Wednesday, December 31, 2014

best of the best in xx14 !!!


this has been a rather quiet year here at TINY GROOVES with all sorts of non-musical life events/changes keeping me away from the blogosphere much to my chagrin....however 2014 was a killer fucking year for music and i once again have a long list of fave albums of the year......

so here's TINY GROOVES TOP LPS OF xx14!!!!!!!!!
  buy them all!!!!!!

 
1.    EASTLINK - S/T - IN THE RED
2.    GINO AND THE GOONS - SHAKE IT! - BLACK GLADIATOR / SLOVENLY
3.    OBNOX - LOUDER SPACE - 12XU
4.    ENERGY GOWN - EVENING MOLASSES - ALONAS DREAM
5.    GERM HOUSE - SHOWING SYMPTOMS - TROUBLE IN MIND
6.    BLIND SHAKE - BREAKFAST OF FAILURES - GONER
7.    GOLDEN PELICANS - S/T LP - TOTAL PUNK
8.    HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - STAY HOME! - TOXIC STATE
9.    ONO - DIEGESIS - MONIKER
10.  VERMA - SUNRUNNER - TROUBLE IN MIND

11.  APACHE DROPOUT - HEAVY WINDOW - MAGNETIC SOUTH
12.  MANATEEES - SIT N SPIN - PELICAN POW WOW
13.  MORGAN DELT - S/T - TROUBLE IN MIND
14.  AR-KAICS - S/T - WINDIAN
15.  MEATBODIES - S/T - IN THE RED
16.  UNHOLY TWO - TALK ABOUT HARDCORE - 12XU
17.  SHELLAC - DUDE INCREDIBLE - TOUCH & GO
18.  LUMERIANS - TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE TELOS III - CARDINAL FUZZ
19.  ACHTUNGS - FULL OF HATE - GOING UNDERGROUND
20.  KRAKATAU - WATER NEAR A BRIDGE - TROUBLE IN MIND

21.  DOUG TUTTLE - S/T - TROUBLE IN MIND
22.  FAUST - J US T - BUREAU B
23.  INUTILI - MUSIC TO WATCH THE CLOUDS ON A SUNNY DAY - AAGOO
24.  OOZING WOUND - EARTH SUCK - THRILL JOCKEY
25.  EXHAUSTION - BIKER - AARGHT
26.  ONYOU - ULTIMATE PHOTON A SOLE - CAPTCHA
27.  TY SEGALL - MANIPULATOR - DRAG CITY
28.  DREAMSALON - SOFT STAB - SWEET ROT
29.  SPACIN - MEGATATIONS - TELEPHONE EXPLOSION
30.  ENDLESS BUMMER - VOL 1 - IN THE RED

HONORABLE MENTIONS
(mostly cuz i just didn't get enough time to blast these jams)

COSMIC DEAD - EASTERFAUST - SOUND OF COBRA
THEE OH SEES - THE DROP - CASTLE FACE
ZIG ZAGS - S/T - IN THE RED
YOLKS - KINGS OF AWESOME - RANDY
PEN TEST - INTERSTATE - MONIKER
SPRAY PAINT - CLEAN BLOOD, REGULAR ACID - MONOFONUS PRESS
WIREHEADS - LATE GREAT WIREHEADS - FORMAT
OOIOO - GAMEL - THRILL JOCKEY
GG KING - UNENDING DARKNESS - SCAVENGER OF DEATH
NO BAILS - EPYX SHREDDER - PELICAN POW WOW
NOTS - WE ARE NOTS - GONER
LOW LIFE - DOGGING - RIP SOCIETY
NONES - MIDWESTERN FAMILY VALUES - HOZAC
ATLANTIC THRILLS - S/T - ALMOST READY
BITCHIN BAJAS - S/T - DRAG CITY
WATERY LOVE - DECORATIVE FEELING - IN THE RED
PREDATOR -  COMPLETE EARTH - SCAVENGER OF DEATH
LEATHER SLAVE - LEATHER SLAVE - PERMANENT
WAND - GANGLION REEF - DRAG CITY


BEST REISSUES / ARCHIVAL RELEASES OF xx14 -
  well this list could be like hundred pages long, cuz so much NECESSARY music keeps finally getting repressed, but here are a few that you better pick up for sure!!!!!!!

FRANTIX - MY DADS A FUCKING ALCOHOLIC - ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
JACK RUBY - VOL 1 - FEEDING TUBE
ELECTRIC EELS - DIE ELECTRIC EELS - SUPERIOR VIADUCT
CRIME - MURDERED BY GUITAR - SUPERIOR VIADUCT
BAD AXE - COACHMAN B/W POOR MAN RUN - PERMANENT
THE EXIT - EXIT EP - PERMANENT


Friday, November 21, 2014

blind shake - breakfast of failures

BLIND SHAKE return with a new album, their first on GONER RECORDS, entitled "BREAKFAST OF FAILURES"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for those late to the party, BLIND SHAKE's psych/surf damaged noise punk is some of the most PRIMAL, PROPULSIVE AND ADDICTING ROCK N ROLL YOU CAN THROW ON YER TURNTABLE THESE DAYS!!!!!!!!

clearly collaborating with MICHAEL YONKERS and JOHN REIS have rubbed off on the BLIND SHAKE, but there's SOMETHING UNIQUE to their droned out lysergic two guitar/one drummer attack on psych / punk / garage that makes "BREAKFAST OF FAILURES" is a SERIOUSLY GO-TO RECORD!!!!!!!!!  could be their love for AMREP vitriol, NUGGETS fuzz and obscuro punk oddities that shines through this supercharged set of new songs, or it could be that these guys are some of the hardest working, creative rock n rollers around.....  cuz it certainly shows on their new lp.....

well i've raved about them plenty here at tiny grooves, so you know i'll just leave you with this....
"BREAKFAST OF FAILURES" IS HIGHLY FUCKING RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!

grab it now, and listen below -


Thursday, October 30, 2014

punk rock classics - the rats

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS JUST DID US ALL A HUGE FAVOR AND REPRESSED THE FIRST TWO LPS FROM FRED AND TOODY COLE'S PRE-DEAD MOON PUNK OUTFIT, THE RATS!!!!!!!!!   FUCKIN' A!!!!!!   

YOU THOUGHT DEAD MOON WAS KILLER, JUST WAIT TIL YOU GET YER HANDS ON THE S/T (1980) AND INTERMITTENT SIGNALS (1981) LPS FROM THE RATS!!!!!!!  LEAN MEAN STRIPPED DOWN GARAGEY PUNK ROCK AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!

ORIGINALS OF THESE TWO ALBUMS ISSUED ON WHIZEAGLE RECORDS IN THE EARLY 80S GO FOR EPIC AMOUNTS OF MONEY, BUT THANKS TO THE FINE FOLKS OVER AT MISSISSIPPI WE CAN ALL CRANK THESE CLASSICS UP TO 11!!!!!!!

