Friday, December 16, 2011

Music of the Sphere: Resonars, Arlo, Left Banke, Pale Saints, J Coulton, Andrew W.K., Boys, FIDLAR, Bass Drum OD, Wax Idols, et. al. . . .

"Right, that's it, time to post." Thus spake our tiny brain upon finding that excellent song by The Resonars at The Finest Kiss. We're also pretty excited about the other fine tuneage we found at some of our favorite blogs. Thanks, favebloggers, for making us feel that way.

Arlo - Runaround - Peter's Power Pop

The Boys - Do The Contract Hustle - Raven Sings the Blues

Reading Rainbow - Runaways - The Pop Filter

FIDLAR - Oh - Pitchfork

Andrew W.K. - She Is Beautiful - Star Maker Machine
Jonathan Coulton - Chiron Beta Prime - Star Maker Machine

The Resonars - The Golden Age - The Finest Kiss
The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina - The Finest Kiss
Pale Saints - Sight of You - The Finest Kiss

The Proper Ornaments - Who Thought - Austin Town Hall
Cinema Red and Blue - Walkin' To The Cemetery - Austin Town Hall
Black Twig - Death Scene - Austin Town Hall

Be forewarned that some of this next lot are perhaps a bit harder hitting, perhaps a bit rawer-edged than some pure poppers might prefer. We're not calling anyone wimps and such, just giving a little headsup. Just because they rocked our little world doesn't mean they'll do the same for yours.

Bass Drum of Death - I Dunno - Gimme Tinnitus
Roomrunner - Spinning - Gimme Tinnitus
Roomrunner - Aesthetic - Gimme Tinnitus
Parts & Labor - No Nostalgia - Gimme Tinnitus
Psychic Ills - Mind Daze - Gimme Tinnitus
Wax Idols - Dead Like You - Gimme Tinnitus

Tennis System - Hey, We Tried - Gimme Tinnitus - Wait until at least the 1:20 mark before making any drastic decisions. It picks up pace quiet nicely.

Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless - Gimme Tinnitus
Future Of The Left - i am the least of your problems (demo) - Gimme Tinnitus
Diehard - Back to the Future IV - Gimme Tinnitus
Diehard - Diehard - Gimme Tinnitus - Wait until at least :58 and especially 1:06.
Hunters - Brat Mouth - Gimme Tinnitus
Su - Mountain - Gimme Tinnitus

Incidentally, several years ago we bought at eMusic a bunch of songs by The Resonars, including "The Golden Age," and have enjoyed the group's product immensely. We might mention that we finally found their latest, That Evil Drone, at Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago. It had appeared on many Best-Of lists for 2008, but we hadn't been able to locate it until . . . a couple of weeks ago. We could easily understand why it made those lists. Here's an example.
We don't usually post strictly streaming tracks, but in this case were willing to make an exception. We feel kind of weird but also very, very fulfilled.

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