Monday, June 3, 2013

the devil walks among us.

my hopes of canada's Women getting back together may be a distant memory, but from the painful ashes of their demise rises former lead singer patrick flegel's new project Cindy Lee. born just this past halloween 2012 & their debut album (which i somehow missed) released a few months later in december, their track 'holding the devils hand' gives us that eerie feeling of something special that once was. patrick's screeching croons still pull on my heartstrings & gives new hope that something really cool is now upon us.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

skater krout?!

so i haven't been updating the blog because i've been going through a real lull with new music. all the new tracks i keep listening to seem to suck & i don't want to bag on anyone's game so i just went back to listening to old stuff.

today however, i caught the new track from Lexington, ky's Jovontaes for their upcoming second album 'paranoia makes a crazy gift'. no damn lyrics needed - just straight weird, dark, psychedelic dance, drumming in your face, crazy goodness. watch the video with the lights turns off & the sound up LOUD, i promise you won't be disappointed. album out june 4th via sophomore lounge records.

Monday, February 4, 2013

everybody's free to feel good.

i've totally been diggin' on this tripped out single from canada's Absolutely Free.  what starts off like a psychedelic zappa dream, ends in something like fugazi drizzled all over a broadcast record. sooooo good!

if you're in austin for sxsw - be sure to check them saturday march 16th @ valhalla on red river.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

freaks come out at night.

hi there! long time no see. but i figure if i'm going to pop in with something, it was going to be with something good. 

our little texas scuzzsters Fungi Girls are at it again with a cover of  "freakquency" - originally crooned by dallas hip hop bros A.Dd+.  from the ripened vocals of frontman jacob bruce to the flawless production from Dreamysoundz mastermind jennifer rux, this track is really, really in your face, damn good garage.

go buy these dudes a beer by visiting their bandcamp.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

there lay an invincible summer.

1. Skeleton Coast - Rupees 
2. Vetiver - Can't You Tell 
3. Makeout Videotape - Island Groovies 
4. Vacations - Purple Slumber 
5. Opossum - Blue Meanies 
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Only In My Dreams 
7. Melody's Echo Chamber - Endless Shore 
8. Acid Glasses - My Pale Garden 
9. Beach Fossils - 12 Roses 
10. The Memories - Higher 
11. Sonny & The Sunsets - Pretend You Love You 
12. Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
14. Dignan Porch - Sad Shape
13. Dirt Dress - Iguana 

i meant to put this up 2 months ago. sorry. you guys know how prompt i like to be on here. but please. enjoy this summer shifting in the fall shifting into hazy, dazy tracks. probably something you can listen to the ladies with too.

 i miss posting on here so often, i'll come back soon. xo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

the coast of utopia.


late last year i posted about Skeleton Coast & how they seemed to be making quite the buzz around town. and now they've FINALLY released the first taste off of their upcoming debut album - an amazing track called "Rupees".

at first i was like, wait does this sound like animal collective? or does it sound more like tame impala? do i hear faint hints of yuck or ariel pink in there? but no, this sounds like fucking skeleton coast.

i can't even begin to tell you how i've already grown a bit obsessed with this song or that it continues to amaze me that sounds like these are coming out of fort worth, texas. when i tell you my hometown is bringing it - BELIEVE IT.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

22 reasons why garage went on with...or without you.

1. Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
2. The Sonics - The Witch
3. The Keggs - To Find Out
4. The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
5. Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl
6. The Nomads - Be Nice
7. The Eyes - I'm Rowed Out
8. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
9. The Tyde - Psychedelic Pill
10. Gonn - Blackout of Gretely
11. The Gentrys - Wild
12. 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
13. Bohemian Vendetta - Like Stoned
14. Les Lutins - Laissez-Nouns Vivre
15. The Sparklings - Now It's Your Turn To Cry
16. Pleasure Seekers - What A Way To Die
17. The Pandas - Walk
18. Kenny & The Kasuals - Journey To Time
19. The Unusuals - I'm Walking Babe
20. Skeptics - Turn It On
21. Remaining Few - Painted Air
22. Wheels - Bad Little Woman

i've recently been asked by a few people how i got into garage. being introduced to music at such a young age i really have to hand it over to my mom & dad for being the inspiration. i remember taking numerous road trips as a kid and there was ALWAYS music playing in the background. they played an array of great stuff ranging from 50/60's rock, surf, doo-wop to classic motown - but - i always took a special liking when i heard something noisy blaring from the speakers. 

so in ode to them, i've collected some garage tracks that i've held in high regards growing up over the years. a majority of these tracks were released during the 60's, as a matter of fact i don't think anything on here was released passed 1970. i'd also like to point out that there are some killer texas bands in here too - including the nomads from my hometown of ft. worth!

