Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Smog - Tired Tape Machine (1990)

Real great lo-fi, indie, tape-fuckery masterpiece right here. Not really going to be the clean indie rock one would come to expect from him later in his career, nor is it the almost country-like sound that came even later. It's a real demented, strange, and at times even eerie album, way more enthralling than his other stuff. I'd even go as far as to say that it's definitely his best album in my opinion, it's severely underrated.

Loving the fables of the times
Learning the fables of the times
Teaching me the fables of the times
I don't think I miss much

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Federal Duck - Federal Duck (1968)

Nice surreal late 60's psych. The album is so pleasant and laid back and just sounds like one big dream. Even while the album has quite a few upbeat songs, all of the tracks just have this kind of dark undertone to them for whatever reason. It's an interesting blend of blues, folk, and psych rock, and it comes out perfectly, definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rema-Rema - Wheel In the Roses (1980)

This is a wonderfully quaint little post-punk EP. This album might sound a bit familiar if you follow the blog. That's because Mass, an exquisite group that I shared here some time earlier, was born from the ashes of Rema-Rema, and have a lot of the same members. It has the same dark and delirious tone to it that Labour of Love had, and it's equally charming and captivating. It's great, noisy hectic post-punk that you should listen to right now.

There's no light at the end of it all
Let's all sit down and cry
There's not light at the beginning
Let's all sit down and cry

Friday, January 3, 2014

Blurt - Blurt + Singles (2009)

Wonderful comp from the epileptic jazz-punk trio Blurt which includes their self titled album and a few of their singles from the early 80s. It's a really hyper, energetic, yet simple album, just repetitive lyrics chanted (or screamed) a few times, followed by some gorgeous sax molestation and other somewhat post-punky sounding instrumentals. The album is just real catchy and fun to just listen and sing along (or dance like youre having a seizure) to, it's best played loudly.

The fish needs a bike
The fish needs a bike