Oh, the irony: "Lovvers were rawish, Virals more poppish."*** 'Twas but a bit over a year ago that we sent you and ourselves scurrying over to Indie Rock Cafe to catch Worcester (Old England) one-man band, Virals. We feverishly bought the Coming Up with the Sun EP and anything else we could get our ears on and recently purchased "their" Strange Fruit EP over at eMusic. So after a bunch of
Not quite as much action of late, but here's a baker's dozen of newbs, semi-newbs, and a longtimer we're loving. Thanks to the fabbloggers who house them. The Cyanide Pills - Wrong - Popnarcotic - Killer, yeh? Crystal Stilts - Dark Eyes - Austin Town Hall - We're still "diggin'" this one. The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep - Popdose - Please don't laugh. (On the other hand, it healeth
A certain uneasiness arises when we hear a beloved demo has been transformed into a full-fledged recording. We were delighted our recent reposting of The Happy Few's "Give It to Me" prompted an email from long-and-much-admired frontman, Joep Geevers. (And, no, it's not just because he's got one of the coolest names in rock.) We were further delighted to hear that, though somewhat silent the
We were just now in terrible need of this song, achieved consummation, wondered if it might be available for free dl, and VOILA! It looks like this is kinda turnin' into Nashville week, what with that Fancytramp post last week 'n' all. Frankly, we're as surprised as you('re not, what with not really knowin' us 'n' all). You'll find more by 'n' on Those Darlins here, here, here, 'n' here.
We love the bite and tail of these San Diego reptiles. The following is from their new one, Crimes of Passion, due to drop August 20 on Frenchkiss Records. Thanks to Kip Kouri at Tell All Your Friends for the headsup. And here's one we've been enjoying for awhile now. It's from their previous Frenchkiss excelente, Endless Flowers. Crocodiles - Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) mp3 And
Little did we know that simple trips to buy some food and post a letter would lead us to post . . . a post. Here's part of the soundtrack, in order of play. (All are available for free download, sometimes via the entire album.) We don't anticipate winning any design awards for this one and, yes, we realize we previously posted or pointed "you" toward some of these, but, like, okay. Old Hobbies
Philadelphia's Woody Whatever was certifiably the fourth post we ever did at this blogofours.*** Those dittylinks disappeared in the hoary past, but a recent search found new ones. We still love the songs, which fit perfectly with all this DIY bidness we've been saluting of late. (Well, once, but whatever.) "Woody" has once again made his huge ouevre available for very reasonable fare (in
We're not generally fond of Music City's output, but these Nashville cats are charming us mightily, (and we're not even bees). We are definitely fond of tramps, though, and if they're fancy, so much the better. Incidentally, we must confess that picture revives a long-held, deeply ingrained coonskin cap-envy, but we'll get over it. One more non sequitur and we'll have a totally themeless
We found Edinburgh label Dogs Got A Bone via French blog Exploring Spastic Inevitable, to whom we proffer the paw of friendship and thanks. The Edinburghers have a kennel-full of excellent tuneage at Bandcamp, especially of the psychedelic breed. The tunes below say "share" and stuff, but you can freely download the entire LPs from which they come and then pick and choose the ones you want to
We wish we could remember where we found that first song down there, so we'd just like to say, "Thanks." We'd also like to thank Old Flame Records for making the Seattle band's fab - and we do mean fab - music available. We posted on them quite awhile ago and wish that songlink were still working. Click here, though, and you should find it.
Math and Physics Club - We're So DIY! mp3 This delightful ditty's been popping up in our 'pod and pate of late, so we thought, "Why NOT?" Info and the same photo here.
Yeah, we know, wrong cover, but it's their latest. Well . . .thanks, Hosts. The Pop - Down on the Boulevard - Requiem Pour Un Twister Hooded Fang - Graves - Side One Track One White Fence - She's Got Medals (David Bowie cover) - Aquarium Drunkard White Fence - Smoke Rings (Battered Ornaments cover) - An Aquarium Drunkard White Fence - Espirit de Corps (The Peep Show cover) - Aquarium
This just in at their Facebook site: FREEEDOM! Tomorrow we celebrate the liberation of The Netherlands at these festivals: 14h00: Bevrijdingspop (Haarl em) 17h30: Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel (Zwolle) 20h00: Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht (Utrecht, dus) WHO'S IN?! Well, we'd really like to be "IN," but it looks logistically problematical at the moment. We are, however, very much "DOWN"
Once again our portable listening device pulls us to someone we need to post. (Thanks, pld.) Under instant scrutiny are Vancouver band The Top Drawers. We bought some of their product a few years back and are delighted to find it available on a NAME YOUR PRICE basis at Bandcamp. There are so many excelentes on You're So Fine it was hard to narrow it down to those below. But when the going gets
We just got a message from the ever-active Nathan announcing The Active Listener Sampler 7. Without fanfare we post our favorites, even if they make you even further aware of our own bloggy torpor. (In other venues, we're as busy as a no-handed paper hanger.) You can download the entire excellent sampler on a NAME YOUR PRICE basis. You might want to check out our previous post with still
Game Theory - We Love You Carol And Alison mp3 Game Theory - I've Tried Subtlety mp3 Game Theory - Wyoming mp3 Game Theory - Throwing The Election mp3 We are saddened to learn of the death of Scott Miller, frontman of long-time favebands Game Theory and the Loud Family. If you like any of the songs posted above, you will have an inkling why, particularly considering a new Game
Hmmm, I kinda like that name better. Those are just some of the tags we stitched together from this protean Philadelphia band's Bandcamp page. In addition to the first number below, you can download the second and the rest of the songs from Weekender's Spanish Peaks EP on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp. Spanish Peaks (Single) by
We saw the email was from The Fantasies and nearly sprang a leak. The cryptic message read: "old friend, i have returned bearing a new name and more hooks than before: . . ." Thus were we introduced to new music by mysterious Northampton musician . . .(insert name here, when/if we get it) . . .in his latest endeavor. And just as we've thrilled to the fantastic psychsurfspacepoprock of The
We were on a routine search and deploy mission involving long-time faveband Pris, when we noticed at last.fm they were being compared to long-time faveband Fizzgig . We couldn't find freebies by Pris but hit the jackpot on the late F-word band from Cincinnati. Below are a couple of our favorites; you can find another freeb at their Sonicbids site and buy more at eMusic and elsewhere. Read
Da Fence Sure, we just did this kind of thing last Friday, but we found something at mp3hugger we thought you might like, so here we go. (As we've said before, the hugger don't keep 'em posted for long.) Salutations and appreciations to the hostin'postin'bloggerfolken. The Twin Atlas - Double Shot - mp3hugger Telekinesis - Empathetic People & Laissez-faire - 3hive White Fence - To The Boy