Saturday, January 29, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Smithereens, New P's, 78 Saab, Soul Asylum, An Horse, MGMT, Shins, Bears, JEFF, Dexy's, Tame Impala, et. al.

We thank these bloggers most sincerely for making the following available.

The Smithereens - Behind the Wall of Sleep - Star Maker Machine

The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant - Music for Kids Who Can't Read Good

78 Saab - Karma Package Deal - Peter's Power Pop

Soul Asylum - Runaway Train - The Vinyl Villain

An Horse - Trains and Tracks - Austin Town Hall

Bears - How To Live - Rollo & Grady
JEFF the Brotherhood - Mellow Out - Rollo & Grady - Scroll down to #25. - (pic)

Brother - Darling Buds of May (demo) - You Aint No Picasso
Masters of the Hemisphere - Volcano - You Aint No Picasso

Rayon Beach - Death Rides a Horse - Raven Sings the Blues
Viva l'American Death Ray Music - A Funny Story - Raven Sings the Blues

The Shins - Know Your Onion - Indie Rock Cafe
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen - Indie Rock Cafe
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle - Indie Rock Cafe
Mojave 3 - Breaking The Ice - Indie Rock Cafe

Adrienne Delsol - Pas Adieu - Infrasons
Fresh & Onlys - Summer of Love - Infrasons
MGMT - Flash Delirium - Infrasons
Tame Impala - Solitude is Bliss - Infrasons
The Young Veins - The Other Girl - Infrasons

eMusic pppurcha$e$ - Late December 2010: Whole Lotta Luscious Lala

We found beaucoup bon boomboom at eMusic last month and even had to buy a Bonus Pack to accomodate our near-insatiable desires of the Euterpetic kind. (If you're not following all of that, don't worry, neither are we.) Click here to check out all 117 powerpop, indiepop, shoegaze, psych, and garage ditties. Highlights include the 2007 debut by Dutch poppers The Madd, brilliant songs by Sheffield's one-man The Orgone Box, ten jumpers by The Prisoners and The Solarflares (former bands of Graham Day of Graham Day and the Gaolers), and a satisfying stash of psychpop recommended by one of our new friends over at Rock and Roll Tribe. (We'd give you his name but don't have clearance.) Grin-Inducing Bandname o' the Month honors go hands down to Tight Pants Syndrome.
BTW, we were experimenting with Google Docs' Spreadsheet application, which made it easy to list but hard to link. As a result we only did the former and hereby apologize for any inconvenience. Fortunately the numbers of humankind affected by this negligence are negligible, although the individuals involved are deeply cherished by all who labor here at Powerpopulist Central.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Sweet Bulbs, Swervedriver, Built to Spill, Jameses, Parting Gifts, Whirl, Peter & Gordon, TPoBPaH, P Kelly, I McCulloch, et. al.

We love Sweet Bulbs' name. . .and music.
Many thanks to the gracious bloggers for making these earable. Click below to go to their blogs.

The Parting Gifts - Keep Walkin' - Austin Town Hall

The Jameses - Caribou - Raven Sings the Blues

Deerhoof - Hitch Hike (LiLiPUT cover) - You Ain't No Picasso

The Drums - Let's Go Surfing (Knight School Version) - RCRD LBL
Sweet Bulbs - Down On My Life - RCRD LBL

Sweet Bulbs - Kissing Clouds - Gorilla vs. Bear
Fergus & Geronimo - Harder Than It's Ever Been - Gorilla vs. Bear

Whirl - Meaningless - The Decibel Tolls
Swervedriver - The Other Jesus & Year of the Girl - The Decibel Tolls

Peter & Gordon - World Without Love - Star Maker Machine
The Stone Poneys - Different Drum - Star Maker Machine

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak - All Things Go
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The One - Fortuna Pop - in exchange for email address

Wild Nothing - Live In Dreams - Rose Quartz
Air Waves - Knock Out - Rose Quartz
Outer Limits Recordings - $20 Dollar Bill - Rose Quartz

Fountains Of Wayne - I've Got A Flair - Peter's Power Pop
Graham Nash - Military Madness - Peter's Power Pop
Paul Kelly and the Messengers - Before Too Long - Peter's Power Pop - We're going with the bandname used here in the States. Hope that's okay.

Built to Spill - Strange - Indie Rock Cafe - our favorite by BtS
The Shins - Weird Divide - Indie Rock Cafe
The Strokes - 12:51 - Indie Rock Cafe

The Members - Working Girl - Popdose - Dave of the 'dose might not like it, but we always have.
Midnight Oil - Dreamworld - Popdose
Mighty Lemon Drops - Into the Heart of Love - Popdose
Ian McCulloch - Proud To Fall - Popdose

Friday, January 07, 2011

Big Ayes to Big Eyes

Long live redundancy, restatement, and repetition.

Update, 16june16: The mp3 link's gone poof, but here's the song. Buy it here.

Big Eyes - Why Can't I? mp3

from Brooklyn band's 18 January 7"
Why Can't I?
Don Giovanni Records

No reason not to give multiple big ayes to Big Eyes. Praise, too.

MySpace | Don Giovanni Records
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