Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Michael Yonkers - Nevermore

This song by Yonkers feels like its been beamed in from some dreary, gray, parallel universe, and I LOVE it.

Favorite Records of 2010

For a year that I lost one of my favorite musicians (R.I.P. Jay Reatard), there were some serious good tunes.

Ty Segall - Melted



Purling Hiss - Public Service Announcement



Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime



Blank Dogs - Land And Fixed



Tame Impala - Innerspeaker



Sun Araw - On Patrol



Timmy's Organism - Rise of the Green Gorilla



The Soft Moon - Soft Moon



Moon Unit - Hell Horse and Heady Stratus


Salem - King Night



Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today



Automelodi - Automelodi



Cccandy - Lonesome Berlin



Dead Gaze - End of Days, Why not you?



Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest



Tobacco - Manic Meat



Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?



Hunx and His Punx - Gay Singles



Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be



Weekend - Sports




Kurt Vile - Square Shells




Umberto - Prophecy of the Black Widow




Zola Jesus - Valusia/Stridulum

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Brilliant documentary on Krautrock. Really gets into the nooks and crannies of the genre.











Saturday, December 18, 2010

Segas Urinal video game.

I've got pretty awesome aim...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Animations of John Whitney

Awesome animations using a homemade analog computer.







Friday, December 10, 2010

Its a Joe Meek Day. For the I one Iove ;)







This is the demo for "Tribute to Buddy Holly" which has a cool piano part not in the finished version.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sensation's Fix

One day... ONE DAY I will make an Italian rock guide called SpaghettiRock sampler to rival all Julian Copes samplers. Until then here is the ultra mysterious and ultra cool Sensation's Fix. Any one else think the singer sounds a little like Guy Picciotto from Fugazi?







Sean Young filmed the making of Dune with David Lynch 1983

So my crush from Blade Runner has her own youtube channel. Check out this awesome behind the scenes look at Dune complete with unnecessary commentary!

Claude Lombard - Sleep Well

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Animated Incal

At one point Moebius and Jodorowsky were gonna blow all our damn minds and make The Incal (which is coming out in hardcover form thanks to Humanoids) into a feature length animated movie. Holy shit right? Well they lost funding and never completed it. Boo to that brotha'! What remains are some segments that were used to garner interest and funds into the project. Hot damn I wish this had been made!



Hayao Miyazaki did make a Nausicaä under Moebius's influence so I guess that kinda counts as an animated Moebius film. And you've seen Moebius's influence in everything from Alien to Tron to Little Nemo in Slumberland. Don't forget the Fifth Element... shhh. But, wow, this animated version of The Incal would have been such a fun trip. If you want to learn more about Mr. Giraud I suggest you follow. This guy has been finding everything Moebius related and throwing it up on his tumbler and I couldn't be happier. Indulge.

Manuel Gottsching -Private Tapes

Really digging this collection lately. A treasure trove of all things Manuel Gottsching. From minimal electronics to hour long Ash Ra Temple Jams and everything in between.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vince Collins - Euphoria

Groovy

Jim Morrison interview - 1970

Prophet of machines or just a lucky junky?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DIEDIEDIE!!! - Wasted Lands

This video is awesome! I love the doodles all over the emulsion. However I'm impartial to the song...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sacred Space – Be at Peace in Yr Head

Fantastic

Julie London - Black Coffee

Sadly there isn't a song entitled "12AM, vanilla bean iced coffee from 7-11", so this will have to do. What-a-babe.

POSH! THE PRINCE - RE-BOKK ROBOT

This is cold & slimy...

Bird Box UFO

This is what its gonna be like when they come here for realz ya'll.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Umbra - Malcolm Sutherland

Umbra (HD - 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Abby

Blaxploitation rip off of the exorcist....



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Creep - Days

The music is pretty good, the video is amazing!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cycles

Made my Saturday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

San Francisco Treats

San Fran is having a little music scene going on. These bands seemed to be garage rock informed but with a thick layer of reverb smeared everywhere. Here are some of the highlights. Is it gonna get a buzz worthy name?

WEEKEND



TY SEGALL



THEE OH SEES



THE FRESH & ONLYS



THE DRUMS


THE ROYAL BATHS


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Schizo

Richard Pinhas's (of Heldon fame) experimental French rock band Schizo. They released this 7'ncher and dats it! Sounds like a weirder, funkier, Hawkwind. Supa cool!



Bob Seger System - 2+2

Who knew boring ass Bob Seger wrote a badass garage rock Vietnam protest song. Fantastic!

