Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Music of the Sphere: Haunted Hearts, Veruca Salt, Doug Gillard, Cloud Nothings, Beverly, Monster Treasure, Bishop Allen
Yeah, we know, Ross "The Boss" said ". . . Quantity is Quality," but dictators aren't always right. Only seven songs in this installment, but the quality's high, IOHO. Thanks to the blogmeisters for posting the following.
Haunted Hearts - Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good - Rollo & Grady - We're kind of excited about this Dum Dum/Crocodiles musicomarital cohab collab.
Veruca Salt - It's Holy - Fluxblog
Doug Gillard - Ready For Death - Indie Rock Cafe
Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me - Indie Rock Cafe
Beverly - You Can't Get It Right - Side One Track One
Monster Treasure - Wake Up - Side One Track One
Bishop Allen - Start Again - Side One Track One
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We've been enjoying this East London band's gentle gaze for several months now and just noticed some of it's available for free download over at netlabel EardrumsPop.
That first number up there is a cover of a song by Toronto's Tearjerker. Maybe you'd like to compare the two versions. We like them both, each for slightly different reasons.
Finally, or so it seems, we found all of that via a very nice email from Eardrums announcing a 31-song, 3-volume compilation called Between Two Waves - The Second Wave. The first volume was released today, with more to follow. Below are our two favorites from Volume A. Check out the rest if you like: you can stream it here and download it here.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Monday Miscellany, aka The Return of The SoundCloud Nine: Pixies, The Medusa Snare, Gorgeous Bully, Ski Lodge, I Was A King, White Fence, The Everywheres, Day Ravies, Blood Sister
You might've noticed that yesterday's Miss Sell-a-Knee came all courtesy of Bandcamp. Well, the Equal Time Police (ETP) demand equal time for SoundCloud, so here we go. We used the word "recently" in yesterday's post. Well, some of the loved ones below are recent, but others go a little farther back in time. Therefore do we brace ourselves for the usual flingings of "Gee, pp, why can't you post music as it comes out instead of making us wait for, like, ever?" Harsh, but we're tough guy(s). We've built up scabs to protect us from such scabrous scat. Besides, you've probably found lots of them already and elsewhere, so ho-hum. Oh, hope you like. (Click down arrows or heres to download.)
Get a bunch more excellent free and legals by former member(s) of The Manhattan Love Suicides here.
One of our very favorite bands of the last coppola years. Quiet recording, so toin it up. Download here.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Here are a few free and legals we've recently found and likedalot. Hope you find you like. (Clicking links will take you to various fruitful places.)
Comfort-inducing Linespacer (C-iL)
Click LP title to find a bunch of psyched-up covers, including Monkees, Stones, Barrett, etc.
We found and loved these Icelandic jangleurs during a routine search and enjoy mission at The Active Listener. Many thanks to TAL Master Gardener Nathan Ford for the puff. Our three favorites among an excellent crop:
Hear/download The Dandelion Seeds' entire self-titled LP at Bandcamp.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
From the gnarmax surfin' mecca of Allentown, PA appear, as by magic, this amped band of jangleurs. Ten other tubular freebies await you at Soundcloud, so, like, suit up and go get a Yeti wettie warmer. (You see by our patois that we are both surfers, if you learn the patois you can be a surfer, too.)
BTW, not trying to get controversial or anything, but does it seem that Smithssongs sometimes sound better in other voices? It doesn't to us, but just wondering.
Dum Dums ditty downloadable here
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Zebras - Try mp3
Saturday, May 10, 2014
You may remember our recent effusions over Fayetteville, Arkansas' powerpoppin' The Airplanes? Well,they're back with two tickets for . . . ya, so belt up for takeoff and click below. BTW, the previous songs we posted are still available for download at that aforelinked post.
Excitement mounts over the imminent release (May 20) of the Cleveland poppers' upcoming Exit Stencil Recordings LP, Boys. Below you will find a grown-up single from Boys, plus several other free downloadables from previous eras. Other freebs await you at their Exit Stencil bandpage. (Reminder: Right click/Save As)
Update, May 14: Well, Exit Stencil's Herzog webpage seems to have exited, at least for the time being. We're widgeting the excellent "Mad Men" for free downloading below. Good luck with the rest (and we mean that).
Update, May 15: ESR's Herzog page is back, but mp3s aren't working, for us anyway. This is probably our last update to this post.
We're enjoying these two singles from the Chicago-to-Brooklyn threesome's fourthcoming (June 10) LP, The Dead Age. Hear and download a bunch more at SoundCloud and Bandcamp, explore more at Facebook.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Music of the Sphere: Steinbecks, Woods, Tuff Love, Cold Beat, White Reaper, OBN IIIs, Black Hollies, Adult Dude, Free Time, Violens
Many thanks to the most blacious groggers.
Woods - Full Moon - Rollo & Grady
Tuff Love - Flamingo - Rollo & Grady
Cold Beat - Mirror - Side One Track One
White Reaper - Half Bad - Side One Track One
OBN IIIs - Worries - Side One Track One
The Black Hollies - Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere - Newtown Radio
Adult Dude - Have Everything - Newtown Radio
Free Time - Just One - Newtown Radio
Violens - Something Falling - Newtown Radio