Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ack! Ack! Ack! 2012 Record Store Day Comp.

Excellent comp. limited to 50 cassette copies from Middlesbrough, UK's Ack! Ack! Ack! Records.  Featuring out of print or unreleased tracks from The Rebel, Mike Watt, Jad Fair, GW Sok (from The Ex), dustDEVILS,  Yuri Landman Ensemble, Year Of Birds,  Kaleidoscope Death (my band), and many others from punk to lo-fi, garage, avant-garde, psychedelic, etc.
Up until recently I really hadn't heard any contemporary music that did much for me at all, but dammit if there isn't a totally kick ass UK underground scene.  The Pheromoans are a new favorite, and if anyone has more recommendations, please share!  Anyone who wants to share new music like this, your own or a mix tape, please post a link below in the comments.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tomorrow's Friend- Some Days Yes, Some Days More Than Yes

Maybe it was 2005 when my buddy Erik was going on and on about this band and always playing this CD demo...completely smitten. Over the moon, even. I must admit his enthusiasm rubbed off on a bunch of us...I hope to do the same here.
Lo-fi (4-track) minimal jangle-y loose pop with noise interludes, in short, but let me tell you, these ladies have got some serious chops, good enough to pass love songs through my filters (not an easy task), and there's just some really great songs here, perfectly stripped down. Great soundtrack to Springtime intoxication. Good times!

Listen for yourself!