Had this grandiose plan to update a ton on the blog today with a bunch of cool music but then my bike broke and I took a nasty spill in the process so fuck that. Tonight UMO plays Cafe 9 in New Haven and I'm gonna be there to groove and hopefully stop bleeding. New record out on Fat Possum in like 2 weeks or something. You'll forgive me for not checking.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
So the new Black Lips record is upon, and to much surprise, it's full of hits. In the past, the Atlanta quartet's albums have been bogged down by duds, which really made for long listening—which is odd because they've always had great songs thrown in the mix. On Arabia Mountain we find them running the gamut of jangly 1960s pop, all with great success. Here we have for you a brace of tracks for the hit parade. Enjoy.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
MP3: Blonde Redhead - My Plants Are Dead
I guess everyone hated last year's "Penny Sparkle" by Blonde Redhead? Weird, because it sounds really awesome to me, and I've never been their biggest supporter. The whole thing is sorta dark, slow burning and full of atmosphere aka killer. Here is a really good song from it, try not to listen to what other people say unless those people are me.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
MP3: Where Fear and Weapons Meet - Other Face
Been listening to and buying a ton of old school hardcore records lately. One that came in the mail just today is from the seminal band Where Fear and Weapons Meet. It's their first 7 inch from 1998 and it is entirely great. You can still get copies for some criminal reason, so snag one.
Friday, May 20, 2011
MP3: Chuck Berry - Our Little Rendezvous
This one is for you "Macho Man" Randy Savage. You're doing blow off of endless tits with the gods now. See you guys next week.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
MP3: Ty Segall - You Make the Sun Fry
Drag City premiered the first single from Ty Segall's forthcoming "Goodbye Bread" and woof: it rips hard (well, it's actually a bit more mellow but dude can't not approach things from a level of general badassery). June 21st can't come soon enough.
MP3: Juvelen - Make U Move
The mighty Juvelen is now back, after three years of laying dormant with a straight banger. "Make U Move" comes from the EP of the same name, and picks up right where the one man boy band left off with 1. You can purchase this phenomenal EP from Amazon and start the party instantly. Juvelen shows all of those other weak-ass pop acts how it's to be done. Enjoy.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Norm Macdonald is maybe the funniest dude of all time. His newest special "Me Doing Stand Up" was tight and is available on cd + dvd on the popular release date June 14th from Comedy Central. Preview some jokes with the widget above!
MP3: Marissa Nadler - The Sun Always Reminds Me of You
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MP3: Fucked Up - Turn the Season
Fucked Up are a very popular and widely prolific band. Which makes it somewhat strange that the upcoming David Comes To Life is only the third full-length output in a band that's conceptually very regimented. Perhaps, that's why, of course, they've only released three—to ensure that the quality of such meets only their highest standards. After the "Royal Pudding" incident, Canadians are surely in need of a pick-up, which this provides. Enjoy.
Monday, May 16, 2011
MP3: Weyes Blood - Romneydale
Back in the Myspace days, many moons ago, I actually stumbled across Weyes Blood and was pretty blown away. Glad to see a physical release at last: "The Outside Room" is out now on Not Not Fun in a vinyl edition of 480. Don't miss out, it drips.
Also check out this tight video for Candy Boy:
Friday, May 13, 2011
MP3: Liturgy - Harmonia
Here is the closing song on the new Liturgy album, and it does a damn fine job in doing so. These fellas have been ruling for the past couple of years and show no signs of breaking that trend. Enjoy.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Stream: Curren$y - #JetsGo
Another tight track from weed's very own Curren$y, still smooth as all hell. "#JetsGo" is the hashtag hit from the forthcoming "Weekend at Burnie's" opus. Above, you'll see its nostalgia drenched cover art: pretty sweet stuff. This shit is out June 28th on Warner Bros and any day now on the internet.
MP3: Lord Dying - Greed Is Your Horse
Lord Dying is not only the new band from my old co-worker Erik, but also they are a fucking gnarly band from Portland. Big riffs, lots of thunder, bong kong. They just released their 5 song demo online, get a digital copy now.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
MP3: Ramones - Needles and Pins
MP3: Jackie DeShannon - Needles and Pins
The Ramones perfected it, but of course the original, as sung by the great Jackie DeShannon and written by Sonny Bono (as in "& Cher") and classic doucher Jack Nitzsche (the dude who wrote with Neil Young and then banged and beat up his ex-wife) is a high mark. Enjoy.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
ZIP: King Tuff - Mindblow
01. Dancing on You
03. Black Zelda
06. Staircase of Diamonds
08. Neon Lights
09. A Pretty Dress
10. Stone Fox
11. She's on Fire
12. Fine Fine Legs
15. So Desperate
"Mindblow" was a cd-r compiled in 2006 of old King Tuff material, pre-"Was Dead". Very out of print and even hard to find on the internet. Enjoy yourselves!
(PS. Could not find a decent size image of the cover art. It's included in the zip and mp3s, but I drew up a little something above if you get bugged by 100X100 files like I do. If you have a better size version please send it over and I'll put it up asap!).
MP3: King Tuff - Hands
Re-recorded classic from King Tuff, appearing on the newest entry in Scion's A/V Garage 7 inch split series, this one being with the great Hex Dispensers. Dig it.
(via Nu Rave Brain Wave)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Goddamn these angelic songsmiths. With the release of Circuital a month away, what we have here is what is easily the band's best ballad since "Golden" from It Still Moves. Throughout the album, Cap'n Goodies leads his magical fantastical band of twilight surfers through a dim haze, guided only by the lights of fireflies and the sparse moonlight creeping through the canopy. Enjoy.
As it gets warmer out, the time comes for warmer jams. Queue the oft-loved The Bear Quartet, with "Tibet" from the 1995 EP of the same name. Silkier and smoother, this classic always gets the crowds into a sweaty dance. Perfect for those humid nights when a slight breeze wipes the brow for you, and then gives you two high fives for listening to the best band around. Enjoy.
Monday, May 02, 2011
MP3: Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
The gunslinger known only as Washed Out has announced his return to the village with intentions to unleash his relaxed mayhem upon the ears of the not very innocent. Now signed to the Sub Pop brothers, he is to release ye olde "Within and Without" come July the 12th.
Wanted dead or alive.