Monday, November 30, 2009
Glo-Fi. I don't know why I have such a soft spot in my heart for scuzzy, lo-fi, bedroom electro-psychedelia. This is music that is completely disposable with no discernable hooks made to be listened to through crummy headphones. Perfect music for loners. "Please don't try to talk to me I have my headphones on." I like Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, Delorean, Memory Tapes, Washed Out, Small Black, VEGA, Christmas Island. Just Google "Glo-Fi" and see what pops up. Probably some sort of hallucinogen involved, but they've taken the acid out of the black-light-midnight-rave, and put it on a sunny beach. Ah, the beach.
Neon-Surf. Many have worshiped at the alter of Brian Wilson, but few have lived to tell the tale. If you want to ignite a music-geek firestorm just casually drop "Elephant 6" into any conversation and watch them drop their Wii controller into the bowl of coconut M&Ms. The leaders of the pack here is Girls. Their album "Album" gives you a good idea of the sound. Also see Surfer Blood, Real Estate, Pearl Harbour, The Drums, The Best Coast. Which brings us to the best coast--the left coast.
Smell Bands. A small performance space in L.A. has produced a crop of sativa-soaked pounders who owe as much to Animal Collective as they do to Ornette Coleman. Listen to Wavves, No Age, Abe Vigoda, Women, Japandroids, HEALTH for a refreshing slap in the face.
The Rest. Making musical predictions makes the psychic business look legitimate or something like that. Frank Zappa made the original pithy comment, I'm sure. I like Kurt Vile, The xx, Fool's Gold, Free Energy, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Yeasayer, Harlem Shakes and a few other bands I can't think of right now. They go by so fast--thank God. Bob Girth 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Music by The King Kahn & BBQ Show, Thee American Revolution, Globes On Remote, Fanfarlo, The Lovely Feathers, Beach House, Wolf People, Wild Beasts, The Bravery, Oh No Ono and several other outstanding new artists. Click on a name to find out more.
Tasty...and surprisingly low in cholesterol.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tunes by Surfer Blood, Sleep Whale, Tune-Yards, Gravity Wave, Loch Lomond, Ola Podrida, Cold Cave, K-OS, Themselves, WHY?, Yeasayer and many more fine artists. Click on a name and follow the link to learn more.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Shine on Harvest Moon as we groove to the sounds of The Soft Pack, Brimstone Howl, Spring Tigers, Surfer Blood, Digital Leather, The Orange Peels, Pugwash, Pants Yell!, Oh No Ono, Do Make Say Think, Espers, The Dutchess & The Duke, Old Canes, Au and several other artists perfect for the occasion.
This little bird has not flown