Jun 24, 2011

Witch- Introduction

I'm back and this is the jam of my life.
Psych rock from Zambia by a band called Witch. Came out in 1973. I stole the link from know your conjurer. Seriously if this doesn't do it for you, just end it. Why are you listening to music?

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Jul 20, 2010

"Mike Rep and the Quotas- Donovan's Brain" 2009


In the 90s, Mike Rep was contacted by producer Rick Ruben to help resurrect the career of legendary hippie Donovan. Donovan's brain is a weirdo, outsider, Appalachian garage-clunker that parodies this story. This song is so good I've had it on repeat for about a half an hour. The bass line is walking hard, the background vocals sound like an owl's screech thrown through a delay pedal, and Mike Rep sounds like a mad scientist as usual. You get this now!

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Jul 14, 2010

"Paul Cary- Ghost of a Man" 2010


Here I am once more, quasi-drunk making another post about another album that I think is the bees knees from from Buenos Aires. Actually, Paul Cary is not from Buenos Aires, he is from Chicago. You may know him as the singer from the now defunct "The Horrors." And not the shitty UK horrors, the good US horrors. Anyway, these are some sincere, rocking and sometimes heartfelt bluesy-garage type songs. I'm serious, I'm fucked and crying to this right now. No I'm kidding. Enough with the jokes. Buy this record immediately.

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Jul 10, 2010

Lack

Sorry about the sparse updating. There will many posts in the next few days or so!

Jun 26, 2010

"Hasil Adkins- Chicken Walk" 2005


I know it isn't right to be posting a best-of album, but fuck you here's one anyway. Hasil Adkins was an outsider musician from West Virginia who heard the radio one day and thought all the sounds were coming from one guy. The next step was one of pure logic- a one man band in a mountain shack. A Recipe for amazingly weird, skewed rockabilly tunes about hot dogs and decapitation. Very good, right? right. Get this or die.

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Jun 10, 2010

"Cult Ritual- S/T LP" 2009


For shit yes! This is smreel hardcore. Prepare to get punched in the face by a sound wave. This is a great record put out on Youth Attack. Do you remember Youth Attack? Charles Bronson? Holy Molar? Virgin Mega Whore? Well I guess they're still around and cranking out fresh diarrhoea sounds. Get it!

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Jun 4, 2010

"Thee Headcoats- Conundrum" 1994

Let me tell you, people, I am drunk and this is one of the best garage rock/punk records I have heard to date. My friend Chris was telling me that this album was one of the main inspirations behind the music of his band. It is soooo good. I'm not just sayin' either! I played about 30 seconds of this for my roomate and he was like, "oh yah, I gotta get some of this!" (coming from a guy who listens to nothing but black metal and troll metal nowadays!). I realize I'm a little late on the whole Billy Childish train, and that maybe most of you have heard this album before, but the truth is I don't really give a shit what you think, much like Billy Childish doesn't really give a shit what you think(probably). This is worth a serious listen. You should build a shrine for this record. My personal favourite tracks are the ones with the harmonica on them. Love that mouth harp. Give me some more. Seminal garage.

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May 12, 2010

"Cave- Raw Vibes vol. II" 2009



Fuck man, I feel like I'm a cave when I'm listening to this. Honestly, this music is the soundtrack to a nocturnal salamander's life, full of wet-dewy synth licks and moist guitar work. The band is obviously channelling some old psych-rock bands from the 70s, as is demonstrated in the vocal qualities and in the second song, "BobbyHash," which manages to have a driving guitar riff complete with cock-rock solos that totally fucking rule. The rest of the tape is instrumental, but never gets stale or mouldy, in fact it kind of gets funky? This tape, self released by the band, is a gold mine that will never deplete. I see myself listening to this in my old age on a porch while kids are listening to the latest incarnation of korn or limp bizkit and making fun of me for my music, but of course I'll know better. Get anything you can by this Chicago band, because this is a tour-only release.

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May 8, 2010

"Twin Stumps- Seedbed" 2010

There is no way to describe how much racket these guys make. Let me tell you that listening to this record is about as painful as jumping off the highest diving board into a pool of gravel and salt, but in a good way. Take your time to listen to it and enjoy it because once you're done your hearing will be gone and you'll never be able to listen to it again. This is out on fan death records, the likes of whom brought you the lamps 7" I posted a while back. K, goodbye buddies.

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Apr 24, 2010

"The Whines- Hell To Play" 2010


Wow I don't even need to write about this one. Sometimes you just gotta embrace a record wholeheartedly. This band is from Portland, record out on Meds. So good. Female Vocs, competent guitar-ing, drums that are like mashed potatoes. I don't know. I like it so much it makes no sense!


