Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Hear and buy all or part of the LP below.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
. . . does not suck. Oh, no, far from it, quite the opposite, in fact. Through the good graces of the excellent new-to-us blog Poprock Record we found the excellent new-to-us blog Mufoandthings. And through the excellent Mufoandthings we found the excellent new-to-us New England band Laika's Orbit. Their name-your-price LP kicks off with our favorite song on No Matter What It Takes, "No Matter What It Takes," as you can easily see and hear.
Speaking - well, writing, actually - of the aforementioned Poprock Record, we highly recommend his cogent post, "Poprock versus power pop." If we could write so fluently and persuasively about music, well, we just might give it a try. Thus, we do not even.
Since they'll apparently be touring in August with Amherst, Mass. band California X and since we've bought, oh, a mutant handful (7) of C X's songs, we'll give you a widgie with one of our favorites. The rest of Nights in the Dark is also in the widgie.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
One hit too many? Butyl be better?
We thank the divine Thibault for hooking us up with these Melbourne punkpoppers (prolly more punk than poppers, despite their bandname). Below are our two favorites from their EP, Giddy Up, which you can download for name-your-price here at Bandcamp.
Free download here.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Music of the Sphere: Pleasers, Flat Worms, Nude Party, Prissteens, Sun Days, Spook School, Bad Sports, Field Mouse, Happy Diving, Joanna Gruesome
Joanna Gruesome - Pretty Fucking Sick Of It All - Side One Track One
Update: Longtime visitor John B. Goode wrote that these links weren't working. We checked and sure enough, left-clicking does not work for some reason. They do seem to work, though, if you open them in another tab. Try one of these three ways:
Click with the scroll wheel.
Right click-Open link in new tab
Hope these work. Please let us know if they don't. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Big mwah to The Finest Kiss for the headsup on superb Manchester psychpop collective Whyte Horses. The band is composed of Dom Thomas, Jim Noir, and members of Doves, Belle & Sebastian, and The Go! Team. Read all about it at TFK and download/listen below.
"Promise I Do" is a great big WAV file, so you might want to convert it after downloading. You can hear more Whyte Horses songs at the CRC Records SoundCloud page and buy the excellent May 2016 release Pop Or Not here, here, here, or here.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Streamers: Honey Radar, The Black Delta Movement, Bubblegum Lemonade, Teenage Fanclub, Flyying Colours, GØGGS
Honey Radar, of course.
These wouldn't drop at Songdrop, so we're streaming them below. Kind of a frantically eclectic mix, so you're warned and welcome. Of course we love 'em.
Friday, July 08, 2016
The band's first LP in 15 years, Death of the Cool, is due to drop July 29 of this year. Read here, if you haven't already. We've heard it and loved it and are pretty sure you'll want to make the register go "Ka-ching" for the I Ching.
Austin poppunkers Basketball Shorts drop their excellent brand-spankin'-new LP, Hot and Ready, this very day via Austin Town Hall Records and Fleeting Youth Records. You can download the first track, "Looking," via the SoundCloud widget below and listen to and buy the whole caboodle via the Bandcamp widget under that.
Incidentally, we just checked and found the various free and legals we posted back in 2013 are also still available, should your clickfinger(s) not be exhausted.
And speaking of SoundCloud, it might be that their primitive equipment has not caught up with our computers' state-of-the-art technowizardry (or vice versa), but we've been noticing at this and other blogs we visit that SoundCloud widgets have been taking a long time to load in of late. So be patient, if possible.