SERIOUSLY LISTEN BELOW IF YOU MUST,
BUT BOTH THESE ALBUMS ARE RECOMMENDED LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER.

SO GO TO YER LOCAL SHOP AND GRAB BOTH NOW!!!!!!!!



Thursday, September 4, 2014

energy gown - evening molasses


GET READY FOR A KILLER TRIP CUZ CHICAGO'S ENERGY GOWN JUST RELEASED THEIR DEBUT LP EVENING MOLASSES ON ALONA'S DREAM!!!!!!!!!!

start to finish this is one of the most bewitching / intoxicating / warped slabs of PSYCHEDELIA you'll come across all year long......  a heady freeform swirl of the best and darkest corners of lysergic RnR and analogue experimentation.... HAWKWIND spacecraft, LES RAZILLES DENUDES kamikaze antics,  PARSON SOUND drone scapes, JERUSALEM bad vibes, CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN voodoo organ freakouts.....and a whole lotta kaleidoscopic mind melting AWAITS as soon as EVENING MOLASSES sinks into yer turntable!!!!!!!!

ENERGY GOWN goes way beyond the madness hinted at by the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS and early PINK FLOYD......pushing the outer limits only suggested by RED KRAYOLA, MICHAEL YONKERS and BENT WIND!!!!  seriously few bands have taken fuzz coated, art damaged garage psych to the next level like ENERGY GOWN does on EVENING MOLASSES.

so stop worrying about the "cool" bands playing austin psych fest,
and GET THE REAL / FUCKING RECOMMENDED THING!!!!!!
YOU NEED THIS TRIP!!!!!!!

listen to EVENING MOLASSES below
  and grab a copy from ALONA'S DREAM here!!!!!!


Friday, August 29, 2014

the yolks - kings of awesome




chicago's hardest partying garage rockers THE YOLKS finally return with a new lp entitled KINGS OF AWESOME on RANDY RECORDS......and well i won't disagree with their album title at all!!!!!

equal parts jangly super infectious garage pop and rhythm & blues saturated analogue RnR, THE YOLKS hit that sweet spot we all have for HIP SHAKING, DRINKING ALL NIGHT LONG ROCK N ROLL GOODNESS !!!!!!   they've been tearing up garages / basements / warehouse / dive bars in chicago for years and there's a reason the YOLKS are one of best and longest running local garage bands.....and all you have to do in listen to KINGS OF AWESOME to find out why!!!!!!

rock n roll junkies raised on PEBBLES and NUGGETS, RAY CHARLES, SHADOWS OF KNIGHT, STANDELLS and other such GARAGE ROCK / R&B CLASSICS will definitely be flipping this new lp over and over again in the near future.  that i can promise!

DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS!
YOU CAN PARTY LIKE IT'S 1966 ANYTIME YOU WANT!!!!!!!

preview KINGS OF AWESOME below!!!
  and grab a copy from RANDY RECORDS here !!!!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

crime - murder by guitar

SUPERIOR VIADUCT is back with another KILLER FUCKING archival release, this time from san francisco's seminal punks, CRIME, entitled MURDER BY GUITAR!!!!!!!

comprised of their first three blistering singles, including HOT WIRE MY HEART (one of the best songs of all time) and nine unreleased tracks, MURDER BY GUITAR is finally the definitive comp we've needed for years and now we can have all the CRIME we can handle!!!!!!!

fans of early punk, raw RnR and proto punk, especially those into TESTORS, PENETRATORS, ELECTRIC EELS, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS, DEAD BOYS, JOHNNY THUNDERS, RICHARD HELL and the like, NEED TO ADD CRIME TO YER COLLECTION ASAP!!!!!!!

THIS IS AS ESSENTIAL 
AND RECOMMENDED AS IT COMES!!!!!!!

click here to grab one from SUPERIOR VIADUCT
and listen to some of yer new favorite jams below -


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

the young - chrome cactus

music reviewing post y2k suffers from a regurgitation problem.  everyone decides whether they like album for superfluous reasons and then proceeds to praise or demolish said lp based solely upon the one sheet that comes with their review copy.  so an album sounds like this..."FILL IN THE BLANK"... "I love it.  It's the new thing!!!!" Or "I hate it because it sounds like "FILL IN THE BLANK!!!!! Yeah, it's a terrible mix of these said bands and not worth yer time."  

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEOPLE ACTUALLY LISTENING TO AN ALBUM A FEW TIMES BEFORE THEY JUST DECIDED THE RECORD LABEL THAT PUT IT OUT WAS RIGHT (OR HORRIBLY WRONG) AND TELLING EVERYONE WHAT THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO??????


but does anyone really dig into those grooves and form their own opinion????  few and far between.  and that my friend is sad.  

well i still do and one album that caught me by surprise and off guard is the CHROME CACTUS by THE YOUNG, out next week on MATADOR.  by the looks of it, it would seem little too mainstream for my tastes now days, but UPON LISTENING to CHROME CACTUS, i've become HOOKED!!!!!

this austin texas quartet is resolutely stubborn about being a GUITAR ROCK BAND in a time when that's become passe in most people's eyes.   and their messy mix of POST PUNK UNDERGROUND ROCK AND PRE GRUNGE GUITAR ANTICS, COMPLETE WITH IN YER FACE RIFFS AND A HAZY SWIRL OF SHOEGAZING FEEDBACK is a trip back to a time when becoming a infatuated with a band was not about PRETENSION and HYPE.   THE YOUNG's third album is a refreshing mix of MEAT PUPPETS, SONIC YOUTH, RIDE, VOLCANO SUNS, HUSKER DU, SEBADOH, POLVO, MBV, SLINT, MUDHONEY, CHAVEZ and any number of mostly forgotten late eighties / early nineties RnR bands that flew below the radar.........

spin after spin, the heavy guitar racket on CHROME CACTUS becomes almost psychedelic, the slower burning shoegaze bent anthems become seared into yer skull and the volume knob on yer stereo will slowly inch towards 10......and at full blast and three or four times in, the subtly of the YOUNG's songwriting will become more than apparent.   THESE ARE SONGS THAT NEED TO BE UNRAVELLED BY REPEAT LISTENS.  

perhaps that's why some reviewers of CHROME CACTUS have stuck the one sheet.  or stated how much they hate this lp.  because like any good rock album, CHROME CACTUS is not all surface.  it has depth that requires an attention span to get to.  and not many people have that these days.

FOR THOSE WILLING TO TAKE THE PLUNGE, it's worth it.  just as rewarding as any new album by DEERHUNTER, THE MEN, PURLING HISS, METZ, NIGHT BEATS and THE BLACK ANGELS....

but you know, decide for yerself....

