Friday, September 23, 2011

VIDEO: The Clap - Lucy 2

TITS ON YOUTUBE! TITS ON YOUTUBE! ARREST THESE MEN! The Clap recently released their first 7" on Double Phantom Records, which features updated versions of "The Operation" and "Lucy 2". Listen @ bandcamp, and order it HERE.

- Dan

Albino Father - Age

Indie garage pop blues from Salt Lake City. A confident record with some nice riffs spread throughout. Name your price download and limited edition CD-R can be had over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pow Wows - Nightmare Soda

I remember these guys dropping their demo in our shoutbox a while back, and although it was good, there was just something about that didn't catch my ear. Well, it sounds like the Toronto foursome has greatly improved their sound with their debut, Nightmare Soda. Put on your tightest pair of pants, smoke some cigs, drink some beers, and get hip. LP out on Get Hip Recordings

- Dan

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Joseph Nanner - New Star Broadcasting

Saw this one at Weed Temple, but was also sent our way a few days ago. Intergalactic weed-beats shot into orbit from Pittsburgh, PA. Set your coordinates for 48'39"N then pack a bowl and dedicate it to "Broken Teleporter." 

- Dan

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mit Hamine - Pagojet

While I was record shopping a few weeks back I was approached by dude who seemed pretty desperate to sell the store's final copy of his band's record. Red marble vinyl with hand drawn cover art in black crayon and blue pen. He said it was only $7, they made experimental pop, and name-dropped Sonic Youth, so I said why the fuck not and decided to help the kid out. I was pretty surprised when I gave this a spin when I got home. Pagojet reminds me of some of the earliest demos from bands like Of Montreal, Circulatory System, The Sunshine Fix, Olivia Tremor Control mixed with the slacker pop vocals of bands like Pavement, Beulah, and early Beck. There's definitely a few rough patches, and some of the tracks don't feel fully realized, but it's safe to say there's loads of potential here. You don't hear very many records like this anymore. "Alligator", "It's Your Head", and "Mambo Sack Seed" are a few of the highlights. You can snag a name your price download or an LP with original artwork for $10 shipped at their bandcamp.

- Dan

Monday, September 5, 2011

VIDEO: Hear Hums - Shrines

With their upcoming third album, Opens, Hear Hums will be dropping lyrics entirely in hopes of creating a more intrinsic experience for us listeners, and although "Shrines" is the only track released thus far, it seems they will be successful. Opens should drop before the end of the year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

- Dan

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Feel Alright - Hahahahahaha

Lo-fi Canadian garage pop croonage for both grey skies and beachsides. $5 plus shipping through Planet of the Tapes.

- Dan

Friday, September 2, 2011

The You Are Minez - Having Your Heart Broken Means Once Having Had Somebody to Love

Stripped-down retro pop goodness from Calgary, Alberta. Head bobbing rhythms, summer harmonies, and just enough instrumental and vocal quirks to warrant many more listens. Had "Slice of Heaven" and this fucking song stuck in my head all day.

- Dan

Thursday, September 1, 2011