Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tweest & Shout & Grab: Tullycraft Tribute LP

We're twee as coitus,
So, headbangers, bite us. . .

Oddly enough I was in the act of composing lyrics for a possible Tullycraft song when out of the blue arrives word of a forthcoming 21-song salute to the much-beloved Seattle band. (Some of that's apocryphal, but I gotta start these blogposts somewhere.) Due to drop 14 September and named after the final song on the album, Wish I'd Kept A Scrapbook: A Tribute to Tullycraft features excellent covers by indie bands equal in number to the total of songs indicated above. Eager for full-length downloadable samples? We have two, courtesy of Lee Grutman of Unchikun Records.

But first, something from the tributees, to wet your, um, whistle.

Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs mp3 - from 2007's Every Scene Needs a Center, on Magic Marker Records

And now two wonderful somethings from an equal number of tributaries:

The Medusa Snare - Every Little Thing

Hot Lava - Pink Lemonade mp3

We were especially grabbed by The Medusa Snare and quickly discovered a major reason why: TMS contains two members (as well as three initials) of one of our favorite bands, the late, the great The Manhattan Love Suicides, an example of whose tuneage you can listen to/download quite soon.

The Manhattan Love Suicides - Suzy Jones
mp3 - from The Manhattan Love Suicides
BTW, if you haven't yet heard TMLS's superb "Kessler Syndrome," you need to travel to Italia molto allegro or something (and we trust you will be happy).

Suddenly we realize we haven't really said much yet about the excellent Tullycraft, cynosure of all this tribute bidness. Okay, click here, here, and here to learn more. The band have also made available another 12 free and legal mp3s in addition to the one posted above. Grab them here.

Finally, we're not sure if our ears deceived us while listening to "The Punks Are Writing Love Songs," but we thought we heard somewhere in it the word "bat." Maybe we were just reading the title to another song on Every Scene. . . ("Fangs On Bats") and got confused. Maybe it was the thought of a punk-penned love song. Whatever, we were reminded of an Austin band's untwee ditty we recently found and have been wanting to post, so here goes. The site where we found it has tons of free and legals, so if you're so inclined, click here and clean up. We did and felt quite squeaky.

The Hex Dispensers - My Love is a Bat mp3 - from Winchester Mystery House

Our fingers are kinda tired now, but we feel contented. Moo. Oh, one more thing. There are quite a few links in this post, so hover and discover.

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