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Jul 30
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gilded-splinters:

The Green Ray (1996)
I dug this out a few weeks ago, and it’s been on heavy summer rotation ever since. Put out as a joint release by England’s Soft Cloud and Byron Coley’s Father Yod labels, this four-song EP featured two vets of acid-drenched early-’70s psych outfit Help Yourself, plus a couple other free-ranging pups they roped in. The results are totally great, stretched-out guitar rock in the vein of Happy Trails-era Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Fleetwood Mac.
Phil McMullen writes in the liner notes:

I’m not claiming this is an important album. It probably won’t change your life or cause impromptu riots to break out in the streets. It’s a sincere piece of work though, and speaking as one who’s waited twenty-odd years to hear Richard Treece’s guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo it’s something to be valued and treasured, a rare nugget of gold from a seam that many wrote off as worked out a generation ago.

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gilded-splinters:

The Green Ray (1996)

I dug this out a few weeks ago, and it’s been on heavy summer rotation ever since. Put out as a joint release by England’s Soft Cloud and Byron Coley’s Father Yod labels, this four-song EP featured two vets of acid-drenched early-’70s psych outfit Help Yourself, plus a couple other free-ranging pups they roped in. The results are totally great, stretched-out guitar rock in the vein of Happy Trails-era Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Fleetwood Mac.

Phil McMullen writes in the liner notes:

I’m not claiming this is an important album. It probably won’t change your life or cause impromptu riots to break out in the streets. It’s a sincere piece of work though, and speaking as one who’s waited twenty-odd years to hear Richard Treece’s guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo it’s something to be valued and treasured, a rare nugget of gold from a seam that many wrote off as worked out a generation ago.

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Jul 29
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(Source: cinefamily, via sirseanie)

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gilded-splinters:

Tortoise - Live at City Slang Festival, Cologne Germany, August 15, 1996 
A+ quality recording of the mighty Tortoise during their early peak Millions Now Living Will Never Die era. Almost 20 years later, I still can’t fully wrap my head around a group of dudes that combined Klaus Dinger, Richard D. James, and King Tubby this well. All the primo cuts from the first few releases made it into the set, which is big fun. At a time when the Bulls were setting an NBA record for most regular season wins, it’s hard to tell which Chicago group had a better year. Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman did lose ten games … just sayin’. 

gilded-splinters:

Tortoise - Live at City Slang Festival, Cologne Germany, August 15, 1996 

A+ quality recording of the mighty Tortoise during their early peak Millions Now Living Will Never Die era. Almost 20 years later, I still can’t fully wrap my head around a group of dudes that combined Klaus Dinger, Richard D. James, and King Tubby this well. All the primo cuts from the first few releases made it into the set, which is big fun. At a time when the Bulls were setting an NBA record for most regular season wins, it’s hard to tell which Chicago group had a better year. Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman did lose ten games … just sayin’. 

Jul 24
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gilded-splinters:

I Get Mynze – Big Whup 7″ EP

Now we’re talkin’! Catchy, dumb as a boulder, party punk tunes from Kalamazoo’s I Get Mynze just out on Pelican Pow Wow. The internet’s great and all, but it’s difficult not to romanticize an era when you’d only hear this late night on WMBR, or in your weird friend’s living room.

PPW says:

Sounds like someone recorded this band in 1983 on a VHS tape, stuck the tape in the basement, flooded the basement, then made a record out of the recordings. Songs so catchy, it doesn’t fuckin matter.

Jul 16
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"Their slutty sex-having doesn’t trump my religious faith - or my general discomfort with female sexuality!"
THIS MODERN WORLD (2014) Tom Tomorrow, Artist
We interrupt our stream of fuckin’ record reviews and related ephemera to bring you some political commentary from Tom Tomorrow, because we are disturbed by the USA’s continued lurch to the right and wanted to let you know it. So while you’re waiting for our next post, enjoy some Tom and maybe do these things:
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Yea, that’s who we roll with when we aren’t fuckin’ record reviewin’. Hope you’re rolling with us.

fuckinrecordreviews:

"Their slutty sex-having doesn’t trump my religious faith - or my general discomfort with female sexuality!"

