Saturday, March 27, 2010

Even Knock Me Off Keel And I Feel Really Good About It

from Even

Don't let my unruffled Apollonian surface fool you: this song drives me wild with pleasure. Like, Dionysianally or something. I discovered this Melbourne band a couple of years ago and bought a bunch at eMusic. Last week or so I was cyberwindowshopping and noticed with pleasure a bunch more of their albums are now available there and also here. On a whim I surfed over to their website and found "I Am the Light" shining forth, along with a couple of others available for your perusal. If you have trouble with the m4a format, Peter's Power Pop kindly posted an mp3 recently, so do what you need to do. According to their MySpace site, they are putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming LP, In Another Time. Hubba.

MySpace | Bandsite | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

More Good News from Gospel Gossip

Gospel Gossip - Sippy Cup m4a

from Northfield trio's EP,


First came Sing Into My Mouth, then Dreamland, and now Drift, yet somehow they seem more focused than ever. Enjoy the cuppa?

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

P.S.: Please let us know if you have trouble with the m4a format, and we'll see what we can do about it.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Teenage Fanclub Release First Song from Shadows

Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee mp3

from forthcoming LP


due out 31 May in Glasgow, Europe, Australasia and Japan
and 8 June on Merge Records in North America

Everything flows as the pulse quickens and more than a shadow warms the visage in anticipation of this latest goodness from one of our very favorite bands.

Here's one we previously posted, in case you missed it.

Teenage Fanclub - It's All In My Mind mp3

And surely we can't be faulted for reposting a video for one of the five best songs of the 1990s.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Black Tambourine Awaken(s), Regrab(s)

Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off The Bridge mp3

Black Tambourine - For Ex-Lovers Only mp3

from augmented March 2010 Slumberland reissue

Black Tambourine

Slumberland has/have (depending on whether you speak/write Brit, Aussie, Kiwi, or otherwise) just announced the release this month of an updated compilation of songs by seminal D.C. indiepoppers Black Tambourine. Available in both LP and CD formats, the album contains all the songs from a 1999 compilation plus six previously unreleased tunes. The band, which hung up the tambo in 1991, has/have regrabbed it to record four new songs they used to perform but never recorded. You can find one more free downloadable at Slumberland here and can check out samples of mp3s to buy from the unaugmented 1999 issue here and here.

MySpace | Amazon mp3 (1999) | eMusic (1999)

the Young Sinclairs

Not real sure what this pic means, thus we like.

the Young Sinclairs - Tribe mp3

from The Songs of the Young Sinclairs

due out 30 March on Kindercore

It's lookin' like "Virginny Day" here at Powerpopulist, as we move from Fredericksburg (Ceremony) to Roanoke (tYS). We're still lovin' this one we posted awhile back and noticed quite a few of the excellent songs in that post are still viable. "Engineer Man" is also from the forthcoming LP.

the Young Sinclairs - Engineer Man mp3

MySpace | Kindercore | Team Clermont Page

Ceremony: Someday is Today. . .And in April

from Rocket Fire, due 27 April

Definitively answering the questions, "What's new in Fredericksburg and is it any good?" Abso-lutely.

MySpace | Amazon mp3 (ready & waiting)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Baseball Project Jacks Another

The Baseball Project - All Future And No Past mp3

from all-star crew's season opener to

Broadside Ballads

It's Buck to Wynn to Pitmon to McCaughey and more than a very good chance of a stellar hit-filled series to follow up 2008's Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. Read more here and here.

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Summer Cats Guide Us Into Spring/Fall

Quite the litter!

Summer Cats - TV Guide mp3

from Melbourne quintet's

Your Timetable

due out this Tuesday

We're also enjoying their 2007 EP, Scratching Post and last year's Songs for Tuesdays, from which came the following.

Summer Cats - Super mp3

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weighty Ware from JEFF the Brotherhood

We eschew commercialism at all costs. Yum.

Update: The mp3 link's gone "poof," but here's a vid.

JEFF the Brotherhood - Bone Jam mp3

from October 2009 release,

Heavy Days

JEFF and the bros don't try to do a lot lyrically in this song and largely succeed. We love the Beach Boysish woos and general fee-fie-foe-fumminess of it, though, and bought six more from the LP over at eMusic. Would you like to know which ones? If not, please do not read the following: "Heavy Days," "U Got The Look," "Growing," "Heavy Damage," "Dreamscape," and "Mind Ride."

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Thanks to AOL and

Pretty, Unforgettable: Visqueen

Visqueen - Hand Me Down mp3

Visqueen - Beautiful Amnesia mp3

from Seattle band's September 2009 LP,

Message To Garcia

We don't have the words to say how much we're enjoying their music. But then, you knew that.

MySpace | Bandsite | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Free Free Electric State

Free Electric State - Six Is One mp3

from Durham band's forthcoming 20 April release,


Two free downloads are available at their bandsite. Needless to say, but we will anyway: we like!

MySpace | Bandsite | Amazon mp3

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Music of the Sphere: Shins, Fannies, Blondie, Reatard, Sparklehorse, Divine Comedy, Penny Peeps, Leftovers, Groovie G's, Sad Day for P's, Blood, etc.

Very nice stuff floatin' around out there. Thanks, hosts! (Click to visit.)

The Divine Comedy - Famous (Magnetic Fields cover) - The Yellow Stereo
Jay Reatard - Rotten Mind - The Yellow Stereo - Please wait until at least the :19 point before taking any drastic action.
The Shins - Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields cover) - The Yellow Stereo - We've recommended this one before and will should we encounter it again.

From an excellent Scottish blog, new to me/us:

The Penny Peeps - Model Village - Plain or Pan?Mr. Suave, this one’s right up your alley!
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