Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Music of the Sphere: Church, Dramarama, Soft Pack, Thin Lizzy, Ruling Class, P. Hood, Skybox, T. Segall, Rayon Beach, Woods, Iration

As some of these might be disappearing soon, we feel the need for speed. Hope you like. Thanks to the thoughtful hosts.

The Church - Metropolis - Barely Awake in Frog Pajamas
Dramarama - Work For Food - Barely Awake in Frog Pajamas

The Soft Pack - C'mon - Pampelmoose
The Ruling Class - Sleeping Beauty - The White Noise Revisited - We posted a nice one by The Ruling Class here. Some other fine songs are also still viable at that post.

Thin Lizzy - Hollywood - Star Maker Machine
Patterson Hood - Burning Hell - Star Maker Machine - R.E.M.'s is good, too.

Skybox - In A Dream - Tsururadio - Some of you won't like this. Some of you might. Such is life.
Iration - Time Bomb - AWmusic - Caucasian reggae, mon.

Woods - Suffering Season - Raven Sings the Blues
Ty Segall - Caesar - Raven Sings the Blues
Rayon Beach - Memory Teeth - Raven Sings the Blues - As usual, dissensous puts it in terms we can only dream of devising: "fuzz pummeling stomp mixed with space dripped psych" - Inducement or warning? Your call.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Baseball Project Batting 1.000

from Broadside Ballads

All-star sluggerrockers Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey return for their second at-bat, pitch, inning, game, or something (choose your favorite baseball analogy). It's quickly apparent that if it's batting you choose, they're two-for-two. If it's inning, you can replay the first one here at Powerpopulist or steal over to Bandcamp or Yep Roc Records or ESPN. One nice thing about those other sites is that they'll do an infinitely better job of explaining wth's going on here. Maybe a "blogger's" not supposed to do this kind of thing, but I would like to dedicate this song to my dear friend chadio, a diehard Cubbies fan. Of course, I hope you all like it.

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Friday, April 09, 2010

Velvet Davenport, Pink, & War

2 x 3 + 2 = 7

Velvet Davenport featuring Ariel Pink & Gary War - Get Out mp3

from 7" single Get Out, released 30 March

on SHDWPLY Records

L.A. freakpunk Pink and Brooklyn annihilationpleader War join Minneapolis psextet for psychically engaging tuneage, man/woman! Thanks to Tyler Stover at Banter Media. We found through Tyler that the flip side, "Run," is over at Stereogum. Psychy vid there and here.

My Space | iTunes | Purchase at SHDWPLY

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Lodger Make A Move

Looks just like my hip cohort! Sigh.

The Lodger - The Back of My Mind mp3

from 27 April Slumberland release


We previously posted and are still very much enjoying the following by this Leeds/London/Berlin outfit.

The Lodger - Many Thanks for Your Honest Opinion mp3

The Lodger - My Advice Is On Loan mp3

The Lodger - Kicking Sand mp3

MySpace | Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Future Looks Bright Ahead

The Futureheads - Struck Dumb mp3

from Sunderlanders' fourth, coming release

The Chaos

on Dovecote Records

If this first song is any indication, 1 June can't be too soon!

MySpace | Bandsite | Amazon mp3

Thanks to Jesse Hector at Goldest Egg.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Weezer's Cuomo Jams With Grrrrls

Um, over here, grrrrrrls.

This is so two months ago, but I recently read at Glorious Noise of an intriguing appearance by Weezer frontperson Rivers Cuomo on Chicago Public Radio's Sound Opinions. Cuomo was backed unrehearsedly by Windy City rockpunkgrrrls, The Cathy Santonies. Obviously I liked what I heard, else it wouldn't be up there. You will find four more songs at GloNo if it clicks with you, too, and you're up for more clicking.

Photo Credit: chops
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