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Apr 20, 2010

"Pujol- Frankenstein Superman" 2009


A guy named Ben emailed me this around one or two months ago and I completely forgot about it! It's music by a Nashville guy named Daniel Pujol and this guy Ben told me, "I dont think he'll care if you post it," So here it is.
Pujol is part of Infinity Cat Records Group and with bands like Heavy Cream, JEFF the Brotherhood and Natural child. Anyway, this record is a collection of pretty good garage rock/pop songs with vocals that are less typical. Nice and raspy, unlike other more high pitched singers. I am happy listening to these just when I am about to go on a bike ride. Okay bye!

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"Puberty- Demos"


Remember how I posted a link to those Puberty songs on facebook? Well I ripped them down and zipped them up for you so they're available for download. These songs are probably the most major hits of my life as well as yours so listen to them and get super pumped for their inevitable release.
Oh yeah the song "Invitations" is 4 minutes and 20 seconds long. Duurrrr 4:20 doi doi doi.

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"Psychedelic Horseshit- Acid Tape" 2010

It seems to me that these guys are wiping up their shitgaze sound a bit. It's still as noisy and dirty their old material just maybe with more emphasis was put on recording. I don't know. You can buy this tape from Fan Death records! Sometimes I play this at work and then people ask me to turn it off.

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"Hanoi Janes- Year of Panic" 2010


So here's this nice pop-garage album that comes out on captured tracks by a band from Sachsen, Germany. This is poppy a-la Magic Kids, so if you're into more greaser style or punk garage, then this one might not be for you. These are some premium summer songs though! I just realized that I could have just translated their "band info" from German to English and it's far better than anything I could have conjured up.

Here is the official Hanoi Janes Band info for major labels and medium to large concert halls. But hey, the songs are still sucks.

Ole is egomaniac with low self-esteem and raised in the ghetto surrounded by tweaking auer panel Vietnamese fruit shops.In the summer of 2008 he decides to turn his old band back, and the things themselves to take control.

Incorporated is a 4-track cassette recorder, a half-drum, 2 mics and plenty of beer in the rehearsal room. The result is fast, trashy lounge pop songs lasting no longer than two minutes. For live gigs is recruited bassist Frank, as he has the necessary financial resources and contacts (he is at this time meth cook and sell the stuff too). As a drummer is only the "best drummer in the region in question: Ken Marco. Live the short pop-beads to even shorter, hall├╝berladenen punk music.

Since the tweaking auer music scene consists only of Christian jazz-funk bands and indie rockers diluted with 5 minute songs, the first reactions many in-house party gigs from unnoticed to hated. But in any case, can Guitarist Ole, thanks to work out all sorts of antics at public appearances, a reputation as "the Amy Winehouse of Zwickau.


If you do not believe us, but ask Wikipedia

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Apr 10, 2010

PUBERTY


If you haven't heard Lars Finberg's (A-Frames, The Intelligence) new band Puberty you are a dead person to me. Just kidding, I like you, but you're going to have to hear this. Best band for real. I say that a lot, so I guess I'm no good.

This band is good though.
No releases yet, but they have a few songs on facebook.

Apr 6, 2010

"Fresh & Onlys- Bomb Wombs" 2009


Here are ten songs that you maybe haven't heard by the Fresh & Onlys. This cassette was extremely limited (200) and it was released on Fuck It Tapes (Woodsist), so it went pretty fast. Aside from being hard to come by, these songs are some of the Fresh & Onlys' best. Serious get!
Their new 7" on Captured Tracks is good, but I like this release more.

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Apr 3, 2010

"V/A- Skulls Without Borders 10"" 2009

So here's a compilation that Stiltbreeze put out last year that flew under my radar. Awesome tracks from Kurt Vile, Puffy Areolas and a few more, but the real shiner here is the 'Clarence' By Sic Alps. Heavy bass-y guitar riffs compliment some pretty cheesy psychedelic lyrics. It gets bonus points in my books because when I worked in a factory my foreman was named Clarence.
This is officially sold out, but you should check out Siltbreezes' other stuff, because it is all choice.

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Mar 23, 2010

"Rangers - Suburban Tours" 2010


This music sounds as if you took the soundtrack from Sonic the Hedgehog on the genesis and slowed them down. Damn, Jams! I really like this, although some of you may not. Heavy bass, swirling synths and guitars, this is a summer record that sounds like the hot days you waste inside eating peanut butter with a spoon. Released by Olde English Spelling Bee. Ariel Pink fans should check this out as it's very similar.

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"Broken Water- Whet" 2010


Night People wins. Not only does this album have catchy songs, but it contains some real sludgy shit, and I'm not talking sludgy-inaudible shit, I'm talking sludgy-awesome-heavy shit. The female vocals over this grime masterpiece are like the cherry on top of a trash heap. I love it. Top pick for this year for sure.

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