AND LISTEN TO TWO TRACKS OFF CHROME CACTUS BELOW AND GRAB YER COPY FROM MATADOR HERE!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

punk rock classics - adolescents

take a minute out of yer day to BLAST the uber classic 1981 self titled debut from LA's ADOLESCENTS!!!!!!  this is early hardcore punk at it's best!!!!!  and if you don't have a copy yet, you better change that STAT!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

cheater slicks - destination lonely

THIS IS YER REMINDER THAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE THE RECENTLY REISSUED ALBUM "DESTINATION LONELY" FROM THE ALWAYS KILLER CHEATER SLICKS !!!!!!!!


THIS ONE'S BEEN OUTTA PRINT FOR YEARS, SO THANK CHRIST DESPERATE RECORDS PRESSED SOME UP AGAIN. 

AS YOU KNOW THIS IS SOME FINE BLOWN OUT GARAGE PUNK.  PERHAPS THE BEST THERE EVER WAS!  OR AT LEAST SUPER FUCKING RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!

spike in vain - disease is relative

ohio's SPIKE IN VAIN only ever released one lp, 1984's "DISEASE IS RELATIVE" (on TRANS DADA) but it's a fucking killer slab of noise bent / post punk damage hardcore punk...... an album that should've cemented their place in the KILLED BY DEATH hall of fame....but alas it's been mostly forgotten (aside from a few obscure comps that included the band)....

so educate yerself, and spin "DISEASE IS RELATIVE" via youtube below.....

and then hunt down a copy of the lp for yer collection.  
cuz it's absolutely ESSENTIAL!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

jack ruby - s/t lp

FEEDING TUBE RECORDS just released the holy grail of the art damaged nyc punk / no wave scene from the late 70s, the collected recordings of JACK RUBY !!!!!!!!!   issued as a single s/t lp, this album compiles all extant recordings from this mysterious band who pioneered no wave before it was called no wave, started tearing punk apart at the seams before the first ramones lp hit the shelves and played a large part in sparking the creativity of teenage jesus and the jerks, dna, sonic youth and a host of other noise bent, avant rock bands from the seedy parts of manhattan back in the day......

fans of proto punk weirdness, no wave noise, early punk and anything rule breaking RnR, need JACK RUBY now!!!!!   seriously thanks to byron coley and feeding tube records for finally giving all these tracks a home on wax for constant playback at HIGH VOLUME!!!!!!

jack ruby might just seem like a footnote to punk history, but one listen to these tracks will prove how influential these tracks really are, even though the band only played a few shows and never released an album during their short existence.........

SO LISTEN BELOW AND GRAB A COPY FROM FEEDING TUBE HERE!!!!!!!



Friday, June 27, 2014

eastlink - s/t lp

IN THE RED just released the killer s/t debut from aussie drone punks EASTLINK and you need this blast of gnarly blown out RnR ASAP!!!!!!!!

after a couple of stellar fuzz coated / art damaged singles and a self titled tape, EASTLINK is here with their world weary, minimal chord feeback punk statement!!!!!  a sort of anti-thesis on all that is right and wrong in the current state of ROCK N ROLL.   dipping deep in the possibilities of repetition and simplicity borrowed from la monte young on thru krautrock and fusing those lessons to the ugly punk we've all come to love from the aussie scene and thus melding that unwieldy beast to the most damaged / warped outsider psych rock you can imagine, EASTLINK IS A DIRECT REFUTATION on all those cliche loving bands pretending it's still 1968, or 1982 or whatever year certain subgenres of ROCK N ROLL calcified into a mold, ready to the next band to inject their plastic selves into!

EASTLINK is about escape from the narrow demarcations of analog sound that people argue back and forth about.  their name might allude to a highway in australia just as much as it might refer to kraftwerk's mind bending vision of the autobahn.  both bands seeing beyond the possibilities given to them.  EASTLINK transcends punk or perhaps post punk by adding / subtracting psych / noise / melody and leaving nothing but a menacing mess of layered noise for yer ears to meditate / dissect with every listen.  a band with four guitars and a primal drummer and no bass playing anchor, EASTLINK is UNHINGED DISTORTO KOSMISCHE MUSIC FOR THE YOUNG AND REVOLUTIONARY!!!!!!

not recommended for the musically unadventurous.  but definitely for those into SONIC YOUTH, DESTRUCTION UNIT, MONOSHOCK, DISAPPEARS, UV RACE, SPACIN, CAN and the like.......

and well if you read this blog, YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO CHECK OUT EASTLINK NOW!!!!

listen to a few tracks off EASTLINK below -
  and cop yer copy from IN THE RED here !!!!!!




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

unholy two - talk about hardcore

it's about to REAL cuz UNHOLY TWO are back with a brand new lp TALK ABOUT HARDCORE on 12XU RECORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! so get ready to get destroyed!!!!!!

this is the columbus outfit's first new material since 2012's "CUT THE MUSIC.." 7 inch and their debut album $KUM OF THE EARTH four years ago on COLUMBUS DISCOUNT and YOU CAN TELL THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN WALLOWING IN PLENTY OF HATE AND FEEDBACK IN SOME DARK CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE JUST WAITING TO ATTACK US SONICALLY WITH THIS NEW ALBUM.....

TALK ABOUT HARDCORE goes beyond hardcore, transcends the gritty feedback crusted punk of the street kids, undermines those into power violence and the harshest of noise bands and finishes what the no wavers set out to do.  this new album leaps outta the speeding car of AMREP and TOUCH & GO, steals the best ideas of the volume obscessed post punks / proto industrial evil doers and creates something totally new, all encompassingly evil and experimentally confrontational.

nothing this misanthropic has been released since the last BRAINBOMBS record, or this chaotic and in yer face since HARRY PUSSY or DRUNK WITH GUNS......and surely UNHOLY TWO is taking feral OHIO RnR TO WHOLE NEW LEVELS OF SICKNESS, way beyond what the CHEATER SLICKS, THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS, VERTICAL SLIT AND PUFFY AREOLAS have accomplished.......

so if you need a shot of PURE UNBRIDLED CHAOTIC ROCK N FUCKING ROLL, you need to hear this new UNHOLY TWO LP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!   

stream TALK ABOUT HARDCORE below -
   and pick a copy from 12XU here!!!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

frantix - my dad's a fuckin alcoholic

ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES just released what just might be the REISSUE OF THE YEAR, a complete discography of colorado KBD punk legends FRANTIX, compiled as MY DADS A FUCKIN ALCOHOLIC !!!!!!!!!!   and um you need this blast of depravity NOW!!!!!!!!!

