Monday, January 23, 2017

Ross's Pure Powerpop

Kind of how we felt, too.

Let loose on a pleasant walk, we recently heard the first song below launch forth on our mobile and oh, how we did soar! On a whim - and what a whim it was! - we thought we'd check to see if it might be available for you online, and sure enough, it wasn't. Just kidding, it was, along with a bunch more excelentes from Juan Antonio ROSS of Murcia, Spain. Below are our favorites from two of his LPs at Bandcamp. Explore further there and at Facebook. Warning: prepare to hear some primo powerpop.






Volume 2







Thursday, January 19, 2017

Music of the Sphere: Golden Daze, La Sera, Kindling, Real Numbers, Split Single, Posies, Phil Seymour, Double Cheese, Holy Wave, Cool Ghouls, Dumb Punts, CFM, Pleasers, Kaviar Special, Chris Cohen, Frankie Teardrop, Ty Segall, Wyatt Blair, Thee Oh Sees

(Dates are for last year.)

We take a knee or two to humbly thank these bloggers for making the following available.

Golden Daze - Sleepin' In The Sun - Rollo & Grady

La Sera - Queens - The KEXP Blog
Kindling - Blinding Wave - The KEXP Blog
Real Numbers - Falling Out - The KEXP Blog
Split Single - Untry Love - The KEXP Blog

The Posies - Golden Blunders & My Big Mouth - Still in Rock
Phil Seymour - Let Her Dance - Still in Rock

The following are all in the fantastic Best of 2016 Post at the fantastic Still in Rock.

Golden Daze - Never Comin' Back - Still in Rock
Double Cheese - You Know Better - Still in Rock
Holy Wave - You Should Lie - Still in Rock
Cool Ghouls - (If I Can't Be) The Man - Still in Rock
Dumb Punts - Space Waster - Still in Rock
CFM - Brain of Clay - Still in Rock
Pleasers - Here Comes My Girlfriend - Still in Rock
Kaviar Special - Morning Light - Still in Rock
Chris Cohen - Yesterday's On My Mind - Still in Rock
Frankie Teardrop - Stay Dumb - Still in Rock
Ty Segall - Diversion - Still in Rock
Wyatt Blair - Monday Morning Mess - Still in Rock 
Thee Oh Sees - Gelatinous Cube - Still in Rock

There were plenty more we loved in Thibault's fantastic 90-song post, many of which we've already posted. A must see/hear.

pppurcha$e$ - Fourth Quarter 2015 & The Four Quarters of 2016

We kinda fell behind on this pppurcha$e$ series thang, so here's an attempt to catch up. We got motivated by a friend over at Facebook who said he, too, liked to shop at eMusic, so we're working out a way to let one another know what we've been purchasing, Some visitors here at Powerpopulist have previously expressed appreciation for this feature, so if you're still interested, we apologize for going more than a year without it. We trust you've coped. Click a few words hence to see our Bandcamp Collection, which appears in reverse chronological order, beginning with our most recent purchases.

4th Quarter - 2015
1st Quarter - 2016
2nd Quarter - 2016
3rd Quarter - 2016
4th Quarter - 2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dot Dash Send Us 5 / 5 / 5


We've been enjoying Washington, D. C. band Dot Dash for almost six years now and are delighted they are making available for free download an EP with one song from each of their five albums. Last time we sent them coded gratitude but this time we're just gonna come right out and say it: Khop Khun Mak Kha, ya'll!!!




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mozes and the Firstborn Birth Marianne


We've been enjoying Eindhoven (Netherlands) band Mozes and the Firstborn for several years now and were delighted to receive emailed word that their new EP, Marianne, dropped today. We've posted our favorite song first below, but the entire EP is in the widget and available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp. In fact, their entire discography at Bandcamp is offered for nypdl, so have it it.

To Bleach Girls: We Like YOU, Heck Yes!


If we can believe their lyrics - and why not? - Byron Bay band Bleach Girls have the largeness of soul to encompass contradiction. In "Like You" (downloadable below), they immediately proclaim:
I like your hair cut,
I like it long.
You look so pretty,
You look so wrong.
But that's not the only reason we're loving this duo. Evidence of that is provided below, at SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and triple j unearthed, which has another free downloadable.