Monday, July 30, 2012

the end of the sea.

paul from Polyvinyl Craftsmen (which is a killer blog by the way & currently has me addicted to their mixes) was nice enough to send me some sounds from uprising uk band Wobbly Lamps.

the following tracks are from their debut ep, Neon Tee Pee, which is concoction of upbeat rock tinged with a bit of loud garage. upon listening, this heavily channeled the cramps ala bad music for bad people & if you know that album then you'll probably get a feeling this ep is gonna be a good one. and get it while it's hot - currently this is limited to not so many releases!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

thunder from down under.

apparently melbourne, aus is still bringing it in the pop noise punk department. the dudes in Rayon Moon recently hipped me to the guys in Sandcastle. this little quartet, formed in late 2011, released an amazing ep back in april & while only 3 tracks long - it's really fucking killer.

seriously get on top of this, especially if you've been riding the white fence train. this ep is a clean cut blend of post punk greatness & i can't wait to hear more from these guys. makes me wish i was back in melbs to see them live!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

chicas bonitas.

i started listening to barcelona, spain's,  Mujeres, back when i was in scotland & needed a little sunshine in my life. their most recent album, well if you consider recent something that was released back in march, is chopped full of surf jangles with a heavy dose of that garage you know i love so much - proof that the european scuzz invasion continues! (if you're a fan of the black lips, you're seriously going to dig this.)

check out the awesome video for their killer opening track, soft gems pt. 1:  HERE!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

dazed & confused.

the past few weeks i haven't been able to get enough of the new album from Hozac Records solo darling Nice Face . released last month, Horizon Fires, is a garage surf pop creation with upbeat sounds sending us straight into summer. sample the wears above for an overall good time.

Monday, June 11, 2012

little rock's a fine town.

 oxford, mississippi's ILLLS join a growing list of awesome bands being spawned from down south such as bass drum of death, dead gaze & dent may.

above you'll see the vomit inducing sludge video for their first single "teeth", off their ep - Dark Paradise - being released next week. seems like there might be a bit of influence from fellow southern garage rocker, jay reatard - which is cool if this is the way the south is going to rise again.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the diamond sea.


already being one of my favorite music labels, Slovenly Recordings does it once again by giving us their next new scuzzy gem: Sultan Bathery.

 formed only a few months ago, this band of "italian garage weirdos", as described by SR's label manager, hail all the way from venzia, italy. with the surge of great noisy bands coming out of europe right now, i'm definitely going to keep my eye on that side of that pond for awesome sounds like this.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

electric touch.

1. The Bell Peppers - About A Girl (Nirvana Cover)
2. Ketamines - Midnight Dawn
3. Acid Baby Jesus - Fingerpainting
4. Graffiti Island - Moon Tan
5. The Soft Pack - Fences (Phoenix Cover)
6. A Place To Bury Strangers - Onwards To The Wall
7. Michael Christmas - Serff Jones
8. White Wires - In My Bed
9. Ty Segall & White Fence - Scissor People
10. Women - Shaking Hand
11. Bare Mutants - Without You
12. Turf War - For The Last Time
13. Psychedelic Horseshit - Let Down (And Hanging Around)
14. Deadbeat - Last Week
15. The Cigarettes - You Were So Young
16. Kids On A Crime Spree - Trumpets Of Death
17. Terry Malts - I Do
18. Slushy - Baby With The Big Tape Head
19. The Ponys - Small Talk
20. Xray Eyeballs - Crystal
21. The Orwells - Who Needs You

you guys didn't think i was going to leave you hanging with that last mix did you?

last week i gave you -  Love Buzz - which was chopped full of lovey dovey tunes for my killer significant other. as a follow up, here's another mix in ode to him chopped full of the kind of garage scuzz that i hope i can subject him to.

i warned him that i like it noisy. so consider yourself warned too.

Monday, May 14, 2012

party animals.

 here we go! Animal Collective finally released the news that their releasing a follow up to 2009's merriweather post pavillion come this september with 'centipede hz'. seems like MMP was a bit on the poppy side, maybe all the dudes getting settled into married life/having babies & what not. but now that deakin's back in the group it sounds like their getting back to their experimental noise roots - which you know i love.

 take a listen to the pre-stuff they're throwing at us "honeycomb' & "gotham" which will be released on a 7" from Domino Records on june 26th.