Monday, February 29, 2016

Captured in the Great Northwest: Animal Camera

We first encountered these Seattle/Burien psychpoppers at KEXP Blog and were so "turned on" as to sample every song they've encaged at Bandcamp. Below are our favorites. We encourage you to visit that KEXP post to hear/maybe download their newest number, "French Girls." You can 'book 'em here.

We also particularly liked Friends #4 & 6.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

From the Sunny South: Memphis' Solarflairs

Long-distance information came from Memphis, Tennessee heralding the advent of a hot little trio of powerpoppers called "Solarflairs." On the very first listen to "Spirit of Johnny" we knew we had to have it and were therefore grateful when vocalist/bassist Elisabeth Eickhoff said we could. Even better, she said you could, too, so check out the widget below. That Elisabeth, guitarist/backing vocalist Greg Gentry, and drummer Mario Aviles are firing up more tuneage for imminent release only serves to whet our appetite for more l-di!

More Mystic Poppsychic Russki Brewski

Note to keyboarder: Hunch an ooch downward for the full Manzarekean effect.

We recently posted psuperb psychpop (or popsike) by these good Samaratans and, thanks again to The Active Listener, we reprise 'em. Click below to hear/download Mystic Brew's latest and go to TAL for groovy insights on the band and the weather in their corner of the Russian Federation.

Light my fire, Mystic Brew, light my freakin' fire.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ladada's "New Psych"

We love the way this one gets off to a running start not totally dissimilar to Nirvana's "Breed." The song by Virginia Beach boy Josiah Schlater is denominated as "psych," but to these ears it's more like "powerstrum-cum-machine-gun-drum." But wtf's in a name, yeah? Due to drop April 1 on Gold Robot Records. Get familiar at Facebook.

Cotton Mather's "Child Bride"

Does that widgetpicture look familiar? If so, you might be remembering our exciting news about Cotton Mather headman Robert Harrison's new I Ching-inspired 64-song cycle project. He's just dropped the second song, and you can absorb it above, courtesy of Fanatic Promotion. Click those words "exciting news" to get more background info, along with the first song.

By the way, just this past weekend we read this interesting article on the I Ching and can't help but wonder the following: Coincidence?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tuneage? Yes! Theme? . . . Maybe: Propeller, Mozes and the Firstborn, Lubec, Violet Swells, Champanes, My Cruel Goro

It might be hard to find thematic unity in this post, but if you do, please let us know.

From the superb new 10-songer by these Frisco poppers. We also especially love #s 5 & 10. Thanks to the most excellent Pop That Goes Crunch for the headsup.

The previous ones we posted by these Nederlanders are still available for listening/downloading.

Goovy graze from Portlandia.

Check out our previous post-cum-downloadables by this excellent Hobart band.

We think they're from Yakima (which we've visited!). See their Facebook .

Learn more about these Reykjavik rockers here.

Found On The Road To Nowhere: The Bite, The Fizz Pops, Cascade Riot

We encountered the following friskies at the excellent podcast blog, The Road To Nowhere. We highly recommend their fab playlists.

We like the fact this Barcelona band both do and do not masticate.

We're also especially enamored of #s 2, 3, 8, 1, 5, 6, & 10 by this Cape Town band.

We also love this single by the Detroit band.

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