Friday, 31 July 2009

Goblin Cock - Come With Me If You Want To Live

Been a while since I've posted something, so I decided to up the last album I purchased.
When Goblin Cock released Bagged and Boarded, I didn't think they could follow up such a simplistic, faux-stoner masterpiece. When I heard Come With Me If You Want To Live, I was proven wrong. While Bagged and Boarded had a much more laid back feel to it, Come With Me If You Want To Live is more energized, adding more of the elements that made Goblin Cock's first release a masterpiece. There's Stoner Metal, 70's rock, and that classic Rob Crow sound that's undeniably awesome all mixed together into a worthy offering. If you've been lazy about downloading this album, now's the time to finally do it.

Come With Me If You Want To Live


Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Captain Chaos/Johnny Hobo - Live at Bandit H.Q. Split

This is a request. What I learned from this album? Chris Clavin has a normal speaking voice and just decides to sing really high... what a relief! Well, that's about it because Johnny Hobo's albums are pretty much all live anyways. Anyways, you can make requests on our group just FYI. We have a group FYI, so you should probably join it and be a community or something.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Why? - Eskimo Snow

Well, this is gonna get taken down. If it goes down, comment on the side and I'll re-up it. Enjoy it! In this album Why? branches out off their hip-hop genre much more than their previous albums.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Abe Froman - Abe Froman

Abe Froman is one of my all-time favorite pop punk bands similar to Punkin Pie. Abe Froman is loud. Abe Froman is fast. Abe Froman is Erin and Matt Tobey and Ryan Batkie. Abe Froman is The Sausage King of Chicago?

Seriously, if you have any respect for yourself or your eardrums you'll get this album. It is simply astounding how much joy I get from it. I wish I had posted this earlier, but I thought I had already. In other news Ferris Bueller's Day Off was on tv today.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - Front Seat Solidarity

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb folk-punk band from Pensacola, Florida similar to Defiance, Ohio and Rosa. People have put their stickers on their bikes and have had legal troubles with people thinking that their bike is actually a pipe bomb. That's silly.

The Wombats - The Wombats Proudly Present..A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation

The Wombats are a three piece band from Liverpool, England. I am a sucker for British accents and indie bands from the country, so it was no surprise that when one of my friends was listening to them in their car I clung onto it instantly. I had heard of them before, but I just started jamming out to them recently.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Star Fucking Hipsters - Until We're dead

Don't know much about this band, but it's a Leftöver Crack side project and I like them a lot. Especially the song "Immigrants and Hypocrites". I did an upper body workout to this album and I probably got like 500x more ripped because it got me so pumped.


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tree Sounds - Naps

Tree Sounds used to go by Molly Sunday but now she plays lo-fi ukulele under a new name. Since it's just one girl, it's a pretty simple sounding album, but nonetheless it's full of a lot of ukulele strumming, claps, and fun lyrics. The "band" name is kind of fitting, because it makes me want to go outside and go fishing and climb trees.

John Zorn - The Gift

John Zorn is an avant-garde jazz musician and former leader of the punk-jazz band Naked City. He's collaborated with pretty much every genre even including grindcore. He plays the sax mostly but he's multi-instrumentalist and although he is experimental and is all over the charts, he's incredibly talented and no matter what you listen to, you can find a collaboration album if not a solo album you'll like by him.

Discovery - Discovery LP

Discovery is an electronic collaboration between Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. With both being great bands, this album is not a letdown at all. Sometimes one sings, sometimes the other, and sometimes they duet. I confess, I only got this album for the Jackson Five cover of "I Want You Back", but the rest of the album impressed me as well.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

I Have Dreams - Three Days Til Christmas

I'm super picky when it comes to screamo music. I go through screamo albums like crazy when sampling to find ones that I like, but I have found one of my new favorites. I Have Dreams came when New Ethic's guitarist died in a car crash and in the words of Mike Peters: “It was an attempt to cope with the pain everyone was feeling after Daniel’s death.” The lyrics are powerful and are backed by some great guitar parts. The album's dynamics are peaked at the exact center of the album during "In Good Hands" but there is very little downtime in this album. Roll with me if you like screamo on this one.


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Andrew Jackson Jihad - Can't Maintain

My favorite artist and my new favorite album by them. Andrew Jackson Jihad is a folk punk band from Arizona which normally plays a mostly acoustic two piece act but in this album branched out to a more electric feeling using more instruments. Can't Maintain's release really brightened my summer. Favorite tracks "Heartilation" which was originally an acoustic song and "We Didn't Come To Rock".


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

Although only a band for a little more than a year, the Vivian Girls charms have already worked their magic on their short road to “out of nowhere” status. With their irresistable mix of 60’s girl-group sounds, punk, post-punk and shoegaze.

Lovvers - Think

Lovvers are an alternative rock band from Nottingham, England. The band formed in May 2006 and made their live debut a few weeks later. Their sound is a chaotic mixture of fractured guitar and mangled vocals, redolent of early 90s US acts such as Scratch Acid and Drive Like Jehu. The group features a former member of The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg.

Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice

Planet of Ice is the 2007 release from the Seattle band, Minus the Bear. This album has a good deal of electronic composition (which I've been getting into recently) as well as those delicious guitar licks that give Minus the Bear their ethereal sound.

Planet of Ice

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

VA - Mojo presents... Sgt Pepper's

Compiled by British music magazine Mojo some time in 2007, this album was brought to my attention due to the presence of a certain Fionn Regan, previously featured on this blog. Unfortunately, some of the covers on here come off better than others, but that's the nature of the beast; covering classic tracks doesn't always result in classic takes. It closes with a gem, courtesy of Echo & The Bunnymen, straying from the track-listing with an inspired cover of 'All You Need Is Love'. Check it out.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

The Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks

A once musical couple, now a married couple, this duo produces indie pop. They broke up, went solo, and came back together again.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Tom Brosseau - Posthumous Success

Tom Brosseau is a performing songwriter who grew up on the wide-open prairies of the Red River Valley of North Dakota, in a family steeped in traditional music and culture. Citing influences as diverse as Nick Drake, Cole Porter, and Woody Guthrie, Brosseau composes poetic new Dylan-esque folk inflected acoustic rock. Delived in a unique high lonesome sound, his minimalist sound has often been described as “haunting”, or simply “stunning”.

Request post, found at where all the cool kids hang out.


Tin Hat Trio - Helium

Whimsical, bluegrassy jazz from three extremely talented musicians, one of whom (Carla) currently plays violin for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Oh, and Tom Waits makes an appearance. Kaada-ish.