Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Here's a collection of recent finds, not always up-to-date and so eclectic as likely to "turn off" as many visitors as they "turn on." (The pppeabrain was entirely the latter, OF COURSE.) Needless to say, we'd love to turn you on.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Chicago dreampoppers Star Tropics have just (yesterday) released their first studio tracks in nearly two years. (See, hear, taste, touch, feel in the first widget below. The second widget has two from their 2013 "single.") We're finding them the perfect antidote to the winter/summer doldrums (depending on which tropic you happen to frequent). Explore more here and here.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
We extend profound thanks to the bloggers who posted the following.
The Prefab Messiahs - Weirdoz Everywhere - dublab.future.roots.radio - We recently raved about their forthcoming LP, and with good reason.
The Kites - Larry's Back - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism V.3
The Go! Team - Blowtorch - Side One Track One
The Zoltars - Sincere - Side One Track One
Broncho - Class Historian - Newtown Radio Blog
SPORTS - Where You Are - Newtown Radio Blog
Infinity Girl - Talking Nothing - Newtown Radio Blog
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We would like to make special note of the forthcoming (March 10) release of Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive, the first LP in 32 years by Wormtown (aka Worcester), Mass.'s The Prefab Messiahs. We've had the opportunity to hear the whole LP and can highly recommend seven of the eight songs (the last one seems kind of jokey, although maybe it's just on us). Anyway, be on the lookout for this excellent album.
We also found that Burger Records (which is co-releasing KYSDA along with label KLYAM [Kids Like You & Me]) has made a 27-song Prefab Messiahs compilation called Devolver available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp. It is highly lo-fi and not particularly representative of the forthcoming LP, but we found six songs we particularly liked.
We'll also mention that The Late Pioneers' fine Walbum is available for n-y-p download at Bandcamp. Explore more by German band LOVEBYRD here, here, and here.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
We've been trying to think of a word-based intro to this excellent pop, but so far, this is it.
Read the bittersweet backstory at Bandcamp.
Lots of good ones on this Italian label's comp
An excellent self-selected comp, if you need introductions
Our fave from the latest Active Listener sampler
We wanted #1, but sometimes Bandcamp just will have its way. Powerpopaholic has the latest fashions.
We especially liked #20, too.
Wow, no kidding, just last week (January 29, 2:30 p.m., to be exact), we heard "Trembling Timbre" and thought (paraphrasing now), "If we were of the ilk that did lists of Favesongs of (Insert year.), this would certainly have been on ours for 2014." So imagine the thrill of just now visiting newfoundfaveblog Shoegazer Alive 9 and finding it and the whole marvelous Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp. That's right, you can't, but what you can do is listen below and take it from there. We were, btw, also particularly enamored of #'s 2 & 10. Pay additional visits to Static in Verona here, here, here, here, and here.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Music of the Sphere: Talk In Tongues, Courtney Barnett, The King Khan And BBQ Show, California X, Belle and Sebastian, POND, The Primitives, Mojave 3, Elliot Smith
Indie Rock Cafe recently posted 30 downloadable songs in a "Best New Releases" post. The first four below are our favorites. Once you get to IRC you'll need to do some heavy-duty scrolling or perhaps use Ctrl-F or Command-F keyboard commands to get to the specific songs. (Feel free to sample all 30, of course. [Big of us, sure, but hey.]) The final two songs are from a different post.
POND - Waiting Around For Grace - Indie Rock Cafe - Please consider waiting until the 0:59 mark before making any drastic decisions.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Everything's Exploding: Mikal Cronin, Mrs. Magician, Ringo Deathstarr, California X, Milk Maid, Bad Books
Exploding in Sound has recently swum into our ken, along with a series of compilations on which we've feasted extensively. We've previously posted on most of the following bands but don't really know if you personally have heard them or these particular songs. It might take several posts to consume the groaning board, but we shall see. May we take this opportunity to salute and thank EiS for their superb blogandcompilationship? Apparently so.