We also particularly like #7, 9, & 11.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Music of the Sphere: Audacity, White Lung, Colleen Green, Summer Cannibals, Wild Powwers, onDeadWaves, Jayhawks, Posies, Amber Arcades, Ty Segall, DIIV, Half Japanese, Besnard Lakes, Fat White Family
Many thanks to the fabulous blogs hosting the following.
The following are all in the same post, so you'll want to rock 'n' scroll once you get to IRC.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From The Active Listener Sampler 41: Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Diamond Incarnation, The Creatures of the Golden Dawn, Psychic Lemon
Well, it's another month (it always is . . . eventually) and therefore another top-notch compilation from the top-notch blog/daily fix known as The Active Listener. Spotlighted below are our four favorites, but within each widget is each of the seventeen mindblowers in this 41st sampler. ( When we saw that number, we felt a flicker of farback flummox. For some reason, in one phase of our wasted youth, we and our fellow dingbats always used to smirk nastily at the number 41. Like if your P.E. shorts were number "41," everyone else would smirk while you (we) blushed. Never actually figured out why, but we smirked (and blushed) with the best (or worst) of 'em. When we moved to a bigger city we never encountered this particular numerical taboo again (although "maturity" put us in touch with other, rather pleasurable, ones.))
Note: Click on the comptitle to go to its Bandcamp page, which has links to the bands in the sampler.
I guess we missed the original that so inspired good man Goodman, but we love this cover he's made 'n' dropped for nyp download. We've been enjoying this nyp (new york popper) for several years now, so what better way to celebrate Primary Day in the Empire State?
While we're at it, here's Goodman's "Telegram Girl," one of our very favorite powerpop tunes from 2015. Sure, we dropped it into a Songdrop widget long ago, but maybe you missed it? Oh, and a hearty huzzah now that Songdrop has reappeared! Be still my hearts.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
These actually dropped but so, apparently, has Songdrop, as in "outtasight." We hope it's just temporary, but in case it isn't, we wanted to post these outtasight little numbers we found at that psuperb Psychgazer post .106 we referenced yesterday.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
SoundCloud Catchup: Verge Collection, Work Drugs, Gap Dream, Winter In Moscow, Mr. Bones, pet cemetery, Pinact, Nai Harvest, Ben Pearce, Maybelleen, Tacocat, Into the Woods
We looked back through our mp3 "green room" and found a shocking number of SoundClouders we haven't posted. We're starting at the present and working our way back to sometime in December of last year. If this is overwhelming, well, you're welcome. Better sated than sorry.
Perth band - Facebook - big WAVE file
Philly band - Facebook - big WAVE file
A 3-year-oldie, much beloved - Facebook
The music we previously posted by this Shoreditch band is still available for name-your-price download. They've got a nice new one for sale at Bandcamp. - huge WAVE file
TRADITIONAL PP SPACEHOLDER
A rare slow one to like. - Many more here. - Thanks to The Sound of Confusion for the good info on this San Francisco artist.
Melbourne magic indeed. Pudding? Mebbe. - Facebook
Below are our four favorites from The Blog That Celebrates Itself's excellent tribute to 90s Liverpool popgazers The Boo Radleys. We've posted them in a kind of order, but they're actually the first four songs on the comp, should you prefer hearing them that way.
P.S.: Songdrop seems to be going through one of its periodic cockups, so we apologize for that hideous one-eyed widget action in the upper right of this page. Maybe by the time you read this, it'll just be a bad memory (for us).
Xia Men band play nice, and we found just the right emotions aroused. Thanks to Shoegazer Alive 9 for the headsup. Here's their Facebook. Below's the one we like best, although you can hear them all.
Uptempo psych in a big WAVE file, so you might want to convert to mp3. Found at Psychgazer post .106, which has some pretty pstunning pstuff. More freebies at Londoners' SoundCloud page. Facebook 'em 'ere.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
These Wouldn't (Song)drop: The High Learys, Woods, Radiohearts, The Graffiti Crimes, The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse, Dream Boys
By the way, as you may know, on the left-hand side of this page we generally try to feed you free and legal downloadables, but this might be changing. A highly valued longtime visitor said such punctilio isn't really necessary in an age of subscription music platforms. We would very much like to know how much you value the freely/legally downloadable aspect of this and other blogs, so drop us a comment if you care to weigh in. Thanks.