little fanfare has existed for FRANTIX outside the punk rarities hoarders, fans who checked them out because Mudhoney covered one of their songs, those who have KBD #6, or as a footnote to THE FLUID's SUB POP records success, BUT THAT DECISIVELY SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE !!!!!!!!!   FRANTIX WERE THE REAL DEAL, FACE MELTNG, EXPLOSIVE, FERAL, MENACING, FUZZ COATED, 80s HARDCORE PUNK BAND.......    

they only released two EPs and a demo tape during their short run in the early 80s and that might be part of the reason they've been mostly forgotten, but MAN HOPEFULLY THAT'LL CHANGE.  their BLACK FLAG / CIRCLE JERKS / JFA amphetamine hardcore was bruised with GARAGE ROCK VIBES, PSYCHEDELIC NOISE and a heavy dose of SLUDGY BAD ATTITUDE...... you can hear shards of FLIPPER, MODERN LOVERS, SABBATH and THE NEW YORK DOLLS in their RIPPER BLOWN OUT HARDCORE which set them apart from the cookie cutter hardcore scene that was emerging at the time.......  they even cover PINK FLOYD's INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE and make it more punk than you can even imagine!!!!!!  and well the title track is a CLASSIC PUNK ANTHEM as well as other jams like DANCIN' TO PUNK and FM EARS......and well pretty much every song they wrote could've been a single in a alternate universe!!!!!!

thankfully MY DAD'S A FUCKIN ALCOHOLIC gathers all their chaos into one lp for us to savor.  both 7 inchs, their demo and one helluva live set, THIS LP SHOULD CEMENT FRANTIX IN EVERYONE'S LIST OF ALL TIME GREAT PUNK BANDS.......  really, this isn't so stupid fanboy reissue of a shoddy local band that someone is still obsessing about.  FRANTIX ought to be mentioned just as frequently as the GERMS, MINOR THREAT and any of those other bands that've hogged all the attention all these years.

SO YEAH THIS ONE'S RECOMMENDED LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LISTEN TO A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LP BELOW !!!!!!!!


and be sure to grab it from ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES cuz yer PUNK ROCK RECORD COLLECTION ISN'T WORTH A DAMN WITHOUT THIS LOST CLASSIC!!!!!!!







AND AS A KILLER BONUS WATCH FRANTIX LIVE IN '83 BELOW!!!!!!!!!
(and for a rad interview with FRANTIX click here!!!!!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

verma - sunrunner


chicago's VERMA are back with another mind melting platter of intergalactic kraut damaged psych rock entitled SUNRUNNER.... out now on TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS!!!!!!!!

yes PSYCH ROCK seems to be the new IT GENRE these days, but few bands kicking around can meld the SOARING GUITARS OF SPACE ROCK, the THROBBING PULSE OF KRAUTROCK and the OFF KILTER MIND EXPANDING SWIRL OF PSYCH into one MESMERIZING SONIC ADVENTURE LIKE VERMA DOES ON SUNRUNNER.........

fans of newer bands like COSMIC DEAD, ANTHROPOPHH, BLACK BOMBAIN AND CAVE as well as junkies for the classic bands like HAWKWIND, PINK FAIRIES, NEU! and AMON DUUL will need to SINK THEIR EARS INTO SUNRUNNER STAT!!!!!!!!!

one song is all it'll take to get HOOKED, 
so take yer first with VERMA below.....

    and don't' forget to grab SUNRUNNER from the dealer man over at TROUBLE IN MIND!!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

spacin - megatations tape

philly's kosmische rockers SPACIN are back with a brand new / super limited tape, MEGATATIONS, out now on TELEPHONE EXPLOSION !!!!!!!!!!!!

you may or may not remember how many minds got destroyed by SPACIN's 2012 lp DEEP THUDS (here are my rambling good words about it)....and you may or may not remember that these guys hail from philadelphia's blown out fertile underground psych scene, the same loosely connected group of bands that's given us such notable acts as BIRDS OF MAYA and PURLING HISS not to mention quite a long list of other killer bands..... BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE, YOU NEED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO SPACIN AND ANYTHING THEY RELEASE!!!!!!!   CUZ MEGATATIONS IS GONNA OVERWHELM YOU, EXPAND YER MIND AND LEVITATE YER STEREO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

droned out psych, outer space repetitive grooves, avant walls of feedback, motorik pulses and analog vibrations that all come together to lock you into a new lysergic perspective on life.   MEGATATIONS reaches for and arrives at levels only hinted at by PARSON SOUND, HAWKWIND, AGITATION FREE and LES RALLIZES DENUDES......  YES THIS IS SOME FAR OUT ROCK N ROLL....... and if yer not ready to go down the rabbit hole, this isn't for you!!!!!!!!

MEGATATIONS is WHOLE HEARTEDLY RECOMMENDED for those WARRIORS ON THE EDGE OF TIME who are into CAVE, ENERGY GOWN, COSMIC DEAD, WOODEN SHJIPS, INUTILI, BIRDS OF MAYA and the like........  and let's just say julian cope would be more than proud!!!!!!!


listen to part of the new cassette below -
   and grab a copy from TELEPHONE EXPLOSION before they're long gone!!!!!!   cuz if you don't get one now you'll have to buy a copy from the scum record flippers.  this release is severely limited, totally killer and RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!




also you can watch SPACIN live below -

hozac blackout fest 2014 preview

HOLY SHIT...it's time for HOZAC RECORDS annual festival of debauchery and noise, BLACKOUT FEST!!!!!!!  it's all happening this weekend in chicago at the empty bottle and this year's lineup is just as killer as you'd expect....... with seldom seen bands like THE DICTATORS and THE BOYS appearing along with tiny groove's faves like COUNTER INTUITS, NONES and a slew of other face melting bands!!!!!!!  so don't fucking miss out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

more deets on the poster to yer left......

and some songs to jam out below just in case you need some convincing!!!!!!!!!!!!

ticket info can be found here or here.









Tuesday, May 13, 2014

shockwave riderz - dearest b/w punisher 7in

SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ CONTINUE TO WARP AND FRY YER MIND WITH A SIZZLING NEW SINGLE OUT NOW ON VELOCITY OF SOUND RECORDS.... "DEAREST B/W PUNISHER" !!!!!!!!!!!!

formed outta the ashes of MODEY LEMON, SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ take the pummel of garagey psych, the cosmic haze of krautrock and the dinged up electronics of early post punk, smash all the parts together and RnR some of the most killer mesmerizing jams you'll likely to come across all year long.......   this new single has a wicked cover of Mickey & Sylvia's "DEAREST"blurred out, fuzzed up in extra melodic / post hangover style....and the flipside "PUNISHER" is a psych damaged ripper that pulsates, throbs like a lysergic dance floor slayer from the future!!!!!!!!!

SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ are on the cusp on the NEW SOUND of PSYCH BENT NOISE, incorporating the sonic adventures of the past while pushing their analog sound in new directions.....the girl/boy vocal harmonies, the layers of samples, drums and off kilter guitars, the stretched out yet concise song structures.......man stop reading cuz you guys just gotta check SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ out now........

this single is just teasing me for what i hope with be one of the best debut albums ever,
 and one that i hope we get soon............

RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!

listen to both sides of the single below -
   and grab one now!!!!!!!!





and as a bonus listen to SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ recent split single with BITCHIN BAJAS out on VOLCOM RECORDZZZZZZ  -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

cosmic dead - easterfaust

HOLD ONTO YER HATS cuz yer gonna want to blast off into the outer realms with COSMIC
DEAD's new epic psyched out album EASTERFAUST out now on SOUND OF COBRA !!!!!!!!!!!!

this new lp is TWO SIDE LONG JAMS chock full of DRONED OUT, WARPED, OPIATED RnR SURE TO OVERDRIVE YER MUSICAL RECEPTORS !!!!!!!

taking their cues from HAWKWIND, POPUL VUH and CAN as well as more contemporary interstellar travelers ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, THE HEADS and LOOP, COSMIC DEAD is totally obliterating what you may think you know about instrumental, propuslive psych rock.........      guitars soar, drums motorik you into hypnosis and the bass lines drag you straight down the wormhole!!!!!!!!!   and when the tone arm retreats, you'll be have a sonic hangover that'll leave you thirsty for more........

i've been spinning EASTERFAUST nonstop and if yer looking for the sound of the FUTURE, look NO FURTHER THAN COSMIC DEAD.........these UK kids just fucking slay........

RIYL - CAVE, VERMA, WOODEN SHJIPS, EARTHLESS, WHITE HILLS, PHARAOH OVERLOAD and/or any other HEAVY SPACED OUT PSYCHEDELIA!!!!!!!!

LISTEN TO EASTERFAUST BELOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
   and click here to grab yer very own vinyl copy!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

pussy galore - pussy gold 5000

i was way stoked that SHOVE RECORDS reissued the 87 ep PUSSY GOLD 5000 by my fave noise punks PUSSY GALORE this year for RECORD STORE DAY........so now i finally have a copy to blast out my windows and the annoy the neighbors with!!!!!!!!!

and well if you haven't introduced yerself to the sloppy, irreverent RnR chaos of PUSSY GALORE now is the time.......

all their releases are recommended, but there's something extra explosive and feral about the PUSSY GOLD 5000 EP........  and if you come across it, YOU NEED TO PICK IT UP............

so yeah let's get rowdy 
and listen to PUSSY GOLD 5000 below !!!!!!!!



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

obnox - louder space

SO I STARTED WRITING MY BEST OF LIST FOR THE YEAR ALREADY AND IT GOES.... OBNOX..... OBNOX.... OBNOX!!!!!!!!!!!!  YES!!!!!!!   and i bet yer list will look the same as soon as you hear his new album LOUDER SPACE out now via 12XU RECORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

OBNOX has been on a well documented tear these past two years, that everyone knows, but what few people realize is how bad BIM is making everyone else look.......(think of any just OK indie RnR band now).....  and LOUDER SPACE just knocks everyone else outta the park...(if these other bands were even in the same ballpark to begin with...)....

OBNOX has turned everything up to 11 on his new lp, the layers and layers of blown out RnR are even more GNARLY AND INFECTIOUS, the razorsharp melodies are EVEN MORE INJURY CAUSING and the songs are all but guaranteed to MELT YER FUCKING MIND..........  and if you thought OBNOX was a just a one man garage punk wrecking ball in person, LOUDER SPACE proves that once a full studio is at his disposal the SONIC VOODOO he is capable of has NO MATCH!!!!!!!!  

and though this album is tacitly GARAGE PUNK in genre, it incorporates and warps OHIO PUNK, RUSTBELT R&B, AMPED UP GARAGE, NOISY PSYCH AND EVEN HIPHOP INSPIRED FUNK through BIM's wildly creative and disruptive mind, leaving you with an album LOUD, HARD HITTING AND ALL OF ITS OWN CLASS.........  

so though even more words could be typed, but the low down is this -
YOU JUST FUCKING NEED THIS LP EVEN IF YOU DON'T REALIZE IT YET!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOUDER SPACE IS RECOMMENDED TIMES INFINITY.

SO LISTEN TO A FEW TRACK OFF LOUDER SPACE BELOW,  and grab one NOW from 12XU !!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

golden pelicans - burn everything 7in

florida's most unruly gang of RnR destroyers, GOLDEN PELICANS, have a brand new 7 inch out on PELICAN POW WOW, entitled BURN EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!  and this ain't no false advertising!!!!!!!!!!

stripped down / blown out PUNK ROCK of the thuggish, drunken and budget variety doesn't get much more riot inciting and fun then these two bangers.......   BURN EVERYTHING is that roll the car windows down and fuck the world shout-a-long you've needed since you were thirteen (and might i add will always need)......... and the b side ain't no slouch either, HELL'S BUCKET will leave you with that perfect level of agitation, catharsis and ear ringing that any good garage punk song should.......

so if yer into BUCK BILOXI, MANATEEES, FOSTER CARE, GINO & THE GOONS, LIFE STINKS, GARY WRONG, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS and/or any of the classic SFTRI / CRYPT / RIP OFF records bands, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.......

STREAM BURN EVERYTHING BELOW,
   and pick up a copy here or where ever good music is sold (which isn't very many spots now days)






and oh yeah this is the GOLDEN PELICANS live -

Monday, March 31, 2014

electric eels - jaguar ride 7in

HOLY FUCKING SHIT, HOZAC RECORDS HAS DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE AND PRESSED UP TWO KILLER LOST TRACKS FROM OHIO'S PROTO PUNK NOISE MONGERING LEGENDS,  ELECTRIC EELS, ONTO ONE BRAND NEW FUCKING EAR SPLITTING 7 INCH ENTITLED JAGUAR RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey man all caps doesn't convey how fucking exited i am that this day has finally come, you can go to yer local record shop and BUY A ELECTRIC EELS SINGLE!!!!!!!!!!   i never thought it would happen......  so forget all those boring ass punk bands that keep getting reissued and check out the REAL DEAL DAMAGED ROCK MADNESS OF THE ELECTRIC EELS NOW.......  (read on here for further details about the band and what i've said before about the eels).....

JUST KNOW THIS SINGLE COMES WITH THE HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE AND IF YOU READ THIS BLOG, YOU FUCKING NEED TO HAVE IT ON YER TURNTABLE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

LISTEN TO BOTH JAGUAR RIDE AND SPLITTERTY SPLAT BELOW!!!!!!
   and grab as many copies as you can from HOZAC RECORDS here !!!!!!



