Monday, February 29, 2016
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
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!
Note to keyboarder: Hunch an ooch downward for the full Manzarekean effect.
Light my fire, Mystic Brew, light my freakin' fire.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Music of the Sphere: Redd Kross, Bleached, Pity Sex, Witching Waves, Dirty Sidewalks, Feels, Thee Oh Sees, Magic Shoppe, Madcaps, WRAY, Prickly, Pitwork, Pleasure Heads, Newell
Gut-felt thanks to the marvelous bloggers who've laid on this groaning board of downable tasties.
Pity Sex - Burden You - Side One Track One
Witching Waves - Twister - Magnet Magazine Blog
Dirty Sidewalks - It's Xmas (And Everyone Is Miserable) - Magnet Magazine Blog - Maybe it's too early for Yuletide shenanigans but, on the other hand, maybe not.
Redd Kross - St. Lita Ford Blues & Kill Someone You Hate - Still in Rock - If you, too, like or love these longtime ppfaves, find two more excellent free and legals at Epitonic. The superb "Stay Away From Downtown" awaits your tender touch where we previously posted it.
Feels - Slippin' - Still in Rock
Thee Oh Sees - Man In A Suitcase - Still in Rock
Magic Shoppe - City Alight (Yeah) - 3hive
The Madcaps - Too Big For Your Boots & Emily Vandelay - 3 hive
WRAY - Hypatia - 3hive
Prickly - Fancy Party Hairdo - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism V.3
Pitwork - Shine - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism V.3
The Pleasure Heads - Falling Man - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism V.3
Newell - Que Nerons-Fous de Nos Beaux Jours? - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism V.3
Our all-time fave by Redd Kross:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Music of the Sphere: Game Theory, La Sera, Coathangers, Ty Segall, Peacers, Dictators, Dick Diver, Dinoczar, EZTV & Nic Hessler, Milk 'N' Cookies
Game Theory - Kenneth--What's The Frequency?/Not Because You Can - One Base on an Overthrow - Post also has several more winners from newly reissued Lolita Nation. (See excellent review at Musoscribe.)
La Sera - High Notes - Side One Track One
The Coathangers - Make It Right - Side One Track One
Ty Segall - Diversion - Still in Rock
Peacers - Blume & The Kid - Still in Rock
The Dictators - California Sun & (I Live For) Cars And Girls - Still in Rock
Dick Diver - Tearing the Posters Down & Waste The Alphabet - Still in Rock
Dinoczar - Cream - Still in Rock
EZTV & Nic Hessler - Buy This Record - Still in Rock
Milk 'N' Cookies - Buy This Record - Still in Rock