Category Archives: lo-fi

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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The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Episode 89 

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The Younger Lovers is a Bay Area band that is carrying on with the tradition of being really good. The punk rock movement is alive and well in Northern California and The Younger Lovers can take a little slice of credit for that.

their blog————> here

their fb—————> here

Southpaw Records————> here

ep89 The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Fat White Family – Special Ape; Heaven On Earth

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This here is 6 dudes from London sticking it in your face and waving it around- daring you not to like them, if you don’t like them it don’t matter. I like them.

their fb——–> here

their bandcamp ———-> here

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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).

 

The Oblivians – Run for Cover


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ep76 The Oblivions – Run For Cover

Back to Memphis, with the Oblivians. The 90’s garage punk lo-fi band is back with a new release of grinding, thrashing goodness. Go find yourself a copy of “Desperation” today!

their fb ——> here

Shannon & the Clams – Into a Dream


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ep73 Shannon & the Clams

Oakland punks Shannon and the Clams dropped this album earlier this year and it is a doozy! I’m loving Shannon’s vocal style-ings; and the surf garage doo-wop r&b rock outfit blasts out 15 tracks on the LP, get yours today!

their site here
their fb here

Wooden Indian Burial Ground – Crows


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ep65 Wooden Indian Burial Ground – Crows

This psychedelic/drone/fuzz/rock quartet brings the groove and the stomp, I enjoy their Portland appeal and can really bug out to em.

their tumblr ——–> here
their fb ———> here
their bandcamp ——–> here

Zig Zags – Scavenger


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ep61 Zig Zags – Scavenger

The Zig Zags are a bagful o’ tease, we got 2 excellent EP’s out of them last year and are waiting waiting waiting for a full length and they go and drop a cassette of the old stuff! come on! give us the goods, we need it. . . more please.

their bandcamp ——–> here
their fb ———> here
their tumblr ——–> here

The Mallard – Ants


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ep58 The Mallard – Ants

Bay Area natives, The Mallard, released their album Yes On Blood early 2012 on Castle Face Records and have been playing around for the past year and working on some new stuff to be released very soon (hopehope). . . They’re playing this year’s Noise Pop fest in SF and i think at SXSW

their tumblr ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
Castle Face Records ——–> here

Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire


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ep57 Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire

Happy Jawbone Family Band is as quirky as their name implies, and if I’ve learned anything about creative people, I’ve learned that they absolutely adore the moniker “quirky”. HJFB is not quirky, they are good. It is music that evokes and emotes. It puts me in a place distinctly within my mind and soul, a familiar place, a place that is comfortable, that is me- quirky. what.

their site ——–> here
thier fb ——–> here
their bandcamp ——-> here

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded In the Morning


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ep56 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded in the Morning

Unknown Mortal Orchestra released II this year and are on the road until forever, check their site for when they’ll be in your town, and pick up the album because it needs you. They are groovy New Zealanders with a lo-fi psychedelic coating of awesome.

their website ——–> here
their fb ——> here

Cy Dune – Move the Room


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ep53 Cy Dune – Move the Room

Seth Olinsky from Akron/Family has a side project called Cy Dune, and it’s a bit heavier and fuzzier. Definitely worth keeping an ear open for more stuff from Cy Dune and Akron/Family.

Cy Dune blog ——–> here
Cy Dune fb ———> here
Family Tree Records ——–> here
Midheaven Records ——–> here

Ex-Cult – Day To Day & Post Graduate


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ep52 Ex-Cult – Day to Day & Post Graduate

Memphis punks Ex-Cult released their self-titled LP on Goner Records last year and here is a two song sample of their work. This is good old fashioned punk rock, fuzzy and fun.

Ex-Cults fb page ——-> here

Fuzz – Fuzz’s Fourth Dream


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ep51 Fuzz – Fuzz’s Fourth Dream

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

Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus


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ep47 Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus

Another for the Best of 2012, Thee Oh Sees album Putrifiers II kicks butt and engages your chakras with rhythmic mantras that keep the inner fire burning. Light some incense and candles then prepare to be rocked.

their website ——> here
the video ———> here
download ——-> here

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold


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Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Addition to the Best of 2012, the debut album from Parquet Courts “Light Up Gold”
Check out their website here for upcoming shows, and purchase their lp here or visit their bandcamp over —–> here

Tyvek – Scaling


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Tyvek – Scaling

Detroit punks Tyvek released a new album early in November and it’s moving up my list of best of 2012. The straight up lo-fi fuzzy punk of On Triple Beams is only slightly more refined and evolved than their previous album Nothing Fits. Their label In The Red Records is a good place to start a record collection.

Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo


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Titus Andronicus – Ecce Homo

New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus released their third album Local Business in October of this year. The music is good, the kids are punks, the first track “Ecce Homo” is the way an album ought to begin. Have a listen, won’t you?

Dan Mangan – We Want to be Pleasantly Surprised Not Expectedly Let Down


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Dan Mangan – We Want to be Pleasantly Surprised Not Expectedly Let Down

Canadian Dan Mangan is making the rounds this year, and should be releasing a full length LP sometime early next year. Check out his folksy indie pop flavored stylings on the 7″ Radicals

Gap Dream – A Little Past Midnight



Gap Dream – A Little Past Midnight

Gap Dream just released their 7″ Ali Baba on Suicide Squeeze Records featuring “Generator” and “A Little Past Midnight”

Paws – Tulip

Paws – Tulip
Paws is a lo-fi garage pop band out of Glasgow. Their latest album “Cokefloat” is available now. Check em out —–> here