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- 06/03/17--19:12: _Sunshine & The Rain
- 06/04/17--07:52: _Angel Dust Psychedelia
- 06/04/17--08:03: _A Thousand Hours
- 06/04/17--08:15: _Vokonis
- 06/04/17--08:19: _Tolo Marton
- 06/05/17--12:56: _Almost Honest
- 06/05/17--13:11: _Daddy Issues
- 06/05/17--18:08: _Medusa
- 06/05/17--18:20: _Moon Duo
- 06/09/17--09:42: _Eyelids
- 06/09/17--09:55: _Sleepy Sun
- 06/10/17--10:54: _Sleepy Sun Redux
- 06/10/17--11:32: _Classic Turtles Deluxe
- 06/11/17--10:34: _Flo and Eddie
- 06/11/17--10:46: _Ulrika Spacek Redux
- 06/11/17--10:55: _Mad Monkees
- 06/11/17--11:07: _Spocaine
- 06/11/17--11:15: _Kamikaze Girls
- 06/11/17--17:10: _Palehound
- 06/11/17--17:20: _Tombstones In Their...
- 06/03/17--19:12: Sunshine & The Rain
- 06/04/17--07:52: Angel Dust Psychedelia
- 06/04/17--08:03: A Thousand Hours
- 06/04/17--08:15: Vokonis
- 06/04/17--08:19: Tolo Marton
- 06/05/17--12:56: Almost Honest
- 06/05/17--13:11: Daddy Issues
- 06/05/17--18:08: Medusa
- 06/05/17--18:20: Moon Duo
- 06/09/17--09:42: Eyelids
- 06/09/17--09:55: Sleepy Sun
- 06/10/17--10:54: Sleepy Sun Redux
- 06/10/17--11:32: Classic Turtles Deluxe
- 06/11/17--10:34: Flo and Eddie
- 06/11/17--10:46: Ulrika Spacek Redux
- 06/11/17--10:55: Mad Monkees
- 06/11/17--11:07: Spocaine
- 06/11/17--11:15: Kamikaze Girls
- 06/11/17--17:10: Palehound
- 06/11/17--17:20: Tombstones In Their Eyes
Tripped over this one by mistake, album of the day! A great one from Sunshine & the Rain, girl-group sounds ala Nikki & the Corvettes or the Junior Varsity, fleshed out with great songs, great hard rocking guitars, ........ simply a great album......thanks to the anonymous contributor for sending "In the Darkness of My Light".....perhaps a less frightening, modern day Donnas?
IN THE LIGHT OF MY DARKNESS-01 Let's Go/02 Little Rag Doll/03 I'm Not Your Girl/04 Come On Baby/05 Merchandise/06 So Far So Close/07 Going the Wrong Way/08 Take Me Out Again/09 Can'tStop Thinking About You/10 In a Dream
DO NOT miss this phenominal album.
Borrowed this comp from another blog (link converted), this is one we've ALL got to hear.....a collection of hard acid from my fave era, 1968-72........brief summarization:
Guitar-psych & wasted hardrock from the Altamont generation.
No hippies. No flower-power. No peace.
2. MATCHBOX - Metaphysical Composition
3. OBO REED -HERE By Me
4. DICK ST JOHN - Lady Of Burning Green Jade
5. LOCAL TRAFFIC - Time Gone To Waste
6. RED HOUSE - Mary-Ann
7. MASQUE - Wake Up In The Morning
8. ZOO - 4-44
9. RAGWEED PATCH - Burn The Midnight Oil
10. LIFE - This Time
11. FIRST STATE BANK - Mr Sun
12. MASQUE - Lady Of The Land
13. PUNCH - Death Head
14. FLINTLOCK - Hope You’re Feeling Better
Some more great hypno-shoegaze pop, this time from A Thousand Hours from Alaska.....cold and spacey, the title track "Endless Grey" is my favorite.
ENDLESS GREY-01 Endless Grey/02 B/03 Ship/04 Moments/05 Tender/06 Hold/07 Down/08 Flood/09 The Desolate Hour/10 Rainy Days/11 Closure
Fabio sends some doom rock from Sweden, this time in the form of Vokonis with their release "Olde One Ascending"......I will carpet bomb soon, if you have already, send your views.
