Monday, November 30, 2009

Lorelei at SLR20!

Lorelei in 1993.

Lorelei's set at Slumberland's 20th Anniversary in DC was one of my favorite parts of the entire show for sure. It was their unexpected cover of Lilys' "February Fourteenth" though, that for me at least, was the absolute pinnacle of the night. I was one of those people screaming "valentine" at the top of their lungs during the chorus. It was magical.

[MP3]: Lorelei :: February Fourteenth (Lilys cover) (Live at SLR20 in DC)

Download the rest of the DC and NYC sets here.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Screamfeeder: "Dart"

Screamfeeder circa 1997

[MP3]: Screamfeeder :: Dart

As mentioned in the last post, I've been completely hooked on Screamfeeder's 1996 LP, Kitten Licks, for quite a few weeks now. "Dart" is probably my favorite moment of the record, but to be honest, there are few duds to be found throughout it. This type of fuzzy 90s stuff has really been my cup of tea lately. Most days I seem to just be going back and forth between The Spinanes, Screamfeeder, and Versus.

Bonus! The video for "Gravity", also from Kitten Licks. On "Gravity" they tend to pretty much just sound like Pavement.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Long time no see

Finally, on this cloudy Monday morning, I've found some free space to actually give this blog a minute of my time. I really miss posting and updating frequently and keeping up with everything, but frankly I just can't do it like I used to – real life just keeps getting in the way. So I've decided that, while I truly can't keep it up in the same way it once was, I can still keep it going. Instead of new reviews and features and etc, I'm going to try out just posting a song a day, with just a little bit of background. I think that will be fun! We'll see, though.

Just to catch you up to speed though, here's a bit of what I've been loving lately:
Pants Yell! Received Pronunciation
Best Coast Make You Mine EP
Versus Secret Swingers
Screamfeeder Kitten Licks
The Fauns S/T
The Spinanes Strand
A Sunny Day In Glasgow Ashes Grammar

Now for a song – not from any of those records!

[MP3]: #Poundsign# :: Michigan

I'm going to assume anyone reading this is relatively familiar with #Poundsign#, but maybe not with this particular song. "Michigan" comes from the 1997 Cher Doll compilation Something Cool. It's one of my favorite comps ever. Check out the rest of the tracklist and you'll see why. It's even gold based on "Michigan" and that Rizzo track alone!

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Monday, November 02, 2009

A monthly mix: November!


Didn't quite make it by the first, but yes, it is indeed monthly mix time again! November is looking pretty good so far – leaves are really coming off the trees now and sweater weather is almost in full swing! This mix was sort based stylistically around the fact that I just HAD to put a Spinanes song on it, and it just HAD to be "Hawaiian Baby", and then the rest of the mix just sort of fell into place. Lots of 90s, and if I'm not mistaken, all American bands, too. This mix, like most of the monthly mixes, is a pretty good representation of where my tastes are lying at the moment. Anyway, I hope you like it! Download away!


01. The Autocollants "Send Me Back"
02. Ida "Dream Date"
03. The Spinanes "Hawaiian Baby"
04. The Clientele "Shadow Of Your Life"
05. Veronica Lake "Insecure Baby"
06. Beat Happening "Sleepy Head"
07. The State Of Samuel "Slow Day For The UFOs"
08. Insta "Nitelight"
09. Sleepyhead "Sick Of Heaven"
10. The Ropers "Home"
11. Versus "Wind Me Up"
12. Julie Doiron "Sweeter"
13. Nerdy Girl "Hate Me"
14. Heartworms "Really, Really, Really, Sorry (Parts I & II)"

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