Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Music of the Sphere: Toma, Terror Watts, Skeggs, Bryan's Magic Tears, The Gizmos, Ride, Moon Duo, The Besnard Lakes, Rose Elinor Dougall, Jay Som
Hard to believe we began this list back in early February. Tuff stuff, though, so we do not carp but, rather, thank the superb bloggers who finessed these songs into downloadability.
Toma - Going Nowhere - Fingertips
Terror Watts - So Alone - Rollo & Grady
Skeggs - Spring Has Sprung - Still in Rock
Bryan's Magic Tears - The Hand Of Summer - Still in Rock
The Gizmos - 1978 & Pay - Still in Rock
Ride - Charm Assault - The KEXP Blog
Moon Duo - Creepin' The KEXP Blog
The Besnard Lakes - Laura Lee - The KEXP Blog
Rose Elinor Dougall - Colour of Water - The KEXP Blog
Jay Som - 1 Billion Dogs - The KEXP Blog
Friday, April 21, 2017
For some reason some body just followed us on Twitter, and through them we were led to a really fun power pop radio show blasting out of Northwestern University's WNUR in Evanston/Chicago. It's called The Power Pop Shoppe Radio Show, and make no mistake, DJ Gil serves pretty pure platters of the double p.
We were arrested midshow by Chicago band The Peeves and found it necessary to track them down and see if they'd cooked up any downloadables. Well, guess what: we found the very one that got us chuffed and cuffed, along with three more name-your-pricers, all available within the widget below .
Saturday, April 15, 2017
We have our reasons for using this picture, but we're opting not to reveal them at this time.
Frankly, we don't exactly remember how we discovered these compilations by Sean Bohrman of Burger Records. It probably has something to do with the periodic updates Burger sends us. Ultimately it matters even less than these words we're writing. (Yes, these words, not words like "Sean," "Bohrman," "Burger,," "Records," and "periodic," for those words matter very much indeed.)
Anyway, Sean has put together at least four compilations over at Bandcamp, and we're posting our favorites from three of them. (We opted out of his Tiny Tim comp for the time being.) We encourage you to read his informative, droll comments at Bandcamp, but for now, we're focusing on the music. All the comps are available for name-your-price download.
Baroque Pop Compilation
Psych Pop Compilation
Bubblegum Pop Compilation
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Ever since Absolute Powerpop first turned us on to PEACHFUZZ back in 2007, the Malibu powerstonerpop flower trio have been one of our very favorite bands. We've bought tons of their songs, repeatedly recommended them to friends, put them in oodles of faves mixes, and happily posted on them back in 2008 when we found some freebies at Last.fm (no longer available).
Imagine our excitement, then, when within the last hour we received word that their just-released-today LP, On Pop Of The World, has been made available for name-your-price download via Peachpoint Productions and Outstanding Unit Records. That's right, you can't, but that's okay because here it is for your listening, downloading pleasure.
For what it's worth, our favorites are #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, & 8.
At Bandcamp you can also buy PEACHFUZZes on Catch Your Snap, the LP on to which AbPow first turned us. Here's a little sampling of some of our faves.
Here's a few we recently purchased and love from their 2012 LP, Fall Down Dreaming.
And here's another longtime fave, the title cut from their 2003 LP, About a Bird. It's available at Amazon, eMusic, and iTunes.
Doublechecking those links reminded us of a quandary we and some friends encountered years ago when tracking down PEACHFUZZ songs. There is another band called Peachfuzz, from London, Angleland. They're pretty good, too, but definitely not the same band. We'll give you their Bandcamp link so you can distinguish between the two bands and hear and buy whatever you like.
Finally, here's one more particular fave from About a Bird:
Saturday, April 01, 2017
The lion has transmogrified into a lamb, i.e., March 2017 is done for, so it's time to take stock. Below is a Playmoss playlist with 19 of our very favorite songs found during the windy month. If you'd like to check out all 50 songs we added during March, click here.
Actually, a couple of numbers we would have added got balky at Playmoss, so we're adding them as videos. And for gins and griggles, we're posting the Forty February Faves playlist we didn't get around to posting at the end of Shortmonth. Hope you enjoy. Oh, not to be presumptuous, but Playmoss has an app (iPhone, Android) you can download to your portable device in case you'd like to listen on the go.
BTW, the March playlist is in order from first of the month to end. The February list is in reverse chronological order. Why? WDK.