Friday, November 29, 2013

Catch-up: Voix de Femmes

We continue playing catch-up, with songs we've long loved but haven't posted. In this one we heed Abigail Adams' admonition to hubby John to  ". . .remember the ladies but don't touch 'em or I'll snatch you bald(er). It's okay to listen, though."

from Waiting for Something to Happen
one of our very fave LPs of 2013

A palindrome.

Note: We certainly appreciate the very significant contributions of various hommes to the above, so, please, haters, btfo. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Black Tambourines & Chica

These Cornishmen's first (and eponymous) LP "dropped" in September via Art Is Hard Records. It's excellent lo-fi, and you can buy it here and here, among elsewheres. Their excellent Chica EP is available for free download at Bandcamp. To assist you in the decision-making process, we're posting several of our favorites below. You take it from there.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Catch-up: Tim Gilbertson, Jonathan Coulton, PT Walkley, Ryan Bourne, Vaselines, Bigger Lovers

One advantage of being in the minor little peewee weewee pp leagues of bloggerdom is that nothing we do or don't do in our little nanocosm does much damage. Of course, as Socratease might say, neither does it do much good, but bugger him. Anyway, that last post on The Quiet Americans took us back to the rather long mp3 list we've built over the years and reminded us of some loved ones we shoulda but didna post. Consider this post an act of contrition and continuation of a series.

(Our little exfm widget's been pouting for months now about never getting fed anything to play, so here we go. Sure, we fed it The Student Teachers, but awaken a sleeping widget and you deal with the consequences.)

(Could lead to chipped teeth, so watch it.)

Gee, what a pleasant bunch of songtitles. Oh, well:

(They reel in some years and then go lowe.)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Be Alone with The Quiet Americans

Quiet but quite sufficiently raucous to rawk us.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Student Teachers Are Back In Class

It's called "Polaroid," man, and it's très coo.

The Student Teachers were part of the late 70s NYC underground scene and have re-released tuneage via Nacional Records. Here's our favorite of what we've heard. Read and hear more here and here.

The Student Teachers - Looks mp3

Note: With this post we double our number of posts from the fateful 2012. What this means we have no idea. And as Mersault might say, were he speaking English, "It doesn't matter." Although, come to think, one or more of them bandspersons up there might've been preparing to teach maths.

Black Lizard Got Us Psyched

We recently grooved to this Helsinki band's tunes and just now found one available via a Soliti SoundCloud page. You can probably guess what we decided to do next.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

3 #s from The #1s

We found this fab Dublin band while exploring a fellow/sisterly Warm Soda fan's Bandcamp collection. They made our State a good deal better than Sorry. We're even including a vid. Gasp, spit, say WHAT?

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Music of the Sphere: Veronica Falls, People's Temple, The New P's, Rozwell Kid & Sleeping Bag, Sick Rose, Olivia Tremor Control, Lame Drivers, Swearin', PyPy, Pity Sex, Hookworms, Surfer Blood, Potty Mouth, High Highs, Beliefs, Eagulls, Moon King

Which one's the Kid & which one's the Bag?

Nice finds. Get thee thither before it's too late. Inexpressible thanks to the hosts.

Veronica Falls - Nobody There - Side One Track One

People's Temple - Twice Burned - Requiem Pour Un Twister

The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed - Heartache With Hard Work

Rozwell Kid & Sleeping Bag - It's Cool - Rollo & Grady
The Sick Rose - Nothing To Say - Rollo & Grady

We're not exactly sure who Newtown Radio are or how they got such great connections, but they post a shipload of great music. So thank you, Newtown Radio, thank you very much. BTW, the following are grouped by post. A small point perhaps, but potentially useful.

Oh, and one other thing: when you get to NR, a song begins playing automatically. Unless you enjoy listening to two songs at once, you might want to click the PAUSE thingy in the pink area labelled "THE BROADCAST." We say "Unless" because occasionally we'll find a page where you can listen to a bunch of songs at once. We'll get, like, seven or eight numbers playing simultaneously and enjoy the strangely satisfying cacophony. A small point perhaps, but potentially useless.

The Olivia Tremor Control - Love Athena - Newtown Radio

Lame Drivers - Excess - Newtown Radio
Swearin' - Movie Star - Newtown Radio

Surfer Blood - Demon Dance - Newtown Radio
Potty Mouth - Black and Studs - Newtown Radio

PyPy - She's Gone - Newtown Radio
Pity Sex - Wind Up - Newtown Radio
Hookworms - On Returning - Newtown Radio

High Highs - A Real Hero - Newtown Radio
Beliefs - She Comes Alive - Newtown Radio
Eagulls - Nerve Endings - Newtown Radio
Moon King - Big Dumb Blue Angel - Newtown Radio

The Resonars

Rest assured that any time we find something freely dlable by this Tucson faveband, it shall be placed within your reach post-haste. (It is in fact happening in this very post, duh.) Follow the labels to previous resonances.

Beaming at Borrowed Beams Of Light

A couple of beams are just out of sight.

The first single from the Charlottesville, VA band's just-released On The Wings Of A Bug vaguely reminds us of Mr. L. Buckingham . . . which certainly brings a smile to our face, Mac. Hibernator Gigs dropped the LP this past Tuesday.

Free download here.

Monday, November 04, 2013

You're Getting Close to The Reference Desk

Two Halifax bass players formed a band, redeployed to guitar and drums, hired a drummer to play bass, and began making gear, lo-fi pop. Read more at Pigeon Row.

Free download here.

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