OLDE ONE ASCENDING-01 Olde One/02 The Serpent's Alive/03 Acid Pilgrim/04 Shroom Parade/05 King Vokonis Plague/06 Hazmat the Ashen Rider/07 Acid Pilgrim (Live)
Another fabio choice, here is some crushing stoner metal from Almost Honest, their second
release....another hard-rocking submisssion from Fabio!
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|6.||Gods & Swine||06:59|
"Deep Dream" from Daddy Issues is a fine release, grungy-alt rock, the submitter of The Breeders or Belly, good enough comparisons for me.......really great album, even the cover of "Boys of Summer" which I was prepared to hate, it's not even close to that bad.......this is possible year-end
DEEP DREAM-01 Mosquito Bite/02 In Your Head/03 Lemon/04 High Street/05 Dog Years/06 Boring Girls/07 Locked Out/08 I'm Not/09 Boys of Summer/10 Dandelion
Excited to get this one (Fabio), I'm unfamiliar with it but it's from the classic era of early 70's pre-stoner metal, which I love, and from the review seems to be from the Atomic Rooster/Hard Stuff school of 70's rock.......there is a goldmine of this stuff still out there virtually unknown, so if you're my age and have any classic heavy-psych from this era, please don't hesitate.
With a massive proto-doom vibe running throughout, this album is a blast of riffs, hammond organ abuse and wah-wah solos. Uriah Heep/Purple song compositions are the template here, all played with the conviction of Atomic Roosters Death Walks Behind You. Doomy riffing and sinister organ use bring a modern touch to proceedings .. yeah, the wheel is not being reinvented here but as Medusa1975 were around in the 70s, they have every right to sound like this, unlike the slew of current bands lazily ripping off wholesale riffs from that time. ~ Tony Maim (Black Insect Laughter, Stoner HiVe)
RISING FROM THE ASHES-01 Armageddon/02 Rage On/03 Fall of the House Usher/04 Turn To Stone/05 Into the Night/06 Circles of Hell
A good EP from Moon Duo, some classic Krautrock sounds with modern day touches.....Moon Duo is the side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and collaborator Sanae Yamada. Four long hypnotic tracks,as well as bonus tracks on this expanded edition, a very enjoyable effort.
KILLING TIME-01 Killing Time/02 Speed/03 Dead West/04 Ripples/05 Boppers Hat/06 Run Around/07 Dead West Part 2
Some alterna-pop that contains former members of Guided By Voices, The Jicks, and The Decemberists, weird and really good from what I've heard so far.
or-01 Slow It Goes/02 Camelot/03 Falling Eyes/04 Tell Me You Know/05 My Caved In Mind/06 Ghost Ghost Ghost/07 23 (Years)/08 (I Will) Leave With You/09 Don't (Please) Come Around/10 Moony/11 You Know I Gotta Reason/12 Furthest Blue
Some good light psych from Sleepy Sun, from Santa Cruz CA.....I'm unfamiliar with them, this is album #5 for them........recommended.
PRIVATE TALES-01 Prodigal Vampire/02 Seaquest/03 When the Morning Comes/04 It's Up To You/05 Throes/06 Crave/07 The Keys/08 Demon Baby/09 The Plea/10 Reconcile
Studkid sends along a bunch more Sleepy Sun to flesh out yesterday's new release......seems like a fave of
his, can't wait to hear these.
Sleppy Sun Is one of my smaller fav. So here is all I have.
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12. Martyr's Mantra (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (6:03)
13. She Rex (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (3:59)
14. Wild Machines (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (6:01)
15. Siouxsie Blaqq (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (4:38)
16. Creature (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (2:49)
17. Desert God (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (5:18)
18. Stivey Pond (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (3:08)
19. Boat Trip (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (4:22)
20. New Age (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (8:28)
21. Lioness (Requiem) (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (5:10)
22. V.O.G. (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (4:16)
23. Sandstorm Woman (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC, 5/10/12) (9:05)
Double disc deluxe editions of a pair of Turtles classics ("The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands",
"Wooden Head") fleshed out with a metric ton of bonus material......all I can say is if you only know "Happy Together", there is a good deal you are missing out on.
On a related matter, anyone have The Flo and Eddie album (albums?) from ca. early 70's.......they were part of Zappa's circle (2 former Turtles).......used to have that LP ages ago, love to hear it again.