Friday, March 28, 2014

flipper - generic flipper

FLIPPER's first album, GENERIC FLIPPER, is one of the most menacing, swampy, feedback & mud caked rock n roll albums of all time and if you haven't it heard it yet, NOW IS THE TIME!!!!!!!!!

seriously they took punk rock, which at the time was calcifying into a simple loud/fast hardcore formula, into whole new noise damaged, warped directions......and to say that countless bands cite GENERIC FLIPPER as an inspiration doesn't come close to how insanely killer FLIPPER's debut lp was and still is.........

their first three albums are all CLASSIC, but GENERIC FLIPPER is one of my hands down favorite spins of all time.........

so crank up yer stereo and listen to GENERIC FLIPPER below - 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ono - diegesis

chicago's gospel-meets-noise art punks ONO are back with a brand new album, DIEGESIS, out via MONIKER RECORDS.  so you better let yer ears expand their consciousness now, cuz this is one wild genre-bending, cosmic post punk ride!!!!!!!

ONO formed during the early days of the chicago punk scene but always had a more experimental goal in mind than louder, faster, dumber.....  their sound is a mix of throbbing post punk, noise coated gospel chanting, pre industrial droning and punk rock attitude of throwing everything out the window.......  after their initial run of two album, ONO went into hibernation......until recently.....  in 2012 they released a new album, ALBINO and showed the world what they were doing back in the 80s, still sounds fresh and avant even today.......   and when ALBINO hit the shelves i couldn't say enough kind words about ONO (click here for that review).....and that would've been enough..... ONO could've retreated once more and left the world a better place.....

however they weren't down blowing minds yet.... HENCE DIEGESIS....... further articulating their cryptic political, tonal and spiritual mission, their new album is even more entrancing and perspective changing........    at times treading the same avant blues ground of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, the sonic desolation of THROBBING GRISTLE, the post punk implosion of THIS HEAT, the no wave rejection of TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS and the all out search for a new meaningful form of music as THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, ONO is leaping beyond what can even be called art punk or noisy post punk........ and boundary pushing is alway a good thing.......

sure these days with yer nice little sub genres and yer crowd pleasing reliable-as-ever cliches, RnR this out there might not gain much attention or creditability.......  sure its weird and dark and subversive......but at exactly times like this do we need an album like DIEGESIS.......  

things are afoot and you need to be tuned into the right vibrations.........  and i guarantee you won't heard another experimental RnR album that'll grab you like this all year long.......

so listen to the first track off DIEGESIS below,
  and click here to stream the whole lp over at the chicago reader!!!!!

and yeah, go here to grab a copy from MONIKER here!!!!!



and yes get converted by watching ONO live below -
  )


Thursday, February 27, 2014

joel rl phelps and the downer trio - gala

former SILKWORM guitarist/vocalist JOEL RL PHELPS isn't exactly a household name, even for those music junkies amongst us, but after leaving his more famous band, he's released a handful of albums under his own name to relative obscurity (all of which you should track down)....and now after a nine year haitus he's back with a new lp on 12XU with his DOWNER TRIO entitled GALA.....

these eleven tracks that compose GALA are a morose, stripped down journey through the darker corners of yer mind, at times loud and distorted like the best of the 90s underground rock scene and at others an enlightening yet twisting and turning trip through a nightmarish post grunge world of disappointment and adulthood none of us wanted....  an album that sounds timeless and yet recalls a time when we all thought SUB POP, DRAG CITY and MATADOR were finally gonna make a dent in the bad music coming out of our radios.......(well at least those of us over thirty...)

of course there's plenty of bands trying to relive the past these days, but JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO have a depth of songwriting and musicianship (and to say the least experience) that so many rockers trying to mine the brash indie guitar rock of years past just plain don't have......

GALA is definitely for those of us that grew up on SLINT, PAVEMENT, SEBADOH, ARCHERS OF LOAF, SUPERCHUNK and of course SILKWORM lps during our teen years (just to name a few)........but GALA's appeal ought to extend way beyond that.... sucking in all sorts of new fans who weren't there when indie rock meant loud guitars, heartfelt lyrics and artful DIY approach to genre bending post punk in all new ways......

JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO's new album is FOR SURE unlike anything else yer gonna throw on yer turntable this year and because of it's fucking unrelenting passion and concise musicianship, YOU NEED TO HEAR GALA NOW.......   listen to an album that's outside the box for those hype machine blogs for once and you'll be happy you did.........

stream a few tracks off the new lp GALA here -
  and grab a copy from 12XU here !!!!!




and watch JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO live below -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

atlantic thrills - s/t lp

ALMOST READY RECORDS HAS RELEASED ONE HELLUVA RIOTOUS WHISKEY SOAKED S/T DEBUT ALBUM FROM ATLANTIC THRILLS and if you need a shot of high energy rock n roll, you ought to be running out the door to yer local record shop now.......

mining the depths of the garage psych greats and warping their flower punk sound with plenty of earworming analog melody, anthemic party inducing lyrics and blown out jangly energy, ATLANTIC THRILLS have concocted a CATCHY AS FUCK ALBUM FULL OF SONGS READY TO BLAST OUTTA YER CAR WINDOWS ALL SUMMER LONG.....  if the beach boys, the seeds and cramps all sat down to write a smash hit about getting wasted, it would sound like this!!!!    so yeah, this record's gonna get the grooves worn out of it!   

ATLANTIC THRILLS are one of the most promising and addicting new bands i've come across this year yet.....  and fans of BLACK LIPS, REIGNING SOUND, KING KHAN & BBQ, DEAD MOON, CHEAP TIME and THE YOLKS definitely need to introduce themselves to their new GO TO BAND!!!!!!!

so snap outta yer haze and get ready for the all night bender ahead by listening to two songs off their s/t debut below,
  then grab the lp from ALMOST READY here !!!!!




and watch ATLANTIC THRILLS live here -




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

terrible twos - horror vacui

detroit's TERRIBLE TWOS have emerged from hiding after five years and released another heavy hittin platter of destructo synth punk entitled HORROR VACUI via URINAL CAKE RECORDS!!!!!!!

rapid fire, messy, loud and raw as fuck, TERRIBLE TWOS rip through thirteen songs of synth bent punk rawk menace sure to make JAY REATARD and THE SCREAMERS proud.........

there's plenty of that gnarly garage punk i've missed since LOST SOUNDS broke up, and YES, there's some of that same addicting post-apocalyptic, art-damaged sound that fellow motor city cohorts HUMAN EYE and TIMMY'S ORGANISM wallow in......  and i'd say if yer a fan of anything rowdy, blown out and punk, you need to check out HORROR VACUI now........  especially if yer hip to that special breed of dystopic post industrial collapse michigan RnR, like TYVEK, PROTOMARTYR and SROS LORDS........ and that means you TERMBO junkies......

