Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Best Records 2011

Best Reissues:
Reatards - Teenage Hate

Throbbing Gristle - Second Annual Report/The Third and Final Report/20 Jazz funk
Greats/Heathen Earth

Jeff & Jane Hudson - Flesh

Best 7in:
Lantern - I Don't Know/Out Of Our Heads

Dirty Beaches - Lone Runner

Great music video as well...

Ty Seagall - Spiders

Best compilation:
CastleFace Records - Group Flex

This thing is so damn fun and has great tunes!

Best Live album:

Best Albums:
1.Royal Headache -Royal Headache

This album is absolutely fucking stunning. Take 60's soul singing add a dash of 80's college rock and mix it all up with a heavy dose of garage punk and DAMN you are the best band of the year and no ones heard you! Get this album pressed in the states guys! You deserve a wider audience.

2.Peaking Lights - 936

Equal parts late night vampire voodoo roller rink disco and dreamy sunshiny pop bliss.

3.Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Each release keeps getting better and weirder. Love these guys. You've come along way from Pink and Brown Mr. Dwyer.

4.Blues Control and Laraji - FRKY's Vol. 8

Excuse me while I drift on milky white stars into infinity.

5. Dirty Beaches - Badlands

Mother fucker made 50's croon and rockabilly, sexy, scary and cool again. Paging David Lynch, here's the music to any movie you ever make again.

6.The Men - Leave Home

These Brooklyn boys got some serious chops. This album and in particular this song blew my fucking mind. Neu meets hardcore? Sign me the fuck up.

7.Soft Moon - Total Decay

Going a little industrial but still keeping the post-punk skronk on top. Love this guys whole mindset towards music.

8.Ty Segall - Singles 2007-2010

I'm putting this here because I really hate Goodbye Bread. Don't get me wrong some of the songs on that album are good, especially live. I think the production tears the whole fucking thing down. Blander than a beige living room on christmas ya''ll. Thank god he's not sticking to that formula as indicated by that Spiders single. Phew!

9.Sun Araw - Ancient Romans

Ahh yeah! Lets travel back in time in our fucking minds. Heady synth blobs and globs all over this gem.

10.Human Eye - They Came From The Sky

What if aliens decided garage punk was cool? Timmy Vulgar knows.

Song of the Year:
John Maus - Believer
This was the JAM over the summer. Seeing him live ?(was at that show) Totally fucking nuts. The man is pure energy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lantern/Dirty Beaches - Live At Glasslands

Cop this free download from my buddies Lantern ASAP sucka! Its fucking FREEEEEEE. This is some serious skronk'n, blown out tape, proto-metal, proto-punk, dirge-y, free-form freak rock-n-roll that takes your brain into"Holy Shit" frame of mind. You like that High Rise Live album? You're gonna love this then, thanks to Zachary's dominating use of dive bomb, fuzz wah, attack. Its like he's using electrified razor wire instead of guitar strings! Alex from Dirty Beaches just freaks the fuck out like a raving Damo Suzuki fucking TomWaits in a rockabilly brawl on the microphone. If you liked Lantern's American Razorwire EP, you'll dig this for sure!