Thursday, October 30, 2014
From New Planting Seeds Comp: Mark Crozer, Static Daydream, Lovetones, Young Sinclairs, Seeers, Super Vacations
We would have told you about this sooner but only just now got word of it ourownself. The most excellent Planting Seeds Records have released a 14-song compilation of freebies by a number of our favebands or members thereof. (The postitle enumerates the names of our very favorites, with songs posted below.) Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, & Infinitely Vol 2 will be available for free download until November 17 (of this year), so you have a pleasant cushion of time available for checking them out and deciding what, if anything, to do next. Many thanks to PSR for the, you know, implant.
Update: PSR removed the widgets, as promised/threatened. We still say, though, "Many thanks." Time to go buy-buy.
Monday, October 27, 2014
From The Active Listener Sampler 25: Prince Ruperts Drops, Chemistry Set, Dowling Poole, Delia Haunt, Halasan Bazar, Greek Theatre
Nathan Ford's done it again, and in more ways than 13. This month's TAL Sampler is pretty darned fab, and we've had to exercise an iron grip to keep our fidgety widgeting tendencies in check. (Kind of painful is that iron grip, but at least it's our own.)
Of course you've probably already discovered that for some time now, Bandcamp's been putting all of an EP/LP's playable songs in the same widget, but we like to post the songs individually so you can get right to them. Quirky? Not really and not really important.
But enough of this, let's get to it. We like all the songs, love ten, and are posting our six most favorite. And of course we most humbly and heartily thank Mr. Nathan Ford for his stellar work, no matter how doofusish it makes us look by comparison.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Music of the Sphere: Gulp, Literature, Mentalease, Purling Hiss, Diarrhea Planet, Viet Cong, Nothing, Francisco The Man, Mogwai, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Many thanks to the excellent bloggerers for making the following 'earable and 'loadable. And, of course, multiple ta's to the bands.
Gulp - Vast Space - Rollo & Grady
Literature - The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything - Polaroid
Mentalease - 4 Heavy Eyes - Austin Town Hall
Purling Hiss - Learning Slowly - 3hive - Spiva voonerisms!
The first four of these are in the same post at SOTO. Likewise the last two.
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - A Million Random Digits - Side One Track One
Diarrhea Planet - Bamboo Curtain - Side One Track One
Viet Cong - Continental Shelf - Side One Track One
Nothing - July The Fourth - Side One Track One
Francisco The Man - It's Not Your Fault - Side One Track One
Mogwai - Teenage Exorcists - Side One track One
Friday, October 17, 2014
What we're gonna do here is kind of hopscotch our way back and forth through several months of our "mp3 possibles" list. By the time you get to the bottom, you might be thinking, "This is oldstuff, pp." But then again, you might not.
We especially like #4 as well. (See pic, duh.)
Not sure what they're saying but sure love the way they say it.
Well, we just discovered this last one's no longer a freeb. Please shoot us. (Thanks in advance.)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Free download here.
Free download here (right-click to download). (Note: download is 20.1 MB, if that matters to ya.)
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Compilation of Compilations by The Active Listener, Popboomerang, & Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More
In the mood to sample and freely download 95 powerpop and psychpop tunes? Yeh, thought so. Well, we've had the good fortune to learn of and freely take from several excellent compilations of late, widgeted cornucopias of which are posted below.
From the ever-faithful, ever-active Nathan Ford comes The Active Listener Sampler 24. Our favorites are Nos. 5, 11, & 15, but that one widget below contains all fifteen free and legals.
From fabpop Australian label Popboomerang comes the sixteen-song comp, Up To Our Eyeball In it: A Popboomerang sampler. Our favorites are #2, 6, 7, 10, 12, and 13, but for some reason, Bandcamp has decided you WILL kick it off with #8. But, hey, it's free, they're all in the widget, so who's complainin'?
And last but way the opposite of least comes the extremely tasty supercomp from Mr. Wayne Lundquist Ford, of powerpop blog/Podomatic radio show Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More!. Wayne got permission from 63 artists to post 64 free and legals, so we're pretty sure you're going to find quite a few handsandfeetful of great stuff. We downloaded and sampled all 64, OF COURSE, but our favorites are (deep intake of breath) 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28, 29, 35, 36, 39, 40, 45, 48, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 60, and 64. We thought about posting a separate widget for each of our faves, but then thought, wellllllll, perhaps not.
Needless to say, but we will anyway, unspeakable but typeable thanks to these generous souls for so bounteously passing out the pop!
Let the tri-monthly excitement begin. If you find yourself liking some of the same music as we numbskulls, - yeah, that Wesley Wolfe LP's thrice plunked our twanger - you might want to check out our buydown$ of powerpop, indiepop, shoegazepop, psychpop, garagepop, and whateverpop at eMusic during July, August, and September of 2014. Many's the grin induced thereby, and we hope they're infectious. And for even more gins - and possibly a few griggles - we added some recent and not-so-recent purcha$e$ at Bandcamp and Amazon. Lots of primo tuneage in those stashes as well.
to be whisked.