Displaying the best in noise pop, garage pop, shoegaze, psych and any fuzzed out pop that pleases the ear.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cheap Time - Cheap Time

TOTALLY worth getting. Cheap Time demonstrate their addictive sound which finds a nice balance between catchy pop and energetic noisy punk, all heard under a layer of fuzz.
Ps. Kudos to you if you can resist playing 'People Talk" on repeat.
In The Red, 2008
1. Too Late
2. Glitter & Gold
3. Zig-Zag
4. People Talk
5. Push Your Luck
6. Living in the Past
7. Tight Fit
8. Permanent damage
9. The Ballad of Max Frost
10. Falling Down
11. Over Again
12. Ginger Snap
13. Back to School
14. Trip to the Zoo

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ty Segall - Horn the Unicorn

Some more Ty! This ones a rip from the limited run of the cassette only release on Wizard Mountain which has since sold out. This guy is destined to become big - huge sound, catchy and energetic. I swear, this man can do no wrong.
Wizard mountain, 2008
1. Shoot Me in the Head
2. Can't talk to You
3. Apples
4. The Drag
5. The Jam
6. Where We Go
7. So Alone
8. You're Not Me
9. Bike

Can - Ege Bamyasi

An oldie but a goodie [emphasis on goodie]. Can are a huge name in the krautrock scene. This is a really unusual and experimental record, a pretty unique sound.
United Artists, 1972
1. Pinch
2. Sing Swan Song
3. One More Night
4. Vitamin C
5. Soup
6. I'm So Green
7. Spoon

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nice Face - Can I Fuck It?

Aaaah! Must-have! Essential! Download Now!
If the Ty Segall Lp was up your alley, then Nice Face will do much the same for you. Lo-fi goodness with pop elements and surges of intense guitar. Limited edition of 100 on cassette, sold out unfortunatly...but do check it out!
Jerkwave tapes, 2008
1. Beater
2. Just a Shadow
3. Time Spy
4. Rotting Around
5. Surprise Sex
6. vVv (Vacant Vortex Vagina)
7. Selectron
8. Nunfight
9. Hawkfin
10. Thin Skin
11. Shitstorm Trooper
12. Way It's Gotta Be

Meth Teeth - Bus Rides 7"

4 x noisy, lo-fi, fuzzy rock tracks. There are even hints of folk in a couple of songs. It's a good EP, kinda similar to the Jacuzzi boys 7"s I posted earlier. Sweet!
Sweet Rot Records, 2008
1. Bus Rides
2. Unemployment Forever
3. To My Good Friend
4. Boring Artifacts

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jacuzzi Boys - Ghost ghost 7" + Island Ave 7"

So far the Jacuzzi Boys have released a few 7"s with another on the way later this month. Fingers crossed there's a full length in the works because I hope to hear a lot more from these guys. I was instantly reminded of the gritty sound of The Ponys upon hearing these records. The Jacuzzi Boys play a fine mix of fuzzed out garage pop which is evident on both 7"s.

Floridas Dying, 2007
1. Ghost Ghost
2. Age of the Giant Jellyfish
3. Komi Caricoles

Hozac, 2008
1. Island Avenue
2. Dream Lion
3. You Should Know

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Various - 3,2,1.....Action! 7"

One of my most prized records, and I was pretty lucky to pick this up for next to nothing considering it contains a track by pre-Shins band Flake Music. No idea how many copies were pressed - there's barely any info about it on the net apart from a mention on The Shin's wiki page. It also seems that the website for record label Pocket Protector Records ceases to exist, so it's all really quite mysterious. Anyway, it's a totally awesome compilation of noisy pop featuring a few good bands which apparently didn't last since this release.

P.s. The track 'Red' by Flake music is exclusive to this compilation, so you won't find it anywhere else!
[Ripped from vinyl]

Pocket Protector Records, 1997[?]
1. Flake Music - Red
2. Anchorman - Bullet Proof Everything
3. Luxo Champ - Block Mover
4. The Honeys - Calling H.G. Wells
5. The Rondelles - Distraction

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Suncharms - Suncharms EP

I picked this up on a whim, never having heard of the band, but wow - they are so good! Seriously. Bursts of loud, swirling guitars amoungst mellow dreamy pop. Couldn't find this anywhere on the net so I've ripped it from vinyl. Enjoy!
Wilde Club, 1991
1. Sparkle
2. Reflections
3. Time Will Tell
4. One I See

Flake Music - When You Land Here It's Time To Return

Before The Shins, there was Flake Music. Their sound was a lot less neat and polished. Still pop, but with more noise and strenuous sounding vocals from James Mercer.
Omnibus, 1997
1. Spanway Hits
2. Blast Valve
3. Roziere
4. Structo
5. [Untitled]
6. Deluca
7. Mieke
8. [Untitled]
9. The Shins
10. [Untitled]
11. Vantage

Ty Segall - S/T

Ty Segall is awesome, and pretty f-ing impressive for a one man band. He's got afew more 7" and tapes which I'll rip and put up another time, but do get into his debut LP. Fuzzed out, toe tapping garage pop.
Castle Face, 2008
1. Go Homes
2. pretty Baby (You're So Ugly)
3. The Drag
4. Watching you
5. Oh Mary
6. Untitled
7. Don't Do It
8. you're Not Me
9. Dating
10. You Should Never Have Opened that Door
11. So Alone
12. An Ill Jest

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thought Creature - Teleport Palace

Something to check out if you're keen on the sound of surf psychedelia. The debut album from New Zealand three piece Thought Creature.

Involve, 2008
1. Words Can't Save You
2. Kamakaze TV
3. Shake About
4. Plastic Fantastic
5. Went To A Party
6. One Day I Turned Into A Spider
7. Your Telepathy
8. Swamp Babe
9. Winter Is Over...
10. Favourite New Machine
11. Ice Scream Ice Queen
12. Picnic With The Bears