Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Terry Malts: Distracted

We could probably echo much of what Crawdaddy is quoted as saying about this San Francisco trio, but just go here to Slumberland and read it for yourself. Listen/download here or there, whichever you prefer. You can also hear and download more fine tunes at the Terry Malts Facebook page. We certainly did. BTW, we woulda/coulda used the I'm Neurotic EP cover picture, but since it kinda scares us, we "opted" for the above. (You probably already knew this, but click that down arrow down there to download.)

Terry Malts - Distracted by Slumberland Records

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kids On A Crime Spree: Sweet Tooth

"This is some kind of fantastic," thought we upon hearing the widgeted ditty below. And no wonder: Kids On A Crime Spree are headed by Oaklander (former San Antonioan) Mario Hernandez, previously of Ciao Bella and longtime faveband From Bubblegum To Sky. Slumberland Records will launch KOACS's EP, We Love You So Bad, on 31 May. Schweet!

Download it here.

Oh, and for good measure, here's an FBTS song we previously posted.

From Bubblegum To Sky - Hello Hello Hi mp3 - from Me And Amy And The Two French Boys (2000)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Raveonettes, Shins, Dinosaur Jr, Material I, Cars, Devo, R Thompson, Goodo, JaMC, Beatles, Apples in S, Mats, et. al. . . .

Somebody's bogarting the Clorox.

Rust never sleeps, nor apparently do our favebloggers. Thanks, favebloggers. (Click anything in color to go to the posts.)

The Raveonettes - Ignite - Covert Curiosity

Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene - Gimme Tinnitus

The High Wire - Odds and Evens - IM/UR

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun - All Eyes And Ears

The Shins - New Slang - Popdose
Richard Thompson - Turning of the Tide - Popdose

El Goodo - Stuck in the 60's - Infrasons
Jesus & Mary Chain - Something I Can't Have - Infrasons

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains - Indie Rock Cafe
The Apples In Stereo - The Rainbow - Indie Rock Cafe
The Beatles - Rain - Indie Rock Cafe
The Cars - Sad Song - Indie Rock Cafe

Title Tracks - Found Out & Piles Of Paper & Steady Love - FreeIndie
The Depreciation Guild - Crucify You - FreeIndie
Fergus & Geronimo - Harder Than It's Ever Been - FreeIndie
Reading Rainbow - Wasting Time & Restless - Free Indie
Eternal Summers - Pogo & Dye - FreeIndie

Material Issue - A Very Good Thing - Perceptions! Delusions?
The Replacements - Color Me Impressed - Perceptions! Delusions?
Clorox Girls - Flowers Of Evil - Perceptions! Delusions?
The Magnolias - Don't Pack It In - Perceptions! Delusions?
Devo - The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize - Perceptions! Delusions?
Tegan & Sara - Rebel Rebel (featuring Grace Nocturnal) - David Bowie cover - Perceptions! Delusions?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Widgets Gone Wild: Morning After Girls, TV Girl, Monster Movie, Little Death, Koushik, Glasvegas, Gringo Star, The Drums

morning after gulls

We're no longer afraid of widgets. In fact, we spent several hours plowing through every one of them over at RCRD LBL and were rather wildly delighted to find the following downloadables. Some of them we already had, indeed had already posted--Oh, that Morning After Girls tune. . .mwah!!!--but our links had expired, blah, blah, blah, etc. We weren't sure if posting a long list of widgets would violate some code of blogger aesthetics but we also kind of didn't care. Therefore:

This line is here to make the list look less formidable. (We did say, "kind of.")

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Starshy, Maple Leaves, & Insect Guide

We're grateful to indie-mp3.co.uk for "turning us on" to these Glasgow and Leeds artists. You can find out more here, here, and here, plus by clicking other links below. You will notice that each song is downloadable, (if you're into that kind of thing).

Starshy - Raped by Education by bubblegumrecords

Insect Guide - Bats by EardrumsPop

Saturday, May 07, 2011

In Love With Crystal Stilts

Oblivion's nice, but we'll gladly stay sentient for this song. That moving bass has been delighting us continuously of late, whether through headphones or in our imagination. (So, of course, has the rest of the band.) And in case you were wondering, during our most recent monthly eMusic purchasefest, we acquired the new album's "Blood Barons," "Precarious Stair," and "Half A Moon."

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Byrds, Well W, JEFF, Nirvana, TMBG, TPoBPaH, JaMC, Cage TE, Flaming L, Wild N, Vandelles, Eerie, Supertramp, Those D, Eat S, etc.

Perhaps it is too soon to be doing another MotS post. Perhaps some of these below might be taken down soon by the gracious hosts (whom we thank). Flip. Tails. Let's roll.

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - Perceptions! Delusions?

Eat Skull - Heaven's Stranger - Rose Quartz - not perhaps to every popper's taste; we like the hook, the bass, the drive

Murder Mystery - Honey Come Home - It All Started With Carbon Monoxide

The Well Wishers - All For Nothing - Peter's Power Pop
Hey Mercedes - The Switch - Peter's Power Pop

They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng - Popdose
The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums & I Wanna Be Adored - Popdose

Ghost Wave - Sunsetter - Swedesplease - Scroll down to New Zealand.
Weston - So Sorry - Swedesplease

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Say No to Love - Austin Town Hall
Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose - Austin Town Hall
JEFF the Brotherhood - Shredder - Austin Town Hall

Cage The Elephant - Around My Head - Indie Rock Cafe
Nirvana - Molly's Lips (The Vaselines cover) - Indie Rock Cafe
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize? - Indie Rock Cafe
Wild Nothing - Gruesome Castle (The Wake cover) - Indie Rock Cafe
The Jesus and Mary Chain - April Skies - Indie Rock Cafe
Supertramp - It's Raining Again - Indie Rock Cafe
The Vandelles - Lovely Weather - Indie Rock Cafe - pic
Eerie - In The Twinkle Of An Eye - Indie Rock Cafe - There's a lot of good stuff in this IRC Royal Wedding post.

Rec Centre: We Long For Even Longer

Vancouver bedroom musician (one of our favorite kind, btw) Eh Jay's one-man band, Rec Centre, has popped out an excellent EP over at Bandcamp. Here are two of our favorites from Long Weekend; you can get the rest at da camp. Can't wait for a full week's worth.

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