Monday, November 24, 2014
Flowers, Wires, Soda, Matthew Melton, Pleasers: Some Past, Present, and Future Incarnations of . . . Matthew Melton
Not sure if you noticed Matthew Melton's excellent new solosong, "Painted Sign," over there in our Songdrop Currents mix, but if you're into any of the Tennessee-to San Fran-to Austin pleaser's other bands - Snake Flower 2, Bare Wires, Warm Soda, or the forthcoming Pleasers - you might wanta check it out. (Click on all those green artist names for further exploration.) A little research at the Southpaw Records SoundCloud page turned up a handful of freebies we're posting below. We might not be evincing sufficient emotion here, but we've been absolutely loving this guy's music for several years now. Oh, one other thing: we put another Snake Flower 2 song in our Currents mix even though it came out around five years ago. If offended, please shoot us (email, comment, finger, whatever).
Free download at Southpaw Soundcloud page (Scroll down.)
Free download here.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Music of the Sphere: Cousin Dud, Colleen Green, Flesh Lights, Big Cosmos, Teenage Fanclub, Rat Columns, NO/NO, Son of Rams, Lace Curtains, King Tuff
Big neck, too.
Cousin Dud - Illinois - Indie Rock Cafe
Colleen Green - Pay Attention - Austin Town Hall
Flesh Lights - Middle Age & Just About Due - Side One Track One
Big Cosmos - Fade Into You - Newtown Radio
Teenage Fanclub - Radio - Polaroid
Rat Columns - Walking Back - Polaroid
NO/NO - Crooked Faith - Rollo & Grady
Son of Rams - One Psycho Seven Slider - Rollo & Grady
Lace Curtains - Pink And Gold & Saint Vitus - Rollo & Grady
King Tuff - Demon From Hell - Rollo & Grady
Monday, November 17, 2014
From The Active Listener's Tribute to Love's Forever Changes: Red Plastic Buddha, Smoking Trees, Doug Tuttle, Flower Drums, Chemistry Set, 39th & The Nortons
The Active Listener has just posted an excellent 17-number compilation tribute to Forever Changes, the heralded album by Sixties flower power heroes Love. Below are our favorites from a most redolent bouquet. Forever Changing is available as a free download for a limited time, so take a whiff and act accordingly.
Traditional eyerester (wink)
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Tip o' the headgear to Rollo & Grady for the nogginlifting on this one. We've enjoyed this Auckland band for quite awhile now, not least due to previous alertings by the aforementioned R&G. So thanks, R. You, too, G. BTW, most of those previous R&G alertings are still downloadable. Check out more by and about Ghost Wave here, here, here, and here.