Friday, August 19, 2011
Portland rock and roll three piece, Charts, have recently released their debut EP, Birds And Bees, over on their Bandcamp page, and are offering it up for free download. It's a six song romp that reflects their affection for vintage rock and roll, and we gotta say, is pretty dang cool. Give the EP a spin and be sure to check 'em out live at the Beauty Bar on August 29th if you happen to be in Portland.
Portland resident and Pavement front man, Stephen Malkmus, has teamed up with his band The Jicks and Beck Hansen, to produce his latest album Mirror Traffic, which is set to drop next week. Today they share a video for a track off the album No One Is (As I Are Am) on the NY Times Art Beat. You can WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
Icelandic fuzzmasters Singapore Sling posted this fan made video for the track Life Is Killing My Rock And Roll, from their 2004 album of the same name, on their Facebook page today. Check it out.
SINGAPORE SLING | Myspace Music Videos
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thanks go out again to GIMME TINNITUS for turning us on to another rad tune. This one comes from Port O'Brian's Van Pierszalowski's other band, Waters. A track from his upcoming album, Out In The Light, set to drop September 20th. This is O Break Of Day.
Waters; O Holy Break Of Day
A couple weeks ago we mentioned that Rhino UK is preparing to release a limited edition box set of Smiths goodies in October. Along with remastered versions of eight albums on CD and Vinyl, and reproductions of twenty five 7" singles, the set will include a smattering of additional collectibles, including this seventeen minute documentary from 1992. Check it out.
TV Girl have released a video for the track Baby You Were There off of their latest EP Benny And The Jets. Take a break from all the crappy news in the world for just under two minutes and have a look.
TV Girl - "Baby You Were There" from stereogum on Vimeo.
image via American Songwriter
Sad news coming out of Belgium today as news of a stage collapse at the Pukklepop Festival, caused by severe weather, has taken the lives of at least three people. Another stage was also damaged by falling trees. The collapse is the latest in a series of similar collapses around the globe this summer.
Indie rockers Smith Westerns were reportedly just about to go on as the collapse occurred. A message from the bands Twitter account reads;
"Stage collapsed [Max Kakacek] almost got crushed by the tress. I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our shit is broke. Praying no one got hurt. Wtf.”
Our thoughts go out to all those whose lives have been affected in this tragedy.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Taking a walk down memory lane, we thought we'd share one of our favorite tracks from the 1988 B-side collection from The Jesus And Mary Chain, Barbed Wire Kisses, which we have stashed away in the closet in the "Big Box Of Cassettes". This is the brothers Reid minus the fuzz and the feedback, albeit not without loads of reverb and cathedral full of rad. This is an acoustic version of the JAMC classic Taste Of Cindy. Enjoy.
San Francisco's Weekend notched a spot on our Top 10 Albums Of '10 list with their debut LP, Sports. Now they are back with a new track off of their follow up effort, an EP entitled Red, scheduled for release 9/20 on Slumberland. The band have also announced that they are heading out on the road again with a bunch of new dates including a stop in Portland 9/27 at Holocene. This is Hazel.
Weekend - Hazel by Slumberland Records
Daniel Blumberg's Oupa project just released it's debut LP, Forget, this week. Just like we did when Yuck dropped their debut, we are going to bombard you with every mp3, video, and or streamable piece we can find (just to give you a heads up). Here is a video for the track Windows from the album.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Back in May we shared the first track from Spökraket's EP, All Art Is Propaganda. The band released the rest of the five track effort yesterday over on their Bandcamp page. The album is full of tasty minimalist/garage/psychdrone/spacerock awesomeness. You can stream it below or download it for yourself at the most excellent price of "name your price". So get into your space suit and prepare for lift off.
A whole heapin' helpin' of new releases caught our ear this week. Here are few albums that are hitting shelves and hard drives today.
A Lull; Confetti Reprise EP
A Lull; Pot Luck
Bad Sports; Kings Of The Weekend
Bad Sports; Teenage Girls
Gold Leaves; The Ornament
Gold Leaves; Cruel And Kind
Her Space Holiday; Her Space Holiday
Her Space Holiday; Ghost In The Garden
Keith Top Of The Pops; F@%k You! I'm Keith Top Of The Pops
Keith Top Of The Pops; Two Of The Beatles Are Dead
Pink Skull; Psychic Walfare
Pink Skull; Bee Nose
Sundress; Sundress EP
Monday, August 15, 2011
Few things bring our ears as much joy as the sound that is made at the intersection of glam and garage. This little number we found over on Seizure Chicken is a case in point. This is Bass Drum Of Death's reconstruction of T.Rex's Celebrate Summer.
Bass Drum Of Death; Celebrate Summer (T. Rex Cover)
White Hills will be rolling into Portland on 9/10 to bring their super heavy brand of Neo-Psych Spacerock to the Ash St. Saloon. The band are traveling in support of their terrific new LP H-p1. Check out a new video for the track Paradise.
The internets bring some yummy ear/eye candy with this new video from New Speedway for the fuzzy sweet shoegazey goodness of, Smile, off of their debut 6-track album Feel It. If you dig it you can pick up the album over on their Bandcamp page.
Memoryhouse have re-recorded, remixed, remastered, and soon will be re-issuing their EP, The Years, On September 13th. They have shared a video for the track Quiet, America to tide you over. Sit back and prepare to chill.
Quiet America from memoryhouse on Vimeo.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks latest LP, Mirror Traffic, is set to hit stores and hard drives August 23rd. You can stream it in advance of its release over at NPR.