moniker, Ballard. We were therefore darned excited just now to receive word that Ballard's back with a second LP called Bucky.
We've listened to every song, acquired each, and suggest you consider doing the same. We've posted below the smoove version of "A Fire In New York City," lead-off number on the new album. It's available for Name Your Price download on the Working Boys single, along with two other songs, one of which is on the new LP. And btw, the songs Darren let us post for free download are still so available at that previous post.
Here are two of our favorites from Bucky.