"Battle" features the Turtles performing as various "different" bands, quite a novel idea for the time, "Wooden Head" is more insanity.......you want theses, and may wish to hurry!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS DISC 1-01 The Opening-The Battle of the Bands/02 The Last Thing I Remember/03 Eleanore/04 Too Much Heartsick Feeling/05 oh, Daddy/06 Buzz Saw/07 Surfer Dan/08 I am Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)/09 You Showed Me/10 Food/11 Chicken Little Was Right/12 The Closing (Earth Anthem)
BATTLE OF THE BANDS DISC -01 She's My Girl/02 Chicken Little Was Right (single Version)/03 Sound Asleep/04 Umbassa The Dragon/05 The Story of Rock N Roll/06 Can't You Hear The Cows/07
The Last Thing I Remember/08 The Owl (Outtake)/09 To See The Sun (Outtake)/10 Earth Anthem (Alternate Version)/11 Radio Spot
WOODEN HEAD DISC 2-01You Baby (1967 Stereo Mix)/02 So Goes Love/03 Makin My Mind Up (66 Stereo Version)/04 Is It Any Wonder?)/05 Let It Be Me (1966 Stereo Mix)/06 Grim Reaper of Love/07 It Aint Me Babe (67 Stereo Mix)/08 I Can Get To Know You Better/09 Outside Chance/10 You Know What I Mean/11 Cat In The Window/12 We'll Meet Again (Alternate Take)/13 Turtles Radio Spot
I asked yesterday, and MD Milner comes through with the first Flo and Eddie album, "The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie".......hadn't heard it in 40 years probably, still elicits a smile, although I wish it was the album (anyone?) which contains the hilarious "Another Pop Stars Life Goes By".........still this one is way worth your time, especially if the Turtles thing did it for ya yesterday.
THE PHLORESCENT LEECH AND EDDIE-01 Flo & Eddie Theme/02 Thoughts Have Turned/03 It Never Happened/04 Burn The House/05 Lady Blue/06 Strange Girl/07 Who But I/08 I Been Born Again/09 Goodbye Surprise/10 Nikki Hoi/11 Really Love/12 Feel Older Now/13 There You Sit Lonely
Thanks MD, great submission
Their latest was posted a couple of weeks ago, "Modern English Decoration", this is their previous efffort "The Album Paranoia" from 2016.....more good shoegaze/dreampop from the UK.
THE ALBUM PARANOIA-01 I Don't Know/02 Porcelain/03 Circa 1954/04 Strawberry Glue/05 Beta Male/06 NK/07 Ultra Vivid/08 She's a Cult/09 There's a Little Passing Cloud In You/10 Airpotism
Superior effort to the other IMO
Fabio sends us a Bandcamp link for Brazil's Mad Monkees, who blast out some great loud grungy-blues based rock.......totally worth your while, as Fabio's usual superb judgement reigns supreme.
MAD MONKEES-01 Bombman/02 Monkee Business/03 I Cannot Feel/04 Profit Over Doom/05 Try Harder (Again and Again)/06 Deamons and Angels/07 Love Yourself/08 Scars/09 Cold Sparkle/10 Scream
Another Fabio contribution is Spocaine's "Solar Fuzz" a very spacey stoner EP......see attached review!
01 Intro/02 Giants Walk/03 Solar Fuzz/04 Into the Light/05 Outro
Germany's Spocaine, Florian Rauch (vocals), André Stefan (guitar, slide guitar), Patrick Weber (guitar), Jorin Gundler (bass) and Tim Rauch (drums, percussion) first came to Desert Psychlist's attention when in 2013 the band released their self-tiled album "Spocaine" a nine song opus headed up by "Little Jimmy" one of the most infectious bluesy stoner/hard rock songs recorded that year.
The band return this year (2017) with "Solar Fuzz" a new EP consisting of three gritty slices of fuzz drenched stoner blues bookended by two brief but very interesting instrumentals
"Intro"STARTS things rolling it's short sharp burst of solid drum beats and raked guitar strings and swirling effects seguing into a thrumming heavy rock riff underpinned with deep rumbling bass.
" Giants Walk" follows and finds SpocaineJAMMING a groove that recalls MARYLANDfuzzmeisters Clutch'sbluesier moments but also those of Greece's Planet Of Zeus minus the hardcore vocals, jagged grooves of bluesy bluster taken to another level by Florian Rauch's big vocal tones, the frontman's bear-like growl tinged with stoner grit and southern swagger a dominant force as he roars over a gritty backdrop of gnarly fuzzed out groove.
