Friday, July 30, 2010

Leon Russell.....Legend

Forest Swords

This band from the wirral in the UK are the dogs bollox. All their tunes have the same lo fi dubbed out vibe with a touch of ennio thrown in for good measure - propa epic. Their videos are skill as well.

Forest Swords - Visits from OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Saber:Mad Society

Just picked up the new book by one of my fave graf artists SABER. Lots of great AWR/MSK pics, tons of Saber's wildstyle along with shit by REVOK, GKAE etc.....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dead Hero

Neck just found out about this track...long time fave, and one of the best and most underrated of the No Future catalogue.


Me and Logan were rocking some Krautrock this morning - one track lasted the whole journey to work...sick. Also just started this book which looks killer. Just started digging in to this doc too. It's tough to wade through the 'people chucking shit down stairs' and the jams....but I'm up for the challenge.

In the spirit of 69

You Don't Love Me

Much cained and sampled tune (recently by Kano, Ghostface Killa, Damien Marley etc...) that is widely associated with Dawn Penn (released on studio one 1967) - Most peoples not too familiar with the original released 6 yrs prior by the one like Willie Cobb. Recently doing the rounds on reissue.

Also worth checkin out the versions by Jnr Wells & John Mayall.

Friday, July 23, 2010

California All the Way

Since Galaxy 500 got a mention... figured I'd add some Luna. Good summertime tunes.

On the same album, Tiger Lilly...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Galaxie 500

Huel has got me onto these indie shoegazers. Kinda dreary, but I'm feeling it. Here's a clip of them on Rapido which was a really annoying show we used to watch as a kid.....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Sometimes a record reorganize is the best thing to freshen the collection. Making a new section of missus friendly records. Lots of good shit. This didn't make it (too hardcore), but playing it last night reminded me of how much I love the first Gang Green album...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seen the Light

Stumbled back over the album "Sleep" by the Fall-Outs a few weeks ago and this track, "Seen the Light," has been on heavy iPod rotation on the walk to work. Given the theme, it's a pretty fitting soundtrack to Manhattan. Like TP's post below this one also has a great chorus, also built on a grammatical no-no ( you can't rhyme a word with the same word...right?). Screw that, totally dig the attitude and energy.

..Now I've seen the light, I know what's important in life
it's not what's inside, it's the kind of car you drive
how you look by someone's side, how your wallet's filled inside
it's never what's inside, oh yeah!...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sorry Ain't Enough No More

Double negative aside, I like the chorus...

The thrown beach chairs are a funny touch. Found via Dangerous Minds

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'll Be Loving You

Yeah, I just posted a couple clips from The King Khan & BBQ Show a few days ago... but I've been listening to this song of theirs a lot this week:

Fucked up start Uk tour in Cardiff last night......

Fucked up love the Uk and we love them right back....


A plug for my friend's SF band. New album out this month.

Thousand Yard Stare from El General on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pierced Arrows

new video. sick.

Sleigh Bells In Summer?

I always look forward to my "summer soundtrack", but normally I don't realize I've found it until years later when I say "man I listed to that song a lot in the summer of [insert year here]."

Having said that, I think a top contender is the new album from Sleigh Bells, "Treats", released on M.I.A.'s NEET recordings. It's amazing in a very unconventional way. Here is the recipe:

1 Part Poison in the Well Member
1 Part Former Teen Pop Sensation Alexis Krauss (RubyBlue)
Add several electronic instruments and samples to taste
Mix influences from The Prodigy, MIA, Le Tigre and L'Trim, Marching band beats ala Drumline
A pinch of Black Sabbath

Sounds like shit, right? At least that is what I though. But it's blowing me away. Super catchy, super upbeat and just enough of that bratty little girl attitude from Singer Krauss to make it count.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slow Down....

Experiencia from Portugal. Circa '72. This shit is heavvvvvy.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I love the Japanese band Framtid.... this isn't them...but a Swedish band with a song called Framtid. This band sound a little like Smalltown (who we love) as well as some of the older classic Swede bands like Ebba Gron.

Bare Wires

I know I posted about this lot before but they have a new LP out. So figured I'd post up their new vid...I dig this lot...

