A punk, garage, grunge band out of New Haven, rocking the bee sides. Good stuff. Check out their bandcamp here
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- CatBUTT – I’m a Dick
- 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
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