Friday, June 05, 2015

the fauves

how about a bit of obscuremo to ease you into the weekend. i won't write a whole bunch of junk because there is some info here from someone who knows what they are talking about. i picked up a split 7" they did with herr k quite some time ago, and never tracked down anything else by them. turns out they did a 6 song album (downloadable at the previous link). scanning over the rest of the album, there's nothing on it as good as the song coming up, or the song on the split 7", but hey, maybe you want to check it out.





Friday, May 15, 2015

the interstate ten

here's a band that had slipped my mind, until my good friend j.b. pointed out one of their songs was on youtube. a cursory scan through my mp3mo collection indicated i had both albums in the easily uploadable format. what joy! i've owned "Silverlakecreekbelowforestprimevil" for some time. it's an under-rated slice of emo on wrenched records. would hazard a guess that whoever ran that label still has 100 copies under their bed. it's not the most consistent of records but there are some prime obscuremo cuts on there that you need to have heard. i also appear to have a self titled album, which discogs indicates is a year older. i flicked through a couple of songs and they were not something i recalled, and not particularly great either.

this, "black die no. 5", however, is superb. totally, utterly, superb. the kind of band you wish would suddenly pop up again but probably never will. drifty, dreamy, waltzy, melancholy, thoughtful, delightful, yet with that little bit of heft and drive that stops it from being inconsequential fluff. pretty much my ideal music.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014

the player piano

don't know much about these guys but i do know they should have sung all the time. they didn't. so much twinkle.



and there's a live version

Friday, September 12, 2014

duster

break up your band unless you sound like this

Sunday, September 07, 2014

the 8 bit revival

this is the lead track from a 4 track EP called "up and atom", my favourite song on there. it's bouncy braid / promise ring worship from 2003 or so, back when no-one was going near this style of music. here is my review from the time. the band made a few records post this, but never quite hit the heights that they do here for my money. lovely stuff.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

the dying californian

why is there no dying californian on youtube? let's fix that. ex nuzzle. sad cowboys.