Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everything I Say

Vic Chesnutt - Everything I Say

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Without Your Love

Ceremony - Without Your Love
from "Disappear" LP (2007)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Red Temple Spirits

Los Angeles quartet Red Temple Spirits skillfully mix post-punk influences - mid-period Cure, Savage Republic, early (Death) Cult - with a loving dose of lysergic psychedelia (Syd Barrett and Roky Erickson are particular touchstones). Bassist Dino Paredes and guitarist Dallas Taylor coax entrancing drones and pulses from their instruments with judicious uses of echoe and other effects, while shamanistic frontman William Faircloth (a colorful immigrant from Britain's original '60s psychedelic movement) delves into mysticism (Native American on the first album, Tibetan on the second) with a grace and passion rarely seen before.

Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon is an astonishing debut. The luxurious packaging (doubleLP/single CD) mirrors the care put into the music, which tastefully incorporates flutes, bells, natural sounds (water, birds) to create a heady atmosphere of ritualistic ecstasy. Short catchy compositions like 'Dreamings Ending' alternate with several long and complex pieces.

Dreamings Ending


Nile Song (Pink Floyd cover)

from the 1988 LP "Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon"
on Fundamental (SAVE 74)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Black Belvedere

Le Corbeau - Black Belvedere

from "Moth On The Headlight" LP on Fysisk Format (2011)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Town Tied

Slug Guts - Town Tied
 from Howlin' Gang LP on Sacred Bones (2011)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

So Far Away

A Place To Bury Strangers - So Far Away

from "Onwards To The Wall" 5 track EP on Dead Oceans (DOC065) 
to be released: 07/02/12


Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Last Pop Song

1000 Mexicans - The Last Pop Song
from their 12" vinyl released on Abstract Sounds in 1984 (12 ABS 021)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Drag Racing The Devil

Angry Johnny And The Killbillies - Drag Racing The Devil
from "Hankenstein" lp
originally released in 1996 on Tar Hut Records

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hear Martin

Witch Hats - Hear Martin
from "Pleasure Syndrome" LP (Longtime Listener 2011)