Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flying High with Green Buzzard

Yeah, we used it before but that's because we like it.

Oberon/Sydney band Green Buzzard are one of our very favorite discoveries of the last couple of years, so high as a kite we got to discover their latest release, Space Man Rodeo. (Hear below.) But a few moments ago we sampled every tune and quickly snapped up every one of them at iTunes (all but the excellent "Do You Ever Glow?", which we'd already snapped up as a single). Check out more info by and about GB at FB. We're not big on discouraging words here, so don't let the fact we found the three "Transmissions" to be a big slowish detract from the fact that on each of the other seven songs on SMR, it's all systems GO!


And if you missed last year's Easy Queezy Squeezy EP, check it out below and buy it at iTunes. We did both and are darned glad we did. While you're at it, check out pretty much all the rest of Green Buzzard's artistry at their SoundCloud page.


Finally, we push their "Phantasy Girl," video every chance we get because frankly, it's rock perfection, aurally and visually. (In Our Haughty Opinion.)



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cotton Mather's I Ching Project Continues with Forthcoming Wild Kingdom


We got in on Austin faveband Cotton Mather's projected 64-song I Ching project early on and are excited to find leader Robert Harrison has now completed 30 songs. Following last year's highly praised LP Death of the Cool, CM/RH are set to release followup LP Wild Kingdom next month (7apr17, to be exact).

Below are two freely downloadable songs we love from the new one, plus another we found at Fanatic Promotion's SoundCloud page. In fact numerous Cotton Mather songs are available for free download there. To find out which ones, just hover . . . oh, fudge, here they are: #1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22. And here are most, if not all, of our Cotton Mather posts.







Many thanks to  Fanatic Promotion's Josh Bloom for that initial alert and all subsequent updates, including this latest.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Covers by The Kickstand Band, Chris Richards and the Subtractions, Bertling Noise Laboratories, The Legal Matters, Static Daydream, My Expansive Awareness, The Radiation Flowers, Joe Giddings


We've come across a bunch of enjoyable, downloadable cover versions of songs we like or love and thought you might like to have a listen-hear. You will find in the widgets other covers of other bands, dozens of them, in fact. We've posted our favorites, but your kilometrage might vary.

The Kickstand Band cover The Sunrays (1965)


Chris Richards and the Subtractions cover Cheap Trick (twice) & The Who






Bertling Noise Laboratories cover Todd Rundgren, The Romantics, & Elvis Costello






The Legal Matters cover The Beatles


Static Daydream cover Guided by Voices


My Expansive Awareness cover The Castaways


The Radiation Flowers cover The Stooges


Joe Giddings covers KISS (and a whole lot more)




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Walkies - 22.ii.17: Diamond Hands, Crocodiles, Warm Soda, Andy Ketch, Listen Lady, Milk Maid, Low Doses, La Luz, SMUT, Tape Waves

Berto was with us in spirit, if not in person.

Please join us for the musical portion of today's matutinal ramble. The below randomly shuffled onto our playah as we randomly shuffled down the avenue. The Andy Ketch and Listen Lady tunes are available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Yummy Evil Pop/Powerpop, etc., from kiso island

'twould appear kiso island are dining at Kiso Island.

A big sloppy merci and happy digestoburp to our Bandcamp buddy lolo of Nimes for the headsup on Vancouver, BC band kiso island. ((We shall wear denim all day (and all of the nighta) in honor, tribute, and gratitude.)) k. i. went three-for-three on this one, and there's more at Bandcamp. Not a lot more, but more. Oh, we've been reading more shtuff about how to be a better blog, so here are ALL the tags the band used at Bandcamp (AND THEY'RE CLICKABLE!): alternative evil pop pnw power pop rock sushi Vancouver. Wow, we feel better already.



Friday, February 17, 2017

More I.D., Please: Mind Meld, Jim And The French Vanilla, Jennifer, The Blend


Once again, Playmoss hasn't included bandnames in some of the songs we've recently widgeted, so here they are. (Don't worry, Mossy, we still love you.)

Mind Meld



We love Mind Meld's self-titled LP so much, we'd like to point you toward the entire album, which you can hear at SoundCloud. (It dropped Thursday, 16feb17.) In addition to the two songs above, we particularly like #s 8, 9, & 10    

Jim And The French Vanilla





Jennifer


The Blend


Monday, February 13, 2017

Snowball II - Anais & Me

Yes, yes, do take a bow, as do we for eschewing allusions to snowballs, snow, or balls. 

We're grateful to multi(social)media friend Bill Curran for the headsup on these purveyors of high quality pop, L.A. band Snowball II. More's available at Bandcamp. Here's our favorite so far.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Freddy Beach - Pretty As A Picture


Based on the picture Thibault provides at Still in Rock, the leader of this New Orleans band is pretty nice looking, but our postitle refers to the jangler below, which Thibault has made available for free download. He's also made another song available for download, along with interesting insights into Freddy Beach's oeuvre to date. We don't know if Google Chrome Translate limns the full measure of what Thibault wants to depict, but we very much enjoyed the concluding sentence of the post: "And then we now have two EPs to put in the tooth for a total of 9 pieces which, I'm sure, will make your neighbor cocaine a little lamb in search of his mom for a nap."



Tuesday, February 07, 2017

I.D., Please: St. Tropez, Bryan's Magic Tears, Amber Arcades, Surf Cassette, Acting Strange


We just noticed the last five or six songs we dropped into our Playmoss Currents widget lack bandname identification. (We actually tried to insert a bandname at Playmoss and got a big slap across the puss, which kind of hurt.) We obviously like them very much and feel if you do, too, it might be nice to know who the hootie they are.

St. Tropez - Democracy

We've been enjoying this Dutch band for a couple of years now. Here are two more you might like.

Facebook


Bryan's Magic Tears - The Hand Of Summer

We found this French band today at the ever reliable Still in Rock. SiR Thibault has interesting analysis and downloadables of this song and one other. Below is the other widgeted ditty we especially liked. Check out the band on Facebook, if you like.




Amber Arcades - It Changes

From The Netherlands - Facebook

Surf Cassette - Wasted

From Milan - Facebook

Acting Strange - Start It Over

From Glasgow - Facebook

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Dot Dash & The Airplanes - A Sabbath-Day Jaunt

Symbiosis, wot?

We were enjoying our now-daily jaunt over to I Don't Hear A Single and followed Mr. Valentine's (oh, yeah, only 10 more shopping days until) helpful link over to The Beautiful Music site. There we found 18 free and legals, our favorite of which was by longtime D. C. faveband Dot Dash. You can sample and download the song there, but we also wondered if it might be at one of their Bandcamp pages. It was, and is posted below. 

Then we noticed that a Bandcamper we follow had liked the song, too, so we went over to her Collection and scrolled down. It wasn't long before we discovered a terrific song we hadn't heard by longtime Fayetteville, Arkansas faveband The Airplanes. And sure enough, it was available for name-your-price download.

That concludes the textual portion of this post, unless we think of something else to say, which is highly unlikely.





Elephant Stone - See The Light




We loved The High Dials and got Elephant Stoned with alacrity.
From: Montreal
Ship of Fools
on

Desert Mountain Tribe - Enos In Space

Wish we could come up with postitles like that. :-)


From London via Koln
Either That Or The Moon

Feature - Schedules Align


Banishing Ritual
on 

TVAM - No Explanation



From Manchester

The New Pornographers - High Ticket Attractions


We love them 
From: Vancouver
Whiteout Conditions
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