Thursday, September 20, 2012
We've bought and loved our fair share of product by these Florida-to-California transplants, and you should, too.
"B-b-b-b-b-but, pp, you've put t-t-t-two identical widgets in the same post."
Not so, d-bag, and quit trying to change the subject. Besides, they serve different porpoises, if you will but deploy your cursed cursor.
Monday, September 03, 2012
Long-time visitors to our little lair (if there are indeed such animals extant) might remember our floodtide esteem for this fabulous musical outfit. (Click here to be reminded and to download one of our very favorite songs of this still-new century, "Good I Feel Bad," the epitome of rolling rock.) Thus were we ecstatic to find a new album available for free. . .FREAKIN' FREE (gasp, spit). . .download at Bandcamp. Although the widgets below say "Buy" (and buy you may), once you're at Bandcamp, you'll see what we mean about that "free" bidness. Here are three favorites from Pretending To Be Loud.
(We're pretty sure we got the headsup on this from a faveblog but we failed to make a note of it. We will gladly tender gratitude should our memories be jogged.)
The instruments are perfectly poppy and crunchy and stuff, while the voice perhaps ventures an ooch beyond the outer limits of da popperhood. But so what? and bravo! and death to anyone who. . .oops, sorry, carried away. (Judging from his Comment, we're pretty sure our man John B. won't object at all and might well add a bravo or two of his own.) Here are our two favorites from the five-song EP, Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space, available for free download at Bandcamp.
We fully realize this one appeared all over the blogosphere in early July, and to widespread ebullitions of gleeee, including our own. We certainly grabbed it then and selfishly squirreled it away for secret listening experiences. Do we feel guilty? Always, but we've dealt with it privately and find our hearts amazingly tame (though we are not impalas.) Our horns have been raised and tootin' for these Perth Aussies since we first heard them at Rollo & Grady's back in early '10, and we are well psyched about Lonerism, their sophomore effort, due out on John Lennon's birthday (one day earlier in Europe and four days earlier in Oz).
We love a great many of the sounds this Austin band is making. You can find more for free download at their Bandcamp page. Oh, and this is one of those situations that drives Comma Consistency Compulsives cuckoo, so look out.