"Solar Fuzz" explodes from the speakers on a wave of chainsaw guitar riffage, guitarists Stefan and Weber laying down a crunching heavily fuzzed refrain superbly backed up by Gundler's thrumming bass and Tim Rauch'spersistent and pulverising percussion. Into this maelstrom of gloriously distorted sludge-like noise enters Florian Rauch, sounding like he's been gargling razors and smoking tree bark, telling tales of a sun "that blinds my eyes" as well as throwing an Ozzy -like "yeah" in here and there.
"Into The Light" sees Spocaine hitting a groove that sits comfortablyBETWEEN doom and southern metal withFlorian Rauch's grizzled tones crooning over a bedrock of big resounding guitar chords, booming bass lines and military style drumming before exploding into a gloriously powerful proto-metal jam and taking things to a deliciously noisy close.
"Outro" wraps things up with a brief butQUITE delightful foray into experimental territory with hand played percussion the base around which big booming bass resounds and reverberates and heavily effected guitars add colouring and texture.
3. Teenage Feelings
4. Good For Nothing
5. KG Go To The Pub
6. Lights & Sounds
8. Weaker Than
9. Unhealthy Love
10. I Don't Want To Be Sad Forever
A pretty good submission from the one and only Johnny Nabisco........
The sophomore album from Boston trio Palehound, A Place I'll Always Go, is a frank look at love and loss, cushioned by indelible hooks and gently propulsive, fuzzed-out rock.
Ellen Kempner, Palehound's vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter explains, "A lot of it is about loss and learning how to let yourself evolve past the pain and the weird guilt that comes along with grief."
Kempner's writing comes from upheavals she experienced in 2015 and 2016 that reframed her worldview. "I lost two people I was really close with," she recalls. "I lost my friend Lily. I lost my grandmother too, but you expect that at 22. When you lose a friend—a young friend—nothing can prepare you for that. A lot of the record is about going on with your life, while knowing that person is missing what's happening—they loved music and they're missing these great records that come out, and they're missing these shows that they would've wanted to go to. It just threw me for a loop to know that life is so fragile."
Palehound's first release for Polyvinyl is also about the light that gradually dawns after tragedy, with songs like the bass-heavy "Room" and the gentle dreamy album closer "At Night I'm Alright With You" feeling their way through blossoming love. "The album is also about learning how to find love, honestly, after loss," says Kempner.
Since forming in 2014, Palehound—Kempner, drummer Jesse Weiss (Spook The Herd), and new bassist Larz Brogan (a veteran of Boston DIY who, Kempner posits, "had 13 local bands last year")—have taken their plainspoken, technique-heavy indie rock from the basements of Boston to festivals around the world. A Place I'll Always Go was recorded in late 2016 at the Brooklyn complex Thump Studios with the assistance of Gabe Wax, who recorded Dry Food. "I would put my life in his hands," Kempner asserts. "I trust him so much."
A Place I'll Always Go builds on the promise of Palehound's critically acclaimed 2015 album Dry Food with songs that are slightly more reserved, but no less powerful. "Flowing Over" rides a sweetly hooky guitar line, with Kempner using the fuzzed-out upper register of her voice as a sort of anxious counterpoint to the riff's infectious melody. "That song is about anxiety," says Kempner, "and when you're sad and you listen to sad music to feed it and feel yourself spinning all these 'what if's and 'I'm terrible's in your head."
"This record represents a period of time in my life way more than anything I've ever written before," says Kempner, who notes that the swirling "If You Met Her" and the piano-tinged "At Night I'm Alright With You" could represent the opposing poles of the record. "One of them is about love, and the other one is about death—it was a really healthy experience for me to find my own dialogue within that," she says. "There's so much that you learn and read, and other people's experiences that you internalize, that you try to then base your own on. It was helpful to carve my own path for that."
Part of what makes A Place I'll Always Go so striking is the way it channels feelings of anxiety -- heart-racing moments both exhilarating and crushing -- into songs that feel well-worn and comforting.
The hushed confessionalism of "Carnations" and the fugue state described in the stripped-down "Feeling Fruit" are snapshots of moments marked by big, confusing feelings, but they're taken with compassion and honesty—two qualities that have defined Palehound's music from the beginning.
An EP, "Fear" of good LA psychedelia, dark, brooding, somewhat Pink Floyd based, and really quite good. They seem to have a bit of a history which I wouldn't mind giving a listen to.
FEAR-01 I Want to Fly/02 Seperate/03 Always There/04 Another Day/05 Fear