An almost weekly assortment of musical oddities purchased by or given to POF.
The ALIENS – LUNA (birdman) – Formed by three founding members of defunct UK experimental folk-rock-electronic act, The Beta Band. The Aliens are described as “psychedelically inclined rock and acid dipped electronics”. Check out their site and their label, Pet Rock Records.
APHEX TWIN – Unreleased Promo Dec ’04 (no label!) – A typical mysterious release from electronic music pioneer, Richard D. James. Silver label on vinyl with Aphex Twin sticker on white cardboard sleeve. Hand-numbered out of 500. No other information, except: 4 tracks for a total of 21 minutes.
COACHWHIPS/INTELLIGENCE – Split 7″ (omnibus) – Heavyweight vinyl. Side-A is The Coachwhips “Ringing the Chowbell” and “Brains Out”, side-B is The Intelligence vs. Karate Party.
EAGLE TWIN – The Unkindness of Crows (southern lord) – Brian in Maleveller swears this is good.
FERGUS & GERONIMO – Blind Muslim Girl 7″ (tic tac totally) – The Second 7″ from Dentron vintage pop duo, which features Andrew from Teenage Cool Kids and Jason of Wax Museums. Order direct to receive a ‘gold’ 45 version, although, in person it appears to be yellow. Here is an mp3 from the First single on Woodsist, “Harder Than It’s Ever Been” via cat bird seat.
GIRLS – Lust for Life 7″ (true panther sounds) – I have mentioned this before: True Panther Sounds is a new boutique label from Matador Records; they have music from Hunx & His Punx and Lemonade coming out. This is a re-issued single for Lust for Life, but with a new B-side, “Life in San Francisco”. Mp3 of “Lust for Life” via Matador.
JACUZZI BOYS/WOVEN BONES – Split 7′ (needless) – The first release by Needless Records features Austin band Woven Bones (guitar/organ/drums/vocals) and Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys.
JAPANDROIDS – Post-Nothing 12″ (unfamiliar) – Courtesy of Unfamiliar Records, out of Canada, is a rare red vinyl edition of the Japandroids debut full-length Post-Nothing. Sign up for the mailing list to try your chance at winning this in an upcoming newsletter. Email email@example.com
The PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Higher Than The Stars (slumberland) – 5 song ep on CD, but only 4 if you get the vinyl. Features remix by Saint Etienne.
TY SEGALL/MIKAL CRONIN – Pop Songs ep 7″ (goodbye boozy) – Italian garage/punk label issues Ty Segall’s third split record this year; the first was a Telephone Explosion 12″ with BLACK TIME and then a Woodsist 7″ with Thee Oh Sees. Limited to a pressing of 300.
KURT VILE – He’s Alright 7″ (matador) – “Philly’s constant hitmaker’s” debut single for Matador Records. Features 3 tracks on light blue vinyl. Free with pre-order of Childish Prodigy from Matador.
WATER FALLS – Sleep Experts (self) – CDr from Dallas experimental outfit, featuring members of The Theater Fire and Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things. Seven somber songs supply an atmospheric background for an East Asian trance in a span of 45 minutes. I wish the songs had bled together, otherwise this is worth checking out. Will be released on colored vinyl by Mis Ojos Discos in February.