Ahh, taking a nice vacation means my lazy ass puts off updating the
website. But eventually you get around to it.
There are a couple of photo journal entries, one from a Coconut
Coolouts show and another that is the first chunk
of vacation photos from Hawaii. Plenty more of those to come, by
Also shot a roll of Lomo fisheye photos while in Hawaii, so hopefully
there will be something interesting to post from
those next time around.
Epsilons - Dressed
Up. This album is kinda hit and miss, but the hits
outnumber and they are really super rad.
I guess these guys are from Orange County? You'd never guess
Bonus: Just Wanna Love You Girl.
Queens of the Stone Age - Little
Sister. It's only fitting that since QOTSA just
released a new record, I should
post my two favorite songs from their previous record. Way to
keep shit current, right?
Rogue Wave - 10:1.
True story: the band once dedicated this song to me at a show.
Mostly because everytime
I saw them I'd beg them to play it. See, sometimes it pays to be
an annoying pest.
Bonus: Publish My Love.
The Dipers - Ponch's
Boyfriend. I guess this band has some members of the
A-Frames and Intelligence in it...
not nearly as good as either of those bands, but this is a pretty great
The Mountain Goats - If
You See The Light. Overall I was pretty underwhelmed
by the album this is from (Get
Lonely), but this song really cooks.
The Rattlers - I
Won't Be Your Victim. The lead singer of this group is
probably best known for being Joey
Ramone's brother, and there is definitely a Ramones-ish vibe to their
only album, though a shade poppier.
U.S. Christmas - New
War. Friend rock, but really good friend rock.
If Neil Young played metal it might come
out like this. They're apparently putting out a record on Neurot
in the fall, that shit is big time yo.
Wheat - Death
Car. I had a dub of Wheat's first record on cassette
and pretty much wore it out. What a great
record, and one that has aged quite well. These are a couple of
my favorite tracks from it.
Bonus: Karmic Episodes.
Thousand and Seven***
This picture is indicative of what I ain't been doing much of...having
my photo taken by a panda bear. I'm
hoping I'll get my act together in the near future, but being lazy is
awfully fun. Until then, download some
music, and I put up a couple of new photo journals.
Songs fer Grabbin'. You
downloading, they hating...
Kano - P's
& Q's. Kano is more miss than hit but this song
bangs something fierce.
The Lemonheads - Become
The Enemy. I never would have thought a new Lemonheads
record would be
this good, but the proof is in the pudding.
Bonus: Rule Of Three.
The Most Serene Republic - (Oh)
God. Goddamn, it's one good Canadian band right after
the other these
days. I suspect there must have been some sort of governmental
intervention, or possibly they are all aliens.
The Stampeders - Sweet
City Woman. More of those goddamn Canadians, only this
one comes from the
always-popular decade known as "the seventies". You'll be hard
pressed to find a finer example of banjo-rock
than this track.
The Weakerthans - Over
Retired Explorer. Oh look, another Canadian
band. Well at least these guys are
from one of those weird middle-of-nowhere towns, a nice change from the
hold on the music biz.
Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Thunder
Road. A non-Canadian cover of the Bruce Springsteen
Oldham and Tortoise paired for a whole album of covers, and this track
is far and away the bet of the bunch.
Zumpano - Broca's
Way. It's only fitting that the final band would
be Canadian, isn't it? Before the New Porn-
ographers Carl Newman fronted this gang of popsters...honestly, the two
groups pretty much sound the same but
for whatever reason Zumpano never caught on.
Bonus: Let's Fight.