THE UNRELATED SEGMENTS WHERE YOU GONNA GO?

Dance you monkey, dance!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Purling Hiss


Purling Hiss, a Philly psych band, is the side project of Michael Polizze of Birds of Maya and will melt your face off while its doing your woman, man. With two albums under his belt, Purling Hiss is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands and feels like a middle finger to the "beats and keyboards" indie world that seems to never want to be anything but of the moment.
Purling Hiss's debut album bashes your ear holes with enough crunchy, searing, hot metal, guitar jams that they may just melt off in the ensuing chaos. With songs like "Almost Washed My Hair" your speakers bleed! Its the sonic equivalent of a nasty scrape on your knee when you wreck your bike and your mom makes you take a bath. That shit STINGS. Do you get out of the tub? No! You endure it you sadomasochistic fuck!
With so much white hot guitar soloing all over this album, its as if Iggy Pop said to James Williamson during the recording of the Raw Power album " Keep playing that same riff till your fingers fall off, you monkey" and than yelped through delays like a horny mutant. This is raw, dirty, grimy, with a thick layer of sleaze and man do I love it.
Their second album, "Public Service Announcement" is just as good and seems slightly informed by fellow Phillybilly Kurt Vile. Things have been tuned down a bit but still remain vibrant and energetic but now Mr. Polizze has discovered melody. Oh how sweet it is! "Run from the City" is classic rock recorded through broken speakers à la Ariel Pink. In fact the whole album has an Ariel Pink feel to it due to the lofi nature of the recording. The endless phased guitars on"Porch Dude/Slight Return" make for pleasant headphone tripping and " Don't Even Try it" sounds like warbled AM radio pop bliss. "Malice in Wonderland" is Les Rallizes Denudes on downers. Dirgy, phased, distorted guitars to the max, this beast takes you to the 7th layer of hell and leaves you there. The closer " 1976" is an awesome keyboard wasteland with distant drums and a pulsating bassline. Sounds like Radio 4 off of Pil's Metal Box , recorded on a warped cassette tape.
With these two brilliant and diverse records Purling Hiss is setting itself up to be quite a contender in the limp indie rock world. This music has balls and will show them to you.



Purling Hiss - Down on the Delaware River by sarah_sarah_

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tame Impala - Lucidity

Seeing these guys Friday! Hopefully this video doesn't make you sick...

Tonetta

Apparently Johnny Rotten's gay brother makes cool fucked up dance music. May your eyes forgive you. Tonetta!







Piano Tornado

It just keeps getting funnier the longer you watch it...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Screaming Females - I Don't Mind it

Yeah, yeah. I just saw this on Pitchfork. Whatever. But man, Screaming Females, what an awesome find you are! Instantly stuck in my head. Kinda like late 80's early 90's indie rock that hasn't shaken off its post punk roots. Love that bass line digging into the back of my skull, the searing guitar line and the Siouxsie like vocals. Check out this release!

BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE - Talk Loud

Add BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE to bands I''ll be following. This video freaks me out with its fuzzy floating heads against the black void of a broken T.V. trying desperately to get the proper channel out of its long broken rabbit ear antennas. Dig that weirdo, synth, lofi, sound! Reminds me a bit of CCCandy with female vocals. They're releasing a 7'ncher, so ya'll better get that shit before its gone!

Actroid-F

Mark this post as the beginning of the end for humanity as we know it. The Great Robot wars are upon us!



Jesus, look at it blink! Am I the only one that thinks this isn't such a great idea?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Psychomania

Bikers from beyond the grave! I want one of those helmets!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Act Raiser - Ghost Princess

What am I doin? Chilling.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MOON UNIT



Crunchy Ash Ra Temple jams? YES PLEASE! Do your self a fucking favor and pick up Moon Unit's two AMAZING albums: New Sky Dragon and the new one Hell Horse and Heady Stratus.
They will blow you away with their Krautrock infused noise jams that fly off into the deepest parts of the universe. Lose yourself in yourself to blissed out guitar noise, drool inducing keyboard drones and deliciously frantic drumming. I've got these two babies on vinyl and i'm loving every minute of them!