Kupferburg RIP

With him and Pekar, we lost some genuine oddballs this week.

NY Times Obit.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Traffic Sound

Traffic Sound were a Peruvian psych band formed in 1967. Shit is real....



A lot of 'garage rock' kinda leaves me cold...same shit over and over. Heard this band from Sweden and I'm diggin.... on P Trash.

Maiden New Jersey

My buddy Jeff and I went to see Maiden last night. In Jersey. Outdoor...on the lawn...fucking sick. Check out robotic Eddie rock his own guitar!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

RIP Sugar Minott

Sad news another reggae legend lost. Sugar Minott passed yesterday aged only 54. Big fan of his studio one days and seeing him perform on totp was one of my first introductions to reggae. True great.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Esplendor Geometrico

Esplendor Geométrico is a Spanish industrial band. The band was formed in the early 1980s by Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre, who had all been members of El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados. They took the name "Geometric Splendor" from Geometric and Mechanical Splendor and the Numerical Sensibility (Italian: Lo splendore geometrico e meccanico e la sensibilità numerica), a text of the Italian futurist, F.T. Marinetti.
In 1981 the band released their first single, "Necrosis en la Poya", in the Tic Tac label, followed by their debut LP, Héroe del Trabajo / El Acero del Partido in 1982. In 1985 the band formed their own label, Esplendor Geométrico Discos, and released their second LP, Comisario de la Luz / Blanco de Fuerza. Their style of harsh industrial rhythms was developed on two further albums – 1987's Kosmos Kino and 1988's Mekano Turbo. After the 1989 live album Live in Utrecht, future releases would appear on the Geometrik label.

One of their tracks appeared on the recent 'Minimal Wave Tapes' compilation which is well worth checking out...

Minimal Wave

Been feeling the French wave recently... this band Deux did this epic 7" in '83..

Folk is not a four letter word

Friday, July 9, 2010

Woven Bones

Not 100% sure on this lot... wheres the hooks? I dig the 'sound' though...know what I mean?


Hawkwind are one of my favorite bands.... Litmus mine the spaced out heavy vibe of early Hawkwind without the sax and Michael Morcock. Digging.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pink Fairies

Ex Deviants and Pretty Things link up together to throw down some ill psych rock n roll... they promoted 'free music, drugs and anarchy', nothing wrong with that! They released 3 wonderful LP's in the early 70's (their later stuff doesn't hold up).... Whats funny is that one of the members (Paul Rudolph) replaced Lemmy in Motorhead, then Lemmy started Motorhead with Larry Wallis of the Pink Fairies. The OG of City Kids is stellar..

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


More animated nuttiness from BLU & Co.

BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Mind Spiders

We saw these guys--Mark and Mike from Marked Men's new band--at Chaos. Picked up the 7" and finally got around to a proper listen a week or so ago. This track, "Worlds Destroyed," has been on heavy rotation. Enjoy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Titus Andronicus vs. Desaparecidos

Listened to that Titus Andronicus record The Monitor the other day. It's okay. Wouldn't buy it. But it reminded me a lot of that Oberst kid's one-record indie-rock band, Desaparecidos. That album was pretty good. He should shout more.

Your Future Our Clutter

The Fall have released their 28th LP and it's as good as any they have done before and better than any of the brooklyn hipster twerps who are aping their sound. It's current, vital and scary as all Fall records should be. Mark E Smith is a genius.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Big Youth

The Ettes


the original line-up of Sleep are going to playing the entirety of Dopesmoker this summer. Unit's Rev Bizarre post made me wanna post some Sleep.....

King Khan & The BBQ Show

Not really a fan of the clownish narcissism conveyed in their videos, but I do like their sound... maybe better than The Shrines.

Reverend Bizarre

Digital Mystiks

Mala is one of the most forwardthinking producers in electronic music. he single handedly steered Dubstep at it's inception. The new 3x12" on DMZ is gonna be special...

Read full review of Return II Space - digital mystikz on ©


Though I myself am preferable to the big beat side of dubstep, I did enjoy this track by Guido. But we have definitely fallen on hard times in the dubstep world when I am posting "come down" tracks....

Guido 'Woke Up Early' by Punch Drunk Records