Many thanks to Little Indie Blogs for the headsup to the following.




Watch 'em in action:





Monday, January 09, 2017

Jitterz Give Us One Good Song


Very, very good, actually, and we're hoping the Leicester duo will be putting out more real soon. We loved it at first listen back in the Fall and are glad to be able to download it for name-your-price.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Two Faves From TBTCI's Orange Comp: The Prefab Messiahs & Spationauts + Additional Goodstuff


Posted below are two poppsych favorites from The Blog That Celebrates Itself's most recent compilation. TBTCI offered the 15-song comp as a way of wishing us and all a fab 2017. We thank them sincerely and offer similar best wishes to them and you. (Full disclosure: all 15 songs are actually in each widget, so tee-hee.)



We've loved Wormtowners The Prefab Messiahs for quite some time and just now discovered their LP Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive, one of our very favorite LPs of 2015, is available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp. Cue the Hallelujah Chorus, maan.


Saskatchewan's Spationauts are new to us, so we delved a bit deeper and are posting a couple of faves of theirs we put in our shopping cart at Bandcamp.



Friday, December 30, 2016

The Classmates: Tasty Powergaragepop Bolognese


Boy/girl/whatev, are we glad we decided to post our favorite song by Bologna band The Classmates at a Facebook group we recently joined called Garage Rock Revival/Post-Punk Revival/Neo-Psychedelia! "Why, pp, WHY?" you may ask. Well, read on, or better yet, skip the verbiage and proceed to the widgets.

But here's why. We'd bought several by them last year and get to jumping every time they come up on our electrified players. Little did we know until posting at GRR/P-PR/Neo-P that four of their songs, including the aforereferenced fave, "Cheatin' soul," are available for name-your-price download at Bandcamp. The download link doesn't show up immediately in each widget, so we're providing the necessary links for nypdling. Click here to check out their entire Bandcamped discography.

So without further ado . . . The Classmates.








Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Faves from The Final Active Listener Sampler: Fogbound, Invaderband, Nuvem Leopardo, Emily Jones


First, the good news: we've just been graced with a new and customarily fab comp of psych and poppsych from The Active Listener. Now the bad: as any fool (and we proudly qualify) can tell by the sampler title, it's the last one from the marvelous Master Nathan Ford. We've been enriched by his superb comps for several years now and thank him most heartily. Below are our four most fave from this swansong of songs. You can download all 21 tunes for a mere $1 total. (Readers in Lesotho will of course pay in loti. Bandcamp should help you convert to your local currency.)


Those Fogbound freebies we posted previously are still freely available here.





Friday, December 09, 2016

Bearded by Cellar Door Moon Crow


One glance at the beards and we were like, "No way, Josefina." A couple of minutes later we noticed our glutei maximi had been rocked off and were rolling across the floor. And we felt good about it. We found Sheffield brahs Phil and Tommy Goodwin (not sure which is which in the pic) over at new-to-us blog 50ThirdAnd3rd, which we found via new-to-us Bandcamper and Podcaster Erin, a fellow sisterly devotee of The Orange Kyte. So here we go; just hold on to your seat (or something).



Oh, and here's the new song by The Orange Kyte that kind of got this new episode rolling, rolling, rolling.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tele Novella Says Caroline Says

Pic from vid.

We got on a little jag involving Austin band Tele Novella earlier this evening and are thankful to them for recommending Austin band Caroline Says. Maybe we aren't as into quieter, low-tempo tuneage as we used to be but we are very much enjoying what Caroline Says say and how they say it. Our favorites are widgeted below, but you might very well enjoy others on 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong as well. Check out even more at their SoundCloud page.







One final note about Tele Novella: their song "Heavy Balloon," which we posted back in September, is shaping up to be one of our very favorite tunes of the year 2016, and we absolutely adore the video. We also recommend your checking out their debut LP, House of Souls, which dropped September 23 via Yellow Year Records. BTW, "Heavy Balloon" is still available for free download at the aforementioned previous post.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cool Things from Asylums and BAIT

Southend-on-Seaband Asylums are dropping the Alternative Occupations EP 2dec16 on their very own Cool Thing Records label. Below are two of our favorites. Hear more here.



Monday, November 14, 2016

The Toms - Think About Me

Free download & excellent review at 
From: Las Vegas

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