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Grum - Cybernetic

Holy shit! I'm jealous of my eyeballs for seeing this first.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

DEAD GAZE

So I'm working CMJ this year at Cake Shop for only one reason: to film R. Cole Furlow's Dead Gaze. I feel in love with this project after he dropped the tape End Of Days, Why Not You? a little while back. I cant get enough of this weirdo, synthy, alien, middle American, Neofolk, music.
The opener "Back and Forth" reminds me of early Flaming Lips recorded on a VHS tape in your basement. Chugging with simple distortion drenched chords and layered with hazy vocals. A party anthem for the burnt out if you will. "Your Ozzie Face" could only have been recorded in between coasts. Chugging acoustic guitars, a buzzing synth, and floating keys make for a tragic, sad,detached feeling but surprisingly a snug little layer of warmth. Like looking back at your high school years later. The instrumental "Song for RS" with its ethereal synths casts images of longing ghosts wondering in barren corn fields seeking each other but fading upon touch. "Honesty" is down right haunting. I love the lyric and how Furlow whines out "You don't know what its like to be honest now". Like a midwest skater kid crying at the end of a bong wishing his girlfriend would come back. Sounds silly but surprisingly heartfelt and emotional.
I think Furlow's music has a little similarity with Neon Indian and Kurt Vile but has carved out a little place for himself to stand apart and have his own sound. I can't wait to see how all this music is brought together live!

DEAD GAZE - Back and Forth from DEAD GAZE on Vimeo.

The Incredible Melting Man Incredibly Melts

Pretty much allllll that happens in this flick, but that's why I love it. You can really MST the hell outa this one.

Kurt Vile - Overnight Religion

I need to finally catch one of his shows.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Broadcast and The Focus Group investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age

This mini album came out last year and I could shoot my self for not picking up the LP (Its since become a rarity). I have been utterly fascinated by the music. It's like Broadcast went back in time and started working for the BBC Radiophonic workshop with Daphne Oram at the controls. A truly wondrous and remarkable little record that makes for a perfect autumns day.




Monday, September 27, 2010

From Left to Right - Ivan Maximov

Weirdo Russian animation. Great soundtrack.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moscow-Cassiopeia (1973), In den Kosmosby East-German Stern Combo Meißen (1978)

East German music over a Russian sci fi movie from 1973. Gonna have to watch this one on youtube.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Party Trash

Fucking awesome music. What this blog is all about sharing.









Horse MacGyver (///▲▲▲\\\)

Horrible name. Great music...




HORSE MACGYVER (///▲▲▲\\\) - rub from fsck. on Vimeo.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tandoori Knights

Someone tell me why Khan isn't in da moving pictures yet?





Saturday, August 7, 2010

oOoOO - Seaww



Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

NEU! Crazy 86

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Whooooooooooooo0o0o0o0oosh

NEU! - Hero - Live 74

NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!NEU!

JUST ANOTHER HERO, FUCK ANOTHER HERO

TOBACCO

Get this. It'll rule your life.




Sunday, July 25, 2010

FORBIDDEN WORLD 1982

Aguirre, the Wrath of God - 1972

Simply an amazing achievement. Love that doom laden score by Popol Vuh!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Omon Ra II


Omon Ra II is my new obsession. I discovered them after getting the split they did with Dirty Beaches and have been in L-O-V-E ever since. They sound like High Rise and The Stooges got in a street fight with The Rolling Stones during a gang bang with Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley. Yeah, this shit is outa sight and seeped in some serious distortion but with grooves and hooks that sink in and strangle you for the rest of your mother fucking life. This is the kinda music that makes me want to punch a random stranger in the face and say Fuck YEAH! Listen and worship at the temple of Omon Ra II!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Aphrodite's Child - End Of The World (Live)

This is fantastic.

Aphrodite`s Child - The Four Horsemen

Bought this a ways back. Heard this played in a coffee shop the other day. Forgot i had this...

DIRTY BEACHES TRUE BLUE

Lynchian for sure

Interview John Dwyer

JOHN DWYER - "Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie"

Love this guys work.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Drink to Me - B1

Some serious warped pop kraut from Italy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Savage Rose - Evenings Child

I love when Swedish psych bands play country...

The Manitou 1978

The head coming out of the black ooze scares the bejeezus outa me. Great Native American themed supernatural spookfest!

Mr. Freedom - Klein 1969

This is what I say to myself in the mirror every morning. Yeah that's Serge Gainsbourg playing the piano... loved this movie!

Stalker - Tarkovsky 1979

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ron Hays Music Image demo



Delta 1 by Ron Hays

Speed 1980

Film by Philip Hopper Music by Alan Brown Mix by Geoff Alderman from California Images: HiFi For The Eyes



Snow Canon 1981

Cyber People - Void Vision

Wednesday, April 21, 2010