11.17.14
Crayon
BRICK FACTORY-('HHBTM)-
Wow, this was certainly a blast from the past that I had nearly forgotten about. This record by this Bellingham, WA More

11.17.14
Ronnie Fauss
BUILT TO BREAK-(NORMALTOWN RECORDS)-Out of the blue Fauss’ 2012 debut, I AM THE MAN YOU KNOW I’M NOT (also on Normaltown Records) dropped into my lap More

11.17.14
Inspiral Carpets
S/T-(CHERRY RED)-
It always seems to be the case that the best comeback albums are often made by the less-obvious reunited bands, and that’s .More

11.17.14
Willow Willow
LISTENING TO MUSIC-(SELF RELEASED)- These two certainly have an interesting history (though Googling their name and trying come up with anything is difficult). More

11.9.14
Les Baxter
LES BAXTER’S ORIGINAL QUIET VILLAGE-('el/ CHERRY RED)-
Poor Les Baxter. Back in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, he just couldn’t get people to take him seriously. More

11.9.14
The Chills
THE BBC SESSIONS -(FIRE RECORDS)-Wow…this was certainly a pleasant surprise. I never thought I’d see a new release of old Chills stuff. I assumed that everything made More

11.9.14
Sid Griffin
THE TRICK IS TO BREATHE-(PRIMA REECORDINGS)-
I was real happy to see this one. I’ve been a longtime fan of Griffin’s LA-based band the Long Ryders More

11.9.14
So Cow
THE LONG CON-(GONER)- I’ve always approached this band (Basically the brainchild of one Brian Kelly though on this record he has a real live rhythm section) More

11.4.14
The Dream Academy
THE MORNING LASTED ALL DAY-(REAL GONE MUSIC)- I never knew much about this lush, UK pop band beyond “Life in a Northern Town”, the hit off of their 1985 More

11.4.14
Ex-Cult
MIDNIGHT PASSENGER -(GONER RECORDS)-I dug this Memphis band’s 2012 debut (also on Goner) as it had plenty of guitar attitude but MIDNIGHT PASSENGER More

11.4.14
The Pop Group
WE ARE TIME and CABINET OF CURIOUSITIES-(FREAKS R US)-
UK’s the Pop Group came, burned brightly for a few years (1978-’81) and then left us. More

11.4.14
The Well Wishers
A SHATTERING SKY-(SELF RELEASED)-Bay Area musician Jeff Shelton knows a thing or two about a guitar hook. Hell, the guy’s been writing catchy, More

camera obscura- "do it again"
savages- "shut up"
beach day- "beach day"
flowerss- "sun dial"
pinata protest- "vato perron"
pure bathing culture- "pendulum"
dog party- "how are you doing?"
the three o'clock- "with a cantaloupe girlfriend"
kissaway trail- "norrebro"
the ocean blue- "sunset moonrise"