I bought way too many seven inch singles this year. I’m not trying to brag. It’s a problem really. The seven inch is like crack to the record geek, a fleeting moment of pop perfection and then it’s off to either flip the record or put on another one. This was a daunting task this year and I feel like I left out a lot of stuff, but a top 60 would have been too much and limiting it to 40 makes you have to really decide, what were your favorite [...]
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The Electric Bunnies: I Swear I’ll Never Let You Go The Electric Bunnies are a slippery bunch. Known amongst critics/listeners for their aggressive genre-hopping and constant curve-balls, they’ve become one of the strangest (and most rewarding bands) on the Miami scene. After dropping a wildly enjoyable debut of tripped-out hooks and psych-garage meltdowns, they’re back with a fresh single on Sacred Bones (that’s it’s oh-so-adorable art above). Switching gears from its amp-wrecking A-side [...]
The Pale Saints first album Comforts of Madness still gets played in my house. Their second record In Ribbons does too, but not as much. I don't really count their third album Slow Buildings because it was made after Ian Masters had left the band and pales in comparison to their first two. Two recent singles that arrived in the mailbag this week kind of remind me directly or indirectly of Pale Saints. Neither one has a singer that can hit the crazy heights that Ian Masters regularly scraped in his heyday, but both captured a certain magic [...]
I must not have been paying very close attention in US History class (maybe I was concentrating too hard on drawing checkerboards on my Chuck Taylors with a Sharpie) because I swear I had never even heard of the Goodnight Loving Trail until I was googling the band Goodnight Loving from Milwaukee. Apparently, these cute boys that play twangy pop that gets me crazy named their band after an old cattle trail that was started by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving in 1866... p...
Miami. It's beautiful, perfect weather, and is the home of the best drugs and Cuban food a person could ever want. Sadly, it's isolation makes it hard for music fans. Bands don't want to drive all the way down to Miami on their tour when they can only get a few shows. Life must be hard for all the record collecting teens in Miami. Well right now the punks are taking back Miami and the stuff that's happening is super exciting. I went down last June for the first ever Miami [...]
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The magical people over at Floridas Dying sent us the new The Electric Bunnies album and I must say its tonally abysmal. From song to song the band trots out a new-era lo-fidelity psych record with wonderful form. Nary does the band tread off into gratuitous organ solos or five-minutes of dripping drone and birds chirping; classifying this band is difficult but should induce an obligatory mention of 13th Floor Elevators. Enjoy the songs below from their new album Through The Magical Door . Electric Bunnies - Psychic Lemonade [...]