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

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nothing People - In The City 7"

Both songs on the 7" feature heavily strummed, bendy sounding guitars carried by a strong, steady drumbeat. A nice wee 7" by a band worth getting into.
S-S Records, 2007
1. In The City
2. Really Good Time

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Girls Of The Gravitron - Malthusian Love Song 7''

Harsh pop tunes with muffled vocals lingering beneath the surface. Keep an eye on these guys.
Boom Chick Records ,2008
1. Malthusian Love Song
2. When I'm Dead
3. Violent Appetites

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Electric Bunnies - Eskimo 7"

Nothing hugely mind blowing, but it's catchy, fun and layered with lo-fi fuzz, which is always nice.
Floridas Dying, 2007
1. Eskimo
2. Eat Worms
3. Counting Sheep

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Superstitions - Superstitions

As the album kicks off, it begins to sounds like it could double as the soundtrack to The Beverly Hillbillies. But it's quickly balanced with a good dose of lo-fi garage tones. A mix of country, garage pop and blues rock. Limited to 100 cassettes, there may still be a handful left.
Telephone Explosion records, 2008
1. Intro
2. 18 Hours To Go
3. Saturday Night
4. I'm Cookin' Dinner
5. UFO Lovin'
6. Chainsaw Hands
7. Shakin'
8. I Got a Car

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ty Segall - Skin 7"

Another dose of messy pop. There may still be some more of these left, check out Goodbye Boozy's myspace.
Goodbye Boozy, 2008
1. Skin
2. Booksmarts
3. Ms. White
4. ...And Then Judy Walked In

Friday, December 5, 2008

Vivian Girls - S/T

If you haven't heard Vivian Girls, then you should, ASAP. There's been a lot of comparison to Black Tambourine (they also site them as a main influence), just imagine them with a punk attitude and the occasional '60s girl group vibe. They could easily have fitted into the Noise Pop scene of the early '90s, so check them out if you have a weak spot for gritty noise pop.
Mauled By Tigers, 2008
1. All the Time
2. Such a Joke
3. Wild Eyes
4. Going Insane
5. Tell The World
6. Where Do You Run To
7. Damaged
8. No
9. Never See Me Again
10. I Believe In Nothing

The Strange Boys - Nothing 7"

It sounds like you should be hearing this through a pocket radio in the '60s. Could be best described as slow paced country-esque bluesy lo-fi garage pop.
Dusty Medical Records, 2007
1. Nothing
2. Happily In Disbelief
3. We Both Know
4. Art For Art's Sake

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nice Face - Thing In My Head 7"

Some more Nice Face for your listening pleasure. Much more of the same lo-fi, garage pop, rough-around-the-edges type sound.
Sacred Bones Records, 2008
1. Thing In My Head
2. Hidden Automatic

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wavves - Wavves + Beach Demon/Weed Demon 7" + Various

ATTN: All who have been living under a rock for the last few months.
Wavves is Nathan Williams, former member of Fantastic Magic and current creator of noise pop-beach punk-lo fi musical gems. Receiving a lot of hype and with HEAPS of stuff coming out from now into the new year, keep an eye out.
FuckItTapes, 2008
1. Intro Goth
2. California Goth
3. Wavves
4. Lover
5. Space Raider
6. Vermin
7. Side Yr On
8. Beach Goth
9. The Boys Will Love Us
10. Spaced Raider
11. Yoked
12. Teenage Super Party

Tic Tac Totally!, 2008
1. Weed Demon
2. Beach Demon

Sample the 7"

[None], 2008
1. Fun In The Sun
2. Getting Out Of Bed
3. Ghost Ramp
4. Gun In The Sun
5. More Fur
6. Sun Opens My Eyes
7. Surf Goth
8. No Hope Kids
9. So Bored

The Coolies - S/T

Something a wee bit different. The Coolies were an early '00s three piece girl punk band from Auckland, New Zealand. Think Vivian girls with a more polished sound, or The Rondelles with less synth.
1. Come To The Sabbath
2. D.I.Y
3. Fake Letter
4. Mix Of All Good Things
5. Dark Stormy Night
6. Dance
7. 1 Knock
8. Heart Is Deep
9. Bad Dream
10. Blah Blah Blackout

Epsilons - S/T

Features Ty Segall on lead vocals (and possibly songwriting?), so of course this one's great! Sounds like Ty's current style, but it's pretty evident that there's definitely a full band behind him on this project. Also features Charlie of Charlie and the Moonhearts.
Retard Disco, 2006
1. The Train
2. Evil Robots
3. Red Hat
4. Just Wanna Love You Girl
5. Gonna Give It To Me
6. Snap Crackle Pop!
7. I Don't Know
8. Fever To Kill
9. The Prettiest Thing
10. Come On
11. Pantyhose
12. Dressed Up
13. I Saw You On TV
14. The Epsilon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pumice - Quo

There are quite a few layers which go to make up Pumice's musical style - folk, pop, noise and psychedelic tones can all be heard on the album Quo. The eclectic and experimental blend creates an unusual sound, but great nonetheless.
Soft Abuse, 2008
1. Pumicequo
2. World With Worms
3. Fort
4. Thermos in the Studio
5. Pebbles
6. Whole Hoof
7. Sick Day Duvet
8. Dogwater
9. Heavy Punter
10. Battersby
11. Beak Remedy

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Charlie & The Moonhearts - I Think You're Swell 7"

Fuzzy fuzzy garage pop belted out by three boys from California. Oh, and it's produced by Ty Segall, so it totally has that "thing" about it.
Goodbye Boozy, 2008
1. I Think You're Swell
2. Thee T-Rex Song
3. Chicka Chicka (Bang Bang)
4. ...Of Robbing Banks