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