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

Friday, May 22, 2009

Nerve City. - I Fucked Death.

This is the latest from lo-fi bedroom pop act, Nerve City. It's a great release, full of all the melodic gloom from previous releases, but I think the Catholic School cassette remains a personal favourite. You can still pick up a copy of the very limited (500 only) 10" from Kill Shaman.
Kill Shaman, 2009
1. Patience As a Virtue
2. Colorblind
3. CCrawLL
4. Saved
5. Missing Persons
6. Keep Me Around

See Also: Nerve City - Catholic School cs

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Summer Hits - Beaches and Canyons 1992-96

The Summer Hits appeared and then disappeared from the Californian music scene before they really had a chance to make an impact. The album consists of sun-soaked shoegazy pop with a sound reminiscent of The Clean's DIY sound.
Christmas Records, 1996
1. Stony Creation
2. Honey Machine
3. Preference
4. Groovier Drugs
5. California Summer
6. Maximum Bum Ride
7. Away From The City
8. Modern Cinema
9. Beaches And Canyons
10. Sandy Hair
12. Thin
13. Laetitia
14. Lift Off
15. Spanish Films
16. Moto-Guzzi
17. Carmel Feelin'

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fantastic Magic - Witch Choir

Before Wavves, Nathan Williams dwelled in the more mellow, droney sound which he projected into the music of Fantastic Magic. This band's sound is total tropical psych pop. Surprisingly, you can still buy their 2008 7" here.
Abandon Ship Records, 2008
1. Fox Wedding
2. Flowerbeds
3. Wizard Earthsea
4. Balloons
5. I've Covered The Halls, With Glitter And Awe
6. Gazi Tiger
7. Etains Whirlwind
8. Moat Island
9. Gospel Of The Witches
10. Jam & Yima

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Black Vatican - Zed Omega

A great little pop record. Featuring an assortment of cheery pop songs buried under fuzz and hollow drumbeats.
Night people Records, 2007
1. Born to Live Life
2. Hey Do It
3. Dream Jogger
4. Tetedemort Stations
5. Now you've Been Told
6. Sinsinawahwah
7. I Don't Wanna Fight
8. Carlos Carlos and Carlos
9. Touch Teacher
10. Song of Mice Elf
11. magic Is...
12. Beautiful Reformer

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Intelligence - Fake Surfers

This album looks to be a promising contender for one of 2009's best. The LP keeps interest with a variety of sounds and genres explored. It starts with an almost droney psychedelic sound - twangy guitars with vocals bobbing beneath the surface. It then moves through a mix of super catchy distorted pop, retro surf pop and lo-fi garage punk. Not boring or repetitive in the slightest. 100% recommended. Look out for this on In The Red later this month.
In The Red, 2009
1. Fake Surfers
2. Moody Tower
3. Debt & ESP
4. St. Bartholemew
5. I Hear Depression
6. Warm Transfers
7. Fuck Eat Skull
8. Universal Babysitter
9. Thank You God For Fixing The Tape
10. Pony People
11. Singles Barg
12. The Unessential Cosmic Perspectiv

The World's Lousy With Ideas Vol. 8

The 8th installment of The World's Lousy presents itself as a 12", and it contains all of your favourite artists! Seriously, this volume is like a who's who of the scene's best talent. Vivian Girls, Times New Viking, Thee Oh Sees + more each lend an original, unreleased track. Grab this one while it's still sitting on the shelves, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't.
Almost Ready Records, 2009
1. Vivian Girls - Lake House
2. Blank Dogs - Ages Ago
3. Times New Viking - A Lot Of Pai
4. Intelligence - The Beetles
5. Guinea Worms - Soiled Sender
6. Sic Alps - Strepix
7. Thee Oh Sees - Shwag Rifles
8. Tyvek - Flowers
9. Pink Reason - Going Home

-Link removed at label's request-

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - Pop Song 7"

Goodbye Boozy's latest release - a collaboration between Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin (of Charlie & The Moonhearts). Individually, the artists tend to have a harsh garage rock style, both incorporating some rock 'n roll and surf elements. This is basically what you can expect to hear on this brief record. Oh, and this isn't just a split record, the two have actually collaborated to create 3 original tunes.
Goodbye Boozy, 2009
1. Pop Song
2. So, I Went To Beach, Melody
3. Kit Carson