half a decade was worth the wait, since HORROR VACUI is gonna blow up yer turntable, kill some brain cells and leave a smile on yer face..........    recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!

listen to A WORD AND A WORLD off the new lp below....
....click here to stream the whole album via URINAL CAKE !!!!!



and yeah witness the TERRIBLE TWOS live below -

Friday, February 7, 2014

the yolks - two dollars out the door 7in

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   chicago RnR rabblerousers, THE YOLKS ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE..... AND A BRAND NEW GARAGE ROCKIN' DOUBLE SHOT ON RANDY RECORDS ENTITLED TWO DOLLARS OUT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE YOLKS have been gettin' the kids all worked up and sweaty in dive bars and at basement shows in chicago for years now, but they haven't released any new material since their self titled debut back in '09.....(though they did sneak out a killer set of cover tunes on tape last year).........and man oh man did i miss these guys!!!  NOBODY FUCKING TAKES LO-FI GARAGE ROCK BACK TO ITS RAW BLUESY CORE LIKE THE YOLKS DO.....   at least not anyone since since THE OBLIVIANS, THE MUMMIES, MAKERS AND THE SEXAREENOS made GARAGE ROCK HAPPENIN' AGAIN.....

THE A SIDE TWO DOLLARS OUT THE DOOR EXPLODES WITH A INFECTIOUS ENERGY AND JANGLE MOST BANDS KICKING AROUND THESE DAYS OUGHT TO BE JEALOUS OF.....and the B SIDE is a warped retake on BO DIDDLEY'S SEMINAL HIT PRETTY THING....and if you can take a song like that to a new level, yer band will always be alright be me.......

so stop settling with bands that just pretend to play garage rock and can't even cover the classics well, AND PICK UP THIS NEW YOLKS SINGLE NOW......  

listen to the A SIDE of new 7 inch below,
  and yeah hit up RANDY himself here!!!!



and watch THE YOLKS live at the empty bottle below -

Thursday, February 6, 2014

spray paint - rodeo songs


holy hell nobody can stop the art damaged warpath of austin's SPRAY PAINT!!!!!!  who after releasing one the best albums of 2013 and one of the most killer debut lps i've come across in recent memory, RELEASED A SECOND FUCKING FACE MELTING LP IN THE SAME YEAR.....what?  could we be that lucky?  FUCK YES........  out on SS RECORDS and titled RODEO SONGS, you need to get yer next fix of SPRAY PAINT NOW!!!!!!!!!

so yeah, i didn't have enough time to digest RODEO SONGS at the end of 2013 for it to make my year end list (and two of their lps on my list might've been a bit much anyway), but maybe i'll just throw it on 2014's best of!!!!!!   CUZ IT'S ANOTHER BRUTAL, RAZOR SHARP, ANGULAR NO WAVE BENT SERVING OF RnR ANGST THAT YOU'LL INSTANTLY GET HOOKED ON.....  this is PUNK ROCK STRIPPED TO ITS CORE, DETUNED, PROPULSIVE, INCISIVE AND SURE TO CAUSE A FRENZY EVERY TIME IT HITS YER TURNTABLE.......

like i said of SPRAY PAINT before, and it still rings true, too many bands are trying to "garage" or "psych" and/or "punker" than you, but few bands are mining the creative warped excess of the early 80s when art damaged punk rockers, smacked out no wavers and RnR low lifes were all turning music inside out........   RODEO SONGS name checks some great albums in spirit, but is quite unlike any other album that came out in 2013!!!!  (other than their s/t lp....of course)

THIS IS SOME TOP SHELF ROCK N ROLL CHAOS FOR YOU EAR-DAMAGED MUSIC OBSESSIVES LIKE ME.........so get with it, and add RODEO SONGS TO YER COLLECTION NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

preview to a few tracks of RODEO SONGS below,
   and get hooked up via SS RECORDS here !!!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

sex tide - flash fuck

watch out cuz columbus, ohio is not done destroying rock n roll yet, and the newest addition to the great warped lineage of blown out rust belt garage punk is none other than SEX TIDE and their recently released FLASH FUCK album on A WICKED COMPANY.....

setting up their primal cavestomp scree with nothing but two guitars and a minimal drum kit, SEX TIDE are taking their cues from THE GORIES and THE CHEATER SLICKS....but aren't satisified to stop there....you can see their nefarious plan is to lay waste to the unsuspecting eardrums across the nation that've just barely healed since PUSSY GALORE, FIREWORKS and THE HONEYMOON KILLERS called it quits......

their debut platter is chock full of scuzzed out mutant guitars strangling each other, blown out riffs exploding over the trashy menacing rhythms, all of it teetering on the edge of completely falling apart into a wall of feedback and madness.....just like all those long forgotten heros of the underbelly of rock...  so exactly the kinda noisy, garage punk that will always find a home on my turntable, even when most think it just belongs in the gutter.....

fans of deliquent noisy RnR from OBNOX, UNHOLY TWO, COUNTER INTUITS, PAMPERS, GINO & THE GOONS, TRUE SONS OF THUNDER and other like minded bands, NEED TO CHECK OUT SEX TIDE NOW......

so listen to FLASH FUCK below -
  and grab a copy from A WICKED COMPANY here !!!!!
thank god someone's keeping it ugly and real!!!!



and watch the video for LAUDANUM below -


Sex Tide "Laudanum" from Straight to Video on Vimeo.

PS LOOK FOR A NEW 7 INCH BY SEX TIDE ON COLUMBUS DISCOUNT SOON!!!!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

todays hits - sex boys ep

get ready for some sleazy no-fi RnR with RANDY RECORDS latest banger, SEX BOYS from
chicago's TODAY'S HITS!!!!!!!!

comprised of recent kentucky transplant james (who started the band on some sort of dare to write a 1000 songs in a 1000 days), kenny from MAGIC MILK and andrew from THE SUEVES, TODAYS HITS is kinda like a misfit supergroup of chicago's trashy garage underground....  and SEX BOYS, their debut effort, distills all the wonderful misanthropic RnR energy you could want through the fucked up haze of jangly garage and bubblegum trash pop......all four of these songs are addictingly simple and sweet and sure to get stuck in yer over stimulated head the rest of the week.....  not since KIM FOWLEY WAS WARPING THE MINDS OF THE YOUTH CULTURE ON THE SUNSET STRIP HAS A BAND CONCOCTED SUCH A TRASHY AND FUN DEBUT SINGLE!!!!!!

fans of KING TUFF, NOBUNNY, UH BONES, GENTLEMAN JESSE, SLUSHY, BUSY SIGNALS, GLITZ, BARE WIRES and/or any of the bands on RANDY, BURGER or CASTLE FACE need this SEX BOYS EP now........

dude, the party is yours for the throwing,
just drop this 7 inch on yer turntable!!!!

seriously recommended!

listen to the A side of the SEX BOYS 7 inch below -
   and grab one from RANDY himself !!!!!!



and watch TODAYS HITS live at the burlington below -

Todays Hits @Nitetrotter Fest 2013 from Deep Cover on Vimeo.