THIS MODERN WORLD (2014) Tom Tomorrow, Artist

We interrupt our stream of fuckin’ record reviews and related ephemera to bring you some political commentary from Tom Tomorrow, because we are disturbed by the USA’s continued lurch to the right and wanted to let you know it. So while you’re waiting for our next post, enjoy some Tom and maybe do these things:

  • Join EMILY’S LIST"…committed to driving progressive change throughout our country by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office."        

Yea, that’s who we roll with when we aren’t fuckin’ record reviewin’. Hope you’re rolling with us.

Jul 01
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fuckinrecordreviews:

These urbankill mixes are unbeatable.
urbankill:

2014 MIX #6 & #7
Pictured: BnP performing in Christchurch. Do yourself a favor and download every one of their albums.
Tracklisting:
   1. Plasma Expander - Orta Vez (Zeno Remix by Mattia Coletti)   2. Cold Circuits - New Annex              3. Year of Birds - Lets Buy Abridge              4. Mornings - El Raval Loop                  5. Yakks - Centimetres From Your Face             6. Power Masters - Idle Mind               7. Zulus - Mediacate                              8. Thrill Collins - Minister Smith                9. Dregs - Tactics                                    10. Norymberga - Szympans                               11. Beauty Pageant - Lashes                              12. Sweater - Jaywalker                             13. Darlingchemicalia - FHS                             14. Sex Noises - Visions Of Darkness                15. Expert Alterations - Three Signs                    16. Men Oh Pause - Concrete Woman                        17. Wimps - Distraction                                     18. Communions - You Go On                                  19. Cold Beat - Falling Skyline                      20. Taulard -                                     21. City Yelps - Vetinary Centre                      22. SUN BATHER - Waiting                                  23. Stickers - Outlet                                       24. Carsick Cars - Reaching The Light                       25. Honey Radar - Scorpions Bought Me Breakfast             26. BnP - The Devils (1971)                                27. Life Stinks - Potraits                                 
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(Mix # 1 | Mix #2 | Mix #3 | Mix #4 & #5 | Mix #6 & #7)

fuckinrecordreviews:

These urbankill mixes are unbeatable.

urbankill:

2014 MIX #6 & #7

Pictured: BnP performing in Christchurch. Do yourself a favor and download every one of their albums.

Tracklisting:


   1. Plasma Expander - Orta Vez (Zeno Remix by Mattia Coletti)
   2. Cold Circuits - New Annex          
   3. Year of Birds - Lets Buy Abridge          
   4. Mornings - El Raval Loop              
   5. Yakks - Centimetres From Your Face         
   6. Power Masters - Idle Mind           
   7. Zulus - Mediacate                          
   8. Thrill Collins - Minister Smith            
   9. Dregs - Tactics                                 
  10. Norymberga - Szympans                            
  11. Beauty Pageant - Lashes                           
  12. Sweater - Jaywalker                          
  13. Darlingchemicalia - FHS                          
  14. Sex Noises - Visions Of Darkness             
  15. Expert Alterations - Three Signs                 
  16. Men Oh Pause - Concrete Woman                     
  17. Wimps - Distraction                                  
  18. Communions - You Go On                               
  19. Cold Beat - Falling Skyline                   
  20. Taulard -                                  
  21. City Yelps - Vetinary Centre                   
  22. SUN BATHER - Waiting                               
  23. Stickers - Outlet                                    
  24. Carsick Cars - Reaching The Light                    
  25. Honey Radar - Scorpions Bought Me Breakfast          
  26. BnP - The Devils (1971)                             
  27. Life Stinks - Potraits                                

Stream on 8tracks
Download via Mediafire

(Mix # 1 | Mix #2 | Mix #3 | Mix #4 & #5 | Mix #6 & #7)

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Jun 25
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k-a-t-i-e-:

 ”Sunbathing on the common.”
 Vergennes, Vermont, August 1940
Louise Rosskam

k-a-t-i-e-:

 ”Sunbathing on the common.”

 Vergennes, Vermont, August 1940

Louise Rosskam