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

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jerkwave Tapes' "Summer of Psychedelics Tape Brigade 2009"

Last week, Jerkwave Tapes announced a cassette club to feature a smorgasbord of mind-warping psychedelia, at bargain prices too! Included are 7 main tapes by 7 artists + 3 bonus tapes + extra goodies.

Artists include:

Limited to 75 memberships.

US $30.00
Canada $40.00
International $50.00

Go here for details.

Jeans Wilder

Jeans Wilder is the project of San Diego's Andrew Caddick. From the 3 tracks that I managed to scrape together, the music seems to fit a gloomy yet pleasant lo-fi pop description. The vocals, calm and muffled, echo over plucked strings and bouncing synths. Jeans Wilder currently has a cassette out on Night-People with more releases expected in the near future. Someone to keep your eye on for sure.
1. Mosquito
2. International Waters
3. Tough Guys

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Hobbits - Down To Middle Earth

The Hobbits were a New York-based psych folk outfit during the '60s. Their album "Down To middle Earth" offers sunshine pop melodies with psychedelic elements. "Daffodil Days" is a real standout.
Decca Records, 1967
1. Down To Middle Earth
2. I'm Just a Young Man
3. Daffodil Days
4. Break Away
5. Treats
6. Hands and Knees
7. Let Me Run My Fingers Through Your mind
8. Out Of My Mind
9. Clap Hands 'Til Daddy Comes Home
10. Sunny Day Girl

Thee Almighty Handclaps! - Works Okay 7"

The second 7" from Thee Almighty Handclaps. The 7" features much of the same thumping garage pop/rock 'n roll tunes as their previous.
Goodbye Boozy Records, 2008
1. Works Okay
2. Walkin' Out

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nerve City. - Catholic School

Nerve City. play their own brand of acoustic based lo-fi pop. The band use some experimental sounds and incorporate elements of surf and folk into their songs, even hints of blues rock can be heard. The cassette is amazing, the band really demonstrate a variety of sounds on the release.
Amateur Depression Records, 2007
1. Junkyard
2. The Creek
3. Disaster
4. Riverboat
5. Dogs

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Holy Cobras - Make Pyramids

A solid display of hyped up garage rock/pop. The vocals echo among roughed up guitars with psychedelic undertones.
Telephone Explosion Records, 2008
1. mama Jihad
2. Knife Fight
3. Sting Ray
4. Sun Inside Revisited
5. Teeth Decay
6. He's Rubber I'm Real
7. WAPNM/In Cult

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Fizzbombs - Sign On The Line 7"

The Fizzbombs are just starting to receive some internet buzz, despite the band being over 20 years old. Their music style displays the sugar coated fuzz of noise pop while being notably strong on colourful pop melodies.
1986, Narnodnik Records
1. Sign On The Line
2. The Words That

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Super Vacations - S/T LP

The first official release from Virginia-based band, The Super Vacations. Smooth pop melodies float among psychedelic hums and warbles. The end result has the music sounding effortlessly performed. A Great album.
Shdwply Records, 2008
1. Weird Beard
2. El Secret
3. Pyramids
4. Sea Song
5. Mr. Mystery
6. Congratulations
7. Terrible the Cat
8. Landing Site
9. Candy Hearts
10. Van America
11. Endless Bummer
12. Remain In Wonder
13. Stack/Stacks
14. Solid Gold
15. Grown
16. Sidewalk

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teeth Mountain - S/T LP

Teeth Mountain generally have a really relaxed sound to their music. The sound drifts from psychedelic drone to free folk through to heavy beat driven tribal sounds.
Shdwply Records, 2008
1. Introduct
2. Black Jerusalem
3. Keinsein
4. Spirals
5. Ghost Science
6. Soft Beast
7. 13
8. Harsh Tanz
9. Malamut

The Rantouls - Chug-A-Lug 7"

Catchy '60s style garage rock from Californian threesome, The Rantouls.
Chocolate Covered Records, 2008
1. Chug-A-Lug
2. No Love In Return
3. It's Different Now
4. You Won't Have Me

Monday, March 2, 2009

Christmas Island - Demos

A few more great songs from Californian popsters, Christmas Island. Their songs seem to just ooze warmth and joy. Full length on the way on In The Red Records.
1. Black Cloud
2. Doing Swell
3. I Don't Care
5. Pre Apocalyptic