Category Archives: Grunge

Geyser – Junkie

Episode 98 

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Geyser is taking pre-orders for their debut 12″ EP on Radiclaw Records, get in there and grab one- all 4 tracks are good grungy garage post-punk tunes.

their bandcamp——–> here

Radiclaw Records bandcamp———-> here

Geyser fb ————–> here

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Sharkmuffin – Quarter Machine; Soft Landing

Episode 95 

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New York trio is brilliantly loud; drums and bass pound and groove; vibrant vocal/guitar. goodness.

their site ———> here

their fb ————–> here

their bandcamp ————> here

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Kinski – Conflict Free Diamonds; Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process

Episode 94 

Cosy Moments

March 2013 launched Kinski’s Cosy Moments album, a heavy, pounding, riff-ridden beast of an album. Check out the tunes.

their site ———> here

their fb ———–> here

get the album at KRS ————–> here

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Quasi – You Can Stay But You Gotta Go

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Portland rock and rollers Sam Coones and Janet Weiss are Quasi and their new album Mole City is excellent.

their listing at Kill Rock Stars——–> here

their fb————–> here

their page—————–> here

Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane

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Sonic Youth

So I’m once again riding the Sonic Train. I usually go about 6 to 8 months; I’ll hear a Sonic Youth song here or there and think “mmmm, so good.” But that’s it. Then out of nowhere, the urge overtakes me and it’s all I’ll listen to for a week or two straight. I’m in it. Just picked up some vinyl this week- I’ll post photos as they arrive. A nice Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7″; Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star; Sister; Evol; and Dirty (which contains the song of the show).

 

Dead Wives – Beekeeper; Angry Swarm (78 rpm)

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A punk, garage, grunge band out of New Haven, rocking the bee sides. Good stuff. Check out their bandcamp here

This is a tattoo of a queen bee on my forearm- i like bees:bee photo

8 Songs 1 Show 3 Months Later

ep 78 – 8 songs 1 show 3 months later

I apologize for the lengthy absence, but I cannot say that it will not happen again.
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I’ve got a lengthy show for you, to make up for lost time, a bit. I wrote an article on some of the best albums of 2013 so far and I’m going to play some songs from those very albums (and perhaps some that were not mentioned). So, here’s the list:

I Come From the Mountain by Thee Oh Sees off the album Floating Coffin
You’re Different in Person by Pissed Jeans off the album Honeys
Teasin Ass Bitch by A Giant Dog off the album Bone
You Don’t Turn Down by Marnie Stern off the album The Chronicles of Marnia
 
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In Between by The Growlers off the album Hung at Heart
For Goodness Sake by Shannon and the Clams off the album Dreams in the Rat House
Heart by Gap Dream off the album Gap Dream
Before We Run by Yo La Tengo off the album Fade

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Speedy Ortiz – Plough


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Speedy Ortiz is getting some love, and rightfully so. . . their album “Major Arcana” is very, very niiiice. The melodies attach themselves to your medulla oblongata and deposit gritty pebble sized guitar notes that you’ll have a difficult time srubbing clean. Be prepared to foster their grunge pop into your life for the foreseeable future, you will not be disappointed.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ——–> here
carpark records ——–> here

Low Fat Getting High – Better Better Worse


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Brooklyn band Low Fat Getting High just released a new EP called “Bad Yoga” and it is good. 4 songs, all loud fast and fun. Have a listen, buy the EP, impress your friends.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ———> here

Pissed Jeans – Male Gaze


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East coast punks Pissed Jeans dropped their album “Honeys” in February and it contains a whole boatload of sonic syrup with which to coat thyself. The whole thing needs listening, you can start here with “Male Gaze.”

their site ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
twitter ———-> here

Fuzz – Fuzz’s Fourth Dream


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Ty Segall is the music man. I have no problems whatsoever with how much music he is producing, and I’m astounded by how good the music is. Don’t quit baby, keep on rockin in the free world.

his new single on Trouble in Mind records ——> here

Bob Mould/Dinosaur Jr.


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Two veterans of punk rock released albums in 2012. These two songs make my best of list for pure nostalgia and familiarity.

Jeff the Brotherhood – Leave Me Out



Jeff the Brotherhood – Leave Me Out

Jeff the Brotherhood released Hypnotic Nights earlier this year and are currently on tour. The brothers, Jake and Jamin Orrall, are from Nashville TN and play some super fuzzy rock.

Naomi Punk – Burned Body


Naomi Punk – Burned Body
Naomi Punk’s album “The Feeling” is being re-released this November on their new label, after a limited press of 300 or so albums back in April of this year, it is a standout punk album and not much of a surprise that the band hails from Olympia, WA- must be something in the trees up there. . .

Mudhoney- Touch Me I’m Sick

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If you’ve heard of Mudhoney, then you’ve heard of the song “Touch Me I’m Sick.” Mudhoney’s sound fell solidly under the “Grunge” moniker, and the industry immediately slapped the Seattle label all over everything they wrote, played, wore, whatever. You could easily answer the question, “What is Grunge?” by playing Mudhoney’s first two studio albums, then Soundgarden’s first 2 studio albums and wrap it up with Nirvana’s first 2 studio albums. In my conversations on the show there was a general agreement on these albums, even though Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” is technically their third album it still got many votes. Working my way through some of Mudhoney’s later albums I came across a number of excellent tracks that perpetuated their original style- outstanding vocals, heavy tones and satisfying rhythms tinged with grunge i.e. “Suck You Dry,” “Ghost,” and “Acetone.”

Playlist for Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick

Scott’s picks:

  • Soundgarden – Outshined; but also recommends the whole album, Badmotorfinger
  • Nirvana – Love Buzz; Floyd the Barber
  • Temple of the Dog – Hungerstrike (Scott recommends the entire cd)
  • Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Rich’s picks:

  • Dead Kennedy’s – MtV Get Off the Air
  • Nirvana – Sliver
  • Sonic Youth – Halloween
  • Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (the whole album) [i suggest Jesus Christ Pose]

Ryan couldn’t make it on the show but he writes:

  • Two tunes that come to mind are Nirvana’s “Negative Creep” and Soundgarden’s “Big Dumb Sex”. When the grunge thing was just blasting off and these bands were getting loads of attention and Mudhoney was throwing down just as many songs for an even longer time, these songs were big hits in the stock room at SSU bookstore. I priced lots of text books listening to grunge.

Dan’s Picks:

  • CatBUTT – I’m a Dick

Randy’s Picks

  • Nirvana – Floyd the Barber
  • Jesus Lizard – Here Comes Dudley
  • Jesus Chrysler – I Wanna Be
  • Operation Ivy – Knowledge
  • Soundgarden – Flower
  • My Pick’s

    • Mudhoney – Here Comes Sickness; Acetone
    • Screaming Trees – Alice Said
    • Soundgarden – Burden in My Hand; Ty Cobb
    • Tad – Giant Killer
    • Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia; Paper Cup Exit
    • Melvins – Copache

    Other media:

    Dan recommends the book “Everybody Loves Our Town” by Mark Yarm
    (while I was looking for a link to Mark Yarm’s work I came across this website – The Grunge Report – didn’t get a chance to browse it. . . yet