Monday, January 27, 2014

morgan delt - s/t lp

GET READY TO GO ON A PSYCHEDELIC ADVENTURE WITH TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS NEWEST RnR DISCOVERY, MORGAN DELT, AND HIS KILLER SELF TITLED DEBUT LP !!!!!!!!!!!!

somewhere in the sun fried corners of southern california, MORGAN DELT is trying to resurrect the reverbed ghost of psychedelic pop and scare the world back to that enchanted time in the late 60s where the world seemed like it might just change for the better (musically and otherwise)....... this first full length is an broken-pop analog trance you'll slip right into, a fractured lo-fi reinterpretation of the psych greats, a roller coaster trip through drugged-out weirdo RnR history as if it were all happening at once, a cosmic ritual played out song after fuzzed out song on vinyl where you, the listener, leave yer body and let the vibrations, the high energy warped songs lead you to a place you've never gone before and a place from which you might never return......

sure CAN, LOVE, SIMPLY SAUCER, WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND, SOFT MACHINE and others might've have promised to take us into the outer realms of our minds, but most just didn't follow their cues and missed out on all the adventurous music....but MORGAN DELT is here to the rescue, poised to take us just as far as all those killer psych bands of yore.......and the price of admission is one mutant record you'll sure as fuck spin over and over again........

thank god this was released in the winter, cuz when yer stuck at home, MORGAN DELT's self titled album is all yer gonna need to escape !!!!!!!!!!  


YEAH SO LISTEN TO TWO SONGS OF THE S/T DEBUT LP NOW
AND GRAB YER COPY FROM TROUBLE IN MIND NOW !!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

ya ho wa 13 - penetration: an aquarian symphony

if yr looking for some far out, experimental psych rock, you need not search any further than YA HO WA 13 !!!!!!!!!  and their seminal mind melting lp PENETRATION: AN AQUARIAN SYMPHONY!!!!!!

for those not in the know, YA HO WA 13 was formed by FATHER YOD out of members of his socal hippie commune / spiritual collective THE SOURCE FAMILY in the early 70s.... while not expanding their minds through meditation and the herbal sacrament and running a successful vegetarian restaurant on sunset strip, FATHER YOD with his music cohorts set out to totally mutate and stretch out psychedelic rock n roll as we know it...... droned and spaced out, filled with chants and freak outs, all sorts of weird percussion and instrumentation, YA HO WA 13 totally blew up what it meant to ROCK N ROLL and pretty much put most of the rest of psych bands of the day into the tame category.......  they recorded all their albums in the garage next to their commune and self released them on their HIGHER KEY label, selling them only at shows and at the restaurant they ran....... making them collectors gold and fresh for rediscovery......

and thankfully labels like TEE PEE and DRAG CITY did rediscover YA HO WA 13 (and FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76 as well as the SOURCE FAMILY's other various one off side projects) and have been reissuing their albums........  apparently there are over 65 lps worth of material much of which has never seen the light of day, even on their own HIGHER KEY label........

i won't suggest you grab all these albums, but PENETRATION: AN AQUARIUM SYMPHONY is their best effort and widely acknowledged as one of the best PSYCH ROCK ALBUMS OF ALL TIME........ way ahead of it's years, and totally entrancing YOU JUST NEED TO HEAR THIS LP NOW.........    one listen might just warp you forever.......  (TEE PEE did reissue it, but it's out of print, though well worth searching for and easier to find than it used to be....)

and once yer hooked on YA HO WA 13, good luck crate digging for the rest of their albums......

GET READY TO HAVE YER EXPANDED AND LISTEN TO PENETRATION: AN AQUARIAN SYMPHONY BELOW -
   and click any of the links above for further reading on YA HO WA 13........




ps....click here to watch the killer documentary on THE SOURCE FAMILY released last year !!!!!  one of my fave RnR films of 2013 hands down.........  

Friday, January 24, 2014

doug tuttle - s/t lp

after the dissolution of his killer krautrock-damaged psych outfit MMOSS last year all was not lost, cuz DOUG TUTTLE decided to channel his energies into a solo bedroom recording project and now thanks to TROUBLE IN MIND, we can all bring home DOUG TUTTLE'S self titled debut album!!!!!!!   and you fuckin' should!!!!!!

west coast hazy psych pop jams meet late 60s british underground warped lysergic vibes....all stretched and twisted into analog mess of melodies and textures that you'll wander around in and get lost.....  these songs envelope you, sometimes with the jangly songwriting, other times with their lush krautrock induced ambience, and certainly lots of haunting vocals creeping out of the cosmic layers of guitars that'll mesmerize you til you gotta flip the record over........ and as you wind yer way through DOUG TUTTLE's headphone masterpiece, you definitely hear his jumping off points though for sure this s/t album is a world of his own creation........ (doug admits a huge obsession with neil young and the byrds, though i also definitely hear some LOVE and HOLLIES in these songs...)

you'll both become addicted to DOUG TUTTLE's lp and need those repeat listen to uncode all the secrets waiting for you in the grooves on this album........

so what are you waiting for, YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS TRIP now........
don't settle for less than another killer jam from TROUBLE IN MIND!!!!!

GO AHEAD AND LISTEN TO TWO TRACKS OF THE S/T LP BELOW  and grab a copy from TROUBLE IN MIND now !!!!!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

energy gown - round house 7in


chicago's droned out psychedelic mind melters, ENERGY GOWN, are back with a brand new lathe cut 7 inch, ROUND HOUSE.....and you need to get yr hands on it now!!!!!!

part of the digital comp, ACTIVE LISTENER SAMPLER 15, this new blast of consciousness-expanding space bent RnR from ENERGY GOWN will certainly have the fuzz heads and psych junkies grappling for their newest fix....... continuing on with where their previous single I WATCH THE SUN left off, ROUND HOUSE drones and warps with the best of the lysergic rockers from the past, from LES RALLIZES DENUDES to PARSSON SOUND and back through the rabbit hole to YA HO WA 13, HAWKWIND and FAUST.......ENERGY GOWN distorts and re-mystifies psychedelic rock back to its founding burst of energy in the late 60s.....and doesn't just aim for the rigid genre signifiers so many IN bands use to define themselves as PSYCH....

so yeah if yer into the reverberation appreciation society, cardinal fuzz, trouble in mind and other like minded psych labels, this severely limited single is FOR YOU.

GET READY TO TUNE YERSELF IN TO THE COSMOS!!!!!

LISTEN TO ROUND HOUSE below and grab a copy this recommended jam here -



and watch energy gown at the empty bottle below -